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Monday, August 15th, 2022

Night closures scheduled at exits

Glasgow Exits of Louie B Nunn Cumberland Parkway are scheduled for night closures this week as work continues on a pavement rehabilitation project in Barren and Metcalfe Counties.  Closures began Sunday night and will continue through Thursday between 7pm and 7am.  The schedule affects Exit 11 at US 31E and Exit 14 at KY 90. Various on and off ramps will be blocked for paving.  Motorists should be prepared to utilize other Glasgow exits around these closures to get to their destinations.  Work is weather dependent.

-Tonight at Exit 14, the eastbound ramp onto the parkway and the westbound off ramp to KY 90 will be closed.  At Exit 11, the westbound ramp onto the parkway and the eastbound off ramp to US 31E will be closed.

-On Tuesday night at Exit 14, the eastbound ramp onto the parkway and the westbound off ramp to KY 90 will be closed once again.  At Exit 11, the eastbound ramp onto the parkway and the westbound off ramp to US 31E will be closed.

-On Wednesday night at Exit 14, the westbound ramp onto the parkway and the eastbound off ramp to KY 90 will be closed.  At Exit 11, the eastbound ramp onto the parkway and the westbound off ramp to US 31E will be closed once again.

-Thursday night at Exit 14, the westbound ramp onto the parkway and the eastbound off ramp to KY 90 will be closed.

 

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Monday, August 15th, 2022

Injury crash involving utility vehicles

There has been another serious injury crash involving utility vehicles in Green County.  The collision marks the second within the past month on public streets.  Police say the Friday afternoon wreck on Holly Grove Church Road involved an ATV and a UTV which struck each other head-on.  Three people were air-lifted to U of L Hospital and one was taken to Jane Todd Crawford Hospital.  Police say the injured are juveniles.  On July 30th, an ATV operated by a 31-year-old man crashed on Ward Ridge Road.

 

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Monday, August 15th, 2022

Dead bull causes disease concern

A dead bull in Hart County has caused concern with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. State Veterinarian Dr. Katie Flynn says the animal fell ill and died from a variance of Theileria carried by the Asian Longhorned Tick. Two herds in the state have been confirmed infected, including another from Fleming County. Theileria causes severe anemia in cattle as well as abortions, stillbirths, weakness, reluctance to walk and death since it infects red and white blood cells. Physical symptoms in cattle include pale mucus membranes, high fever and elevated heart and respiratory rates. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture says once an animal is infected with Theileria, it becomes a carrier and can spread it to other cattle in the herd. There is no current approved treatment or vaccine for the disease. Ag officials say this makes prevention, such as tick control measures, extremely important. On a public health note, officials say the disease cannot be spread to humans through contact and will not cause illness in humans consuming meat from affected animals, provided meat is properly cooked.

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Monday, August 15th, 2022

Car crashes into Grayson County home

A car crashed into a home along US 62 near Clarkson early Saturday morning in Grayson County after the driver experienced a medical emergency. Just after 2am, police and EMS were dispatched to 5400 Elizabethtown Road and found a Nissan Altima lodged between a tree and the residence. The vehicle exited the roadway eastbound and traveled through several yards, fences and vegetation before striking the bedroom of the house. Three people were inside the home but were not injured. The unidentified driver was the only occupant of the car and was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center. No charges are expected related to the incident.

 

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Friday, August 12th, 2022

Intoxicated woman arrested after complaint

An intoxicated woman was found lying in a yard nearly naked Wednesday night in Leitchfield. Just after 10pm, police were requested at a location on South English Street where a witness says 34-year-old Alisha Logsdon broke into their greenhouse. As officers responded, Logsdon was seen between Southgate Mall and Five Star along South Main Street. She had left the area by the time officers arrived but was found a short time later in a yard on East Shane Drive. A backpack was located, which Logsdon claimed.  It contained methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Alisha Logsdon is charged with possession of methamphetamine, burglary, attempted burglary, public intoxication, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The attempted burglary charge is a result of video surveillance showing her attempting to break in the home at the same location where she entered the greenhouse. She was arrested and taken to Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, August 12th, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

A first reading was held at Thursday's Hart County Fiscal Court meeting to lower the county's tax rate from 10.3% to 10.1% and to keep the same tangible and motor vehicle tax rates of 12.1%. The rates will become official after approval of a second reading which is expected at the next meeting. In other court business, the jail report indicates 222 inmates. The Sheriff's report says all schools will have a resource officer this year. A check was presented to the court from Hart County Board of Education in the amount of $159,231 to help pay resource officers. Another check was presented in the amount of $1,267 from fees collected at the sheriff's office. The court entered into a purchase agreement with the ambulance service, held a first reading to specify the length of Cane Run Church Road and approved an agreement for work on Cane Run Church Road and Old Cut Road. The court voted to take bids on a 2019 John Deer Tractor. Approval was given for purchasing a tractor from Wright Implement at the state bid price of $65,545.  Larry Bunch was reappointed to the Library Board through 2026 and Tony Roberts was hired as Animal Control Manager at a wage of $17 per hour. Erick Brown was hired as Assistant Animal Control Manager at a wage of $14 per hour and John Freeman was hired as a part-time attendant for Animal Control at a wage of $12 per hour. Ronald Bruntz was hired onto the courthouse maintenance staff at $14 per hour. Bank transfers, budget amendments and other routine business was conducted before adjournment.  The next meeting of Hart County Fiscal Court will be August 25th.

 

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Friday, August 12th, 2022

Police search for fleeing vehicle

Authorities are looking for a vehicle that fled after striking a pedestrian in LaRue County.  Last Friday, Hodgenville Police responded to the parking lot of IGA on Shawnee Drive where the collision occurred.  Security camera photos show the vehicle as a tan or light gold colored four door car but from the distance of observation, photo resolution doesn’t allow for a positive make and model identification.  Witnesses say the driver is a white male with a goatee. He has grey and black hair.  Investigators are asking the public for help in locating the suspect and the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Hodgenville Police at 270-491-5357.

 

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Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Speeding woman arrested on various charges

A woman traveling on I65 at speeds near 100 miles per hour while under the influence remains jailed in Barren County.  Late Monday, a Kentucky State Police Trooper tried to stop 25-year-old Alexandria Susan Kirksey of Wisconsin for speeding and reckless driving. Kirksey did not pull over and was weaving in and out of traffic before exiting the interstate at Park City. She stopped at the Shell Station near the interchange where she refused police instructions to exit her vehicle. She was described by the attending officer as belligerent and restless. After eventually getting out of her vehicle, she told police she had not slept for several days and had taken various drugs. Two juveniles, ages eight and fourteen, were also inside the vehicle and were turned over to protective custody. A search turned up marijuana, a pill bottle with an unknown substance in it and various edibles. Kirksey is facing charges that include driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of various controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, wanton endangerment, endangering the welfare of minors, no seatbelt usage, driving on a suspended or revoked license, no registration, failure to transfer a vehicle, excessive speeding and several other violations related to events leading up to the eventual traffic stop. She is scheduled to appear before a judge in Glasgow.

 

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Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Wife of public affairs officer dies

Condolences continue to pour in from the community for a public affairs officer with Elizabethtown Police whose wife was killed in a Sunday incident at the Bardstown airport. After flying from Elizabethtown as a passenger, 37-year-old Feleshia Denham exited the aircraft to switch seats and walked into a spinning propeller. Feleshia Denham was the wife of Chris Denham, who is a recognizable figure with Elizabethtown Police as one of their officers frequently seen in the department’s highly regarded social media content. Over 2,000 comments have been added in support of the Denham family on the EPD Facebook page.

 

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Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Hart County I65 pavement preservation project

The I65 pavement preservation project through Hart County has been set back slightly due to continuous rounds of rain over the past few weeks. Crews are utilizing lane closures to put down a thin-lay application of asphalt to extend life of the road surface before it deteriorates from good condition. Long term cost savings of a thin-lay are significant versus a typical milling and resurfacing contract once pavement conditions become poor. Crews began the thin-lay application back on July 20th and have completed the inside lane for both northbound and southbound.  The project stretches from Cave City to Munfordville. Paving is currently taking place on the adjacent southbound lane. Motorists should be prepared for varying lane closures and slow traffic around work zone operations.

 

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Public input encouraged for industrial area

Members of the community have an opportunity to help plan for the future by offering input and feedback on improvements of KY 1136 on the south side of the developing industrial area in southern Hardin County. A public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, from 5pm - 7pm (Eastern Time) at the old East Hardin Middle School Gym in Glendale. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will present alternatives for improving the road from US 31W to KY 1868 along the south boundary of the Blue Oval/SK building site. The incoming workforce will place increased demand on surrounding roads. While the industrial site’s main entrance is along KY 222 at the Glendale interstate interchange, an entrance along KY 1136 will be an increasing need to help relieve some of that demand. Currently, KY 1136 will not support high volumes or truck traffic. Some form of widening the roadway and improving curves will address these concerns. At Thursday’s meeting, representatives from KYTC will be on hand to gather feedback and address questions.

 

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

DUI driver runs into Dollar Store building

A suspected drunk driver ran into the Dollar General building on US 31W just south of Glasgow near Haywood on Tuesday afternoon. Significant damage occurred to outside coolers and a wall but no one was physically injured. Multiple units from Glasgow Police responded along with fire department and EMT personnel. Witnesses say the driver, who is identified as 32-year-old James David Storms, exhibited erratic behavior, harassed customers, collided with another vehicle and intentionally struck the building. He was arrested. The store remains closed due to damage. Tuesday night, a spokesperson with Barren County Detention Center confirmed Storms is jailed in the facility and is booked on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol with aggravating circumstances, criminal mischief and failure to produce proof of and maintain required insurance.

 

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Construction work on KY 218 connection

As you travel KY 218 near the I-65 interchange in Horse Cave, you may have noticed construction work on the south side of the road, opposite of Love's. The entrance and curb for a new Thornton's Travel Center has been poured but additional work to construct the facility is yet to be scheduled. A construction permit/bond for road access was coming up on expiration, requiring the entrance to be built now or face a new approval process. With the connection to KY 218 constructed, it is unclear how long it will be before additional work takes place to build the travel center.

 

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Smiths Grove man arrested on assault charges

A Smith’s Grove man has been arrested for assaulting a woman in LaRue County. Hodgenville Police and Kentucky State Police responded to an address on Vaughn Avenue Tuesday night after 42-year-old Justin Poe locked himself inside the residence and refused to exit after allegedly committing the domestic assault. Police forced their way in and took Poe into custody without further incident. Charges include domestic assault with visible injury and disorderly conduct. Justin Poe was taken to LaRue County Detention Center where he was also served warrants from Warren and Edmonson Counties for failure to appear in court.

 

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Edmonson County Fiscal Court meeting

A neighboring county’s contract with Hart County Jail to house inmates will be renewed. At Edmonson County’s Fiscal Court Meeting on Monday, a bid of $45 per day per inmate was accepted. The renewal comes as Edmonson, Butler and Ohio Counties continue to explore the option of combining to build a regional jail facility, likely in Morgantown. Judge Executive Will Cannon recommended acceptance of the bid, saying Hart County Jail is the most efficient option and continuing to send inmates to Munfordville will save Edmonson County money in the long run.

 

Edmonson County Fiscal Court also held discussion Monday regarding the current contract with Scott Waste. Given the high number of complaints among residents, magistrates are somewhat divided on whether or not to continue giving the company time to resolve service issues. After multiple comments, the court agreed to gather more information about available options for waste management and tabled a renewal decision until the next fiscal court meeting.

 

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Glasgow burglar located and arrested

A homeowner used a handgun to force a burglar away from a residence in Glasgow Sunday night. Just before 10:00 p.m., police were called to a location on North Jackson Highway to investigate. The male homeowner, who is not identified, told officers he was awakened by the burglar in a nearby bedroom and went to investigate, taking the firearm for protection. The homeowner found 27-year-old Michael Benjamin Groce in the residence and held him at gunpoint. Groce identified himself to the homeowner, saying his name and where he lived. Groce was told by the homeowner to drop his weapon and leave. Groce complied and was located a few hours later at Five-Star on Happy Valley Road where he was taken into custody.  At the residence, investigators found two handguns and ammunition, along with a backpack and tools used to gain entry. Groce is booked at Barren County Detention Center on charges of 1st degree burglary and contempt of court.  He has court dates scheduled for August 11th and August 15th.

 

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Road rage incident in Cave City

A motorist flashed a gun at another driver early Saturday in Cave City in what police are calling a road rage incident. Officers made contact with both motorists at Ace Hardware on KY 90 just east of the intersection with US 31W. Investigation revealed a handgun under the passenger seat of a truck driven by 21-year-old Sammie Mitchell of Glasgow. The gun was in a holster and did not have any ammunition in the chamber. Occupants of an SUV say Mitchell pointed the firearm at their vehicle while traveling on KY 90. Mitchell was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of wanton endangerment. He was released Sunday and was scheduled to appear in court Monday. Records show the status of Mitchell’s case as guilty.

 

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Man fabricates murder story

A woman reported to police in Grayson County early Sunday morning that a man told her he killed someone and disposed of the body in a pond. A Grayson County Deputy responded to a location on Bloomington Road along with Kentucky State Police and then searched the pond which is near Anneta Fire Department but found nothing suspicious. Officers interviewed 59-year-old Richard Scott, who is identified as the man who made the murder claim. Scott admitted to making up the story. A search of his residence revealed methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Richard Scott was taken to Grayson County Detention Center and booked on charges of possession charges. No charges are currently listed in jail records related to fabrication of the murder story.

 

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Monday, August 8th, 2022

President, first lady & governor visit Eastern Ky

The president and first lady will be in Eastern Kentucky today, visiting families affected by flooding.  Joe and Jill Biden will join Governor Beshear to survey recovery efforts.  The death count from Eastern Kentucky floods remains at 37 across five counties. “Kentucky State Police” is still reporting two missing persons.  The Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund is now over $3.6 million.  Some of those funds have already been dispersed to pay for funerals for flood victims.

 

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Monday, August 8th, 2022

Search continues for work release inmate

The search is still on for an inmate who walked off a work release assignment in Barren County on Friday morning.  Just before noon, 33-year-old Donald Shelton left a location on Hiseville-Park Road and hasn't been located. He is described as five feet - eight inches in height, weighing 135 pounds and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a neon green Barren County Detention Center shirt. Shelton was serving time for wanton endangerment, fleeing police and bail jumping. Anyone with information on Donald Shelton's location should contact law enforcement, immediately.

 

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Monday, August 8th, 2022

Escaped inmate captured

The inmate who escaped from Hart County Jail on Friday was located just a few hours later. Jailer Israel Bergenson posted a social media video alerting the public that Jeremy Smith was on the loose, warning locals to be sure homes and cars were secure. Around 10pm, Horse Cave and Munfordville Police located and captured Smith. He was taken back to Hart County Jail and faces new charges related to the escape. Jeremy Smith, who is from Louisville, was originally booked at the jail for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

 

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Monday, August 8th, 2022

Convicted Georgia felon jailed in Glasgow

A convicted felon from Georgia was jailed early Friday morning in Glasgow.  Police made a traffic stop late Thursday night for a suspended registration plate along Columbia Avenue. After initially being given false information, police identified the driver as 25-year-old Priest Thompson-Symonds of Atlanta, who is flagged as a convicted felon. A strong odor of marijuana was detected and occupants of the vehicle were asked to get out. Marijuana and a loaded handgun were located inside.  Priest Thompson-Symonds was arrested and charged with giving an officer false identifying Information and for being in possession of a handgun as a convicted felon. He was booked at Barren County Detention Center with a $2,500 bond and released Friday afternoon.  He is scheduled to appear in court on August 29th.

 

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Friday, August 5th, 2022

Motorcycle driver arrested after traffic stop

A traffic stop of a motorcycle Thursday ended up with the driver being taken to jail. Hodgenville Police pulled 27-year-old Seth Brown of Buffalo over along South Lincoln Boulevard and discovered drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine. A citation indicates Brown does not possess a motorcycle license. He was taken to LaRue County jail and booked on corresponding drug possession charges and for driving with out the proper license.

 

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Friday, August 5th, 2022

Search continues for Metcalfe County man

The search is still active 35-year-old Corey Hart.  Metcalfe County Emergency Management Director Emory Kidd says authorities have no leads regarding his disappearance and current location.  Hart left his residence along Breeding Road in Metcalfe County on July 7th and hasn't been seen since.  He is described as white, 5-feet 9-inches and weighing 180 pounds. He has dark blonde hair and blue eyes.  Kidd continues to ask anyone with information which may help locate Corey Hart to contact the Metcalfe Sheriff’s Office at 270-432-3041.

 

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Friday, August 5th, 2022

New manufacturer locating in Elizabethtown

Industrial development resulting from Blue Oval-SK's facility in Glendale continues with another announcement of a supporting manufacturer locating in Elizabethtown. Officials announced Thursday afternoon that LOTTE Group will develop a $239 Million facility which is expected to bring 122 jobs to the area. The company will provide cathode aluminum foil used in electric vehicle batteries. Cathode foil is one of four major components of lithium-ion batteries.

Company leaders anticipate demand for the material will increase by an average of 32% percent annually through 2030. The Hardin County operation, located on 40 acres in T.J. Patterson Industrial Park, will be the first aluminum foil facility located in the United States and is expected to begin operation in 2025.

LOTTE Group was founded in 1967 and is based in South Korea, with over 90 business units employing more than 80,000 people. Those 90 units serve a broad range of industries, including hospitality, financial services, food manufacturing, entertainment, industrial chemicals and aluminum manufacturing, among others.

 

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Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Complaint leads to drug arrest

Drugs were found at a residence in Glasgow when police responded to a complaint Tuesday. Officers received consent to search the location on Grandview Avenue and found marijuana, methamphetamine and a glass pipe. Charged in connection to the findings are 41-year-old Kachina Price and 45-year-old Hansford McCourt. Both are charged with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They were taken to Barren County Detention Center. Price is jailed with a $2500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court today. McCourt is also facing probation violations. He is set to appear in court today and again on August 8th.

 

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Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Burglary arrest in Metcalfe County

Edmonton Police arrested a man Tuesday in connection to a burglary and theft. Jail records show 30-year-old Angus Ray Clover is being held with $10,000 total bond.  He is booked at Barren County Detention Center on charges of burglary, theft by unlawful taking, criminal mischief and fleeing police on foot. Clover is scheduled to appear in court August 10th

 

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Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force

Kentucky’s Attorney General announced a bipartisan coalition of 50 attorneys general in forming an Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force. The nationwide task force will combat robocalls by investigating and taking legal action against telecommunications companies responsible for allowing foreign robocalls into the United States.

In 2021, scam robocalls resulted in an estimated $29.8 million in losses nationwide. Over 33 million scam robocalls are made to Americans every day. Most robocalls, which are used to perpetrate scams, originate overseas. These overseas callers gain access to the U.S. telephone network through Gateway providers. While these providers are responsible for ensuring the traffic is legal, Attorney General Daniel Cameron says many are not taking sufficient action to stop robocall traffic.

The Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force will focus on tracking down those companies which do not take steps to appropriately mitigate scam robocalls. He says these efforts are essential in helping to reduce the number of robocalls that Kentuckians receive.

Scams can be reported to the Attorney General’s office at ag.ky.gov/scams or by calling 888-432-9257.

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Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Ky 436 being resurfaced soon

A two mile stretch of KY 436 (Hundred Acre Pond Road) will soon be resurfaced here in Hart County.  This week, preliminary work is taking place as crews repair base failures in advance of laying new asphalt. The section to be resurfaced extends from Bunnell Crossing just west of Pascal to the intersection with KY 88 at Monroe. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic around work crew operations.  Motorists should use additional caution when traveling in the area and be prepared for stopped traffic ahead.

 

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Online yard sale ad of baby is hoax

An online yard sale ad which features a picture of a newborn baby is a hoax or scam, according to police.  “Hodgenville Online Yard Sale” is a community Facebook page allowing posts of lost, found, for sale and giveaway items. The newborn ad appeared Tuesday morning on the page asking for help in identifying the baby.  The ad claims the child was found by police, sparking several calls to LaRue County authorities. A spokesperson with Hodgenville Police says no baby was found and warned citizens against contacting the account responsible for making the post.  Similar ads have shown up in other community forums around the area. Authorities remind folks to always be skeptical of non-local accounts posting on local forums and to always contact police about stolen items or other posts that may involve potential criminal activity instead of reaching out to a posting individual directly.

 

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Grayson County pursuit ends in arrest

A vehicle fleeing from police in Southeastern Grayson County along KY 88 reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour on Monday night. A pursuit began in Clarkson when Police Chief Buck Meredith attempted to stop a Nissan SUV on South Patterson Street. The driver, later identified as 47-year-old Robert Bradley, accelerated and turned onto KY 88, heading east. As the pursuit approached Grayson Springs Road, Chief Meredith decelerated in the interest of public safety and lost sight of the fleeing vehicle. Grayson County Deputies began patrolling adjacent roads and found the SUV parked in a driveway along Saint Augustine Church Road. Robert Bradley was located as officers searched the vicinity of the vehicle. He was arrested and taken to Grayson County Detention Center where he is booked on charges of wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, possession of a controlled substance (unspecified) and his third offence of driving on a DUI suspended license.

 

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Girl dies during camping trip in Smokies

A 7-year-old girl died last week when a tree fell on her family’s tent while camping in the Smokies.  Emergency responders were called in the early morning hours on Wednesday to Elkmont Campground between Gatlinburg and Townsend inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A press release from the National Park Service says the tree was a Red Maple approximately two-feet diameter. The girl’s father and two siblings were also in the tent but were not injured. The release says the family is from Georgia.

 

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Three inmates booked at Hart County Jail

Three inmates were booked Monday at Hart County Jail. --- 35-year-old Justin Srygler, whose address is listed as Upton, was taken into custody by Simpson County Sheriff’s Deputies and charged with second degree escape and second degree promoting contraband.  --- 35-year-old Lori Lindsey, whose address is listed as Clarkson, is booked as a controlled intake and faces several drug and traffic related charges from Kentucky State Police, Glasgow Police and Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department. --- And, 24-year-old Jesse Hawkins, whose address is listed as Cub Run, was taken into custody by Munfordville Police for failure to appear in court.

 

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Drug arrest in Grayson County

A Grayson County Roadblock at the intersection of KY 88 and US 62 Friday evening resulted in the discovery of drugs and the arrest of a Clarkson man.  Police found 54-year-old Edward Scott in possession of more than 40 grams of methamphetamine, several hundred dollars in cash and paraphernalia commonly used in the distribution and sale of narcotics. Scott was taken to Grayson County Detention Center and booked on charges of trafficking in and possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to maintain insurance.

 

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Greensburg man injured in ATV crash

An ATV crash near Mt. Sherman in Green County late Saturday injured a Greensburg man. According to a police report, 31-year-old Chaney Richardson was traveling on Ward Ridge Road and ran off the pavement’s edge and overturned down an embankment. Richardson was taken to Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injures.

 

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Glasgow traffic stop leads to arrest

A weekend traffic stop on Pritchardsville Road led to the arrest of 59-year-old Robert Fields of Glasgow.  After being pulled over by Glasgow Police, it was discovered Fields had five outstanding warrants. A sobriety test indicated he was intoxicated at the time. A search of the vehicle turned up a glass pipe, methamphetamine and marijuana. Fields was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of careless driving, operating on a suspended or revoked license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, possession of both methamphetamine and marijuana as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Flags at half-staff Monday

Flags are at half-staff in Kentucky through sundown this coming Monday.  Governor Andy Beshear issued an order Monday for all state office buildings to lower their flags in honor of Kentuckians lost to or impacted by Eastern Kentucky Floods. Individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the commonwealth are encouraged to participate by doing the same.

 

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Arrests made in Hodgenville

Police serving an arrest warrant at a residence on an individual in Hodgenville Friday discovered drugs and located another person with outstanding warrants. Upon arrival at the location on Phillips Lane, police made contact with 54-year-old Karen Alvey who is the subject of the warrant. Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of methamphetamine. While officers were at the residence, a male subject was hiding and attempted to leave by jumping out of a second story window. After a brief foot chase, he was arrested. When questioned, the man provided police with a relative’s name but was later identified as 53-year-old John Aubrey of Elizabethtown. He was served outstanding warrants for failure to appear and violation of parole and is additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, fleeing on foot, theft of identity, criminal mischief and theft of a registration plate decal. Karen Alvey was served outstanding warrants and charged with possession of marijuana and hindering apprehension. Alvey was taken to LaRue County Jail. Aubrey was transported to Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained after jumping from the second floor. He was taken to LaRue County Jail after being released from the hospital.

 

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Monday, August 1st, 2022

Popular summertime event canceled due to COVID-19

Camp John Currie has been canceled after a COVID-19 case among staff members of the camp. This makes the third year the camp program will not be held. The staff is continuing to follow the established CDC guidelines for close contact exposures. The camp is hosted each summer in Marshall County by The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. All registration fees are expected to be refunded to the credit card used to pay for conservation camp registration.  For more information, please contact the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Information Center at 1 (800) 858-1549.

 

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Friday, July 29th, 2022

Murder In Hart County (With Updates)
6am Monday 8/1/2022 Update: Third Arrest Made


On Sunday, July 31st, 2022, Kentucky State Police located and arrested a third individual in connection with the murder of Robert W. Myers. Dale E. Hodge (65), of Elizabethtown, was charged with murder (complicity) and lodged in the Hardin County Jail.


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8am Sunday 7/31/2022 Update: Arrests have taken place.
 

On Saturday July 30th, 2022, Kentucky State Police located the U-haul truck involved in Friday's murder in Hart County. KSP later located and arrested Cecil Daniels (21), of Elizabethtown and Brandon M. Hodge (31), of Elizabethtown in connection with the murder of Robert W. Myers. Both Daniels and Hodge have been charged with murder and will be lodged in the Hart County Jail. The investigation continues and no other information is available for release at this time.
 

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11am Saturday 7/30/2022 Update: Released Information From KSP


On Friday evening, July 29th just before 6:00 PM, KSP Post 3 was requested by the Hart County Sheriff's Office to conduct a death investigation in northern Hart County along KY 357. Hart County deputies responded to 10070 Hammonsville Road and located a deceased male in a yard near the residence.


KSP uniformed troopers and detectives responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation has revealed Robert W. Myers (78), confronted three white male suspects actively taking items from a residence Myers owned. The confrontation lead to Myers sustaining multiple gunshot wounds, contributing to his death. Robert Myers was pronounced deceased on scene by the Hart County Coroner’s Office. Three male suspects were observed leaving the scene in a light colored U-haul truck traveling north on KY 357 in Hart County.


Kentucky State Police is requesting that anyone with any information or leads concerning the death of Robert W. Myers to contact Detective Courtney Milam with KSP Post 3 at the following number: (270) 782-2010.
The ongoing investigation is being led by Detective Milam. Detective Milam was assisted by the Hart County Sheriff’s Office, Linwood Fire Department, Bonnieville Fire Department and the Hart County Coroner’s Office.

 

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10am Saturday 7/30/2022 Update: Search for suspects is still on. Here is a security camera photo released from Kentucky State Police of the suspect vehicle. Anyone with information on the suspects or the vehicle should contact police immediately. Name of the deceased and additional investigation info has not been officially released.

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10:20pm Update: KY 357 is now open to traffic.

 

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8:30pm Update KY 357 Murder Investigation in Hart County: Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson tells us suspects fled and were possibly last seen in LaRue county. He adds there is no immediate danger to the local public. KSP has told media outlets they are searching for a white U-Haul pickup truck (not a box moving truck) and three white male suspects who were/are in the truck. Anyone with information on the truck or suspects should call 911. KY 357 remains closed as indicated in the original post below.

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BREAKING: KY 357 in Hart County is closed due to a police investigation from W. Druen Road to Gaddie Cemetery Road. There is no local traffic allowed between these two detour points. Duration of the closure is unknown. This is related to an earlier public alert related to a shooting in the area. Details will be updated as they are OFFICIALLY released.

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Friday, July 29th, 2022

Charges filed in deadly I-75 crash

Charges have been filed in a deadly crash on I-75 in Southeastern Kentucky we told you about earlier this week.  Police say 21-year-old Joshua Poore, of California, was drunk at the time he drove his pickup the wrong way on the interstate near London and collided with a car, killing three people. Poore suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was released from UK Medical Center in Lexington on Wednesday. He was taken back to Laurel County and booked on three counts of murder. Police released surveillance video obtained from a nearby weigh station that caught Poore’s vehicle on camera driving the wrong way on I-75.  Multiple calls were received by dispatch from other drivers just before the crash.

 

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Friday, July 29th, 2022

Drug arrest in Glasgow

Glasgow Police arrested a man on drug charges following a Thursday traffic stop along South Broadway Street.  An officer made contact with 21-year-old Antre Devon Davidson and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A field sobriety test indicates he was impaired and a search revealed drug paraphernalia, digital scales and marijuana. Antre Devon Davidson, who is from Bowling Green, was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of reckless driving, operating a vehicle under the influence, no license in his possession, failure to maintain insurance, possession of drug paraphernalia and trafficking in marijuana. This is his 2nd trafficking charge.  He is jailed with a $5,000 bond and has a court date set for August 4th.

 

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Friday, July 29th, 2022

Hart County's Unemployment rate slightly lower

Hart County's unemployment rate is nearly a point lower, coming in at 4.5% compared to 5.4% a year ago.  Kentucky's Education and Labor Cabinet released statistics Thursday for the month of June. The rate fell in 119 counties between June of 2021 and June 2022. It stayed the same in one county. There were no counties with an increase.

Oldham County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the commonwealth at 3.1%.

Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 12.1%.

Statewide, the number stands at 4.2% for June 2022, compared to 3.8% for the nation.

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Friday, July 29th, 2022

"Be a Fraud Fighter" initiative

Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Tuesday his Office of Senior Protection has launched an awareness campaign to protect Kentucky consumers from financial losses associated with scams and fraud.

The initiative, called “Be a Fraud Fighter,” empowers Kentuckians to put a stop to scams and Cameron says it has a dual purpose. It puts scammers on notice that their actions will not be tolerated in the Commonwealth, and it arms Kentuckians with the information needed to report and avoid scams.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers capitalized on the circumstances surrounding the global health crisis, including isolation and increased time online, to carry out scams. According to Cameron’s office, In 2021 alone, Kentuckians reported a 135 percent increase in financial losses associated with scams, compared to the same period during the previous year.

 

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Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Head-on collision in Hart County

A head-on collision about three miles from of Munfordville Wednesday blocked KY 88 for about two and a half hours.  Preliminary indications show a driver ran off the road, overcorrected and traveled into the path of an on-coming vehicle. Police conducted a reconstruction before cleanup took place. The collision was just west of Logsdon Valley Road. Names and updated conditions of those involved are not officially available.

 

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Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Glasgow Police searching for teenage mom and infant

Investigators with Glasgow Police are asking for help in finding a missing teenager and infant. They say 16-year-old Oneyda Martinez, who is described as a Hispanic female, along with her 1 month old child, Jennifer Martinez were last seen Wednesday in the vicinity of Belfast Way.  Martinez was last seen wearing light pink shirt with black leggings. The baby was last seen wearing a blue long sleeve shirt and black pants. Anyone with information is asked to contact Glasgow Police at 270-651-6165.

 

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Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Monkeypox case confirmed in Barren River District

Barren River District Health Department sent a media release Wednesday, announcing the first locally confirmed case of Monkeypox. They are emphasizing that risk to the general public remains low. Identity and location of the case are not being released due to privacy restrictions. Officials say the patient remains isolated and they are working to identify those the patient may have contacted.  To prevent infection, health department officials ask individuals to be aware of risks and how monkeypox spreads. Person-to-person transmission is possible either through skin-to-skin contact with body fluids, monkeypox sores or contaminated items, such as bedding and clothing. Prolonged face-to-face contact can also result in transmission.

Monkeypox typically begins with flu-like symptoms, including fever and swelling of lymph nodes about five to 21 days after exposure, followed by a rash or lesions one to three days later. The rash or lesions are often painful and typically begin on the face but may occur on any part of the body.

The illness typically lasts for two to four weeks. People are considered infectious from the time that symptoms start until all scabs from the rash have fallen off and the skin has healed.  

As of July 26, 2022, the CDC reports that 3,591 monkeypox cases have been identified in 24 U.S. states.

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Voters say no to property tax increase

LaRue County voted against a property tax increase on Tuesday.  The "double nickel" tax was originally instituted by the school board this spring to budget for aging buildings and a career center but a petition was presented to bring the issue to a general vote.  A special election was held with 1,087 in favor of the tax and 2,200 against the tax.  Voter turnout was just under 30% which is still higher than turnout for the may primary.  The school board will have another opportunity to increase their funding base through their annual tax adjustment.  That increase has a cap of of 4%. 


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Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Hart County Jail recent bookings

Bookings from Monday and Tuesday at Hart County Jail include the following:

- 34-year-old James Locke, of Edmonton, was arrested by officers with the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Department and is charged with flagrant non-support.

- 32-year-old Matthew Baird, of Bloomington, Indiana, was arrested by officers with the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department.

- 54-year-old Lori Griffin, of Munfordville, was arrested by Munfordville Police and is charged with failure to appear in court.

- 24-year-old Ian Robbins was arrested by officers with the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department.

- 40-year-old Eric Stice, of Bowling Green, was arrested by officers with the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department.

 

Again, these bookings are recorded at Hart County Jail from Monday and Tuesday.


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Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Family Dollar recalls hundreds of products

Family Dollar has begun a nationwide recall of hundreds of over-the-counter products that were stored outside of labeled temperature requirements. These products, all of which are regulated by the FDA, were stored and inadvertently shipped to Family Dollar locations between May 1st and June 10th.  The company has has notified its affected stores, asking them to check their stock immediately and to quarantine and discontinue the sale of any affected product. Customers who bought affected products may return them to the Family Dollar store where they were purchased them without receipt.

An list of affected products is posted on the on the US Food and Drug Administration's website: fda.gov (www.fda.gov/media/160146/download).

To date, Family Dollar has not received any consumer complaints or reports of illness related to any of the hundreds of products that are affected by this recall.

Customers with questions regarding this recall may contact Family Dollar Customer Service at 844-636-7687 between 8am and 4pm. Customers should contact their physician or health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using these products.

 

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Three killed in wrong-way crash

Three people were killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 75 in southeastern Kentucky Monday. A report from the Laurel County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened near Exit 38 at London. A Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by 21-year-old Joshua Poore, of California, was headed north on the southbound side and collided with a Nissan Altima. Three people in the Altima, identified as 25-year-old Aihya Dukes, 25-year-old Kevin Criglear and 25-year-old Deshawn Love -- all from Chicago -- were killed.  The pickup driver was taken to a Lexington hospital for serious but not life-threatening injuries. An investigation is ongoing. It is unclear why Poore was traveling in the wrong direction.  The Laurel County Sheriff's Department says Joshua Poore will face charges related to the crash.

 

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Additional manufacturing development in Glendale

Effects of BlueOval-SK locating in Glendale are showing up in additional manufacturing development. Elizabethtown's City Council was present with a bonds summary Monday evening during a working session.  The summary indicates a $250 million industrial revenue bond for Lotte Aluminum Materials to locate in T. J. Patterson Industrial Park on the southwest side of town.  The company is expected to make products to support operations at the Glendale battery plant. Workings of the bond allow significant tax incentives for the location.  City officials say this bond structure will be set up like nearly all other industrial agreements and the company is on a "fast track" for development.

 

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Multiple court dates for Glasgow man

A man was taken into custody by Glasgow Police on Sunday who has been arrested at least 20 times since 2015. Officers responded to a complaint of a suspicious person at Premier Storage Solutions on Trojan Trail and found 26-year-old Johnathan Meadows inside a storage unit that was not his. After further investigation, Officers determined that Meadows had also stolen a truck from Booths Construction along with a chainsaw and other items. The truck and all of the stolen items were recovered. Meadows is charged with criminal trespassing, burglary, theft by unlawful taking and theft by unlawful taking of an automobile. He is jailed with a $27,000 cash bond and has multiple court dates scheduled into August.  Johnathan Meadows' arrest records date back about eight years on a variety of charges, including multiple counts of public intoxication, failure to appear in court, theft and a drug related offences.

 

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Glasgow Police stopped a vehicle Monday on Happy Valley Road for no tail lights.  Contact was made with the driver, who is identified as 21-year-old Cody DuBree of Glasgow.  After consent was received to search the vehicle, 12 grams of THC oil and a large amount of cash were found.  DuBree was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana, failure to produce an insurance card, having no registration receipt, having no tail lamps, possession of an open alcohol beverage in a motor vehicle, failure to signal and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was released later in the day.  Jail records show a $5,000 bond.

 

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Monday, July 25th, 2022

Larue County voting on new school tax

Neighboring LaRue County residents decide Tuesday whether or not to accept a new school tax. A special election will determine if the school system can add 10 cents per each hundred dollars of assessed property value.

The tax was passed by the school board in early April but a petition meeting requirements to recall the measure was submitted to the county clerk, resulting in the special election. Petitioners say they had no trouble obtaining the number of required signatures.

In putting the tax to scale, the average home property value in LaRue County is around $129,000 which will cost an average homeowner an additional $129 each year.  That breaks down to a budget of just under $11 per month.

The school board holds the position of trying to secure funding needed for aging buildings and the possibility of a new career center which is not possible under current bonding constraints. The school system does not currently qualify for several pots of state money to address these issues.

Public sentiment is split on the issue.  Some see it as an investment for students to have better educational opportunities and (in the career center case), to help uncover interests instead of unwisely taking on college debt.  Those in favor also point to the potential influx of residents and students with the expectation of considerable growth between Hodgenville and Elizabethtown as new industries begin production at Glendale.  Those in opposition say it is bad timing with high inflation and soaring costs.  They claim it will further stress households in providing basic necessities like food, clothes and vehicle fuel, even if the cost boils down to only a few dollars per month.

Early voting was held Thursday through Saturday with 845 votes cast. Tuesday voting will be held from 6am-6pm Eastern at Old School Mall in Magnolia, Uptown Graphics in Upton, Rolling Fork Christian Church in Lyons Station and First Baptist Church of Hodgenville.

The school board will be responsible for the cost of Tuesday’s vote to the tune of approximately $24,000.

 

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Monday, July 25th, 2022

Short delays along I-65

Short delays along southbound I-65 through Hart County continue for a pavement preservation project announced several weeks back.
Crews are utilizing lane closures to put down a thin-lay application of asphalt to extend life of the road surface before it deteriorates from good condition. Long term cost savings are significant versus a typical milling and resurfacing contract once pavement conditions become poor.
Crews began the thin-lay application on Wednesday southbound near Exit 65 and are progressing south. Varying lane closures will be in effect around work zone operations. The contractor is additionally allowed to reduce traffic to one lane between 7pm and 7am local time.
As paving operations reach the southern limit of the project near Cave City, work will shift to the northbound side of the interstate and progress toward Munfordville.

Motorists should be prepared for stopped or slowly moving traffic ahead and pay close attention to signs.

The project generally stretches from Cave City to Munfordville. The section's pavement is now approximately 10 years old and was laid with expansion of the interstate to six lanes. Completion of the project is expected in mid-August.

 

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Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Taco Bell Coming Back To Cave City

Many former customers of Taco Bell in Cave City have complained for years after closure of the store where Pizza Hut now sits.  Mammoth Cave Street welcomes back Taco Bell next to Pizza Hut, joining KFC to make "YUM! Row" complete, once again. 

 

The Cave City location will be a franchise restaurant, operated by Southpaw ABTB, LLC which is a family-owned business that started in New York. They currently manage 74 Taco Bell and 70 Dunkin' Donuts locations in three states and are continually expanding.  The new Taco Bell in Cave City will offer technological advancements with multiple customer accessibility points such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets and comfortable seating to provide an enjoyable in-store experience. The drive-thru will feature an easy to navigate menu board complete with an electronic ordering system so that orders can be made quickly and accurately.

 

A Southpaw spokesperson says the Cave City Taco Bell will be open in early 2023 with hours of 8am – 12am and will employ approximately 30 people.

 

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Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting Recap

 

The county is taking on the task of transferring fiscal court documents to digital sources. At Thursday's fiscal court meeting, magistrates voted to solicit bids for microfilming and digitizing fiscal court records.

 

In other business of the court, Andre' Barbour was appointed to replace Greg Carter on the Extension Board through 2024 and resignation of Brandy Nichols as Animal Shelter Director was accepted. Advertisement for a new Animal Shelter Director was approved. Courthouse Employee Trent Paige has been moved to full time at $14 per hour and high bids were accepted in the amount of $30,000 by Oxmoor Ford for a 2016 Chevy Express Van and $34,000 by Tim Short Auto for a 2018 Ram 4x4 pickup.

 

The jail report indicates 222 inmates at the facility.  Bids were approved for jail food service, jail telecommunications and the jail commissary.

 

In routine business, bank and budget transfers were approved along with with the county clerk's report, sheriff's tax settlement report and easements with Hinkle Construction on Dennis Whitlow Road and Israel Bergenson on Jericho Church Road.

 

The next Hart County Fiscal Court meeting will be on August 11th.

 

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Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Man Found Unconscious Identified And Arrested

 

Glasgow police responded to a location on Burkesville Street Thursday after receiving a complaint of a male subject who was unconscious inside a vehicle.

 

Officers identified 37-year-old Christopher McVay of Macy, Indiana and received consent to search his vehicle. Investigation turned up Hydrocodone in the center console and an unidentified pill bottle.

McVay was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication of a controlled substance and for not having a prescription controlled substance not in a proper container.

 

He is jailed with a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

 

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Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Woman crashes car into church

 

Police say a woman intentionally crashed her car into a church building multiple times on Wednesday morning.  Metcalfe County Deputies responded to Pleasant Valley Church along KY 1243 just south of Center and observed 21-year-old Kristen Matthews in a 2010 Mazda passenger car.  A police report says she accelerated the vehicle multiple times into the side of church while loudly singing church hymns. Matthews was taken into custody after a brief foot chase. Police say she was under the influence of a controlled substance.

 

She was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of:

• Criminal Mischief 1st Degree

• Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance 1st Offense

• Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree

 

Kristen Matthews is scheduled to appear in court July 27th.

 

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Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Clarkson man arrested in shooting

Officials in Grayson County have arrested a man in connection to a shooting from week before last. Police responded to a residence on Grayson Springs Road July 9th after 42-year-old Jeremy Stinnett was shot in the hip by a small caliber handgun. Investigators originally believed a woman at the residence was responsible but after inconsistencies with witness accounts, she was ruled out as a suspect. Deputies arrested 39-year-old Charles Edward Cann, of Clarkson, Tuesday in connection to the shooting. He was taken to Grayson County Detention Center and booked on charges of first-degree assault and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.  Stinnett remains hospitalized in Louisville.

 

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Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Two killed in Interstate 165 collision

Two men were killed Tuesday in a collision along Interstate 165 (formerly Natcher Parkway) in Butler County.  Just after 1:00 p.m., Kentucky State Police assistance was requested by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a crash near Milemarker 20. Preliminary investigation reveals 38-year-old Angel Bidabur Perez of Louisville was operating a 2007 International tractor-trailer northbound. Perez's vehicle struck a 2002 GMC dump/paint truck that was stationary in a work zone. The tractor-trailer came to final rest on the right shoulder of the roadway where a fire ignited and engulfed the vehicle, according to police. The operator of the GMC dump/paint truck was identified as 43-year-old James Gilbert of Bowling Green. Angel Bidabur Perez and James Gilbert were both pronounced deceased on the scene by the Butler County Coroner's Office.  Investigation of the crash continues.

 

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Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Hart County Boys Golf Teams

Congratulations to Hart County’s Golf Teams.  The boys won the District Cup at LaRue County by four strokes on Wednesday. Blake Whorton shot -1 to lead all scorers. The girls finished second.

 

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

KSP asking public to vote for new mascot name

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are asking the public to vote on what to name their bulldog mascot. The agency received name submissions earlier this month and narrowed the list down to 10 possibilities. Police said Monday on social media that people can vote for one of those names through July 21. Officials said the agency has used a bulldog image at promotional events over the years and decided to develop it into an official mascot as a fun way to engage with all ages. The bulldog mascot will attend community engagement events.

 

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

New hotline to help in mental health crisis situations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Mental health advocates in Kentucky are hoping the launch of a three-digit mental health crisis hotline will help remove the stigma of reaching out for help. The 988 hotline went live nationally this past Saturday. It offers quick help for suicidal thoughts and other mental health emergencies. People taking the calls are trained counselors. Advocates joined Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday to promote the suicide and crisis lifeline. The governor noted that suicide is the second-leading cause of death among youth and young adults in Kentucky.

 

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Paul blames McConnell for judge appointment failure

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is accusing Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of cutting a “secret deal” with the White House that fell apart. Paul is blaming a lack of communication by his fellow Kentuckian for the failure of a federal judicial nomination. It further exposes tensions between the state's two Republican senators. Paul commented Monday on the sinking of the nomination last week of anti-abortion lawyer Chad Meredith for a federal judgeship in Eastern Kentucky. Meredith is a Grayson County native and son of Senator Steve Meredith.  The White House abruptly abandoned the nomination on Friday citing resistance from Paul. McConnell told media outlets that Paul's position was “utterly pointless.”

 

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Police pursuit ends in fatal crash

A police pursuit in Elizabethtown ended with a fatal crash Monday evening.  A trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on Kia Soul along KY 313 (Joe Prather Highway) about two miles from I-65.  The driver began to evade and the pursuit began, heading toward US 31W in southern Radcliff and reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.  The driver turned left onto southbound US 31W, made a U-turn to head north and ran a red light at the intersection of Gateway Crossing Boulevard.  The vehicle struck three other vehicles at the intersection before coming to rest and catching fire in southbound lanes of US 31W. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. Occupants of the other vehicles were transported to Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No law enforcement officers were injured.  Additional details are expected to be released as the investigation continues.

