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Monday, January 30th, 2023

High School Sports Ticker

Friday night, Caverna's girls lost to Thomas Nelson, 53-27 and the boys lost to Bethlehem 64-58.

On the schedule tonight, Hart County’s girls and boys host Larue County in a varsity double header which is rescheduled from a cancellation earlier in the season. Coverage begins at 5:15 with tipoff set for 5:30 on WLOC Sports.

 

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Monday, January 30th, 2023

Inmate Sought After Walking Off Detail

Kentucky State Police and other local law enforcement agencies are searching for a Hart County inmate who was assigned to work release at Hart County Animal Shelter.  A release says 29-year-old Abdullah Qasem, described as a white male, approximately 6' 2" and approximately 250 pounds walked away just before 8am Saturday.  A release from the jail says officials believe Qasem may be headed toward Lexington.  He was last observed wearing blue jeans and a green animal shelter hoodie.  Anyone with a tip should contact law enforcement.

 

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Monday, January 30th, 2023

EPO Violation Investigation Results In Drug Charges

Police in Leitchfield were called to a residence on Shauna Drive for a possible emergency protective order violation.  When they arrived early Wednesday morning, a resident told them 27-year-old Dustin Davis tried to force his way in.  He left the scene before officers arrived.  Police located a loaded rifle and shotgun in a garage but were unable to locate another shotgun described by the resident.  Davis was located a short time later at an apartment complex on Thomas drive sitting in a chair.  A baggie was  observed next to him containing Oxycodone, Xanax and Ambien.  Dustin Davis was arrested and charged with multiple counts of possession of a controlled substance and for not having a prescription controlled substance in its proper container.  He was booked at Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, January 30th, 2023

Wanted Man Arrested In Greensburg

Thursday evening, Greensburg Police arrested a man on a warrant.  A release from the department says 33-year-old Andrew Hahn was taken into custody on charges of failure to appear, operating on a suspended or revoked license, disregarding a stop sign and failure to produce proof of insurance.  Hahn was taken to Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, January 30th, 2023

Second Juvenile Detention Center Incident In Less Than A Week

Three juveniles attacked a youth worker over the weekend at Warren County Juvenile Detention center.  The incident marks the second in less than a week at the facility.  After the attack Saturday evening, involved inmates barricaded themselves inside an office, locking the door and blocking it with a filing cabinet.  Kentucky State Police and Warren County Regional Jail Critical Emergency Response Team members were called for assistance and resolved the situation without force.  Juveniles involved were not injured in Saturday’s incident.  Those involved are 16-years-old and are incarcerated on charges of murder, robbery and trafficking.  Additional charges will be added.  Due to these instances, the facility is operating under controlled confinement, with movement inside the facility being limited.  In the previous incident on January 23rd which was also resolved without injury, several juvenile offenders orchestrated an attack on staff. 

 

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Friday, January 27th, 2023

Friday Sports Ticker

In high school basketball Friday night, Caverna's Boys travel to Bethlehem for a junior varsity/varsity matchup. Catch the Colonels varsity game here on WLOC. Coverage begins at 7:15 p.m. central from Bardstown.

 

Hart County girls and boys are off until Monday, when the Lady Raiders and Raiders host Larue County in a varsity double header which is rescheduled from a cancellation earlier in the season.

 

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Friday, January 27th, 2023

Joint funeral for two involved in falling sign incident and investigation update

Joint funeral services are Friday for a wife and husband, 72-year-old Lynn Curtis and 77-year-old Gene Curtis, both of Columbia. Grissom Martin Funeral Home is conducting arrangements with burial to follow in Columbia Cemetery. They were passengers in the car crushed by a falling restaurant sign in Elizabethtown last week. Lynn passed away shortly after the Thursday incident and Gene passed away Monday. The city of Elizabethtown has referred media to Elizabethtown Police since they are actively investigating the tragedy. Police are still citing an open investigation. The toppled high-mast sign has resulted in questions about responsibility of design and maintenance of such structures. City ordinances typically deal with height, proximity and other similar characteristics regulation but as with other structures, ,maintenance responsibility lies with property owners. A spokesperson for the4 International Sign Association, a trade group representing businesses with on premise commercial signage, says such signs are generally safe and are able to withstand extremely active weather conditions with very rare instances reported such as the situation in Elizabethtown. They are designed, engineered and constructed specifically for these types of installations. A family member believes negligence of sign maintenance is involved according to an interview given to a Louisville TV station, though the family member's claim of a "missing bolt" (for now) is unsubstantiated. A construction contractor says it would be very difficult to tell (at a glance from the ground and based on the impact damage of the sign" if a bolt was missing. The contractor says it will take specific and specialized investigation of remaining components and materials to confirm why failure of the structure occurred.

 

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Friday, January 27th, 2023

Historic Bank Location Closing

The staple of a neighboring community will be closing its doors later this year. Magnolia Bank announced closure of the financial inst6itution's 1919 charter location with a planned phase out. The bank's facility in Magnolia (for which the institution is named) will cease operations after May 31st forcing it's local customers to visit other Magnolia Bank branches to conduct in-person business. As part of the phase out process, beginning February 1st, reduced weekday hours of operation will be 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern. The location will be closed from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern for lunch. A statement from the bank's board of directors says the decision to close the location is not made lightly, citing  a reduction of in-person business, increased use of electronic banking options and staffing challenges among top contributing factors of inability to sustain successful operation. They say current staff will have the option of moving to other branches. Customers with a safe deposit box at the Magnolia Banking Center will be contacted about relocating contents. There is no action required by account holders. An online plea is being made by some customers, urging those who want the location to remain open, to contact the institution's top officers. Magnolia Bank opened September 29th, 1919 in the original 500-square-foot building after 28 men and women from the community combined to invest $15,000 and charter the institution. The Magnolia location was expanded in 1981 with the opening of the first Hodgenville branch. Since then, branches expanded into Hardin County and the institution currently has mortgage lending and commercial leasing offices throughout the United States.

 

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Friday, January 27th, 2023

Edmonson County Still Working Toward Jail Project

At this week’s Edmonson County Fiscal Court meeting, members discussed updates to a proposed regional jail for the county. The proposed partnership is a cooperative effort with Butler and Ohio Counties.  Edmonson County currently utilizes Hart County jail for inmates at a rate of $45 per day per inmate at an average of around $25,000 per month according to budget numbers released by Edmonson County officials in 2022. The annual agreement between these two counties was renewed in August but financial benefits Hart County receives would end with the annual expiration upon completion of a regional facility. While Edmonson County’s Fiscal Court agreed Hart County Jail is the most efficient option over other neighboring county facilities, the opportunity to secure grant funding and house federally funded prisoners in a new regional facility makes sense over continually paying $300,000 each year to outsource Edmonson County’s jail needs.  At Edmonson County Fiscal Court’s meeting Monday night, a consultant with their Regional Jail Authority said a location search continues with attention still focused on the former juvenile justice camp just off I-165 (formerly Natcher Parkway).  The location is no longer open and is owned by the state.  It is considered surplus property.  Contact has been made with the governor’s office with a request for the state to donate the property. The consultant says there is a high level of optimism.  The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and the governor’s office are in favor of working out details with the Regional Jail Authority but there are a few hurdles to overcome.  The consultant says visiting other facilities is one of the next steps as officials begin comparing and deciding on a new facility concept.  A formal timetable for moving forward on a regional jail is still premature.

 

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Thursday, January 26th, 2023

High School Basketball Sports Ticker

Hart County vs. Bethlehem game has been canceled for Friday night.

 

Caverna Boys will play at Bethlehem Friday night in a JV/Varsity contest. Studio 101 will be broadcasting the boys varsity game starting with the pregame show at 7:15 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Shoplifter Served Warrant And Found In Possession Of Drugs

Hodgenville Police served a warrant Tuesday resulting in additional charges following the discovery of drugs.  Erin Booker was taken into custody for shoplifting and when jailed, a white substance along with a dollar bill and straw were found in her possession.  She is booked at LaRue County Detention Center on the warrant and charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and promoting contraband.

 

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Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Greensburg Police Make Weekend Arrests

Greensburg Police arrested a Hodgenville man Saturday on a LaRue County warrant for avoiding supervision.  Around 4pm, officers located 24-year-old Dillon Carlile at a residence on Legion Park Road and placed him under arrest.  Charges include domestic violence assault with minor injury and strangulation.  Carlile was taken to Taylor County Detention Center.

 

On Sunday, Greensburg Police arrested 29-year-old Jonathan Gaskins of Greensburg.  He was taken into custody around 6pm at a location on Scottsville Street and is charged with violation of an Emergency Protective/Domestic Violence Order.  Gaskins was jailed at Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Hardin County Man Strangles Mother And Damages Home

A Hardin County man is charged in the strangling of his mother.  Police say 25-year-old Michael Nisbett of Rineyville also caused significant damage to her home after she found needles which are suspected in being used for injection of steroids.  Nisbett destroyed two televisions, the front door, a kitchen sink and cabinetry at the residence.  He became irate when she asked him to leave the home following discovery of these needles.  Michael Nisbett faces charges of first-degree strangulation, fourth-degree assault, possession of anabolic steroids and first-degree criminal mischief.  He is jailed at Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Governor Appoints Locals To Commissions And Councils

Statewide Council and commission appointments announced this week by Governor Andy Beshear include two local residents.  Gregory Cecil is appointed to the Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission.  His term will run through December 31st of 2025. Mr. Cecil is from Munfordville and is currently the principal of Hart County High School.

 

LaDonna Rogers is appointed to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Her term will run through December 31st of 2028.  Ms. Rogers is from Glasgow and is currently the executive vice president of engagement and culture at TJ Samson Community Hospital.

 

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

Sports Ticker

In Tuesday night Basketball, Caverna traveled to LaRue County for a varsity double header. The Lady Colonels lost 63-43 and the Colonels lost 61-46. 

 

Hart County's girls and boys traveled to Taylor County.  The Lady Raiders lost 55-41  and the Raiders lost 62-52.

 

In the Lady Raiders' game, Dea Bradley scored 21, putting her in the 2000 points club at Hart County.  Congrats, Dea!

 

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

Officers Assaulted Responding To Restaurant Customer Dispute

Glasgow officers were assaulted in an incident Tuesday at Little Caesar’s Pizza.  Police responded to the restaurant just after 3:00 p.m. during a dispute between a customer and employees.  The customer, identified as Ryan Woodard physically confronted officers requiring two of them to be treated at T J Samson Community Hospital.  Woodard was booked at Barren County Detention Center on charges of robbery, resisting arrest, assault of police officers, disorderly conduct and menacing.

 

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

Student Tells Others Of Plan To Bring Gun To School

Police received report Tuesday afternoon of a seventh-grade student telling classmates of plans to bring a firearm to school and shoot other students at Bluegrass Middle School in Elizabethtown.  Officers were dispatched to the school after the suspect student discussed plans on a bus ride home.  Police talked with witnesses and took the juvenile suspect into custody on a charge of terroristic threatening.  The school issued a one-call to parents confirming the situation and providing assurance it is safe to conduct classes today (Wednesday).  A statement from the principal notes appreciation to students for reporting the threat immediately to a trusted adult rather than going to social media.  Officials say this approach allowed for a thorough, concise and complete investigation.

 

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

Man Enters Store Pointing Gun

A man walked into a convenience store carrying an AR15, pointing the weapon at the store’s owner and others on Friday.  The Grayson County Sheriff’s Department was called to Opa’s Market on US 62 between Leitchfield and Elizabethtown around Noon.  When officers arrived, the owner said the suspect, later identified as 31-year-old Joshua Barefoot, was talking without making sense.  The owner provided police with video surveillance which confirmed the description of Barefoot’s actions.  Joshua Barefoot was arrested around 2:30 at the Elizabethtown Police Department and then taken to Grayson County Detention Center where he is booked on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment.

 

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Sports Ticker

Hart County’s Raiders picked up a win at Meade County Monday night, 65-49.  The boys are back in action tonight in a double header with the girls at Taylor County.  Our coverage begins at 5:15 with tip off at 5:30 here on WLOC Sports.

Caverna is in action tonight in a district girls/boys double header at LaRue County with tip off set for 5:30 central in Hodgenville.

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Truck Reported Stolen

Police in LaRue County are looking for a vehicle reported stolen. The sheriff’s department says the white, 1999, Chevy Dually with a flatbed was taken from a location on Jericho Road. Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 270-358-3120. A picture of the vehicle is posed on the LaRue County Sheriff’s Facebook page.

 

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Monday Crashes Block Traffic

Emergency responders worked two crashes Monday, each blocking traffic during the afternoon rush. A truck and trailer hauling heavy equipment overturned near 2300 Raider Hollow Road around 1pm causing a detour for those traveling between Munfordville and Priceville. The scene cleared around 6pm.  A crash occurred on US 31W just south of Rowletts around 4:00 p.m., blocking that road for a short time, also. Names of operators involved have not been officially released.

 

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

ATVs Stolen From Parks & Rec

Police in Glasgow are investigating the theft of two ATVs owned by Barren County Parks and Recreation from a garage at Jackie Browning Park. Both vehicles were taken last Wednesday. County officials are installing surveillance in the park. They say locks were recently changed at the garage. Based on preliminary investigation, it is believed the vehicles were driven away. Anyone with information regarding the theft and location of these ATVs is asked to contact Glasgow Police at 270-651-6165.

 

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Man From Car Crushed By Falling Sign Dies

The husband of a woman fatally injured when a falling sign struck the car in which they were passengers has died.  A family member tells us 77-year-old Lloyd “Gene” Curtis of Columbia passed away early Monday morning following the incident and complications from recent heart surgery.  His wife, Lillian “Lynn” Curtis, died in a Louisville hospital shortly after the high-mast sign located at Denny’s Restaurant in Elizabethtown toppled and fell on them last Thursday during high winds.  The Curtis’ daughter, Mary Graham was driving the late model Dodge Dart in the parking lot between Denny’s and White Castle as the vehicle was struck.  Graham was also injured and hospitalized but has been released and is recuperating at home.  Funeral arrangements for both Lynn and Gene Curtis are incomplete but are being handled by Grissom-Martin Funeral Home of Columbia.

 

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Monday, January 23rd, 2023
Suspect Sought In Trailer And Off-Road Vehicle Theft

Elizabethtown Police continue investigating the theft of an enclosed trailer and off-road vehicle from last week. A suspect was identified with tips from the public after pictures were posted on social media. Investigators have secured a warrant for 44-year-old Kenneth Wayne Carnell.  They are asking anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts or the location of the trailer and UTV to contact Hardin County Crime Stoppers at 270-765-4125.  The trailer is 18’ and grey.  The UTV is a blue 2021 Kawasaki Teryx4. Again that number is 270-765-4125. 

 

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Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Neighboring Schools On Soft Lockdown Friday

Two schools in neighboring counties were placed on soft lockdowns Friday, each for a different reason.  Glasgow High School officials say a student medical emergency and resulting confusion, concern and anxiety were reasons for their protocol activation just after the beginning of the school day.  Officials say students were not in any immediate danger.  In Edmonson County, Brownsville City Police, the sheriff’s department and state police conducted a random drug search resulting in a soft lockdown.  Officers and six K-9 units searched hallways and the parking lot for illegal substances and paraphernalia. Administrators were made aware of the search a short time beforehand, but staff and teachers along with students were unaware until officers arrived.  Students were asked to place backpacks in the hall and return to class as the soft lockdown began.  After the search, law enforcement officials announced no drugs or paraphernalia were found.

 

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Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Weekend Sports Recap

Hart County High School Wrestling competed Saturday, winning 3rd place at Thomas Nelson.  Congratulations to the Raiders.

 

Hart County High School's Winter Guard competed Saturday at Mt. Juliet High School in Tennessee.  The guard placed 6th out of 12 in their class.

 

In Friday night 18th District Basketball, Caverna's Lady Colonels lost to Green County 65-26 while the Colonels won game two of the double header 75-48.  Hart County paid a visit to Hodgenville to take on LaRue County.  The girls game was a victory for the Lady Raiders, 60-58 while the Raiders were on the losing end of a 69-40 final score.

 

Saturday night on the hardwood, Caverna's girls and boys traveled to Louisville to take on Christian Educational Consortium.  The Lady Colonels lost, 51-46 and the Colonels won, 111-55.

 

Monday night: Hart County's boys travel to Meade County for a JV/varsity matchup.  The JV tip is set for 5:30 central with the varsity game to follow around 7:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 23rd, 2023

New Chick-fil-A Location Officially Announced

A second Chick-fil-A is coming to Elizabethtown and it will be located at the I-65 Exit 94 interchange.  The ground where Ryan’s was previously located will be developed for the restaurant.  The location will be more convenient for non-locals who are traveling through.  The Chick-fil-A location currently open to the north of Towne Mall near Best Buy is not quickly accessible for anyone having to travel through Dixie Highway traffic or getting off the interstate.  The chain, which is known for their efficient drive-thru process, says the new Elizabethtown restaurant will be a prototype with the company’s latest technologies.  Developers say the location will be one of the largest in the country.  They say it will be able to handle even more drive-thru traffic than the Dixie Highway location and will feature ample parking for dine-in customers which is often limited in other stores throughout the chain.  To put some numbers in perspective with how busy the Dixie Highway location is, around 200 vehicles per hour are served during peak traffic, compared with the industry average of 65 vehicles per hour.  The company expects to hire around 130 employees to staff the location with 15 of those being leadership positions. The announcement has been at least five years in the making, with design and property searches being thoroughly evaluated. Chick-fil-A expects to open the new Elizabethtown store in spring of 2024.

 

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Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Sunday Burglary Results In Injury To Residents

Officers with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department responded to a burglary in progress on Tanner Road early Sunday.  After arrival, they determined two male suspects approached the residence and began beating on a door.  A male resident opened the door and was punched in the face by the first suspect. The second suspect entered and also assaulted the male resident along with a female resident.  The first suspect is identified as 44-year-old Thomas Heath of Hodgenville.  The second suspect is identified as 38-year-old James Hargis of Somerset.  Both men are charged with burglary and assault.

 

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Friday, January 20th, 2023

Hart County Lady Raiders playing Saturday

Hart County Varsity Girls will entertain Russellville this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hart County. WLOC will have the live broadcast beginning at 1:45 p.m.

 

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Friday, January 20th, 2023

Domestic disturbance arrest in Hodgenville 

Wednesday night, Hodgenville Police answered a domestic disturbance call on Kirkpatrick Avenue. Investigating officers determined Tori Stinnett had been in an argument and struck the victim with her vehicle. She had also purposely damaged the victim’s vehicle. Stinnett is charged with wanton endangerment, domestic assault and criminal mischief. During the response, police discovered Danion Lyvers had an outstanding warrant through Jefferson County District Court for failure to appear. He was arrested and served the warrant.

 

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Friday, January 20th, 2023

Police locate stolen vehicle in Breckinridge County

Hodgenville Police responded to the report of a stolen vehicle Wednesday from a residence on Wood Lane. The theft happened overnight and the vehicle was unlocked with keys inside it at the time. Officials in Breckinridge County located the vehicle later in the day. No suspects have been identified. Police remind residents to not leave valuables in open sight and to lock unattended vehicles.

 

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Friday, January 20th, 2023

Adair County woman died; two others injured

An Adair County woman is dead and two others injured after a Denny’s restaurant sign crushed a car Thursday afternoon in Elizabethtown. The sign toppled from the high-mast post located along US 62 just off the I-65 interchange at Exit 94. All of the vehicle’s occupants had to be cut out by emergency responders. The deceased passenger, identified as 72-year-old Lillian Curtis, passed away due to head trauma after being transported to University of Louisville Hospital. Her husband, Lloyd Curtis (who was also a passenger) and their daughter, Mary Graham (who was driving the late model Dodge Dart), were taken to Baptist Health Hardin with less severe injuries. The family was returning to Columbia from Louisville after Mr. Curtis’s treatment for complications of recent heart surgery. The car was traveling through the parking lot between Denny’s and White Castle as the sign fell. Winds were gusting to near 50mph at the time. While the long-standing sign has endured higher gusts, meteorologists note the whipping characteristic of winds Thursday was extreme. Police and city officials are investigating the incident and reviewing sign permit details.

 

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Thursday, January 19th, 2023

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, BRO. ROBBIE WARD PASTOR OF PLEASANT VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

COMMITTEE REPORTS WERE GIVEN INCLUDING JAIL REPORT GIVEN BY JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 207 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.

SHERIFF JEFF WILSON STATED KEVIN PICKETT HAS BEEN HIRED AS SRO AT CUB RUN SCHOOL AND BRIAN TENNYSON WILL ATTEND POLICE ACADEMY AT THE END OF JANUARY.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WAS APPROVED BY THE COURT: BUDGET AND BANK TRANSFERS, 1st READING ENFORCEMENT OF BUILDING CODES ON ALL RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS INCLUDED THOSE LOCATED ON FARM, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SHERIFF'S 2021 FEE ACCOUNT AUDIT, FELICIA SHELTON 4th QUARTER CLERK SETTLEMENT, RESOLUTION AMERICAN RESCUE

PLAN ACT, APPLY FOR 2022 EMA PROGRAM GRANTS, REAPPOINT PAT TUCKER TO GRVWD BOARD ENDING 2/2027, PURCHASE 12K DUALLY PINTLE TRAILER FOR ROAD DEPARTMENT, DISSOLVED ANIMAL SHELTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE, AND ADVERTISE TO HIRE OCCUPATIONAL TAX ADMINISTRATOR, AND APPOINTED KATE KENNY, RICKEY ALVEY, JUDGE JOE CHOATE AS

HIRING COMMITTEE.