 

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Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

Two die in Larue County crash

Two died in a late Sunday crash on US 31E.  The collision happened just north of Hodgeville in LaRue County around 10:00 p.m.  Kentucky State Police investigators say 32-year-old Robert Wilson of Elizabethtown was traveling south in a 2009 Chrysler 300 and crossed the center line.  He struck a 2008 Dodge Charger head-on, being driven by 34-year-old Tessie McNear, of Hodgenville.

A passenger in Wilson’s vehicle, 34-year-old Victoria Sharp of Lebanon, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner’s Office. A passenger in McNear’s vehicle, 41-year-old Carla Parker of Sonora, was transported to Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Wilson and McNear were transported to University of Louisville Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A juvenile passenger in McNear’s vehicle was also transported to Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The preliminary report from state police does not indicate why Wilson crossed the center line.

 

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Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

I-65 project delay due to weather

The I-65 project we told you about Monday has been delayed due to weather.  Rain on Sunday did not allow the contractor to perform planned milling work.  Thin-lay asphalt application is now expected to begin Thursday night instead of Wednesday night. The project extends from Cave City to Munfordville in both directions of the interstate and should be complete in mid-August.

 

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Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

Buffalo man arrested in Hodgenville

Monday afternoon, Hodgenville Police arrested 26-year-old Austen Cecil, of Buffalo, after he was stopped for careless driving on West Main Street. Cecil had an active warrant out of Hardin County for failure to appear in court.  He was taken to Larue County Jail.

 

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Monday, July 18th, 2022

RR crossing in Glendale open

The railroad crossing in Glendale along KY 222 is back open to traffic. Closure to repair the crossing and adjacent infrastructure lasted until late Friday afternoon, when barricades and detour signs were taken down. A semi with low trailer became stuck on the crossing a week ago Saturday morning and was struck by a train. The rig was pushed several yards causing significant damage. No injuries resulted.  Right on queue with repairs, railroad and highway officials said last Saturday the closure would take approximately one week to complete.

 

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Monday, July 18th, 2022

Burglary arrest in LaRue County

Officers from the sheriff's department in LaRue County responded to a tip Friday about a suspect from a burglary earlier in the week in the Tonieville Community. Deputies located Donald Begley of Elizabethtown at a location along Harned McCubbins Road. Upon making contact, Begley attempted to throw methamphetamine and a glass pipe under his truck. A search of his vehicle revealed items from the July 13th burglary. Donald Begley was taken to LaRue County Detention Center and booked on related charges. He is no longer listed as an inmate at the facility.

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Monday, July 18th, 2022

Injury collision leads to arrest

Glasgow Police arrested a woman for being under the influence following an injury collision on Thursday. Upon arriving at the scene, an officer made contact with 42-year-old Amy Graham and detected an odor of Marijuana. Further investigation led to discovery of the drug, along with paraphernalia and methamphetamine residue. A sobriety test indicated she was impaired. Amy Graham was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of wanton endangerment, operating a vehicle under the influence with aggravated circumstances, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to produce an insurance card. She is jailed with a $15,000 bond and appears in court today (Monday).

 

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Monday, July 18th, 2022

New requirements for constables

Any constable elected for the first time beginning next year in Hart County and across the state is subject to a new law requiring them to receive certified law enforcement training before exercising powers such as traffic stops and arrests. The law is being challenged by the Kentucky Constable Association which filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking an injunction to block these requirements. The suit was filed in Bullitt County, where Constable Larry Watkins says the law prevents constables from serving the people who elected them. There's no word on a time frame for a ruling regarding the suit.  The issue of constable authority has been debated for years but received legislative attention earlier this year by the law's passage during the general assembly.

 

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Monday, July 18th, 2022

Jobs available at Ky State Fair

The Kentucky State Fair is hiring for this year's event which is set to take place August 18th - 28th in Louisville.  According to a press release from the fair, more than a dozen different types of positions are available and wages are competitive. Workers can get guaranteed hours, meals and there is a potential for overtime pay. Start dates for those hired vary now through the end of the fair. Apply online at kystatefair.org or call the Kentucky State Fair Human Resources Department at 502-367-5230. Applicants can also visit the Kentucky Exposition Center for on-the-spot hiring July 20-22.

 

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Monday, July 18th, 2022

Pavement preservation project scheduled this week

Weekend delays along I-65 through Hart County are a result of preparation for a pavement preservation project scheduled to begin this week. Crews have been utilizing lane closures to put down temporary striping, take up pavement markers and mill down surface pavement ahead of a think-lay application of asphalt. The purpose of the thin-lay project is to extend life of the road surface before it deteriorates from good condition. Long term cost savings are significant versus a typical milling and resurfacing contract once pavement conditions become poor. The project basically stretches from Cave City to Munfordville. The section's pavement is now approximately 10 years old and was laid with expansion of the interstate to six lanes. Crews will begin the thin-lay application on Wednesday. Varying lane closures will be in effect around work zone operations. The contractor is additionally allowed to reduce traffic to one lane between 7pm and 7am. Delays should be expected. Motorists should be prepared for stopped or slowly moving traffic ahead and pay close attention to signs. Completion of the project is expected in mid-August.

 

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Monday, July 18th, 2022

Burn ban lifted in Hart County

Hart County Judge Executive Joe Choate has lifted the burn ban that was issued for Hart County earlier this month.

 

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Friday, July 15th, 2022
Edmonson County School year delayed

The start of a new school year in Edmonson County will be delayed.  The start date is now August 31st.  During HVAC work last week at Edmonson County High School, significant problems with pipes were discovered under the school and the parking lot. Delaying the start of the fall semester will allow repairs to be made before students return.  The pushed back start date is not expected to prolong the overall school year. To compensate for missed days on the front end of the year, 20 minutes will be added each school day.  The change will not affect holiday, fall or spring breaks. Events like back to school bashes and open houses will be rescheduled to coincide with the delayed start.  An updated district calendar is available on the Edmonson County Schools website.

 

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Friday, July 15th, 2022

Traffic stop leads to arrests in LaRue County

Deputies in LaRue County discovered drugs during a traffic stop Wednesday. A vehicle driven by 52-year-old William Burd was pulled over after officers observed him not wearing a seatbelt. Further investigation revealed methamphetamine in his pocket, another controlled substance in his hand and other drug related items. Burd was taken to LaRue County Detention Center and booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, not having a prescription in a proper container and failure to wear a seatbelt. A passenger, identified at 48-year-old Windell Ake, was found to have a warrant in LaRue County for failure to appear in court.  Ake was also taken to LaRue County Detention Center.

Wednesday, deputies in LaRue County served warrants for failure to appear in court from LaRue and Hart Counties on 35-year-old Krisytal Hawkins. A tip led police to her location. She was taken to LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, July 15th, 2022

Injury collision in Glasgow

Glasgow Police responded to an injury collision at the signalized intersection of Veterans Outer Loop and North Jackson Highway on Tuesday. A 2016 Ford Fusion driven by Layton Childress of Cynthiana was eastbound on Veterans Outer Loop and made a left turn onto North Jackson Highway when he collided with a 2016 Jeep Cherokee which was westbound on Veterans Outer Loop. That vehicle was driven by Chanda England, of Summer Shade. Both drivers were taken to T J Samson Community Hospital.

 

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Friday, July 15th, 2022

Recent Hodgenville Police activity

Hodgenville Police responded to a welfare check Tuesday at residence on South Lincoln Boulevard just before 2:00 p.m.  They arrived to find 84-year-old Thomas French deceased. A press release says no foul play is suspected.  An investigation into French's death continues.

Wednesday, Hodgenville Police served a warrant out of Jefferson County for contempt of court on 43-year-old Alicia Suter.  She was taken to LaRue County Jail.

 

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Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Four arrested on drug charges

Three people in Wax are among four arrested in Grayson County Tuesday following an investigation by the Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force. As officers executed a search warrant at a location along Ranchero Road near Wax, methamphetamine and marijuana were located. As a result, 48-year-old Roy Nash, 46-year-old Stacey Wynn and 46-year-old Amanda Saltsman were taken into custody. Nash and Wynn face charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, which are enhanced due to the presence of a firearm. Both are also charged with endangering the welfare of a minor. Saltsman faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The fourth arrest results from a search warrant executed at a location on Skaggs Road near Big Clifty.  Methamphetamine was located, resulting in the arrest of 48-year-old Travis Higdon. He faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, obscuring the identity of a machine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Drug charges against Higdon are enhanced due to the presence of a firearm. All four were taken to Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Two die in Tuesday crash

A Tuesday afternoon crash at the Metcalfe-Cumberland County line on KY 90 has claimed the life of two people, including a Cave City woman. The crash happened just after 3pm and forced closure of the road for nearly three hours. A preliminary report from Kentucky State Police says 49-year-old Tara Reed of Cave City was headed west in a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. She crossed the center line and struck an eastbound 2006 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 79-year-old Bruce McCarty of Burkesville. Both died at the scene. The preliminary report does not indicate why Reed crossed the center line. Investigation of the crash continues.

 

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Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Truck driver killed in train collision

A train collided with a dump truck Wednesday between Park City and Cave City, killing the truck driver.  Kentucky State Police say 33-year-old Timothy Duvall of Leitchfield was southbound on State Quarry Road and entered a railroad crossing. Duvall failed to see a CSX train headed west and was struck by the train. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The collision happened around 3:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Two arrested after traffic stop

A Tuesday traffic stop in Glasgow resulted in two arrests.  Police made contact with 45-year-old Jamie Fancher, of Knob Lick, along Humble Avenue and confirmed he had a suspended operator license and could not produce a valid insurance card. A vehicle search revealed needles and Methamphetamine. Fancher was arrested and charged with driving on a DUI suspended license, not having a license in his possession, failure to produce an insurance card, operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and for having an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.  Also arrested was 22-year-old Courtney Jackson.  She is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Fancher appears in court July 18th.  Jackson appears in court today.  Both are currently in Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Weekend shooting in Grayson County

The identity of a Grayson County man shot over the weekend has been released.  Deputies responded to Grayson Springs Road near Clarkson and found 43-year-old Jeremy Stinnett suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower extremities.  He was airlifted to University of Louisville hospital where he is listed in critical condition.  No explanation of the Saturday incident has been officially released.

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

New information in Barren County shooting

There is new information about the officer involved shooting death near Cave City from this past weekend.  A Kentucky State Police press release says deputies from Barren County Sheriff’s Department responded to a welfare check on Paul Clark Road early Saturday morning.  When deputies arrived, 31-year-old Dillon Walker of Westmoreland, Tennessee fled on foot from his vehicle parked off the side of the road.  Deputies located Walker in a field holding a firearm. After repeated verbal commands to drop the weapon, Walker pointed the firearm at deputies.  One deputy discharged his agency-issued firearm, striking Walker, who died at the scene. Two deputies from Barren County are on administrative leave as the investigation continues.  There is no detail provided as to why Walker initially tried to avoid contact with police.

 

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Vandalism investigation continues in Hodgenville

Authorities in Hodgenville continue investigating vandalism caused by a juvenile.  The 13-year-old is accused of tagging multiple buildings throughout the town with spray paint.  Police are still working to determine the extent of this vandalism.  They ask anyone who may suspect tagging of property to call the department at 270-491-5357.

 

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Search continues for missing man

Metcalfe County Emergency Management Director Emory Kidd says the search is still on for Corey Hart.  The 35-year-old left his residence along Breeding Road in Metcalfe County on Thursday and hasn't been seen since.  He is described as white, 5-feet 9-inches and weighing 180 pounds. He has dark blonde hair and blue eyes. When last seen, he was wearing a dark colored short sleeved shirt with khaki-colored tactical pants. Anyone with information which may help locate Corey Hart is asked to call the Metcalfe Sheriff’s Office.  Their number is 270-432-3041.

 

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Burn ban remains in Hart County

With the threat of fire still critical, Hart County's outdoor burn ban remains in effect. Hart County Emergency Management Director Tony Keithley says there is some confusion regarding the current status of the Judge Executive's order. Weekend rains helped some agricultural drought issues but dried grassy areas and other vegetation can still be easily ignited. An announcement will be made when the order is canceled.

 

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Horse Cave City Council meeting

Horse Cave's City Attorney says he believes a sign regulation contained in a zoning ordinance which mandates when temporary signs must be removed within the city is not enforceable in light of current court rulings.  Pat Ross explained a series of events leading to his opinion at Monday night's Horse Cave City Council meeting.  Ross says the regulation being questioned was put in place as part of a zoning package in 2017, years before a recent higher court ruling and since there are exemptions contained in the wording of the sign regulation, it is likely unconstitutional. He cited a state case where a long-standing billboard law was recently thrown out.  As a result and with no regulations in place in Kentucky, numerous local billboards have been constructed, most noticeably along Interstate 65.  A citizen present asked if signs could be placed now for November and Ross answered saying he believes so. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds citizens the ordinance in question here is separate from right-of-way regulations. Kentucky statues still prohibit any kind of signage, structures or establishments along state roads other than those installed for traffic or officially approved by permit.

Also at Monday night's Horse Cave City Council meeting, the police report noted an sharp increase in mental illness and domestic complaint calls in recent weeks and also noted vagrant issues at the city park.

Fire department and maintenance reports were provided.  Minutes from previous meetings were approved and the financial report was given.

Mayor Randall Curry says Brian Manship has resigned from the board of Caveland Environmental Authority. The mayor asked council members to consider potential candidate names for the next council meeting.

The final item of business was a proclamation honoring the life and legacy of Mr. Caverna, Ronnie Cobb, who passed away on June 29th.

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Search for missing Metcalfe County man

Authorities in Metcalfe County are searching for a missing man. Police were notified Sunday that 35-year-old Corey Hart left his residence along Breeding Road on Thursday and hasn't been seen since.  Hart is described as a white male, 5-feet 9-inches and weighing 180 pounds. He has dark blonde hair and blue eyes. When last seen, he was wearing a dark colored short sleeved shirt with khaki-colored tactical pants. Anyone with information which may help locate Corey Hart is asked to call the Metcalfe Sheriff’s Office.  Their number is 270-432-3041.

 

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Monday, July 11th, 2022

Larue County drug arrest

Police in LaRue County investigating drug activity ended up in the Upton community Thursday.  Deputies arrested James Maulden and Leroy Towsley, both of Upton. James Maulden was charged with trafficking controlled substance 1st degree (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Leroy Towsley was charged with possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) 1st degree, 2nd offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Monday, July 11th, 2022

Charles reduced in child abuse case

Hodgenville Police arrested a man last week on two charges of criminal abuse of a child.  Now, a release from the agency says two counts have been reduced to one after further investigation reveals injuries sustained to one child were not due to abuse or the actions 21-year-old River Gibson. One count of criminal abuse will be dismissed.  Gibson was taken into custody last Thursday.

 

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Monday, July 11th, 2022

Weekend train collision in Glendale

A weekend train collision in downtown Glendale will require closure of KY 222 at the crossing for approximately one week.  A semi with low trailer became stuck on the crossing Saturday morning and the driver notified authorities.  A relay of information was provided to the train operator before the collision but not in enough time to avoid colliding with the trailer portion of the rig.  The rig was pushed several yards and damaged the crossing and adjacent infrastructure, which is the reason for the road closure.  No injuries resulted. A detour is set up utilizing Mud Splash Road, KY 1136 and KY 222. Large vehicles are asked to seek a route that does not include Mud Splash Road due to limited maneuverability.

 

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Monday, July 11th, 2022

Barren County Weekend Shooting

Few details have been released regarding a weekend shooting in Barren County.  Kentucky State Police issued a press release saying they were contacted early Saturday morning to respond to a location with a Cave City address and investigate an incident with a Barren County Sheriff's department officer-involved shooting. The release says a male suspect died and an autopsy is being performed. There has been no other information officially released by the sheriff's department. Kentucky State Police has statewide jurisdiction in officer-involved shootings. The KSP release says to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation they are not releasing additional details at this time and there is no timetable currently available regarding completion of their investigation.

 

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Friday, July 8th, 2022
Hodgenville Police Make Several Arrests
On Tuesday, at approximately 5:43 pm the Hodgenville Police Department responded to a two vehicle collision in front of the Lincoln General Store. Investigation revealed that a 2021 Kia, operated by Elizabeth Glenn pulled out from the Lincoln General Store into the path of a 2000 Pontiac, operated by Alexander Spalding, traveling north on Lincoln Farm Rd. Investigation led the investigating officer to believe Ms Glenn was under the influence of alcohol. She was placed under arrest and transport to HPD where she refused to submit to a breath test. She was lodged in the Larue County Jail and charged for DUI. SGT J Whitlow investigated.

On Thursday, 2022, at 9:30 am the Hodgenville Police Department arrested 33-year-old Dustin Corbett of Scottsburg Indiana. Mr. Corbett had an outstanding bench warrant for FTA through Jefferson County District Court.

On Thursday, 2022, at 10:52 am, the Hodgenville Police Department arrested 36-year-old Joshua Reuter of Magnolia. Mr. Reuter had a bench warrant through the Hardin County District Court.

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Friday, July 8th, 2022
Richardson Stadium Fire
Following the fire that erupted Thursday morning at the Richardson Stadium, an investigation has concluded and has been ruled as an electrical fire by The Kentucky Fire Marshal’s office. Glasgow Fire Chief Joey Rock informed media outlets that the call to Gorin Park came in at approx. 2 am. and took crews around 1 hour to extinguish the blaze. The park will be closed today.



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Friday, July 8th, 2022
Hodgenville DUI Crash
A crash Tuesday in Hodgenville resulted in a DUI arrest. Just before 6pm, a sedan driven by 60-year-old Elizabeth Glenn pulled out of Lincoln General Store along US 31E into the path of a northbound car. Ms. Glenn was suspected of being intoxicated but she refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. She was taken to LaRue County Detention Center.



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Friday, July 8th, 2022
Record High Temperatures
Wednesday's high for Hart County was 99.7, recorded just after 4pm. The high marks the warmest day of the year, so far. Less than an hour later, a gust front ahead of a line of thunderstorms moving out of Grayson and Hardin Counties dropped the temperature by 20 degrees for a reading of 79 just after 5pm. About half of the county received measurable rain with the passing storm. A heat advisory is in effect again for today (Thursday), with highs expected again in the upper 90s. Storms will once again develop throughout the region and produce gusty winds and heavy rains. Full forecast details are coming up a couple of minutes.



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Friday, July 8th, 2022
Fatal Accident Involving A Tractor
Kentucky State Police is investigating the death of a man operating a tractor in Adair County Wednesday. Preliminary details released by authorities indicate 53-year-old Tony Burton was logging near a creek when the tractor overturned, trapping him underneath. The incident happened near the Ella Community, northeast of Columbia. Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman initiated the investigation. State police are now taking lead due to Burton being a cousin of the sheriff.



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Friday, July 8th, 2022
Hart County Burn Ban Initiated
Outdoor burning is temporarily prohibited in Hart County. A burn ban was issued Wednesday by Hart County Judge-Executive Joe Choate. The order excludes campfires at established campgrounds and will remain in effect until adequate rain is received and the ban is rescinded. Those cited for violation of the ban are subject to a Class A Misdemeanor with a fine of up to $500 and one year in jail or both. Green County also issued a burn ban Wednesday.  Barren County issued a burn ban on Tuesday. Metcalfe, Edmonson and LaRue Counties issued burn bans prior to this week.



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Wednesday, July 6th, 2022
Senator Scheduled To Visit Hart County
Senator Rand Paul will be visiting this Thursday July 7th from 12:45 to 1:15 at the Hart County Courthouse. 



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Wednesday, July 6th, 2022
Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Hardin County
Locally, Tuesday was the hottest day of the year (to date).  Hart County’s official reading from the Kentucky Mesonet based at Western Kentucky University (which serves as the record of climatology) was 98* for a high.  Mid-to-upper 90s caught most of our neighboring counties.  The state’s hottest reading came from Hartford in Ohio County with an air temperature of 101. The heat index there was reported at 115. Scottsville also recorded triple digits at 100.  The state’s coolest high temperature was recorded in Eastern Kentucky, where Harlan County only reached 78*.  A Heat Advisory continues for areas along and west of I-65 today with a slight chance of Thunderstorms.  Temperatures will be similar to Tuesday.  A complete forecast is coming up in just a few minutes.

 



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Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
DUI Crash
Alcohol is a suspected factor in a holiday weekend collision in LaRue County. Hodgenville Police to Lincoln Parkway at Tonieville Road just after dark Saturday evening and found a small pickup driven by a 17-year-old juvenile from Hodgenville pulled out to turn in front of a full size pickup heading north on the parkway driven by Maria Boster of Elizabethtown. Both drivers were transported to Hardin Memorial for treatment.

 



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Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
Flags Ordered At Half Staff Today
Flags at state buildings will be lowered to half-staff today across Kentucky in honor of three officers who were killed when a man with a rifle opened fire on police attempting to serve a warrant. The governor's order runs Tuesday morning through sunset Thursday in remembrance of Floyd County sheriff’s deputy and Martin City fire Chief William Petry, Prestonsburg police Captain Ralph Frasure and Prestonsburg police Officer Jacob Chaffins. The three were killed Thursday night in an hours long standoff at a home in the small Floyd County town of Allen.

 



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Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
Former Mayor Dies
A former Munfordville mayor has died. Chester Herman Fryer passed away at the age 88 on Friday. Fryer was mayor from 1977 through 1982 and served as a city councilman for 20 years.  He was instrumental in obtaining Green River Water services for the city. He built and maintained the Kentucky Stonehenge replica, which he welcomed tourist as an attraction for the city of Munfordville. Chester Fryer was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Obituary information follows this newscast.

 



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Friday, July 1st, 2022
Horse Cave City Counsel Approves Budget Changes
The Horse Cave City Counsel met last Thursday night and passed ordinance #2022-03 which approves the changes to the 2021-2022 budget year. Changes were required to update the expenses and revenue made during that fiscal year.

 



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Friday, July 1st, 2022
Metcalfe County Woman Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charges
A large amount of marijuana packaged for resale, prescription controlled substances, loaded pistol, cash and paraphernalia were discovered Tuesday in Metcalfe County, leading to the arrest of 48-year-old Gena Couch-Rowe.  A search warrant was executed at a location on Greensburg Road. Couch-Rowe is charged with trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. After being taken into custody Tuesday, she was released early Wednesday.  Jail records from Barren County Detention Center indicate there was a $2,500 bond.  She appears in court July 20th.

 



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Friday, July 1st, 2022
30 Acre Field Fire In Larue County
A large field fire quickly started and spread over nearly 30 acres Thursday afternoon just outside Hodgenville. LaRue County Fire Department and Buffalo Fire Department were called to the location on Leafdale Road around 5pm, with multiple neighboring departments (soon after) being called for assistance.  It is believed ignition occurred from farm equipment harvesting crops. The fire consumed mostly wheat. There was minimal invasion of nearby wooded areas. Extremely dry conditions and wind made for prime fire conditions.  Some local homeowners were concerned as crews battled the fire but no structures were directly affected. Firefighters remained on the scene after the fire was out to make sure hot spots did not reignite. The fire validates concerns about dry conditions in the region. LaRue County enacted an outdoor burn ban last week. Citizens are urged to use extreme caution this holiday weekend with regard to fireworks.

 



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Friday, July 1st, 2022
Arrest In Monday Night Shooting
Police in Barren County have made an arrest in the shooting which occurred along Billingsley Road and Kino Road on Monday night. A citation indicates 38-year-old Gregori Dillard was taken into custody Wednesday.  He told investigators he had been drinking and fired a handgun at a passing vehicle.  The driver and a passenger in the vehicle reported a white male shot at them, but when police arrived they could not immediately identify a suspect.  There is no indication of why Dillard fired on the vehicle.  He faces a charge of wanton endangerment and will appear in court July 7th. He remains jailed with a $25,000 bond.

 



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Friday, July 1st, 2022
Car Jacking In Elizabethtown Ends In Arrest
A carjacking occurred at a gas station in Elizabethtown Thursday.  Police say just after noon, they were called to Murphy Express on Dixie Street just north of the square where investigators learned 35-year-old Ashley Brown had just left an addiction recovery clinic and attempted to steal an unoccupied SUV that was left running at a fuel pump. The vehicle owner, identified only as an adult male, took notice and attempted to stop Brown but was unsuccessful. The owner received minor injuries in the incident. Brown drove the vehicle a short distance, stopped and attempted to flee on foot. She was taken into custody about 200 yards from the initial scene. Ashley Brown is charged with 1st degree robbery and is jailed at Hardin County Detention Center.

 



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Friday, July 1st, 2022
Man Kills Sleeping Wife
A Grayson County man confessed to murdering his wife after police initially received a report she committed suicide. The sheriff's department contacted Kentucky State Police after determining there is evidence of foul play in the Wednesday afternoon death of 23-year-old Lexus Wilson at a location on Decker School Road in the Anneta Community. She died from a gunshot. Evidence led an investigator to question her husband, 28-year-old Orbay Wilson. An account of the interview indicates he confessed to shooting her in her sleep. Orbay Wilson is charged with domestic violence murder and tampering with physical evidence. Jail records indicate no bond has been set.

 



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Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Metcalfe County Drug Bust

Two Metcalfe County men face drug charges after being arrested Wednesday of last week. Officers with Kentucky State Police and the sheriff’s department executed a search warrant and found a large quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription pills, ammunition, a 9mm hand gun and cash. Suspects are identified as 35-year-old Justin Neal and 31-year-old Cory Jessie, both of Edmonton. They were arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine.  Due to circumstances of the arrest, Jessie is additionally charged with disorderly conduct, menacing and terroristic threatening. Both were taken to Barren County Detention Center. Justin Neal was released the following day on a $5,000 bond.  He has a court date set for July 13th. Cory Jessie was also released the following day on a combined $6,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court July 20th.



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Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Cave City Man Arrested In Glasgow

Glasgow Police arrested a Cave City Man after a traffic stop Tuesday. The suspect is identified as 29-year-old Corey Carter. After receiving consent to search, synthetic marijuana and paraphernalia were found in his possession. Carter was taken to Barren County Detention Center. He was released Wednesday on $2,500 dollars bond and is scheduled to appear in court July 18th.



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Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Elizabethtown Armed Robbery Arrest Made

Earlier this week, we told you police in Elizabethtown were searching for a suspect in an armed robbery. A tip led to an arrest about 24-hours after authorities released a security camera photo and asked for help from the public. Late Tuesday, officers identified and arrested 60-year-old Richard Earl McDaniel, who robbed Bug's Ear Boutique at knife point on Monday. McDaniel is charged with first degree robbery and is jailed with a $25,000 bond.



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Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Burn Bans Activated

Two additional neighboring counties have enacted burn bans.  Judge Executives from Metcalfe County and Edmonson County issued orders Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. LaRue County enacted a burn ban back on June 20th. While extremely dry conditions are often a part of summer in our region of the country, it is not normal for drought levels to be elevated this early in the season. Burn restrictions vary from county to county with regard to fireworks. Concerns are mounting over dry conditions and wildfire potential this weekend from Independence Day celebrations. Contact local authorities for regulation details in your community.



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Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Mr. Caverna Passes Away
Mr. Caverna has died. News of Ronnie Cobb's death spread throughout the community Wednesday, provoking fond memories and descriptions of a man who never met a stranger.  Cobb was known especially in sports circles around the state. If you said anything about Caverna to someone who wasn't local, it was likely his name came up in conversation. He was a true ambassador for Caverna and treated everyone with respect. Obituary information will be included in this story once it is confirmed.



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Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Several Arrests Made In Glasgow Following A Minor Endangerment Complaint
On Monday, the Glasgow Police Department responded to Bryan Street in reference to a small child playing alone in the road. Officers made contact with the child and located where the child lived. Officers went to the location where the child lived and confirmed that the father identified as Drew Sims had active warrants for his arrest. While speaking with Sims, Officers could detect the odor of Marijuana coming from inside the home however they were denied consent to a search. Officers then obtained and executed a search warrant where they located Oxycodone, Methamphetamine, Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia inside the residence. Drew Sims of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Wanton Endangerment, Possession Control (Drug Unspecified), Possession Drug paraphernalia, Possession Of Marijuana, and Prescription Control Substance Not In Proper Container. James Keeton of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Endangering The Welfare Of A Minor. Felicia G. Hunter of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Wanton Endangerment, Possession Control Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession Of Marijuana, Possession Drug Paraphernalia. The arrest was made by Officer Allen Riffle, assisted by Officer Garth Bragg, Detective Guy Turcotte, Detective Mickey Atwood and the Department of Social Services.



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Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Part of the Glasgow Square Will Be Closed Today
On Wednesday, starting at noon the East Public Square in front of Glasgow City Hall will be shut down. A portion of the North Side at 4 pm and South Side of the Public Square will be shut down starting at 5 pm. This is due to the annual “Concert on the Square” event. Glasgow police remind you to drive with caution around this area.



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Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Hart County Man Crushed By Falling Timber
A hart county man was air lifted to the university of Louisville hospital following a logging accident that occurred yesterday. According to a source with cub run fire department, a large tree fell off the individual’s logging truck, landing on his pelvis and lower extremities. The name of the man involved has not been released, but his condition been announced as stable, following emergency surgery.



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Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
Horse Cave City Council Meeting Recap

At the Horse Cave's City Council meeting earlier this month, dates of June 29th and 30th were set for potential 1st and 2nd readings to amend the current budget. Those special-called meeting dates have formally been announced.  The first reading is set for 5pm this Wednesday with the lone item on the agenda being to amend the 2021-22 budget to reflect actual income and expenses for the fiscal year. Another meeting is set for 5pm Thursday where a second reading will be held as the lone item on the agenda, if Wednesday's first reading is approved.



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Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
Shots Fired At Motorist

A motorist was allegedly fired upon while driving in the vicinity of Kino Road and Billingsley Road in Barren County Monday night.  Officers with the Barren County Sheriff's Department responded around 8pm, but no suspect could be identified.  The initial call to police indicated a white male fired a handgun at the passing vehicle.  The driver was not injured and the vehicle was not damaged.  A release from the sheriff's department says the alleged shooting is believed to be an isolated incident and there is no active shooter threat in the area. They ask anyone with information to call dispatch at 270-651-5151.



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Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
In Person Utility Scam

A South-Central Kentucky Utility Company says a scam has been reported where individuals tried to gain access to a residence.  Unlike phone scams, this report deals with in-person contact where three individuals approached a Tri-County Electric customer stating an electrical issue had been reported and they needed to enter the home.  The utility sent a scam warning to area media outlets saying no one from Tri-County Electric will ever ask to enter your home to perform electric services or call asking payment or personal information.  The cooperative says anyone receiving such solicitations should contact their local law enforcement agency immediately.



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Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
Search Is On For Armed Robber

An Elizabethtown business was robbed and a clerk threatened with a knife Monday morning.  The incident happened just before 10am local time at Bug's Ear Boutique on Dixie Avenue. A police spokesperson says the suspect is a white male who walked in to the business, revealed a knife and demanded cash.  The clerk complied with demands of the suspect, who then fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.  No one was injured.  Elizabethtown Police posted a picture on social media of the suspect leaving the business and sent a press release with the photo to local media outlets.  A reward is available for anyone with information that leads to identification of the suspect. Elizabethtown police can be reached at 270-765-4125.



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Monday, June 27th, 2022
Hodgenville Police Announce Several Arrests
On Sunday, at 2:30 am, the Hodgenville Police Department responded to the area of S. Lincoln Blvd on a domestic disturbance. Investigation led to the arrest of Joshua and Tiffany Henderson of Hodgenville. Both were charged with Assault 4th (Domestic) and lodged in the Larue County Jail. On Saturday, at 1:34 am, the Hodgenville Police Department arrested Christopher Calhoun of Hodgenville. Mr. Calhoun had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear through Taylor County District Court. He was lodged in the LaRue County Jail. Also, on Saturday, at 2:35 am, the Hodgenville Police Department arrested 38-year-old Edward Heath of Hodgenville. Mr. Heath had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for flagrant non-support through Nelson County District Court. He was lodged in the LaRue County Jail.



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Monday, June 27th, 2022
Hardin County Inmate Apprehended
A escaped Hardin county inmate that was arrested in West Virginia on May 29th has been extradited back to Hardin county. 47 year old David Elliot Hunt is charged with second-degree escape and parole violation for a felony offense. If Hunt is convicted, he can be sentenced an additional one to five year sentence.



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Monday, June 27th, 2022
Farmers RECC Power Outage
The large power outage that affected approx. 3k people and a large part of Hart County yesterday has been resolved. Farmers RECC stated that the outage included the communities of Wax, Cub Run, Priceville, Raider Hollow, and part of Munfordville and lasted for approx. 2 hours on Sunday. Crews were immediately dispatched and located a fallen tree which was laying across main transport lines. The tree was removed and power was restored without any further issues.



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Monday, June 27th, 2022
Crystal Onyx Cave Billboard Cut Off At Ground
On Saturday, staff members with Crystal Onyx Cave in Cave City located their billboard on 31-w laying on the ground. It was noted that someone with a saw had cut the billboard off at the ground and left the sign laying face down on the ground. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barren County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation is ongoing.



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Friday, June 24th, 2022
Kidnapped Hart County Child Found During Traffic Stop in Larue County
At approx... 2:14pm EST on Thursday, the Larue County E911 center advised local units of a suspect wanted in connection to a possible kidnapping of a child out of Hart County that was suspected to be in the Larue county area. Shortly after the announcement, the vehicle was located the vehicle traveling on S. Lincoln Blvd. After locating the vehicle, officers conducted a traffic stop, where it was confirmed that the child was in the vehicle. Police took both the suspect and child into custody. Troopers from KSP Post 3 Bowling Green took custody of the suspect and child. The investigation was handled by KSP Post 3.



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Friday, June 24th, 2022
Metcalfe County Joins the Barren River Drug Task Force
The Barren River Drug Task Force is happy to announce that Metcalfe County has become a member of the Drug Task Force. The Metcalfe Fiscal Court unanimously passed the interlocal agreement to join the task force. Metcalfe County Sheriff Lonnie Hodges, Fiscal Court Judge Harold Stilts and Dir. Lafferty of the DTF met and agreed that the Drug Task Force could provide a beneficial service to the citizens of Metcalfe County to help fight the drug epidemic plaguing our communities. The interlocal agreement will be sent to the Dept. of Interlocal Government and the KY Secretary of State for final approval. Members of the Barren River Drug Task Force will now consist of Barren County, Metcalfe County, the City of Glasgow and the City of Cave City. Sheriff Hodges and Judge Stilts will automatically become board members of the drug task force. The Drug Task Force is excited to start serving the citizens of Metcalfe County. If anyone has a drug complaint, they can contact the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s tip line at 270-432-0847, the DTF on Facebook Messenger or can call the DTF at 270-629-2588.



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Friday, June 24th, 2022
Semi Fire on I65 In Hart County
Around 9pm Thursday night, Munfordville Fire & Rescue was dispatched to I65 southbound between Bonnieville and Munfordville for a semi fire. The roadway was shut down for several hours to allow fire fighters to extinguish the blaze. Several reports of motorists turning around on I65 and driving the wrong way warranted hart county Sheriff's office to block the Bonneville SB entrance and exit ramps. No injuries were reported. Munfordville was assisted by Bonnieville and Horse cave fire departments, along with KSP and the Kentucky DOT.



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Friday, June 24th, 2022
Residential Fire in Campbellsville
Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a working house fire located at to 205 Druin Street Thursday morning. Upon arrival, firefighters found moderate smoke showing from the side of a house. Firefighters searched for occupants, extinguished the fire and provided overhaul. No firefighters or civilian injuries were reported. Due to the nature of the fire, Campbellsville Fire & Rescue reported their findings as “suspicious in nature” and the case is being investigated by Campbellsville PD. 



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Friday, June 24th, 2022
Hart County Chamber of Commerce 2022 Winners
WLOC Studio 101 would like to congratulate all of the award winners announced at the 2022 Hart County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Thursday.

The winners are as follows:

The chamber would like to thank everyone who came out! This is the largest turnout on record with over 200 people attending the banquet and silent auction.



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Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Hodgenville Arrests
On June 22nd, 2022, at 12:40 am, the Hodgenville Police Department arrested 55-year-old John Sheldon of Magnolia. Mr. Sheldon was stopped for a traffic violation and investigation revealed his license was suspended for a prior DUI. Mr. Sheldon was charged with no motorcycle license, operating on a DUI suspended OL, no registration, no insurance, and improper display of plates. He was lodged in the Larue County Jail. SGT J. Whitlow and K9 Officer T Riley investigated.

 

On June 22nd, 2022, at 5:07 am, the Hodgenville Police Department arrested 52-year-old Arnie Lambert of Hodgenville. Mr. Lambert was observed driving and was known to have a suspended license. A traffic stop was conducted, and he was arrested and charged for driving on a suspended OL no registration and no insurance. Mr. Lambert also had two active bench warrants through Larue and Bullitt County’s for multiple traffic violations. He was lodged in the Larue County Jail.



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Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Hodgenville Crackdown On Illegal Vape Sales
Police in Hodgenville are cracking down on businesses selling vape products illegally. Wednesday morning, officers planted purchases by underage patrons at four locations, with two of them selling products to the patron. Police are warning retailers and say they will continue working to stop sales of tobacco and vape products to youth in the community.



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Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Caretaker Arrested For Stealing Medication From Patients
A caretaker is in jail after taking large amounts of medication from her elderly patient.  Police in Edmonson County received a complaint and found 51-year-old Karen McClellan at a residence on Ollie Road in possession of multiple marked and unmarked prescription bottles containing controlled substances. She was arrested last Thursday and charged with trafficking, not having prescription controlled substances in a proper container and failure to appear in court.  The investigation revealed multiple warrants for McClellan out of Jefferson County for theft by unlawful taking and felony theft of a prescription drug.  After being arrested, she was taken to Hart County Jail. Karen McClellan is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.



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Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Utility Outages In Hart County
Tuesday night, a large tree fell on multi-phase transmission lines, breaking a pole and cutting power to hundreds of homes between Canmer and Pike View in northeastern Hart County.  Farmers RECC crews worked overnight to repair lines and restore power in time for residents to have electric to battle Wednesday's heat. All affected customers were back in service Wednesday morning. Edmonson County Water reported a water main break Tuesday affecting customers in Kessinger and Cub Run.  The break prompted an alert to their customers in the area to conserve water by eliminating non-essential uses.  A boil water advisory was also issued in association with the break. Customers affected by the advisory should have received a call.  Area residents who get service from Edmonson County Water but did not receive a call may wish to check with the utility by calling their Brownsville office at 270-597-2165.



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Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Fatal Crash In Mammoth Cave
A woman from Oldham County is identified as the victim of a deadly crash around one Wednesday afternoon between Cave City and Mammoth Cave. Kentucky State Police said 25-year-old Melanie Carroll was heading west on Old Mammoth Cave Road in a sedan and swerved left to avoid a stopped vehicle in front of her. She collided head-on with an eastbound Jeep Wrangler driven by a motorist from New Jersey. Carroll died at the scene and a passenger in her car, 24-year-old Anna Dolliver of Texas, was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.  The Jeep driver received minor injuries and was taken to TJ Samson Community Hospital.



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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
Free Drone Class In Hardin County For Public Safety Personnel
For anyone who is in the public safety field, The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and Precision Products is offering free drone training today and tomorrow at the Hardin County Fairgrounds from 9a to 4p eastern. A flight courses designed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will be in place to allow pilots the chance to fly through them. Demonstration units will be available for use.



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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
Drug Arrest In Glasgow
On Monday, the Glasgow Police Department responded to Davis Street in reference to a domestic complaint. After arriving on scene, police witnessed Dusty C. Smith drop a bag of Methamphetamine on the ground while officers were conducting an interview with him. Dusty C. Smith of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine). The arrest was made by Officer Andrew Moore, assisted by Sgt. Michael Burgan.



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Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
Cumberland Expressway Rehabilitation Begins
More roadwork begins this week on Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway in Barren County. Resurfacing will take place between mile markers 9 and 16, which basically covers the stretch between western and eastern exits of Veterans Loop through Glasgow. Varying lane closures will take place and the speed limit is reduced from 70 to 55 through the section. The project represents a $5.6 Million investment in rehabilitation of the road surface. A contract is awarded to Scotty's Contracting and Stone which should be complete by the end of this construction season. A project further east is ongoing, which runs from mile markers 20 to 36, bridging Barren and Metcalfe Counties. The end result for both of these projects should be a much smoother ride for motorists along Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway.



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Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
Redneck Rave Arrests
Intoxication violations, traffic violations and even cemetery vandalism are a result of this year's Redneck Rave event in Edmonson County over the weekend.  A press release from the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating owners of flowers removed from graves in the Lincoln Community.  Floral arrangements were discovered following a DUI arrest when a female suspect told police she found the flowers but was unsure where. The release asks cemetery caretakers and family members to call dispatch if they are missing flowers. The arrest is one of 15 made by officers in Edmonson County during the Friday-Saturday event.  Traffic checkpoints were set up along Nolin Dam Road and Ollie Road. Locally, a 17-year-old male from Munfordville was cited for not having his license in his possession and careless driving after attempting to turn around and avoid one of the checkpoints; 27-year-old Brandon Winters of Mammoth Cave is charged with no registration plates, failure to register/transfer motor vehicle and failure to produce an insurance card and 28-year-old Sierra Hess of Leitchfield was arrested as an ATV passenger and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, first degree, second offense. The remaining citations and arrests were of non-locals.  Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle issued a statement saying there wasn’t as much activity this year as there was a year ago, but the amount of people in the community and the nature of associated illegal activity is rampant and puts a lot of stress on emergency services in the county.



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Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
Vehicles Stolen
A Bowling Green woman led police on a short pursuit Sunday after stealing two vehicles in Barren County.  Glasgow Police responded to Ivy Street after receiving a call to investigate and then received another stolen vehicle call a short time later.  Officers located the second of the two stolen vehicles and initiated a traffic stop. After pulling over, they identified the driver as 29-year-old Melinda Abner, who was believed to be under the influence of drugs. Officers located a large amount of Methamphetamine in her possession. She is charged with speeding 26mph or more over the limit, failure to wear a seatbelt, reckless driving two counts of theft by unlawful taking of an automobile, fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment of a police officer, DUI, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, no operators license and failure to maintain control on her side of the road. Melinda Abner remains jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a $75,000 bond and has a court date set for June 27th.



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Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
Large Field Fire Near I65
Smoke visible for miles to our south Monday afternoon was due to a large field fire.  Dispatch received numerous calls from motorists traveling I-65 near Smith's Grove as the blazed consumed an estimated 120 acres. A local fire official says the blaze is believed to have started from a malfunctioning piece of farm equipment. Fire departments from Gott and Richardsville assisted Smith's Grove firefighters at the scene. No injuries have been reported as a result of Monday's fire.



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Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
Updated I65 Roadwork Dates Announced
Work delayed last week along I-65 to make bridge ends more smooth through Hart County is rescheduled for this week.  Monday night, crews started the project on the southbound side at Bacon Creek near mile marker 70 and the Bonnieville Exit. The interstate is being reduced to one lane through the work zone between 8pm and 5am Central each evening all week.  Work will only be on the southbound side through Wednesday night and then work will shift to the northbound side for the remainder of the week.  Motorists are reminded to pay close attention to work zone signage, slow down and minimize distractions.



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Monday, June 20th, 2022
Update On Drive-by Shooting In Glasgow
According to the Glasgow Police Department, an additional suspect has been arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting that took place on Saturday in Glasgow.
James Smith was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence. Steven Brown also was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. An investigation is ongoing.



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Monday, June 20th, 2022
Storm Causes Propane Tank To Catch Fire In Legrande
According to the Hardyville Fire department, during the storms last Friday; lightning struck a tree which was near a propane tank at a house in the Legrande area. The lightning strike caused the tree to fall and take down the power lines and telephone lines going to the house. The tree and the power lines landed on the propane tank, striking the two pressure relief valves on the top of the tank. The tank then ignited. Hardyville Fire contacted the propane company, which advised them that it was approximately 80% full and was filled about two weeks ago. Due to the nature of the emergency, Hardyville fire stayed on scene to prevent the tank from BLEVE, but was able to allow the tank to bleed itself off. No injuries were reported. Hardyville was on scene for approx. 6 hours and was assisted by North Metcalfe FD, Hart County Emergency Management, Hart Co. Sheriff Jeff Wilson.


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Monday, June 20th, 2022
A Motorcycle Vs. Vehicle Results In Serious Injuries
A motorcycle vs. automobile accident that occurred Saturday afternoon in Priceville resulted in serious injuries. According to Priceville Fire Department, the accident happened at the Cave Hill Road and HWY 728 intersection. One individual was flown to a regional trauma hospital and one was transported by ambulance. Both are reported in stable condition. The names of those involved have not been released. Fire departments on scene extinguished the large blaze caused by the accident. Priceville fire department was assisted by Bonnieville fire department, hart county Sheriff's office and the Kentucky State Police. An investigation is ongoing.  



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Monday, June 20th, 2022
House Fire Sunday Morning Near Cub Run
Early Sunday morning the Cub Run, Munfordville and Priceville volunteer fire departments were dispatched to a structure fire involving a mobile home off cub run highway. The mobile home was occupied at the time of the blaze. Fire departments successfully extinguished the fire with no injuries to report. Hart County EMS and Hart County Sheriff's office assisted on scene. 



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Friday, June 17th, 2022
City of Glasgow Receives Grant
Over 300 cities in Kentucky are set to receive the second round of funding from the American Rescue Plan this week, including Glasgow. Glasgow is receiving nearly $2,000,000. The funds will go to the city of Glasgow to help the city offset expenses related to COVID-19, including the costs of PPE, payroll, vaccination clinics, and loss of revenue.



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Friday, June 17th, 2022
Lt. Governor Visits Elizabethtown
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman made a stop Thursday at ECTC where she toured the facilities and met with students and staff. Coleman also was able to be one of the first to see the Family Scholar House myky.info kiosk and concluded her visit by stating:  “Academics is one component that is its own challenge for many students. ... To see that barriers are being removed that students being supported through tough times to still accomplish, achieve, succeed and move forward is exactly what is going to change the trajectory of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”
 


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Friday, June 17th, 2022
New Director Of Maintenance At Larue County Schools
The LaRue County School Superintendent David Raleigh has announced that William Miller, who has been with the district for 13 years, will be the new Director of Maintenance. He will take over for Phil Fulkerson who is retiring at the end of July.
 


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Friday, June 17th, 2022
WLOC Clothes for Kids Receives A $50,000 Grant
WLOC Clothes For Kids was informed on Thursday by the Dart Foundation of a grant in the amount of $50,000. Of that amount, Clothes for Kids will use $25,000 for back to school purchases and the other $25,000 will be used for the angel tree program. WLOC Clothes for Kids serves the 9 Family Resource Centers in the Hart county and Caverna school system. Our many thanks to the Dart Foundation for their generosity and willingness to help our community.
 


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Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Man Pinned Beneath Golf Cart Dies
A man pinned beneath a golf cart over the weekend is dead.  Police in Edmonson County say the incident is being ruled accidental.  Around 6pm Sunday, first responders arrived at Cave Hollow Bay just off of KY 728 between Bee Spring and Cub Run. They found 68-year-old Stephen Strobe of Bowling Green trapped under the cart in a ditch.  Strobe was taken to The Medical Center in Bowling Green where he was pronounced deceased.


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Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Hodgenville Assault
A Hodgenville man is jailed after a physical assault.  Tuesday, just before 10pm local time, police responded to Beechtree Street in Hodgenville and arrested 28-year-old Dylan Sheldon.  A male victim there claims Sheldon choked and then punched him multiple times. Police say the two men are related.  Dylan Sheldon is charged with strangulation and domestic assault.


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Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Hart County Woman Jailed In Grayson County
A Hart County woman wanted in Grayson County has turned herself in.  Clarkson Police had been searching for 38-year-old Rachel Downs of Munfordville since early last week in connection to a drug investigation. Last Monday, officers responded to a location on West Main Street in Clarkson where they found Downs and 64-year-old Shirley Vincent of Clarkson sitting in a car. Items found inside the car resulted in seizure of the vehicle.  Later, after police obtained a search warrant, a substantial amount of methamphetamine was discovered along with other narcotics, a large sum of cash and additional items believed to be used for distribution of drugs. Shirley Vincent was arrested the next day and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and opiates. Rachel Downs turned herself in this past Tuesday and is also charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and opiates.


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Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Large Ford Recall
Ford is recalling nearly 3 million vehicles to fix a known transmission issue which may increase the risk of inadvertent rollaway crashes. The recall covers certain 2013 to 2019 Escape models, 2013 to 2018 C-Max models, 2013 to 2016 Fusions, 2013 to 2021 Transit Connects and 2015 to 2018 Edge models.  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents indicate a bushing which attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can degrade or detach. A vehicle thought to have been shifted into park may actually be in a different gear, allowing it to roll away. Ford acknowledges four injury reports due to the issue, and six property damage claims. The company has 1,630 related warranty reports and 233 related complaints. Dealers will replace the bushing and add a protective cap. Affected owners should recieve letters from Ford around the end of this month.


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Thursday, June 16th, 2022
New Larue County High School Principal
Following the resignation of Travis Gay as LaRue County High School Principal, the school system says they have hired a familiar name on an interim basis. Chris Price is set to fill the position for the upcoming school year.  Even though Price recently announced his retirement after serving several years as Principal of Hodgenville Elementary, LaRue County Schools Superintendent Daivd Raleigh says Price has agreed to come back and help. With the timing of Gay's resignation and the lack of applicants for the position, Raleigh said Price is the high school site-based council's unanimous selection.


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Wednesday, June 15th, 2022
2nd Drowning In Taylor County In A Week
The Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a person drowning near Wilson Creek yesterday. Upon arrival, firefighters located the reporting party and obtained a point last scene (PLS). A public safety diver and backup public safety diver was deployed to that area and conducted search patterns.  During this time, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife (KFW) Officer deployed a side scan sonar and was able to guide our public safety divers directly to the victim approximately 75' from the bank and was pronounced deceased by Taylor County Coroners Office (TCCO). No rescuers were injured during this recovery. The victim was identified as 37-year-old Jimmy Tungate, Jr. The Taylor County Coroner’s office released a statement including that "This is the second drowning in Taylor County in 3 days, Please wear a life jacket, know your limits and be cautious of access locations around pools & water edges." The death is still under investigation by the Taylor County Coroner’s Office and the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. 


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Wednesday, June 15th, 2022
A New Area Scam Is Circulating
Everyone should be aware of a new scam call going around. These individuals are claiming they are KU (Kentucky Utilities). When they call, they are threatening to cut off your services if you don't pay over the phone with a credit card. If you receive a suspicious call, be sure and call your utility company immediately and don't give them any personal information.


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Wednesday, June 15th, 2022
Child Removed From Home & Drug Arrests Made In Glasgow
The Glasgow Police Department responded to Valley View Drive in reference to a domestic complaint yesterday. Officers conducted a search of the residence where they located digital scales, Methamphetamine, Drug Paraphernalia and Marijuana. Officers also located a minor child asleep on a mattress on the floor and requested the Department Of Social Services respond to the scene. Richard N. Short of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession Of Marijuana, Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Endangering The Welfare Of A Minor. Katherine M. Moore of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Endangering The Welfare Of A Minor. The arrest was made by Officer John DuBarry, assisted by Officer Mason Wethington , Officer Hayden Phillips and the Department Of Social Services.


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Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
Leitchfield Man Arrested For Rape
A Leitchfield man is now in custody after allegedly raping a 16-year-old nearly 10 months ago.  Thursday, police in Grayson County arrested 23-year-old Hugh Mudge on a warrant.  He was indicted earlier this month by a grand jury for 1st degree rape, 1st degree sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and terroristic threatening. The incident resulting in these charges happened in August of last year. Mudge allegedly threatened the victim, afterwards. He remains jailed at Grayson County Detention Center.


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Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
Horse Cave City Council Meeting Recap
Monday night's Horse Cave City Council meeting featured mostly routine business.  In unfinished items, an ordinance passed to adopt next fiscal year's budget and the council approved the city's audit presented at the May meeting. In new business, approval was given to advertise surplus property for bids and dates of June 29th and 30th were set for potential 1st and 2nd readings to amend the current budget. Horse Cave Volunteer Fire Department's standard operating procedure was approved and Carrie Bunch is now appointed director of the water board. Departmental reports were given and the meeting closed in order.


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Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
A Campbellsville Child Drowns In Swimming Pool
A Campbellsville toddler has died after drowning. Taylor County's Coroner told a local media outlet the three-year-old was found floating unresponsive Sunday in a residential swimming pool. First responders attempted resuscitation but were unsuccessful. The child was pronounced dead at Taylor Regional Hospital.


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Monday, June 13th, 2022
Several Hart County Indictments:
The Hart County Grand Jury has returned the following indictments:


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Monday, June 13th, 2022
Bowling Green Man Arrested On Sexual Abuse Charges of A Minor
A Bowling Green man has been arrested on several charges including sexual abuse of a minor. The Bowling Green Police Department announced that the arrest was as a result of an investigation regarding a sexual abuse case. Barry W. Goley, 53, of Bowling Green was arrested in Warren County on Friday, June 3 and charged with unlawful transaction with a minor, first degree — illegal sex act, under 16 years of age; incest — forcible compulsion/incapable of consent or under 18 years of age; sodomy, third degree and sexual abuse, first degree. Goley was lodged in the Warren County Detention Center. Goley was released Monday, June 6 on a $25,000 cash bond.


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Friday, June 10th, 2022

KSP Asks For Help With Locating A Missing Magnolia Teen
The Kentucky State Police requests assistance in their on-going investigation of locating a missing runaway juvenile. 17-year-old Emma Holliday, of Magnolia, KY was last seen at her home at approximately 2:00 AM on Wednesday, June 9, 2022. Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Emma Holliday is urged to contact Trooper Ronnie Reynolds at 1-270-782-2010.


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Friday, June 10th, 2022

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest
The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Leslie Avenue this past Wednesday. Officer Carroll made contact with the driver, Jessica McCawley, and noted that the vehicle had an expired registration. McCawley gave officers permission to search the vehicle. Following the search, they located Gabapentin and Methamphetamine. Jessica McCawley of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with One Headlight, Failure To Produce Insurance Card, Failure Of Owner To Maintain Required Insurance, No Registration Plates, No Registration Receipt, and two counts of Possession Control Substance (Drug Unspecified).The arrest was made Officer Hunter Carroll.


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Friday, June 10th, 2022

Repeat Burglar Arrested In Glasgow
The Glasgow Police Department responded to a burglary compliant located on Adams Place on Monday. Officers spoke with the resident who had called police, which advised that a male subject had entered her home without her permission on three separate occasions. After reviewing the resident's security camera footage, the police were able to identify the individual who had broken into the house as Zachary Saltsman. Zachary B. Saltsman of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Burglary 2nd Degree. The arrest was made by Officer Zachary Barber, assisted by Sgt. Wesley Hicks.


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Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Green County House A Complete Loss Following Fire
Fire departments in Green County responded to a house fire near Summersville just before Noon Monday.  The property located on Marshall Ridge Road owned by Jerry Cowhered was completely engulfed when firefighters arrived.  The house is a complete loss.

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Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Felon Arrested With Gun
A convicted felon is back in custody after being discovered passed out in a vehicle with a gun in his lap. Glasgow Police Department responded to a complaint Tuesday on East Main Street and made contact with Dwayne T. Smith. After waking him up and confirming his identity, he was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol --- 3rd Offense, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle.

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Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Two Arrested For Murder
Two suspects are in custoday in relation to a double homicide that took place in Bullitt County last Monday. Officers with Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deparment arrested Bradley Ross and Savannah McClanahan on Conestoga Parkway in Shepherdsville Wednesday afternoon.  Both are charged with two counts of murder, 1st degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence. Victims of the homicide are identified as Katelyn Rayman and Kristin Longaker.  They were discovered shot by Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deputies after being called to a location just west of Shepherdsville. The search continues for a silver 2002 Hyundai Elantra with a Kentucky registration plate, 579-AMN.

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Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Federal Charges For Horse Cave Man
Federal authorities are interested in the drug case of a Horse Cave man.  A federal indictement names 42-year-old James Santillis Franklin for six counts of distributing methamphetamine and one count of conspiracy to distribute the drug.  These charges go back to 2017 in Warren County.  No future dates are noted for the case. Franklin is also scheduled for sentencing later this month in Barren Circuit Court after being convicted in March for engaging in organized crime, two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. These charges stem from 2019.  The Commonwealth has recommended a sentence of 70 years for this case. Franklin remains jailed at Barren County Detention Center.

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Fatal Collision On I65 In Hardin County
Kentucky State Police Post 4 troopers responded to a two-vehicle collision on I-65 in Hardin Co. Monday night. On June 6 at approximately 11:02 P.M. EST, Trooper Matt Johnson was responding to a non-injury collision on the Western Kentucky Parkway when he came upon a separate two vehicle collision near the 91 mile-marker on I-65. The preliminary investigation revealed Chloe Corse, age 19 of Louisville, was traveling north on I-65 in a 2006 Saturn VUE when she lost control during a period of heavy rainfall causing the vehicle to spin before coming to a stop facing south in the northbound lanes. At that time a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo operated by Gerald Bell, age 56 of Bruceton, TN, struck Corse’s vehicle head-on. Bell and a 25 year old passenger were transported to University of Louisville Hospital for life-threatening injuries. Bell later succumbed to his injuries. Corse reported no injuries from the collision. The northbound lanes of I-65 were closed for approximately one hour in order to allow troopers to investigate the collision. KSP Post 4 was assisted at the scene by the Hardin County EMS, and the Elizabethtown Fire Dept.. The collision remains under investigation by Tpr. Matt Johnson.


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Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

An Illegal Burn Causes Blaze In Glasgow
The Glasgow Fire Department responded to Shank Lane Monday afternoon for an apartment fire and were on scene for approx. 1 1/2 hours. Following the fire department's arrival, all residents of the apartment were evacuated and fire crews successfully extinguished the blaze. Damage to the "D" side of the building was noted. Fire department officials stated that the cause of the fire was an illegal burn near the apartment complex. All burns within the city limits require a permit that is issued by the city. This burn was not permitted.


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Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

24 Year Old Killed In Industrial Accident At Metalsa
The Elizabethtown Police department was called to Metalsa around 2:00am CST for an employee who had been struck by a piece of machinery. According to the preliminary investigation, 24 year old
Lance Winemiller was hurt in an industrial accident involving a forklift. Winemiller was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County coroner’s office. The Elizabethtown Police Department is investigating the death. No other information was immediately available.

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Deer Causes Wreck, DUI Arrest Follows
A man on a motorcycle is charged with DUI after deer caused him to crash.  Cave City police responded Friday after a call of a wreck on Wilson Road, just off of KY 90, east of town. Upon arrival, police identified the driver as 31-year-old Johnathan Jones and detected an odor of alcohol, which was measured at .08.  He was taken to Barren County Detention center and booked on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol --- fourth or more offense, driving on a DUI suspended license ---second offense and having no operator’s license.  He remains jailed with a $5,000 bond.

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Glasgow Man Arrested On Weapons Charges
Glasgow Police Department on Sunday responded to the area of Columbia Avenue in reference to a complaints of gunshots being heard.  Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was leaving the parking lot and made contact with Robert M. Martin. Officers located a 9mm handgun underneath the passenger seat, the serial number on the weapon had been filed off. Robert M. Martin of Glasgow , was arrested and charged with Possession Of Handgun By Convicted Felon, Possession Of Defaced Firearm. Martin was lodged in the Barren County Jail.


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Monday, June 6th, 2022

Double Shooting Leaves Two Dead
On Sunday,  just before 6:30 a.m. the Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 3 received a call for service of a shooting incident in Simpson County. Law Enforcement responded to the scene at 637 Patton Road in Franklin. Upon arrival at the scene Tierra N. Williams (21) of Franklin was located with multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to the Medical Center at Franklin where she was pronounced deceased by the Simpson County Coroner.  Kentucky State Police attempted to locate Jeremy D. Williams (25) of Franklin, in connection with the shooting death of his wife.  Jeremy Williams was located deceased in his vehicle on I-65 near the 23 mile marker north bound of an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound. The investigation continues by KSP detectives.  They were assisted on the scene by the Simpson County Sheriff's Office, Franklin Police Department, Simpson County Coroner, Simpson County EMS, and the Warren County Sheriff's Office.


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Monday, June 6th, 2022

Taylor County House Fire Claims Life Of Elderly Woman
According to the Taylor County Fire Department, an 81-year-old woman has died in a house fire that occurred on Saturday afternoon near Campbellsville. The Taylor County Fire Department was dispatched at 2:20 p.m. to a residence that was located at 5522 Hodgenville Road. Upon arrival, the fire department noted that at least half the home was in flames. While en route, firefighters were notified by dispatch that an elderly resident may still be inside the residence. After arriving on scene, a crew made entry into the house through a bedroom window and located the resident, who was later identified as Vivian Christie. Christie was removed from the structure, but was pronounced deceases by the Taylor County Coroner. The coroner’s office transported the body to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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Friday, June 3rd, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court June Meeting Recap
THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE EX  JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER

BRO. BEN BENNINGFIELD PASTOR LEITCHFIELD CROSSING BAPTIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. COMMITTEE REPORTS WERE GIVEN INCLUDING SHERIFF JEFF WILSON STATING THAT DEPUTY JEFF LAWLER HAD RESIGNED HIS POSITION EFFECT JUNE 30.  THE SHERIFF ALSO STATED THAT PATROLLING AT NOLIN LAKE STARTED MAY 30th.  JAILER ISRAEL BERGERSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 207 IN THE COUNTY JAIL AND JAILER BERGERSON PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR JUST OVER $27,500 TO THE COURT.
AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS THE COURT APPROVED A BID OF $52,000 FROM KEVIN WILSON DOZING FOR CONCORD CHURCH ROAD,

2ND READING OF ROAD LIST, 2ND READING OF 22/23 BUDGET,

2nd READING REGULATION OF SEXUALITY ORIENTED BUSINESS,

BUDGET TRANSFER #18, PAYMENT OF CLAIMS,

AND APPROVED NEXT MEETING DATE TO JUNE 23.


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Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

A Volunteer Fireman Injured Following Ambulance Rollover
A fireman collecting donations during a roadblock is among two people critically injured just before dark Tuesday evening in a multi-vehicle crash on KY 313 at the intersection of US 60 near Flaherty just west of the Meade-Hardin County line. The crash involved an ambulance on a medical run traveling north when it was hit by a passenger car. The ambulance rolled and struck a fire truck positioned for the roadblock which was part of Flaherty Fire Department's Crusade for Children fundraiser. The ambulance continued on to impact a F-350 pickup before coming to rest. The firefighter, identified as Lloyd Claycomb, was struck by the ambulance during the incident. Claycomb and the driver of the car were both air-lifted to University of Louisville Hospital.  Two people in the ambulance were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  The pickup driver was not injured.


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Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

A Campbellsville Shooter In Custody
A man shooting at people in Campbellsville is in custody. During the noon hour on Wednesday, Campbellsville-Taylor 911 received several reports of shots fired in the Taylor Boulevard vicinity.  Units from Campbellsville Police, Taylor County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police responded and arrested 23-year-old James Ferguson of Campbellsville, charging him with three counts of 1st degree wanton endangerment.  Ferguson was taken to Taylor County Detention Center.


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Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Glasgow Fatal Accident
A man who died after a Tuesday wreck in Glasgow suffered a medical emergency while driving. Police responded to Trojan Trail and found Richard Mattingly in a pickup that ran off the roadway into a field. He was taken to TJ Samson Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A report from Glasgow Police does not specify the type of medical condition that occurred and does not indicate Mattingly's age.


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Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

KSP Revisits Open Horse Cave Murder Case
The person or persons responsible for the murder of a Horse Cave man remain unknown now nearly 20 years later.  Kentucky State Police is reaching out to the public for help in the cold case. November 8th of 2002, James "Jimmy" Perkins was found bludgeoned to death in his mobile home on Pace Road, which is between Horse Cave and the interstate just off of KY 218.  About a decade later, KSP issued a press release in 2011 asking for anyone with information to come forward but there were no new leads to help solve the mystery. During that push for public assistance, his brother, Joe, spoke with media outlets, describing Jimmy as a bootlegger, drug dealer and thief.  Joe said his brother stole a load of pot, packaged it and sold it.  He suspected the owner of the stash is responsible for the murder. A KSP investigator in 2011 said several theories had been considered and they believed the responsible person or persons knew the victim and the murder was not a random crime. Jimmy Perkins was last seen November 7th, 2002, leaving a party, heading for his home. He was found dead by friends the next day. Here in 2022, Detective Gary Travis is rehashing what is known and urges anyone with information to call Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green at 270-782-2010.


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Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Explosion In Elizabethtown Causes Several Injuries
A small explosion and fire occurred at a residential construction site near Elizabethtown Yesterday. Bryce Shumate, the emergency management director for Hardin County, stated that a crew was working at a home on Ferndale Drive just off the Lincoln Parkway. One of the construction workers accidentally struck an underground propane tank at the residence, causing the explosion and fire thereafter. Three of the construction workers were injured in the blast, two of which were airlifted to a Louisville hospital. Fire departments prevented the fire from spreading to the nearby houses. Shumate stated that the tank was not part of a utility company. It has not been released whether or not the homeowners marked the location of the tank. At this time, names of those injured in the explosion have not been released. An investigation is ongoing.


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Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrests
On Sunday, the Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Happy Valley Road that resulted in one person being arrested on drug related charges. Officer Bragg made contact with Dakota Wilson and confirmed that he had active warrants for his arrest. Officers searched his persons and located Methamphetamine inside of his pants pocket. Dakota Wilson of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Driving On DUI Suspended License 1st Offense, Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 3rd Or> Offense (Methamphetamine). He was also served the active warrants. The arrest was made by Officer Garth Bragg.


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Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

KY 222 Closure Begins Today
Beginning Today (June 1st), KY 222 will be closed at the bridge over Western Kentucky Parkway in Hardin County.  The bridge will be replaced as part of the parkway rehabilitation project.  Closure will begin at 8am and a detour will be activated.  Signs will be in place to direct motorists along the route. The newly constructed bridge and roadway will be open to traffic by August 1st. With the closure of KY 222, the parkway will be affected through the first few nights for demolition of the existing bridge.  Each night (anticipated to be June 1st - 3rd), the parkway will be closed between Exits 124 and 133 from 9pm to 6am.  Signs will also be in place for this detour.


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Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Barren County Murder Indictments
On March 27th, 2021, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to 58-B North Lucas Road in reference to an unresponsive 19-month-old male.  The child was transported to TJ Samson Community Hospital and was later pronounced deceased.  Detectives observed suspicious bruising on the head of the child and sent the child to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for an autopsy.  The results of the autopsy determined the child died from blunt impact injuries of the head, and the manner of death was ruled Homicide. On Friday May 27, 2022, Barren County Sheriff’s Office served four indictment warrants.  On May 18th, 2022, the facts of the case were presented to a Barren County Grand Jury, and the following indictments were returned.  


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Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Faulkner's Farewell
From his teammates in the Sweet 16 tournament playing for Hart County in 1989 to his students, teachers and staff at Caverna here in 2022, countless individuals have come to know and love Cornelius Faulkner… Elementary teacher, middle school teacher, assistant principal, principal, superintendent, coach… friend.  Some of these, he accomplished in tandem, mentoring young men and women along the way in education of school curriculum, sportsmanship and the subject of life.  Difficulties of sacrifice for all the extra time and effort it takes shape the lives youngsters, including his own, are no secret.  Mr. Faulkner has done it with the grace and civility few possess.  Generations of students and our community as a whole are better because of his career.  With Cornelius Faulkner’s watch as superintendent ending, the community is invited to attend a farewell in his honor at the Caverna High School Cafeteria on Wednesday from 3-6pm. As recently announced, Mr. Faulkner’s position is being filled by Amanda Abell.  She has been a member of the administrative team for the past seven years and will continue to pursue a bold vision for the Caverna Independent School System.  Wednesday’s community invitation also includes a welcoming reception for Ms. Abell. Stop by, offer congratulations, well wishes and share memories with Mr. Faulkner and Ms. Abell. Again, Wednesday 3-6 at Caverna High School’s cafeteria.

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Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Former UK Football Coach Arrested
Former University of Kentucky Football Coach Hal Mumme was arrested at the Hyatt in Lexington early Friday morning.  An arrest citation charges Mumme with criminal trespassing and resisting arrest in connection an incident where he was asked to leave the building but refused. The description also states Mumme became physical with police during the arrest. Mumme appeared in court Friday afternoon from jail via video for arraignment and entered a plea of guilty to both misdemeanor charges. He was credited with time served and the judge waived Mumme’s court costs. Hal Mumme was the head football coach at UK for four seasons, from late 1996 to early 2001. He resigned amid allegations he violated NCAA rules.

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Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Intoxicated Man Flees Police; Arrested
An intoxicated man driving a pickup truck and utility trailer tried to flee police Sunday night in Leitchfield after initially being stranded near the Western Kentucky Parkway Interchange. Around 10:30, an officer provided traffic assistance as the man received a jump from another motorist.  After the assisting motorist left, the man in the pickup did not leave the scene.  As the officer approached the driver’s window, an odor of alcohol was detected.  The man behind the wheel, identified as 34-year-old Casey Campbell of Benton, began to drive off.  The officer attempted to gain control of the steering wheel but the truck accelerated, creating the potential of being run over by the vehicle or the trailer in-tow. As the struggle progressed, the officer was able to stop the vehicle and detain the driver. A search of the truck resulted in the discovery of suspected methamphetamine and other drug related items. Casey Campbell was taken to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center and then to Grayson County Detention Center where he is booked for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, DUI, driving on a suspended license, having no registration and no insurance and for failure to wear a seat belt.  According to a Grayson County media outlet, the incident marks Campbell’s fourth DUI arrest.

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Friday, May 27th, 2022

Man Arrested Following Moped Theft In Glasgow
On Thursday, the Glasgow Police Department recovered a stolen moped on Hillcrest Street. Officer Moore located the stolen moped parked in a yard at a residence on Hillcrest Street and was able to make contact with Michael B. Groce who had been in possession of the moped. Officers executed a search warrant on the residence where they located Methamphetamine, digital scales and a glass pipe inside of the residence.
Michael B. Groce of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property $500<$1,000 , Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia. The arrest was made by Officer Andrew Moore, assisted by Officer John Warnock.

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Friday, May 27th, 2022

Glasgow Square Closed at Noon For Concert
The roads around the Glasgow Public Square will be shutting down today at noon due to the free concert event being held later tonight. There will be signs in place redirecting traffic. For updates, please visit the Glasgow Police Department's Facebook page.



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Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Kentucky State Fair Competitions
The Kentucky State Fair event book is now available online with details about this year's scheduled competitions. The book outlines classes, rules and deadlines for the fair. Officials say cash prizes and more than 5,000 blue ribbons are awarded each year at the fair for baking, livestock, art, crafts and gardening. Departments include culinary, antiques, livestock, homebrew beer, photography and textiles and those are subdivided into a total of 7,000 classes. Entries open June 1 at kystatefair.org/participate/compete. This year’s fair runs August 18th through 28th in Louisville.



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Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Edmonson Former Teacher Sentenced On Sex Related Charges
A former Edmonson County teacher has been sentenced to federal prison on charges of attempted online enticement of a minor and attempted production of child pornography.  On Tuesday, 30-year-old William Lindsey of Brownsville was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 15 years and 8 months.  Lindsey had entered a guilty plea to these charges, which stemmed from an undercover investigation. Lindsey was a music teacher at Edmonson County High School.



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Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Wreck Involves UPS Truck
A Hart County man was injured midday Wednesday during a collision involving a UPS delivery truck in LaRue County. Police say Robert Lowe was traveling on Levelwoods Road, which is between Hodgenville and Campbellsville near the LaRue-Taylor County Line. He collided with the UPS truck, driven by Tanner White of Campbellsville. Lowe was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital. White was not injured.



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Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Vehicles Shot In Cecilia
Shots were fired at unoccupied vehicles in Cecilia early Monday. Police were notified of multiple gunshots around 3am.  The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office says three vehicles in the East Main Street area were struck and damaged.  When deputies arrived, no one was found in the vicinity.  Sheriff John Ward says property was the apparent target and there is no known directed threat toward anyone in the community.



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Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

 WLOC 2021-2022 MVPs
WLOC would like to congratulate the 2022 WLOC MVPs listed below:

 

Clark Rexroat:

 

Also our congratulations to Dea Bradley and Haley Sturgeon who received the WLOC Studio 101 MVP awards for 2021-2022.



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Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

Juvenile Killed On Western Kentucky Parkway Crash
The Kentucky State Police is investigating a single vehicle fatal collision that occurred in Grayson Co. Monday afternoon. On Monday, at approximately 2:30 PM , the Kentucky State Police was requested by the Grayson Co. Sheriff’s Office to investigate a fatal collision that occurred westbound on the Western Kentucky Parkway near the 91 mile-marker. The preliminary investigation revealed that April Mitchell, 48 of Paducah, was operating a 2006 Ford Expedition westbound on the WK Parkway pulling a travel trailer, when for unknown reasons the trailer began to sway back and forth causing the operator to lose control before overturning and striking a guardrail. A 14 year-old passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Grayson Co. Coroner’s Office. Mitchell and five other passengers were transported to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The westbound lanes of the Western Kentucky Parkway were closed for several hours in order to allow troopers to reconstruct the collision.



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Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

New Glasgow Police Officer
Officer John Pendley was sworn in last night at the Glasgow City Council meeting by Mayor Armstrong, after recently graduating from the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond. Photos of the vent can be seen on the Glasgow police department Facebook page.



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Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

Two Arrested With Active Warrants In Glasgow
On Monday, the Glasgow Police Department responded to a residence on Carnation Drive in reference to serving active warrants. Officers located Nathaniel Vincent and Mikayla Fields and confirmed they had active warrants. Officers located Methamphetamine inside a jacket pocket after Fields and Vincent attempted to destroy the evidence. Nathaniel A. Vincent of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering With Physical Evidence. Mikayla L. Fields of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering With Physical Evidence.  Both were also charged with the active warrants.  The arrest was made by Officer Josh Hardin.



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Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Vehicle vs. Amish Buggy In Barren County
Another motor vehicle versus horse-drawn buggy crash has occurred in South-Central Kentucky.  Police in Barren County say the incident happened Monday afternoon on KY 1297 near Old Zion Methodist Church.  The crash caused injuries but no further details have been released.  Investigation continues.



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Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Elizabethtown Juvenile Victim of Shooting
A shooting suspect remains at large in Elizabethtown.  Monday morning, police received a call regarding a male juvenile who was shot at a location on Buford Lane. The victim was taken to a local hospital and remains in stable condition. Police say they believe the juvenile was targeted. Investigation of the shooting continues.



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Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Several Bowling Green Bomb Threats
Bowling Green Police responded to bomb and shooting threats made against several businesses over the weekend. Saturday evening, officers responded to the Nashville Road location of Wingstop.  A suspect claimed to have placed explosives nearby which were set to detonate.  The suspect also warned of a plan to come in and shoot everyone with an assault rifle.  As police investigated the first call, a similar threat was reported at nearby Smoothie King and later at Cheddars and then Dairy Queen, McDonalds and Burger King.  A recording of the voice was obtained by police, which is to believed to be from a young male.  There are no suspects in custody, but police are tracking call information. Bomb and shooting claims were not substantiated at any of the threatened locations.



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Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Edmonson Vehicle Theft & Crash
Police in Edmonson County are searching for a suspect who stole a car from a residential driveway and then wrecked it on Sulphur Road. The sheriff's department says the red Ford Escape which belongs to Jeremiah Powell was taken late Saturday or early Sunday. The wreck location is about two miles from the residence.  The SUV crashed in a heavily wooded area and was found wedged between trees. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Department says the investigation is on-going and there are no suspects at this time.  Anyone with information regarding the theft should contact authorities.



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Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Glasgow Man Charged With Manslaughter & Other Drug Charges
Last Friday the Barren River Drug Task Force filed charges against 33-year-old Tavaris M. Casher of Glasgow for Manslaughter 2nd and Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree (Carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives). The arrest stemmed from an investigation that started on 04/04/2022 when a Cave City woman died from an apparent drug overdose which contained suspected fentanyl which was later confirmed by the medical examiner’s report. The investigation led to a search warrant at Casher’s residence later that evening by the Glasgow PD, DTF and Barren Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Numerous items were located including suspected counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl, Xanax bars, marijuana, and a stolen firearm. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail by GPD. The DTF continued the investigation and found through interviews and digital searches that Mr. Casher allegedly sold or provided the deceased with the fentanyl pills which caused her death. The Drug Task Force is speaking with Federal Authorities in reference to possible charges on Mr. Casher in Federal Court for the Cave City woman’s death. The DTF would like to thank the Glasgow Police Department, Cave City Police Department, Barren Co. Sheriff’s Department, Barren Co. Corner, Bowling Green Police Department, and the State Medical Examiner for their assistance in this case.



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Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Cave City Receives Road Repair Grant
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced that the City of Cave City will receive $62,160 in Road Aid Emergency Funds for slide repair on Grinstead Mill Road. A statement from the transportation cabinet: “The Transportation Cabinet is pleased to approve this request for funding to provide assistance to Cave City to repair and maintain safe connections in the community,” said Transportation Secretary Jim Gray. The location on Grinstead Mill Road being addressed is located 0.5 miles north of KY 70. The City of Cave City is responsible for administering the work.



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Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Two Men Are Dead After A Police Involved Shooting
According to the Indiana State Police, a vehicle that was stopped in the roadway south of Palmyra Indiana, just before 9:30 pm, apparently out of gas. Two good Samaritans and A Palmyra police officer stopped to assist. After stopping, the police officer asked Justin Moore, the driver of the vehicle, to place a small knife he had on his person back in the vehicle. As Moore entered his car to return the knife, he grabbed a shot gun and shot at the police officer. The police officer then returned fire. Moore shot a second time, fatally wounding a volunteer firefighter, who’s name was Jacob McClanahan, age 24, of Corydon, Indiana. The police officer continued to return fire until, Moore was fatally wounded. McLanahan was a member of the Ramsey Volunteer Fire Department, the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department, the New Middletown Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Leavenworth Fire Department. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.



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Friday, May 20th, 2022

May Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting Recap
THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.  JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER followed by REV. HORACE GRAHAM OPENING THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.
 

      JAILER ISRAEL BERGERSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 198 IN THE COOUNTY JAIL.  

      SHERIFF JEFF WILSON STATED THAT ANDREE BARBOUR has GRADUATED FROM THE POLICE ACADEMY.

      AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS THE COURT APPROVED 1ST READING OF COUNTY ROAD LIST,

       1ST READING FOR LICENSE AND REGULATIONS OF SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES,

      PAYMENT OF $100,000 TO INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY FOR REVOLVING LOAN FUND,

      PAYMENT OF $170,000 TO SOLID WASTE

And several other articles of business.

 

THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL THURSDAY JUNE 2, 2022 AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.


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Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Felony Arrest In Cave City
On Monday the Cave City Police Department was dispatched to 201 Broadway St. in reference to an Assault that had taken place. Upon arrival, Officers Childress and Phillips observed a male, identified as Victor Bostwick, lying on the floor and another male, identified as Anthony Pennington, sitting in a chair. Both males were under the influence of alcohol. Pennington began being non-compliant with officers commands and was detained. While detained, Officer Childress was attempting to explain to Pennington what had taken place and Pennington kicked Officer Childress. Anthony Pennington was then placed under arrest and transported to the Barren County Detention Center and charged with the following charges:



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Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Green County Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison
A Green County woman's sentence has been announced for submitting several fraudulent federal government assistance applications. In February, 41-year-old Mandy Ellen Bauer of Greensburg entered a guilty plea after being accused of filing nine fraudulent applications for various Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act financial assistance programs. That included the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and advance tax credit payments. In all, federal officials said it resulted in the attempted theft of more than $230,000. Bauer filed the applications between April 2020 and July 2020. Investigators say Bauer exaggerated the gross revenues, number of employees, and payroll of her company - Family Personal Sales. All of Bauer’s fraudulent applications were rejected, and she did not receive any funds. She was sentenced Tuesday in a federal courtroom in Bowling Green to 12 months and one day in federal prison.


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Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Grayson County Home Invasion Ends With Injuries
A Grayson County home invasion resulted in serous injuries to a man inside the residence. The incident happened Monday night on Rabbit Flat Road. Police received a 911 call and responded to find the victim had been struck in the head. The man was flown to U of L Hospital in Louisville. A witness told deputies two men left the residence in an older model white sedan.  Around two hours later, both suspects surrendered at Leitchfield Police Department.  The two men are identified as 24-year-old Jacob Finley and 22-year-old William Basham both of Grayson County. Both are also wanted for a burglary in Big Clifty on Sunday. From the Monday incident, they are charged with assault and two counts of burglary.



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Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Caverna Names New Girl's Head Basketball Coach
Caverna has announced a new Girls Head Basketball coach with a familiar name. Madison Faulkner was officially named to the position Friday. She takes over the reins from her father, Cornelius Faulkner, who has served as head coach and superintendent over the past few seasons. Cornelius is retiring at the end of this school year.  Madison is a 2016 Caverna Graduate and went on to a successful collegiate playing career at Campbellsville University and afterwards joined the program's coaching staff.  With Madison Faulkner's hiring, one of the two basketball head coaching positions is now filled as the search continues for a new boys coach at Caverna.



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Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Radcliff Man Arrested on Strangulation and Child Abuse Charges
A Radcliff man has been arrested and charged with child abuse and strangulation which happened in April, according to the Radcliff PD. Daniel Osborne, 41, of Radcliff, was arrested Sunday. A complaint warrant stated that Osborne had grabbed a male juvenile family member on April 20 by the collar of the shirt and then threw the juvenile against the wall. Following that, he kicked the child in the groin, punched him in the chest, held him on the ground.  The child disclosed that Osborne had strangled him April 22 during a pediatric physical abuse assessment. He completed a strangulation form with RPD and said he couldn’t breathe and lost consciousness.

The child also stated that Osborne told him that he was going to kill him. Osborne is lodged in the Hardin county detention center on a $10,000 cash bond.

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Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
County, District and State Primary Election Results

 

 

 

(For official poll numbers, please visit the Kentucky Secretary of State's website.)


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Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Deputy Among Those Killed In Shooting
A sheriff’s deputy and another person have died in a shooting in Kentucky.  State police say a Calloway County Sheriff’s Deputy, was shot at the scene and taken to a hospital, where he died.  The shooting happened at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office in Benton just after 2pm Monday.  A spokesperson with the Marshall County Sheriff's Office says a suspect who was shot in the incident also died.  Kentucky State Police is leading the investigation. 


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Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Cave City Drug Arrest Following Traffic Stop
Careless driving led to a traffic stop and discovery of drugs in Cave City over the weekend.  Police observed a vehicle driving “erratically and swerving” along KY 90.  The driver is identified as 18-year-old Zander Houchens.  A passenger is identified as 18-year-old Skylar Johnson.  Police say Houchens was impaired. An odor of marijuana was detected resulting in a search which turned up one pound of suspected marijuana, 10 grams of a mushroom drug and several items of drug paraphernalia. Houchens and Johnson were arrested and lodged at the Barren County Detention Center and later released. They both face trafficking and possession charges. Houchens also faces DUI and other traffic related offences.


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Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Edmonson County Sheriff's Office Make 2 Drug Arrests
Two individuals were arrested on felony drug charges as a result of a warrant service call on Sunday, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office stated that Edmonson County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the 100-block of Blue Bird Road for a felony warrant service on May 15, 2022. According to officials, a male subject, identified at Cody Johnson (18) of Smiths Grove, attempted to flee back inside the residence as deputies made contact with the subject. Deputies reportedly were able to secure Johnson without incident and conducted a security sweep of the home, where they located another male subject, identified as Michael D. Thomas, JR. (23), also of Smiths Grove, the Sheriff's Office said. Law enforcement said they observed drug paraphernalia with suspected methamphetamine residue laying in plain view during the security sweep. Since neither Johnson nor Thomas granted consent to search further, the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office applied for and was granted a search warrant, which resulted in the discovery of additional forms of drug paraphernalia, some with suspected methamphetamine residue, syringe, and marijuana, according to the Sheriff's Office. Thomas took ownership of the marijuana, while both took ownership of the methamphetamine, the Sheriff's Office stated.

 

Cody Johnson was arrested and charged with:

Thomas was arrested and charged with:

Both were lodged in Hart County Jail.

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Monday, May 16th, 2022

A Mammoth Cave Woman Arrested in Edmonson County Following Traffic Stop
Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Ky Hwy 259 Tuesday afternoon after a driver pulled out of a driveway and crossed into oncoming traffic. Once the traffic stop was initiated, 44 year-old Tonia Maria Harbin, of Mammoth Cave, exited her vehicle, and approached the deputy's patrol vehicle. She told authorities that there were illegal items in her vehicle. After a search of the vehicle, Harbin was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, careless driving and tampering with physical evidence. Harbin was lodged in Hart County Jail.

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Monday, May 16th, 2022

Several Vehicular Break-ins In Munfordville
On May 4, 2022 the Hart County Sheriff's Office responded to Interstate Plaza and Riverside Animal Clinic due to several vehicles having their windows broken out with a variety of items stolen from inside the vehicles. Upon investigation, the suspects were recorded using stolen credit cards from the vehicles in nearby stores. They need the public’s help with identifying the individuals in the photos located on the hart county sheriffs Facebook page located here.

 

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Monday, May 16th, 2022

Several Arrests Announced By Hart County Sheriff's Office
On May 11, 2022 the following persons were arrested by the Hart County Sheriff's Office, Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force, and Probation and Parole:


[1] Kayelyne Overfelt W/F 27YO Bowling Green for the offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree [methamphetamine] enhanced, Drug Paraphernalia Possession, enhanced.


[2] Jeremy Pennington W/M 32YOA Horse Cave: Possession of Controlled Substances 1st Degree [methamphetamine] enhanced, Drug Paraphernalia- buy or possess enhanced, Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

 

[3] Bryce Martin W/M 32YOA Horse Cave:
Possession of Controlled Substances 1st Degree [methamphetamine] enhanced, Drug Paraphernalia-buy or possess enhanced, Possession of a handgun by convicted felon. Bryce Martin was also served two outstanding warrants for the offenses of: Criminal Mischief 1st, Strangulation 1st Degree, Assault 4th degree dating violence [minor injury], Burglary 2nd Degree, and a Failure to Appear warrant.

 

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Friday, May 13th, 2022

Munfordville Elementary School Announced A New Principal
Munfordville Elementary School will have a new principal next year. The site based council met Wednesday night and through the alternate process selected Adam Smith to take over for the next school year. Mr. Smith has served as the assistant principal for the past four years at Munfordville. He will be replacing Mr. Boone, who is moving on to become an assistant principal at Hart County High School.
 

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Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Glasgow Man Arrested For Burglary
A Glasgow man broke into a home and now faces charges.  Police responded to Rachel Court in reference to a burglary compliant Tuesday and discovered 27-year-old Michael Groce at the rear of the house exhibiting symptoms of intoxication. Police say he was in possession of a safe and medication from inside the home. Charges against Groce include burglary, public intoxication of a control substance and theft by unlawful taking under $10,000.  He remains in jail at Barren County Detention Center with a $5,000 bond. 
 

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Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Early Voting Begins Today
Early voting for all registered voters is underway today.  In a change brought on by the pandemic, citizens can cast their general ballots for next week's primary for three days. In Hart County, you can vote at the clerk's office 8-4 today, Friday and Saturday.  Residents of other counties can also vote these three days but hours may vary. Anyone not registered in Hart County should contact their clerk's office for times.
 

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Thursday, May 12th, 2022

KY-84 Road Closure
For those who travel KY 357 and KY 84 toward Sonora, a detour will be in place Friday.   The widening project through LaRue County continues along KY 84 between KY 357 and Sonora requiring the contractor to replace a large pipe.  A portion of KY 84 near the LaRue/Hardin line will be closed Friday from around 6:30am to 5:30pm Eastern.  The short detour will be signed, directing motorists to use KY 1517.
 

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Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Father & Daughter Arrested On Drug Charges
A man with a lenghty history of drug arrests and his teen daughter have been taken into custody in Grayson County. Officials with the sherriff's department and state police responded to Sipes School Road Saturday afternoon to serve warrants on 47-year-old Billy Wayne Elkins. As police arrived, Elkins tried to run from the residence but was captured trying to leave. A search of the home turned up syringes, a baggy containing a white substance believed to be methamphatamine and herion and a pipe. Elkins’ daughter, who is identified as 18-year-old Autumn Elkins told officers the pipe belonged to her. She also told them her backpack contained additional methamphetamine. Both were arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Previously mentioned warrants for Billy Elkins were also served for failure to appear in court. Billy Elkins also has a long list of unsettled drug related

 

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Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron Files For Govenor's Race
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has filed for the 2023 governor’s race. It is a move many in the Republican Party were anticipating.  Cameron is hoping to ride his resistance to Governor Andy Beshear’s coronavirus restrictions into the governor’s office. Cameron made history in 2019 as the first African American in Kentucky to serve as attorney general. Now he’s trying to blaze another trail in his bid for governor. Cameron last year led the legal fight against pandemic-related restrictions that Beshear imposed. Cameron won the case in the Kentucky Supreme Court, which cleared the way for new laws to rein in the governor’s emergency powers. Daniel Cameron joins a crowded Republican Primary field who will all likely be running on a anti-Beshear theme. Some high profile figures within the party say it will be interresting to see how the candidates battle each other in the primary without hurting the eventual nominee's opportuinity to knock off Beshear in the following November.

 

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Cave City Woman Arrested On Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop
A woman is facing drug charges after being stopped by Cave City Police for careless driving. Saturday, an officer observed a vehicle driving on 31W in a careless manner. After pulling over the driver, who is identified as 65-year-old Latricia Truelove, another officer and a K-9 unit arrived and made a positive alert resulting in discovery of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Truelove was taken into custody and booked at Barren County Detention Center on possession charges, DUI of a controlled substance and several traffic and vehicle violations.

 

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Several Elizabethtown Parking Lot Armed Robberies
Elizabethtown Police are investigating armed robberies in parking lots near Towne Mall.  After being notified of an incident which occurred last Wednesday night, authorities reviewed video surveillance and observed a second armed robbery around the same time which had not been reported. Police are asking for help from the public in coming up with leads as they try to identify both the victim who has not come forward and the suspect. It is believed these incidents are related to a series of five armed robberies. Authorities say each occurred with a similar description as victims were parking and getting out of their vehicles. Victims report being approached by a young black man in dark clothing with a face covering, a gun and a demand to hand over valuables. On at least one of the robberies, police say the suspect was picked up by a dark colored Cadillac SRX.  In another, the suspect fled in the victim's vehicle. Anyone with information should contact Hardin County Crime Stoppers where information can be shared anonymously at 1-800-597-8123.

 

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Glasgow Prostitution Ring Leader Pleads Guilty
The woman arrested for illegal operations at Summer Spa in Glasgow has entered a guilty plea in district court. Back on April 4th, officers arrested 32-year-old Jing Jing Zheng (Jing-Jing-Jung) after discovering over $22 thousand in cash and promotion of prostitution. Upon receiving several complaints, an undercover detective was offered sexual services. Zheng's guity plea is for one count of promoting prostitution. The charge of practicing massage therapy without a license was dismissed. Cash seized during the arrest was forfeited to the court. Zheng is also ordered to undergo psychotherapy. According to information obtained after the arrest, there is still a potential for continuing FBI involvement in the case.

 

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Stolen Loader Out Of Glasgow
Investigators are looking for a stolen Case Loader. It was taken from Lee Brick on 31W Bypass in Glasgow on Sunday or early Monday. It is a yellow-colored 521D model.  Anyone with information should call Glasgow Police at 270-651-6165.