 

THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

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Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Domestic Assault Arrest

Greensburg Police arrested a man Sunday after a request for assistance at a location on Buckner Hill Road.  Just before 10pm, an officer responded and placed 23-year-old Michael Artist in custody on a charge of 4th degree domestic violence assault with no visible injury. He was taken to Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 19th, 2023

DUI Arrest

Greensburg Police made a traffic stop just after 7am Monday on Campbellsville Road where the driver was found to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance.  As a result, 41-year-old Contessa Abbott is also charged with reckless driving, failure to produce insurance, failure to produce a registration receipt and failure to notify the division of licensing of an address change.  She was taken to Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Burglary And Drug Arrest

A Canmer man is in jail after being arrested by the Hart County Sheriff’s Department on Monday. Charges against 27-year-old Jacob Richardson include burglary second-degree, burglary third-degree and possession of methamphetamine.  He was taken to Hart County Jail and booked with a $30,000 combined bond.  Richardson appears in court on Monday.

 

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Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Passenger Drives Away During Traffic Stop

A traffic stop by Hodgenville Police Tuesday night resulted in the arrest of a passenger.  Just after 10pm, an officer pulled over Kristopher Riggs of Buffalo.  An ID check came back with Riggs having a suspended license.  A report from police says Riggs became uncooperative and a female passenger, identified as Kailey Maulden of Magnolia positioned herself into the driver’s seat and drove away.  After a pursuit, Maulden stopped at a location in Buffalo and was arrested on a charge of first-degree fleeing in a motor vehicle.  Kristopher Riggs was released with a citation for driving on suspension.  A third passenger in the vehicle was not charged and was released on-scene.

 

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

High School Sports Ticker

In Tuesday night girls basketball action, Hart County’s Lady Raiders defeated North Hardin Christian, 68-11 while Caverna’s Lady Colonels lost to Russellville, 52-15.  On the boys scoreboard, Hart County defeated Campbellsville, 54-50.  Looking ahead, Friday night is a big district schedule.  The Lady Raiders and Raiders travel to LaRue County while the Lady Colonels and Colonels host Green County.

 

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

EPO Results In Drug Arrest

Officials with the sheriff’s department in Grayson County served an emergency protective order Monday and ended up making a drug arrest.  Having been taken into custody and charged last month for assault and wanton endangerment, 45-year-old Barbara Carnes (who had not yet served the EPO) was spotted at a convenience store in Leitchfield. Contact was made with Carnes and a registration check revealed her vehicle ownership was not properly transferred.  After Carnes declared possession of a marijuana pipe, consent was given to search the vehicle which resulted in officers finding methamphetamine, marijuana, pills and additional drug paraphernalia.  Barbara Carnes was taken to Grayson County Detention Center and booked on drug charges and related registration offences along with violation of conditions of her recent release from jail.

 

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Glasgow Pursuit

A pursuit Sunday in Glasgow resulted in the arrest of a Cave City man.  Police attempted to stop 29-year-old Aaron Clark along Grandview Avenue for driving with no headlights.  Pursuit continued onto Saint Mary’s Court where Clark jumped out of his vehicle and then fled on foot.  He entered a nearby home through a basement door and was apprehended leaving the residence.  He was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of speeding, failure to illuminate headlights, disregarding a stop sign, failure to signal, fleeing or evading police in a vehicle and on foot, burglary and operating a vehicle on a suspended or revoked license. He appears in court Thursday and again on Monday.

 

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Man Points Gun At Woman During Verbal Altercation

A man was arrested in Glasgow Monday after pointing a gun a woman. Officers responded to a location on Withers Street and discovered 57-year-old Jeffrey Coulter had been in an argument with the victim.  Police searched the residence and located the weapon along with synthetic marijuana.  Coulter was booked at Barren County Detention Center on charges of possession of synthetic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, wanton endangerment and domestic violence assault with minor injury.  He appears in court Thursday and again next Wednesday.

 

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

Sports Ticker

The Hart County Raiders defeated Bullitt Central Monday night, 55-49.

Tonight, the Lady Raiders travel to North Hardin Christian for a varsity-only game at 5:30 Central, while the Raiders host Campbellsville for a junior varsity /varsity matchup. We'll begin coverage with the boys varsity broadcast at 6:45 from Hart County High School here on WLOC Sports.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

Fire Destroys Truck, Tractor And Other Equipment

A fire at a large barn destroyed a dump truck, tractor and other farm equipment in Grayson County over the weekend.  Firefighters were called to a location along Grayson Springs Road on the east side of Leitchfield just before 11pm Saturday to find the structure completely engulfed.  Cutting torch tanks inside the barn also exploded, elevating the threat to firefighters who were on-site around two hours.  Officials say the fire started near a panel box and is likely related to electrical issues.  There were no injuries but vehicles, equipment and the structure are a total loss.

 

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

Shoplifter Caught On Camera

Police in Hodgenville arrested a woman for stealing merchandise Sunday. Officers were called to Walgreens on North Lincoln Boulevard and retrieved a picture of a suspect who took several items from the store without paying.  A short time after posting the photo on social media, Erin Booker was identified and located with the help of several leads.  Stolen items were recovered and returned to the store.  Booker is charged with shoplifting.

 

 

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

Elizabethtown Man Sentenced In Child Pornography Case

An Elizabethtown man who used the internet to send child pornography is now sentenced to more than a decade in federal prison.  An undercover agent received pictures from 43-year-old Martin Hoag on two occasions.  As a result of further investigation, pornography depicting a minor under the age of 12 was located on two separate hard drives.  Hoag was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for distribution and possession charges.  In addition to the federal prison term, for which there is no parole possibility, Hoag will pay restitution to three victims in the amount of $3,000 each, a $15,000 special assessment and a $5,000 fine.

 

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Monday, January 16th, 2023

Monday Sports Ticker

Recapping weekend high school basketball action, Hart County's girls were defeated Friday night by Bardstown, 67-51 and Caverna's boys were defeated by Washington County in the final of the 5th Region All "A" Classic, 56-45.

 

In Saturday wrestling action, Hart County finished with a 2-1 record on the day, earning the Raiders a 3rd place finish at sectionals, one place away from qualifying for the state dual tournament.

 

In action tonight on the basketball court, Hart County travels to Bullitt Central for a Junior Varsity/Varsity boys matchup. The varsity game will tip off around 7pm Central. Catch the game here on WLOC Sports with coverage beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 16th, 2023

Two Caught Stealing Diesel By Manipulating Pump Computer

Two men from Jefferson County were arrested for stealing diesel fuel in Cecilia Thursday morning.  An officer from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department observed a vehicle parked at M & S Food Mart on Leitchfield Road.  The driver is identified as Miguel Ginard and a passenger is identified as Sandy Aguilar.  The vehicle was recognized as being involved in a prior incident involving the manipulation of a fuel pump and theft.  The officer approached the vehicle which was at a diesel pump with Ginard pumping fuel.  A check of the pump indicated the computer had an electronic device plugged into it.  Approximately 96 gallons was unaccounted for according to inventory records. Video footage indicated a crowbar was used to break in the pump computer. A crowbar and other tools were found inside the vehicle’s cargo area.  Both men were arrested and taken to Hardin County Detention Center and are scheduled to appear in court on February 3rd.


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Monday, January 16th, 2023

Funerals Scheduled For Crash Victims

Funeral services have been scheduled for two Hart County men who died in a Friday crash on KY 90 just west of Glasgow.  Brooks Funeral Home has published obituaries for 48-year-old Matthew Todd Webb and 37-year-old Matthew Shrock. A service for Shrock will be Tuesday at a family residence on Cave Hill Road and a service for Webb will be Thursday at the funeral home.  Details will be aired with our obituary segment. The crash Friday also killed a 74-year-old man from Louisville who was driving a Chevrolet commercial vehicle which crossed the center line and collided head-on with the truck carrying Webb and Shrock.  A preliminary report from Kentucky State Police does not indicate a reason for the cross-over. The investigation continues.

 

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Monday, January 16th, 2023

Wife And Daughter Of Glasgow Man Charged In His Death

A Glasgow woman is now charged in her husband’s death along with the couples’ daughter.  Police arrested 71-year-old Donna Logsdon Saturday on a

charge of murder.  Police have been investigating the July 9th death of 75-year-old Michael Logsdon from last summer after suspicious evidence surfaced that his breathing machine had been tampered with, leading to asphyxia and suffocation. He suffered from ALS.  Back on November 3rd, police arrested 45-year-old Cheryl Leighanne Bennett of Tennessee as a suspect.  Bennett remained jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a $500,000 bond for about three weeks and was released on November 23rd.  After being arrested Saturday, Donna Logsdon remains jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a $500,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court February 6th.

 

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Friday, January 13th, 2023

High school basketball sports ticker

In Thursday's game, Hart County Boys defeated W. Ky. Trailblazers 63 to 43. Hart County's Clark Rexroat scored 24 points, while Joshua Dan Crump scored 11 points and had 12 rebounds.

 

Friday night, Hart County girls JV game has been canceled. Hart County Lady Raiders varsity team will entertain Bardstown at 6:00 p.m. WLOC will be broadcasting the game beginning with the pregame show at 5:45 p.m.

Also, Studio 101 will have play by play action of the Caverna Boys (#3 in the Region) at Ft. Knox as they play #4 Washington County in Round 3 of the All "A" Tournament at 7:30 p.m.

**The Caverna/Eminence Boys game scheduled for Saturday night has been canceled.

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Friday, January 13th, 2023

Man arrested on strangulation charges

A Radcliff man was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree strangulation.  According to an arrest citation, 26-year-old Syi Wright was in a “verbal altercation” Wednesday with his live-in girlfriend.  When the fight became physical, Wright tried to prevent her from leaving by placing her in a “choke hold”.  Wright's girlfriend told police she almost passed out. Wright was transported to the Hardin County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond. According to the jail's website, a court date has been scheduled for January 20th.

 

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Friday, January 13th, 2023

Info sought for missing 17-year-old

Glasgow Police Department is needing help in locating 17-year-old Matthew Syra. He was last seen in the area of Waterford Lane driving a 2008 Mazda 3, Kentucky Registration Plate C1T625.  If you have any information, please call the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-6165 or 270-651-5151 and speak with Officer Johnathan Pendley.

 

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Thursday, January 12th, 2023

Sports Ticker 

Thursday night, Hart County Boys will host Western Ky Trailblazers JV/Varsity, join Studio 101 for the pregame show for the boys varsity at 7:15 p.m.

 

Friday night, Hart County girls JV game has been canceled. Hart County Lady Raiders varsity team will entertain Bardstown at 6:00 p.m. WLOC will be broadcasting the game beginning with the pregame show at 5:45 p.m.

Also, Studio 101 will have play by play action of the Caverna Boys (#3 in the Region) at Ft. Knox as they play #4 Washington County in Round 3 of the All "A" Tournament at 7:30 p.m.

**The Caverna/Eminence Boys game scheduled for Saturday night has been canceled.

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Thursday, January 12th, 2023

Glendale Missing Teen Located

A missing teen from Glendale has been found, according to Hardin County Sheriff's Office Facebook post. Kentucky State Police and other law enforcement have been searching from Savannah Drane after she was last seen Sunday leaving her residence.  She was recently found safe and is back home with her family.

 

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Thursday, January 12th, 2023

Man arrested after high speed chase

A vehicle pursuit Saturday, that began in Hart County and Barren County, landed the driver in jail. 27-year-old James Slover failed to stop for police in the Canmer community and then led police through Hart and into Barren County. Slover drove through a fence and came to a stop on Butler Road in Horse Cave. Slover was arrested and charged with: one headlight, improper equipment, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree [motor vehicle], wanton endangerment 1st degree-police officer, no operators license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, 2nd offense, reckless driving, possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense methamphetamine, operating a motor vehicle under influence alc/subs, no registration plates, no registration receipt, criminal mischief 3rd degree, criminal mischief 1st degree and disregard of stop sign.. He is scheduled to appear in court January 16th. The Hart County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Horse Cave Police Department, Munfordville Police Department, Barren County Sheriff’s Office, and Kentucky State Police Post 3.

 

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Area high school Sports Ticker

Thursday night, Hart County Boys will host Western Ky Trailblazer JV/Varsity, join Studio 101 for the pregame show for the boys varsity at 6:45 p.m.

Friday night, Hart County JV/Varsity girls will entertain Bardstown. WLOC will provide updates on the girls varsity game and will begin broadcasting the Caverna Boys game at Ft. Knox at 7:00 p.m. as they play in Round 3 of the All "A" Tournament.

The Caverna/Eminence Boys game scheduled for Saturday night has been canceled.

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Horse Cave Bypass Preliminary Work

Preliminary work is underway for Horse Cave’s new bypass.  Some clearing and utility relocation work just west of the KY 218 and KY 335 Junction across from Friendship Baptist Church marks a spot near the new road’s tie into KY 218.  The alignment will create a connection to US 31W across from Tri-County Auto and Oil’s fueling location toward the southern end of town.  The bypass will alleviate a large amount of truck traffic from the railroad crossing and the KY 218/US 31W intersection downtown, making a safer and more efficient connection between Horse Cave’s industrial community and I-65.  Utility work is only the beginning phase of the overall project.  The right of way acquisition process is nearly complete and the project is expected to be awarded for construction this year.

 

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Elizabethtown To Revive A Version Of The Heartland Festival

In efforts to create broader appeal, officials in Elizabethtown have decided to discontinue the annual BBQ, Bands and Bikes event.  Instead, there will be form of the once regionally popular Heartland Festival event.  The planned change was officially documented in the city council’s work session on Monday.  Comments from the mayor, police chief, events coordinator and public information officer all suggest the event has become type-cast to a more specific attendee clientele and there have been increased security issues and complaints over the past couple of years.  Others in attendance at the working session were surprised by the discussion and believe (while conceding some increased negativity surrounding BBQ, Bands and Bikes) discontinuing the event is a rash decision and those who have worked at shaping the event should first be given an opportunity to improve it. Elizabethtown will rebrand the Heartland Festival as the “Heartland Harvest Festival”.  It will be held downtown on Saturday, September 30th.

 

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Tuesday Night High School Basketball Recap

Caverna defeated Fort Knox 62-45 Tuesday night in the 5th Region All “A” Classic.  The Colonels advance to play Friday night in the championship game.  Hart County’s girls and boys each picked up wins Tuesday night at Marion County.  The Lady Raiders final was 63-45 while the Raiders held on for a 38-37 victory.

 

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Missing Teen From Glendale

Kentucky State Police and other law enforcement agencies are looking for a missing Glendale teen.  Savannah Drane was last seen Sunday leaving her residence wearing black sweatpants, a brown zip-up sweatshirt and black tennis shoes.  Her father says she took several possessions with her and she was assisted by someone in leaving but security cameras were not able to photograph the vehicle used.  He says she did not take her phone. The family has contacted many of her friends but has not come up any leads.  Anyone with information about Savannah Drane is asked to contact State Police in Elizabethtown at 270-766-5078.

 

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

Couple Jailed For Abuse Of Child

Detectives with Kentucky State Police have arrested a Hardin County couple on abuse charges after a 5-year-old was treated for suspicious injuries.  Around 4:30 Sunday afternoon, Hardin County Department for Community Based Services contacted police regarding a child brought into Baptist Health Hardin Hospital. The child was airlifted to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville for treatment of life-threatening injuries.  Detectives arrested the child’s father, 25-year-old Clovis E. Smith and the father’s girlfriend, 23-year-old Satrina Layne, both of Rineyville.  Each is charged with Criminal Abuse 1st Degree, Victim Under 12.  Smith and Layne are jailed at Hardin Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

Inmate Tries To Arrange Murder By Mail

An inmate at Adair County Detention Center attempted to arrange a murder by mail.  Early last week, Kentucky State Police Post 15 was contacted by officials from Adair County Detention Center in regards to a suspicious letter an inmate attempted to send but was intercepted by jail staff.  Troopers identified 37-year-old Paul Bricker of Columbia as composer of the letter.  As a result of the investigation, Bricker is charged with solicitation of murder and remains jailed at Adair County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

Grayson County Injury Collision

A Saturday evening wreck seriously injured a man in Grayson County.  Emergency responders were dispatched to a location on Grayson Springs Road, just off of KY 88, when a Chevrolet truck impacted guardrail on a sloped curve. The driver, who is identified as Dennis Higdon, had to be cut out of the vehicle.  He was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center and then flown to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.

 

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

Audit Finds Employee Issues In Grayson County Clerk's Office

A report from the Kentucky State Auditor’s office says the Grayson County Clerk’s office is paying employees using an improper wage method.  The finding comes from a regular annual audit and states the office pays employees on a salary basis regardless of how many hours are recorded on their timesheets. Office employees are supposed to either work 32.5 or 37.5 hours per week on a rotating basis, with all employees working six Saturdays per year.  Employees are required to use personal leave time for time under these requirements. The audit says no documentation of overtime or comp time was noted for employees who worked more hours, indicating those employees are not receiving the full amount of compensation for actual work time.  In a response to the audit, Grayson County Clerk Charlotte Willis stated her employees are salaried based on a 32-40 hour work week and she believes as long as employees do not work over 40 hours per week, employees do not need to be compensated any further. When asked about comp time for hours worked over 32.5 or 37.5 in any given week, the county clerk noted that employees kept up with their time and it must be claimed within the same work period.  Willis told the state auditor her office would document work time better and more efficiently.  The audit and response is not likely an ending of the issue.  The auditor’s office is referring findings to the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Division of Wage and Hours.

 

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2023
Monday High School Basketball Recap

Caverna's girls and boys were in action Monday night, hosting first round games against Campbellsville in the 5th Region All "A" Classic.  The Lady Colonels were defeated 56-45 while the Colonels won, 59-37.  The boys advance to play at Fort Knox tonight.

The Lady Raiders defeated Elizabethtown Monday night, 65-50.  The win featured a career-high night for Dea Bradley, who scored 42 points with 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals.  Hart County's girls and boys travel to Marion County tonight for a varsity double-header which tips off at 5:30 Central.  We'll have both Hart County games tonight on WLOC Sports.

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Monday, January 9th, 2023

Weekend Sports Recap And Look Ahead

In high school basketball from Friday night, the Lady Raiders of Hart County defeated the Lady Colonels of Caverna 69-28 while Caverna won the boys game over Hart County, 59-49. 

The Lady Raiders travel to Elizabethtown for a JV/Varsity matchup tonight.  JV tip-off is set for 5:30 Central.

The Lady Colonels and Colonels host Campbellsville in the first round of the 5th Region All “A” Classic tonight.  We’ll have both Caverna games here on WLOC Sports following our 5pm newscast.

 

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Monday, January 9th, 2023

Local Music Educator Remembered

Condolences and tributes have flooded local social media following the Friday afternoon crash in Linwood which killed a 22-year-old woman who was an educator in Barren and Hart County Schools.  Robin Rutledge (known also by her maiden name, Robin Wilson) of Magnolia taught music at North Jackson Elementary, was the director of Hart County High School’s indoor winter marching group and an assistant director for Hart County High School’s fall marching band program.  Robin was a 2018 graduate of Hart County and a 2022 graduate of Campbellsville University.  She played piano for Rowletts Baptist Church and displayed a vibrant passion for music with both her student and church families.  There is an invitation for students, alumni and family to assemble in tribute and remembrance at Hart County High School Band Room this afternoon (Monday, January 9th) from 3:30-7pm.  Funeral arrangements for next weekend will be announced later in this newscast under the direction of Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home of Magnolia.

 

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Monday, January 9th, 2023

Adair County Jail Altercation

Officers with Columbia Police were dispatched to Adair County Regional Jail during a Saturday afternoon altercation between an inmate and staff.  When they arrived, police determined two male deputy jailers had been attached as they entered 43-year-old Ryan Dudgeon’s cell.  As a result, Dudgeon is charged with two counts of 3rd degree assault in addition to original charges for which he was already jailed.

 

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Monday, January 9th, 2023
Shoplifter Tries To Escape Police Custody

A shoplifter who took drinks from a store last week in Elizabethtown ended up being charged with more serious offences after trying to run from police.  An arrest citation says 25-year-old Andrew Tanner was approached by officers after leaving the Shell location at 4500 North Dixie around 10pm Wednesday and walking across the street toward B & B Bowling Lanes.  Tanner began crying and removed unopened beverage cans from his pocket. He asked to call his grandmother, which officers permitted.  During the phone conversation, Tanner told his grandmother he stole from a store and was going to jail.  Afterwards, he attempted to flee on foot and continued to resist while being handcuffed. Charges include shoplifting, resisting arrest, alcohol intoxication in a public place, fleeing or evading police on foot and attempted escape.

 

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Friday, January 6th, 2023

Sports Ticker

On the Hardwood... Caverna and Hart County square off tonight in their second regular season match of the year. Tip off from Hart County High School for the girls game is set for 5:30 with the boys game to follow.  Catch our broadcast on your radio or streaming device with the TuneIn App. Hart County won both games when the two schools first played in early December.

It will be a short turn-around for Hart County's boys.  The Raiders will travel to Russell Springs Saturday to play Russell County.  Tip off is set for 2pm Central.  We'll also have that broadcast for you here on WLOC.

 

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Friday, January 6th, 2023

Threat Made To Hardin County Justice Center

Hardin County Justice Center received a bomb threat Thursday afternoon.  The facility was evacuated by Hardin County Sheriff’s Department Deputies.  Kentucky State Police Hazardous Devices Investigators and K-9 units searched the building.  No explosives were found during the sweep and normal operations resumed soon after the search ended.  Authorities are investigating the threat source but no arrests have been made at this time.

 

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Friday, January 6th, 2023

November Unemployment

The unemployment rate in Hart County and around the state fell slightly in the latest numbers released by the labor department. Hart County’s November figure indicates unemployment at 4.1%, down from 4.2% in October. Each surrounding county also experienced a drop. Green County is at 3.2%, Hardin County – 3.9%, Barren and LaRue Counties - 4.1%, Metcalfe County - 4.3%, Grayson County - 4.4% and Edmonson County – 4.6%.  Statewide, the unemployment number for November is 3.7%, down from 3.9% in October.  The department notes these numbers are raw and are not seasonally adjusted.

 

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Friday, January 6th, 2023

Inmate Treated For Possible Overdose

A possible inmate overdose incident at Barren County Detention Center on New Year’s Weekend is being investigated.  Jail officials say once discovered in need of medical attention, the female inmate was being treated at T J Samson Community Hospital within approximately 30 minutes.  A friend of the inmate is telling a different story, stating to media outlets it was several hours before any medical care was received.  While unconfirmed, the friend claims the incident is a result of Fentanyl-laced body wash.  Jail and law enforcement officials are investigating the incident and expect to provide an update as more details are confirmed.

 

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Friday, January 6th, 2023

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.  AFTER JUDGE EX. JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER BRO. GREG NICHOLS, PASTOR OF HISEVILLE BAPTIST OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  THE JUDGE ALSO WELCOMED KATE KENNEY TO THE COURT  WHO SUCCEEDED GARY GARDNER WHO RETIRED.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS WERE GIVEN INCLUDING JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 196 IN THE COUNTY JAIL AND PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK OF JUST OVER $19,453.  SHERIFF JEFF WILSON ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK OF OVER $240,000 AND TOLD THE COURT THAT 88% OF COUNTY TAXES HAD BEEN COLLECTED.

 

MANY ITEMS WERE APPROVED SINCE IT WAS THE FIRST MEETING OF 2023.  THE COURT APPOINTED CHRIS BUSH AS COORDINATOR OF HART COUNTY SEARCH AND RESCUE, APPOINTED WESLEY MEADOWS AS ROAD SUPERVISOR FOR 2 YEARS, TONY KEITHLEY AS EMERGENCY MANAGER FOR 2 YEARS, APPOINTED TRESIA WEBER AS HART COUNTY FISCAL CLERK, MEETING DATES  1ST  AND 3RD THURSDAY AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM FOR THE COURTS MEETING, LEE MILES TO THE HEALTH BOARD FOR 2 YEARS, SONYA GEDDA , MARY MILLS, & MAFAZ ANSAR TO THE HART COUNTY TOURISM BOARD ENDING 2025, DR. KEVIN FLOWERS & JOHN BUNNELL TO AMBULANCE BOARD ENDING 2024, REAPPOINTMENT OF ELAINE DIGGS TO 109 BOARD ENDING 2024, BRIAN WEBER TO 109 BOARD ENDING 2023, REAPPOINTED CARLA WUERTZER TO EXTENSION BOARD ENDING 2025, MARY BETH SALLEE TO EXTENSION ENDING 2025, AND MOVED B. J. SRYGLER TO FULL TIME AT THE COUNTY BARN, AND HIRED PART TIME WAYLAND HORTON AT THE COUNTY BARN.  THE NEXT COURT METING WILL BE THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, January 5th, 2023

Police Respond To Alleged Hostage Situation

Hodgenville Police and a team of Kentucky State Police responded to the call of a suspect barricaded with a gun in a home threatening to harm themself and another person Wednesday afternoon. The domestic complaint involved a residence on Livinggood Lane and prompted a lockdown of LaRue County Middle and High Schools.  When troopers arrived, communication was established with the suspect identified as David Keith of Sonora, who complied and surrendered peacefully.  The alleged victim is identified as Brionna Towsley of Hodgenville.  She had left the scene by the time officers arrived.  Towsley has an active warrant for failure to appear through LaRue District Court.  Investigators at the scene found Keith in possession of a shotgun but said there is no evidence of any criminal activity and he denied any wrong-doing. Without a statement from Towsley to suggest otherwise, Keith was released on-scene. Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Brionna Towsley to contact law enforcement.

 

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Thursday, January 5th, 2023

Semi Flips Over On Wax Road

A semi traveling on a road posted for no semi truck traffic flipped over near Millerstown Tuesday. Police were called around Noon to the intersection of Wax Road (KY 479) and Lone Oak Road to find the truck driver unhurt but Wax Road completely blocked.  A police description says as the driver attempted to turn off of Lone Oak Road onto Wax Road, the trailer slid off the shoulder and pulled the entire rig over a small embankment in front of New Lone Oak Cemetery.  Lone Oak Road is posted for no semi truck traffic but emergency officials say truck drivers often follow GPS directions to use it as a route to nearby businesses.

 

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Thursday, January 5th, 2023

Filings For Governor

The race for governor in Kentucky will have another already-elected leader.  Republican Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles of Georgetown announced his intention Wednesday to officially file for the governor’s race Thursday afternoon (this afternoon) at the Secretary Of State Office in Frankfort.  Attorney General Daniel Cameron officially filed his paperwork Tuesday as a Republican candidate for governor.

 

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2023

Assault Arrest In Glasgow

Glasgow Police answered a domestic complaint Sunday after being called to a location on Elsie Street.  After arriving, it was determined 27-year-old Ricardo Baltazar-Ramirez of Glasgow had gotten into a physical altercation with family members. He became combative with officers before being tased and taken into custody. He is charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault with minor injury, assault of an officer and menacing.  Ricardo Baltazar-Ramirez remains jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a $2,500 bond and appears in court today.

 

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2023

Man Passed Out Behind The Wheel In Parking Lot

Police were called Monday to check on a motorist passed out behind the wheel with the vehicle running.  Officers found 44-year-old Billy Bandy of Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee parked at the Dollar Store location on New Bowling Green Road. An ID check revealed an active warrant. Officers conducted several field sobriety tests and determined he was impaired. Methamphetamine was also located in his wallet. Bandy was taken into custody on the warrant and additionally charged with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia possession along with operating a vehicle under the influence (2nd offence with aggravating circumstances), failure to register the transfer of a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and giving an officer false identifying information. Billy Bandy remains jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a $5,500 total bond. He was in court on Tuesday and appears in court again today.

 

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2023

EPO/DVO Violation Arrest

Police in Edmonson County arrested a man for violating an emergency protective/domestic violence order.  Officers with the sheriff's department charged 26-year-old Gary Foley of Upton with the offence Saturday.  Foley remains jailed in Munfordville with a $500 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

Barren County Constable arrested

A Barren County Constable was arrested Sunday morning after Glasgow Police responded to an assault call. 29-year-old Joseph Ramey was charged with fourth-degree assault and first-degree unlawful imprisonment. According to police, officers responded to a domestic complaint on Cranbrook Drive where they said Ramey and a female victim had been in a verbal fight that led to Ramey "assaulting the female victim, handcuffing her and held her against her will refusing to let her go". The arrest was made by Sgt. Wesley Hicks and Ramey was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Ramey has a court date set for January 4th. The case remains under investigation.

 

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

Search for armed robbery suspect

Hodgenville Police Department are looking for an armed robbery suspect.  Officers responded to Neighborhood Market on South Greensburg Street just after 7:00 p.m. Wednesday when an individual entered the store with a weapon and demanded money.  An undisclosed amount of cash was taken as the suspect fled.  No injuries were reported.

 

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

Studio 101 area sports ticker

Caverna's Lady Colonels lost to Warren East on Monday night.  They return home tonight to host Marion County as part of a boys/girls varsity double header with tip off set for 5:30 p.m. from Caverna High School.  Hart County's Lady Raiders and Raiders travel to North Hardin High School for a double header tonight. The varsity tip is set for 5:30 p.m.  Our coverage begins at 5:15 p.m. here on WLOC.

 

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Friday, December 30th, 2022

Law enforcement's 'Drive sober or get pulled over' campaign

Local law enforcement, along with statewide agencies, are reminding the public to stay safe on the roadways this New Year's weekend. Officials are expecting an increased number of DUI arrests during the holiday weekend. Additional units will be patrolling the streets, searching for impaired drivers. Please remember to also buckle up everyone safely in your vehicle before traveling and drive defensively with no distractions.

 

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Friday, December 30th, 2022

Edmonson County struggling with water issues

A boil water advisory was issued earlier this week to Edmonson County and other surrounding communities. Some residents are still without water, while others have seen a small gradual return in water pressure.

Edmonson County Water District is working to remedy the situation after subzero temperatures caused damage to the outdated water system. The district has applied for grants and loans to update the system.

 

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Friday, December 30th, 2022

KSP investigating missing person and murder in Marion County

Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 15 received a complaint Monday evening of a missing person in Marion County. Family members spoke with KSP Troopers and reported that 56 year-old Kevin Thomas Elder, of Elizabethtown, was missing and he was last known to have been in the Raywick community of Marion County. The investigation led KSP to obtain and execute a search warrant Thursday morning on a property and residence belonging to 53-year-old Donald Keith Elders, of Raywick.  Information obtained during the execution of the search warrant, led investigators to locate the body of Mr. Elder in an outbuilding on the property.

Mr. Elders was arrested and charged with Murder and lodged in the Marion County Detention Center. An investigation is continuing.

 

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Friday, December 30th, 2022

Three injured in Grayson County crash

Three people were injured and power out for several residents after a crash Wednesday in Grayson County. Grayson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the intersection of KY 1214 and KY 479 around 7:45 a.m. where they found a 2013 Chevy pickup driven by 58-year-old Roger Beasley, of Caneyville.  Beasley apparently failed to stop at the intersection and struck the driver's side of a  2015 Ford pickup truck driven by 71 year-old Gerald Smith, of Cub Run.  Smith's truck struck a utility pole. The pole snapped and fell on the pickup. Beasley and a passenger, 59-year-old Kay Coran, of Cub Run, were transported to Twin Lakes Owensboro Health Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Warren RECC utility workers repaired downed power lines for several hours and replaced the pole.

 

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Thursday, December 29th, 2022

Area high school basketball tournaments

Hart County Boys will take on Butler County at Owensboro SportsCenter in the Independence Bank Classic at 11:30 a.m. Join Studio 101 as we broadcast the game starting at 11:15 a.m.

Caverna Boys were defeated Wednesday by Evangel Christian at Barren County with a final score of 70 to 38. Caverna's Tayvon Logsdon scored 17 points. Southwestern defeated Riverdale Tennessee in three overtimes with a final score of 90 to 79. Caverna Boys play Riverdale Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have coverage of the game starting at 1:45 p.m.

 

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Thursday, December 29th, 2022

Metcalfe Co. nursing home continues repairs

Residents remain displaced from Metcalfe County Health Care, but Cody Brooks, Administrator at Metcalfe Health Care Center, said he is hoping to have all 62 residents back at the facility within one to two weeks. It took a community and statewide effort to achieve the necessary evacuation that took place Christmas Eve after sub-zero temperatures caused multiple pipes to burst at the nursing facility, which led to flooding and extensive damage. All residents were safely transferred or picked up by family members.  Those transferred were taken to facilities at Barren Health and Rehabilitation, Fair Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation, Monroe Health and Rehabilitation, and Glasgow State Nursing Facility.  EMS was a big help during the evacuation and the Metcalfe County School system continues to help utilizing their resources.

 

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Thursday, December 29th, 2022

Drug arrests made in Bowling Green

Two men have been arrested after Bowling Green Police received a Crime Stoppers tip, which led to a home on Nathans Rim Way. The search led to 27-year-old Taron Wells, of Bowling Green, who had three outstanding indictments and eight warrants.  After a short standoff, Taron Wells was arrested and charged with probation violation, trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree robbery, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to appear, theft by unlawful taking, third-degree criminal mischief and bail jumping. Tavon Wells, 27, of Bowling Green, was arrested at the residence and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree fleeing or evading police. Both men were transported to the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, December 29th, 2022

T. J. Samson Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit named Among the Best in Ky

The Skilled Nursing Unit (SNU) at T. J. Samson Community Hospital has been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for short-term rehabilitation for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report.

Only 16% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities earned the “Best Nursing Home” designation this year.

 

For 2022-23, U.S. News rated more than 15,000 nursing homes on care, safety, infection rates, staffing, and health inspections.

For the first time, the Best Nursing Homes ratings feature a new measure on weekend staffing and another new measure on infection rates that led to hospitalizations.

 

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Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

Area high school basketball

In the Vanous Lloyd Christmas Tournament:

Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Warren Central 33-25 and will take on Russellville at Warren Central at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon.

Caverna Boys will play Evangel Christian this afternoon at Barren County at 2:00 p.m. in the Trojan Hoops Holiday Classic.

Join Studio 101 for the live broadcast with the pregame show beginning at 1:45 p.m.

 

Hart County Boys will take on Butler County Thursday at Owensboro SportsCenter in the Independence Bank Classic at 11:30 a.m.  Join Studio 101 for live coverage of that game beginning at 11:15 a.m.

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Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

Extreme cold damages WKU campus

The recent extreme cold has caused damage to multiple buildings throughout WKU's campus. The low temperatures caused pipes to burst, and affected air coils in within the buildings. Clean up and the recovery process have been underway while students are off for the winter break. WKU is expecting all repairs to be done in time for students to begin their spring semester - scheduled for January 17th.

 

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Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

E’town man charged with strangulation and assault

Elizabethtown Police have arrested an Elizabethtown man for first-degree strangulation. According to an arrest citation, officers were dispatched to a home Tuesday to investigate a domestic fight. The victim told dispatch that she had been hit, strangled and threatened by 45 year-old Demetrius Jackson. She was able to lock herself in the bathroom, where she then called police. Jackson, of Elizabethtown, was arrested at the residence and charged with first-degree strangulation; fourth-degree assault — domestic violence, minor injury; third-degree terroristic threatening. He was transported to Hardin County Detention Center.

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2022

Back To Business Tuesday

After an extended holiday weekend, government offices, banks and other businesses are back open today.  The pre-Christmas winter storm which moved through the area dropped just under two inches of snow with bitter cold temperatures in the single digits for nearly 36 continuous hours Friday into Saturday.  While we did not set a record for low temperatures, we set a record on Friday for the December 23rd coldest high temperature.  An additional 1-2” inches across the region fell early Monday.  Road conditions across the region improved drastically over the past couple of days.  Interstates and parkways and main routes are mostly clear. Secondary routes are still partially covered, especially in shaded areas.   With temperatures expected to climb well above freezing today, most roads should be in good shape by late afternoon. Temperatures are expected to climb to near 60 by the end of the week.  Complete weather details are coming up in just a few minutes.

 

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2022

Power Companies Overwhelmed By Demand During Cold Snap

Power companies say most local issues from the weekend resulted from high demand while a few were related to wind and falling limbs.  Farmers RECC and Kentucky Utilities report no outages at this time in our local area. Demands on the East Kentucky Power and Tennessee Valley Authority resulted in some rolling blackouts in order to keep up.  Officials say extreme cold affected such a large portion of the country that demand wasn’t localized as it typically is, but rather system-wide which resulted in a historic strain.

 

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2022

Snowy And Cold Weekend A Busy One For Emergency Responders

Emergency responders were busy during the holiday weekend with numerous traffic crashes.  While there were several injuries reported, there are no confirmed fatal wrecks in the region during the snow and ice event.  Police and transportation officials say driving too fast for conditions is the primary reason for a majority of weekend collision.  House fires destroyed or partially destroyed homes in Glasgow and Campbellsville as well as along Cub Run Highway and Raider Hollow Road here in Hart County.

 

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2022 

Area Nursing Home Evacuated

In Edmonton, the future of Metcalfe Health Care is uncertain after water pipes burst at the facility on Saturday causing a complete evacuation.  Portions of the ceiling caved in as the structure flooded.  Residents were relocated to various facilities in Russell County, Monroe County and Barren County.  A spokesperson for the facility says no residents were injured during the incident.

 

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2022 

Area Arrests From Last Week

Officials from the Hart County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police and Hardin County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant in Canmer last week resulting in the multiple arrests. Those taken into custody included 50-year-old Kimberly Rogers, of Newport, who faces charges of buying and/or possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and receiving stolen property; 60-year-old Willard Jeffries, of Canmer, is charged with receiving stolen property and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon; 65-year-old Mickey Sanders, of Canmer, is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, buying and/or possessing drug paraphernalia and an enhanced charged of trafficking in marijuana; 57-year-old Teddy Horton, of Canmer, is charged with his second offence of possession of a controlled substance and 39-year-old Brandon Bradley, of Munfordville, was taken in on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court.

In other arrests from last week, 48-year old Scottie Miller is charged with possession of methamphetamine and faces a probation violation; 42-year-old Bonita Miller, of Canmer, is charged with possession of a controlled substance and buying and/or possession drug paraphernalia.

All were taken to Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2022 

High School Basketball Ticker

In high school basketball action, the Lady Colonels of Caverna are in action this afternoon to take on Warren Central in the Vanous Lloyd Christmas Tournament from Warren County High School.  The game is set for a 2pm tip.

 

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2022

Weather Leads Headlines Heading Into Christmas Weekend

Weather leads headlines heading into Christmas weekend. While some snow is likely, frigid temperatures are the bigger story.  Residents are urged to use time before temperatures plunge to near zero overnight to make preparations.  Remember to check on elderly and those who make struggle with adequate heating and provide the best possible shelter for pets and livestock.  Weather forecast details are coming up in just a few minutes.  With regard to travel, slick conditions are likely as a quick change from rain to snow occurs west to east across the region this evening.  Driving conditions overnight and Friday morning will likely be slick and hazardous.  With extremely cold temperatures, which will constantly remain below freezing at least until Monday, slick road conditions may persist after crews remove any plowable snow or ice.  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Officials say salt and even calcium become ineffective at such extremely cold levels.  They say once roads are plowed down, remaining snow and ice will be at the mercy of sun and rising temperatures for removal.  Transportation officials and law enforcement want to make sure citizens know not to call 911 for road conditions or other non-emergency inquiries.  Winter weather always creates an increase in call volume for dispatchers and non-emergency calls can rob time from telecommunicators who need to deal with legitimate emergencies.  For road condition information or to share roadway observations, visit our local transportation social media accounts, KYTCdistrict3 and KYTCdistrict4.  Visit goky.ky.gov real-time traffic updates.

In conjunction with the forecast, Governor Andy Beshear has declared a state of emergency across the commonwealth.  The declaration allows the release of special resources to deal with response to extreme temperatures and hazardous conditions.  He has ordered state offices closed at noon Thursday.

Hart County Solid Waste will not be running routes Friday or Monday due to extreme conditions in the interest of safety for collection workers.

 

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2022
Holiday Closures

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are being observed Friday and Monday by many government offices and banks. Be sure and check with any office you might need to visit over the next few days to confirm holiday hours for Christmas and New Year’s weeks.

 

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2022

District Judge Sworn In

At a ceremony in Hodgenville Wednesday, Hart and LaRue County’s newly elected 10th Judicial District Court Judge Teresa McMahan-Miller was sworn in.  She takes over from Judge C. Derek Reed who did not run in this year’s election.

 

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2022

Local Sports Ticker

In Wednesday high school basketball action, Caverna’s Colonels defeated Grayson County 65-62 in the Beaver Dam Tourism Hall Of Fame Classic from Ohio County High School.  They are scheduled to play Breckinridge County this afternoon.

The Hart County Lady Raiders

The Hart County Raiders defeated Montgomery Central out of Tennessee, 59-41 in the Roys BBQ/First Southern National Bank Shootout at Logan County High School.  The Raiders next game will be on December 29th from Owensboro Sport Center where they’ll take on Butler County in the Independence Bank Classic.

 

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

Wednesday Sports Ticker

Caverna's Colonels defeated Ohio County Tuesday night 60-47 in the Beaver Dam Tourism Hall Of Fame Classic.  The Colonels play Grayson County this evening at 6:00 p.m. from Ohio County High School.

Congratulations to Caverna's Haleigh Dennison.  Tuesday, she signed with Brescia to play college softball next year.

The Hart County Raiders are in Russellville to take on Montgomery Central from Tennessee this afternoon as play continues in the Roys BBQ/First Southern National Bank Shootout.  Tip off is set for 2pm from Logan County High School.  Our coverage begins at 1:30.

The Hart County Lady Raiders begin play tonight in the Lady Cardinal Christmas Classic from Wayne County.  The girls play Marshall County with a 6pm tip off.  Our Coverage begins tonight at 5:45 from Monticello.

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

Tuesday Arrests

Tuesday bookings at Hart County Jail include 29-year-old Rachel Ezell of Horse Cave.  She was arrested by Bowling Green Police on warrants for seven counts of failure to appear in court. She has a combined $4100 bond.  The Edmonson County Sheriff's Department arrested 40-year-old Garrett Helton of Bee Spring and 27-year-old David Campos whose address is Cub Run, each on a charge of 4th degree domestic assault with minor injury.  No bond is listed at this time for either these men.

 

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

Greensburg Arrest

A traffic stop early Friday morning on West Hodgenville Avenue in Greensburg resulted in an arrest.  Police say 26-year-old Courtney Morgan was taken into custody after being stopped for careless driving.  Morgan is also charged with 1st degree wanton endangerment related to passengers in the vehicle along with failure to use child restraints and failure to produce proof of insurance.  Morgan was in possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia at the time of the stop.

 

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2022

Greensburg Arrests

Two were taken into custody by police in Greensburg late Friday.  Officers arrested 32-year-old Dustin Carter of Campbellsville for failure to pay child support on a Taylor County warrant and 22-year-old Justin Wilson of Greensburg was arrested on a warrant for 3rd degree terroristic threatening and harassment with physical contact.  Both were taken to Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2022

Loggers Cut Tree Causing Power Outage

A large area of Farmers RECC customers between Horse Cave and Hardyville were without power for a portion of Monday evening. A spokesperson with the co-op says loggers cut a tree which hit a line and created the outage. Power was restored in about an hour.

 

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2022

Sports Recap/Ticker

In Monday night high school basketball, Hart County’s boys defeated Calhoun Academy of South Carolina 87-53 as part of the Roys BBQ/First Southern National Bank Shootout. The Raiders are back in action Wednesday to take on Montgomery Central of Tennessee from Logan County High School.