 

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Monday, May 9th, 2022

Kentucky State Police Investigate Fatal Collision in Butler County

On Sunday, May 8th, 2022, at approximately 12:20 am, Kentucky State Police Post 3 was requested by the Butler County Sheriff's Office to investigate a fatal collision. Troopers responded to the scene of the collision located near the 4800 block of Reedyville Road (KY185) in Butler County. Preliminary investigation revealed that three motorcycles were traveling southbound on Reedyville Road near the 4800 block; a 2003 silver Harley Davidson being operated by 35 year old Teddy Duke of Morgantown, a 2000 red Honda motorcycle being operated by 34 year old James Shepherd of Jetson, and a 2003 Yamaha motorcycle being operated by 39 year old Jeremy Fegett of Caneyville. Jeremy Fegett passed the other motorcyclists, at which point they lost sight of him. Fegett continued southbound on Reedyville Road when his vehicle made contact with a 2012 John Deere Tractor and rotary cutter implement being operated by 34 year old Carlos Hopper of Bowling Green. Fegett was thrown from his motorcycle and was struck by both Teddy Duke's and James Shepherd's vehicles. Jeremy Fegett was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Butler County Coroner’s Office. Teddy Duke and James Shepherd were arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol. The investigation is being led by Trooper Bo Hubbard. He was assisted on scene by other KSP personnel, Butler County Rescue Squad, Butler County Coroner’s Office, Butler County EMS, 4th district, Bear Creek, and Morgantown Fire Departments.

 

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Monday, May 9th, 2022

Man Who Fired Shots At KSP Arrested In Hardin County

A Louisville man who fled and fired at Kentucky State Police officers in April was booked Wednesday night in the Hardin County Detention Center. Walter Alexander, 29, was taken into custody at the jail following treatment at University of Louisville Hospital for life-threatening injuries sustained April 17 in a gunfight with troopers in Hardin County. According to a news release from KSP, Alexander was stopped in Meade County where the officer discovered he had an active felony arrest warrant. The release did not list the specific charge and KSP did not respond to a request for further information Thursday afternoon. Alexander reportedly fled after the officer attempted to arrest him, which then led to a pursuit, the release said. Alexander was involved in a collision near Radcliff, but police did not provide a specific location. After the collision, Alexander exited his vehicle and began shooting in the direction of officers, the KSP statement said. According to the release, KSP troopers Isaac Atwell and Dillon Spencer returned fire and Alexander was struck. It said the troopers provided life-saving measures. He was transported to the U of L Hospital after sustaining life-threatening injuries. Alexander is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond. He is charged with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, and first degree fleeing or evading police; first-degree wanton endangerment; and first-degree criminal mischief. Attempted murder is a Class B felony, punishable by 10 to 20 years, if found guilty.

 

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Monday, May 9th, 2022

KSP Searching For Escape Inmate

Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 2 are searching for an inmate who escaped while on a work program through the Hopkins County Detention Center. Sometime around 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Michael Brian Harris, age 35, of Covington, KY left Calhoun Farms on Nebo Road in a stolen 1997 Black Ford Ranger, that has no registration plates and body damage. Harris' direction of travel is unknown at this time. He is described as a white male with brown eyes, bald, and a brown beard. He is approximately 5’9" tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds. Harris was last seen wearing Farm clothes. KSP asks the public to be on the lookout for Harris and if located, please contact KSP Post 2 at 270-676-3313.

 

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Friday, May 6th, 2022

City of Cave City Council meeting

City of Cave City will hold a council meeting at Council Chambers at City Hall Monday, May 9th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, May 6th, 2022

Cave City man arrested at Glasgow intersection

Glasgow Police Department responded to a complaint of a male subject Wednesday who appeared to be passed out behind the steering wheel at the intersection of Happy Valley Road and Veterans Outer Loop. After performing the field sobriety tests, officers determined that Jerome Jordan was impaired. Officers located Marijuana and Methamphetamine inside a coat pocket that Jordan had been wearing. Jerome Jordan, of Cave City, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of open alcohol beverage container in motor vehicle prohibited. Jordan was lodged in Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, May 6th, 2022

Glasgow man arrested for sexual abuse

Glasgow Police Department arrested a Glasgow man Wednesday on Sexual Abuse charges. Officer Ward investigated the complaint and determined that Robert Grindle had exposed himself to the victim(s) who were under the age of 12. Robert O. Grindle, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Sexual Abuse, 1st degree, victim under 12 years of age (2 counts). Grindle was lodged in Barren County Jail. This case remains under investigation.

 

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Friday, May 6th, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER BROTHER KEVIN DENTON PASTOR OF HORSE CAVE BAPTIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. A PROCLAMATION WAS READ DECLARING THE MONTH OF MAY AS OLDER AMERICANS MONTH. DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN INCLUDING SHERIFF JEFF WILSON STATING CRAIG THOMPSON AND HORACE WERE EMPLOYED AS PART TIME HELP AT THE JUSTICE CENTER AND JONAH CARTER WILL OFFICIALLY GRADUATE FROM THE POLICE ACADEMY TODAY. THE SHERIFF ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR JUST OVER $28,000. JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 192 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.
AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS THE COURT RECOGNIZED RETIRING MIKE NICHOLS AS COUNTY ATTORNEY.
THE COURT APPROVED TO SELL 3 TRUCKS FOR THE HIGHEST BIDS, APPROVED HORTONS CONSTRUCTION FOR CONSTRUCTION AT THE TRAILHEAD FOR THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, BUDGET TRANSFER #16, FIRST READING OF BUDGET 22-23, 22-23 LOCAL GOVERNMENT REIMBURSEMENT, APPLY FOR 22-23 COPS HIRING PROGRAM, 22-23 COUNTY ROAD AID COOPERATIVE PROGRAM, EXECUTION OF THE COUNTY ROAD AID CO-OP PROGRAM, AUTHORIZATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE REGIONAL HAZARD MIGRATION GRANT PROGRAM, APPLY FOR HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT, AGREEMENT WITH AEI FOR GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION OF PROPERTY, APPLY TO FEMA FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANT GRANT, MOVE ANIMAL SHELTER DIRECTOR BRANDY NICHOLS OUT OF PROBATION PERIOD TO SALARY OF $35,000 ANNUALLY, APPROVE 20 HOURS OF SERVICE FOR ANIMAL SHELTER FROM THE AUDUBON SOCIETY.

THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, MAY 19th, at 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Friday, May 6th, 2022

Local trainee graduates from Ky DOC

A trainee from the Hart County Sheriff's Department is among a list of those who graduated from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice in Richmond Thursday.  Sheriff Jeff Wilson says Jonah Carter will be joining the ranks of Deputy Sheriff as he returns from the academy.  Graduates of the program complete a 20-week course filled with 800 hours of training.

 

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

May is Motorcycle and Bike Safety Awareness Month

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 3, 2022) In recognition of May as Motorcycle and Bike Safety Awareness Month, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in reminding all road users to work together to help prevent crashes, injuries and deaths on Kentucky roadways.

A motorcycle or bicycle is a vehicle with all of the rights and privileges of any motor vehicle; however, as one of the smallest vehicles on the road, a motorcycle or bicycle may be in a vehicle’s blind spots.

In 2021 there were 1,490 crashes involving motorcycles in Kentucky, resulting in 1,085 injuries and 99 deaths (88 motorcyclists). Of those crashes, 811 involved a motorcycle and at least one other vehicle. Bicyclists were involved in 325 crashes resulting in 239 injuries and 9 deaths. Of those crashes, 320 involved at least one other vehicle.

The KOHS offers the following tips for drivers:

·         Put the phone down and pay attention.

·         Perform a regular visual check by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or exiting a lane of traffic, and at intersections;

·         Use a turn signal before changing lanes or merging with traffic.

·         Don’t be fooled by a flashing turn signal on a mo­torcycle. Motorcycle signals are often not self-canceling and riders sometimes forget to turn them off.

·         Obey the speed limit.

·         Drive sober. Alcohol and drugs affect judgment, balance and reaction time. Always make a plan for a safe ride home;

·         Buckle up.

·         Allow at least a three-second following distance between you and the vehicle in front of you;

·         Do not use designated bike lanes for parking, passing or turning; and

·         Pass to the left of a bicycle, allowing at least three feet clearance.

The KOHS offers the following tips for motorcyclists:

·         Wear a DOT-compliant helmet;

·         Wear brightly colored protective gear and use reflective tape and stickers to increase visibility;

·         Pay attention by avoiding any action that takes your eyes, your ears or your mind off the road and traffic;

·         Scan ahead for possible obstacles in your path, such as parked cars or cars pulling out or into parking spaces or driveways;

·         Ride in the same direction as traffic;

·         Check your equipment before riding. Make sure your brakes are working and tires are properly inflated;

·         Never ride impaired. Alcohol and/or drugs can impair your judgment, coordination and reaction time.

 

 

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Upton traffic stop leads to drug arrests

Police found drugs and paraphernalia during a traffic stop in Upton on Thursday. After a Dodge Pickup was pulled over on North Walnut Street, a passenger, who is identified as Leroy Towsley, was flagged as having an arrest warrant in LaRue County.  Consent to search the vehicle was obtained, resulting in the discovery of approximately 10.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 2 sets of digital scales, several plastic baggies and syringes. The driver, identified as Michael Truglia, of Sonora, was arrested and charged with careless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, and trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine) greater than 2 grams.  Both were arrested and jailed.

 

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Glasgow man faces assault charges

A Glasgow man faces assault charges after a verbal altercation Sunday night.  Police were called to a location on McGrah Avenue just after 7pm and found a victim who claimed they had been assaulted by 41-year-old Joshua Lewis following a verbal dispute.  Lewis was taken into custody and charged with second and fourth-degree assault.  He remains jailed at Barren County Detention Center and has a court date set for May 9th.

 

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Investigation continues in officer-involved shooting

GREENSBURG, Ky. (May 2, 2022) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) continues the investigation of a trooper-involved shooting that occurred on April 9, 2022, at approximately 9:15 p.m. CDT in Green County. The preliminary investigation reveals that KSP Post 15 troopers were responding to a request for assistance from the Green County Sheriff’s Office for a report of a suicidal subject.

Upon arriving at the scene, Trooper James Ford made contact with 74-year-old Mr. David C. Moran, of Greensburg, and observed that he was armed with a handgun. When Moran raised the handgun in the direction of Trooper Ford, the trooper fired his agency-issued firearm. Trooper Ford was soon after assisted at the scene by deputies and life-saving measures were attempted on Mr. Moran, but Moran was pronounced deceased

at the scene. Trooper Ford was placed on administrative leave. Trooper Ford is a three (3) year and ten (10) month veteran of the agency.

 

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Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Munfordville City Council meeting

Munfordville City Council will meet Monday night, May 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.

 

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Monday, May 2nd, 2022

In State News

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced he'll enter the state's 2023 governor's race. He joins what's shapi8ng up to be a crowded Republican contest to select a nominee to challenge Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear. Quarles is in his second term as agriculture commissioner. He has long been seen as a strong contender, having built up his name recognition across rural Kentucky. He's planning a June 1st event in Scott County, where he's from, and to lay out his agenda for the state. His entry into the race could signal a flurry of potential announcements in the coming weeks and months.

 

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Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Ways to vote in primary election

In person Excused Absentee Voting

Vote at the County Clerk's Office, 200 Main Street, Munfordville, May 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th & 11th, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Early voting (in-person un-excused absentee voting)

Vote at the County Clerk's Office, 200 Main Street, Munfordville, May 12th, 13th and 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Primary Election Day

Vote at any of the 7 voting locations set up within the county on May 17th, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Please feel free to contact the Hart County Clerk's Office at 270-524-2751 with any questions you may have.

 

Hart County Polling Locations

1 Horse Cave Fire Department -- 1040 East Main Street, Horse Cave

2 Munfordville Elementary School -- 505 West Union Street, Munfordville

3 Hart County High School -- 1014 South Dixie Hwy, Munfordville

4 Memorial Elementary School -- 1400 North Jackson Hwy, Hardyville

5 Cub Run Elementary School --170 East Gap Hill Road, Cub Run

6 Legrande Elementary School -- Horse Cave

7 Bonnieville Elementary School -- 7874 North Dixie Hwy, Bonnieville.

 

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Monday, May 2nd, 2022

BGDP investigate deadly shooting

A deadly shooting occurred in Bowling Green late Sunday afternoon. Police said that officers received a call around 5:40 p.m. Sunday, regarding shots fired on 13th Street, near the railroad tracks. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not yet released the man's identity as they are working to notify his family. As of Sunday evening, police do not yet have a suspect. They're working to find video evidence or witnesses who may have seen or heard something.

 

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Friday, April 29th, 2022

Munfordville City Council meeting

Munfordville City Council will meet Monday night at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.

 

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Friday, April 29th, 2022

Drug arrest in Glasgow

Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Friday on Happy Valley Road that led to one person being arrested on drug related charges. Sgt. Hicks made contact with Kerry Ransom who provided false information about his identity. Officers located marijuana on his person and located a backpack inside the vehicle that contained marijuana, digital scales and synthetic drugs. Kerry Y. Ransom, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with failure to or improper signal, reckless driving, improper turning, giving officer false identifying information, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in synthetic drugs, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ransom was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, April 29th, 2022

Bowling Green man arrested in Glasgow

The Glasgow Police Department responded to Family Dollar Store on Columbia Avenue Thursday in reference to a stolen vehicle from Metcalfe County. Officers located the vehicle and confirmed that it had been reported stolen. Officers then made contact with Trenton Payne and he was taken into custody, they also located a glass pipe and Methamphetamine inside of the vehicle.  Trenton G. Payne, of Bowling Green, was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property $10,000 Or More, Possession Control Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine).  The arrest was made by Officer Andrew Moore, assisted by Sgt. Michael Burgan.

 

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Friday, April 29th, 2022

Search underway for Hodgenville teen

HPD is currently searching for 17-year-old Jesenya Martinez of Hodgenville. She was last seen getting into a white, 2015 Honda passenger car, Kentucky tag B6A265 after school at LCHS. The vehicle is registered to a Jeramy Kelly of Owensboro. It is believed that Jesenya got into the vehicle voluntarily. If see this vehicle or know Jesenyas whereabouts, contact law enforcement immediately.

 

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Friday, April 29th, 2022

Amanda Abell new Caverna Schools Supt.

The Caverna Independent Schools Board of Education has announced Amanda Abell as the next superintendent. Ms. Abell will succeed Cornelius Faulkner who earlier announced his resignation effective June 30, 2022. She currently serves as assistant superintendent for the district.

School board chair, Wayne Hatcher spoke to the selection process. “First, on behalf of the board let me thank everyone who was involved in this process. The screening committee, our search service KASA, everyone who submitted the survey, and the applicants are all to be commended for their efforts. The board spent countless hours interviewing, reviewing applications and deliberating over the decision. While we had several high quality applicants, we are in agreement that Amanda Abell is the right person at the right time.” Hatcher went on to say “There was a distinct theme in the community survey that spoke to the character, integrity, and sense of community that our next superintendent should have. Again, we thought Amanda fit those descriptors perfectly.”

Abell, with 23 years of educational experience, began a career in public education in 1999 in the Green County School District. She served as Associate Director of District Support at Green River Regional Educational Cooperative, and has been with the Caverna Schools for 7 years as a district administrator. Abell has co-led regional and state-level work around education, and has served on local, regional, and state level committees. She says the family atmosphere of the Caverna community was one of the reasons for seeking the position. “I love Caverna because it is a small, diverse district. I can be in the schools everyday and really get to know students, staff, and parents. Caverna is a family. We treat and support each other just as a family would”, said Abell.

Hatcher said, “We know replacing Mr. Faulkner will be difficult, he has meant so much to this district for so long. But we are not asking Ms. Abell to be Mr. Faulkner. We expect her to develop her own identity as Caverna Superintendent and continue with the great initiatives she has already been a part of.”

“I wanted to be Superintendent of Caverna because I see the potential in our students.” said Abell. “We have amazing kids and I will never give up fighting for them. I have an intense desire to make a difference in their lives.”

Abell will assume the duties of superintendent on July 1st, 2022.

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Glasgow man arrested on multiple charges

Glasgow Police Department on Wednesday responded to McKenna Street in reference to a complaint. Officers located Dustin Roberts and confirmed that he had active warrants for his arrest. Officers located digital scales and Methamphetamine in a backpack that he was carrying. Dustin Roberts of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Possession (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia. He was also served with the active warrants. Roberts was lodged in the Barren Co Jail.

 

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Two arrested in Hodgenville for trespassing

Two people previously arrested on multiple occasions at Hodgenville Housing Authority properties are back in jail after trespassing.  Wednesday afternoon, Hodgenville Police were called to investigate 41-year-old Sonny Vittitoe and 50-year-old Cynthia Nelson's presence at a residence in the Polly Avenue complex.  Both were arrested and are charged with criminal trespassing.  The incident makes three times Vittitoe has been arrested at the residence and it is the second time for Nelson. They remain jailed in LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Greensburg woman killed in crash

A woman was killed after a crash in southern Green County.  The sheriff's department reports 63-year-old Scheri Keltner, of Greensburg, was traveling on Mell Road Tuesday evening when she lost control and hit a tree.

 

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Twenty plus vehicles broken into

Police say vandals broke into more than 20 vehicles in Hardin County early Monday.  Most of the hits were in the Vine Grove area.  Vandals stole a car, in which keys were left. Vine Grove Police Chief Kenny Mattingly says reports started coming in just after 4am.  Two cases involved open garages and 19 cases involve unlocked vehicles. In one case, suspects unzipped the back window of a Jeep. Security footage from various homes shows what is believed to be three to five different suspects walking through a neighborhood checking cars.  All were masked. The stolen car was recovered in Louisville Monday afternoon after the owner utilized a tracking device. Police believe the break-ins are a coordinated effort but do not believe the suspects are local. The police chief emphasized the importance of locking vehicles and garages.

 

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Two arrested after drug tip

A drug tip resulted in the arrest of a Rocky Hill Road resident and his visitor.  Officers with the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department responded mid-day Tuesday to the home of 28-year-old Charles Rector and upon contact at the front door, immediately detected a strong marijuana odor.  A police report indicates Rector denied having marijuana and would not submit to a search of the property. When told he would be detained until a search warrant arrived, Rector became irate and attempted to avoid officers but was cuffed.  The eventual search turned up several marijuana plants, methamphetamine, other controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, an assault rifle, a pistol, a sawed-off shotgun, cash and a debit card.  Charles Rector faces numerous charges related to these items. When arrested, it was discovered he also has an Edmonson County bench warrant and two Warren County bench warrants, all for failure to appear in court.  While on-scene officers observed 54-year-old Harold Hendrick pull up to the driveway in a truck and quickly leave. Police followed and stopped the vehicle on  Hayes Lodge Road. Before being frisked, Hendrick disclosed his possession of a pocket knife.  Suspected Percocet was found along with methamphetamine and a large amount of cash. Harold Hendrick also faces several drug-related charges. Both Rector and Hendrick were taken to Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Hart County man arrested for burglary

A man jailed in Hart County has been served an arrest warrant for burglary in Metcalfe County. Last week, 42-year-old Christopher O'Brien was charged with burglary and criminal mischief in connection to a complaint involving a break-in at an unoccupied residence on Hiseville-Center Road. The report came from a victim who told police the location was the residence of their deceased parent. Investigation revealed access was gained by forced entry through a side door and several items of value, including jewelry had been removed. Christopher O'Brien was transferred to Barren County Detention Center, where he remains jailed. He has a $25,000 bond.

 

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Cave City man arrested for theft

A Cave City man faces burglary charges after breaking into a deceased person's home. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a burglary complaint at a home on Hiseville Center Road in the Savoyard community on Tuesday, April 12th. The victim told Deputy Jarrod Steele that the home belonged to a deceased parent and was currently unoccupied. Deputy Steele determined that the suspect broke into the home through a side door and removed several items, including jewelry. 42-year-old Christopher A. O'Brien, of Cave City, was served the arrest warrant. He was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, April 25th, 2022

Area sports news

Caverna hosted Hart County in baseball action from Monday afternoon.  The Raiders won in five innings, 13-1.  Hart County hosts Taylor County Wednesday evening while Caverna hosts LaRue County.

 

In girls fast pitch softball, Hart County defeated Warren Central on Monday, 10-7.  The lady raiders host Grayson County on Thursday evening.  Caverna lost to Glasgow 6-3. The Lady Colonels travel to LaRue County Thursday.

There is a new boys basketball coach at Glasgow High School.  William Buford was introduced last week during a local press conference. Buford is a former Glasgow player and says he has always dreamed of coming home to coach.  Glasgow High School will have two new faces on the sideline for the upcoming 2022-2023 basketball season.  Buford's introduction comes just a couple of days after Kelsey Kirkpatrick was named as the new girls head coach.

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Monday, April 25th, 2022

Federal funding for park upgrades

Just over $4.2 million in federal funds will be divided among 41 projects across the state for upgrades at parks and recreation spaces.  There are no projects in Hart County on the list and only one neighboring county is included for a project. The City of Hodgenville will use $125,000 to update or upgrade seven ballfields. A press release from Andy Beshear's office says the governor recognizes mental and physical health benefits of time spent outside. Overall, projects on the list are allotted to communities across the state for a wide variety of outdoor, health-related improvements, including the renovation or replacement of playground equipment, construction of walking and biking paths and bringing recreational facilities into compliance under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

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Monday, April 25th, 2022

Juvenile leads police on short pursuit

An intoxicated juvenile male doing burnouts in a Ford Mustang at a Five-Star parking lot in Leitchfield faces charges after leading police on a short pursuit. Just after midnight early Saturday morning, police were called to the store at South Main and West White Oak Street. Employees said the juvenile nearly hit gas pumps and a parked vehicle. He was also observed driving recklessly at Southgate Mall.  A Leitchfield police officer located the Mustang and a short pursuit began.  The juvenile crashed into an earth embankment in a curve on West White Oak Street.  He is charged with fleeing or evading police, DUI with aggravating circumstances, reckless driving and failure to wear a seat belt. He was transported to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center for observation then interviewed by police and released to family members.

 

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Monday, April 25th, 2022

Woman dies in forklift accident

A woman died after being pinned under a forklift just outside of Columbia on Monday. Responders were dispatched just after 10:00 a.m. to a pallet wholesale business where the owner, 56-year-old Charlene Cowan, was operating the forklift and dripped off in a hole while loading a tractor trailer. Witnesses say Cowan attempted to jump off but could not clear the vehicle as it overturned. Responders and bystanders worked to get her free.  Attempts to secure an air medical flight were unsuccessful due to weather. Cowan was taken to T. J. Health in Columbia where she was pronounced deceased by the Adair County Coroner.

 

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Monday, April 25th, 2022

Summersville man dies in vehicle crash

A Summersville man died in a one vehicle crash just after noon on Saturday.  Police say 60-year-old Terry Perkins was on KY 218 in Green County and lost control of his 97 Ford pickup. The vehicle overturned at least five times according to an officer's report.  Perkins was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Monday, April 25th, 2022

Woman dies after Amish buggy crash

A woman riding in an Amish Buggy is dead following a crash Saturday evening on KY 88 just east of Hardvyille. The crash happened just before 7pm in the 6800 block, close to the KY 570 intersection. A pickup operated by 33-year-old Brandon Polson of Hardyville was traveling west and struck the buggy in the rear.  The buggy was being operated by 45-year-old Robert Miller. A passenger in the buggy, 44-year-old Edna Miller was ejected and transported to T. J. Samson Community Hospital where she died from injuries. Kentucky State Police is leading the ongoing investigation. At this stage, investigators have not said why they believe Polson crashed into the rear of the buggy.

 

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Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Hart County Extension District Board

There will be a special called meeting of the Hart County Extension District Board at 9:00 a.m. Monday April 25th, by zoom platform.

 

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Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Cave City man named KSP Post 4 commander

Kentucky State Post 4 in Elizabethtown has named Capt. Jeremy Smith as its new Post Commander. Smith is a 17-year-veteran with KSP and began his career in 2004 as a member of Cadet Class 83. He is a Pulaski County native and currently resides in Cave City.

 

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Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Drainage improvement project

A draining improvement project on KY 1307 New Salem Road in Barren County will create a temporary closure beginning next week. The road will close at the intersection of Hollis Thomas Road to U.S. 68 beginning Wednesday, April 27th, and is expected to reopen on Saturday, April 30th.

 

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Friday, April 22nd, 2022

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (Apr. 21, 2022) A project to rebuild the Glendale (Exit 86) interchange along Interstate 65 in Hardin County begins this month. A contract is awarded to Scotty's Contracting and Stone, LLC in the amount of $37,935,589 which includes a new bridge over the interstate, reconfiguration of ramps, reconfiguration of the KY 222 intersection with US 31W and entry from KY 222 into BlueOval SK Battery Park.

 

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Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Radcliff man charged in knife attack

A woman is in serious condition at University of Louisville after she reportedly was stabbed three times in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center after he was arrested at 2:47 a.m. at a Mill Creek Road residence and charged with first-degree assault 0 domestic violence. According to an arrest citation, Bosco and a woman were arguing and it then turned physical when he stabbed the woman with a steak/kitchen knife. Bosco is scheduled to appear April 29th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Juvenile charged in Radcliff homicide

A 16-year-old male juvenile has been arrested and charged in connection with the beating death last week of a 62-year-old woman in Radcliff. According to Hardin County Sheriff John Ward, a juvenile from Radcliff has been arrested in connection with the case where Lana Rene Jantz was killed and found on her property. According to Ward, the juvenile was arrested Monday at 11:00 p.m. and charged with complicity to commit murder. The death of Jantz is the first homicide of the year in Hardin County. Jantz's body was found last Wednesday in a shed on her property in the 900 block of Oak Drive where she died from blunt force trauma. Ward said no motive has been determined in the case.

 

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Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Hardyville man arrested on drug charges

A Hardyville man arrested on drug charges.  46-year-old Michael Devore, of Hardyville, was arrested Monday and lodged in the Hart County Detention Center for the offenses of possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Probation and Parole had previously conducted an investigation at Devore's residence that resulted in finding suspected methamphetamine and marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the home. The suspected narcotics were hidden in Easter eggs. The Hart County Sheriff's Office, Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force and Probation Parole concluded the investigation on Monday.

 

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Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court Report

The Hart County Fiscal Court met Thursday morning in the Courtroom. After Judge Joe Choate called the meeting to order, Magistrate Doug Wells opened the meeting with prayer. Acting Solid Waste Director, Larry Jewell gave an update on Solid Waste. Larry thanked Jailer Israel Bergenson for his assistance in supplying solid waste with constant help to keep the garbage rates at one of the cheapest in the Region. Larry also informed the court that parts for repairs are still on backorder and a new truck is now on route. Another new truck came in last week and should be on routes next week. Routes should be back on regular schedule by the end of next week. Jailer Bergenson stated there’s a total of 198 inmates in the County Jail. Sheriff Jeff Wilson reported over $10 million dollars had been collected by the Sheriff’s Office for tax year 2021. The court approved to take bid of $1,401 from Stewart Wilkerson for 2011 Ford Car, approve Extension Service for 22/23, Clerks 2022 1st Quarter report, Sheriff’s 2022 1st Quarter report, purchase van for Animal Shelter at $27,316 which is a state bid, Declare old 911 equipment as surplus, Advertise to take seal bids on 2015 and 2016 trucks, Advertise to sell 2011 Ford car on gov.deals.com, Buy Bobcat for Road Department for just over $80,000 which is a state bid, moved Chris Garmon from Courthouse to Road Department, increase Jacob Twyman wage by $1.50 per hour effective next pay period and increase Coroner and Magistrates pay effective January 1, 2023. The Court’s next meeting will be May 5th.

 

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, April 21st, at 9:00 a.m. at the courthouse, 2nd floor. New business will include: approving the Hart County Cooperative Extension Service for 2022/2023, approve quarterly reports for Hart County Clerk's and Sheriff's Office, approve to purchase 2022 Express Cargo van for animal shelter, approve to advertise for sealed bids to sell 2015 Chevy Silverado and 2016 Chevy Silverado and approve to advertise for bids for a 2011 Ford Crown Vic.

 

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Horse Cave City Council special meeting

Horse Cave City Council will have a special working session meeting to discuss the upcoming 2022/2023 budget year on Tuesday, April 26th, at 5:00 p.m. at Horse Cave City Hall.

 

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Road maintenance project overnight

A road maintenance project will create lane closures on Interstate 65 in Warren County Wednesday night. The southbound direction will be down to one lane from mile marker 16 to mile marker 14. The northbound direction will be down to one lane from mile marker 20 to mile marker 22. The lane closures for both directions will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Motorists should use caution while traveling in these areas and expect delays. Slowed or stopped traffic is possible.

 

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Former Hardin County City Clerk Charged With Theft

A former West Point city clerk and treasurer, charged with stealing about $75,000 over a nearly six-year span, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to amended charges as part of a plea agreement Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court.

Melissa Goodwin, 47, between Jan. 1, 2015, and Aug. 19, 2020, took more than $10,000 of taxpayer money and failed to make required payments in the amount of more than $10,000, according to a plea agreement fact sheet.

She was indicted on abuse of public trust of more than $10,000 and less than $100,000 and theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000 — Class C felonies punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

 The Hardin County Commonwealth Attorney’s office amended the charges to less than $10,000, making both Class D felonies. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison — five years on each charge.

 As part of the plea deal, Goodwin is required to pay $75,000 in restitution to the city of West Point, including $50,000 in the next 30 days. She also must serve nine months in prison and then will be on probation for the remainder of the 10-year sentence.

Goodwin was placed on administrative leave Aug. 4, 2020, by the city following a special meeting of West Point City Council.

She was arrested Feb. 8 by Hardin County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a bench warrant and released the next day.

The Commonwealth Attorney’s office consulted with West Point Mayor Billy Ash, city council members and the city attorney before extending the plea agreement offer. Formal sentencing for Goodwin is 1:15 p.m. May 31st.

 

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Horse Cave City Council

Horse Cave City Council will have a special working session meeting to discuss the upcoming 2022/2023 budget year on Tuesday, April 26th, at 5:00 p.m. at the Horse Cave City Hall.

 

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Investigation continues in trooper-involved shooting

An investigation into the third officer-involved shooting in Hardin County since December 7th of last year is continuing. Kentucky State Police issued a news release Sunday afternoon on a shooting which occurred around 1:00 a.m. in the Rogersville Road and South Woodland Drive area. A person was transported to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. KSP Capt. Paul Blanton of the KSP Public Affairs Branch has said no troopers were injured and offered no other comment. The KSP Critical Incident Response Team is handling the ongoing investigation.

 

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Hart County ranks low for unemployment stats

Hart County is among the lowest counties in the region for unemployment over the last year according to final statistics for 2021 released Monday by the state labor cabinet. Hart County ends up at 4.4% for the annual total compared to the state-wide average of 4.7%.  Green County was lowest of surrounding counties at 3.7%, while Grayson County has the highest yearly average of surrounding counties at 5.6%.  Each of the remaining adjacent counties are above the state average.  Hardin County is at 4.7%, LaRue County is at 4.9%, Edmonson County is at 5.1%, Barren County is at 5.3%, and Metcalfe  County is at 5.4%.  Across the state, Woodford County has the lowest annual jobless rate at 3.4% and Magoffin County has the highest for 2021 at 12.5%. If you are wondering how Kentucky stacks up with the rest of the country, the Commonwealth's 4.7% is a half-point better than the US average of 5.3%.

 

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

New girls' basketball coaches announced

Two area schools announced new girls basketball coaches on Monday.  Heidi Coleman, a 1994 Graduate of Metcalfe County is their new head coach.  Coleman played college basketball at Wake Forrest and worked in sports marketing with Nike and the WNBA. Glasgow named Kelsey Kirkpatrick as their new head coach. She has been with the Glasgow girls program for the past three years.

 

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Money allocated for Horse Cave bypass construction

Hart County's share of the newly adopted state highway budget for construction projects is just under $6.5 million.  Nearly all of it goes to building the Horse Cave bypass.  Money is allocated for construction in fiscal year 2023.  The project has already been designed and right of way has already been purchased.  The new route will connect KY 218 just west of the KY 335 split to US 31W across from the current Tri-County Auto and Oil fueling location. The project has been in the works officially since 2016.  Heavy truck volumes through the west side of Horse Cave combined with insufficient turning space at the main street intersection -- further complicated by the railroad crossing -- have easily justified the need for a more efficient route between I-65 and the industrial park area.  A new route will divert heavy trucks from downtown, reduce wear on pavement in the KY 218 and US 31W intersection vicinity and provide a bridge over the railroad tracks.  Building the connection between KY 218 and US 31W will be a two year phased project.

 

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Monday, April 18th, 2022

Hart County Food Bank Friday

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank will be held Friday, April 22nd, at 10:30 a.m. at the Munfordville Baptist Church Gym parking lot. The food bank is available for Hart County residents who qualify and please bring proof of residency, household income. If you are 60 years of age and older, you may qualify for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Please stay in your vehicle as this will be a drive thru pickup. Someone will be in the parking lot to assist you in getting in line.

 

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Monday, April 18th, 2022

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

A special called board meeting of Hart County Board of Education will be held Monday night, April 18th, at 6:30 p.m. at Central Office.

 

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Monday, April 18th, 2022

City of Cave City meeting

The City of Cave City will have a special called meeting at the Council Chambers-City Hall Monday, April 18th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, April 18th, 2022

Trooper-involved shooting in Radcliff

The Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team is investigating a trooper-involved shooting that happened this morning around 1 in Radcliff.

The KSP Critical Incident Response Team responded to the scene, and a subject was transported to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment, according to a KSP news release. KSP hasn't disclosed the condition of the person shot.  KSP Capt. Paul Blanton of the KSP Public Affairs Branch said no troopers were injured in the shooting and offered no other comment. The shooting happened in the Rogersville Road and South Woodland Drive area, according to Radcliff Police Chief Jeff Cross. It marks the third officer-involved shooting in Hardin County since early December. The other two were in Elizabethtown.

 

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Monday, April 18th, 2022

Deadly weekend crash in Warren County

Alcohol and wet road conditions are believed to have been contributing factors in a deadly crash in Warren County. The Warren County Sheriff's Office reported deputies responded to 2891 Hwy 185 Friday night just before 11:30 p.m. The sheriff's office said two people were pronounced dead at the scene. Three others were injured and taken to area hospitals. Officials said a black GMC Sierra was headed south on Hwy 185 when it ran off the road's right shoulder and struck a tree. The sheriff's office has not yet released the names or ages of the victims in this crash. The Warren County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Medical Center EMS, the Richardsville Fire Department and the Warren County Coroner's Office.

 

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Friday, April 15th, 2022

Franklin man's body found in water

The search ended Wednesday for a Franklin man after his vehicle was swept off Saddler Ford Bridge in Simpson County Tuesday night. Sgt. John Jackson with the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife confirmed that 41-year-old Joseph Cartmill was found deceased around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to police, the Kentucky State Police dispatch received a call from Cartmill around 7:55 p.m. on Tuesday saying his 2013 Ford pick-up he was driving was being swept  off the bridge. Dispatch said they lost contact with Cartmill shortly after.

 

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Friday, April 15th, 2022

Two arrested in Barren County

Two people passed out at Dairy Queen in Cave City face multiple charges.  Police were called to investigate a vehicle in the parking lot on Tuesday when they discovered 49-year-old Crystal Crone and 34-year-old James Owens inside.  After making contact, officers received consent to search the vehicle.  Pills and baggies were located.  Both subjects were arrested.  Owens is charged with possession of controlled substances 3rd or greater offense, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of a legend drug and for not having a prescription controlled substance in its proper container.  A records check indicated Crone had six active arrest warrants. Both were taken to Barren County Detention Center.  Crone was released later in the day on a $5,000 bond.  Owens was released Wednesday on a $2,500 bond and has a court date set for May 5th.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2022

Overturned Truck Injures One  in Metcalfe County

Kentucky State Police responded to a four-vehicle collision on the Cumberland Parkway near Edmonton Monday night at 10:25 p.m. Preliminary investigation indicates a 2010 Peterbilt, being operated by 26-year-old Tavian Smith, of Winchester, was traveling West on the Cumberland Parkway when he swerved to avoid a construction barrel in the roadway. This caused the vehicle to overturn closing the westbound lanes of the parkway. A 2013 Chevrolet operated by 17-year-old Alexus Roberson, of Edmonton, was traveling West on the parkway, Roberson did not see the truck and trailer had overturned striking the truck.

A 2015 Chevrolet Ambulance being operated by 37-year-old Tyler Abner, of Albany, was traveling West on the parkway with it's emergency equipment in operation, and did not observe the collision and struck the two vehicles. 36-year-old Bonnie Withers, of Berea, was stopped to offer assistance when she was struck by the 2013 Chevrolet. Withers was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital by the Barren-Metcalfe EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Thursday, April 14th, 2022

Bowling Green's Transpark adds $2 Billion factor

A Japanese battery technology company will build a $2 billion factory in Bowling Green's Transpark, which is estimated to call for 2,000 jobs. Envision AESC's plant will produce battery cells and modules to power the next generation of electric vehicles. The governor made an announcement about the plant Wednesday, saying the project cements Kentucky's leading role in the automotive industry, following last year’s announcement of the BlueOval SK pant locating to Glendale.

 

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Thursday, April 14th, 2022

Severe storms sweep through the area

No injuries are reported in Hart County from Wednesday evening storms.  There is widespread minor wind damage, though, mostly consisting of downed trees and limbs. There are at least two reports of trees falling on vehicles on highways in the region. Damage to several roofs and a few blown down barns are also scattered in severe weather reports to the National Weather Service.  A storage facility for boats and RVs near Dog Creek at Nolin Lake received severe damage.  Other major reports of severe damage seem to be north of Hart County.  A tornado is confirmed in southeastern Jefferson County which caused major damage to homes and other structures. National Weather Service survey crews will be looking at damage today around the state.

At the peak of power outages Wednesday night, Farmers RECC reported just over 2,000 customers without power.  All of the co-op's storm related outages are now back in service.

Further north, Nolin RECC is still reporting just over 300 customers without power, consisting of locations in Hart, Hardin and LaRue Counties.

Kentucky Utilities is still reporting outages along the US 31W corridor around Upton and Sonora.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Primary Election 2022 Candidates

Candidates running for the Primary Election on May 17th, 2022, include:

 

United States Senator - 2nd Congressional District

 

Republican Party                       Democrat Party

Valerie "Dr Val" Fredrick            Charles Booker

Paul V. Hamilton                           Ruth Gao

Rand Paul                                     John Merrill

John Schiess                                Joshua Wesley Blanton, Sr.

Tami L. Stainfield

Arnold Blankenship

 

US Representative in Congress - 2nd Congressional District

 

Republican Party                     Democrat Party

S. Brett Guthrie                           Hank Linderman

E. Lee Watts                               William Dakota Compton

Brent Feher

 

State Representative - 24th Representative District

 

Republican Party                     Democrat Party

Courtney Gilbert                          Keith Pruitt

Brandon Reed                            John W. Pennington

Robert Hickman

 

Magistrate - 1st Magisterial District

 

Republican Party                    Democrat Party

Danny Ray Matthews                Jackie Logsdon

Katherine D. Kenny                   Phillip Thompson

Austin Kenneth Grant       

 

Constable - 4th Magisterial District

 

                                          Democrat Party

                                                    Terry Price

                                                    Dennis Amos

 

Nonpartisan Judicial Ballot

District Judge - 10th Judicial District

 

David Clarence Perkins

Matthew Todd Roberts

Teresa Renee McMahan

William Clauson

 

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Caverna Board of Ed meeting

Caverna Board of Education will meet Thursday, April 14th, at 6:00 p.m. at Caverna Central Office. Several items are listed on the agenda.

 

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Good news for some Ky taxpayers

There's some good news for Kentucky taxpayers affected by the tornadoes that struck the Commonwealth this past December, your tax filing deadline has been extended to May 16th, 2022. This is only for taxpayers in the following Kentucky counties: Barren, Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor and Warren. Residents in these counties have until Monday, May 16th, 2022 to file their income tax returns. The deadline for everyone else remains April 18th, 2022.

 

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Cave City Police make felony drug arrest

Officer Childress of the Cave City Police Department was dispatched to Dairy Queen Tuesday for a welfare check on two subjects appearing to be passed out in a vehicle. The officer arrived on scene and made contact with a female, identified as Crystal Crone and a male, identified as James Owens. Verbal consent was granted to search the vehicle. Officer Childress located some pills in baggies in the vehicle. Owens claimed the items to be his. The pills were later identified as Alproazolam 1 mg and Amphetamine 10 mg.  Owens was placed under arrest and charged with: possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia buy-possess, possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified, illegal possession of legend drug and prescription of a controlled substance not in proper container. Crystal Crone was confirmed to have six active warrants for her arrest. Both Owens and Crone were arrested and transported to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Louisville man arrested in Glasgow

A Louisville man was charged Friday with multiple charges after Glasgow Police Officers responded to a complaint at the parking lot of Rural King. James Minor was charged with removed or altered VIN plate, receiving stolen property valued between $1,000 and $10,000, illegal possession of a legendary drug, third-degree and first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a prescription controlled substance in an improper container. Officers located a vehicle that witnesses said had been in the parking lot for several days and determined Minor was sleeping in the vehicle. Police determined that the vehicle had been listed as stolen and after conducting a search warrant of the vehicle, a shotgun was located, along with methamphetamine, Gabapentin pills, digital scales, Septocaine, Polocaine and other drug paraphernalia. He currently remains lodged in the Barren County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Ways to vote in the 2022 primary election

*    Mail-in Excused Absentee Voting

     Request an Excused Absentee mail-in ballot online at govoteky.com April 2nd through May 3rd.

*    In-person Excused absentee voting

     Vote at the County Clerk's Office, 200 Main Street, Munfordville on May 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th and 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

*   Early Voting (in-person un-excused absentee voting)

    Vote at the County Clerk's Office, 200 Main Street, Munfordville on May 12th, 13th & 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

*   Primary Election Day

    Vote at any of the 7 voting locations set up within the county on May 17th, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please feel free to contact the Hart County Clerk's Office at 270-524-2751 with any questions you may have.

 

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Two arrested on drug charges

Two young adults were arrested on drug charges near Chalybeate Saturday night.  Deputies with the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department served a search warrant on Chalybeate School Road after getting a drug activity tip.  Officers arrested 26-tear-old Steven Wade Embry and 29-year-old Kyra Leeann Holt after discovering two firearms, drug paraphernalia, suspected marijuana, suspected methamphetamine and cash. Embry was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and marijuana, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of firearms by a convicted felon and for being a persistent felony offender. Possession charges are enhanced because of the presence of firearms. Holt is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and marijuana along with buying or possessing drug paraphernalia. Possession charges against Holt are also enhanced because of the presence of firearms. Both are in Hart County Jail.  Each has a $5000 bond.

 

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Hart County's Licensing event booked up

Hart County's Popup Licensing Event is now booked up.  According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's drive.ky.gov website, there is no availability for the May 11th event.  Popup licensing is scheduled twice per year in counties across Kentucky which do not have a regional licensing office.  Popup dates in LaRue, Edmonson and Grayson Counties scheduled over the next few weeks are also completely booked.  While popup licensing events are specified for county residents, citizens needing a license can visit any regional licensing center.  For our area, Elizabethtown, Columbia and Bowling Green are the closest locations.  Appointments are highly recommended for regional office services and can be made at drive.ky.gov.

 

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Man arrested for Domestic violence

Officers forced entry into a home Monday to capture a man armed with a gun who is accused of domestic violence. Deputies with the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office found 30-year-old Travis L. Johnson in a home on Indian Creek Road around 2:00 a.m..  As they tried to contact Johnson, police received a text from a juvenile inside the home, saying Johnson was armed with a gun. After the forced entry, Johnson was arrested and taken to Hart County Jail.  He is charged with sexual abuse, drug trafficking, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

 

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Redistricting Kentucky counties

Attorneys on both sides of Kentucky's redistricting lawsuit agree on one thing -- New district boundaries passed by the legislature will likely be the maps candidates will run on in 2022.  Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate's timeline to rule on the case requires all briefs and conclusions be submitted by June 15th. That would be nearly a month after the May 17th primary.  It is possible the case will ultimately be decided before the Kentucky Supreme Court.

 

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Officer involved Green County shooting

A trooper was involved in a Green County shooting over the weekend and limited information is being released as the investigation continues.  A press release from Kentucky State Police says a Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the Saturday night incident which resulted in the death of an unnamed, white man. No other citizens were injured during the incident. The press release states Kentucky State Police is committed to being transparent while ensuring the integrity of the investigation. It further details their standard operating procedure not to release specific details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts gathered. No specific timelines to complete the investigation or release additional information about the case was given.

 

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Gunshots investigated in Hardyville area

Several gunshots were heard in the Hardyville area Monday night prompting concern among some residents.  Reports came from just east of town along KY 88 in the vicinity of KY 570.  Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson told us this morning there is no immediate threat to area citizens related to the incident.  Wilson says no homes were hit and the incident does not appear to be a drive-by shooting.  Authorities are still investigating.