 

Caverna’s Boys take on Ohio County this evening from the Beaver Dam Tourism Hall Of Fame Classic.  Tip off is set for 7:30 from Ohio County High School.  The Colonels will play Grayson County in the tournament Wednesday evening.

 

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2022

$20,000 In Jewelry Stolen

Police in Leitchfield are looking for two suspects following the theft of around $20,000 worth of jewelry.  Surveillance video from The Jewelry Box on Elizabethtown Road shows two black males entering the store last Thursday.  While one distracted an employee, the other grabbed several items from a display.  Police say their actions suggest an organized and experienced scheme.  In all, the pair made off with six rings.  Both suspects were traveling in a late model white car.  Leitchfield police are asking anyone who may have useful information regarding the theft to give them a call.

 

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Monday, December 19th, 2022

Missing Teen Found

A teen reported missing Friday night has been located and is safe.  Glasgow Police posted a public request for assistance in locating 17-year-old Kaleb Tapscott resulting in several leads.  An update from the department says he was found late Saturday evening.

 

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Monday, December 19th, 2022

Hodgenville Domestic Results In Arrest

Hodgenville Police arrested a LaRue County man after responding to a domestic call Thursday night.  Officers responded to an address on Dana Drive resulting in 30-year-old Charles Braxton being taken into custody on charges of 4th degree domestic assault and 3rd degree criminal abuse of a child under the age of 12. Braxton remains jailed at LaRue County Detention Center where booking details indicated he is also charged with violation of a Domestic and/or Emergency Protective Order along with violation of a previous conditional release.

 

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Monday, December 19th, 2022

Party Change Deadline Approaching For Voting In Primary

December 31st marks the final opportunity to change to a new voter party affiliation and be eligible to vote in that party’s May 2023 Primary.  Voter changes can be completed online at elect.ky.gov or you may visit your county clerks office to make the change in person.  Remember to call ahead and check with your county’s holiday hours with regard to this week and next week.  Hart County Clerk Felicia Shelton says her office will be open normal hours through Thursday, except for Tuesday afternoon when the office will be closing at 1:30 for the office staff Christmas dinner.  The office will be closed Friday, Saturday, and Monday for the Christmas weekend, to coincide with other state government offices.  The office will also be closed Friday, Saturday and following Monday for the New Year’s weekend.

 

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Monday, December 19th, 2022

High School Wrestling

In weekend high school wrestling, congratulations goes out to Hart County for a top 10 team finish at Taylor County on Saturday.  Kaden Trent won 1st place in the Heavyweight class, Brenan Griffin won 4th place in the 150 weight class and Theane Blanchet won 4th place in the 106 weight class.

 

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Monday, December 19th, 2022

Leitchfield Fatal Crash

A Leitchfield man died Friday morning in a crash on William Thomason Byway. Responders were called around 9:30 to the 2300 block between Grayson Springs Road and Elizabethtown Road and found a Nissan Versa on fire.  A preliminary report says 34-year-old Christopher Langdon was headed northbound and lost control when he veered left and exited the northbound side of the road.  The vehicle rolled several times.  The fire was quickly extinguished when firefighters arrived.  It is unclear why Langdon lost control.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Friday, December 16th, 2022

Gardner Recognized And Fiscal Court Recap

A tribute to outgoing 1st District Magistrate, Gary Gardner was the highlight of Thursday’s Hart County Fiscal Court meeting.  Retirement well wishes were spoken by fellow magistrates, Judge Executive Joe Choate, former Judge Executive Terry Martin and several other county officials.  Gardner thanked his co-workers and complimented the county for always working together despite any differences of opinion.  He credited is faith in God and the people of Hart County for an accomplished 16-year tenure in representing not only his district, but all of the county while serving a term as President of the Kentucky Magistrates And Commissioners Association. Kate Kenny will fill Gardner’s seat on the court in the new year.  County officials will be sworn-in at a special meeting on Thursday morning, December 29th at 9:30.

In other court news, Jailer Israel Bergenson says there are currently 204 inmates at the facility.  A second reading was passed to amend the transient room tax and a high bid was accepted to sell a Chevrolet Van to Tim Short Automotive. Wesley Meadows was hired as county road supervisor at an annual salary of $50,000. He succeeds Brian Webber who retired earlier this month.  A J Wilson was promoted to Occupational Tax Administrator in addition to his position as County Fiscal Officer.  The court approved a measure dissolving the 109 Board.  The move effectively places Hart County Solid Waste directly under administration of fiscal court.

 

The next court meeting is set for Thursday, January 5th.

 

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Friday, December 16th, 2022

FRECC Names New President/CEO

A new President and CEO is named to lead Farmer’s Rural Electric Cooperative.  Tobias (Toby) Moss succeeds William Prather, who is retiring after serving in the position since 2007. 

Toby Moss has served in leadership positions throughout the electric utility industry over the past 15 years, most recently at Clay Electric Cooperative in Florida, where he was Chief Information Officer.  Moss also served for seven years in the United States Marine Corps.

A press release from Farmer’s RECC describes him as an avid supporter of youth sports, having been a coach and involved in the leadership of youth athletic leagues. He is a strong advocate for veterans and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), The American Legion, and the Marine Corps League the release said.

Moss holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, a Masters of Business Administration from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL, and is a licensed Project Management Professional (PMP). Toby, and his wife Jennifer, have five children.

He steps into the Farmer’s RECC President and CEO role on January 9th.

 

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Friday, December 16th, 2022

Community Pitches In To Help Family Affected When Their Home Burned

Cave City and surrounding communities are providing help to a family after their home burned last Thursday.  The Carnahans barely made it to safety after the electrical fire started.  They lost all their possessions in the blaze.  John Carnahan called it amazing that he, his wife and their three children made it to safety.  The family says support received is greatly appreciated. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the Carnahan family to help with recovery efforts.

 

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Friday, December 16th, 2022

Man Arrested In Glasgow Connected To Several Crimes

Glasgow Police arrested a Tennessee man involved in several crimes.  On Monday, 19-year-old Issac Adkisson was taken into custody on warrants which include attempted murder, attempted carjacking, attempted aggravated robbery, and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon among others. Glasgow have been assisting the Christian County Sheriff’s Department in investigating Adkisson for his involvement in multiple crimes in the Christian County area. Throughout the investigation, detectives were able to recover evidence from Adkisson’s residence in Glasgow linking him to criminal activity in Clarksville, Tennessee, which includes burglary and theft. Adkisson was taken to Barren County Detention center with a $75,000 bond.

 

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Friday, December 16th, 2022

Friday Night Sports Schedule

In high school basketball tonight, Caverna is on the road to take on the Eagles of Campbellsville for a varsity double-header.  The girls game begins at 6.

Hart County is at home tonight for a district double-header against Green County.  The girls game is set for a 6pm tip-off.  Catch the broadcast of the Lady Raiders and Raiders tonight on WLOC Sports.

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

Identity Released Of Man Killed In Crash Near Buffalo

Identification of the man killed on KY 61 near Buffalo Monday afternoon has been released.  Police say 41-year-old Charles Perkins of Buffalo was northbound while attempting to pass several vehicles when he collided with a southbound vehicle driven by 31-year-old Brittany Shelton of Magnolia.  Shelton pulled onto KY 61 from Malcolm Drive as Perkins was passing.  The two collided, head-on.  Perkins died at the scene.  Shelton was treated for minor injuries.

 

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

Greensburg Arrest For Sex Crimes

A Greensburg man has been arrested on an indictment warrant charging him with sex crimes.  Following a lengthy investigation by Greensburg Police, evidence was presented to a grand jury resulting in 64-year-old Billy Judd being charged with 1st degree sodomy and 1st degree sexual abuse.  Judd was taken into custody and jailed in Taylor County Detention Center with a $50,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

45 Minute Police Chase In Hardin/LaRue Counties

Kentucky State Police and local law enforcement in Hardin and LaRue Counties were involved in a chase from Elizabethtown to Hodgenville and back to Elizabethtown on Monday. State police were conducting an interview at the Post 4 Facility on New Glendale Road when they learned 18-year-old Qua’Darrius Skillman, who accompanied the person being interviewed and was in a vehicle in the post parking lot, was wanted on several warrants.  Skillman was sitting in the passenger seat and as officers approached, he jumped into the driver’s seat and drove off. A pursuit traveled from Post 4 onto Lincoln Parkway to Hodgenville and then back to Elizabethtown, ending on Ring Road at US 62 where Skillman exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot before laying down.  The pursuit lasted approximately 45 minutes and reached speeds of around 115 miles per hour.  Over the course of the pursuit, Skillman drove on the wrong side of the road, passed in no passing zones, drove on sidewalks, through grass medians, ran stop signs and signals and ran other motorists off of the roadway.  A search of the vehicle turned up methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a stolen firearm.  Skillman accepted possession of these items when questioned.  Qua’Darrius Skillman was jailed at Hardin County Detention Center with no bond set.  He faces a long list of charges related to the pursuit along with original warrants.

 

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Tuesday Night High School Basketball Recap

In high school basketball action from Tuesday night, Caverna’s Lady Colonels were defeated by Barren County, 59-9. In game two of the varsity double-header, the Colonels defeated Barren County 53-51. Hart County’s Lady Raiders defeated Grayson County 56-30 and the Raiders went to overtime against Russellville but came up short, 75-71.

 

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

Glasgow Schools Threatened

Glasgow Police, Kentucky State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation responded to a threat which appeared on social media directed at Glasgow Independent Schools over the weekend.  A juvenile is charged in the case after posting they were going to “shoot up students at school or at a ballgame.”  That juvenile also is quoted as saying they “hate Glasgow Schools.” The juvenile was identified, located and taken into custody for Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree.  A statement from Glasgow Police says coordination is taking place with the school system to ensure safety of all students.

 

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

Fatal Crash Near Buffalo

A crash in Buffalo Saturday morning resulted in the death of a Taylor County man.  A preliminary report from police indicates 84-year-old Fred Krznarich (criz-nar-itch )of Campbellsville died after losing control of his vehicle at the intersection of Greensburg Road and Ferrill Hill Road.

 

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

Man Wanted For Firing Gun In Convenience Store Arrested

A man wanted in connection to an incident around Thanksgiving when he discharged a gun in the bathroom of a Leitchfield FiveStar location has been arrested in Hardin County.  Kentucky State Police located and arrested 20-year-old Michael Buechele Wednesday on a Leitchfield Police Department warrant which listed charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and third-degree criminal mischief.  When he was taken into custody, Buechele was additionally charged with possession of methamphetamine, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and menacing.  Drug charges are enhanced due to the presence of a firearm.  He was taken to Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

Tonight's Sports Ticker

The Hart County Raiders travel to Brownsville tonight to face the Edmonson County Wildcats.  We’ll have the varsity broadcast here at 7pm with coverage beginning at 6:45.

 

The Lady Colonels are at home tonight, hosting Russellville. Tip off is set for 6 tonight at Caverna High School.

 

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Monday, December 5th, 2022

Hart County Schools Closed Remainder Of This Week Due To Sickness, Caverna Attendance Rate Holding

Hart County Schools will be closed beginning Tuesday through the rest of this week due to sickness.  After dropping attendance rates Friday, the percentage continued dropping today (Monday). A statement from the school system reads:  "Due to increased and widespread sickness throughout the county impacting both student and staff attendance, Hart County Schools will not be in session the rest of this week. Students and staff will use Raider Days and carry on instruction through packets and assignments given to students from Tuesday, December 6 through Friday, December 9. All extracurricular activities will be canceled for the remainder of the week as well beginning on Tuesday. Teachers will be available to assist students with their assignments from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm by whichever methods of communication the teacher has provided."  To clarify, tonight's varsity basketball games with Central Hardin will be played as scheduled and the remainder of activities through this week will be rescheduled.

 

Caverna's attendance continues to hold just below 90%.  Superintendent Amanda Abell Summers says Monday's rate is 89.4%, which is slightly better than Friday's attendance.  Caverna Schools will continue to monitor student and staff attendance.
 

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Monday, December 5th, 2022
Unemployment Slightly Increases, Reversing Trend
Unemployment rates in Hart County and around the state are slightly higher in the latest numbers released, reversing the lowering trend over the previous several months.  Hart County’s October figure from the Labor Cabinet indicates unemployment at 4.2%, up from 3.5% in September.  Each surrounding county also experienced an October increase from the prior month.  In ascending order, Green County is at 3.4%, Hardin County - 4.1%, Barren and LaRue Counties are both at 4.3%, Grayson County - 4.5%, Metcalfe County - 4.6% and Edmonson County - 4.9%.  Statewide, the unemployment number for October is 3.9%, up from 3.4% in September.  The department notes these numbers are raw and are not seasonally adjusted for the end of summer.
 

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Monday, December 5th, 2022
Teen Kills Another Teen During Argument In LaRue County
A teenage male is dead after he was shot during an altercation with another teenage male in LaRue County. Hodgenville Police requested assistance by Kentucky State Police with an assault investigation Saturday on Forest Avenue. As the two juveniles fought, the 15-year-old shot the 17-year-old, who was taken to University of Louisville Hospital and died. The 15-year-old is charged in relation to the death and is jailed at Adair County Juvenile Detention Center. The case is still in a preliminary investigation stage. Additional charges are expected.
 

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Monday, December 5th, 2022
Barren County Schools Closed While Hart And Caverna Closely Monitor Attendance
Barren County Schools are closed today and Tuesday due to widespread illness.  The school system canceled classes in hopes the weekend combined with these two days will provide distance and recovery time from the high level of absences on Friday.  The school system will be using NTI days and teachers will be in contact with students regarding schoolwork. Flu seems to be the primary reason for sickness around the state with at approximately 60 school systems canceling classes at some point over the past two weeks.  LaRue and Edmonson County were closed leading into the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. Hart County and Caverna remain above the threshold for cancellation.  Hart County dropped to just below 86% attendance on Friday, district-wide.  Caverna was a little better at just above 88%.  While attendance dropping below 85% is a general threshold for consideration of cancellation, schools also consider factors such as trends and consecutive low attendance, along with staffing illness and attendance levels.

 

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Friday, December 2nd, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court met Thursday morning in the courtroom. After Judge Executive Joe Choate called the meeting to order, Bro. Phillip Trent of Immanuel Ministries opened the meeting with prayer.
The Court honored Road Supervisor Brian Weber on his retirement. Committee reports were given including Israel Bergenson who stated there was a total of 194 in the jail. He also presented the court with a check of just over $23,464. Sheriff Jeff Wilson informed the court that almost 75% of 2022 taxes had been collected and the Sheriff would be auctioning off surplus equipment.

The court also approved the 2nd reading of Ordinance authorizing Issurance Industrial Building Revenue Bonds, payment of claims, approved bonds for Constables, Coroner and Deputies, County Clerk, Jailer, Judge/Executive and the Sheriff, accepted the lowest quote of $4,922 to United Electric for outdoor warning systems, 1st reading for Transient Room Tax, apply for 2023 Rescue Aid Program Grant for $6,900, appointed Kaylie Butler to Tourism Board expiring 12/25, hired B. J. Srygler as seasonal worker and appointed Rickey Alvey, Brian Weber and Justin Baird to committee to interview people for Road Supervisor.

The court's next meeting will be Thursday, December 15th, at 9:00 a.m. in the courtroom.

 

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Friday, December 2nd, 2022

Tip Leads To DUI Arrest

A tip led police to stopping an intoxicated driver Monday in Cave City.  Officers located the suspect vehicle and initiated the traffic stop on US 31W.  The driver is identified as 49-year-old Beth Ann Garmon, who consented to a search which resulted charges of possession of Hydrocodone, unspecified drugs and drug paraphernalia.  She is also charged with not having prescription drugs in their proper container and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance.  Beth Garmon is jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a $7,500 bond and a court date set for December 15th.

 

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Friday, December 2nd, 2022

Recovered Stolen Items In Hodgenville Total Nearly $50,000 In Value

Police in Hodgenville continue their investigation into the discovery of an incredible volume of stolen items.  Chief James Richardson says 233 items (in all) were recovered with a combined value of near $50,000. They are working to return these items and continue posting photographs of unmatched and unidentified items on their social media accounts.  Fine-tuning the investigation from when the case was made public, Richardson says continuing leads indicate most of the property was taken from contractors in Elizabethtown and Radcliff areas. He also says items are first being matched up with police reports and then others will be made available for claims.  After a defined period, any remaining unclaimed items would be auctioned.  Richardson says with the quantity of items, it will take some time to complete the investigation and return to owners.

 

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Friday, December 2nd, 2022

Friday Sports:  Rivalry Night For Caverna and Hart County

Caverna and Hart County square off in a varsity basketball double header tonight from Caverna.  The girls game starts at 5:30, followed by the boys game.  It is the opening district matchup of the year for both schools.  If you can't make to Caverna, listen to our coverage which begins immediately following our 5pm news update.

In other varsity girls action tonight:

-Green County is at Adair County

-Elizabethtown is at Barren County

-Grayson County is at Bullitt Central

-John Hardin is at LaRue County

and Allen Count is at Metcalfe County.

 

In varsity boys action:

-Green County is at Adair County

-Elizabethtown is at Barren County

-Collins is at LaRue County

and Allen County is at Metcalfe County.

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Friday, December 2nd, 2022

News Edmonson County Sheriff Sworn In

James Vincent is now Edmonson County Sheriff.  He and his deputies, security officers and office staff were sworn in Wednesday and assume duties and responsibilities immediately.  The new sheriff's administration is a month early due to the retirement of outgoing sheriff Shane Doyle, whose retirement was also effective with the close of business on Wednesday.  The sheriff's office reopened for tax collection Thursday.  It had been closed since thanksgiving for a state mandated audit to prepare for the change of administration. Edmonson County property owners are reminded they still have a 2% discount opportunity through the close of business on December 5th, due to lost business days during transitioning of administration.

 

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Friday, December 2nd, 2022

Leitchfield Man And His Mother Charged In Rape Of Juvenile

A Leitchfield man and his mother were arrested Wednesday for sex crimes against a 13-year-old.  Police charged 26-year-old Michael Logsdon with three counts of first-degree rape and kidnapping and 50-year-old Tara Embry, who is also from Leitchfield, with complicity to first-degree rape and complicity to kidnapping.  Both admitted to these charges when being questioned.  Police say Logsdon raped a girl in a vehicle multiple times and also at a Leitchfield residence.  They say Embry knew Logsdon has sexual contact with the girl in the vehicle and was present during the rape at the residence.  Michael Logsdon and Tara Embry remain jailed at Grayson County Detention Center. Current listings do not indicate any bond set for either suspect.

 

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Thursday, December 1st, 2022

House Destroyed By Fire In Southern Grayson County

A house fire between Wax and Millerstown on Grindstone Road is being called “suspicious” by Grayson County fire officials.  The Sunday night blaze completely destroyed the empty home.  When firefighters arrived just before 11pm, the structure had been burning long enough that it was collapsing into the basement. No injuries are reported. Crews were on-scene for over two hours. Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins says he is not aware of any criminal interest into the fire at this time.

 

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Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Man Tries To Force Entry Into Home And Aims Gun At Occupants

An argument led to a man trying to force his way into a home and pointing a gun at occupants on Monday afternoon in Grayson County.  Police were called to the residence on South Patterson Street in Clarkson when 33-year-old Jason Hudson, Jr. was asked to leave during the argument.  He went to his vehicle, retrieved a handgun and came back trying to gain entry and taking aim at two occupants with the gun safety off. Hudson left the residence before officers arrived but was located and arrested at a nearby gas station.  He is charged with 1st degree burglary and 1st degree wanton endangerment.

 

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Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Glasgow Man Served Warrant And Scuffles With Police During Arrest

A Glasgow man with a physical handicap became combative with police during the execution of a search warrant at his residence on Sunday.  Officers contacted 57-year-old Raymon Dean Ingram to place him under arrest on charges of harassing communications, stalking and terroristic threatening related to a previous incident.  A citation description indicates police were unable to detain Ingram due to a physical handicap and they tried alternate procedures.  He resisted and displayed what is described as threatening and tumultuous behavior, threatening and using expletive language toward officers.  Ingram is additionally charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.  He was taken to Barren County Detention Center where bond is currently set at $15,000.  Jail records indicate Ingram is scheduled to appear in court on January 26th.

 

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Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Fatal Crash On US 31E In Northern Barren County

A deadly crash Wednesday afternoon crash on US 31E just south of Griderville in Northern Barren County blocked the roadway for nearly three hours.  Responders were called to the 7000 block of North Jackson Highway near Goodnight-Hiseville Road around 3:30.  A preliminary report from Kentucky State Police indicates 71-year-old Wanda Cross, of Cave City, was operating a 2008 Chevrolet passenger car southbound and crossed the center line for unknown reasons, striking a northbound 1988 Toyota pickup driven by 78-year-old Joie Hunley, of Hiseville.  Cross was ejected and pronounced deceased by the Barren County Coroners Office. Cleanup and crash reconstruction was completed and the road opened around 6:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Dog Complaint At Motel Results In Drug Bust

An animal complaint at a Cave City motel led to a drug bust over the weekend.  Officers responded to Days Inn Saturday after receiving a call about dogs chasing people on the property.  Contact was made with the dogs' owners and during an initial investigation, officers searched their U-Haul which was parked on the premises. Suspected crystal methamphetamine, crack cocaine and various items of drug paraphernalia were discovered.  Officers arrested 35-year-old Matthew Wallace, 53-year-old Theodore Friedman and 28-year-old Michael Crutcher.  All three are charged with possession of methamphetamine, cocaine and drug paraphernalia.  An ID check on Wallace revealed two felony warrants out of Texas.  Wallace is now additionally charged with being a fugitive and giving an officer a false name.  They were taken to Barren County Detention Center.  Friedman and Crutcher were in court on Monday and have bail set at $5,000.  Wallace is scheduled to appear in court on December 5th.  His fugitive charge from Texas is with full extradition.  Records indicate all three still listed as inmates.  Cave City Police was assisted by officers from the Barren County Sheriff’s Department and Glasgow Animal Control.

 

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Tuesday Scores And A Look Ahead

Caverna opened their girls and boys high school basketball seasons with wins Tuesday night against Fort Knox.  The Lady Colonels won, 48-37 and the Colonels won, 67-33.

The Hart County Lady Raiders were in action again Tuesday night and lost to Franklin-Simpson, 56-32.

Caverna and Hart County square off in a varsity double header Friday night from Caverna.  The girls game starts at 5:30, followed by the boys game.  It is the opening district game of the year for both schools.

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Large Quantity Of Stolen Items Recovered From Surrounding Counties

Acting on a tip, Hodgenville Police are sorting through a large quantity of stolen items.  Investigators believe these items are mostly from surrounding counties.  No arrests have been made yet, but officers are working to connect various items to area theft reports.  They will be working to return property to rightful owners.  Images of several items recovered are posted on the Hodgenville Police Department’s Facebook page.  Area residents who have experienced recent thefts may want to check with the department to see if their items have been recovered.

 

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Drug Tips Lead To Horse Cave Bust

After investigation of numerous drug related complaints, officers arrested a man in Horse Cave last week.  The Hart County Sheriff’s Department along with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force located trafficking amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, prescription medications, marijuana and various trafficking related paraphernalia.  As a result, 50-year-old Dennis “Bob” Mobley was arrested and charged multiple trafficking counts related to the discovery.  Mobley is in Hart County Jail with a combined $120,000 cash bond.

The Hart County Sheriff’s Department reminds citizens to report drug activity information by calling the office at 270-524-2341.  Callers can remain anonymous.

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Monday Night Scores / Tuesday Night Schedule

Hart County’s Lady Raiders opened the season at home with a 70-28 win Monday night defeating Campbellsville, while the Raiders were on the road to open the season. The boys team also picks up a win, defeating Cumberland County 68-56.

Caverna kicks off their basketball season tonight with a double header as the Lady Colonels and Colonels host Fort Knox.  We’ll have the broadcast of the Caverna girls game with coverage beginning at 5:15 and tip-off set for 5:30.  Hart County’s Lady Raiders are in action again tonight, hosting Franklin-Simpson for a junior varsity/varsity matchup.  We’ll have the Hart County varsity game immediately following the Caverna girls game.

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

LaRue County Among Random Counties To Be Audited Following The General Election

LaRue County is among counties randomly selected for an election audit by the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.  State law requires a 12-county check after each election cycle.  Other counties selected include Jefferson, Webster, Shelby, Rowan, Oldham, Laurel, Owen, Anderson, Christian, Daviess, and Breathitt.

Attorney General Daniel Cameron expressed appreciation for the Department of Criminal Investigations, involved county clerks and their staffs in working together to perform these audits, ensuring Kentucky elections remain free and fair.

After completing independent investigations, the Attorney General’s Office of Special Prosecutions will present findings to the grand jury and chief circuit judge of each audited county.

 

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Man Dies In Weekend Crash on KY 90

A Summer Shade man died in a weekend crash on KY 90 in Metcalfe County.  Police responded around 11pm Saturday when 38-year-old Wilmer Alexander Alonzo Canales wrecked an eastbound Chevy S-10 pickup.  Canales lost control, exited the road, struck an embankment, went airborne and came to rest in an adjacent, private driveway.  Canales was pronounced dead at the scene.  An investigation continues by Kentucky State Police.  The initial report does not specify why Canales lost control.

 

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Man Dies On Tractor Hit By Tree

Funeral arrangements have been released for 56-year-old Brian Sexton, who died Sunday evening while trying to remove a tree overhanging a local road.  Emergency responders were called to the location just off of KY 677 between Canmer and Monroe around 5pm.  When they arrived, they observed a large portion of a tree on a tractor which Sexton was operating.  Arrangements are being conducted by Brooks Funeral Home of Munfordville and will be announced with our obituary listings.

 

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Monday, November 28th, 2022

High School Basketball Starts Tonight

High School basketball for the 22-23 season begins tonight across the state.  Hart County’s Lady Raiders are in action hosting Campbellsville.  Catch the game live here tonight on WLOC Sports.  Our coverage begins at 6:45.  Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. Hart County’s boys are on the road tonight to begin the season.  They travel to Burkesville to take on Cumberland County in a junior varsity/varsity match-up.  The JV game begins at 5:30 p.m. Caverna begins the season Tuesday night.  The Lady Colonels and Colonels host Fort Knox for a varsity double-header with tip-off set for 5:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, November 28th, 2022

Wal-mart Shoplifting Arrest Results In Drug Charges

A suspect in a shoplifting complaint at Wal-mart in Leitchfield was found in possession of more than 15 grams of methamphetamine.  Last Monday night, police were notified that 25-year-old Riley Milliner stole several items from the store, loaded them into an SUV and drove off from the parking lot.  The vehicle was observed on surveillance video for identification.  Officers located the SUV traveling on South Main Street and stopped Milliner.  A vehicle check came back with expired tags and no current insurance.  It is registered to 38-year-old Shelly Carnes who was a passenger in the SUV at the time of the stop.  Carnes admitted to participating in the theft with Milliner.  A search of Carnes turned up more than 15 grams of meth in a plastic bag.  Both were arrested and taken to Grayson County Detention Center.  Carnes is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and complicity to theft by unlawful taking along with non-moving traffic violations.  Milliner is charged with theft by unlawful taking and non-moving traffic violations.

 

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Monday, November 28th, 2022

Mother Sentenced To 20 Years For Incident Resulting In The Death Of Her Son

An Edmonson County woman who drove around a high water road closure in 2019 which resulted in the death of her young toddler has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.  The sentence was announced for 31-year

-old Alexandra Richardson last week in Edmonson County Court on a guilty plea to murder, first-degree wanton endangerment and DUI.  December 2nd of 2019, Richardson was traveling on Oak Hill Road and drove around closure signs during flooding conditions and became stalled in high water.  She attempted to get out and make it to safety with her 20-month-old and her seven-year-old.  She lost her hold on the younger child and he was found a short time later by rescue crews.  He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville where he later died.  When questioned by investigators, Alexandra Richardson admitted using methamphetamine and marijuana prior to the incident. Richardson was already in prison when the sentence was announced.  She was incarcerated on a five-year sentence only a couple of weeks following the flooding incident because she was convicted of criminal facilitation to manufacture methamphetamine and child endangerment.

 

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Monday, November 28th, 2022

Cub Run Man Charged With EPO/DVO Violation And Theft

A Cub Run man is charged with violation of an emergency protective order and/or domestic violence order along with theft by unlawful taking.  The Hart County Sheriff’s Department arrested 19-year-old Jedidiah Staples early Saturday.  He remains lodged in Hart County Jail with a $2000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear in court today.

 

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Friday, November 25th, 2022

Area high school basketball

The High School Basketball season tips off Monday night. In local action, the Hart County Raider JV & Varsity Boys will travel to Cumberland County while the Hart County Lady Raiders JV & Varsity will entertain Campbellsville. Studio 101 will have the broadcast of the Lady Raiders varsity game beginning with the pregame show at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

Homestead Exemption increase for 2022-23

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the maximum homestead exemption at $46,350 for the 2023 and 2024 tax periods, an increase of $5,850 over the previous two years. It is the largest increase in savings in the history of the exemption, which is recalculated every two years to adjust for inflation.

 

To qualify for the homestead exemption, a person must be at least 65 years old during the tax period or classified as totally disabled by any public or private retirement system. The property must also be owned, occupied and maintained as the taxpayer’s personal residence on the January 1 assessment date to be eligible for this exemption.

 

An application for the homestead exemption is available on DOR's website. This application must be completed and submitted to the property owner’s local Property Valuation Administrator’s (PVA) office no later than December 31 of the eligible tax year.

 

The completed application can be submitted online, by mail or in person.

 

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

Nursing Home Visits December 15th

The Annual Nursing Home visits will be Thursday, December 15th. Join WLOC as we visit Hart County Manor in Munfordville at 9:30 a.m. And then we'll travel to Horse Cave to Signature Health Care of Hart County around 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to come along. A special thank you to everyone who donated to the two area nursing homes.

 

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

Fire At Leitchfield Motel

Fire destroyed a portion of the old Country Side Inn Motel (formerly Econo Lodge) in Leitchfield early Tuesday morning.  Firefighters were dispatched around 3:30 to the location on Commerce Drive.  Flames spread across two rooms of the structure.  The blaze was extinguished and the scene was clear after about two hours.  Fire officials believe the fire was started by a squatter attempting to stay warm.  No injuries were reported.  Police are investigating.

 

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

Former Governor And Business Man Dies

John Y. Brown, Jr. has died at the age of 88.  Brown served as Kentucky’s 55th Governor, holding office from 1979 through 1983 by defeating former Governor Louie B. Nunn the preceding November.  He also was an accomplished business man, purchasing Kentucky Fried Chicken for $2 Million from Harlan Sanders in 1964.  He led the company through extraordinary growth and sold it at a value of $275 Million in 1971.  He also had ownership in a number of sports franchises during his career, including the Boston Celtics.  In honor of John Y. Brown, Jr., flags across the state are ordered at half-staff.

 

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

Man Jailed On 2nd Methamphetamine Offence

A Munfordville man is jailed on drug related charges.  The Hart County Sheriff’s Department arrested 43-year-old Mark Dewayne Murray on Tuesday for possession of methamphetamine.  This is his 2nd offence.  Murray is in Hart County Jail with a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

LaRue County Schools Closed For Sickness Ahead Of Holiday Break

Schools in LaRue County are closed Tuesday ahead of Thanksgiving break.  The school system is among a list of nearly 50 across the state with high absences due to sickness.  Most school systems experiencing low attendance are citing flu, RSV and Strep Throat as contributing illnesses.  Tuesday is not an NTI day for students in LaRue County. 

Schools in Edmonson County were closed Monday and remain closed today.  Both days are NTI days for Edmonson County.

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

Students Jump From Back Of Moving Bus

Bardstown City Schools issued a press release regarding an incident which happed week-before-last where three students opened a door and jumped out of the back of a moving bus.

One of the students was taken to a hospital due to injuries resulting from the November 9th incident. The press release says it is unclear what prompted these students’ actions.  A school system spokesperson is quoted as saying, “The safety and well-being of students in Bardstown City Schools is and will always be top priority. Right now, focus is the well-being of the injured student, their family and providing support to students who witnessed the incident.” 

The press release says no additional comments will be released, citing privacy protocols regarding the individuals involved.  It is unclear if there is any finding of criminal activity or ongoing police involvement related to the incident.

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

Two Arrested Related To Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

A Brownsville couple is jailed after being indicted for sexual abuse of a child. Acting on a tip from a family member several weeks ago, Kentucky State Police arrested 31-year-old Jorday K. Gray and 25-year-old Brianna Cowles on September 19th after an investigation into abuse allegations. Citation details indicate both Gray and Cowles admitted to forcing sexual acts on a minor as well as recording and sharing some of the incidents on a cell phone and through video chats.  Charges in the case include wanton endangerment, criminal abuse of a child under the age of 12, rape of a victim incapable of consent and rape of a victim under the age of 12, incest of a victim under age of 12, sodomy of a victim under the age of 12, distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, distribution of obscene matter to minors and  possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by minor under the age of 12.

Jorday Gray and Brianna Cowles remain jailed, each has a $100,000 bond.

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Monday, November 21st 2022

Edmonson County Schools Closed For Sickness Ahead Of Holiday Break

Edmonson County Schools are closed these next two days for sickness ahead of Thanksgiving break.  Monday and Tuesday are now set as Non-Traditional Instruction days (one and two) for the school year.  Edmonson County is one of several around the state with significant impacts to attendance late last week.   The district reported the rate dipping below 85% due to a high occurrence of Flu and Strep Throat absences.

 

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Monday, November 21st 2022

Man Arrested For Sex Related Crimes Involving Victim Under 12

A Bee Spring man is charged with sex related crimes against a minor.  Officers with the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office arrested 71-year-old Randy P Meredith on Friday following investigation.  Meredith is accused of multiple counts of rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, unlawful transaction with a minor and incest of a victim under the age of 12.  He is currently incarcerated with a quarter-million dollar bond at Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, November 21st 2022

Man Arrested For Intoxication And Other Charges In Horse Cave

A Horse Cave man is in jail on multiple charges after a Friday incident.  Horse Cave Police arrested 34-year-old Gary M. Lowe for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, terroristic threatening, giving police a canceled or fictitious license and resisting arrest.  Lowe was booked Friday evening at Hart County Jail with a $1000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, November 21st 2022

Man Makes Threats To Schools And Churches In Messages

A Horse Cave man made threats indicating plans to carry out mass shootings at schools and churches in Barren and Warren Counties.  On Sunday, Kentucky State Police received a call from an individual who received virtual messages from 30-year-old Joshua Morrison.  A short time later, troopers were able to locate Morrison and placed him under arrest on charges of terroristic threatening.  No specific locations were identified.  Authorities in Hart, Barren and Warren Counties assisted state police in the investigation.  Morrison was transported to Hart County Jail where records do not currently indicate any bail amount is set.

 

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Friday, November 18th 2022

Greensburg Woman Arrested For Children Criminal Abuse

A Greensburg woman is in jail after being served warrants for grand jury indictments out of Taylor County which include criminal charges involving children.  Police arrested 34-year-old Kira Monroe at her residence Wednesday afternoon for five counts of wanton endangerment, five counts of assault and three counts of criminal abuse of a child under 12 years of age.  Monroe is being held at Taylor County Detention Center with a $50 thousand dollar cash bond.

 

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Friday, November 18th 2022

Grand Opening Success In Glasgow

Thursday marked a successful grand opening for the new Dunkin’ Donuts store in Glasgow.  A long line of vehicles stretched from the drive-thru, around the building and onto US 31E.  The store gave away $100 gift cards, sandwiches and opening day pint glasses.  Customers showed up as early as 4am for the 9am opening in order to get one of the gift cards.  The new Dunkin’ Donuts is next to Verizon and across from the Food Lion shopping center.  Regular hours are 5am to 8pm, daily.

 

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Friday, November 18th 2022

Woman Charged For Driving High With Children In Car

A woman who police stopped on Millerstown Road Sunday night was driving while high with two children in her car.  According to a Clarkson Police report, 43-year-old Christy Beasley of Clarkson was pulled over after an officer observed her Mazda 3 with what is described as “faulty equipment.”   The officer approached Beasley and noticed a strong odor of marijuana, which she admitted to smoking.  She told police there were other joints and additional marijuana in the car. A field sobriety test was conducted and she was arrested.  Charges include non-alcohol DUI, two counts of wanton endangerment, possession of marijuana and a non-moving traffic violation. The report does not indicate Christy Beasley's relation to the children or who assumed responsibility for them upon her arrest.

 

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Friday, November 18th 2022

Woman With Lengthy Arrest History Jailed After Cave City Traffic Stop

A traffic stop early Thursday in Cave City turned up drugs and an active warrant on the driver.  Police observed a white F-150 traveling on US 31W without its license plate illuminated.  Contact was made with 31-year-old Sierra Johnson.  Consent was given for a vehicle search which revealed a glass pipe and methamphetamine.  An ID check revealed the active warrant.  Johnson was taken into custody and transported to Barren County Detention Center where she was booked on possession charges along with failure to produce and insurance card, failure to produce a license and for not having a license plate illuminated. Jail records indicate Sierra Johnson's arrest on Thursday is at least her 10th in the past three years.

 

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Thursday, November 17th 2022

Car Runs Into Green River At Ferry Crossing

A car ran into the river at Green River Ferry in Mammoth Cave National Park on Tuesday evening.   Park law enforcement responded around 5:30 and found the car mostly submerged approximately 10 yards from the northern bank of the crossing. The driver was not hurt but was still inside the vehicle.  Responders rescued the driver by boat.  The vehicle was removed a short time later by a towing service.  Investigation into the incident continues by park officials.  The ferry has been inspected and has resumed its operating schedule, but the ferry is still restricted for trailer and RV traffic due to low water levels.

 

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Thursday, November 17th 2022

Outgoing Edmonson Sheriff Leaving Early

Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle was defeated in his bid for re-election in the 2022 primary back in spring.  Monday, he announced to fiscal court he will be retiring a bit early, before this term officially ends.  He told the court one of the major reasons for his decision is because of losing deputies, who have been resigning as they found new employment opportunities ahead of a new administration being installed by incoming sheriff, James Vincent.  Doyle says with his decision, the incoming administration can begin hiring and putting officers back on the road, easing pressure on the county and on other police agencies that have been offering assistance.   With the change, Doyle outlined important dates of which residents should be aware.  November 23rd will be the last day the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department front office is open to the public to conduct business and collect property tax payments under the current administration.  The office is closed for Thanksgiving the 24th through the 26th and state auditor personnel will be reconciling financial accounts in preparation to transfer them to the new administration through the 30th. The office will reopen and property tax collection will resume on December 1st, barring no delay in procedures with the state auditor’s office.  Doyle clarified Edmonson County property owners will have their property tax 2% discount opportunity extended through the close of business on December 5th, due to lost business days during transitioning of administration.

 

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Thursday, November 17th 2022

Foul Play Suspected In Campbellsville Death

Police in Campbellsville are investigating a suspicious death from Tuesday afternoon.  The coroner’s office reports 69-year-old Tommy Pyles, of Lincoln Avenue, was found dead and examination suggests foul play is likely.  The body was transported to the state medical examiner’s office for a complete autopsy.  Authorities are looking for answers related to the death and ask anyone who may have relevant information to call their tip line at 270-469-7743. Callers may remain anonymous.

 

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Thursday, November 17th 2022

Grayson County Resident Killed In Elizabethtown Crash

A resident of Grayson County is dead following a collision in Elizabethtown Tuesday night.  Police say 28-year-old Destiny Shelton of Leitchfield was headed south in a Ford Focus along Ring Road near the airport around 11pm and crossed into the opposing lane, striking a Chevrolet SUV head-on.   Shelton was pronounced dead at the scene.  A passenger in Shelton’s vehicle and the driver of the SUV were taken to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  Elizabethtown Police Reconstruction Detectives are continuing to investigate the crash.

 

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Wednesday, November 16th 2022

Man Arrested For Causing Glasgow House Fire

Glasgow Police arrested a man following a house fire investigation.  Firefighters were called to a residence on Grandview Avenue Tuesday morning.  Preliminary investigation indicated the cause as suspicious.  Investigators discovered 55-year-old Kermit Hall, Jr. stayed in the home Monday night and allegedly lit a bag of charcoal in a tin pan.  A short time later, fire consumed the living room and Hall left the scene after escaping through a window.  He is charged with arson, criminal mischief and criminal trespassing.

 

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Wednesday, November 16th 2022

Munfordville Man Gets Over A Half-Million From Lottery Scratch-Off Ticket

A Munfordville man is a half-million richer after buying a scratch-off ticket and winning a large payout.  Eddie Polston bought a Mega 7s ticket last Tuesday at FiveStar.  He revealed a winning line and a seven-times multiplier which totals $777 thousand.  Polston claimed his winnings the next day at Kentucky Lottery Headquarters and came away with a final payout of just under $552 thousand.  Munfordville FiveStar gets a $7,770 bonus for selling the ticket.

 

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Wednesday, November 16th 2022

Edmonton Woman Dies In Crash On KY 90

An Edmonton woman is dead after a Tuesday morning crash on KY 90 near the Eighty Eight Community in Barren County. A collision report from Kentucky State Police says 62-year-old Karrie Selner was fatally injured as a passenger in a westbound Dodge Caravan driven by 44-year-old Heather Slater, also of Edmonton. The Caravan crossed the center line, struck an eastbound Toyota Highlander driven by 43-year-old Michael Forsythe, of Princeton, and then collided with an eastbound Chevrolet Equinox driven by 62-year-old Timothy Jackson, of Wisconsin.  Selner died at the scene.  Drivers of all three vehicles and a passenger in the Equinox were transported to T J Samson Community Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injures. The preliminary report does not specify seatbelt usage status for any of the people involved.

 

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Tuesday, November 15th 2022

Greensburg Drug Arrest

A traffic stop in Greensburg resulted in a drug arrest on Sunday afternoon.   Police observed a vehicle on East Hodgenville Avenue with no brake lights and identified 50-year-old William Posey of Greensburg as the driver.  A brief investigation turned up methamphetamine.  Posey was taken to Taylor County Detention Center.  In addition to a charge of possession, he also faces charges of buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain insurance, having no brake lights, having no registration plate or receipt.

 

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Tuesday, November 15th 2022

Two Children Die In Crash With Intoxicated Driver

Two children, ages one and two, were killed Sunday afternoon on US 31W in Hardin County.  Police say the vehicle in which they were passengers was hit by a drunk driver.  The incident happened near West Point when a southbound car driven by 42-year-old Angela Chapman, of Radcliff, crossed the center line and struck the victims’ northbound vehicle head-on.  The pregnant mother of the two deceased children was driving the northbound vehicle and was seriously injured.  Angela Chapman was taken to Hardin County Detention Center and booked on two counts of murder, one count of assault and for operating a vehicle under the influence.  She was arraigned in court Monday and entered a plea of not guilty.  She remains jailed with a half-million dollar bond.

 

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Tuesday, November 15th 2022

Inmate Flown To Louisville Hospital After Assault By Another Inmate

An inmate at Barren County Detention Center was assaulted by another inmate to the point of having to be flown to Louisville for medical treatment Sunday.   Glasgow Police were called to investigate and identified 28-year-old Austin T. Brown, II as the attacker. The victim, whose identity is not given in the police press release, was originally transported to TJ Samson Community Hospital before being air lifted. Brown was jailed back on August 10th for theft and drug related charges.  He is now additionally charged with assault and intimidating a participant in the legal process.  He is scheduled to appear in court on November 21st and again on December 5th.  He has a $250 thousand bond.