 

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Monday, April 11th, 2022

Hart County Polling Locations

When voting, there are seven locations to choose from in Hart County and any Hart County voter can vote at any location on Primary Election Day, Tuesday, May 17th. The polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The locations are:

1.    Horse Cave Fire Department - 1040 East Main St., Horse Cave

2.    Munfordville Elementary School - 505 West Union Street, Munfordville

3.    Hart County High School - 1014 South Dixie Hwy, Munfordville

4.    Memorial Elementary School - 1400 N. Jackson Hwy, Hardyville

5.    Cub Run Elementary School - 170 East Gap Hill Road, Cub Run

6.    Legrande Elementary School - 70 Legrande School Road, Horse Cave

7.    Bonnieville Elementary School - 7874 North Dixie Hwy, Bonnieville

 

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Monday, April 11th, 2022

E-town Man Arrested On Several Charges, Following Foot Chase

An Elizabethtown man was charged with wanton endangerment and fleeing from police Friday afternoon. The Elizabethtown Police Department stopped a vehicle on Patriot Parkway near Robinbrooke Boulevard when officers reported smelling an odor of marijuana from the car around 2:45 p.m. on Friday. According to the citation, Daniel Cornelius Wesley, 25, was a passenger in the car and told the officers he had no identification. When the officer went back to his patrol cruiser to check the car occupants’ information, Wesley ran out of the stopped car across two lanes of traffic. The officer began to chase him on foot in what was described on the citation as heavy traffic conditions. Wesley jumped a fence and continued running. Other agencies then joined in the pursuit in vehicles. Wesley was found on Hutcherson Lane in a tree service vehicle. The citation said he would not open the door to the vehicle, which resulted in a resisting arrest charge. Police had to break windows of the vehicle to remove Wesley. When Wesley was read his Miranda rights, he told officers he ran because there were active warrants for his arrest. That warrant also was for fleeing or evading police. A backpack with marijuana residue was found in the car. Wesley was charged with fleeing or evading police on foot; wanton endangerment of a police officer; resisting arrest;  criminal mischief; possession of marijuana; second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot; receiving stolen property, less than $500; and theft by unlawful taking, between $500 and $10,000. Wesley is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $2,500 cash bond and is due Monday in Hardin District Court for video arraignment.

 

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Friday, April 8th, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, MAGISTRATE GARY GARDNER OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. THE JUDGE ANNOUNCED THAT COUNTY ATTORNEY MIKE NICHOLS HAD RESIGNED AND WILL BE THE ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY WITH JUSTIN BAIRD BECOMING THE NEW COUNTY ATTORNEY. JUDGE CHOATE ANNOUNCED HE HAD PROCLAIMED LAST THURSDAY CONROY HARRIS DAY IN HART COUNTY. MR. HARRIS PASSED AWAY LAT WEEK AND HAD SERVED THE COUNTY FOR 35 YEARS AS CIRCUIT CO CLERK.
 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN INCLUDING THE JAIL REPORT BY JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 198 IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER BERGENSON ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR JUST OVER $36,868. SHERIFF JEFF WILSON REQUESTED THE COURT TO TAKE BIDS ON A 2011 CRUISER OF WHICH THE COURT APPROVED.
 

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED ROAD MATERIALS AND ROAD SERVICE BIDS, BUDGET TRANSFER #14, ACKNOWLEDGED THE HART COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT 22/23 BUDGET WHICH WAS THE SAME AS LAST YEAR, APPROVED THE FINAL APPROPRIATION TO THE BARREN RIVER DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR 22/23 OF $253,021, RESOLUTION #22 FOR HART COUNTY STRATEGIC PLAN ADOPTION, RESOLUTION # 22 BARREN RIVER REGIONAL MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL MULTI-HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE, RESOLUTION #22 AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FUND EXPENDITURE APPROVAL #2, RESOLUTION #22 AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT PROCUREMENT POLICY FOR PURCHASES, HIRED MIKE ELLIOTT AS PART TIME WORKER, AND APPROVED TO PAY FOR HEALTH INS FOR TRACEY JOHNSON. THE NEXT MEETING OF THE COURT WILL BE THURSDAY, APRIL 21st, AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Friday, April 8th, 2022

Cave City man arrested on multiple charges

Officer Childress and Officer Avery responded to a domestic dispute Tuesday at 509 Grinstead Mill Road. Officers were assisted on the scene by Social Services. While Social Services workers were interviewing children in another room, a male identified as Blake London, attempted to use a recording device to record the interview. After a brief investigation, Officer Childress placed Blake London under arrest. A search of London resulted in locating a baggie containing suspected Marijuana as well. Blake London was placed under arrest and transported to the Barren County Detention Center. London is charged with eavesdropping, installing eavesdropping device, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia buy/possess.

 

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Friday, April 8th, 2022

Hart County man charged with attempted murder

A Hart County man is charged with attempting to kill his wife.  Hart County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 45-year-old Warren Johnson Wednesday at his residence.  During the arrest, several pounds of marijuana were discovered among other drug related items.  He was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries and then booked at Hart County Jail on attempted murder, assault, wanton endangerment, trafficking in marijuana over five pounds and trafficking in methamphetamine.  Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson says other charges are forthcoming and a detailed description of the events leading up to the arrest will be released as the investigation continues. Johnson remains in Hart County Jail with a combined $400,000 bond and a court date set for April 11th.

 

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day, April 8th, 2022

Prostitution arrest at Glasgow business

Authorities say a massage parlor has been the front for prostitution services in Glasgow.  Glasgow Police received several complaints and tips regarding Summer Spa, located on South L. Rogers Wells Boulevard.  A warrant was served Wednesday to investigate alleged human trafficking, prostitution, providing sexual services for compensation and for practicing therapy without a license.  Officers arrested 32-year-old Jing Jing Zheng (Jing-Jing-Jung) of Glasgow after discovering over $22 thousand in cash and promotion of prostitution. The FBI is also has interest in the case which remains under investigation.

 

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Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Intoxicated Glasgow woman arrested

A drunk woman was arrested after becoming combative with officers at a motel in Glasgow. Police responded Wednesday to Days Inn just off 31E across from Southgate Plaza. They found 26-year-old Sydney Janell Mason, of Glasgow, causing a disturbance in the lobby.  Mason was taken into custody and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest, two counts assault of a police officer and three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.  She was taken to Barren County Detention Center where she was released later in the day on a $2000 bond.

 

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Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Larue County passes school tax increase

LaRue County Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday night in favor of an additional 10-cent tax per $100 of accessed real and tangible property. LaRue County currently has the lowest rate of all adjacent school systems. The measure will raise the current rate from 51.5 cents to 61.5 cents. By comparison, Green County is the lowest of surrounding counties at 55.1 cents while Nelson County is the highest at 73.7 cents. Elizabethtown Independent Schools has the highest rate in the general region at 88.3 cents. Hart County is currently at 60.6 cents per $100 accessed value. As mentioned earlier this week in our newscast, LaRue County Board of Education's plan for the increase is to address aging buildings, specifically LaRue County Middle School and limited Career and Technical Education opportunities at LaRue County High School.  In more detail, the school system is promoting construction of a new High School with a Career and Technical Education emphasis and moving the middle school into the current high school building. LaRue Countians have an opportunity to recall the tax increase via petition.

 

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Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

Tax increase possible for Larue countians

A tax increase is on the table for Larue Countians. The board of education is expected to vote Wednesday night on an additional 10-cents to Larue County's property tax rate. The board is hosting a public hearing in Larue County High School's auditorium at 5:00 p.m. ET for taxpayers to voice their opinion on the plan followed by a special-called meeting at 6:00 p.m. The school board has been actively promoting the proposal through community focus groups and social media in order to counteract misinformation about how any tax revenue increase can be used. According to the board, the proposed increase is for Career and Technical Education facilities and to make repairs to aging buildings. Any tax increase revenue must be used on debt service and construction projects detailed within the District Facility plan. Residents can watch an informational video posted on Larue County School District's Facebook page. If the proposal passes, there is a 45-day petition window to recall the tax.

 

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Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

E-town man accused of firing shots

A 65-year-old Elizabethtown man was arrested and charged Monday night with firing two shots at another man. 65-year-old Wayne Cornett is charged with one count of first-degree wanton endangerment after he reportedly fired two shots from a .38-caliber revolver at a man. The man was not struck. The man said he saw Cornett fire two shots in his direction around 5:30 p.m. After being read his Miranda Rights, Cornett reportedly said he had fired the shots and told deputies where the gun could be found. Cornett, who is scheduled to appear Friday in Hardin District Court, is being held in lieu of a partially secured $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

Glasgow man arrested on multiple charges

Glasgow Police Department executed a search warrant on Cedar Street Monday in reference to an investigation. During the search, officers located Xanax pill, marijuana, Fentanyl, handguns and one handgun that had been reported as stolen. Tavaris M. Casher, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance - Fentanyl, trafficking in marijuana, receiving stolen property (firearm) and possession of firearm by a convicted felon. Casher was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Baird will serve as Hart County Attorney

The position of Hart County Attorney has been officially passed along to Justin Baird. A brief swearing-in ceremony was held Friday at the courthouse in Munfordville. Baird takes over for outgoing County Attorney Mike Nichols, who will stay on to serve as Assistant County Attorney.

 

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Missing Glasgow woman located

A missing Glasgow woman has been located. Sergeant Houchens with Glasgow Police us 23-year-old Adora Carson was found safe Monday following several tips upon issuing a request for public assistance.  No additional details were released. Houchens also says they are no longer searching for Bret Goad.

 

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Monday, April 4th, 2022

Missing Glasgow woman

The Glasgow Police Department is needing help in locating 23-year-old Adora Carson. She is a white female, 5'2" tall and weighs around 80 pounds, with pink hair and brown eyes. If you have information on the whereabouts of Adora Carson, please contact the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-6165 or 270-651-5151.

 

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Monday, April 4th, 2022

Plea deal offered to woman for role in mother’s murder

A woman charged in connection with the 2020 murder of her legally blind mother inside her Elizabethtown home has been offered a plea deal for her role in the shooting death.  Krystal Erbelding, 35, of Elizabethtown, has been offered a 22-year sentence by the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. She initially was charged with complicity to commit murder, complicity to commit first-degree robbery and complicity to commit abuse of a corpse —with the potential to spend the rest of her life in prison. Krystal Erberlding purchased the firearm that Jacob Lugmayer, 29, of Radcliff, used to to shoot her mother twice, according to the plea deal. Lugmayer was sentenced to life in prison in December after making an “open plea’’ to charges of complicity to commit murder, complicity to commit first-degree robbery, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence a month earlier.

Kathy Erbelding was shot once in the head and once in the abdomen, according to an autopsy report, and was killed in her rented Wise Lane home in Elizabethtown. At his urging, he said Krystal Erbelding had purchased a handgun, using money transferred from Kathy Erbelding’s account. Krystal Erbelding is scheduled to appear at 1 p.m. Friday in Hardin Circuit Court.

 

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Friday, April 1st, 2022

Center woman arrested after traffic stop
A woman from Center is jailed after the discovery of methamphetamine during a traffic stop Tuesday. Glasgow Police pulled 32-year-old Britney Jo Price over for failure to use a signal.  When approached, Price appeared to be impaired. Officers conducted several field sobriety tests and arrested her for being under the influence.  Upon arrival at Barren County Detention Center, officers found Price in possession of approximately 10 grams of methamphetamine. Britney Price is charged with failure to use (or improper use) of a signal, trafficking in methamphetamine, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or another substance and for not having a prescription substance in a proper container. Barren County Detention Center records indicate Price is still jailed, pending a $5000 cash bond.

 

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Friday, April 1st, 2022

Wildfires at Nolin Lake

First responders battled wildfires at Nolin Lake throughout the afternoon Wednesday as high winds fueled flames, destroying several homes.  A structure fire near Ponderosa Boat Dock was reported around 3pm, which quickly spread. A propane tank explosion occurred and several other structures caught fire.  Grayson County Judge Executive Kevin Henderson says he believes seven homes are considered a total loss with others being heavily damaged. About two hours after the initial report, the Kentucky Division of Forestry and American Red Cross arrived to provide assistance. Firefighters worked into the evening to get the area under control.

 

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Friday, April 1st, 2022

Grand Jury Indictments

A Hardyville man will answer to charges of sex related crimes after being indicted by Barren County's Grand Jury.  37-year-old Leon A. Trulock faces incest of a victim under the age of 18 in a continuing course of conduct, first degree rape with forcible compulsion in a continuing course of conduct and first degree sodomy with forcible compulsion in a continuing course of conduct.

Two other Hart County residents were listed in the court's recent session. Also indicted:

·                   46-year-old James L. Rice of Munfordville on charges of possession of methamphetamine compounded by the fact it is his third or more offense and first degree promoting contraband.

·                   55-year-old Loyd G. Johnson of Horse Cave on charges of possession of hydrocodone and possession of marijuana.

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Friday, April 1st, 2022

Crash on I-65 north of E-town

Traffic was backed up following a Wednesday morning crash on I-65 just north of Elizabethtown.  Kentucky State Police reported the non-injury collision near Milemarker 97, northbound. A commercial vehicle carrying empty glass bottles sideswiped another commercial vehicle, over-corrected and overturned. No injuries resulted. Northbound was reduced to one lane for most of the mid-day.  Hardin County jail work crews cleaned up the vehicle’s load of Bud Light Platinum bottles off the interstate to help state highway and wrecker crews clear the scene.

 

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Infant Found Walking On Street Alone In Glasgow

The Glasgow Police Department responded to Shalimar Drive in reference to a complaint of a small child walking alone on Monday.  Upon arrival, Officer Vance located the child and contacted the Department Of Social Services due to being unable to locate the parent(s) at that time. The mother of the child was located approximately 58 minutes later where she stated that she had fell asleep and the child had walked off.  Shelley M. Stilts of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Endangering The Welfare Of A Minor.  The arrest was made by Officer Johnny Vance, assisted by the Department Of Social Services.

 

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest In Glasgow

The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Columbia Avenue on Monday.

Sgt. Burgan made contact with John Hodges and confirmed that his operator’s license was suspended. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia.

John B. Hodges of Edmonton Ky., was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance (Methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia, Operating On Suspended Or Revoked Operator License. The arrest was made by Sgt. Michael Burgan. Hodges was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Glasgow Drug Arrest Made on Monday Following Traffic Stop

The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Scottsville Road that leads to two people being arrested on drug related charges on Monday.

Sgt. Hicks made contact with Lindsey York and received a consent to search where Officers located a glass pipe and Methamphetamine on her persons. A passenger identified as Christopher Burgess also had Marijuana inside his pants pocket and was also confirmed to have several active warrants.

Lindsey D. York of Edmonton Ky., was arrested and charged with Improper Turning, Failure To Produce Insurance Card, Possession Control Substance (Methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia.

Christopher W. Burgess of Fountain Run Ky., was arrested and charged with Giving Officer False Identifying Information, Display Or Possession Of Cancelled Or Fictitious Operator License, Possession Of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia. He was also served with the active warrants. The arrest was made by Sgt. Wesley Hicks.

 

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

Cave City man sexual charges

A Cave City man found guilty in December of rape and other sexual abuse charges involving a victim under the age of 12 is formally sentenced to life in prison. Larry J. Moulder was convicted by a Barren County Jury for incidents occurring between April 2018 and March 2019. Judge John T. Alexander issued the sentence Monday and also declined Moulder's defense motion for for a mistrial.

 

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Monday, March 28th, 2022
Hart County Man Sentenced to 70 years in prison
A Hart County man was sentenced to 70 years in prison Thursday at the end of a two-day trial in Barren Circuit Court.
James “Duke” S. Franklin, 42, of Horse Cave, was found guilty on all charges the prosecution had brought against him. The jury convened for about 15 minutes before they returned with the guilty verdicts. The sentencing portion of the jury’s deliberations lasted about 35 minutes. A jury convicted him on charges of organized crime (criminal syndicate), two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. The jury also found him guilty of being a persistent felony offender. These crimes were committed in 2019. Because Franklin was convicted of the crimes and then found guilty as a persistent felony offender, his sentencing was more severe. The jury issued a 70-year sentence for the crimes. He will be eligible for parole after a minimum of 10 years in prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled May 23 at 10 a.m.
 

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Monday, March 28th, 2022
The intersection of Kentucky 163 and 100 Becomes 4-way stop
State road crews installed new stop signs at the intersection of Kentucky 163 and 100 in Monroe County on Friday.
 The intersection has became a four-way stop.  Oversized dual-mounted stop signs and oversized stop ahead signs have be installed along the KY 163 approaches to the intersection. Message boards to inform motorists of the change were placed near the intersection earlier last week. The change has been done to improve the safety of the intersection, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said. Motorists should use caution when in this area as it will take time for drivers to get used to the changes.

 

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Friday, March 25th, 2022

Resurface project for Barren and Metcalfe Counties

A project to rehabilitate and resurface a section of the Louie B. Nunn-Cumberland Express in Barren and Metcalfe Counties is expected to begin this next week.  Motorists can expect work going on from the 20 mile marker to the 36 mile marker. Lane closures will be in place beginning next week. The speed limit will be lowered to 55 mph through the project limits. The project is expected to be completed by early winter. Scotty’s Contracting and Stone LLC was awarded the contract in the amount of $12,988,648.

 

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Friday, March 25th, 2022

Drug arrest in Glasgow

Glasgow Police Department responded to a drug complaint Wednesday on East Main Street. Officers made contact with 23-year-old Brenton Brown and received consent to search his vehicle. During the search, police say they located Methamphetamine, a loaded handgun, THC vape cartridges, digital scales and 50 Gabapentin pills inside the vehicle. Officers also found a second handgun in a duffle bag in the bed of the truck. Police say they also found Marijuana and a large amount of cash inside of Brown's pants pocket. 23-year-old Brenton R. Brown, of Glasgow, was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, March 25th, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. THE BIG NEWS TOOK PLACE BEFORE THE COURT WITH A NOTE BURNING AT THE JAIL TO PAY OFF THE JAIL DEBT 5 YEARS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. THE EARLY PAY OFF SAVED THE COUNTY TAXPAYERS JUST OVER $225,000 DOLLARS IN INTEREST ALONE.
AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER BRO. GARY GADDIE PASTOR OF GOD'S WAY CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. COMMITTEE REPORTS WERE GIVEN WHICH INCLUDED JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON REPORTING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 195 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS THE COURT APPROVED RESOLUTION FOR COUNTY ROADS, BANK TRANSFER #5, BUDGET TRANSFER #13, AMENDED THE 2021 4TH QUARTER REPORT FOR THE HART COUNTY CLERK, ANIMAL SHELTER APPLICATION AND WAIVERS, APPOINTED CARALYNE PENNINGTON TO THE HART COUNTY INDUSTRIAL BOARD ENDING DECEMBER 2023, ASSIST THE HART COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE TO PURCHASE A NEW VAN MAXIMUM HELP OF $5,000, ADVERTISE TO SELL THE OLD EXTENSION OFFICE VAN, APPLY FOR HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT, JUDGE/EXECUTIVE TO SIGN ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS FOR FY22 SAR GRANT, JAIL BUDGET FOR FY22-23, ADVERTISE FOR CRA AND LGEA MEETINGS, AND ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR WOODSON HOUSE TRAILS BATHROOM FACILITY.

THE NEXT MEETING OF FISCAL COURT WILL BE THURSDAY APRIL 7, AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.


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Friday, March 25th, 2022

KSP investigates Simpson County Fatal Collision

Franklin, Ky. (March 24, 2022) – On Thursday, March 24th, 2022, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 3 responded to a multi-vehicle fatal collision on I-65 in Simpson County. Troopers responded to the scene of the collision located at the 1.2 mile marker of I-65 southbound.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Christopher Steger (28) of Harrison, OH, was operating a 2019 Ford Ecosport southbound on I-65 near the 1.2 mile marker. For an unknown reason, Steger's vehicle entered into the right emergency lane where it struck a 2019 Volvo commercial semi-truck and trailer that had been parked due to a tire failure. Steger's vehicle re-entered the southbound lanes of I-65 where it was struck by two other commercial semi-truck and trailers, a 2016 Volvo operated by Eliseo Sanchez, of Mexico, and a 2014 Kenworth being operated by Derek Boswell, of Memphis, TN. Christopher Steger was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Simpson County Coroner. There were no other injuries reported in this collision.

The investigation continues and is being led by Detective Michael Waggener. He was assisted at the scene by Franklin/Simpson County EMS, Simpson County Coroner's Office, Franklin Police Department, Franklin/Simpson Fire, and Simpson County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Thursday, March 24th, 2022

E-town Police seek theft suspects

Police are looking for individuals who stole from an Elizabethtown electrical substation, causing losses and damages worth $37,000. Elizabethtown Police responded Monday afternoon to a substation off of Woodland Drive managed by Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative. A number of electrical components were stolen and damage was reported due to the theft. No information was provided on suspects in the case, but police said when identified, the individuals will be punished "to the fullest extent of Kentucky Law." Anyone with information on the thefts or the individuals involved, is asked to contact Elizabethtown Police at 270-765-4125.

 

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Thursday, March 24th, 2022

Old time note-burning at Hart County Jail

Hart County Judge Executive Joe Choate, along with other Hart County Officials, hosted an almost unheard of anymore, "old time note-burning" at Hart County Jail in Munfordville Thursday morning, March 24th, at 8:00 a.m.

An effort, in collaboration throughout recent years with past judge-executives and Jailer Israel Bergenson, along with his staff, has led to Hart County Jail being paid off five years ahead of time; therefore saving the county $225,000. An inmate work program also allows inmates to find employment while incarcerated, to pay their fines and have money when they are released. Dedication from Jailer Bergenson and his staff, has enabled the county to free up money for improvements and updates to the jail facility. Please take time to acknowledge and thank those working at the road barn, on solid waste trucks, as well as cleaning up sides of roads.

 

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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Cave City Chapatcha industrial Park

Cave City's Chapatcha Industrial Park is being awarded a $1 Million boost as part of a grant application submitted through a partnership between Cave City, Barren County, Barren County's Economic Authority and US Congressman Brett Guthrie's Office. Situated on 44 acres, up to three marketable sites and an industrial park entrance sign will be constructed. Barren County Judge Executive Michael Hale says Cave City is a gateway into Barren County.  Cave City Mayor Dwayne Hatcher echoes the statement and adds the development is a huge capital investment in the community.  Hatcher says the location being right beside I-65 puts it at the heart of South-Central Kentucky, situated centrally between international airports in Nashville and Louisville. The project bid was won by Vincent Excavating, LLC. Their schedule indicates sites will be ready within three to four months.

 

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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Second person indicted in Larue Homicide

A son of a Larue County man charged and indicted for his role in a 2016 homicide of a woman now also has been indicted by a Larue County grand jury for murder in the same case. 41-year-old Sean Puyear, of Louisville, was indicted Monday for murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence. He was arrested Tuesday.  In November, a Larue County Grand Jury indicted 59-year-old David Curtis Puyear, of Buffalo, on numerous charges, including murder. The men are charged and indicted in connection with the death of Angel Jessie sometime between May 16th, 2016, and May 31st, 2016 in Larue County. David Puyear, 59, was taken into custody after KSP Post 4 received a call about potential human remains being on Puyear's property on Corinth Road, which is off Ky. 210 past the Larue County-Green County line. Both Shawn and David Puyear are being held in lieu of $1million cash bond each in the Larue County Detention Center. Kentucky State Police Post 4 are continuing the investigation.

 

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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, March 24th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse in Munfordville. New business will include: approving Hart County Animal Shelter Application and Waivers, to approving to appoint Caralyne Pennington to the Hart County Industrial Board to complete Herb Keys appointment to 12/2023, approve to assist the Hart County Extension Office with purchase of van and approve to advertise for bids for the Woodson House Trails bathroom facility.

 

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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Larue County man charged with DUI and speeding

A LaRue County man faces DUI charges after speeding 25 miles per hour or more over the limit through a section of Greensburg Road in Hodgenville. Police were conducting traffic enforcement in the area Monday evening around 7:30 local time when 33-year-old Mark Baumgardner was stopped for the speeding violation. A strong odor of alcohol was detected and a breathalyzer of .092 was registered. In addition to DUI and speeding, Baumgardner is booked in LaRue County jail for reckless driving, no registration, no insurance and for not having a prescription in the original container.

 

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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

Eight arrested recently in Barren County

47-year-old Gary L. Ballard, of Smiths Grove, was arrested for drug paraphernalia - buy/possess.

49-year-old Laura M. Ballard, of Smiths Grove, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, (methamphetamine) and possession of marijuana.

24-year-old Jalleem W. Bailey, of Glasgow, for contempt of court.

29-year-old Aaron J. Denton, of Glasgow, for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

25-year-old Tabatha Yvonne, of Glasgow, was arrested on a Barren County warrant for failure of owner to maintain required insurance, no registration plates, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign and theft of identity of another without consent, as well as probation violation on as Metcalfe County bench warrant.

46-year-old Linda G. Vibbert-Parrish, of Glasgow, on a Barren County Indictment warrant for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess.

19-year-old Lana Dawn Westmoreland, of Glasgow, for rear license not illuminated, possession of a controlled substance, (cocaine) and possession of marijuana.

35-year-old James E. Rigney, of Byrdstown, TN, was arrested for careless driving, failure to or improper signal, failure to produce insurance card, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess.

All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

Unemployment rates in Kentucky
Hart County's unemployment rate is slightly below the state average.  New data released Thursday puts the county at 4.2% compared to the state's 4.5% average.  Rates increased in 14 Kentucky counties between January 2021 and January 2022, fell in 103 counties and stayed the same in three counties.

Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rates in the commonwealth at 2.9%. It was followed by Scott and Todd counties, 3.3% each; Boone and Fayette counties, 3.4% each; Campbell and Harrison counties, 3.5% each; and Anderson, Kenton, Logan and Simpson counties, 3.6% each.

Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 13.6%. It was followed by Elliott County, 10.8%; Breathitt County, 9.9%; Martin County, 8.9%; Carter County, 8.6%; Menifee County, 8.1%; Leslie County, 7.7%; Lewis and Owsley counties, 7.6% each and Harlan County, 7.4%.

Of surrounding counties, Green County is the lowest at 3.8%. Followed by Hardin County at 4.4%, LaRue County at 4.6%, Barren County at 4.8%, Metcalfe County at 5.3%, Grayson County at 5.4% and Edmonson County at 5.9%.

 

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Monday, March 21st, 2022

UK Healthcare Boy's Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament

In the 2022 Boy's State Basketball Tournament Sweet 16, George Rogers Clark defeated Warren Central with a final score of 43 to 42. George Rogers Clark was the overall winner of this year's Boys Sweet 16 tournament.

 

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Monday, March 21st, 2022

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education is holding a special called working session at central office Monday night at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, March 21st, 2022

Two killed, one wounded in eastern Kentucky

Police say two people were killed and a third wounded in a shooting at an eastern Kentucky home. Kentucky State Police said in a statement that troopers responded Friday to a report of a shooting at the Pike County residence. They found three people shot. Police say two were dead at the scene and a third was taken to a hospital for treatment. An investigation is continuing.

 

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Monday, March 21st, 2022

EF-1 tornado touched down in Hardin County

Despite lasting a relatively short period of time, Friday night's storm that spurred a tornado in Hardin County, did result in some damage across parts of the county. According to a summary put together by the National Weather Service in Louisville, a tornado touched down at the location with a rating of EF-1, the second lowest rating with a sustained wind between 86 and 110 mph. Peak winds for this tornado reached 100 mph. Overall, it traveled a total of 4.12 miles and lasted 10 minutes. There were no injuries or deaths. In Rineyville at the intersection of Spears Lane and St. John Road, a house received some significant damage due to a tornado. Hardin County Chief Emergency Services Officer Bryce Shumate said on Saturday that this house had the most significant reported damage in the county because of the storm. Damage included an opening up of the house's attic and a complete destruction of a garage/tool shed that was next to the house. Mangled toy playgrounds, damaged cars and down trees were left along the path of the EF1.

 

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Monday, March 21st, 2022

Juvenile dies in Adair County crash

Columbia, KY (March 20, 2022)  Kentucky State Police Post 15 is investigating a two vehicle fatal collision that occurred on Sunday March 20, 2022 at approximately 10:43 AM on Bridgewater Rd., in Adair County. Preliminary investigations indicate that Jessica Wilkinson age 28 of Columbia KY was operating a 2019 Chrysler Van north bound on Bridgewater Rd., when she crossed into the south bound lane striking a 2003 Ford Mustang head-on. The operator of the Mustang, a 16 year Juvenile from Columbia, KY was unable to avoid the collision because of the hillcrest. Wilkinson and her two passengers Derek Wilkinson, age 31 of Columbia, KY and a three your old passenger received minor injuries. The operator of the mustang and one other juvenile passenger were transported to T. J. Health in Columbia, KY. A juvenile passenger in the back seat was pronounced deceased by the Adair County Coroner. This collision remains under investigation by Trooper Brandon Roark. Trooper Roark was assisted at the scene by other KSP personnel, Adair County Sheriff Department, Adair County Rescue Squad, Adair County Fire and EMS.

 

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Monday, March 21st, 2022

Fatal collision in Marion County

Lebanon, KY (March 20, 2022) The Kentucky State Police is investigating a three vehicle fatal collision that occurred on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at approximately 4:52 PM on Hwy 68 between Campbellsville and Lebanon. Preliminary investigations indicate that Melissa Roberts, age 48 of Campbellsville, KY was operating a 2021 Acura west bound on HWY 68 when she crossed the center line and side swiped an east bound 2015 Ford Focus operated by Noah Kammerer, age 20 of Evansville, IN. That collision caused Roberts to skid sideways into the path of another east bound vehicle, which was a 2011 GMC pickup operated by Jared Pittman, age 21 of Bradfordsville, KY. Pittman struck Roberts in in the passenger side. Roberts was transported to Springview hospital where she succumbed to injuries sustained in the collision. Kammerer and Pittman were also transported to Springview hospital and treated for minor injuries. This collision remains under investigation by Trooper Weston Sullivan. Tpr. Sullivan was assisted at the scene by other KSP personnel, Marion County Sheriff Department, Marion County Rescue Squad, Marion County Fire and EMS.

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Friday, March 18th, 2022

Area Unemployment Ratings
Hart County's unemployment rate is slightly below the state average.  New data released Thursday put's the county at 4.2% compared to the state's 4.5% average.  Rates increased in 14 Kentucky counties between January 2021 and January 2022, fell in 103 counties and stayed the same in three counties. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rates in the commonwealth at 2.9%. It was followed by Scott and Todd counties, 3.3% each; Boone and Fayette counties, 3.4% each; Campbell and Harrison counties, 3.5% each; and Anderson, Kenton, Logan and Simpson counties, 3.6% each. Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 13.6%. It was followed by Elliott County, 10.8%; Breathitt County, 9.9%; Martin County, 8.9%; Carter County, 8.6%; Menifee County, 8.1%; Leslie County, 7.7%; Lewis and Owsley counties, 7.6% each and Harlan County, 7.4%. Of surrounding counties, Green County is the lowest at 3.8%. Followed by Hardin County at 4.4%, LaRue County at 4.6%, Barren County at 4.8%, Metcalfe County at 5.3%, Grayson County at 5.4% and Edmonson County at 5.9%.
 

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Friday, March 18th, 2022

Theft Caught On Camera
A man faces theft charges after being caught on video in Edmonson County.  Early Thursday morning, the sheriff's department responded to a farm on Louisville Road. Deputies arrived after the owner was alerted by a security camera of a man taking tools from a barn. Officers found 22-year-old William Jones of Henderson on the property in possession of these tools. A second individual was also noticed on security video footage but fled the scene before law enforcement arrived. William Jones is charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools and theft. He is booked at Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Man Enters Homes & Properties In Edmonson County
An intoxicated man with a gun entered several people's properties on Sunday in Edmonson County. Several calls were received by 911 identifying 34-year-old Kevin Sanders of Brownsville making illegal entry at locations along Morgantown Road. Acting on yet another call, officers responded to Honey Creek Road where Sanders was walking. Multiple commands were given for Sanders to stop but he entered a wooded area and was no longer visible. After a short search, he was located in a creek and refused to give up his gun. A taser was used during a brief struggle while arresting Sanders. Further investigation revealed several deceased animals in the bed of Sanders' nearby truck.  A citation indicates he did not have a license, nor did he have permission to hunt. Sanders was taken to Hart County Jail and booked on charges of public intoxication of a controlled substance other than alcohol, resisting arrest, fleeding or evading police on foot, wanton endangerment of a police officer, entry of land to hunt without consent and illegal taking of wildlife.  Additional charges may be filed in relation to the incident as the investigation continues.

 

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Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Counterfeit Bills Located In Hodgenville
Authorities in Hodgenville are asking business and residents to be careful when accepting large denominations following the discovery of counterfeit money.  Police were called to Dollar General on South Lincoln Boulevard Tuesday where a customer attempted to pass a fake $50 bill. The suspect is identified as a juvenile.  An investigation is ongoing.  Hodgenville police say to exercise additional caution over the next few weeks as these incidents are not always random and can be an indicator of additional fake circulations throughout a community. 

 

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Senate Pass Bill To Keep Daylight Savings Time
The Senate passed a measure that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent across the United States on Tuesday. The Sunshine Protection Act passed the chamber by unanimous consent. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a sponsor of the legislation, said he doesn't have any assurance the House will take it up, but "it's an idea whose time has come." Research has shown that during Daylight Savings Time, the national crime rate is significantly less and American power consumption drops. The bill would still need to pass the House and be signed by President Joe Biden to become law. If the measure clears Congress and is signed into law, it would mean no more falling back every year in the fall.

 

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

Barren County Family Injured In Crash
Members of a Barren County family were injured in a Sunday afternoon crash on Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway in Adair County. First responders arrived to find three people trapped and one ejected.  Preliminary investigation indicates 47-year-old William Graham of Glasgow was traveling east in a SUV and entered the median, overturning several times. A 13-year-old passenger was ejected. Graham, along with two other passengers, 35 and 11 years of age, were extricated from the vehicle. All three of the passengers were flown to regional medical facilities and listed in stable condition. The driver, was treated at a local hospital. Investigation continues.  It is not yet clear what conditions resulted in the vehicle leaving the roadway.

 

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

Former Police Chief Charged With Theft
A former Columbia police chief is charged with stealing from the city. A federal grand jury indicted 44-year-old Jason D. Cross alleging he stole more than $25,000 from the Columbia Police Department evidence locker and the city’s drug purchase fund between February 2020 and February 2021. Federal charges are a result of the fact the city recieved more than $10,000 in related, federal program assistance within the corresponding calendar year.

 

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

Lengthy Police Chase Ends In Crash; Two Arrested
A lengthy police chase last week through Hardin and LaRue Counties ended in a crash and the arrest of an Elizabethtown couple.  Troopers with Kentucky State Police began pursuit of a 2006 Pontiac driven by 25-year-old Kayla Clark and her husband-passenger, 21-year-old Elijah Clark Wednesday morning at the northbound I-65 Exit 91 Interchange. Over two grams of methamphetamine were tossed from the window of the suspect vehicle and the pursuit continued on to Westbound Western Kentucky Parkway, reaching a speed of over 110 miles-per-hour. Kayla Clark exited the parkway at White Mills and then proceeded along KY 84, until reaching the intersection with KY 357 just south of Hodgenville. The car left the roadway, entered a field and then caught fire. Kayla Clark briefly attempted to flee on foot while her husband immediately surrendered. Investigation revealed Kayla Clark had an existing warrant for a felony parole violation. The chase resulted in charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, trafficking in methamphetamine, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle and on foot, tampering with physical evidence, speeding 26 miles-per-hour or more over the limit, reckless driving and several other moving and non-moving traffic violations. Elijah Clark is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and tampering with physical evidence. Both are in Hardin County Detention Center with bond for each set at $75,000.

 

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

Governor Beshear Ceases COVID-19 Briefings
The governor says he will no longer conduct regular COVID briefings. During Monday afternoon's report, Andy Beshear said all metrics associated with cases are on the decline throughout the state. He says the positivity rate continues dropping, now approaching 4%, and approximately two-thrids of citizes are vaccinated. For the past few months, the governor's office has been conducting briefings on a weekly basis, backing off from daily updates conducted at the beginning of the pandemic. Beshear said special scheduled briefings may still be conducted on the issue, if needed.

 

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Monday, March 14th, 2022

Arrest In Glasgow Following Traffic Stop
The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Lexington Drive On Saturday. Officer Moore made contact with Tony Harper Jr. and confirmed that his operator license was suspended. Officers received a consent to search where they located Methamphetamine inside his pants pocket. Tony P. Harper Jr. of Horse Cave Ky., was arrested and charged with Operating Motor Vehicle On Suspended Or Revoked Operator License, Possession Control Substance (Methamphetamine). The arrest was made by Officer Andrew Moore, assisted by Officer Jewelie Robinson.

 

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Monday, March 14th, 2022

Arrest In Glasgow Following Robbery
The Glasgow Police Department responded to Subway on the Public Square in reference to a Robbery on Sunday. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the employee of Subway who stated that as he was taking out the trash to the dumpster, someone had struck him in the head with an object and taken money from his pockets. After providing a description of the perpetrator to Officers, they located a male subject fitting that description on Columbia Avenue. The perpetrator fled from Officers a short distance before being taken into custody. Officers identified the perpetrator as Jason Wheat and confirmed that he had several active warrants for his arrest. Jason W. Wheat of Morgantown Ky., was arrested and charged with Robbery and was also served with the active warrants. The arrest was made by Officer Grant Ward, assisted by Officer Josh Hardin and Lt. Jabin McGuire.

 

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Friday, March 11th, 2022

Cave City City Council Meeting

CITY OF CAVE CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD AT COUNCIL CHAMBERS-CITY HALL ON MONDAY, MARCH 14TH, AT 5:00 P.M.

 

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Friday, March 11th, 2022

Hart County Board of Ed Special Called Working Session

A special called working session of the Hart County Board of Education will be held Friday, March 14th, at Central Office, 25 Quality Street, Munfordville, at 5:00 p.m. This is an informational workshop.

 

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Friday, March 11th, 2022

Kentucky Police K9 dies after shooting

The Shepherdsville police chief stated that their police department along with other departments responded to an incident “with shots being fired” on Wednesday night in Lebanon Junction. Although no officers were injured, a K9 was struck and has since died from his injuries. The K9’s name was DASH and will receive a full “line of duty death” service, as would any officer. Our thoughts and prayers are with the caretakers of K9 Dash, the Shepherdsville police department and Bullitt county.

 

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Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Reminder: Spring forward this weekend

Daylight Savings Time begins early Sunday morning as we spring forward.  The official time change is at 2:00 a.m. Sunday. So, remember to set clocks an hour ahead before bedtime Saturday night. The first day of Spring will quickly follow: Sunday, March 21st.

 
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Thursday, March 10th, 2022
Louisville Woman Arrested In Glasgow

Glasgow Police conducted a traffic stop and arrested a Louisville woman Wednesday along Happy Valley Road. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle utilizing a K-9 unit resulting in the location of marijuana and hydrocodone. 43-year-old Carey L. Walker was taken to Barren County Detention Center on charges of possession of a controlled substance - hydrocodone, not having a prescription controlled substance in a proper container and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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Thursday, March 10th, 2022
New Constables May Face New Requirements

The topic of requirements for constables has been debated on a state-wide stage several times in recent years with no significant action. This could be the year the Kentucky Legislature advances regulations for these elected officials. Constables would have to receive professional law enforcement training before wielding police powers under a bill passed by the House. The compromise bill would not apply to current constables but would require people assuming the role starting in 2023 to receive certification like other law enforcement officer before exercising such police powers as making traffic stops and arrests. Primary sponsor Representative Adam Koenig of Northern Kentucky acknowledges not all constables are bad, but he says there have been too many incidents involving constables without proper law enforcement training. He says the measure simply seeks to ensure that everyone who is able to conduct a traffic stop in the middle of the night, arrest you and take you to jail be certified and trained. The bill’s opponents said it wouldn’t set aside enough training slots for future constables. Constables in rural Kentucky play crucial roles providing backup for other law enforcement, they said. The measure cleared by a vote of 61-34 and now goes to the Senate.


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Thursday, March 10th, 2022
Changes Coming To Kentucky Unemployment

Lawmakers in Frankfort have given final passage to a bill revamping rules for unemployment benefits. It sets up another policy conflict between legislators and the governor, who says the proposal would hurt people needing benefits after losing their jobs. The bill increases work-search requirements for people receiving jobless benefits and ties the length of time recipients receive benefits to the unemployment rate. That could cut the number of benefit weeks by more than half in times of low jobless rates.


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Wednesday, March 9th, 2022
Missing Bowling Green Man Found Safe In Nashville Hotel
A missing Bowling Green has been found safe, according to authorities and his family.

Gable Volkert was reported missing after he disappeared in downtown Nashville Saturday. He was last seen around 12:30 p.m. at a cheerleading competition at Municipal Auditorium along James Robertson Parkway. Volkert’s family confirms he was discovered at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville. He is safe. “They say he was very disoriented,” said Nick Beres, a journalist who had spoken with the Volkerts. “And appeared to have been beaten.” Gable said he slept outside Saturday and tried to check in to a hotel, which alerted authorities when he tried to use his credit card.

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2022
Elizabethtown Man Struck Officer While Being Arrested
An Elizabethtown man was arrested late Sunday afternoon after he reportedly struck an officer in the head. Brian Michael Fletcher, 31, is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. According to Elizabethtown Police Department, police were contacted by Kroger around 5 p.m. about a “suspicious person” on Towne Drive roaming the parking lot and trying to enter vehicles. When an officer arrived, Fletcher attempted to flee. The officer grabbed him and was struck in the head by Fletcher.A taser was deployed and fletcher was taken to Baptist Health Hardin for medical clearance. The officer also was taken to the hospital and released, he said. Fletcher is charged with third-degree assault of a police officer, fleeing or evading police on foot, resisting arrest and second-degree disorderly conduct.


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Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Hart County Man Slashes Tires & Makes Threats
A man under the influence of drugs slashed a woman's tires and threatened to kill her with a knife Thursday afternoon at a residence on Park City-Glasgow Road. An officer with the Barren County Sheriff's Department responded to find 27-year-old Jason M. Wood with a knife. The officer cuffed wood for safety concerns and conducted an interview. Wood admitted to slashing the tires and was arrested. After being read his rights, Wood continued to speak, admitting to using a large amount of drugs. Police found a white bags and pill bottles with suspected methamphetamine. During transport, Wood was able to shift his cuffed hands from his backside to his front side and remove his seatbelt. He began thrashing his head against the window and slamming his body into the cage of the backseat.  The officer stopped to re-cuff Wood.  Additional deputies assisted in removal and re-cuffing after Wood refused to get out of the cruiser. After transport resumed, Wood made verbal threats against all of the responding deputies and appeared to be talking to people not present. Charges include possession of methamphetamine, tampering with evidence, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, terroristic threatening and public intoxication from a controlled substance. He is jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a $2,500 bond and a court date set for March 14th.


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Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Glasgow Drug Arrests
A man with active warrants was arrested and charged with additional drug related offences after a Monday traffic stop on Columbia Avenue in Glasgow. Police pulled over 38-year-old Joshua Bunch and confirmed the warrants and suspension of his license. A vehicle search tuned up suboxone, digital scales and methamphetamine. Bunch faces contempt charges, traffic and vehicle operator violation charges along with possession and trafficking charges.


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Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Felons Arrested In Glasgow
Glasgow Police arrested two men, charging each with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon following a Sunday traffic stop along Columbia Avenue. After observing an un-illuminated license plate, police pulled over and identified 42-year-old Ronald Browning of Glasgow who did not have a valid operator’s license. A K9 officer was used for detection. A firearm was located beneath the seat.  Browning had suspected methampatamine in his waistband. He is additionally charged with vehicle operator violations and possession of a controlled substance which is enhanced due to the firearms charge. The other man who is charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon is 29-year-old Troy A. Vibbert of Glasgow.  Both were taken to Barren County Detention Center and each is scheduled to appear in court March 14th.

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Larue Sex & Drug Crimes Investigation
While executing a search warrant in LaRue County on a man suspected of sending nude photos to an undercover detective posing as a 16-year-old, police located a large amount of drugs. Monday, Hodgenville Police and officers from the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force served the warrant at a residence on the south side of Hodgenville along US 31E. The warrant is a result of an investigation out of Tullahoma, Tennessee, where the undercover detective is based. While serving the warrant, a large amount of suspected methamphetamine was observed, resulting in an additional search.  As a result of the drug search, 24-year-old Richard Tyler Wimsett and 51-year-old Glenna Wimsett are jailed on charges of possession of methamphetamine, trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana and receiving stolen property identified as a firearm.  Drug charges are enhanced because of the firearms charge. In all, more than 60 grams of methamphetamine were seized along with a large amount of money. Hodgenville Police is handling the sex crimes investigation while the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force is handling the drugs investigation. It is not established that either of the Wimsett suspects are the focus of the sex crimes warrant. A statement from Hodgenville Police says due to pending investigation actions, they are not releasing the identity or identities of anyone involved in the undercover nude photos sting operation.

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Hart County Sheriff's Office Arrests
A Magnolia man is facing drug related charges after an investigation by the Hart County Sheriff's Department and the Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force. According to jail booking records, 60-year-old Mark Alan Caven was arrested last Tuesday for trafficking in Methamphetamine, buying and/or possessing drug paraphernalia and for being a persistent felony offender. He remains listed as an inmate at Hart County Jail with bond set at $25,000.

Two people were arrested Friday by the sheriff's department. Booking records from Hart County Jail indicate 32-year-old Clarence Stinson of Hardyville is charged with his third offence of criminal trespassing along with charges of resisting arrest, tampering with evidence and trafficking in a controlled substance. Stinsons bond is set at $100,000. Jail records indicate 33-year-old Brittany Reynolds of Munfordville faces charges of possession of synthetic drugs, possession of a controlled substance, buying and/or possessing drug paraphernalia and for not having prescription drugs in a proper container. Reynolds is in Hart County jail with bond set at $5,000.

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2022
Fatal Collision Involving Bonnieville Woman
A Bonnieville woman is dead following a weekend crash near Park City. The single vehilce crash happened on Stovall Road around 10pm Saturday. Units from the Barren County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police responded.  Their investigation indicates 20-year-old Kenzi Riggs was headed south in a 2008 Ford Focus and exited the right side of the roadway. The vehicle overturned.  Riggs was flown to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville but died of injuries from the crash. A passenger, 22-year-old Isaiah Meredith of Glasgow was not injured. The incident remains under investigation.