 

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Tuesday, November 15th 2022

Multiple Hart County Weekend Drug Arrests

Weekend arrests by the Hart County Sheriff’s Department include:

-  38-year-old James Kyle Ballard of Munfordville.  He faces charges of criminal trespassing, public intoxication by a controlled substance, buying or possession of drug paraphernalia and menacing. 

-  40-year-old Benjamin Butler of Sonora.  He faces charges of wanton endangerment, terroristic threatening, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and promotion of contraband.

-  37-year-old Steven Harold Mayes of Alabama.  He faces charges of trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in heroin and buying or possession of drug paraphernalia.

All three were taken to Hart County Jail.

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Tuesday, November 15th 2022

Intoxicated Man Drives Car Onto Golf Course

A drunken man drove his vehicle onto Shady Hollow Golf Course near Cub Run causing damage and then became stuck on a golf cart bridge Sunday morning.  Police were called around 6:30 by course manager J.C. Ramsey after 52-year-old Craig Cox of Indiana appeared at Ramsey’s home asking for assistance.  Cox drove across a green and a practice green then onto a small wooden golf cart bridge where his Cadillac CT6 fell off the right side and became disabled.  Police arrived and arrested Cox for criminal trespassing, criminal mischief, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.  Ramsey said the course will have to make repairs, but was thankful because damage could have been much worse (under the circumstance).

 

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Tuesday, November 15th 2022

Horse Cave City Council Meets

Horse Cave City Council met Monday evening and featured several infrastructure discussions.  Mayor Randall Curry explained the recent sidewalk grant recently presented by Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman.  Securing funding, which totals nearly $435 thousand, has been a high priority goal for the city.  Curry says he sought experience in selecting a grant writer for the project in hopes of making a strong case for consideration.  The mayor said rebuilding sidewalks on the western side of town is badly needed.  The project will include both sides of KY 218 from the railroad crossing up to the KY 335 Junction and should go to contract for construction next year.  Magistrate Ricky Alvey discussed citizen concerns about road conditions of KY 218 in front of Horse Cave Baptist Church and US 31W from the Barren County Line to downtown.  Alvey reminded those in attendance both roads are maintained by the state and not the city.  He says the state is aware of these issues.  A brief update was also highlighted regarding the Horse Cave Bypass project which will provide commercial truck relief from the downtown area by connecting KY 218 to US 31W on the southwest side of town.  The state project is scheduled for letting this winter and could be under construction in 2023.  It will be a two-year project to complete.  In court business, departmental reports were given.  Horse Cave Police will be sponsoring a holiday house decorating contest.  Details are posted on the agency’s Facebook page.  Approval was given for an interlocal agreement to participate in the Kentucky League of Cities Investment Pool and details of the Christmas Parade were announced.  The parade will be at 10am on Saturday, December 3rd and will begin at the fire department.

 

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Monday, November 14th 2022

Weekend Sports Recap

Friday night marked the end of a football season filled with excitement and historical firsts for Hart County.  The Raiders fell to Union County 34-20 in the second round of the Kentucky High School Athletics Association Class 3A Playoffs.  Hart County finishes the season with its highest ranking in school history and a 9-3 record.

Hart County High School's Cheerleaders are back-to-back champions.  They competed Saturday at Simon Kenton High School in the KHSAA Region 3 Competition and brought home first place for the second year in a row.

 

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Monday, November 14th 2022

Staff And Juveniles Injured At Adair County Detention Center

Kentucky State Police were called to assist with an internal disturbance at Adair Regional Detention Center in Columbia Friday night.  The facility is one of eight juvenile detention centers operated by the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice. Those incarcerated there are between the ages of 11 and 18.  Trooper Jonathan Houk says a juvenile assaulted a staff member, confiscated that staff member’s keys and released other juveniles from their cells.  Troopers and other local law enforcement entered the facility and helped the staff restore order.  Several staff members and juveniles were injured and taken to an area hospital for treatment.  Trooper Houk’s description of the incident does not indicate the severity of injury to anyone involved.

 

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Monday, November 14th 2022

Fire At Woodworking Facility In Campbellsville

First responders in Taylor County were dispatched to a fire at a building of Cox Interior on Old Columbia Road in Campbellsville Friday afternoon.  Firefighters discovered a building filled with wood shavings mostly engulfed when they arrived just before 1pm.  Units from four departments were on-scene for about seven hours.  A cause of the blaze is yet-to-be determined.  No injuries were reported.

 

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Friday, November 11th 2022

Fiscal Court Recap

In a recap from Thursday’s Hart County Fiscal Court meeting, the court approved payment of $3,000 for KARES (Kentucky Area Resources), a real-time directory connecting users of the resource to assistance from career training and workforce preparation organizations, food banks, child care facilities as well as organizations which help with personal and professional advancement. Access to the free resource is available at the KARES.us website.

In other items of business, Jailer Israel Bergenson reported 181 inmates are currently incarcerated.  The court agreed to pursue a grant for additional emergency management performance.  There was a second reading which now finalizes a speed limit of 25 miles-per-hour on Northtown School Road.  A $1 per hour salary increase was approved for maintenance employee Theresa Bostic and Forest Nichols was hired for maintenance.

Related to T. Marzetti and their industrial revenue bond and prior expansion, the court approved a resolution for the Judge to sign an agreement for the special occupation tax and there was a first reading of a lease agreement for termination of the special taxing district on July 1st of 2023.

The next meeting of Hart County Fiscal Court is scheduled for December 1st.

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Friday, November 11th 2022

Man Assaults Woman With Broom Handle

Glasgow Police were called to investigate the report of an assault at a residence on Washington Street Wednesday night.  When they arrived, they located a woman who sustained injures to her hand and wrist.  Police say 40-year-old Brandon Moulding assaulted the woman with a broom handle. He was taken to Barren County Detention Center.  The victim was transported by Barren/Metcalfe EMS for treatment.

 

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Friday, November 11th 2022

Gun Discharges, Striking A Man At A Grayson County Elementary School

Emergency responders and police in Grayson County were dispatched to Caneyville Elementary Wednesday evening after a man was unintentionally shot. A sheriff’s office report says 37-year-old Matthew Nash of Millwood, Kentucky was running through a hallway of the school playing with a small child. A handgun fell from its carriage position to the ground, discharging and striking Nash in the lower leg.  He was at the school to pick up his kids from sports practice.  Several children and adults were in the gym of the school when the 9mm gun discharged. Nash was flown to U of L Hospital. He was treated then released early Thursday morning. Nash will answer to charges of unlawful possession of a weapon on school property and wanton endangerment.

 

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Thursday, November 10th 2022

Voter Breakdown For Hart County:  County Flipped Majority Before Election

With Tuesday behind us, now that candidates and issues have been sorted (locally), we take a look at the breakdown of eligible voters in Hart County to select these candidates and issues.  Out of 14,233 registered voters in the county, 6,345 cast a ballot Tuesday. That's a 44% turnout.  Historically, the county has a very large primary cycle with regard to local races, and -- not all, but many -- winners in May go on to an unopposed victory in November.  That is contributed to the fact Hart County has historically ran more Democrat Candidates than Republicans with the majority of registered voters being Democrat. In a trend over the past several years, that balance has been consistently shifting.  In 2017, the county had 13,409 voters with 7,738 Democrats and 4,829 Republicans.  The remaining 842 were comprised of Independents and other parties.  In July of this year, that breakdown became nearly even between the two majority parties at 6,587 Democrats to 6,563 Republicans. By the end of August, 2022, the county flipped majority with 6,584 Republicans to 6,565 Democrats.  By Tuesday's election, that gap continued widening with 6,659 Republicans and 6,530 Democrats.  The number of Independent and other parties increased as well with 1,044 on Tuesday.  The shift represents a five year 15.6% decrease for Democrats in Hart County over the five year period, while it represents a 27.5% increase for Republicans and a 19.4% increase for Independents and other parties.  The change has the potential to significantly impact (what has been) "normal" in elections of years past, providing a more evenly distributed primary.  Statistics used in this comparison were obtained through the Kentucky Board of Elections.

We ask on our Facebook Poll today, "Have you (recently) or do you plan on changing political affiliation?"  Visit us @wlocradio to participate.

 

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Thursday, November 10th 2022

Veterans Day Schedules

Veteran's Day is Friday.  It is a state and federal holiday with government offices closed.  Many banks and other service providers will be closed.  It is a good idea to check ahead for open/closed status of your destination before heading out to conduct business.  Trash routes in Hart County will run as scheduled on Friday, however the Hart County Solid Waste office will be closed.

 

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Thursday, November 10th 2022

Green County Arrests

Police arrested a Summersville man early Saturday in Greensburg.  A Greensburg Officer was dispatched just before 1am to a complaint on South Main Street of a staggering pedestrian and located 49-year-old Raul Baton in the roadway.  He was taken into custody on a charge of alcohol intoxication in a public place and transported to Taylor County Detention Center.  Greensburg Police arrested a teenager Monday afternoon on a warrant for Disorderly Conduct and Harassment.  Charges are related to an incident involving 19-year-old Haley York of Greensburg on November 2nd.  York was taken to Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 9th 2022

Man Shot In Linwood Monday Has Died

The man shot near Linwood Monday night has died.  Kentucky State Police issued a detailed report of the shooting on Tuesday. 

Preliminary investigation indicates that 62-year-old Dennis Wells, of Magnolia, was in a verbal altercation with 31-year-old William Kelleher, of Glasgow.  Wells tookout a gun and fired multiple rounds at Kelleher. William Kelleher was transported Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown and then flown from there to University of Louisville Hospital, where he died.

Wells was arrested, charged with murder and lodged in the Hart County Jail with a $250,000 bond.  He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

 

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Tuesday, November 8th - Hart County's Election Totals

 

 

US Senate

 

4624

Rand Paul

 

1602

Charles Booker

 

 

US Representative

 

4754

Brett Guthrie

 

1410

Hank Linderman

 

 

State Representative 24th Dist.

4438

Brandon Reed

 

1656

Keith Pruitt

 

 

PVA

 

 

3890

Cindy Atwell

 

 

Judge Executive

 

3818

Joe Choate

 

 

County Attorney

 

3745

Justin Baird

 

 

County Clerk

 

2739

Jon Ross Lawler

 

3490

Felicia Shelton

 

 

Sheriff

 

 

5018

Jeff Wilson

 

 

Jailer

 

 

3841

Israel Brown Bergenson

 

Coroner

 

 

4522

Anthony Roberts

 

 

Magistrate 1st Dist.

 

656

Katherine Kenny

 

564

Phillip Thompson

 

 

Constable 1st Dist.

 

727

James Billy Buck Minton

 

Magistrate 2nd Dist.

692

Ricky Alvey

 

 

Constable 2nd Dist.

 

622

Walter Bush

 

 

Magistrate 3rd Dist.

 

569

Mark Leahigh

 

936

Ronald Riordan

 

 

Constable 3rd Dist.

 

1142

William Tweedy

 

322

Jeremy White

 

 

Magistrate 4th Dist.

 

1095

Doug Wells

 

 

Constable 4th Dist.

 

719

Dennis Amos

 

 

Magistrate 5th Dist.

 

620

Lee Miles

   

 

Constable 5th Dist.

 

572

Joseph Thompson

 

 

Supreme Court Justice

2991

Kelly Thompson, Jr.

 

1170

Shawn Marie Alcott

 

 

Judge Court Of Appeals

2250

Jeff Taylor

 

1457

David Clement

 

 

Judge Court Of Appeals

2928

Kelly Mark Easton

 

 

Circuit Judge

 

3048

Charles Simms III

 

 

Circuit Judge

 

2897

Joseph Ballard

 

 

District Judge

 

2969

William Clauson

 

1985

Teresa Renee McMahan

 

School Board 1st Dist.

654

Tina Rutledge

 

641

Bill Belt

   

 

School Board 4th Dist.

354

Wesley Hodges

 

 

School Board Caverna

300

Mickey Miegon Hatchett

233

Gina Lyon

 

370

Allison Dennison

 

287

Jennifer Page Ballard

267

Colisha Nuckols

 

 

Mayor Bonnieville

 

42

Marie Whitlow

 

 

City Council Bonnieville

43

Colby Smith

 

 

Mayor Horse Cave

 

158

Terry Hacky Riley

 

320

Randall Curry

 

188

Emry Chase Riley

 

 

City Council Horse Cave

337

Larry Bunch

 

317

Velpha Hatchett

 

325

Paul Wilson

 

240

Sarah Barker

 

337

Randy Russell

 

337

Sue Nunn

 

332

Vickie Rogers

 

307

James Perry Wool Martin

 

Mayor Munfordville

187

John Johnson

 

192

Annie Swift

 

51

Susan Smith

 

115

Bob Miller

 

 

City Council Munfordville

285

Jeremy Atwell

 

266

Kenny Shepperd

 

291

Jessica Nunn

 

243

Marcia Hayes Lenz

 

358

Ricky Line

 

 

Munfordville Alch Sales

278

Yes

   

287

No

   

 

KY Constitutional 1

 

2582

Yes

   

2709

No

   

 

KY Constitutional 2

 

3567

Yes

   

2326

No

   

 

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Intoxicated Man Wrecks Near Glasgow

A man faces several charges after having a wreck at the intersection of Tompkinsville Road and Falling Timbers Road near Glasgow on Sunday.  Several open alcohol containers and a handgun were found inside the heavily damaged vehicle which came to rest in an adjacent ditch.  Police located 23-year-old George Whiteside a short distance away from the intersection.  He failed several sobriety tests and was arrested.  Whiteside was booked at Barren County Detention Center on charges of leaving the scene of an incident, operating a vehicle under the influence, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a vehicle, operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock, operating a vehicle on a suspended license, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of an emergency protective order.

 

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Classmate Remembered At Hart County High School

Chalk messages, cones, hats and other items memorialize an empty parking spot at Hart County High School following the Saturday death of 16-year-old Tyler Kelling.  Friends gathered around Tyler’s parking spot to grieve and remember. Principal Greg Cecil said additional counselors were available at the school Monday.  He asks the community to continue remembering and praying for Tyler’s family.  He also asks us to remember Tyler’s fellow students and faculty during days and weeks ahead as the school community navigates their experience of grief and loss.  Tyler Kelling was a member of the class of 2024.

 

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

General Election Day Notes

Polls are open for the 2022 General Election.  If early voting is any indication of voter turnout, it should be heavier than the primary.  Hart County Clerk Felicia Shelton said late Monday 904 votes were cast during early voting this past Thursday through Saturday, totaling 1,278 pre-election day votes when including excused early voting.  These numbers are about four and a half times the same totals from May, when there were 206 early votes and 307 total pre-election day votes.  Shelton says citizens registered in Hart County should remember they can vote at any of one of seven polling locations throughout the county:  Horse Cave Fire Department, LeGrande Elementary School, Memorial Elementary School, Munfordville Elementary School, Hart County High School, Bonnieville Elementary School or Cub Run Elementary School.  Remember to bring your ID, which is required to vote.  Anyone with questions about the voting process can call the clerk’s office at 270-524-2751.

 

Join WLOC tonight, live from the courthouse in Munfordville as votes are counted.  We’ll have running totals for our local races as each precinct comes in.

 

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Monday, November 7th, 2022

Teen Dies In Weekend Crash

A teen is dead following a crash Saturday morning just east of Canmer along RW Handy Road, just off of Gilead-Fairview Road.  While no official information has been released regarding the incident, funeral details have been announced for 16-year-old Tyler Grant Kelling, of Hardyville. Winn Funeral Home is conducting these arrangements, which will be announced later in our obituaries section of this newscast.  Tyler was a student at Hart County High School, Class of 2024.

 

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Monday, November 7th, 2022

Pedestrian Killed On I-65

A man died attempting to cross I-65 on foot in Hardin County on Saturday afternoon.  Police received a call of a man acting erratically around the Springfield Road area, which is near the Bluegrass Parkway Interchange.  The man had been reported jumping over the right of way fence along the interstate around 4:30 eastern time. As officers responded, dispatch received a call of a struck pedestrian on the interstate in the vicinity.  When first responders arrived, the man was deceased.  Sheriff John Ward says the man was from out of state.  The incident blocked the interstate for about an hour.

 

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Monday, November 7th, 2022

Two Injured In Crash Between Wax And Clarkson

Two elderly people were injured Friday night in a crash just north of Wax on Grayson Springs Road. Just after 6pm, a 1966 Ford pickup rearended a dump truck hauling soybeans. Both of the injured people were traveling in the pickup. They were taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield.  Their names were not officially released by authorities.  The truck had been undergoing restoration.  The driver of the dump truck was not physically injured.

 

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Monday, November 7th, 2022

Weekend Fire In Northtown

Firefighters from several area departments battled a large field and forest fire just west of Horse Cave in the Northtown Community along Davis Williams Road Friday night into early Saturday morning. The blaze was contained after several hours with no injuries reported. In addition to responding departments from Horse Cave, Munfordville, Cave City, Bonnieville and Hardyville, the Kentucky Division of Forestry assisted. While a cause of fire has not been announced, Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson said Sunday night there is no investigation in progress (at this time) into any related criminal activity.

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Monday, November 7th, 2022

Woman Arrested In The Death Of Her Father

A woman is now charged with murder in the death of her father, who died this summer in Glasgow.  Police arrested 45-year-old Cheryl Leighanne Bennett, of Tennessee, Thursday following an investigation into the death of 75-year-old Michael Logsdon who suffered from ALS and was found dead at his residence on July 9th. Autopsy results indicate he died as a result of asphyxia and suffocation.  Investigators believe his breathing machine had been tampered with, leading to Bennett being identified as a suspect.  She is jailed at Barren County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond and appears in court today.

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Monday, November 7th, 2022

Weekend Sports Recap

Hart County defeated Trigg County, 43-36, Friday Night in the first round of KHSAA Class 3A playoff action. A second round would-be rematch with Glasgow isn’t to be, though.  The season came to an end for the Scotties in a loss to the Union County Braves, 50-20.  Union County is 11-0 on the season. The Raiders will travel to Morganfield Friday night to take on the Braves.  Morganfield is along the Ohio River on US 60 about halfway between Owensboro and Paducah.  If you can’t make it to the game Friday night, you can catch the broadcast here on WLOC.

 

In other playoff action, Grayson County, LaRue County and Green County all wrapped up their seasons with first round playoff losses in their respective classes while Metcalfe County remains undefeated on the season with a win over Washington County in the first round of 2A playoff action.  The Hornets will host Danville in a second round game this Friday night.

The Raider Band finished up the 2022 marching competition season at the Mid-States Band Association Class 2A Championships in Miamisburg, Ohio on Saturday. The Marching Raiders advanced from prelims to finals, finishing seventh in the multi-state contest.

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Friday, November 4th, 2022 

Barren County man charged with Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch arrested 21-year-old Kaven T. Eder, on charges related to child sexual abuse material. Eder was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. The investigation resulted in a search warrant at a residence in Glasgow on November 3rd. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. Eder is currently charged with three counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance under 12 years old and one count of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance under 12 years old.  Mr. Eder was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Friday, November 4th, 2022

Early Voting Schedules

General early voting is underway for anyone in Hart or surrounding counties who wants to take advantage of not having to be in attendance at a polling location on Election Day. Early voting will only be available at the County Clerk’s Office, not at local polling locations.  Registered voters may vote through Saturday.  The clerk's office in Hart County will be open from 8am until 4pm each day.

 

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Friday, November 4th, 2022

Reminder for 2022 Property Tax Collection

Tax collection is underway for all Hart County property tax bills which were mailed out October 28th. A drop box is located in the parking lot on the south side of the building, credit card payments will be accepted online and in office. Property owners will receive a 2% discount if the tax bill is paid by the end of November and bills are due at face value through December. Penalties are applied after the new year. If you are mailing in a payment, please include your tax bill. For more information, contact the Sheriff's Office at  (270) 524-2341.

 

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Friday, November 4th, 2022

Greensburg man arrested after disturbance call

A disturbance call late Wednesday night led officers to a residence where an arrest was made. Officers responded to West Columbia Avenue in Greensburg, where they arrested a Greensburg man. 46-year-old David A. Tucker was taken into custody and charged with Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree, Criminal Mischief, 3rd degree, Public Intoxication & Resisting Arrest. Tucker was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, November 4th, 2022

Scammer warning in Warren County

Officials in Warren County say someone driving a white truck is scamming residents.  Several people in the Alvaton area have recently reported a man claiming to seal driveways. The man has been identified as Justin Micael Tinker, who is in his early 20's. Besides giving estimates for the job, he would also convince customers to hand over the cash prior to completion and that he wasn't charging them tax.  Tinker would then take the cash without completing the job. Tinker has told residents that he is associated with reputable businesses in the area. The Warren County Contractors Licensing Board posted the situation on their Facebook and six people said Tinker had stopped by their homes or had offered his services to them.  For some, Tinker would fill the cracks, but not do sealant, stating he would need to leave to go purchase more product, but would never return. You're reminded to double check the legitimacy of any contractors before handing over money for services.

 

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

Barren County teacher finalist for state award

A Barren County teacher is among the top three in the state to be chosen as finalist for Special Education Teacher of the Year.  Logan Brooks is an educator who works with hearing impaired students in the Barren County District. The winner of the 2022 Kentucky Special Education Teacher of the Year award will be announced November 21st during the general session in Louisville.

 

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

Two people arrested in Greensburg after home break-in

Tuesday night, officers with the Greensburg Police Department responded to a residence after receiving a call. Johnny D. Killinsworth was found in the basement where he was arrested for Criminal Trespassing, 1st degree, violation of conditions of release and alcohol intoxication. Cynthia Andre was also arrested and charged with hindering apprehension, 2nd degree, fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest. Killinsworth and Andre were taken to the Taylor County Detention Center where Killingsworth was lodged with no bond and Andre was later released. An investigation into the incident is continuing.