 

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Monday, March 7th, 2022

EPD Investigating 5 Armed Robberies From Friday

Elizabethtown police are investigating five separate armed robberies Friday at four city locations. All robberies occurred between 7:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. as people were exiting their vehicle in parking lots at various locations within the city, according to a police department news release. All victims shared similar accounts indicating they were approached by a young black male wearing a face covering, dark clothing, and armed with a handgun, according to a news release. The suspect ordered each victim to hand over all valuables and then fled the scene in a dark colored Cadillac SRX being driven by a second accomplice. At the conclusion of the fifth robbery, the suspect fled the scene in one of the victim’s light grey 2020 Dodge Challenger, the release said.  Anyone with information should contact EPD at 270-765-4125, or Hardin County Crime Stoppers where information can be shared anonymously at 1-800-597-8123.
 

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Monday, March 7th, 2022

Names Released in Saturday Bowling Green Shooting

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office released new information in a shooting Saturday. The Warren County Sherriff Office stated a domestic disturbance had occurred on Murphy Road around 12:09 PM on Saturday where the victim had been physically assaulted. During the altercation, the victim shot Malik Dequan Owens, 24, in self-defense. As the perpetrator fled the scene he stole the victim’s vehicle. The suspect then sought treatment at a local hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The hospital notified the WCSO and deputies and detectives responded. Owens is charged with: Strangulation 1st degree, Assault 4th Domestic, and Theft of a Motor Vehicle. The investigation is ongoing and is being led by the WCSO.
 

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Monday, March 7th, 2022

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

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch arrested Timothy Shawn Wright, 41, on charges related to child sexual abuse material.
Mr. Wright was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. Wright is currently charged with ten counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance under 12 years of age, ten counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and ten counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. Mr. Wright was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, March 4th, 2022

Boys 5th Region Tournament

In Thursday night's Boys 5th Regional Tournament: Bardstown defeated Hart County Raiders 65 to 49. Hart County's Ethan Devore scored 11 points and Jackson Shoulders scored 10 points and had 9 rebounds. All Tournament went to Hart County's Ethan Devore.

 

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Friday, March 4th, 2022

Death penalty sought in Glasgow double homicide

Cody Nathaniel Bacon is set to face the death penalty for the September double homicide of a young Glasgow couple, David and Brittany Pace. According to the citation, the Glasgow Police Department was alerted to the shooting because Bacon called 911 stating he had shot his brother and his sister-in-law. The arrest citation stated that when Sgt. Hicks arrived, he saw a white male waving his arms at him and immediately detained him. The citation also revealed that Bacon said he was sorry and stated stated his motive was "he was tired of them fussing with the kids". According to court documents, Barren County  Commonwealth's Attorney, John Gardner, has filed a notice to his intent to seek 'enhanced penalties' for Bacon, who is charged with two counts of murder and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Bacon pled not guilty. No trial date has been set.

 

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Friday, March 4th, 2022

Elderly woman dies in Grayson County crash

A 93-year-old woman has died in a two-vehicle crash on KY 88 near Wax.  First responders from Grayson County were dispatched around 4pm Wednesday after a small passenger car driven eastbound by Gertrude Hughes, of Clarkson, crossed into the opposite lane and struck a work truck hauling a trailer. The car struck the driver's side of the oncoming vehicle despite the truck driver's attempt to avoid the collision. The car continued eastbound and hit a guardrail end before traveling down an embankment. The driver of the truck was not injured but Hughes was pronounced dead at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

 

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Friday, March 4th, 2022

Caverna Superintendent applications

Nine applications are on the table for Caverna Independent Schools’ next superintendent. School Board Chairman Wayne Hatcher says the number is on par with the expected volume of applicants for a superintendent position, adding there doesn’t seem to be a trend between small or large districts when it comes to these searches.  Of the Caverna Superintendent pool, eight are in-state applicants, one is a current superintendent and two are former superintendents. Four currently hold central office positions and two are currently principals. Hatcher says the screening committee will be getting to work over the next few weeks with the goal of having a hire ready by the end of April.

 

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Friday, March 4th, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Three people shared comments at the beginning of Thursday’s Hart County Fiscal Court meeting regarding the county’s weather sirens and storm response. All three were either first responders or a county employee. There were no inquiries or criticisms made by any general members of the public at the meeting, even though local media outlets and social media messages were published well in advance, inviting inquiries and input. Two of the comments came from firefighters who asked about county assistance for repairs or upgrades to sirens in Hardyville and Linwood. One of them provided the court with information on repair costs for a specific unit and also cost information on additional community storm safety options. The third comment came from a county employee who praised local citizens, county officials and neighboring agencies for stepping up to quickly clear roads, debris and offer assistance in a variety of other ways.

A representative from Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green, was in attendance. KSP dispatch is the primary initiator of the warning system. No questions were asked of the representing trooper.

Judge Executive Joe Choate made comments concerning current status of the sirens. He says all but one were working in Wednesday’s state-wide drill. An agreement is in place with a contractor to evaluate all of the local sirens. The county has ownership responsibility for most of them, but some of the fire departments have ownership responsibility for their locations. The contractor will perform some routine maintenance and recommend additional repairs or upgrades and provide a cost basis. The county will consider options once the evaluation process is complete. In response to the two fire department requests, the judge emphasized both would be a part of the process and assistance is certainly possible. Choate also says grant money is being pursued for possible storm shelter, weather radio and other notification system options.

A map produced by Barren River Area Development District was on display showing locations and coverage radius of each outdoor warning siren within Hart County. It clearly visualizes how actual siren coverage is a very small percentage of the entire county. Citing the map, one of the main points made by the judge executive and several magistrates on the topic is residents must have multiple options of getting alert information.

In other items of business from Thursday’s Hart County Fiscal Court meeting, Jailer Israel Bergenson says the final payment on the finance note for the facility is being made, which is about seven years ahead of schedule. He presented the court with a check for just over $22 thousand dollars. There are currently 189 inmates. There will be a note-burning at 8am on March 24th (before the next fiscal court meeting) to mark payoff of the facility.  

Sheriff Jeff Wilson reported on how the state’s “School Resource Officer Bill,” which is expected to become law, will affect the county.  He says the burden of paying salaries of the SROs will be on the school board, while the sheriff’s department will be responsible for vehicle, equipment and training costs. An additional officer is being hired to fill SRO roles within the county.

Additional routine business of the meeting included transfers and budget amendments, claims payments, the sale of a tractor and mower, a road rebate agreement with a local housing developer, reappointment of Debbie Fowler to the Green River Water District Board and re-acceptance of currently established jail policies.

The next Hart County Fiscal Court meeting will be on Thursday, March 24th, at 9am.

 

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2022
Two Jailed On Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop In Glasgow

Two people are jailed on drug related charges after being arrested Tuesday in Glasgow.  Police stopped a woman on North Green Street identified as 27-year-old Meagan Turner of Glasgow for not having her headlights on. A suspicious odor was detected by an officer, resulting in a vehicle search. Turner was taken into custody for possession of marijuana and methamphetamine.  A passenger, Michael Kirk also of Glasgow, was cited to appear in court for possession of marijuana. Records at Barren County Detention Center indicate Tuner was released on Wednesday with a court date set for March 24th.


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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022
Actor Todd Chrisley Met Locals In Cave City
Todd Chrisley, the American actor, singer and producer who is best known for his show "Chrisley Knows Best", was seen yesterday at the Cave City shell. Locals took photos and went to Facebook describing how nice he was. Chrisley was in town due to an interview scheduled at the Whistle Stop in Glendale.


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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022
Police Impersonator At Large In Glasgow
The Glasgow police department received a complaint of a male subject driving a white truck and pulling people over, impersonating a law enforcement officer on Tuesday. This person is in no way affiliated with Glasgow Police Department. Please stay aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity to the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-6165.


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Tuesday, March 1st, 2022
Man Arrested After Entering Wrong House; Drugs

A man who though he was in Munfordville was arrested in northern Metcalfe County on Sunday and now faces multiple drug charges. Around 3am, officers with the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Department were called out for a trespassing complaint at a residence near Center on Sulphur Well - Knob Lick Road. The resident of the address returned home and notified police someone was discovered inside. When a deputy arrived, he observed an SUV in the the driveway with marijuana and drug paraphernalia in plain view. Inside the residence, police found 40-year-old Rocky Ray McCoy sleeping on a couch. McCoy indicated he thought he was in Munfordville and arrived at the residence by mistake. A citation says McCoy appeared to be intoxicated and was placed under arrest. In addition to findings in the vehicle, a search of McCoy turned up methamphetamine, prescription-controlled substances and additional drug paraphernalia. Rocky Ray McCoy was taken to Barren County Detention Center and remains jailed on related possession charges as well as criminal trespassing and public intoxication. He is scheduled to appear in court March 14th and again on April 6th.


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Tuesday, March 1st, 2022
Glasgow Drug Arrest
A Glasgow man faces drug charges after being arrested over the weekend.  Sunday, police stopped 22-year-old Johnny Michael Lay on Ford Drive. Identification revealed an active warrant. A search resulted in the discovery of marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He was taken into custody on possession charges of each. Johnny Michael Lay remains jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a court date scheduled for March 24th.


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Tuesday, March 1st, 2022
Non-compliant Sex Offender Arrested

A traffic stop in Glasgow resulted in the arrest of a man who police say is not in compliance with the state's sex offender registry law. Sunday, police stopped 39-year-old Torrance Porcha on Happy Valley Road. An identification check revealed his sex offender status. Porcha was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on the failed compliance charge. A cash bond is set at $2,500. Torrance Porcha's arrest citation indicates he is a Hart County Resident.


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Tuesday, March 1st, 2022
Wingfield Man Barricades Himself; Arrested Without Incident

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fter breaking into a church, a Wingfield man barricaded himself before being arrested.  Officers with the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department were called Saturday afternoon to Belle Key Church in Rhoda after a report of 37-year-old David Hughes kicking in the door.  Hughes was yelling and throwing items around inside.  Police talked Hughes into exiting the church and then placed him under arrest without further incident.  A citation indicates he was intoxicated and admitted to using methamphetamine.  Damage to the 140-year-old building includes the broken door and a window.  David Hughes is charged with public intoxication by a controlled substance, burglary and criminal mischief.  He was taken to Hart County Jail.


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Monday, February 28th, 2022
Statewide Tornado Safety Drill On Wednesday

A Statewide Tornado Safety Drill will be conducted Wednesday, March 2nd, at 9:07 a.m. The drill will take place during Severe Weather Awareness Week, observed from Monday, February 28th, through Sunday, March 6th. The drill falls on the tenth anniversary of the deadly West Liberty, KY tornado, and other deadly tornadoes near the region. In addition, Kentucky is still recovering after the recent December 2021, and January 1, 2022 tornado outbreaks. During the statewide drill, the National Weather Service (NWS), in partnership with Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM), the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee (KWPC), and Kentucky Broadcasters Association, will issue a test tornado message that will activate weather alert radios. All Kentuckians are encouraged to practice their tornado safety actions at home, school, or work. Many television and radio stations may interrupt programming to cover the tornado drill. This year, alerts will not activate the Emergency Alert System (EAS), or cable overrides and test messages do not activate Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). In addition, if inclement weather is forecast for March 2, the Statewide Tornado Drill will be postponed to Thursday, March 3, or canceled.

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Monday, February 28th, 2022
Fatal Collision In Cave City On Sunday
Kentucky State Police Post 3 received a call for service in reference to a single vehicle injury collision that happened on Interstate 65 near Cave City on Sunday. Preliminary investigation indicates that Mark D. Baughan (70) of Cincinnati, OH, was operating a 2013 Nissan Juke northbound on I-65 near the 53 mile marker.  Baughan lost control of his vehicle and struck the center concrete barrier wall causing the vehicle to overturn.  Mark D. Baughan was was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. A passenger in the vehicle identified as Laura Baughan (68) of Cincinnati, OH, was transported to TJ Samson Hospital where she was treated and released with minor injuries. The investigation is being led by Trooper Bo Hubbard.  He was assisted at the scene by Barren County EMS, Air Methods, Cave City Fire Department and KSP personnel. 

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Monday, February 28th, 2022
2-year-old Taken After Mother Killed In Newburg Shooting Has Been Found
The 2-year-old taken Sunday afternoon after his mother was shot and killed has been found, but police say his father is still on the run. Louisville Metro Police announced Caesen Gordon had been located around 10 p.m. Sunday night. According to LMPD, officers were called to the 4100 block of Quiet Way around 4 p.m. for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a woman believed to be in her 30s inside a vehicle dead from multiple gunshot wounds and her 10-year-old son (previously believed by police to be 5) with a gunshot wound to his hand. The 10-year-old was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for treatment. Police say the suspect, 32-year-old Christopher Lee Gordon Sr., left the scene with his 2-year-old son that he shared with the deceased woman prompting the AMBER Alert to be issued. According to LMPD, Gordon has a significant violent history and is considered to be armed and dangerous. If you see him, police ask that you call 911 immediately.
 

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Friday, February 25th, 2022

18th District Girls Championship

Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Larue County Thursday night in the final round of district tournament. The score was 48 to 44 with Hart County's Dea Bradley scoring 33 points. Larue County's Paige Evans scored 15 points. All season team for Hart County: Kylie Adcock, Haley Sturgeon and Dea Brandley and for Larue County: Paige Evans and Natalie Gentry. All Tournament Team for Hart County: August Neal, Kinley Christie and Dea Bradley. All Tournament Team for Larue County: Natalie Gentry and Malejah English.

Friday night District Championship Game for the boys will be Larue County taking on Hart County Raiders at 6:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC for the live broadcast beginning around 5:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, February 25th, 2022

Hodgenville man sentenced in fatal shooting

More than a year after he was arrested, a 23-year-old Hodgenville man has been sentenced for his involvement in a fatal shooting that occurred in September 2020. Timothy Hedges accepted a plea deal for a nine-year sentence on an amended charge of second-degree manslaughter - a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison. Initially, Hedges was charged with murder to which he pleaded not guilty. On September 30th, 2020, Kentucky State Police Post 4 was contacted by the Hodgenville Police Department which was requesting assistance with a shooting which occurred at 116 Dana Drive in Hodgenville. During an investigation, it was determined that 21-year-old Levi G. Sheroon, of Mount Sherman, had suffered a single gunshot to the chest. As details emerged concerning the case, Hedges was charged with fatally shooting Sheroon as he sat in his girlfriend's vehicle. Hedges is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, February 25th, 2022

Crash in Glasgow injures a woman

Glasgow Police responded to an injury accident Tuesday at the intersection of Veteran's Outer Loop and Beaver Trail. The investigation revealed a 2020 Toyota Camry being operated by Lois Barrett was traveling westbound on Beaver Trail and collided with a 2018 Ford Fiesta, being operated by Patricia Wood, who was traveling southbound on Veterans Outer Loop. Patricia Wood was transported by Barren/Metcalfe EMS for her injuries. The accident was investigated by Sgt. Michael Burgan.

 

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Friday, February 25th, 2022

Two injured in Barren County accident

Glasgow Police Department on Wednesday responded to an injury accident on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway at the 14 mile marker. The investigation revealed a Chevy Equinox, being operated by Roger Lawson, was traveling eastbound on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway when he lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, striking a ditch line and several trees before coming to a final rest. Roger Lawson and Robin Lawson were both transported by Barren/Metcalfe EMS for their injuries.

 

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Thursday, February 24th, 2022
Hart County Man Arrested In Adair County
A Hart County man faces drug charges after being arrested in Adair County. Police say 44-year-old Kevin Thompson was driving along KY 80 mid-day Tuesday and was stopped due to a complaint.  A vehicle search turned up methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Kevin Thompson was taken to Adair County Jail on possession charges. The facility no longer lists Thompson as an inmate.
 

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Thursday, February 24th, 2022
Upton Man Indicted

An Upton man is now indicted after fleeing police and being arrested in January. Court records indicated 42-year-old Allen Riggs is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer and first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle. These charges are class D felonies and punishable by one to five years in prison. The indictment also includes various traffic violations, class B misdemeanors and charges of being a being a persistent felony offender.
 

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022
Elizabethtown ATM Stolen; Thieves Still At Large

Elizabethtown police are looking for two suspects involved in stealing a “substantial amount of money.” The event happened Monday morning at an ATM machine located at Wilson & Muir Bank in Elizabethtown. Two people in a stolen van pulled up to the ATM machine at 250 W. Dixie Ave. and hooked a tow strap from the van to the machine, according to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham. He said the pair then pulled it from its foundation. Denham said it appears two men were involved in the theft. The suspects reportedly left the van at the bank and fled on foot. Police soon learned the van had been stolen shortly before the theft. Police were alerted to the theft by an alarm from the bank. Anyone with information is asked to contact Elizabethtown police at 270-765-4125.

 

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022
KSP Investigating 2-Year-Old's Death

The Kentucky State Police are investigating after a two-year-old boy in Edmonson County died. On Monday, KSP was called to a home in Brownsville after an incident. A two-year-old child was transported to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased in the early morning hours. The cause of death has not been released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022
Drug Paraphernalia Found
At Munfordville Gas Stations; Students Hospitalized
On Thursday of last week, search warrants were executed at the Sunoco Station and the Marathon Station in Munfordville. The Search Warrants were obtained following an investigation that was conducted on February 16, 2022. An underage juvenile purchased the product known as “Delta 10” at both locations. The Delta 8, 9, and 10 products contain a level of THC, which is the compound found in marijuana. These products contain THC derived from hemp and are to contain a level of THC no greater than 0.30%. This investigation took place as the result of several high school students using the vapes at school. The students experienced shortness of breath, dizziness, and unconsciousness. Some of the students were transported from the school to a local hospital as the result of using the vape products. Investigation into these incidents indicated that the products were being purchased at local stores in Hart County. It was determined that these locations were selling these products to underage persons without identification. Sheriff Jeff Wilson conducted the investigation and was assisted by Deputies Bruce Neville, Jacob Hodges, and Eli Dennis. Munfordville Police Chief Greg Atwell and Shawn White assisted in the investigation.
 

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022
High School Playoff Bracketing Changes
Changes are coming to high school football playoff bracketing.  During the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's Board of Control regular meeting last week, members recanvased months of feedback from designated representatives regarding the first two playoff rounds. Commissioner Julian Tackett says nearly two-thirds of schools favor playing outside of the district in those early rounds. He says with such a limited season schedule of only 10 games, there is strong desire to play teams other than in-district opponents, regardless of travel logistics. The Board accepted the results and will implement play across adjacent districts beginning this fall.

 

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022
Hart County's Animal Shelter Nearing Completion
Hart County's new animal shelter is nearly ready.  Located in the former Dr. McFarland office at the Hart County Fairgrounds on US 31W, the facility is set to open March 7th.  Brandy Nichols will be the facility director.  Her position and shelter operations are being funded by Hart County Fiscal Court . The county and fair board have entered into a lease agreement for usage of the building. Judge Executive Joe Choate says the court is proud to be able to offer this service to Hart County. The shelter will only be accepting and adopting dogs.  Kentucky Revised Statutes mandate each county either operates a shelter or contracts shelter services.  Hart county has previously been contracting with Warren County.

 

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022
Weekend Kitchen Fire At Campbellsville Coltons
Colton's in Campbellsville remained closed Monday after a weekend fire in the restaurant’s kitchen. Firefighters were dispatched just after 10am local time Sunday to find smoke coming from the cooking area and fire visible from atop the exhaust system. Sprinklers in the building had been activated and firefighters quickly extinguished flames. One employee received minor hand burns. No firefighters were injured. Colton's has not publically made an announcement on when they expect to reopen the Campbellsville location.  A social media post made by the restaurant Sunday says the restaurant would be closed for the day due to "maintenance."

 

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022
Munfordville Woman Arrested
A Hart County woman is one of two arrested Saturday night in Edmonson County.  A traffic stop was made by the Edmonson County Sherriff's Department at Jr. Foods in Kyrock.  A records check indicated one passenger, identified as 36-year-old Joshua P. Guthrie of Brownsville, has an active warrant in Warren County.  A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up methamphetamine in a backpack belonging to a second passenger, 29-year-old Brandi M. Simmons of Munfordville. She was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. Both were taken to Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, February 21st, 2022
Area Basketball Tournament Action
Join WLOC Monday night at 5:30 as we bring you live coverage of the District Tournament at Cavnera High School, stating with the girl's pre-game show at 5:00pm. Hart County Lady Raiders will go up against the Caverna Lady Colonels followed by the boys at 7:30 p.m. Larue County will play the Caverna Boys.

 

The District Tournament Continues Tuesday Night (02-22)

In girl's action at 5:30 p.m., Green County will play Larue County followed by the boys game at 7:30 p.m. as Green County takes on Hart County Raider boys. WLOC will continue coverage of the district tournament as we broadcast the boys game at 7:30 p.m.
 

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Monday, February 21st, 2022
KHSAA Board Meeting
The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fifth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year this week at the KHSAA Office, approving adjustments to football bracketing and selecting its 2022-23 President-elect. The Board reviewed feedback from designated representatives of the football-playing schools regarding playoff bracketing for the first two rounds after months of review on the topic. “Almost two-thirds of our football school representatives were in favor of playing outside of the district in those early rounds,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Clearly with such a limited schedule of 10 games, there is strong desire to play teams other than their in-district opponents in those early rounds regardless of travel logistics.” The Board accepted the results of the survey in which over 93% of the football schools submitted a response and more than two-thirds of responders preferred an immediate adjustment to the bracketing for the first and second rounds. This change will start play across adjacent districts beginning in 2022 rather than within districts. The Board held a lengthy discussion regarding the current and worsening shortage of licensed officials. Looking at comparative data for the last four years, the Board wants the membership to be forward-thinking in initiatives to attract and retain officials. Especially important was a need for school- and district-level emphasis on conduct by spectators, including school representatives. The Board will have continued dialogue as it reviews its Strategic Planning Process for the 2022-23 school year. Darrell Billings of Clay City was chosen as President-elect for the 2022-23 school year. He will work alongside Matt Wilhoite of the Kenton County Schools, who will succeed Marlon Miller of Louisville at the end of the 2021-22 school year. In addition to reviewing championship reports for its 11 winter and spring sports and sport-activities, the Board took the following action:

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Monday, February 21st, 2022
Right-of-Way Signage Restrictions
Illegally placed signs and other items along state maintained right of way areas are subject to being removed.  Political campaigns, 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. Non-permitted signs can create additional hazards by blocking sight distance or distracting drivers, particularly at intersections. They are also a significant obstacle for mowing crews in the spring. With May Primary races and the traditional yard sale season coming up, anyone wanting to place such signage must do so beyond roadway right of way limits. All yard sale and peddling activies, including patron parking, must be on private or business property, not on right of way. It is also illegal to attach signs or items such as flyers, posters, balloons or streamers to stop signs, highway markers or any other road sign or utility pole.  Illegal placement on utility poles presents additional obstacles and potential dangers for utility crew workers. If you have questions related to legal/illegal sign placement, please get in touch with the Permits Section at KYTC District 4 in Elizabethtown:  270.766.5066.

 

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Monday, February 21st, 2022
Green County Woman Jailed
A Green County woman now faces charges for her involvement in the assault and robbery of a Hardin County man. Police arrested 56-year-old Michelle Thacker of Greensburg Thursday morning.  They say she conspired by driving 45-year-old Jonathan Paul Riggs to a relative's residence in Cecilia on Feberuary 11th.  Riggs attacked the man with an iron firewood poker.  Injuries were severe enough to require the man be flown to a hospital in Louisville. Riggs is already jailed and charged in the Incident. Thacker and Riggs robbed the man of $4,960 in cash and stole a guitar, hat and other items. Thacker later returned the stolen items and contatced the man in an attempt to pursuade him to drop charges in exchange for giving him back the cash. As a result, Thacker is charged with complicity to commit first-degree assault and first-degree robbery. She also faces charges of tampering with physical evidence and tampering with a witness. Thacker is jailed at Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, February 21st, 2022
Roadwork In Elizabethtown To Begin
If you travel through Elizabethtown on occasion, you are probably familiar with major construction which took place last year around the mall area. Transportation officials say the next phase of work for the Dixie Highway Rehabilitation Project is set to begin by the end of this month. Starting February 28th, work will impact the median portion of US 31W, mainly between the US 31W Bypass and Ring Road. Traffic in either direction needing to turn left onto a side street or business entrance will have to continue traveling to either the US 31W Bypass Intersection or the Ring Road Intersection and make a U-Turn in order access their destination. Traveling across the median construction area will be prohibited. This portion of median work should be complete in April. Looking ahead through this year, an overall view of the project entails full construction of the section between Ring Road and US 31W Bypass from February 28th through early July. Afterwards, roadwork shifts to the final section of rehabilitation between US 31W Bypass and Saint John Road with major construction expected to wrap up in late October. Dressing and striping will take place with an overall completion date of the US 31W Rehabilitation Project currently set for December 5th. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Officials say the contractor's anticipated schedule may change due to weather, status of materials and other significant construction circumstances.

 

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Friday, February 18th, 2022
Congressional boundary maps

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A judge has refused to temporarily block Kentucky’s newly drawn congressional boundary maps. The ruling Thursday is an initial setback to those challenging redrawn boundaries. The ruling comes from Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate. He says the request for a temporary injunction was filed too late, coming after the late-January filing deadline for candidates. Wingate says blocking the new maps now would “throw the election process into disarray.” He said election officials have already spent considerable time preparing for this year’s elections.

 

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Friday, February 18th, 2022

Prisoner release draws outrage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville mayoral candidate says he and his team are “traumatized” by the release of a man who came into his campaign office firing at him earlier this week. The suspect, 21-year-old Quintez Brown was arrested and charged with attempted murder and wanton endangerment shortly after Monday’s shooting in Louisville. The candidate, Craig Greenberg, was not hit by the gunfire but said a bullet grazed his clothing. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed outrage at Brown’s release in remarks on the Senate floor, calling the development “jaw-dropping.” Brown was bailed out this week on a $100,000 bond and is wearing a GPS monitor under house arrest.

 

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Friday, February 18th, 2022

Dispute leads to Barren County arrest

On Sunday, February 13, 2022, at approximately 2100 hours, Deputy Jarrod Steele responded to an address on Knob Lick Road, approximately 8 miles northwest of Edmonton, KY, in reference to a dispute.  Upon arrival, Deputy Steele observed Holley H. Short inside the residence.  Short was known to have an active arrest warrant for Barren District Court.  Short was placed under arrest per the warrant.  A search of Short incident to arrest resulted in locating methamphetamine, prescription-controlled substances, and drug paraphernalia on her person.  Deputy Steele transported Short to the Barren County Jail in which jail staff were able to locate additional methamphetamine concealed inside Short’s undergarments.

Short was lodged in the Barren County Jail on the following charges:

• Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense

• Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st  Degree, 1st Offense

• Promoting Contraband 1st Degree

• Tampering With Physical Evidence

• Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

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Friday, February 18th, 2022

Traffic stop leads to arrest

The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Thursday on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway that results in one person being arrested on drug related charges. Officer Tooley made contact with 43-year-old Corey Stephens and confirmed that he had an active warrant for his arrest. Officers located Methamphetamine inside his wallet and Marijuana inside of his vehicle. Corey A. Stephens, of Edmonton, was arrested and charged with Possession Of Marijuana (Enhancement), Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (Enhancement), No Registration Plates, No Registration Receipt, Failure To Produce Insurance Card.

 

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Thursday, February 17th, 2022

Missing Buffalo Man
A Buffalo man is missing.  Authorities are asking the public for help in locating 57-year-old John Aubrey. He is described as a white male with brown hair and blue eyes.  He is approximately 5'11" and weighs 220 pounds. His family reported him missing and say they last heard from him Monday evening.  His vehicle, cell phone and keys were located at his residence. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact law enforcement.

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Thursday, February 17th, 2022

Northern Hart County Fire
A large field fire in Northern Hart County Wednesday afternoon ended up burning two structures before being extinguished. No one was injured, but fire departments from Hart, LaRue and Hardin County responded to the location on Jones Schoolhouse Road and Aetna Furnace Highway.  Gusty winds provided additional fuel to the fire, complicating efforts by firefighters. No word on what originally started the fire.  Several brush and field fires have occurred over the past couple of weeks, locally.  The Kentucky Division of Forestry reminds citizens with dry-brush and field conditions, a seasonal no-burn order remains in effect in Kentucky through April 30th.

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2022
Local Debate Over Lincoln Birthplace
Was Abraham Lincoln born in Hodgenville?  The issue has been brought up several times before, but conclusions reached by two historians in a newly published book provide what might be the most compelling evidence yet regarding differences in how history recorded the birth of the nation's 16th president. “The Lincoln Family: Its Lost & Hidden History,” is co-authored by Gwinn Thompson and Jerry Coleman and they believe Abraham Lincoln was born in Washington County. Thompson says they spent about two years researching information for their book, citing oral and written accounts in their conclusion. Gwinn Thompson is a retired teacher and Jerry Coleman is an Elizabethtown attorney. The pair is responsible for creation of the Lincoln Foundation, which is a non-profit corporation with a goal of promoting the role Washington County played in the Lincoln's family heritage. Washington County and LaRue County do not border, but the newly released publication will no-doubt fuel opposing perspectives for many living in the neighboring region --- which is lined with some irony given Lincoln's lessons on division. It is worth noting, historians with the National Park Service, which operates Abraham Lincoln Birthplace, maintain the position of Lincoln being born at Sinking Spring Farm in Hodgenville. This past weekend marked Lincoln's 213th birthday.
 

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2022
February Horse Cave City Counsel Review
Retiring Caverna Schools Superintendent Cornelius Faulkner was given the Key to the City at Monday night's Horse Cave Council Meeting. Mayor Randall Curry cited Faulkner's 27 years of service and dedication to not only our schools, but also our entire community in making the presentation. In other acknowledgements and recognition, Mayor Curry issued a resolution to honor Kentucky Humanities, an independent and nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The organization is not a state government agency, but partners with Kentucky's cultural, heritage, arts, and tourism agencies. This year, Kentucky Humanities celebrates their 50th Anniversary. Horse Cave officially has a new fire chief.  Adam Sloan was sworn-in at the meeting by City Attorney Pat Ross. A representative with the National Flood Insurance Program addressed the council in a follow-up.  A vote passed for the city to accept and join the program. Routine business was conducted and regular departmental reports were also given before being adjourned.
 

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Monday, February 14th, 2022
Valentine's Day Giveaway Winners
WLOC would like to congratulate all of the following winners and thank everyone for their participation in this year's Valentine's Day Giveaway.

GRAND PRIZE

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Monday, February 14th, 2022
Man Died In Larue County Detention Center
A man housed at the LaRue County Detention Center died on Saturday.  Officials inside the Hodgenville jail called 911 Saturday on the report of a man attempting suicide, according to the Hodgenville Police Department. The inmate, who has since been identified has 27-year-old Dalton Milby, was pronounced dead at the jail around 4:40 p.m. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the Buffalo, Ky. man's cause of death. Hodgenville Police are investigating the death. 
 

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Monday, February 14th, 2022
Cave City City Counsel Meeting

The Cave City City Counsel will meet in session today at 6:00 p.m. with the following on their agenda:

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Monday, February 14th, 2022
Logan County Sheriff Still Searching For Missing Woman

The Logan County Sheriff’s office is still working on the missing person case involving Anna Lillian Yoder of Auburn, KY. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office has determined that at 11:31 a.m at the Pilot truck stop in Franklin, Ky, Yoder was seen on video asking for rides. The sheriff’s office is still working on leads to determine if she was able to obtain one. They are asking for anyone who may have been at the Pilot truck stop in Franklin, Ky during the times of 11am to 12 noon on February 11th, 2022, that may have been in contact with her or saw the vehicle that dropped her off to please contact the Logan County ECC at 270-726-4911.

 

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Friday, February 11th, 2022

Tornado Survivors Have Until March 13 to Apply for FEMA Assistance

Homeowners and renters with uninsured or underinsured damage to their property from the Dec. 10-11 tornadoes in Barren,  Hart, Logan,  Marion, Taylor and Warren counties have another month to apply for FEMA disaster assistance. FEMA has extended its application deadline to Sunday, March 13. Those who have already applied to FEMA for their Dec. 10-11 tornado damage need not apply again.  To apply, visit DisasterAssistance.gov, or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.

 

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Friday, February 11th, 2022
L.A. duo charged in E'town with stolen Jeep
A traffic violation for following another vehicle too closely Wednesday afternoon in Elizabethtown has led to the arrest of Los Angeles men on felony charges for driving a reported stolen vehicle.
Enrique Chavez, 21, was driving a 2014 black Jeep Grand Cherokee when a Kentucky State Police trooper observed him driving less than one second or one car length from another vehicle at 2:01 p.m. Jonathan Castro, 20, was a passenger in the vehicle. According to an arrest citation, Chavez was driving the vehicle that had Ohio temporary tags taped to the front and rear of the vehicle. The tape used was still inside the vehicle. The vehicle also displayed an altered VIN for a 2011 Jeep. Chavez said, according to the arrest report, that the vehicle came from a friend and when asked the name of the friend, he didn’t give a name. The vehicle was reported stolen March 16, 2021, from Michigan. Both men are charged with receiving stolen property. Chavez also was charged with traffic offenses of following another vehicle too closely and no operator’s license. Castro also is on pre-trial release from Dickson County, Tennessee on weapon and drug offenses, the citation stated.

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Thursday, February 10th, 2022
Glasgow Thief Still At Large

A thief is still on the run in Glasgow.  Police are looking for a suspect who stole $1000 worth of power equipment from Rural King and around $500 of merchandise from Wal-Mart. The suspect, who is believed to be a male, was observed January 16th at Rural King pushing several chainsaws through the fire exit. He loaded them into a car parked in the fire lane and left. The getaway vehicle is described as a white Acura sedan with a silver door on the rear passenger side. Eight days later, the same suspect stole an electric scooter, a hover board and another chainsaw from Wal-Mart, forcing his way out of the Lawn and Garden exit. Anyone with information which might help authorities locate the suspect should contact police immediately.


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Thursday, February 10th, 2022
Stolen Vehicle Found

A vehicle stolen from Edmonson County's impound lot has been found. The sheriff's department was notified last Friday a 2005 GMC Envoy was missing from the location which is on KY 259. Police say entry was gained by cutting the perimeter fence. The stolen vehicle was hot-wired and driven through two gates leading into the lot. Sunday, the vehicle was found on an abandoned property on Park Boundary Road. Police say they have suspects and expect to make arrests.


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Thursday, February 10th, 2022
Fatal Crash In Butler County

A man is dead following a head-on crash Wednesday morning. State police say 36-year old Dustin Fields of Leitchfield was driving a 2017 Chevy pickup and 63-year-old Timothy Phelps of Bowling Green was driving a 2006 Scion SUV when they collided just after 6am along Reedyville Road in Butler County. Preliminary investigation indicates both vehicles were near the centerline of the road when the crash occured. Timothy Phelps was pronouced dead at the scene. Dustin Fields was not injured.


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Wednesday, February 9th, 2022
Cave City City Counsel Meeting

The Cave City City Counsel will meet in session at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 10th at the City Hall.


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Wednesday, February 9th, 2022
Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court will meet in session at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 10th on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.


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Wednesday, February 9th, 2022
Hart County vs. Green County Basketball Game Results

Hart County Girls 52-47 Green County

Dea Bradley led the raiders with 31 points.
 

Hart County Boys 58-52 Green County

Jaxson Shoulders led the raiders 27 points and 12 rebounds.


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Wednesday, February 9th, 2022
Ky.  COVID Positivity Rate Still Declining; Over 6K New Cases Reported
Governor Beshear reported 6,640 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 1,212,686 cases. As of yesterday, 2,136 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 416 are in the ICU, and 208 are on ventilators. The governor said the state is seeing a 22.97% positivity rate, which is decreasing from previous polls. Yesterday's new cases, 1,892 are in kids 18 or younger. There were 26 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Tuesday. That brings the state total to 13,182.


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Wednesday, February 9th, 2022
Rineyville Woman Attempted to Strike Person With Vehicle
A Rineyville woman was arrested on Monday and charged with attempting to strike a person with her vehicle. According to an arrest citation, Jamie Layne Dailey, 44, was captured on home surveillance video trying to hit an individual as she drove her vehicle at a residence on Berrytown Road in Rineyville. Dailey was involved in a verbal altercation, the citation said, at the home and was destroying property outside the residence. She left then returned to the location. She is charged with wanton endangerment, and misdemeanor criminal mischief. She was released Tuesday afternoon on a partially secured $2,500 cash bond from the Hardin County Detention Center.


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Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Area high school basketball action

In Monday night area high school basketball action: In the girls, Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Fort Knox 58 to 16. Hart County's Dea Bradley scored 21 points. In boys action: Hart County defeated Fort Knox 84 to 27. Hart County's Jackson Shoulders scored 18 points and had 8 rebounds. Gage Goodman scored 12 points with 11 rebounds.

Tuesday night: It's Homecoming night as Caverna Boys JV/Varsity entertains Somerset Christian School at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Hart County Raider Boys will hosts Green County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC for the live broadcast starting with the girl’s varsity pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

Thursday night: In rescheduled games from last week, Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Larue County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 for the live broadcast of both games starting with the girl's pregame show at 5:15 p.m. Hart County will not be playing Thursday night.


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Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Munfordville City Hall Meeting
Bridge lights over Green River in Munfordville will be upgraded to more efficient LED mast luminaries.  That announcement was made at Monday night's city council meeting.  Partial and complete failures over recent months of the current lighting system have been a maintenance nuisance, leading to complaints directed to both city and state officials.  The current lighting system will receive a temporary fix until new luminaries are installed. In other business, the city council held a 2nd reading for an ordinance establishing no person, business, organization or any entity shall conduct a roadblock.  While roadblocks have taken place in the past, those conducted on state routes have been without authorization from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, as the Department of Highways does not issue permits for roadblocks. The city announced a Cybersecurity Grant has been received in the amount of $5,000 from the Kentucky League of Cities. Other routine business was conducted and departmental reports were given before the meeting adjourned.


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Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Farmers RECC Outage Cause
Farmers RECC says the major power outage Friday night across a large portion of Hart and LaRue Counties was caused by equipment failure at an East Kentucky Power transfer station near Jonesville. The outage was not due to snow or ice related damage, but it occurred under high demand as temperatures fell into the lower teens for overnight lows. East Kentucky Power replaced the equipment and power was restored after a couple of hours.


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Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Two Women Injured From An Assault
Two women suffered injuries Sunday afternoon in Metcalfe County during an altercation at a residence on Milton Downs Road about five miles southeast of Edmonton.  Sheriff's Deputies arrived and determined both victims had been assaulted by 31-year-old Charles Anthony Compton who had fled the scene. While police were at the residence investigating, Compton returned and was arrested. He is charged with strangulation, assault-domestic violence and assault resulting in injury. Charles Anthony Compton was taken to Barren County Detention Center where he remains jailed with a $3000 cash bond.  He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.


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Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Missing Teenager Found In Hours
A teenager reported missing Monday evening was located within a few hours.  Authorities posted a request for public assistance in locating 16-year-old Austin Bradshaw who they say ran into a nearby wooded area from The Life Connection Facility, which is located along KY 357 just north of the Hart-LaRue County Line on Bud's Lake Road.  Bradshaw was found safe but no details of his location were released.

 

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Monday, February 7th, 2022

Recent Hart County Indictments

A Hart County Grand Jury handed down several indictments recently:

34-year-old Curtis Patterson for Possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia-buy/possess and failure to wear seatbelt.

27-year-old Jessica Jaggers, of Munfordville, for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, fleeing and evading police (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment, wanton endangerment-police, criminal mischief, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, reckless driving and persistent felony offender.

60-year-old Mark Caven, of Magnolia, for trafficking in a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy possess and persistent felony offender.

37-year-old James Butler, Magnolia, for possession of controlled substance and drug paraphernalia-buy/possess.

36-year-old Jimmy Bryant, of Horse Cave, for theft by unlawful taking or disp all others $10,0000 or more but under $1,000,000.

37-year-old Clint Clause, of Leitchfield, Possession of controlled substance (Methamphetamine), possession of controlled substance (Opiates), drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, license to be in possession, failure to wear seatbelt and failure to or improper signal.

57-year-old Gregory Thomas, of Munfordville, for trafficking in controlled substances, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of controlled substance (drug unspecified), drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and failure to produce insurance card.

35-year-old Nolberto Rodriguez Sedeno, for possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), tampering with physical evidence and promoting contraband.

32-year-old Michael Butterfield, of Bowling Green, for promoting contraband, possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) and possession of marijuana.

38-year-old Joshua Hatfield, of Munfordville, for burglary, attempted burglary, public intoxication and criminal mischief.

62-year-old Angela Overstreet Townes, of Munfordville, for possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) and drug paraphernalia-buy-possess.

37-year-old Justin Salsman, of Upton, for possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia-buy/possess.

35-year-old Krisytal Hawkins, of Upton, for possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia-buy-possess.

29-year-old Damien Stepp, of Horse Cave, for receiving stolen property $10,000 or more - complicity, burglary, tampering with physical evidence and destruction of VIN number.

51-year-old Amy Garcia, of Horse Cave, for receiving stolen property $10,000 or more - complicity.

26-year-old Samantha Cornett, of Horse Cave, for receiving stolen property $10,000 or more - complicity.

And 45-year-old Kristi Sweeney, of Vine Grove, for possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

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Monday, February 7th, 2022
Woman Charged With Assault After Stabbing
An Elizabethtown woman was arrested Friday morning and charged with assault. According to the arrest citation, Angie Bohannon, 46, said her boyfriend was drunk and knocking items over in the house in the Colesburg area. The report said Bohannon “nudged” him onto the bed and he got up and pulled her hair. Bohannon then grabbed his hair and pulled him into the kitchen, the citation said, where Bohannon reportedly grabbed a knife from a shelf and stabbed him one time in the face and multiple times in the chest. A few minutes after being read her Miranda Rights, the report said Bohannon stated “she had intentions to kill him for hurting her.” According to the citation, Bohannon said she and had been dating the man around 10 years. Bohannon is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.

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Monday, February 7th, 2022

Rineyville Man Arrested for Strangulation
A Rineyville man wanted by police for assaulting a woman in December was arrested  Saturday morning. Wesley William Mitchell, 38, is charged with first-degree strangulation; fourth-degree assault, and criminal mischief. The report said the woman sustained visible physical injury to her face and neck and photos of the injuries were taken. After the altercation, the warrant also claims Mitchell purposely damaged a 2015 Nissan Altima by throwing a rock through the front and rear windshield. Mitchell is lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, February 7th, 2022
A Lexington Police Officer Has Been Involved In An On-duty Shooting.

At approximately 12:50 p.m. on Saturday, officers observed four juveniles believed to be involved in a shooting from an earlier date. The juveniles were seen in the 1000 block of Newtown Pike. Officers approached the juveniles to conduct an investigation. During the investigation, one of the juveniles fired a weapon striking an officer. The officer was wearing a ballistic vest and was transported to the hospital with a reported non-life-threatening injury. Three juveniles have been detained. This investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by the Kentucky State Police.

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Fri
day, February 4th, 2022
Area high school basketball postponements
In Friday night area high school basketball: Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys' games against Larue County will not be played and will be postponed to Thursday, February 10th, at 5:30 in the girl/boy double header which will be at Larue County.

Also, Hart County's Lady Raiders and Raider boys games scheduled for Friday against Green County, are postponed and will be played Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. in a girl/boy double header. Join Studio 101 WLOC for the live broadcast of both games starting with the girls pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Friday, February 4th, 2022

House bill passes for public comments

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House has passed a bill to require school boards to set aside at least 15 minutes for public comments during regular meetings. Rep. Regina Huff says her bill seeks to ensure school boards hear feedback from parents and others. She says many boards already welcome public comments. But she says the bill is aimed at some districts that “closed the door” to such input. The measure cleared the House Wednesday and goes to the Senate. School board meetings nationwide have become increasingly contentious, stemming partly from a backlash against mask mandates and lessons about racism in U.S. history.

 

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Friday, February 4th, 2022

Bill advances for death penalty ban

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky House committee has advanced a bill to ban the death penalty for some people diagnosed with severe mental illnesses. The measure cleared the Judiciary Committee Wednesday. It advances to the full House. It's the latest effort to chip away at the death penalty. Rep. Chad McCoy says senators were consulted as the bill was crafted. Last year, a similar bill passed the House but stalled in the Senate. Under the new version, the death penalty ban would apply to defendants with a documented history — including a diagnosis from a mental health professional — of certain mental disorders.

 

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Friday, February 4th, 2022

Crews continue work on icy roadways

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (Feb. 4, 2022) – Crews have continued working since Thursday evening and nearly all District 4 routes have been salted. Roads remain icy -- many with a thin layer which is not plowable -- and precipitation is still occurring across the district with snow showers on the northwest side and a mix of freezing rain and sleet on the southeast side. Treatments will become more effective as the day goes.

With puddles of water along many roads and with temperatures several degrees below freezing, ice can still form on areas where salt is applied. Anyone who must be out should drive with expectations of slick conditions.

Parkways and interstates are all moving through the district with no significant blockages. Main roads range from partially coated with sleet and snow to wet. Secondary and back roads are also partially coated to wet, northwest to southeast across the district.  Visit goky.ky.gov for conditions and traffic information.

 

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Arrests in Hardin County

An Upton man is now jailed in Hardin County after being located and arrested in Boone County. The arrest took place January 15th and stems from a September 22nd incident in Elizabethtown.

According to a warrant, 35-year-old Alan Keith is accused of repeatedly hitting a man with a gun in the head and then forcing the victim to stay on the ground at gunpoint.

The victim was transported to University of Louisville Hospital and received 13 staples in the back of his head and 17 stitches on the left side of his face. The victim was also diagnosed with multiple facial bone fractures.

Alan Howard Keith was booked at Hardin County Detention Center Monday. Bond is set at a quarter-million dollars. He is scheduled to appear in Hardin District Court February 11th. Current charges include violation of parole, 1st degree assault and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.  Additional charges may be filed in connection to the incident.