 

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

Missing teen found safe in Glasgow

A teenager, reported missing Halloween night, has been located. The Glasgow Police Department reached out for the public's help in locating 13-year-old Madison Taylor.  Taylor's last known whereabouts was on West Leech Street Monday night around 9:30 p.m. Officials say the teen was located and is safe.

 

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

Two arrested in Hart County

On Friday, 36-year-old Marcus Thompson, of Munfordville, was placed under arrest for Criminal Trespassing, 3rd Degree, Assault, 4th Degree (domestic violence), Terroristic Threatening, 2nd Degree and Resisting Arrest. Deputy Bruce Neville is the investigating officer.

 

Also on Friday, 20-year-old Allan Ballard, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st and 2nd Offense, Assault 4th Degree (minor injury), Menacing and Disorderly Conduct, 2nd Degree. Deputy Andre Barbour was the investigating officer. Thompson and Ballard were both lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

Traffic Advisory: I-65 southbound in the vicinity of Exit 86 in Hardin County

Contract crews working on reconstruction of the Glendale Interchange will utilize lane closures for the next two nights (overnight into Thursday morning and Thursday night into Friday Morning). The interstate will be reduced to one lane in both directions beginning at 10pm for re-striping and placement of barrier wall to facilitate next steps of the project. Work requiring these additional lane closures will be finished before 6am each of the specified mornings. With work taking place during lowest volume hours, any delays which occur should be brief. Motorists should slow down upon approach to the Exit 86 Interchange vicinity and be prepared for slower traffic ahead. Pay close attention to work-zone signage for lane closure and lane shift instructions.

 

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Wanted Man Living Under False Name Arrested In Greensburg

An unrelated investigation resulted in Greensburg Police arresting a fugitive who had been living under an alias for more than a year. Sunday night, 56-year-old John Michael Anderson was taken into custody for parole violation and 2nd degree assault.  He has been listed as wanted since August of 2021. A case investigator determined Anderson had been residing in Greensburg using the name Skyler Jennings.  He was jailed at Taylor County Detention Center without bond.  Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.

 

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Police Respond To Report Of A Man Undressing In Hotel Parking Lot

Police arrested a man undressing himself last week at Holiday Inn.  Thursday, Glasgow Police were called to the hotel and located 39-year-old Dustin Banks in the parking lot.  He told officers he had purchased new clothes and was changing into them.  A search turned up methamphetamine and an unknown substance.  Banks was jailed at Barren County Detention Center on multiple charges of possession of a controlled substance.

 

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Secondary Crash Involves Suspected Drunk Driver

A secondary crash injured a man who is suspected of DUI. Sunday, Glasgow Police responded to a request from the Barren County Sheriff's Department for assistance along Old Bowling Green Road just after 8pm.

While the sheriff’s department was investigating the initial crash, a westbound Chevy Impala driven by Bradford Berryman approached the scene and rear-ended an unoccupied vehicle in the road from the earlier crash.  The impact propelled the stopped vehicle into a sheriff’s department cruiser which was also unoccupied at the time.

Berryman was taken to T J Samson Community Hospital and then transferred to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.  Alcohol is a suspected contributing factor and charges are expected

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

2022 Tax Bills Now Payable

Hart County's tax bills are arriving by mail and are now payable at the sheriff's office on Main Street in Munfordville.  A drop box for payments is located in the parking lot on the south side of the building.  Credit card payments are accepted online and in person.  Sheriff Jeff Wilson reminds citizens mailing in a payment to include the associated tax bill.

As in years past, property owners will receive a 2% discount for paying by the end of November. Bills are due at face value through December.  A penalty is applied after the new year.

Anyone with questions is welcome to call the department at 270-524-2341.

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Local Outdoor Burn Order Lifted, State-Wide Burn Restrictions Remain

Hart County's full burn ban is lifted.  Hart County Judge Executive Joe Choate rescinded his executive order Monday morning.  Still, remember the state-wide restriction which remains in effect. During the fall forest fire season, which lasts until December 15th, outdoor burning is banned between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. if the fire is within 150 feet of any woodland, brush or fields containing dry grass or other materials that could catch on fire.

 

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Monday, October 31st, 2022

Weekend Sports Recap

Caverna wrapped up the football season Friday night with a loss to Fort Knox, 40-14.  The Colonels finish 3-7 on the year with a young team and look to continue building toward 2023.

 

Hart County defeated Grayson County in the final regular season game of the year Friday night, 14-0. The Raiders improve to 8-2 heading into the Class 3A playoffs this coming Friday night when they host Trigg County.  The Wildcats finished the regular season Friday night with a loss to Caldwell County, dropping their record to 7-3.  If Hart County advances, a potential rematch is possible.  The Raiders would face the winner of a first round match-up between Union County and Glasgow on November 11th.

 

The 2022 Football Homecoming Court was crowned Friday night at half-time. August Neal was named Queen with Emma Smith being named Runner Up.  Lily Jeffries was named Princess with Lily West being named Runner Up.  Jason Hatfield was named King and Ben Scott was named Runner Up.  Asher Avery was named Prince and Konner Walters was named Runner Up.

 

The Hart County Raider Marching Band finished 11th in State Competition Saturday in Lexington at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Class 2A Championships at Bryan Station High School.  The band travels to Ohio this coming weekend to compete in the Mid-States Band Association Class 2A Championships at Miamisburg High School.

 

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Monday, October 31st, 2022

Public Meeting Held This Week For Road Study In Glendale Area

The Glendale Mobility Study is a look at Future Traffic Demands and Highway Needs in South Central Hardin County.

 

A public meeting concerning the study will be held on Thursday, November 3rd at Old East Hardin Middle School in Glendale from 5-7pm. The same materials to be covered in the meeting are on the project website now: GlendaleStudy.com

 

When Ford announced its new "Blue Oval SK" battery plants near Glendale in September 2021, the historic community's future shifted. As early as 2025, Hardin County is expecting to see 5,000 new full-time employees working at the site--and adding a lot more traffic to the area's rural highways. While several major infrastructure projects are underway, this new KYTC planning study takes a look at the local roadway network to understand what additional capacity projects are needed to sustain anticipated growth.

 

After viewing project material at the November 3rd meeting or after visiting the website, the transportation cabinet urges attendees to fill out feedback/questionnaire forms.'

 

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Monday, October 31st, 2022

Early Voting Schedules

General early voting begins Thursday for anyone in Hart or surrounding counties who wants to take advantage of not having to be in attendance at a polling location on Election Day. Early voting will only be available the County Clerk’s Office, not at local polling locations.  Registered voters have three days of early voting, extending through Saturday.  The clerk's office in Hart County will be open from 8am until 4pm each of those days -- Again, Thursday through Saturday, November 3rd, 4th and 5th, and it is open to all county registered voters.

 

Excused early voting is already in progress.  Only those who have qualified for excused voting may participate in this time window which runs through Wednesday, November 2nd.  The office is also open from 8am until 4pm for these voters.

 

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Monday, October 31st, 2022

KY 357 Work Announced From Munfordville To Boiling Springs Road

Work being done on KY 357 over the past week is in preparation for resurfacing of the roadway. Weather permitting, paving will begin early this week.  The section being resurfaced is about four miles, extending from US 31W in Downtown Munfordville to KY 569 (Boiling Springs Road).  Once it begins, paving should take about three days. Motorists should be prepared for slowly moving and/or stopped traffic ahead.  Flaggers will direct one-way traffic around paving operations.

 

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Man Aims Gun At Teen Walking Dog

A 16-year-old walking a dog in Columbia was the target of a man aiming a gun Monday night.  Police responded to a location on Grissom Street, where the teen’s parents reported the incident.  While investigating, officers made contact with 61-year-old Douglas Lawson at a residence on Pyles Court.  Lawson told police he drew a handgun, believing the juvenile was trespassing, but was unsure.  Lawson was taken into custody and charged with menacing and wanton endangerment.

 

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

KY 357 Work Announced From Munfordville To Boiling Springs Road

Work being done on KY 357 late last week and early this week is in preparation for resurfacing of the roadway. Crews are currently repairing failures in the base of the road.  Weather permitting, paving will begin late this week or early next week.  The section being resurfaced is about four miles, extending from US 31W in Downtown Munfordville to KY 569 (Boiling Springs Road).  Paving should take about three days. Motorists should be prepared for slowly moving and/or stopped traffic ahead.  Flaggers will direct one-way traffic around paving operations.

 

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Hart County Receiving State Money For Resurfacing Nearly Nine Miles Of Roads

While resurfacing is wrapping up for this year as temperatures get colder, the county is receiving funds from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to resurface and make repairs to nearly nine miles of county roads beginning next spring.  Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman is in Munfordville today to make the presentation to Hart County Fiscal Court.  The total is just over $720 thousand and includes Davis Bend Road, Pleasant Hill Road, Dennison Ferry Road, Shelton Road, Sam Goodman Road, John Hornback Road, Commanche Drive, Cherokee Drive, E. Sullivan Road and BF Richardson Road.

 

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Dunkin' Donuts Location Announced

Hype built up about a year ago when the former Taco John’s property in Glasgow (across 31E from the Rural King and Food Lion shopping complex) was bought by a company planning to bring a Cook Out restaurant to the location. Plans for the restaurant were never realized and the property was sold again this past spring.  On Monday, new owners announced the opening of a Dunkin’ Donuts at the location.  The owners currently operate a Dunkin’ Donuts in Bowling Green.  An opening for the Glasgow location is anticipated to take place by mid-November.

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Friday, October 21st, 2022

Weekend Sports Ticker

High school football is winding down with two more weekends remaining in the regular season…

Tonight, Caverna is on the road at Jackson County for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

 

Hart County is also on the road at Unionville, Tennessee. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. and our coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. here on WLOC Sports.

 

The Hart County High School Marching Band enters state competition this weekend.  The Raiders will be at Warren East to compete in the Kentucky Music Educators Association Class 2A Quarterfinals on Saturday. Their performance is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. with placements set to be announced at 4:45 p.m.

 

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Friday, October 21st, 2022

Thornton's Travel Center Construction Update

There is new information on construction of Thornton’s Travel Center at I-65 in Horse Cave.  In early August, the entrance from KY 218 was built on the south side of the road, opposite of Love's, but a timetable for building the store and fuel center had not been determined. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said a construction permit/bond for road access was in need of renewal, requiring the entrance to be built now or potentially face a new approval process with changing restrictions. Developers decided to proceed to avoid future highway permit conflicts.  Now, it appears construction of the facility may begin within the next few months.  Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry says he received notice from Thornton’s Corporate Office that requests for bids are going out next week with awarding of a contract expected soon after.  Construction is likely to begin early next year.

 

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Friday, October 21st, 2022

School Distict Evaluations Released By State

The Kentucky Department of Education has released district-wide and individual school performance measurements for the 21-22 school year.  In a general note, pandemic stresses are evident in certain areas of student performance measurements.  Until this release, the most recent analysis was issued for 2019, before the pandemic.  The report card format has been revamped, breaking down demographic factors such as economically disadvantaged, indicating career and technical learning participation, and detailing transition to adult life readiness and other metrics.  We will be talking with leaders in Hart County and Caverna School systems in coming days to hear thoughts on their respective evaluations.  Parents and guardians will have an opportunity to access a student’s data through their school.  The general public can visit kyschoolreportcard.com to access district and specific school data, which is now available.

 

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Friday, October 21st, 2022

Grayson County Targeted For Seatbelt Usage Campaign

Grayson County is one of five rural counties targeted for a seatbelt awareness and enforcement campaign.  The Hi-5 program announcement was made Thursday in Leitchfield at a joint press conference presented by the Grayson County Sheriff’s  Department, Kentucky State Police and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  All three agencies are partnering to educate drivers, improve design and construction of roads and decrease injuries and fatalities in crashes. The five counties in the program are among the lowest percentages of seatbelt usage across the state.  Grayson County also has a high fatality to crash ratio.  Lack of seatbelt usage is a contributing cause in a high percentage of fatal crashes.  Officials also remind motorists that buckling up gives a driver the best opportunity to regain control of a vehicle once control is lost.  Seatbelts help keep operators in a driving-posture position.  Regaining control may not only save your life, but could also save the life of other motorists.

 

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Friday, October 21st, 2022

Tom Emberton Dies In House Fire

A house fire has claimed the life of a well-known public figure in Metcalfe County.  Edmonton’s mayor released a statement after the Thursday fire confirming the death of Tom Emberton, saying a great father, husband, friend and statesman has been lost.  Emberton made sure his wife made it out the burning house safely and then re-entered the home in efforts to save it but never made it back out. Tom Emberton was 90 years old.  He and his wife, Julia, had been married for 65 years.

 

Emberton was an Air Force Veteran.  During his law and political career, he served as Metcalfe County Attorney in the 1960s and then went on to serve as Chief Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, remaining active on the court until retiring in 2004.  He served on the executive staff of Governor Louie B. Nunn and was (himself) the Republican Party Nominee for Governor in 1971.

 

Metcalfe County’s Tom Emberton – Dead as the result of a house fire at the age of 90.

 

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Friday, October 21st, 2022\

Husband Charged With Murder Three Years After The Death Of His Wife

Three years after dying in a house fire, a LaRue County woman’s death is now legally being charged to her husband.  Kentucky State Police and LaRue County law enforcement responded to Otter Creek Road near Buffalo on June 12th, 2019. Fire officials reported a deceased individual in the residence after extinguishing the blaze.  Positive identification of the victim was made as Chasidy Wolford, who was 30-years-old at the time of her death.  On Thursday, state police detectives arrested 36-year-old Joshua Wolford.  He is charged with domestic violence murder.  To date, details of Chasidy Wolford’s cause of death have not been officially identified by investigators; however, they say additional charges are likely which may provide more insight into specifics of the murder.

 

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Friday, October 21st, 2022

Dispatch Agreement With County And State Police Renewed Along With Other Fiscal Court Business

Hart County has renewed an agreement with Kentucky State Police to continue dispatching services for the county and the annual cost is being considerably reduced.  The current fee is $143,000 and the new agreement specifies just over $109,000.  These new terms were approved at Thursday’s Hart County Fiscal Court meeting.  In other court business, a speed limit of 20-miles-per-hour is now in effect for Agape Road which was recently accepted into the county’s road system and a lease agreement was signed with Ervin Byler for dog kennels to be used by the county.  The jailer’s report includes 184 inmates at the facility and the sheriff’s report includes receipt of a grant from Community Oriented Policing Services, known as a “COPS Grant”.  The grant is a competitive program designed to provide funds directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new or rehire existing career law enforcement officers to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.  Only five were issued in Kentucky.  It was also mentioned to the court that Deputy Caleb Butler is applying to Kentucky State Police.  If accepted into the academy, Butler will be leaving the sheriff’s department in February.   The next meeting of Hart County Fiscal Court is set for November 10th.

 

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Thursday, October 20th, 2022

Three Injured As Pickup Crashes Into Parked Vehicles

A man suffered a medical emergency and ran through a parking lot, crashing into parked vehicles in Brownsville Monday. Police say 58-year-old Stephen Brown of Plano was driving north on Washington Street in a pickup and veered off the left side of the road. The truck snapped a power pole guy wire in the DAV parking lot and then collided with two vehicles and a dumpster in the Main Street Center parking lot. The dumpster was propelled into a truck where two men were cleaning out the bed of the vehicle.  The two men were knocked to the ground and nearly wedged between the truck and a parked passenger car.  Stephen Brown and the two other men were transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

District Volleyball Champ

Green County wins the 18th District Volleyball Tournament… The Lady Dragons defeated LaRue County in three straight sets from Hart County High School on Tuesday evening for the Championship.

 

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Suspects Identified In Vandalism In Cave City

Updating the Brian Doyle Ball Park vandalism story we told you about last week:  Investigators with Cave City Police say they have identified multiple suspects who are believed to be responsible for setting a fire, turning over playground equipment and making obscene markings. A Tuesday press release does not provide any names, but it says suspects involved are juveniles.  Investigators continue gathering evidence in building a case to present for prosecution. Criminal charges are expected to be filed against those who have been identified.

 

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Child dies after horse drawn vehicle crash

A child has died as a result of the horse drawn vehicle crash that happened in Barren County early Monday morning. Following an initial report of the story, Kentucky State Police reconstruction investigators have released details, saying 23-year-old Trevor Walker, of Glasgow, was traveling east on Old Bowling Green Road near Bekton in a 2015 GMC pickup and struck the horse drawn vehicle in the rear. The impact ejected 27-year-old Ella Gingarich who was in control of the horse. Three children, ages six, three and one were also ejected. All occupants of the horse drawn vehicle were flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where the six-year-old died on Tuesday.  Ella Gingarich remains in stable condition and one of the children remains listed in critical condition. The third child has been released.  Trevor Walker was not physically injured in the collision.

 

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Cave City Man Arrested At Walmart

A Cave City man was arrested Thursday at Walmart in Glasgow. Police received a shoplifting report and arrived to make contact with 32-year-old Jeremy Raines who had taken items out of the store. A search revealed marijuana and methamphetamine in his possession. An ID check also showed an active warrant.  Raines is charged with his 3rd or greater methamphetamine possession offence.  He is also charged with marijuana possession and theft by unlawful taking.  Jail records show charges of contempt of court and a probation violation. He remains incarcerated at Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Intoxicated Man Arrested In Middle Of Street In Downtown Cave City

\An intoxicated man standing in the middle of the road downtown Cave City was arrested Saturday. Police responded to a disorderly call and made contact with 30-year-old Axel Dee Voght on Broadway Street. Voght charged an approaching officer but was apprehended.  He was taken to the Medical Center at Caverna. He became combative with officers at the hospital and was eventually transported to Barren County Detention Center where he became combative with officers, again. Axel Voght is charged with disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest, terroristic threatening and assault of a police officer. Jail booking records also indicate being wanted as a fugitive. A court date is scheduled for November 17th.

 

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Caverna/Hart Lose, Green/LaRue Advance To Volleyball Final

The 18th District Volleyball Tournament Final is set.  Green County defeated Caverna and LaRue County defeated Hart County on Monday night to advance to tonight’s championship.  The Lady Dragons and Lady Hawks serve up with the first set at 5:30 from Hart County High School.

 

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Sink Hole Repair Set For Priceville Road

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews from Hart County Maintenance will begin work on repairing a sinkhole along KY 728 (Priceville Road) just east of Cub Run between mile markers 4-5 on Monday.  The eastbound lane will be closed for several days and a temporary signal will be set up to direct alternating one-way traffic through the westbound lane.  Repair is expected to take approximately a week, weather permitting.

 

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Officials Warn Of Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron issued a consumer alert warning Monday regarding student loan scams.  The advice follows beta testing of the federal student debt relief application.  Scammers have attempted to offer help and ask consumers to complete a fake debt relief application, which allows the scammer to access personal funds or personally identifiable information.  In other cases, student loan scammers have contacted consumers claiming to be affiliated with the Department of Education or a loan servicing provider and then offer specialized repayment plans or access to quicker loan forgiveness. These counterfeit applications may include direct deposit or power of attorney forms.  The attorney general says never give unsolicited callers or emailers your FSA ID, social security number, date of birth or credit card information. Visit studentaid.gov for more information regarding the federal student debt relief application. To report student loan scams, contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-888-432-9257 or online at ag.ky.gov/scams.

 

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Buggy Crash Injures Several, Including Children

Several people in a horse drawn buggy were injured following a serious collision on Old Bowling Green Road between Bon Ayr Road and Bekton Road Monday morning in Barren County.  Just after 8am, police responded and found several injured in the collision, including children as young as one.  At least two were flown to hospitals with serious injuries while others were transported by ambulance.  All those injured were in the buggy.  The road remained closed until just after 2pm.  Additional details are expected to be released as investigation into the crash continues.

 

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Monday, October 17th, 2022

Weekend Sports Recap And Look Ahead

In Friday night football…

Caverna came up just short of back to back wins Friday night when they hosted Fort Campbell.  The Colonels were on the short end of a 36-34 score.  With two games remaining on the season, they travel to Jackson County this Friday night before finishing up at home against Fort Knox on the 28th.

 

Hart County lost to Casey County Friday night, 34-22.  Hart County’s district record is final now at 3-1 with Casey County improving their district mark to 3-0.  Casey County travels to Glasgow this Friday night.  A Scotty win still gives Hart County a share of the best district record.  The Raiders travel to Unionville, Tennessee this Friday night and finish the regular season hosting Grayson County on the 28th.

 

The Hart County High School Marching Band wrapped up their regular competition season Saturday at Grayson County.  The Raiders received 3rd place in their class.  This coming weekend, Hart County travels to Warren East to compete in the Kentucky Music Educators Association Class 2A Quarterfinals competition. Their performance is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. Saturday with placements set to be announced at 4:45 p.m.

 

Hart County is host to the 18th District Volleyball Tournament this week.  First round action begins this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. as Caverna plays Green County.  Hart County plays LaRue County at 6:30 p.m.  The district final is set for Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, October 17th, 2022

Governor Talks Drug Possession Pardons

Governor Andy Beshear says those convicted of state marijuana possession charges and have otherwise clean records can now apply for pardons from his office.  The Governor commented at length late last week on the subject after President Joe Biden pardoned federal cases and asked governors to wipe out local convictions. Beshear is still considering the President’s request and its potential impact.  The governor says there are differences between federal and state law and said his administration will be analyzing this information before the next steps are announced.  He asked the Administrative Office of the Courts for statistics on how many Kentuckians could be eligible for a state pardon on a possession-only charge.  Beshear also give his perspective on the matter by saying he believes no one should be in jail simply because of possession of marijuana.  According to his estimates, the vast majority of Kentuckians demand medical cannabis be legalized.