 

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Traffic stop leads to arrests in Hodgenville

Friday night, Hodgenville police made a traffic stop for an expired temporary tag resulting in the arrest of everyone in the vehicle.

Just after 11:00 p.m., an officer stopped a Chevy Impala and identified the occupants as 31-year-old Blake Hoots and 28-year-old William Tillett, both of Campbellsville, along with 27-year-old Casey Settle, of Louisville. All had active warrants either in Taylor or Jefferson Counties. Blake Hoots, William Tillett and Casey Settle were arrested and taken to LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Hit and run in Adair County

A hit-and-run captured on video in Adair County has officials asking for public assistance.  In the video, a pickup truck traveling on KY 80 East speeds up behind and strikes another truck making a turn off of the roadway. The incident was recorded around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. Police say the suspect vehicle is a white Chevy with a service bed and it should have significant front end damage.  Anyone seeing a vehicle with this description should contact law enforcement.

 

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Current Legislative session

There is a lot of talk about budgets, schools and other headlines out of Frankfort with the current legislative session but many other bills are on the table to benefit citizens of the commonwealth.  Lawmakers are working toward increased penalties for those who steal delivery packages. Senate Bill 23 is dubbed the "Porch Pirate Bill" and is sponsored by Senator David Yates of Louisville.  Yates says the theft of mail statute imposing a class D felony of one to five years in prison, which was enacted in 1982, only applies to items delivered by the United State Postal Service.

Under this proposal, the felony theft penalty would be expanded to include deliveries by commercial carriers such as Amazon, UPS, and FedEx.

The bill sailed through the Senate’s Judiciary Committee by a 10-0 vote and now goes for a full floor vote.

 

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Winter Weather Roads 6am Update

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2022) Crews have spent the past few days preparing for winter weather impacting our region beginning today. Snow and ice equipment along with debris removal equipment are ready for deployment. Road treatment quantities have also been replenished.

As precipitation types and temperatures change throughout the day, crews in each county will monitor deteriorating road conditions and respond accordingly.

Motorists who must travel are reminded surface conditions of pavement can change drastically over a short distance in these types of weather events. Drive proactively and anticipate the possibility of losing traction. The likelihood of wet pavement quickly turning into a glazed pavement is high. Demand on emergency services will be high and motorists should be prepared by having plenty of fuel, charged communications devices and emergency kit supplies.

As the storm progresses, crew safety is top priority. We will manage road conditions to the best of our ability with available staffing demands over multiple shifts and materials. Ice accumulations present unique challenges which can also prevent treatment vehicles from being able to get traction. Please be patient with clearing expectations. Avoid unnecessary travel.

We join our law enforcement community partners in reminding folks to use 911 for emergencies only. Do not call 911 for road conditions. Visit goky.ky.gov to get traffic and road information.

 

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

Area high school basketball action

In area high school basketball action Tuesday night, Nelson County Boys defeated Hart County 53 to 51. Hart County's Chandler Hudgins scored 15 points.

Coming up Friday night, Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Larue County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.  Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will entertain Green County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.  Join Studio 101 for live coverage of both games beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

Radcliff man arrested domestic violence

A Radcliff man wanted by police for striking a woman in December, was arrested Monday night. 30-year-old Dylan Wayne Welch is charged with first-degree strangulation and fourth-degree assault - domestic violence, minor injury. Welch is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear February 11th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

Arrests made in Barren County

The Barren County Sheriff’s Department made several arrests including on Sunday, January 30th, 44- year- old Robert Stinson, of Glasgow, for Alcohol Intoxication, Terroristic Threatening and Criminal Trespassing, 35-year-old Elizabeth Fleming, of Glasgow, for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence, Possession of Marijuana and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 32-year-old Alfonso Fernandez, of White House, Tennessee. for Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and 26-year-old James Barnes, of Bowling Green, for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance. On Monday, January 31st, four additional arrests were made including 29-year-old Phillip Stewart, of Glasgow, for Failure to Appear, 29-year-old Tony Harper, of Glasgow, for Assault 4th Degree (Domestic Violence), Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Terroristic Threatening, 51-year-old James Ankney for Theft by Deception Including Cold Checks and Contempt of Court and 22 year old Jennifer Smith of Glasgow for Contempt of Court. All were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2022
Tennessee Sex Offender Arrested In Glasgow
The Glasgow Police Department responded to a complaint on West Main Street on Saturday. Officer Robinson made contact with Joseph Irick and after further investigation determined that Irick was not in compliance with sex offender registration from Tennessee. Joesph C. Irick of Tennessee was arrested and charged with Failure To Comply With Sex Offender Registration. The arrest was made by Officer Jewelie Robinson. Irick was lodged in the Barren County Jail.
 

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2022
2 Men Arrested After Traffic Stop In Glasgow
The  Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop on West Cherry Street on Saturday that lead to two people being arrested on drug related charges. Sgt. Hicks conducted the traffic stop and made contact with the driver identified as Larry Geralds and confirmed that he had an active warrant for his arrest. He had a passenger identified as Jessie Lutterman that also had an active warrant. Officer Warnock deployed K9 Joe who made a positive alert on the vehicle for narcotics. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle where the located Methamphetamine, Klonopin, digital scales, and a glass pipe. Larry C. Geralds of Bowling Green Ky., was arrested and charged with Speeding 14 MPH Over Limit, Failure To Produce Insurance Card, Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Control Substance (Methamphetamine) Promoting Contraband and several other charges. Jessie L. Lutterman of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Possession Control Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia, and Prescription Control Substance Not In Proper Container. Luetterman and Geralds were also served with the active warrants. The arrest was made by Sgt. Wesley Hicks, assisted by Officer John Warnock , K9 Joe and Barren County Detention Center Deputies. Both were lodged in the Barren County Jail.
 

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2022
Elizabethtown Escapee Back In Custody

The Elizabethtown man who escaped from custody of the Floyd County Detention Center is back in custody. An arrest citation from the Meade County Sheriff Department states Jesse Karr, 31, was arrested Sunday afternoon at the Meade County Detention Center on Sunday afternoon. Meade County Jailer J.J. Scarborough said Karr turned himself into the jail. Jesse Karr was serving a 10-year sentence when he escaped from a guard of the Floyd County Detention Center which at the Highlands Regional Medical Center while seeking treatment. Karr was in custody on charges of trafficking in illegal drugs and escape. Karr is lodged at the Meade County Detention Center on charges of second-degree escape, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.

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Monday, January 31st, 2022
A Glasgow Man Is Arrested On Several Charges
The Glasgow Police Department responded to T J Samson Hospital on Friday in reference to a domestic complaint that occurred on Shalimar Drive. Upon arrival, Officer Phillips made contact with a female victim and confirmed that she had been assaulted and was being transferred from T J Samson Hospital to Skyline Hospital for further treatment. Luke E. Pedigo of Glasgow Ky., was arrested and charged with Assault & Strangulation. The arrest was made by Officer Hayden Phillips, assisted by Sgt. Nick Houchens.

 

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Monday, January 31st, 2022
An Elizabethtown Man Escapes From Custody
The Prestonsburg police were called to an escaped inmate at Highlands Appalachian Reginal Healthcare on Friday. A man identified as Jesse Karr, of Elizabethtown was in custody of the Floyd County Jail seeking medical treatment at ARH. After restraints were removed, he fled from his room and the hospital. Karr, 31, was in custody on charges of trafficking in illegal drugs and escape. Karr is 6-feet, 2- inches tall and approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark hooded sweatshirt. If you see him, do not approach him, call 911, authorities said. He is believed to be in the greater Louisville area or Elizabethtown area.
 

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Friday, January 28th, 2022
Juvenile Charged With Selling Nude Photos in LaRue County
A LaRue County Middle School student has been charged by Hodgenville police on child pornography offenses. According to the Hodgenville Police Department, the police department spent the majority of Monday and Tuesday investigating the sale of nude selfies of juveniles from LaRue County. Students at LaRue County High School and LCMS were interviewed as part of the investigation. LaRue County Schools Superintendent David Raleigh stated that LaRue County Schools will follow board policy should disciplinary action be necessary. Hodgenville Police department released a statement advising that “HPD will not tolerate this type of behavior and will charge anyone found to be selling children’s nude photos regardless of age." The investigation is ongoing.
 

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Friday, January 28th, 2022
Hart County Sheriff's Office Make Several Arrests
Joseph Sallee, 45, of Brandenburg, was arrested Monday in reference to an outstanding Kentucky Parole Board Warrant.  Sallee was also charged for resisting arrest and attempting to elude [on foot], Deputy Jacob Hodges was the investigating Officer. Sallee was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center. On Tuesday, James Veers, 37,  from Horse Cave, was arrested in regard to a warrant for: Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Fleeing or Evading Police, Drug Paraphernalia, and Persistent Felony Offender. Veers was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center. Jessica Minton, 30, of Horse Cave, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Careless Driving. Minton was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center. James E. Bass, 52, of Cub Run, was arrested for  Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, and Failure to Signal. Bass was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center. The Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force and the Hart County Sheriff’s Dept. conducted all 3  investigations.
 

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Thursday, January 27th, 2022
Rand Paul Visits Hart County

U.S. Senator Rand Paul paid a visit to Hart County Wednesday morning. Approx. 40 citizens attended the meeting including several county officials such as: Judge Joe Choate, Magistrate Ricky Alvey, Attorney Mike Nichols, PVA Cindy Atwell, Superintendent Nathan Smith, Sheriff Jeff Wilson and Clerk Felicia Shelton. The meeting lasted approx. 1 hour and concluded with many questions from those who attended. Paul discussed several current topics such as COVID, the mask mandates, the economy, unemployment rates and American troop involvement in the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.

 

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2022
KSP Investigates Fatal Collision In Metcalfe County

Kentucky State Police investigated a fatal collision Monday at 4:11PM on US 68 in Metcalfe County. The investigation revealed that Meridith Spear, age 32 of Magnolia, was operating a 2009 Nissan Altima south bound on US. 68 when she failed to correctly negotiate a curve and entered into the north bound lane. As she crossed the center line, she struck a north bound 2008 Dodge box truck head on operated by Edward Harris, age 54,of Manchester, KY. Harris attempted to swerve to avoid the collision but was unsuccessful. Spear was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Metcalfe County Coroner. Harris was not injured. The incident remains under investigation by Trooper Dean Lunz.

 

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2022
CAVERNA Board of Education Begin Search For A New Superintendent

After serving 27 years in the school system, Caverna Superintendent. Cornelius Faulkner has submitted his resignation effective June 30th. During the 27 years, Faulkner served as Teacher, Coach, Asst. Principal, Principal, Asst. Superintendent ,and for the last 8 years as Supt. of Caverna Schools. In a news release to Studio 101 News,  the Caverna Board of Education stated that they are taking the first steps in appointing a new Superintendent. Using the services of Dr. Benny Lile, a consultant with the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, the District is establishing the Superintendent screening committee. According to Dr. Lile, the screening committee will be made up of: two teachers, elected by the teachers, one board of Education member appointed by the board chairman, one principal, elected by the principals of the district, one parent elected by the presidents of the parent-teacher organizations of the school district and one classified employee, elected by the classified employees of the school district. Anyone with any questions or would like to provide input as to the qualities of the next Superintendent, may contact Benny Lile at benny.lile@icloud.com.

 

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2022
Tennessee Man Arrested in Glasgow

An officer with the Barren County Sheriff's Office stopped to assist a motorist beside the Southbound lane on Scottsville Road early Monday morning. After an investigation, the driver, identified as 29-year-old Dustin J. Ols, of Ashland, TN, was arrested for drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (unspecified) and possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree - drug unspecified. Ols was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Elizabethtown Man Charged With Strangulation

An Elizabethtown man, wanted since last May in another case, was arrested Monday afternoon in a new case after a reported altercation with a woman. Andrew Bates Jr., 31, is charged with first-degree strangulation. According to an arrest citation, Bates placed both hands around a woman’s neck, causing her to not be able to breathe, two different times Sunday night. The woman filed a written statement with Elizabethtown police and also had bruising on her neck, the citation stated. Bates also was wanted by Radcliff police since May 8 for theft by unlawful taking of more than $500 and less than $10,000 when he reportedly stole a check made out to someone else for $889.09 and deposited it into his bank account by using an ATM. Bates was charged with a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison. His total bond is $11,500 cash. Bates is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center.

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

2022 Election Primary Candidates Announced
The Hart County deadline for the 2022 Primary has closed. All 2022 Primary Election Candidates are as follows (no particular order).

            JUDGE EXECUTIVE

          COUNTY ATTORNEY

          MAGISTRATE DISTRICT #5

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest in Glasgow

On Tuesday, the Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop for a traffic violation on South Morgan Street that results in one person being arrested for drug related charges. Officer Moore made contact with the driver identified as Jacob J. Johnson. An investigation into Johnson with his involvement in several overdoses involving subjects that had consumed suspected pills that contained Fentanyl has been underway. As a result of this ongoing investigation, Johnson was arrested. Officers located 181 suspected counterfeit pills, suspected Heroin, a glass pipe with undetermined drug residue on it and other prescription pills. Jacob J. Johnson, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Trafficking In Control Substance and Possession Drug Paraphernalia. Johnson was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2022
R
adcliff Man Charged With Shooting At Vehicle

A Radcliff man was arrested Monday night by Elizabethtown Police for reportedly firing a handgun at a vehicle with three people in a nearby home last week. Joshua Lee Perkins, 30, is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree criminal mischief. According to an arrest warrant, last Friday around 1:08 p.m. Perkins reportedly drove a Dodge pickup truck near a white Toyota Camry and fired six shots from a handgun at the Camry, striking it six times. The reported incident was caught on video surveillance and an individual in the home identified Perkins, according to the warrant. Perkins is being held in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

In Area High School Basketball News

Caverna Boys will be in action tonight in a JV/Varsity home game against Nelson County at 5:30pm.

Hart County will host Taylor County in a boy/girl double header beginning at 5:30. WLOC will be live with the play by play action of both games beginning with a pre-game show at 5:15pm.

 

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Local Police Searching For Stolen Truck

The Larue County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a theft from the Magnolia area that occurred early Friday Morning. During the theft, a ford truck was stolen, along with a dirt bike (recovered), and numerous Milwaukee 18 volt cordless tools and batteries. The truck is a 1996 Ford F-250, red in color with a silver tool box in the back. The truck is believed to be in the Hart County area. If you have any information on the whereabouts of the vehicle, or if you have any information on the theft please call the Sheriff's Office at 270-358-3120.

 

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Investigation Underway In Officer Death

The Robertson County Sheriff's Office mourns the death of patrol deputy Savanna Puckett who was found shot and her home on fire. At approximately 5:00PM Sunday, Deputy Savanna Puckett did not report to her assigned shift for roll-call. A deputy went to her residence on Highway 41N in Springfield, TN to check on her, and found her home engulfed in flames. The deputy attempted to make entry into the home; however, was unable to due to the extent of the fire. The fire department arrived and made entry into the residence where they found deputy  Puckett shot, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputy Puckett was 22 years old and had been with teh Sheriff's office for four (4) years). An investigation is underway into her death.

 

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Studio 101 WLOC Offensive & Defensive Player of the Year

Cameron Buchanon is the foundation of the Caverna Colonel offense. As the QB and leader, Cam makes great decisions and is very elusive. Cameron passed the ball for 854 yards, rushed for 899 yards and had a total of 18 TD's. 

Studio 101 WLOC Defensive Player of the year is Caleb Edwards. He is an outstanding all around football player and has been the leader of the Caverna Colonel defense. Defensively, Caleb led the team with a total of 84 tackles averaging 8.4 tackles per game. 20 of those tackles were for a loss of yardage resulting in 2.0 tackles for loss per game.

 

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Monday, January 24th, 2022

Monday Night Ball Game Scores

In local high school ball game news, the Hart County girls defeated Caverna girls 59-40. Caverna High School boys defeated Hart County boys 63-45.

 

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Monday, January 24th, 2022

Traffic stop leads to arrest

A traffic stop Sunday night led to the discovery of 17 pounds of marijuana. Kentucky State Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2016 Chevy Malibu in Elizabethtown on the I-65 southbound exit ramp at the 94 mile-marker. After a search of the vehicle, officers discovered approximately 17 pounds of suspected marijuana. 31-year-old Michael Davis, Jr., of Pembroke Pines, CA, was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana, failure to or improper signal, license to be in possession, license plate not legible. The investigation is ongoing and being led by Trooper Alex Ware.

 

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Monday, January 24th, 2022

Monday night area high school basketball

In a rescheduled game, Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will host Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys in a girl/boy double header at 5:30. WLOC will have the live broadcasts of both games beginning with the girls pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 24th, 2022

Search underway for missing juvenile

The Warren County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing juvenile, Amber Glass. Authorities say Amber left her home in the Richardsville area sometime during the early morning hours on January 13th. She was last seen wearing red pajamas and was wearing a silver heart necklace. She has brown hair, blue eyes and is 5'2" and 140 lbs. If you know anything about where she might be, please notify the WCSO immediately at 270-842-1633.

 

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Monday, January 24th, 2022

Glasgow Police make drug arrest

Glasgow Police Department responded Thursday to Seay Street in reference to serving an active warrant. Officers located Ernest Johnson inside the garage area and confirmed that he had an active warrant for his arrest. Officers found Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Hydrocodone Pills and scales inside a vehicle inside the garage. Ernest J. Johnson, of Bowling Green, was arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession drug paraphernalia. Johnson was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, January 24th, 2022

Police search for stolen truck

The Larue County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a theft from the magnolia area that occurred early Friday morning. During the theft, a Ford truck was stolen, along with a dirt bike (recovered) and numerous Milwaukee 18 volt fuel cordless tools and batteries. The truck is a 1996 Ford-F-250, red, with a silver toolbox in the back. The truck is believed to be in the Hart County area. If you have information on the whereabouts of the vehicle or information on the theft, please call the sheriff's office at 270-358-3120.

 

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Friday, January 21st, 2022

Friday night: Hart County Lady Raiders will entertain E-town in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101 WLOC will have play by play action of the girls varsity game beginning at 6:30 p.m. Caverna Colonels Friday night game is cancelled.

Saturday: It's the 2022 KOA Campgrounds Basketball Classic at Hart County High School. In game 1: Green County vs. Louisville Ballard at 12:00 p.m.

Game 2: Campbellsville will take on Pulaski County at 2:00 p.m. and in Game 3: Its Hart County Lady Raiders taking on Louisville Assumption at 4:00 p.m.

Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and admission is $5, children 5 and under are free. Player of the Game will be awarded from each team. For more information, call 270-528-7824.

 

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Friday, January 21st, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, PASTOR PHILLIP TRENT OF IMMANUEL MINISTRIES, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN INCLUDING:  JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 192 THE COUNTY JAIL. SHERIFF JEFF WILSON THANKED THE STATE AND COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT FOR THE RECENT INCLEMENT WEATHER CLEARING OF ROADS AND STATED THERE WAS SOME DAMAGE TO THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT VEHICLES DURING THE RECENT STORMS. A TOTAL COST WILL BE TURNED INTO EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE FOR REIMBURSEMENT..
AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED BUDGET TRANSFER #10, FIRST READING OF BUDGET AMENDMENT #4, THE RESIGNATION OF LISA SANDERS AS FISCAL COURT CLERK AND APPROVED TRESIA WEBER AS FISCAL COURT CLERK, APPOINTED SHARON GOLDSMITH AS FISCAL COURT PRO TEM FISCAL COURT CLERK, AND APPROVED EMERGENCY HELP PAY AT $15.00 PER HOUR. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, at 9:00 A.M. IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Friday, January 21st, 2022

Fatal stabbing in Butler County

Kentucky State Police are investigating a stabbing death in Butler County. KSP responded to the death of an individual on Gilstrap Road around 3:00 p.m. Thursday. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Friday, January 21st, 2022

Disaster assistance deadline nearing

Kentucky homeowners and renters who had damage during the December storms and tornadoes have about three more weeks to apply for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline to apply is February 11th. The agency says residents of 16 counties may be eligible for grants from FEMA and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Counties include: Barren, Hart, Logan, Marion, Taylor and Warren. To apply for help, visit DisasterAssistance.gov online or call 800-621-3362.

 

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Friday, January 21st, 2022

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Tuesday on Sunset Avenue that resulted in one person being arrested on drug related charges. Officer DuBarry observed a vehicle operating in a reckless manner and attempted to make a traffic stop, however the vehicle failed to stop before striking a brick column. Officers made contact with Wyatt Pedigo and confirmed that he had an active warrant for his arrest and located methamphetamine inside his pants pocket and syringes inside the vehicle. Pedigo, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with one headlight, reckless driving, failure to or improper signal, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehi8cle), possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, license to be in possession and criminal mischief. Pedigo was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The January Hart County Board of Education meeting scheduled for Thursday has been canceled. The meeting has been rescheduled as a special called meeting for Thursday, January 27th, 2022. There will be a working session starting at 5:00 p.m. and the special called meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. The meeting location is at Hart County High School in the school's auditorium.

 

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Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Cave City's Food program canceled

Cave City's Feeding America Commodity Food Program has been canceled for Thursday, January 20th.

 

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Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, January 20th,  on the 2nd floor of the courthouse at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Area high school basketball action

In Tuesday night's Hart County Boys game: Hart County Raider Boys won against Whitefield Academy 70 to 47. Hart County's Kohnner Trent scored 16 points, Keaton Walters, scored 15 points and Clark Rexroat scored 13 points.

Wednesday night: Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys' games have been canceled for Wednesday night against Cloverport. 

Thursday night: Hart County Raider Boys JV/V teams will be on the road taking on Louisville Moore at 5:30 p.m. Join WLOC for live coverage of the boys varsity game beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Friday night: Hart County Lady Raiders will entertain E-town in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101 WLOC will have play by play action of the girls varsity game beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday: It's the 2022 KOA Campgrounds Basketball Classic at Hart County High School. In game 1: Green County vs. Louisville Ballard at 12:00 p.m.

Game 2: Campbellsville will take on Pulaski County at 2:00 p.m. and in Game 3: Its Hart County Lady Raiders taking on Louisville Assumption at 4:00 p.m.

Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and admission is $5, children 5 and under are free. Player of the Game will be awarded from each team. For more information, call 270-528-7824.

 

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Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Glasgow man arrested on multiple charges

Glasgow Police Department on Monday responded to a drug complaint on Lessenberry Court. Upon arrival, officers located a Nissan truck parked in the road occupied by Edson Lopez and a juvenile and detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located a loaded handgun and marijuana. Edson E. Lopez, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with unlawful transaction with a minor, 2nd degree, trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 oz.), 1st offense (enhancement) and possession of marijuana. Lopez was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Colorado fugitive arrested in Glasgow 

The Barren County Sheriff's Office located and arrested 32 year-old Michael Brandon Simmons, of Aurora, CO, on Samson Street in Glasgow Tuesday night.  An out of state warrant for Hamilton County, TN, was executed for Simmons, who is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who quality Friday, January 21st, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m.

 

To qualify for the Senior CSFP Program, you must:

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

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

3. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

4. Provide income information for all members of your household.

 

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

1. Provide ID.

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County

3. Provide income information for all members of your household.

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

This will be a "drive through pick up". Someone will be in the parking lot to assist you in getting in line. Listen to Studio 101-WLOC for last minute changes in food distribution.

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Hit & Run leads to arrest

Officers with the Glasgow Police Department responded to complaints after a hit-and-run Saturday on S L Rogers Wells Blvd.  Police found Milum Crenshaw at his home nearby and conducted field sobriety tests, determining that Crenshaw was under the influence. Crenshaw was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor

Vehicle Under Influence Alcohol, 1st Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), Leaving Scene of Accident-Failure to Render Aid, Wanton Endangerment, 2nd Degree, and Failure to Notify Address Change to Dept. of Transportation. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Glasgow man arrested at intersection

The Glasgow Police Department responded to complaint Sunday at the intersection of Edmonton Road and Veterans Outer Loop. A male subject was behind the wheel of a vehicle still running. He was identified as Jacob Gossett, of Glasgow, and after an investigation was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under Influence of a Controlled Substance, Possession Of a Handgun By Convicted Felon, Trafficking In Marijuana, Possession of a Control Substance,

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

 

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Bowling Green Police investigate stabbing

Police in Bowling Green are asking the public for information regarding a stabbing.  A vehicle that was reportedly involved in a stabbing incident Monday night, is described as a 2007 Yukon GMC Denali, black in color. According to police, a person was stabbed on Mel Browning Street just after 6:00 p.m. and the victim refused medical attention. Anyone with information, is asked to contact Bowling Green Police at (270) 393-4000.

 

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Barren County Sheriff's Office arrests

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office made several arrests over the weekend.

Officer Wyatt responded to 200 Talley Road early Sunday morning in reference to a break in. The caller stated he observed headlights of an unknown vehicle backing into his deceased grandparent’s residence. A foot chase ensued as a man and woman fled the scene into an open field. With backup, both Christopher O’Brien, of Glasgow, and Danielle Coats, of Glasgow, were apprehended. O’Brien is charged with fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree, burglary, 2nd degree, possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree, drug unspecified and prescription controlled substance not in proper container, 1st offense.

Coats was charged with fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree, on foot and burglary 2nd degree.

Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

A traffic stop conducted early Saturday morning by the Barren County Sheriff’s Office, resulted in a Glasgow woman’s arrest. An officer pulled over a vehicle traveling east on Happy Valley Road. The driver Vilma Matias, of Glasgow, was arrested, and charged with careless driving, no operators-moped license and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Also a Barren County bench warrant was served early Saturday morning on Dalton Busey, of Glasgow for probation violation for felony offense,

a Metcalfe County bench warrant was served on Brent Randell Dobbs, of Glasgow, Saturday night.

a Breckinridge County bench warrant was served Friday afternoon on Logan Scott Wilkinson, of Glasgow, for failure to appear.

 

All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Area high school basketball action

Caverna Lady Colonels JV/Varsity game scheduled for Tuesday night has been canceled.

Hart County Raider Boys JV/V will play Whitefield Academy at home Tuesday night at 5:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 for the live broadcast of the boys varsity game starting with the pregame show at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday night: Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys' games have been canceled for Wednesday night against Cloverport. 

Thursday night: Hart County Raider Boys JV/V teams will be on the road taking on Louisville Moore at 5:30 p.m. Join WLOC for live coverage of the boys varsity game beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Friday night: Hart County Lady Raiders will entertain E-town in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101 WLOC will have play by play action of the girls varsity game beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday: It's the 2022 KOA Campgrounds Basketball Classic at Hart County High School. In game 1: Green County vs. Louisville Ballard at 12:00 p.m.

Game 2: Campbellsville will take on Pulaski County at 2:00 p.m. and in Game 3: Its Hart County Raiders taking on Louisville Assumption at 4:00 p.m.

Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and admission is $5, children 5 and under are free. Player of the Game will be awarded from each team. For more information, call 270-528-7824.

 

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Monday, January 17th, 2022

Former Kentucky Coach passes away

Joe B. Hall, who succeeded legendary Coach Adolph Rupp at Kentucky and led the Wildcats to a NCAA men's basketball championship, died Saturday at the age of 93. Hall is one of only three men to both play on and coach an NCAA championship team and the only one to do so for the same school. During his 13 years as a Kentucky coach, from 1972 to 1985, Hall led the team to 297 victories. The most memorable was the 1978 and SEC Coach of the Year four times. Hall's record at Kentucky was 297-100 and he was 373-156 over his career.

 

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Monday, January 17th, 2022

Candle Factory will not reopen

A candle factory in western Kentucky that was destroyed last month by a tornado has filed paperwork saying it won't reopen the facility and will lay off some employees. News outlets report Mayfield Consumer Products said in a January 10th federal filing that it plans to shift some workers to a nearby plant that will open soon. The comp0any said in the filing that about half of the 501 people employed would be offered positions and others would be permanently laid off. However, a spokesman for Mayfield Consumer Products told the Courier Journal in a statement Friday that the company will offer jobs to all who received termination notices.

 

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Monday, January 17th, 2022

Two-vehicle crash in Bowling Green

Kentucky State Police responded to a wreck on I-65 Friday evening involving a vehicle on fire. KSP says the collision involved two vehicles. Authorities say the driver of the vehicle that was on fire fled the scene on foot and there were no injuries reported.

 

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Monday, January 17th, 2022

I-65 fatality investigation in Hart County

Kentucky State Police Post are investigating a fatal accident in Hart County. KSP Post 3 troopers responded to a two vehicle collision in Hart County. KSP Post 3 Troopers responded to a two-vehicle collision in Hart County Sunday at approximately 1:00 p.m. Police received a call in reference to a two-vehicle fatal collision in the northbound lanes of I-65 near the 67 mile marker, just north of Munfordville. The preliminary investigation revealed that 48-year-old Abdinasir Adan, of Barron, WI, was operating a 1998 International Semi-Truck and Trailer northbound on I-65 near the 67 mile marker. Adan's vehicle was struck in the rear of the trailer by a 2021 Hyundai Elantra driven by 28-year-old Martin Mutabazi, of Bowling Green. Mutabazi was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Hart County Coroner. The investigation continues and is being led by Trooper Michael Wathen. He was assisted at the scene by Hart County Coroner, Hart County EMS, Hart County Sheriff's Office, Bonnieville Fire Department and Hart County Emergency Management.

 

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Friday, January 14th, 2022

Fugitive arrested in Edmonton

On Tuesday night, January 11th, shortly after 9:00 p.m., Deputy Jarrod Steele observed a 2006 Nissan Maxima traveling eastbound on West Stockton Street in the city limits of Edmonton.  The vehicle displayed an expired registration plate.  Deputy Steele initiated a stop on the vehicle for the violation. Upon identifying the occupants of the vehicle, Deputy Steele was able to determine a passenger inside the vehicle, Kirk M. Hahn, was a fugitive from justice.  Hahn had active arrest warrants issued by the state of Indiana for felony offenses.  Extradition was confirmed and Hahn was placed under arrest and lodged in the Barren County Jail for

• Fugitive (Warrant Not Required).

 

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Friday, January 14th, 2022

Domestic complaint leads to arrest

Glasgow Police responded Wednesday to Combs Boulevard in reference to a domestic complaint.  Upon arrival, officers could hear a female screaming from inside the residence.  Once outside, she told police Jeffery Anderson had pointed a gun at her, threatened to kill her and she was being held against her will.

Officers confronted Anderson inside the residence who became combative and made threats toward officers. After being arrested, he attempted to kick out the window of a police cruiser. A report from the agency says Anderson advised officers he “did not want to make anything easy for police and he was aware that he had warrants for his arrest”. Jeffery Todd Anderson, Jr was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault with injury, strangulation, terroristic threatening, menacing, resisting arrest, assault of police officers, disorderly conduct, assault of a peace officer with bodily fluid, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful imprisonment.  Anderson was also served with the active warrants.  No officers were injured during the incident.

 

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Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Hart County Grand Jury Indictments

A Hart County Grand Jury met recently and 13 people were indicted:

Angel Wilder, 45, of Hardyville, for three counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and persistent felony offender.

Michael Schveitzer,45, of Louisville, for three counts of Wanton Endangerment, Criminal Mischief and Operating Boat/Watercraft while intoxicated.

Cory Lawrence, 33, of Munfordville, for Strangulation and Assault, (domestic violence) minor injury.

Kiurlis Alvarez, 29, of Houston, TX, for Receiving Stolen Property $10,000 or more, no operators/moped license, speeding and reckless driving,

James Hooper, 51, of Louisville, for five counts of Attempted Murder and wanton endangerment.

Jeremiah Wilson, 38, of Park City, for Strangulation and Assault (domestic violence).

Michael Horton, 45, of Horse Cave, for Arson.

Matthew Reeder, 30, of Linwood, for Criminal Abuse with two counts of Complicity.

Maranda Temples, 28, of Linwood, for Criminal Abuse with two counts of Complicity.

Dallas Husband, 25, of Louisville, for Unlawful Imprisonment, Criminal Mischief and Resisting Arrest.

Eric Slyfield, 32, of Hardyville, for flagrant non-support and persistent felony offender.

Travis Decker, 34, of Burkesville, for flagrant non-support.

And Timothy Hawkins, 31, of Campbellsville, for flagrant non-support.

 

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Thursday, January 13th, 2022

5th Region All "A" Classic

On Wednesday night, Campbellsville Girls edged out Green County 39 to 38 and the Caverna Lady Colonels will play Campbellsville in the Championship game Friday night at Caverna at 5:30 p.m. Also, a reminder that Hart County double header games with Larue County scheduled for Friday, have been postponed until a later date. And Hart County Lady Raiders will play Friday afternoon against Louisville's Christian Academy in the Class 2A State Championship in Owensboro. Tip off is at 2:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 - WLOC for the pregame show at 1:45 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 13th, 2022

40% vehicle tax assessment

Assessed vehicle values will increase by around 40% percent in Kentucky unless action is taken this session by the state legislature. The assessment hike would translate to hefty increases in tax payments on many vehicles. Department of Revenue valuation director Cathy Johnson described the assessment standard in a letter last week to county administrators. The letter cites the state's assessment vendor, JD Power Market Reports for the increase, claiming it is a result of high demand, low inventory and fluctuating new car markets dealing with manufacturing challenges. Legislators have filed two bills aimed at giving taxpayers relief from escalating assessments.

 

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Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Two men face charges after crash

Two men face charges after a crash Monday night. Barren County Sheriff's deputies observed a vehicle which had been involved in a wreck. After locating the driver, identified as Russell Stroud, it was determined the vehicle had been struck by another which fled the scene. The second vehicle was driven by William David Aubrey of Glasgow. Stroud had an an active indictment warrant and was arrested.  Aubrey was found, arrested and booked on charges of wanton endangerment, leaving the scene and failure to render assistance.

 

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Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Multiple drug arrests in Glasgow

Glasgow police have made multiple drug related arrests on this week. While serving a warrant Tuesday on David Young at a location on Leslie Avenue, officers located marijuana in his pocket and more than 10 grams of methamphetamine in his vehicle. David Young was taken into custody on the warrant along with additional charges associated with the discovered substances.

Also on Tuesday, during a traffic stop on Humble Avenue, contact was made with Christina Lynn of Summer Shade. Field sobriety tests suggested she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A search turned up methamphetamine inside of her jacket pocket. She was arrested and charged with possession, along with having one headlight, operating on a suspended or revoked license and 2nd offence DUI.

On Monday, while serving a warrant at a residence on South Franklin Street, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana. Contact was made with Marquis Hunter and officers received a consent to search the residence. The drug was found inside clothes hampers in the home. Also located were seven boxes of high-grade “wax” marijuana, five packages of "designer" marijuana and a large amount of money. Hunter was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, and trafficking within 1,000 feet of a school.

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Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Sheriff's Department warns of solicitation calls

A man is making solicitation calls, falsely identifying himself as an employee with the Barren County Sheriff’s department. Using the name of an actual employee with the department, the man claims there is a arrest warrant, citation or fine associated with missing jury duty.  He insists that the individual he is trying to scam pay a $1500 or $2000 fine in the form of a government voucher. Barren County officials released a statement to the public which says they do not contact individuals on the phone regarding a missed court date, money owed or outstanding warrants. They advise citizens to hang up when receiving one of these calls and follow up with law enforcement and let them know details of the call.

 

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Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Friday night area high school basketball

In the 5th Region All "A" Classic:

Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Washington in the semi-finals Tuesday.  Caverna Boys lost to Washington County.  Caverna Lady Colonels will advance to the Championship game Friday and will play (winner of Campbellsville/Green County) at Caverna at 5:30 p.m.

 

Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Marion County Tuesday night 50 to 38 and Raider Boys also defeated Marion County 60 to 49.

Hart County double header games with Larue County scheduled for Friday, have been postponed.

Hart County Lady Raiders will play Friday afternoon in the Class 2A State Championship in Owensboro. Tip off is at 2:00 p.m. Join WLOC Studio 101 for the pregame show at 1:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Hardin County Deputy faces DUI charges

A Hardin County deputy faces DUI and other charges after being arrested over the weekend. Kentucky State Police received a complaint around 12:30am Saturday of a vehicle with one headlight being operated recklessly at a high rate of speed along Southbound I-65 approaching Elizabethtown. The vehicle exited the interstate and turned onto US 62 before ignoring a stop condition, failing to use turn signals and speeding with the road partially covered with snow and ice.

A state police trooper initiated a traffic stop and upon making contact with the driver, immediately sensed a strong odor of alcohol. The trooper's report indicates a female was lying down in the front passenger seat either asleep or passed out and the driver, identified as Matthew McMillen was in a dazed state with heavily slurred speech. McMillen replied to questions initially, saying he was okay and lived nearby. He was unable or unwilling to answer questions about how much alcohol he had consumed. A breathalyzer level of .125 was recorded.

McMillen was taken into custody. He is charged with careless driving, failure to signal, disregarding a stop sign, speeding, driving under the influence, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and is cited for driving with one headlight. He was taken to Hardin County Detention Center and has since been released.

A contact with the Hardin County Sheriff's office says McMillen is currently suspended as a deputy and an administrative investigation is set to take place. Among McMillen's duties as a deputy has been providing security and safety as a resource officer at North Hardin High School.

 

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Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Stolen Indiana vehicle recovered in Glasgow

A vehicle stolen from Indiana from was recovered in Glasgow over the weekend. Police made a traffic stop Saturday on McGrah Avenue and found the driver, identified as 57-year-old Paul Eugene Adams of Louisville, had active warrants. The vehicle Adams was operating was reported as stolen from New Albany. A search turned up methamphetamine inside. Paul Adams faces new charges of receiving stolen property, possession of a controled substance, possession of an open alcohol beverage in a motor vehicle, operating on a suspended or revoked license and theft of a registration plate. Adams is in Barren County Detention Center on a $7,500 cash bond and he has a court date set for January 20th.

 

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Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Hodgenville Police seek info in locating woman

Authorities are asking for help from the public in locating a woman last known to be in the Hodgenville area. Police say 31-year-old Britney Page Craun has five active warrants for her arrest. She is wanted for violations of supervision related to multiple criminal and drug related charges. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact law enforcement.

 

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Area high school basketball

In Monday night's game, Edmonson County defeated Hart County with a final score of 66 to 59. Hart County's J. D. Crump 15 points and Chandler Hudgins scored 13 points.

 

Tuesday night's games in the 5th Region All "A" Classic: Caverna Lady Colonels will play Washington County at 5:30 p.m. at Caverna. Washington defeated Ft. Knox 49 to 31 Monday night.

In the boys, Caverna plays Washington County at 7:00 p.m. at Caverna. Washington County Boys defeated Ft. Knox 76 to 58 Monday night.

 

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will entertain Marion County Tuesday night in a girl/boy double header beginning at 5:30 p.m. Join WLOC for the girl's pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Theft investigation

Saturday, LaRue County Sheriff's Deputies, along with Kentucky State Police, responded to a home on Corinth Road in reference to subjects involved in a theft. Police recovered a UHAUL truck reported stolen out of Louisville. Lindsay Dale, Charles Motherhead and Timothy Hicks were located in the home at that location and were all arrested on active arrest warrants. A search warrant was obtained for the property and as a result, additional drug and stolen property related charges are pending.

 

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Horse Cave City Council meeting

Horse Cave's City Council continued discussion Monday night on a couple of items carried over from last month. As a result, there is a small fee increase coming for cemetery lots and services. A second reading was held and passed for an ordinance revision to address littering, particularly related to grass clippings on Horse Cave streets.  A second reading was also held and passed related to parking on East Main Street. A representative from Barren River Area Development District was on hand to discuss projects for the city through the Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Discussion was held regarding zoning changes for property located between Hart Avenue and Fairview Avenue.  No action was taken.  Departmental reports were given and Mayor Randall Curry entered a proclamation commemorating National School Choice Week, which is observed January 23rd-29th.

 

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Superintendents' decisions bill heads to the House

The Kentucky Senate late last week passed a top-priority bill to shift key school governance decisions to superintendents and away from school-based decision-making councils. The measure cleared the Senate on a 25-9 vote Saturday. The version, which still has to go through the House, gives school superintendents the authority to choose curriculum. That has become an increasingly contentious issue in some school districts. Also under the bill, the selection of school principals would be put in the hands of superintendents.

 

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Monday, January 10th, 2022

Hart County High School basketball

Hart County Lady Raiders game scheduled Monday night at John Hardin has been canceled.

Hart County Boys will be in action Monday night as they entertain Edmonson County in a JV/Varsity contest beginning at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 for live coverage of the boys varsity game beginning around 6:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will entertain Marion County Tuesday night in a girl/boy double header beginning at 5:30 p.m. Join WLOC for the girl's pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 10th, 2022

German American Bank Classic

In Saturday's German American Bank Classic, the Lady Colonels defeated Logan County 43 to 40.

In Class 2 "A" Girls Tournament action Sunday: Hart County's Lady Raiders defeated Adair County 66 to 43 and Larue County won over Marion County 52 to 41. Hart County will advance to the Kentucky 2 "A" Championships in Owensboro and will play Christian Academy of Louisville on Friday at 2:00 p.m. Studio 101 will be there with the live broadcast at 1:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 10th, 2022

Clarkson man charged with assault and burglary

A 32-year-old Clarkson man has been charged with assault and burglary following a police investigation of a woman's car being repeatedly rammed and her home being ransacked. Kentucky State Police responded to a call at 10:20 p.m. Thursday on Flint Hill Road in White Mills from a woman, who was reported to be frantic and upset. According to an arrest citation, she told police Joshua Lee Logsdon rammed her van multiple times causing damage. The woman told officers she was at a friend's house when Logsdon called her seven times. She left the residence and saw Logsdon in a black Ford F-150 at a gas station at the intersection of Ky. 224 and Flint Hill Road. The citation said he came up behind her and began ramming her vehicle as she drove home. When she returned to home in White Mills, she found her front door open and her house ransacked. Police went to Logsdon's home in Clarkson and found he had a strong odor of alcohol and was irate. Logsdon has been charged with second-degree assault - domestic violence and second-degree burglary, both Class C felonies punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. Logsdon is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, January 10th, 2022

Sexual assault arrest in Barren County

Barren County Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year-old James Paul Dehner, of Old Mayfield Mill Road, Sunday morning on Sexual Assault. Barren County Sheriff's Office was told that Kentucky State Police had stopped Dehner near Elizabethtown. Barren County Sheriffs Office then responded to the location of the 16-year-old juvenile, who had been assaulted. He stated he had been picked up by James Dehner the same date and Dehner sexually assaulted him. Dehner was arrested and transported to the Barren County Sheriff's Office where he admitted to the sexual charges. Dehner was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, January 7th, 2022

Deadline for partisan races January 25th

House Bill 172 has been signed into law by the governor extending the filing deadline for all partisan races to January 25th, at 4:00 p.m. The Hart County Clerk's Office will be open during normal business hours for filings and to answer any questions.

 

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Friday, January 7th, 2022

Area high school basketball changes

Hart County at Caverna basketball games for Friday night have been postponed until a later date.

The Hart County Girls' game scheduled for Saturday in the Class 2A Tournament against Adair County has been rescheduled for Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will not be playing Monday night at John Hardin. That game has been canceled.

Hart County boys will be in action Monday night as they entertain Edmonson County in a JV/Varsity contest beginning at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 for live coverage of the boys varsity game beginning around 6:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, January 7th, 2022

Smiths Grove woman arrested

Glasgow Police Department responded to a complaint Wednesday on Columbia Avenue of a suspicious female inside Circle K Store. Officer Wethington located Carrie Davis and received consent to search her handbag where he located methamphetamine. Officers also determined that Davis was under the influence of drugs. Davis, of Smiths Grove, was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication and possession of methamphetamine. She was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, January 7th, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE EX. JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, REV. RICKEY SHIRLEY OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN INCLUDING: JAIL REPORT BY DEPUTY JAILER PAUL GENTRY STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 183 IN
THE COUNTY JAIL.

THE COURT APPROVED TO BUY TWO NEW VEHICLES AT STATE BID FOR THE JAIL.

SHERIFF'S REPORT WAS GIVEN BY DEPUTY NEVILLE STATING THAT TWO DEPUTIES WERE ATTENDING LAW ENFORCEMENT SCHOOL AT RICHMOND AND THAT 88% OF THE PROPERTY TAXES HAD BEEN COLLECTED. DEPUTY NEVILLE ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR $144,000.

OCCUPATIONAL TAX ADMINISTRATOR TAMMIE BRANSTETTER REPORTED THAT OCCUPATIONAL TAX RECEIPTS WERE UP ALMOST $100,000 FROM THIS TIME LAST YEAR.

INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY PRESIDENT JOHN BUNNELL REPORTED THAT 110 ACRES AT THE BONNIEVILLE EXIT HAD BEEN DONATED TO THE COUNTY AND THAT THE INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY HAD PURCHASED 100 ACRES AT THE HORSE CAVE EXIT.

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED 2ND READING OF ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO BUILDING INSPECTION FEES,  THE COURT ACCEPTED TWO BIDS TO SELL A 2020 CHEVY TRUCK TO OXMOOR FORD FOR $51,250 AND $1097 TO BRENDA PUCKETT FOR A 2011 CROWN VIC.

THE COURT APPROVED THE HART COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER POLICY AND PROCEDURES,  COUNTY CLERK 2022 BUDGET, CLERK'S 2022 SALARY CAPS AND CLERK'S BOND,  APPOINTED CHRIS BUSH AS SEARCH AND RESCUE COORDINATOR,  APPOINTED TONY KEITHLEY AS APPICIANT AGENT FOR FEMA, APPROVED 2022 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE, AND DISCUSSED OSHA REGULATIONS OF POSSIBLE MANDATORY COVID VACCINATIONS FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEES.

 

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Friday, January 7th, 2022

Governor declares State of Emergency

Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency Thursday following the heavy snowfall. Local amounts were reported in the 4 to 6 inch range with areas between Leitchfield and E-town and others receiving as much as 8 inches or more. The powerful severe weather affected travel on the major interstates, and state and local roadways as well as causing power outages and damage to public infrastructure and private properties. Numerous accidents were reported throughout the state.

 

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Friday, January 7th, 2022

Area Council Meetings

City of Cave City Regular Council Meeting will be held at Council Chambers-City Hall Monday, January 10th, at 5:00 p.m.

City of Munfordville City Council regular scheduled monthly meeting will be held Monday, January 10th, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.

Horse Cave City Council meeting will be Monday night, January 10th, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

 

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Thursday, January 6th, 2022

Barren County Schools return to optional mask wear

The Barren County Schools system announced it will return to mask optional for students and staff.  In a Facebook post, the system made a statement saying "we have reached a critical milestone in the fight against COVID-19. Individuals ages five and older who chose to be vaccinated have now had enough time to receive both rounds of the vaccine. Given this fact, we feel better positioned to move closer to normal operations." The mask optional also applies to childcare settings. Masks are still required on buses due to the federal mandate.

 

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Thursday, January 6th, 2022

Search for missing Butler County man

Authorities are searching for a missing man from Butler County. 54-year-old Dana Cardwell, Jr. was last seen at his home on McDendree Chapel Road in Butler County around 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. Cardwell, Jr. is 5'9" tall, weighs 160 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing black jeans and a red hoodie. If anyone has information on Cardwell's whereabouts, contact the Butler County Sheriff's Office at 270-526-3676.

 

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

Area high school basketball action

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will be traveling to take on Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys Friday night in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.  Join Studio 101 for live play by play coverage of both teams beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

On Saturday, Caverna Lady Colonels will play in the German American Bank Classic at Bowling Green taking on Logan County at 2:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will play Saturday in the 2A Classic Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Adair County as they take on Adair County.   Join WLOC for the live broadcast of the game starting with the pregame show at 12:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

Area high school basketball action

In Tuesday night's area high school basketball action: in the girls: Hart County defeated North Hardin 54 to 43. Hart County's DEA Bradley scored 19 points and had 7 rebounds and Haley Sturgeon scored 10 points. Caverna Lady Colonels were defeated by Campbellsville Tuesday night with a final score of 48 to 38.

In boys action: North Hardin defeated Hart County 59 to 54. Hart County's Keaton Walters scored 20 points and Clark Rexroat had 12 points. Campbellsville Boys defeated Caverna Boys 52 to 47.

 

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, January 6th, at 9:00 a.m. at the courthouse on the 2nd floor. New business will include: approving to appoint Chris Bush as Search and Rescue Coordinator, approving resolution Adopting Nation Incident management plan and discussing OSHA requirement of testing with 100 or more employees.

 

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

Hart County Extension District Board meeting

The Hart County Extension District Board will meet on Wednesday, January 19th, at 3:00 p.m. at the Extension Office to install new board members.

 

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

Funds availability from recent storm damage

FUNDS ARE STILL AVAILABLE TO APPLY FROM RECENT STORM DAMAGE.  INDIVIDUALS, RENTERS, AND BUSINESS OWNERS WHO SUFFERED DAMAGE DUE TO THE DEC. 10TH STORMS AND TORNADOES CAN STILL APPLY FOR FEMA ASSISTANCE LOCALLY.  TROY YORK,  A FEMA REPRESENTATIVE TALKED WITH STUDIO 101 NEWS EARLIER THIS WEEK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF APPLYING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE....

FOR ASSISTANCE LOCALLY, YOU MAY VISIT THE HART COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS AT ROWLETTS, OR CAVE CITY HALL ON DUKE STREET IN CAVE CITY, OR YOU MAY PHONE 1-800-621-FEMA .

FEMA has approved more than $8.48 million for individuals and households to help survivors start their recovery.   Residents in Barren, , Hart, , Marion, , Taylor and Warren counties can apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362.

 

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

One arrest and one injured in custody dispute

An incident Friday night resulted in the arrest of a Bee Spring man and injuries to a neighbor, police officers and a suspect. Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputies were called when a custody dispute escalated in to an altercation, potentially endangering a child. Officers arrived to find 34-year-old Cory James Burns in a disorderly state and possibly experiencing a psychological episode.   Burns attempted to assault and disarm responding deputies. A taser was deployed to subdue Burns and during the chaos, two Pit bulls he owned began attacking law enforcement officers and a neighbor who had arrived to assist with the child in the residence. Deputies and the neighbor were all transported for medical treatment of lacerations and puncture wounds. Burns was also injured and transported by officers to the Edmonson County Ambulance Service for a backup EMS unit.  While Burns was in the back seat of a police vehicle, he forced down a window and attempted to escape, landed on his face and sustained additional injuries. After being medically cleared, Cory James Burns was taken to Hart County Jail and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, fleeing or evading on foot, wanton endangerment of a police officer, assault of a police officer, disarming a peace officer, strangulation, harboring a vicious animal and escape.  He is being held with a $10,000 bond.

 

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

IRS says Covid considered eligible medical expense

The IRS says at-home COVID tests are an eligible medical expense that can be paid for or reimbursed by health flexible spending and health savings accounts, health reimbursement arrangements and other restricted medical savings accounts. The agency released details on home test eligibility, saying the cost to diagnose COVID-19 is an eligible medical expense for tax purposes. The IRS also says the costs of personal protective equipment, such as masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes (for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of COVID) are also eligible medical expenses that can be covered or reimbursed through health spending accounts. Additional details can be found on the IRS.gov website under medical expenses. Filers are urged to consult a tax advisor regarding individual eligibility before claiming deductions.

 

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Social media threat mentions LCHS

Authorities and school officials in LaRue County spent much of the New Year's weekend reaffirming student and staff safety as a top priority following social media circulation of a perceived threat. Late Friday, concerned citizens began alerting local authorities and school district leaders about a Snapchat conversation, but after investigation by Hodgenville Police, it was determined the threat did not pertain to LaRue County High School but instead was associated with another "LCHS".  Hodgenville Police Chief James Richardson says his department has been in contact with the school district actually referenced in the threat and authorities in that jurisdiction are also investigating. Richardson said additional officers were on-site at the LaRue County High School Campus on Monday to help ease concerns.

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Hart County native Laura Rogers leaves WBKO

Hart County native Laura Rogers has left WBKO in Bowling Green. The departure was low-key from the public perspective, as she announced her departure on-air Friday of last week. A post by morning and midday co-anchor Ethan Emery wished her well and labeled her the "Hart County Queen".

 

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Arrest made in Glasgow break-in

Police arrested a man New Year's Day for attempting to break into a home on Flint Knob Road between Cave City and Glasgow. Upon arrival at the residence, officers with the Barren County Sheriff's Department observed 29-year-old Gregory Dylan Price in the front yard.  A citation indicates he was unsteady on his feet and smelled of alcohol and marijuana. He is accused of using his shoulder in an unsuccessful attempt to break into the front door.  Gregory Price was taken into custody after a brief struggle. He is charged with public intoxication, burglary, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released Sunday morning and has a court date set for January 24th.

 

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Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Area high school basketball this week

In area high school basketball action from Sunday: in the Class 2A Tournament at Hart County in the girls: Hart County defeated Franklin-Simpson in overtime, 72 to 68. Hart County's Dea Bradley scored 30 points and Haley Sturgeon scored 25 points. Hart County will play Saturday at Adair County at 5:00 p.m., taking on Adair County.

In boys action from Sunday: Franklin-Simpson defeated Hart County Raider Boys 48 to 38. Hart County's Jackson Shoulders scored 12 points and had 13 rebounds.

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Campbellsville Tuesday in a girl/boy double header starting at 5:30 p.m.  Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will entertain North Hardin in a girl/boy double header with tip off at 5:30 p.m. Join WLOC with live coverage of both games starting with the girls' pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Governor accepting applications for DUA

Gov. Andy Beshear announced that the state4 is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for Barren and Marion counties, which were hit hard December 10th by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes and are now approved for individual assistance. Affected individuals should visit the Kentucky Career Center website kcc.ky.gov or call 502-875-0442 to file their initial claim. The deadline to apply for assistance for claimants in Barren and Marion counties is January 27th, 2022.

 

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Monday, January 3rd, 2022

State of Emergency declared by Governor

Gov. Andy Beshear declared a State of Emergency New Year's Day due to a powerful severe weather system generating heavy rain, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail and strong straight-line winds impacting much of Western, Easter and South Central Kentucky. The severe weather caused flash flooding, loss of power and damage of public infrastructure and private properties. Flash flooding in Green, Barren, Taylor Adair, Owsley, Breathitt and Casey counties has resulted in numerous road closures and water rescues.

 

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Monday, January 3rd, 2022

NWS confirms EF_1 tornado at Hiseville

An EF-1 tornado was confirmed in northwestern Barren County, which included the Hiseville community on Saturday. Preliminary survey results indicated and EF-1 tornado with wind speeds around 95 miles per hour. Barren County Judge Executive Michael Hale said 197 homes were without power in Barren County after Saturday's storm. Their Emergency Management team was busy assessing the needs, whether it was medical or everyday needs. No injuries were reported in Barren County after the severe storm. Hale says a lot of their damage come3s from agricultural parts in and around Hiseville. The Legacy Barn was hit pretty hard. Hale said based on the storm in December, it will take a few days to assess the damage.

 

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Thursday, December 30th, 2021

Area high school basketball action

In the Caverna Lady Colonels after Christmas Tournament Wednesday: Eastern defeated Edmonson County in overtime 58 to 52. Iroquois defeated Shawnee 39 to 15 and Campbellsville edged out Caverna 39 to 35. Kaliana Richardson led the Lady Colonels with 14 points.

In boys action Wednesday, Caverna defeated Whitefield Academy at 68-37. Hart County Boys played in the Henry County Invitational Wednesday night, losing to Harrison County. Hart County's Chandler Hudgins scored 11 points for the Raiders. Hart County Raider Boys play Bishop Brossert Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Thursday, December 30th, 2021

Applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

Gov. Andy Beshear announced that the state is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for Barren and Marion counties, which were hit hard by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes and are now approved for individual assistance. Affected individuals should visit the Kentucky Career Center website kcc.ky.gov or call 502-875-0442 to file their initial claim. The deadline to apply for assistance for claimants in Barren and Marion counties is January 27th, 2021.

 

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Thursday, December 30th, 2021

Cecilia man arrested in Greensburg

Greensburg Police Department received a complaint early Tuesday morning of a half-naked man in the intersection of KY61/US68, acting in a bizarre manner, shouting, dancing and flailing his arms. Corporal Davis and Officer Bates encountered the intoxicated man on North Main Street and observed this peculiar behavior. As Corporal Davis attempted to arrest the male subject for public intoxication, he fled south on Main St5reet. Corporal Davis and Officer Bates overtook him after a several yard foot pursuit. The male subject was identified as Jeffery L. Bivins, 38, of Cecilia. Bivins was charged with public intoxication (controlled substance), fleeing or evading police (on foot), disorderly conduct, 2nd, criminal trespassing 3rd, resisting arrest and menacing. Bivins was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center, a bond has yet to be set.

 

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Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

Tuesday night area high school basketball

In Tuesday night's Henry County Boys Invitational, Hart County defeated Henry County 68 to 58. Hart County's Clark Rexroat scored 16 points and Chandler Hudgins scored 13 points. Hart County Boys will play Harrison County at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. Join WLOC for the pregame show at 4:45 p.m.

Lady Caverna Colonels Classic continues as Bullitt County defeated the Lady Colonels 60 to 30. Caverna Lady Colonels will play at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Join Studio 101 for complete live coverage beginning at 2:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

Woman dies in Larue County wreck

A 92-year-old Larue County resident died Sunday after her vehicle struck a tree off Youngers Creek Road. Deputies from the Larue County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a single-vehicle injury accident. The agency said deputies discovered a white SUV had struck a tree and the operator was severely injured and being treated by Larue County EMS. Kathryn Harned of the New Haven area was transported to Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown where she was pronounced dead by the Hardin County Coroner's Office.

 

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Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

Theft investigation of travel trailer

Hart County Sheriff's Office investigating the theft of a travel trailer. The 2006 30ft Dutchman travel trailer was stolen from Robbin Lane on December 23rd, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Anyone with details, is asked to contact the Hart County Sheriff's Office at 270-524-2341.

 

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Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

Hart County shoplifting leads to three arrests

Three individuals are behind bars after one woman was charged with shoplifting at a local business which led to a further investigation. According to the Hart County Sheriff's Office, Amy Garcia was arrested for shoplifting at a local business. Following that arrest, authorities received information that led to a search of a property in Hart County. Authorities say they recovered several stolen items at this property. A partial list of stolen items includes a Polaris four-wheeler, Miller welder, air compressors, roofing equipment and hand power tools. Three people were charged with Burglary 2nd, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Receiving Stolen Property. The suspects include 26-year-old Samantha Cornett, of Louisville, 51-year-old Amy Garcia, of Louisville, and 29-year-old Damien Stepp, of Horse Cave Further arrests are pending.

 

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Monday night high school basketball

In Monday night high school basketball in the Kysports.TV Girls Christmas Classic: Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Shawnee 57 to 38. Caverna's Kaliana Richardson scored 33 points. The games continue at Colonel Gym. Caverna will meet Bullitt Central this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. WLOC will be giving updates on the game during the Hart County Boys Broadcast.

Hart County Raider Boys will play in the Henry County Invitational Tournament as they take on Henry County at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Join WLOC for live coverage of the game beginning with the pregame show around 4:45 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Hart County Clerk's Office holiday hours

The Hart County Clerk's Office will be closed Wednesday, December 29th, for an end of year inventory audit. The office will also be closed Thursday, December 30th, and Friday, December 31st, for the New Year Holiday. The office will reopen Monday, January 3rd.

 

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

KSP Post 4 & McDonald's Operation CARE

Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 4 is partnering with local McDonald's franchisees to reward motorists who are wearing their seat belts as part of 'Operation CARE' (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort) enforcement blitz. The enforcement campaign extends through January 2nd. KSP Post 4 Captain Daniel White says troopers will distribute 'Be Our Guest' cards for a free breakfast combo meal to drivers and occupants who are wearing their seat belts during traffic safety checkpoints in the post area during the holiday enforcement period. Post 4 serves the counties of Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Hardin, Jefferson, Larue, Meade and Nelson.

 

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Funds available for victims of recent storms

Homeowners, renters and businesses affected by the recent storms and tornadoes that ripped through Hart County recently, are urged to register with FEMA and apply for funds that are available, as well as low interest small

business loans.

First, register with FEMA. (Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

Secondly, begin your application by visiting disasterassistance.ky.gov.

To speak with a representative in person, you may visit the Hart County Fairgrounds at Rowletts.

Low-interest loans may be available to build what is known as a "safe room". Residents and business owners are encouraged to apply for this funding while it is available.

Again, to register, you may call FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or visit the Hart County Fairgrounds at Rowletts.

 

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Monday, December 27th, 2021

Monday area high school basketball

The Caverna Lady Colonel Classic gets underway. The Lady Colonels will take on Shawnee Monday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. You may join Studio 101 with the broadcast at 5:15 p.m.

Hart County Raider Boys will begin playing in the Henry County Invitational Tournament. They will be taking on Henry County at 7:00 p.m. Join WLOC for live coverage of the game beginning with the pregame show around 6:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, December 27th, 2021

Eligibility for Disaster Unemployment

Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentuckians who became unemployed in 14 Kentucky counties due to severe storms and tornadoes on December 10th are eligible for disaster unemployment assistance. He says farmers and those who are self-employed and had work interrupted are also eligible. The deadline to apply is January 18th. In order to qualify for benefits, claimants must show that their employment was lost or interrupted as a direct result of the disaster and that they are not eligible for traditional unemployment insurance benefits.

 

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Monday, December 27th, 2021

Larue County secures industrial site along I-65

The Larue County Industrial Foundation has made a move to be in the game in relation to the recently announced Ford Blue Oval SK Battery Park on the 1,500-acre industrial megasite in Glendale. Larue County Judge-Executive Blake Durrett, along with Larue County Industrial Foundation Treasurer Stefanie Rock, signed an option and purchase agreement for approximately 70 acres of land location in the Upton area The $1 million investment secures the Industrial Foundation's vision for the future. According to Judge Durrett, "We want industrial ground developed in Larue County. We want supply chains for the megasite in our county and this was the best fit of a land parcel being eight miles from the megasite and is the only property that has rail and interstate access." The BlueOvalSK twin manufacturing plants are expected to bring more than 5,000 new jobs in addition to the supply chain businesses needed to support the industrial park. The industrial foundation will be seeking the best local funding options for the remainder of the purchase of the land. The first payment for the option to purchase is being funded by money previously made available to the industrial foundation by Larue Fiscal Court.

 

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Monday, December 27th, 2021

Two die in Nelson County crash

Bardstown, Ky. (Dec. 27, 2021) – Kentucky State Police Post 4 troopers responded to a two-vehicle collision in Nelson Co. Sunday morning.  At approximately 11:13 A.M. EST, KSP Post 4 received a call from Nelson Co. dispatch requesting assistance in investigating a two-vehicle fatal collision near the intersection of New Shepherdsville Rd. and Deatsville Rd. in Nelson Co. The preliminary investigation revealed that Joseph Curtsinger, 39 of Bardstown, was traveling north on New Shepherdsville Rd. in a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado when a 2011 Ford Fusion being operated by 70 year-old Jacqueline Houston, of Coxs Creek, turned onto New Shepherdsville Rd. and into the path of Curtsinger’s vehicle. Houston and a 15 year old passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Nelson Co. Coroner’s Office. Curtsinger and a 44 year old passenger, John Poynter of Bardstown, were transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries as a result of the collision. One adult and one juvenile passenger of Curtsinger’s vehicle were uninjured. The affected portion of New Shepherdsville Rd. was closed for several hours in order to allow troopers to reconstruct the collision. The collision remains under investigation.

 

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Friday, December 17th, 2021

Cave City man found guilty

A Cave City man has been found guilty following a two-day jury trial that began Wednesday, December 15th. 56 year-old Larry J. Moulder was found guilty by a Barren County Jury on charges of Rape, 1st degree, Victim Under 12, Sodomy, 1st degree, Victim Under 12, Incest, 1st degree, Victim Under 12, and Sex Abuse, 1st degree, Victim Under 12.  The investigation started in April 2019, when it was alleged that Moulder had sexual contact with

a juvenile family member on numerous occasions. The Jury recommended the sentence be fixed at three life terms plus 10 years to run consecutive. The Barren County Sheriff’s Office collaborated in this investigation with the 43rd Judicial Circuit Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, and the Barren River Area Child  Advocacy Center. The prosecution was led by Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Resa Gardner with assistance from Commonwealth Attorney John Gardner.

 

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Friday, December 17th, 2021

Caverna's pre-Christmas tournaments

In the Twin Lakes Holiday Classic being played at Clinton County High School, Caverna Boys will take on Southwestern Monday night (December 20th) at 5:30 p.m.

And then, they will play host school, Clinton County at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon (December 21st). They will play another game on Tuesday as they take on Monterey, TN Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m.

 

Caverna Boys wrap up pre-Christmas holiday tournament play as they take on Valley in the Twin Lakes Holiday Classic  Wednesday (December 22nd) at 12:00 noon.

 

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Friday, December 17th, 2021

Lady Raiders Christmas Tournament

Hart County Lady Raiders are traveling down to Gulf Shores for the Christmas tournament:

The Lady Raiders will play Newman Monday, December 20th, at 2:30 p.m. WLOC will have the live broadcast beginning with the pregame show around 2:15 p.m.

On Tuesday at noon, Hart County girls will be in action taking on Lamp. Join Studio 101 as we broadcast the girls game starting with the pregame show around 11:45 a.m.

& Wednesday (Dec, 22nd) at 12:00 noon, Join WLOC Studio 101 as we broadcast live from Gulf Shores where Hart County Lady Raiders will take on Ingomar at 12 noon. We will begin coverage around 11:45 a.m. with the pregame show.

 

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Friday, December 17th, 2021

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education met in it's monthly meeting Thursday, December 16th, at the Hart County Board of Education Office. All members were present with the exception of member Tina Rutledge. On behalf of all those individuals affected by the devastation and damage from last weekend's tornados, Daniel Hawkins opened the meeting in prayer. Two representatives from the Green River Region Educational Cooperative (GRREC), Dale Goatley and Terri Stice, recognized two of Hart County High School's teachers for their participation and achievements through a STEAM grant (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and/or Mathematics). First they recognized Kurtis Wright then Tara Wright.

Dr. Kristin Froedge, instructional supervisor for the high school, then spotlighted three students for This Commitment to Excellence. The students include: 7th grade student Olivia Teague, Cub Run, 8th grade student Bryson Huff, LeGrande, 5th grade student Leila Elmoustapha, Memorial School.

Finally, the board of education recognized Mrs. Amber Huffman as the education supporter of the month. Superintendent Smith addressed the board thanking all employees for their role in keeping our schools clean and helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 the past couple of months.

In Student Learning and Support Services, the board of education established its monthly meeting schedule, location and times for the 2022 calendar year. The Board of Education will meet again on Thursday, January 20th, 2022, at the high school's auditorium at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, December 17th, 2021

Wholesale purchase scams in area

A man identifying himself as a product representative is believed to be running a scam targeting business owners in the region. Most recently, the man visited Chalybeate Food Mart trying to convince the owner to buy a product called SSS Graphite ("Triple-S Graphite") intended to stop radiator leaks. The owner of the store refused to make any purchase after being suspicious of the product being legitimate. The man returned to the store when another employee was working and asked for the owner, claiming an agreement had been made to carry the product and a wholesale purchase had been arranged. The man asked for payment from the drawer. The employee took the man for his word, paying him in cash. Similar accounts have surfaced in Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Department is investigating this particular incident. The male suspect is described as being in his 50s and driving a light green Ford Flex. Anyone with information potentially connected to the incident should contact the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office at 270-597-2157.

 

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Friday, December 17th, 2021

Polaris RZR recovered and claimed

A Polaris RZR side-by-side was recovered and claimed earlier this week following an anonymous tip to Hart County Sheriff, Jeff Wilson.  He received a call saying the vehicle had been sitting on right of way along Fairview Church-Pascal Road for a couple of days.  After tracing the VIN number with the manufacturer and ownership records, the resulting contact was not reachable.  Sheriff Wilson says within an hour after posting a picture of the vehicle on social media, the current owner contacted the department.  The owner had not used the vehicle for several days and was unaware it had been removed from its storage location.  Why the vehicle was abandoned is not clear.  Sheriff Wilson says the department is following up leads, including potential video footage from trail cameras to see if determination of who stole the vehicle can be made.

 

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Friday, December 17th, 2021

Final missing Bowling Green resident found

The final missing person in Bowling Green from severe storms this past weekend has been found deceased. Officials say 13-year-old Nyssa Brown was located Thursday morning in a dense, wooded area.  She is the 7th member of her family to die as a tornado passed through their neighborhood.  Her death marks the city's 17th storm related fatality from the weekend.

 

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Friday, December 17th, 2021

Hart County added to FEMA's emergency declaration list

Hart County has been added to FEMA's emergency declaration list. The addition was requested through the governor's office. Hart County Judge Executive, Joe Choate, says he was notified late Thursday of the county's acceptance. The declaration enables residents to apply for up to 100% relief funding. Those affected by storms should fully document damage and lost items. The electronic application process and eligibility guidelines can be accessed via: disasterassistance.gov.

 

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Friday, December 17th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court discussed recent storms, approved raises for some county workers and voted for a measure to hedge trash rates among highlights from Thursday's meeting.

In the wake of last weekend's storms, many expressions of thanks were given to responding agencies as well as volunteers who helped with rescue, clearing and assistance for victims. Officials continued emphasizing preparedness and response are among main reasons the county reports zero fatalities from the event.

Pay will increase by $1 per hour for the road department along with judicial center and courthouse maintenance staff. The court voted in favor of setting aside $175,000 for Hart County Solid Waste.  The fund is intended to provide flexibility in solid waste costs, to prevent rates going up for customers.

In other actions, the court opened and rejected bids on selling a truck and accepted bids on selling a roadway patcher and backhoe.

The court approved purchasing seven new Chevrolet 3500 trucks at the state's bid price and donated a 2014 RAM truck to the Hart County Rescue Squad.

Cindy Scott was reappointed to the Extension Board, Billy Smith was appointed to complete Barbara Kessler's term to the Extension Board and Greg Carter will replace Adam Esters' term on the Extension Board.

Greg Sweet is appointed to the 109 Board and Brad Smith is appointed to the Ambulance Board.

John Bunnell, Randall Curry and Andrew Houk are all reappointed to the Hart County Industrial Board.

The next session of Hart County Fiscal Court will be on January 6th.

 

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Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Friday night area high school basketball

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be entertaining Larue County in a girl/boy double header beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will be on the road in a girl/boy double header taking on Green County at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 will have the live broadcast of both games starting with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Drug arrests after traffic stop

Monday, Glasgow Police conducted a traffic stop at Gorin Park Drive resulting in three people being arrested on drug related charges. Britney Price, of Center, consented to a search of her vehicle. Officers located a green substance suspected to be synthetic drugs and confirmed that two passengers, identified as Ronald Perry and Kenneth Vibbert, had active warrants for their arrest. Price was cited to court for No Brake Lights and Possession Of Synthetic Drugs. Kenneth Vibbert, of Park City, was arrested and charged with Possession Of Synthetic Drugs- 2nd Or Subsequent Offense. He was also served with the active warrants.

Ronald Perry, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Possession Of Synthetic Drugs- 2nd Or Subsequent Offense. He was also served with the active warrants.

On Tuesday, Glasgow Police responded to an injury collision at the intersection of Burkesville Road and Louie B. Nunn Parkway.  A 1998 Ford Ranger being operated by Rickey Hundley, of Glasgow, was exiting the parkway and was making a left turn onto Burkesville Road.  He failed to see a 2018 Ford Explorer being operated by Dianna Gravens, of Edmonton, who was traveling east on Burkesville Road.  Dianna Gravens was transported by the Barren/Metcalfe EMS for her injuries. Rickey Hundley was cited for No Insurance.

 

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Thursday, December 16th, 2021

A man died in Bowling Green this past weekend while cleaning up storm debris. Warren County's Coroner says Terry Martin Jayne suffered a heart attack.  Jayne had been helping clean up debris at his daughter's home.

 

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

City of Cave City closing for Christmas

The City of Cave City will be closed Thursday and Friday, December 23rd & 24th, for Christmas.

 

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Amended trash collection schedules

Hart County Solid Waste is announcing amended trash collection schedules for Christmas week. Due to the Glasgow Landfill being closed Hart County Solid Waste will be picking up Horse Cave's trash Thursday, December 23rd instead of Friday, December 24th. Also, the Friday, December 31st pickup will be moved to Thursday, December 30th. If you have any questions, feel free to call the billing office at 270-524-3323 or the drop off center at 270-524-5178.

 

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who quality Friday, December 17th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m.

To qualify for the Senior CSFP Program, you must:

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

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

3. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

4. Provide income information for all members of your household.

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

1. Provide ID.

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County

3. Provide income information for all members of your household.

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

This will be a "drive through pick up". Someone will be in the parking lot to assist you in getting in line. Listen to Studio 101-WLOC for last minute changes in food distribution.

 

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Excellence in City Governance Awards

The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) recently recognized Cave City Councilmember Beverly Ford and Clerk/Treasurer Jennifer Freeman with KLC Level II awards for Excellence in City Governance. The awards are part of the KLC City Officials Training Center (COTC), a voluntary education program. City officials complete education levels by attending KLC events and submitting outside educational credit from other municipal training. “With the variety of training provided through the COTC program, our city leaders are better-informed and better equipped to provide the best service to their communities and citizens. This achievement is a testament to dedication and service of the officials who serve Cave City,” said KLC Executive Director/CEO J.D. Chaney. The Level II Excellence in City Governance award requires a city official to attend 60 hours of approved training with two hours of ethics training.

 

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Owner identifies stolen UTV in Hart County

A UTV had been stolen, the owner contacted the sheriff’s office and identified the UTV as his property.  If you know the owner or any details regarding this Polaris RZR 800, please contact the sheriff's office at 270-524-2341.

 

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Emergency Declaration signed for Cave City

The National Weather Service continues surveying areas of damage all across the state... Teams are working in portions of Edmonson, Barren, Hart and Green Counties today. Survey results were updated on the NWS Twitter feed Tuesday, indicating damage in Cave City has been classified as an EF1 touchdown with winds estimated at 90 miles per hour. As a result of damage, an emergency declaration has been signed for the city.  The declaration enables potential additional funding and relief opportunities for affected residents and businesses.

 

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Hart County Tornado Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief is underway in Hart County. Suggested items to donate (must be new): toiletries, towels blankets, pillows, clothes, household items (pots/pans, utensils, etc, non-perishable food, gift cards. Donated items may be dropped off at the Hart County Sheriff's Office beginning Tuesday, December 14th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Items will be accepted through Friday, December 17th. No large items will be accepted at this drop-off location. Monetary donations can be made to: Limestone Bank or mailed to P.O. Box 688 Munfordville, Ky. Judge Executive Joe Choate, Chamber Director Hope Hawkins and Bo Chenoweth, Asst. Superintendent will be special guests Wednesday morning on Studio 101/WLOC at 7:20 a.m.

 

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Hart County High host wrestling

Hart County High School will host its first ever high school wrestling meet. Matches will begin at 6:00 p.m. Admission will be free so that the community may come out and see what high school wrestling is all about. Come and support your Raiders in their first home meet.

 

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Tuesday night area high school basketball

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Barren County in a girl/boy double header. The girls game tips off at 6:00. Hart County Lady Raiders will travel to take on Grayson County in a JV/Varsity game with tip off at 6:00 p.m.  Hart County Boys will also be on the road taking on Russellville in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30. Studio 101 will be broadcasting the boys varsity game on WLOC starting with the pregame show around 6:15 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Bowling Green Police reports 13 missing

In Monday afternoon's emergency response update from Bowling Green, police chief Michael Delaney says of the 136 original missing persons reports from the storm, 13 are still missing. He says ATF and FBI are assisting in efforts to locate missing individuals. The updated number is down from the 22 provided to Governor Andy Beshear for his Monday update. During the Bowling Green press conference, information was provided for people who would like to volunteer in relief and cleanup efforts.  The old mall located at 2413 Nashville Road is serving a coordination location. Volunteer coordination is taking place between 8am and 4pm today.

 

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Horse Cave City Council meeting

In a change for Horse Cave Police, the department is now under a hazardous occupation retirement plan.  Retirement for the department has previously been classified as non-hazardous.  This enables officers to receive a better class of retirement benefits.  The change was implemented at Monday night's Horse Cave City Council meeting.

In other items from the meeting, the first reading of an ordinance to establish a new section of city code dealing with littering was passed.  And, a first reading was passed regarding parking on East Main Street.

There was discussion regarding price increases on cemetery lots and other cemetery operations.  The discussion was continued and will be taken up again at the next meeting.

Mayor Randal Curry issued a public thank you to everyone who helped and, continues helping, the city deal with weekend storm damage.

Departmental reports were read and accepted before the meeting was adjourned.

 

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Contract crews clean up along I-65

Contract crews are cleaning inside and outside shoulders of litter and common roadway debris along segments of I-65 between Horse Cave (Exit 58) and Elizabethtown (Exit 91).

These sections feature inside barrier wall instead of a divided median. Tire ravelings, vehicle parts and other roadway hazards are especially prone to accumulating on inside shoulders near the wall. Removal of this material provides a safer emergency stopping area, reduces risk of damage to passing vehicles and reduces potential water drainage problems near water intake boxes.

Work will be going on northbound and southbound through this week and crews will have advanced warning signs in place to alert motorists of activity ahead.

Please pay close attention to signage and workers. Slow down and minimize distractions while driving.

 

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Monday, December 13th, 2021

Area high school basketball action

Caverna Lady Colonels Monday night game at Russellville has been rescheduled for Monday, December 20th.

Hart County Raider Boys will entertain Elizabethtown Monday night in a JV/Varsity contest with tip off of the varsity game at 6:30 p.m. WLOC will have the live broadcast of the game around 6:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, December 13th, 2021

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who quality Friday, December 17th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m.

To qualify for the Senior CSFP Program, you must:

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

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

3. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

4. Provide income information for all members of your household.

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

1. Provide ID.

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County

3. Provide income information for all members of your household.

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

This will be a "drive through pick up". Someone will be in the parking lot to assist you in getting in line. Listen to Studio 101-WLOC for last minute changes in food distribution.

 

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Monday, December 13th, 2021

Lady Colonels game rescheduled

The Caverna Lady Colonels JV/V game with Russellville has been rescheduled. The make up game will be Monday, December 20th.  Join Jason Scott on Studio 101 for the pregame show of the girls varsity game at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, December 13th, 2021

Officer involved shooting in Elizabethtown

The Kentucky State Police was requested by Elizabethtown Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred Saturday at approximately 9:20 a.m. EST in Hardin County. At the request of the Elizabethtown Police Department, KSP's critical incident response team arrived on the scene and the investigation into the incident remains ongoing. A male suspect has been pronounced deceased by the Hardin County Coroner. An autopsy has been scheduled by the Office of the State Medical Examiner in Louisville. KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the commonwealth as requested by local law enforcement agencies. KSP is committed to being transparent while ensuring the integrity of the investigation. To protect the integrity of an ongoing investigation, it is KSP standard operating procedure not to release specific details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts gathered. Timelines to complete investigations vary based on the complexity of the case.

 

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Monday, December 13th, 2021

Governor says death toll could top 100

Kentucky's governor warned the state's death toll from an outbreak of tornadoes could top 100. Rescuers in an increasingly bleak search are picking through the splintered ruins of homes and businesses, including a candle factory that was bustling with night-shift employees when it was flattened. Authorities reported rescuing 40 of the 110 people Saturday who were in the building at the time, but by Sunday, Gov. Andy Beshear said it would be a miracle if anyone else were rescued. Officials have not yet determined how many people died in overnight tornadoes in several U.S. states - or exactly how many tornadoes struck. According to the National Weather Service, the deadliest tornado in the U. S. since 1900 occurred in 1925. On March 18th of that year, 695 people were killed when a tornado raked Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. That tornado was more than a mile wide at times and left 219 miles of destruction. Hart County Judge Executive Joe Choate said on Saturday morning that no fatalities were known of in Hart County from the storms the night before. He said there was none injury reported and one transport.

 

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Monday, December 13th, 2021

NWS confirms three tornadoes in south central Kentucky

- The National Weather Service continues to survey damage across the state of Kentucky. NWS has confirmed three tornadoes in three separate locations in south central Kentucky. In Bowling Green, officials have confirmed an EF-3 Tornado with damage and wind speeds of 155 mph. They are still assessing the damage. In Horse Cave, NWS confirms an EF-1 tornado touched down with 90 mph winds. In Hardyville, an EF-2 tornado with 115 mph winds, has been confirmed. Meanwhile, Governor Andy Beshear said in a press conference Sunday that 18 of Kentucky's 120 counties sustained damage from Saturday's storms. NWS is still assisting damage in these three areas, along with other areas in south central Kentucky.

 

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Friday, December 10th, 2021

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education met Thursday night.  In new business the board voted to make masks optional at all times for students and staff and for only those who test positive for COVID-19 to be quarantined.  School personnel will continue to follow contact tracing protocols after a positive COVID case is determined but quarantining will be optional unless the individuals live in the same household.

 

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Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Trash collection amended schedule

Hart County Solid Waste is announcing amended trash collection schedules for Christmas Week.  Due to the Glasgow Landfill being closed Hart County Solid Waste will be picking up Horse Cave's trash on Thursday December 23rd instead of Friday December 24th. Also the Friday December 31st pick up will be moved to Thursday December 30th. If you have any questions feel free to call the billing office at 270-524-3323 or the drop off center at 270-524-5178.

 

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Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Governor announces pay raise

Governor Andy Beshear has announced a 10% pay raise for Kentucky’s social service workers. He's hoping to halt the loss of employees demoralized by low salaries and bulging caseloads. Beshear said Wednesday the pay increase takes effect Dec. 16 for social workers and family support services staff. It’s the result of reclassifying their jobs to a higher grade. The governor says more than 3,900 employees are in line for the raises, costing about $15 million. He says existing funds will cover the expense. Beshear says the raises are long overdue, as staffing shortages have left social workers overburdened with growing caseloads.

Also from the Governor's office, a spokesperson says Beshear will propose “historic investments” in public education next year. The governor says massive revenue surpluses make it the right time. Beshear previewed some of his budget plans in a Monday interview conducted over Zoom with The Associated Press. He says proposals include a pay raise for educators and “retention programs” to hold down teacher turnover.  Beshear made support for education the hallmark of his 2019 campaign for governor.

 

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Upcoming area high school basketball games

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Green County at 5:30 p.m. Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will be on the road taking on Larue County in a girl/boy double header beginning at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC for the pregame show around 5:15 p.m. 

On Saturday, Caverna Lady Colonels will entertain Highlands Latin at 1:00 p.m. You can hear the broadcast on Studio 101 starting with the pregame show at 12:45 p.m.  Hart County Lady Raiders will take on Metcalfe County at Glasgow Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC for the pregame show at 2:45 p.m.

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Smith's Grove man arrested for trafficking drugs

Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Tuesday on Veteran's Outer Loop which led to the arrest of a 46-year-old man for trafficking drugs. According to police, 46-year-old Michael C. Lowe, of Smiths Grove, had active warrants for his arrest. During the search, police found a pipe containing methamphetamine residue. Digital scales, marijuana and meth were also found in his vehicle. Lowe was arrested and charged with traffickign in marijuana and methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lowe was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Officer involved shooting in E-town

Kentucky State Police was requested last night by Elizabethtown Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting. The shooting occurred Tuesday night around 5:45 p.m. in Hardin County. The KSP's critical incident response team arrived on the scene and the investigation into the incident remains ongoing. A male subject was pronounced deceased by the Hardin County Coroner. An autopsy has been scheduled by the Office of the State Medical Examiner in Louisville.

 

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Munfordville City Council meeting

MUNFORDVILLE CITY COUNCIL MET MONDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 2021. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MAYOR JOHN JOHNSON.

FINANCIAL REPORT WAS GIVEN.

THE 2ND READING OF THE ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY CODE OF ETHICS WAS PASSED.

AN UPDATE WAS GIVEN ON THE PROPERTY AT 311 WEST ELK STREET.  THE LOCATION IS SET TO BE DEMOLISHED THIS WEEK.

COMMENTS WERE GIVEN REGARDING THE MUNFORDVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE. THE EVENT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS WITH A LARGE CROWD.

COMMENTS WERE ALSO GIVEN ON THE RECENT CHRISTMAS ON MAIN EVENT.  IT WAS ALSO DEEMED A GREAT SUCCESS WITH GOOD ATTENDANCE.

REPORTS WERE GIVEN FROM TOURISM, THE CITY BALLPARK, FIRE DEPARTMENT, WATER, POLICE  AND ZONING.

A REPRESENTATIVE FROM BARREN RIVER AREA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT ALSO MET WITH THE CITY COUNCIL REGARDING THE PLANNING PROCESS.

 

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Monday night high school basketball

In Monday night area high school basketball action in the girls: Central Hardin defeated Hart County 64 to 43. Hart County's Dea Bradley scored 19 points. In boys action: Central Hardin defeated Hart County 57 to 46. Hart County's Jackson Shoulders scored 16 points and had 5 rebounds.

Tuesday night: Caverna Boys will entertain Foundation Christian Academy at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County Raider Boys will entertain Portland Christian in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC for the pregame coverage of the varsity boys game at 6:15 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Derby winning horse, Medina Spirit dies

This year's Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit collapsed and died Monday in Santa Anita, California. Trainer Bob Baffert said in a statement is is believed the horse suffered a heart attack. The colt had just completed five furlongs in a workout. Santa Anita said in a statement that the track veterinary team took blood, hair and urine samples and sent them to the California Horse Racing Board. The colt will undergo a full necropsy, as required by the racing board, to try to determine the exact cause of death.

Medina Spirit tested positive after his May 1st Kentucky Derby win for betamethasone, which is a legal steroid medication but is not allowed on race day.

Just last Friday, Baffert’s attorney released a statement related to this year's derby incident saying tests done by a New York lab “definitely confirmed” Medina Spirit was positive for the steroid. The statement claims the Kentucky Derby test result was an unintentional effect due to application of an ointment containing betamethasone which was used to treat a skin rash and not the result of an injection.

In the colt's most recent race, Medina Spirit finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar last month.

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission continues investigating the derby case and has yet to hold a final hearing. Results of that hearing could still strip Medina Spirit's 2021 Kentucky Derby victory.

Baffert's future in horse racing also remains restricted and uncertain. He is currently prohibited from entering horses in the next two years of the Kentucky Derby.  He is currently banned by the New York Racing Association, which

 

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Flags at half-staff in observance

Many flags around the country, including here in Kentucky, will be at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This is the 80th anniversary of the surprise attack on the US Naval Fleet in Hawaii, where more than 2,400 Americans died.  President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously declared December 7th, 1941, “a day which will live in infamy” and signed a Declaration of War against Japan the following day. Flags around the country will also be at half-staff on Thursday, December 9th, in honor of former US Senator, Bob Dole, who passed away over the weekend at the age of 98.

 

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Campbellsville man arrested after standoff

A five hour stand-off near Buffalo in LaRue County Sunday night ended without anyone being injured.  Kentucky State Police were working on an investigation which led them to a location on College Street around 7pm.  As a trooper attempted to approach the residence, 42-year-old James Deslongchamps of Campbellsville made verbal threats. Additional law enforcement responded, including a special response team. Several requests were made to the suspect to exit the residence, unarmed. Police blocked KY 61 during the incident for safety reasons. Deslongchamps surrendered without  further incident just before 1am, local time, Monday. He is charged with third-degree terroristic threatening, menacing and resisting arrest.  He is lodged in LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Police pursuit leads to arrest

A wanted man was behind the wheel of a vehicle involved in an early Monday morning pursuit along Lincoln Parkway in LaRue and Hardin Counties. Around 2:30am local time, Hodgenville Police observed a 2004 Hyundai driving erratically on US 31E.  After a traffic stop was initiated, the driver failed to stop and was pursued onto Lincoln Parkway. Units from Kentucky State Police assisted and deployed spike strips at the intersection of Sportsman Lake Road in Elizabethtown with the suspect vehicle coming to a stop in the median.  The driver is identified as 44-year-old William Pierce of Mount Sherman. He was taken into custody without further incident. Pierce had an outstanding bench warrant in LaRue County for a supervision violation related to felony drug charges. Following the early Monday incident, he is charged with fleeing or evading police and wanton endangerment involving a police officer.  Pierce is lodged in LaRue Dentention Center.

 

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Monday, December 6th, 2021

In Tuesday night area high school basketball action:

Caverna Boys will entertain Foundation Christian Academy at 7:00 p.m.

Hart County Raider Boys will entertain Portland Christian in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC for the pregame coverage of the varsity boys game at 6:15 p.m.
 

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Monday, December 6th, 2021

Monday night basketball action

In area high school basketball action: Caverna's Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Louisville Shawnee beginning at 4:30 p.m. Hart County Raiders and Raiders Boys will be on the road traveling to Central Hardin. You can hear the double header broadcast starting at 5:15 p.m. on Studio 101 WLOC.

 

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Monday, December 6th, 2021

Munfordville City Council meeting

Munfordville City Council will meet Monday, December 6th, at Munfordville City Hall. Old business will include: 2nd reading ordinance 16-021 amending ordinance 009-94 city of Munfordville Code of Ethics Property at 311 West Elk St update. New business will include: Christmas on Main.

 

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Monday, December 6th, 2021

No suspects in E-town armed robbery

Elizabethtown say four people were involved in an armed robbery Thursday night at the CVS Pharmacy. Elizabethtown Police Department says they were called to the store at 1571 N. Dixie Avenue around 10:30 p.m. By the time police arrived, the suspects were gone. According to Elizabethtown Police, "An investigation has been opened into the robbery and the suspects have not been identified at this time. The investigation revealed that four armed men came into the store and forced the employees and customers to give up their phones. The report said the men left the store in a dark gray SV in an "unknown direction." The suspects took "various" pharmaceutical and cash. EPD is asking anyone with information about the robbery or the identity of the suspects, to contact them at 270-765-4125.

 

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Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Summer Shade woman arrested on drug charges

Officer Police Department responded to a complaint Wednesday on North Race Street. Officer Carroll observed a female walking on North Race Street and confirmed that there was an active warrant for her arrest. Officer Carroll located a bag inside her backpack that contained Methamphetamine and a pipe. Latasha Jewell, of Summer Shade, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Jewell was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, December 3rd, 2021

German American Bank robbery arrest

The Bowling Green Police Department announced Friday morning they have made an arrest in the December 1st robbery of German American Bank on Campbell Lane in Bowling Green. 59-year-old Manuel Quiros, of Bowling Green, was charged with second degree robbery. Bond has not yet been set. Quiros was booked into Warren County Regional Jail around 1:00 a.m. Friday morning.

 

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

Area high school basketball action

Friday night, it's Rivalry night as Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys visit Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys in double headers. The girls game begins at 5:30 p.m. with the boys at 7:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have play by play coverage of both games beginning with the girl's pregame show at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 4th, Caverna Lady Colonels will entertain Warren East for an afternoon game beginning at 1:30 p.m. You can join Studio 101 for the pregame show at 1:15 p.m.

 

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

City of Cave City assumes responsibility of cemetery upkeep

Following a two-week-long plea to citizens from community leaders to attend a meeting and discuss Cave City's Cemetery, the city council had decided to assume responsibility of maintenance and up-keep of the cemetery.

Legal oversight of the cemetery has been under a cemetery corporation for several decades but that entity has not been active in recent years. Since then, Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel has been the main point of management and record keeping for the cemetery. With lack of formal oversight, many records are incomplete or missing. A cemetery board will be created by the city with a transition of responsibility expected the first of the year. Anyone with documentation of burial plots or anyone with questions can contact Cave City's City Hall.