 

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Monday, October 17th, 2022

Tax Credit Still Available For Those Who Haven't Claimed It

Those who didn’t file taxes in 2019 or 2020 may still be eligible for a child tax credit under the American Rescue Plan Act.  Payments were paid out during 2021 but anyone entitled to the credit but did not receive it can visit GetCTC.org through November 15th to file a simplified tax return to get the full amount.  Qualifying households are able to receive up to $3,600 per child under six years of age and up to $3,000 per child between six and 17 years of age.  Anyone who has a child with a Social Security number is eligible.  Receiving the benefit does not affect other public benefits received.

 

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Monday, October 17th, 2022

One Arrested And One Taken To Hospital After Altercation

An altercation between two men in Leitchfield last week ended with severe injuries for one and an arrest warrant for the other.  Police say the incident happened around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday when 35-year-old Russell Krahwinkel, of Leitchfield, struck the unnamed victim several times in the face and also struck him in the head with a three-foot long piece of 4x4 lumber.  The assault began at a residence on Leavette Avenue and continued as the victim tried to flee.  Officers spent most of the day searching for Krahwinkel, locating him about eight hours later in a nearby garage.  During the arrest, he fought with officers before being taken to Grayson County Detention Center.  Krahwinkel is booked on charges of assault and resisting arrest.  Police say the victim suffered a broken arm during the assault and was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center for treatment.

 

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Friday, October 14th, 2022

Weekend area high school sports

On the weekend sports ticker… High School Football…

Caverna is looking for back to back wins tonight when they host Fort Campbell.  The Colonels defeated Red Boling Springs last week.  Kickoff from Caverna is at 7pm.

Tonight, it will be a battle of undefeated district records as the Raiders travel to Casey County.  Hart County is 3-0 in district play and this will be the Raiders final district game of the regular season.  The Rebels are 2-0 in district play with a regular season district match-up with Glasgow set for next week.  If the Raiders win tonight, they take the district title outright.  Hart County is currently ranked 8th in the Associated Press Class 3A Poll.  Kickoff from Liberty is scheduled for 7pm central.  Our coverage begins at 6:30 here on WLOC.

The Raider Marching Band is back in action this weekend.  Hart County will be taking their fall show “Epic” to Grayson County’s marching band contest on Saturday.  The Raiders take the field at 4:30 in Leitchfield.

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Friday, October 14th, 2022

Vandalism at Brian Doyle Park

Authorities are looking for vandals responsible for starting a fire and defacing playground equipment in Cave City. The fire department was dispatched to Brian Doyle Ball Park to a report of smoke just after 2pm Thursday. When firefighters arrived, they found a play set and mulch on fire.  They also discovered obscene markings on the ball court and other play sets overturned. Potential witnesses who may have seen anyone at the park between the approximate hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. are asked to contact Cave City Police.

 

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Thursday, October 13th, 2022

Elizabethtown construction nearing completion

Dixie Highway construction in Elizabethtown is in the homestretch.  Work is complete north of the US 31W Bypass with the exception of a few final striping and pavement marker details.  South of the bypass, contractors have finished outside lane work in both directions and are installing median drainage. This is the final phase of construction.

With significant construction activity in the vicinity of Baptist Health Hardin Hospital, additional signage has been installed to help motorists find entrances to (and navigate around) the facility.

Work is anticipated to be complete by November 15th, when the final traffic configuration will be in place throughout the corridor.

 

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Thursday, October 13th, 2022

Ky State legislators lawsuit

The Supreme Court of Kentucky is considering whether state legislators can be sued in the wake of Governor Andy Beshear's suit against Senate President Robert Stivers and House Speaker David Osborne.  The suit centered around the Kentucky General Assembly passing legislation limiting the governor’s emergency powers during the pandemic.

 

Stivers and Osborne filed a motion to be dismissed from the lawsuit, arguing they were covered by immunity as legislators.  A Franklin County Circuit Court Judge denied their motion. Stivers and Osborne appealed.  The Court of Appeals transferred the case to the Supreme Court.

 

The State Supreme Court is the final interpreter of Kentucky law. Seven justices sit on the bench all rule on appeals that come before the court. The justices are elected from seven appellate districts and serve eight-year terms. A chief justice, chosen for a four-year term by fellow justices, is the administrative head of the state’s court system and is responsible for its operation. The State Supreme Court may order a ruling or opinion to be published, which means the ruling becomes case law, governing all similar future cases.

 

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Thursday, October 13th, 2022

Social Security benefits increase

The US Government is announcing increased Social Security benefits today. This will be the largest single increase in more than 40 years, aimed at offsetting cost of living increases and inflation.  It is a one-size-fits-all increase.  Beneficiaries will get the same estimated near 9% raise regardless of where they live or their abundance of assets.  The adjustment will begin in January, 2023.  For 2022, recipients received a 5.9% increase.  Typically, Social Security beneficiaries simply pass their additional income to other fixed costs, such as Medicare Part B.  But, in a unusual turn of events, Medicare costs are expected to be flat this coming year, meaning Social Security recipients can put their additional money to other uses.

 

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Teenager found after Amber Alert issued 

The teenager featured in a Tuesday Amber Alert has been found.  Police say 16-year-old Julissa Lovick went missing after getting into a car at Elizabethtown College View Campus around 11am.  The alert was issued about four hours later when she could not be located.  Officials with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department made the initial call for public assistance.  A Kentucky State Police Spokesperson confirmed Lovick was found in Louisville around 6:00 p.m.  While no other details were released, the spokesperson says the teen was in a safe condition when she was located.

 

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Recent Fire Department runs

Cave City, Park City and South Barren Fire Departments responded to a house fire along Gateway Court, between US 31W and Stovall Road on Friday.  Firefighters were on the scene about two hours.  No injuries were reported.  The small home is nearly a total loss.

A corn picker caught fire in a field along US 31W just south of Cave City Monday.  Cave City Fire Department fought the blaze for about an hour.  No injuries were reported.  Park City Firefighters also responded.

 

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Adult female taken to medical facility

Police responded to a report of a woman screaming and behaving erratically behind Grayson County Judicial Center in Leitchfield early Tuesday morning.  When they arrived just before 2am, a door to the facility was

open and several tables inside were overturned.  A backpack was found but no suspect could be located.  With additional information, police were able to make a possible identification, noting the suspect as an adult female with a mental health condition.  Her vehicle was parked in the judicial center parking lot.  After unsuccessfully searching her residence, a larger-area search began involving multiple agencies.  About two hours after the initial response, dispatch received a call indicating a suspicious female was sitting in front of Grayson County Nursing and Rehab about a half-mile away. Police confirmed identification of the woman as the subject of the search.  She was taken to a medical facility for treatment.  There is no indication of any charges being filed at this time related to unauthorized access to the judicial center.

 

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Several counties implement burn bans

Hart and several surrounding counties are among a number of local governments implementing burn bans based on dry weather conditions, but residents should be aware of restrictions already in place throughout the state and announced several weeks ago by the Division of Forestry.  There are differences in the state statute and local statutes, but effectively, all outdoor burning from 6am to 6pm is prohibited in all counties in the vicinity of wooded or brush areas.  County statues are more restrictive, banning all outdoor burning regardless of time of day except in established campgrounds with proper fire containment measures.  The state-wide ban runs through December 15th.  County bans will remain in place until rescinded by order. If you have questions about the state-wide ban, visit eec.ky.gov and for local burn bans, contact the county judge executive’s office.

 

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Monday, October 10th, 2022

Kentucky State Police Searching For Breckinridge Co. Escapee

Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 4 are currently searching for a Breckinridge County Detention Center inmate who fled while at the Breckinridge Memorial Hospital.  On October 10th at approximately 1:20 a.m., 30-year-old Kody Claycomb, of Louisville, reportedly had been taken to Breckinridge Memorial Hospital for examination after a fall in the detention center. While at the hospital, Claycomb assaulted the deputy jailer and fled in a detention center vehicle, a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse. This vehicle was reported not to have any type of radio or weapons inside at the time of the escape. The Traverse was later located at 4801 US 60 in Breckinridge Co.

Claycomb is described as a white male, standing 6'0", and weighing approximately 180 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing orange detention center clothing. Claycomb was incarcerated at the Breckinridge County Detention Center in Hardinsburg for possession of methamphetamine. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Claycomb, is asked to contact KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app.

 

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Monday, October 10th, 2022

Fatal motorcycle crash in Green County

A man has died following a Friday motorcycle crash in Green County.  Family members and friends, along with students and staff are mourning the loss of 24-year-old Kelly Michael Durham.  Durham was from Campbellsville and was a choral and music teacher in the LaRue County School System.  Police say around 10:30 Friday morning, he was driving the motorcycle on Summersville-Coakley Road and collided with a passenger vehicle driven by Patsy Moran of Greensburg.  Durham was flown to University of Louisville Hospital where he later died.  A funeral is being held today in Campbellsville.  His fiancée, parents and two brothers survive.

 

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Monday, October 10th, 2022

Fuel tanker fire on KY 88

There were anxious moments as a fuel tanker burned at Day’s Pro Bass along KY 88 Thursday.  Fire departments from Wax, Clarkson and Leitchfield responded around 3pm when the vehicle from Key Oil Company caught fire while offloading fuel at the store.  There were no injuries and no store facilities were damaged in the blaze.  The truck was completely destroyed.  Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall commented he believes a static electric spark initiated the fire which resulted in an explosion of vapors inside the tanker.  Firefighters were on-scene for about two hours.

 

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Friday, October 7th, 2022

Friday night high school football

Caverna Colonels will be entertaining Red Boiling Springs, TN, at 7:00 p.m. Friday night. Hart County has the night off.

 

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Friday, October 7th, 2022

City of Cave City Council Meeting

City of Cave City Council Meeting will be held at council chambers at City Hall Monday, October 10th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, October 7th, 2022

Field fire destroys a home

A field fire on Hayes Lodge Road sweeps over a Smiths Grove farm Thursday. The fire is believed to have begun after the owner started a burn in a field. However, wind cause embers of the blaze to catch straw on fire at the back corner of the home.  No one was injured during the blaze, but the home is a total loss.

 

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Friday, October 7th, 2022

Fatal Collision on US 68 in Marion County

Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 15 Troopers responded to a two-vehicle injury collision late Thursday morning on US 68 in Marion County. The preliminary investigation revealed that 32-year-old Matthew Brady, of Lebanon, was traveling west on US 68 in a 2015 Nissan Sentra when he crossed the centerline and struck a 2011 Lexus SUV traveling east on US 68 head-on. The Lexus SUV was being operated by 46-year-old Timothy Mays, of Campbellsville.

Mr. Brady as well as a passenger in his vehicle, 33-year-old Amber Perez, of Lebanon, were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Marion County Coroner. A juvenile passenger in Mr. Brady’s vehicle was transported to Springview Hospital with life threatening injuries and later succumbed to those injuries. An investigation is ongoing.

 

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Friday, October 7th, 2022

Operation Crash Reduction runs Oct. 7-10

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky is promoting Operation Crash Reduction (OCR) to help drivers and passengers remember the importance of seat belt use and other safe driving practices.  Law enforcement will conduct a high-visibility enforcement campaign, emphasizing seat belt use, from Oct. 7 through Oct. 10 to save lives and prevent injuries due to traffic crashes. Last year there were 229 injuries and 10 deaths on Kentucky roadways during the Oct. 8-11 holiday weekend.

 

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Friday, October 7th, 2022

Mosby Ridge Road in Metcalfe County Reopened

Mosby Ridge Road in Metcalfe County has reopened to traffic at the bridge over East Fork Little Barren River. The roadway was closed in June at this location for a bridge replacement project. The detour has been taken down. Some minor work may still be left to be completed, but the roadway will remain open to motorists. The project contract was awarded to Central Bridge Co. LLC in May for a total of $876,767.

 

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Friday, October 7th, 2022

Temporary Closure of the Green River Ferry at Mammoth Cave

MAMMOTH CAVE, KY - The Green River Ferry in Mammoth Cave National Park will be closed starting Saturday October 8, 2022 due to low water. The ferry will remain closed until further notice. For the most up to date information about the status of park roads, visit us on our website, www.nps.gov/maca. For general park information, please phone (270) 758-2180.

 

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Thursday, October 6th, 2022

Judge issues burn ban for Hart County

Hart County Judge Executive Joe Choate has issued a Burn Ban proclamation effective immediately for Hart County. The burn ban is in force until further notice.

 

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Thursday, October 6th, 2022

An investigation is underway in Morgantown.

Morgantown Police Chief Giles Taylor confirmed that law enforcement recovered a vehicle from Green River Tuesday night after responding with Butler County Rescue Squad to a boat ramp on Old River Road.

A red Ford F-150 was located in the water by a boat sonar. Kentucky State Police is conducting the investigation.

 

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Thursday, October 6th, 2022

Police in Bowling Green search for suspect

Bowling Green Police are asking for the publics help in identifying a person who was attempting to enter a home. Tuesday, September 20th, an unknown suspect was seen on multiple surveillance cameras trying to open a window of a home near WKU's campus. After video was posted on social media, police received information about an individual who turned out to not be connected to the crime.

The suspect is described as a white, thin male with possible facial hair. He was wearing a light-colored hooded jacket and dark pants. And he appears to have a large key chain attached to the right side of his pants.

If you have any information, please call South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers at 781-CLUE.

 

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Delay requested in murder trial in Hardin County

Attorneys are asking for a delay in the trial for four men charged with murder in the shooting death of a Chicago man. The trial for Jules Gregory, 24-year-old Jalen Michael Cooley, both of Radcliff, 34-year-old Danta Reneal Collins, of Vine Grove , and 21-year-old Jordon Williams, of Fort Knox, is scheduled to begin Oct. 24th. In Hardin Circuit Court Tuesday, he attorneys discussed the request, citing the need for time to examine additional evidence that prosecutors could use at trial. A ruling on the request was not made Tuesday, but a hearing is scheduled for October 11th. All four men are charged with complicity to murder and complicity to commit first-degree robbery in the April 2021 death of 30-year-old Quincy K. Ukaigwe.

 

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

KSP accepting applications for troopers

KSP are now accepting applications for those who want to pursue a career as a trooper. State police say current law enforcement officers may also apply for the accelerated program. The cadet class is scheduled to start Feb. 28th. The agency says starting salary for sworn officers is $61,500 annually. The deadline to apply is Oct. 28. And to apply, visit the state police website.

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Hardin County woman charged with child sexual abuse

A Hardin County woman is in jail after she was accused of engaging in sexual acts with a child.  According to court documents, 31-year-old Brittany Jameson confessed to photographing herself performing sexual acts with a 7-year-old boy. She told investigators she took the photos with the intent to sell them for money.  The photos were found at the child’s home.  Jameson was charged with promoting a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance.  She is currently lodged in Hardin County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Two people indicted in Logan County murder investigation

Two individuals have been indicted in Logan Circuit Court in relation to a murder investigation. 24-year-old Maleek Goodson, of Clarksville, has been indicted on charges of murder, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree persistent felony offender.  37-year-old Elizabeth Ford, of Clarksville, faces multiple charges, including murder by complicity, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree robbery by complicity and first-degree persistent felony offender.

The murders occurred August 11th where a man was found dead near his residence on Deer Lick Road.  KSP troopers and detectives responded to the scene after receiving a complaint warrant, where they discovered 57-year-old Ronald W. Cable shot in his driveway. Witnesses stated that “Cable was following a woman heading toward a dark gray SUV, where he held onto the driver's side as the vehicle pulled away.

Shots were heard shortly after. Cable stated he had been shot. He later died from his injuries in his driveway.

Officials were able to trace an email back to Ford, which led them to an Inn and also located a man with her through video footage. Goodson and Ford were arrested in late September and taken to the Logan County Detention Center. Arraignment for Goodson and Ford is scheduled for November 3rd in Logan Circuit Court.

 

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Infrastructure improvement grant awarded to Metcalfe County

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman was in Edmonton Monday morning to award Metcalfe County $1,568,171 in funding for projects that would improve the county’s infrastructure.  Community Block Development Grant Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) funds will allow the county to build a new food bank distribution building and resurface the parking lot. The park currently provides free public meeting rooms, meals and shelter for the county's homeless. Two separate grants will address water line extensions in the county. Once the project is complete, several families in the county will have access to water for the first time.

 

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is seeking input from Kentuckians on its policy-based 2022-2045 Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan (LRSTP) to support a multi-modal network well into the future. The public can review and comment on the draft plan via a survey at GetThereTogetherKY.org between Oct. 3 and Nov. 2.

Input gathered will be used to help finalize the plan, which outlines the goals, policies, needs and improvement priorities to set the direction of Kentucky’s transportation system for the next 25 years. The plan will be finalized in December 2022.

 

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Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Construction worker dies at Central Hardin High

A construction worker died last week at Central Hardin High School. Police identify the victim as 46-year-old Brian Clemons of Hazard.  The school is currently in the process of a remodeling project.  First responders were called around 7:30 Thursday morning and arrived to find Clemons pinned between construction equipment.  After being freed, he was taken to Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead.

As word of the incident spread with emergency personnel on scene, Central Hardin Administration quickly reached out to school contacts, saying no students or staff were involved and asked the community to remember the victim's family.

 

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Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Downtown E-town re-development

Hardin County Fiscal Court has approved selling the courthouse on the Elizabethtown square and if the current plan becomes a reality, it will be converted to a hotel with food and beverage amenities.  Weyland Ventures, a development group in Louisville is paying just under $700 thousand for the building.  Local businessmen Carl Swope and Kevin Addington are partnering with the developer on the acquisition.  Downtown Elizabethtown has been the focus of increasing re-development over the past decade with a vibrant restaurant scene --- combined with coffee shops, a day spa and a cosmetics store representing a sample of compelling destinations.

Weyland Ventures is expecting to invest an estimated total of $8 million in the old courthouse location which currently houses offices of the county attorney. The approved purchase agreement says the county attorney can continue using the facility until the end of this coming April.  A number of historic and culturally sensitive features of the property are also to be maintained.  No specific timeline is known for the planned conversion.
 

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Friday, September 30th, 2022

Area sports action

The Raiders are 5-1 and head into fall break hosting Taylor County tonight. The Cardinals are 3-3 on the season. Kickoff is set for 7pm tonight.  Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 here on WLOC.  Caverna is off this weekend. The next game for the Colonels will be October 7th, when they host Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee. The Reds begin a weekend series today with the Cubs.  First pitch is set for 1:20 from Wrigley Field in Chicago.  Our coverage begins at 1pm here on WLOC.

 

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Friday, September 30th, 2022

Man captured after fleeing police

A man ran from police while being served a warrant in Leitchfield early Thursday.  An officer arrived at a residence on Thomas Street just before 3am when 36-year-old Edwin Tyler Duff tried to flee.  The officer caught up with Duff and a scuffle began which resulted in Duff being tased. Duff experienced a medical episode after the taser exchange and EMS transported him to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center.  He was treated and taken to Grayson County Detention Center where he is booked on charges of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and fleeing or evading.

 

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Friday, September 30th, 2022

Horse & buggy struck by pickup

A horse and buggy was hit by a pickup in Glasgow Wednesday morning.  The collision happened near the intersection of Grandview Avenue and Sorensen Drive.  Police say Roger Richardson was operating the truck and topped a hill.  He saw the buggy but was unable to avoid striking it.  The buggy driver is identified as Daniel Yoder.  An adult male passenger was also in the buggy.  No one was seriously injured.

 

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Friday, September 30th, 2022

Woman faces animal cruelty charges

A woman is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty in Edmonson County.  Officials worked to rescue more than a dozen dogs from unsafe and unsanitary conditions in a camper last weekend.  Court records identify Deborah Jeanette as the owner of these animals, which are now in the care of Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society. The agency says an older dog among the group did not survive. Joe Daugherty is the Edmonson County Dog Warden and he says unacceptable treatment of animals will not be tolerated and expressed his appreciation for all the agencies which helped with the incident.

 

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Friday, September 30th, 2022

Procedural inadequacies found in Larue County Clerk's audit

 

Though no wrong-doing is alleged, the LaRue County Clerk’s Office has been called out for procedural inadequacies in their annual audit released this past Tuesday.  The annual review of Rhonda Metcalf and staff was conducted by State Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon and details a need for separating various duties within office operations. The report states LaRue County's Clerk does not have adequate segregation over receipts, disbursements and reconciliations. This is a repeat finding from the previous year's audit.

In responding to the report, Metcalf says this condition is the result of a limited budget, which restricts the number of employees the county clerk can hire for delegation of duties. Harmon says a lack of oversight could result in undetected misappropriation of assets and could also result in inaccurate financial reporting to external agencies. He also says separation of these duties is essential for providing protection from asset misappropriation and inaccurate financial reporting while also protecting employees. Harmon says if this is not feasible due to lack of staff, cross checking procedures could be implemented and documented by the individual performing these procedures. Metcalf says she done her best to ensure there is segregation of duties, however with a small staff, there are limits to managing those duties. Again, the audit is critical of procedural inadequacies but does not allege any misappropriation, major errors or any wrong-doing by the clerk or her staff.

County clerk responsibilities include collecting certain taxes, issuing certain licenses, coordination of property and vehicle records, coordination of elections and voting records along with other services. Clerk’s office operations are funded through statutory fees collected in conjunction with many of these duties. The full LaRue County report is available through the Kentucky State Auditor website:  auditor.ky.gov.

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Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Additional signage for State Quarry Road

State Quarry Road between Park City and Cave City will be getting additional signage following two recent truck versus train collisions. In July, a man driving a dump truck was killed at the railroad crossing, which is just off US 31W.  Earlier this month, a man was seriously injured in another incident at the same location. State Quarry Road is county route.  Barren County Fiscal Court has entered into an agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to install stop ahead and railroad signs on approaches of the crossing. KYTC will also apply railroad ahead pavement markings on each approach. The agreement is a cost of approximately $750 for the county and is a result of a meeting between emergency management, KYTC and Park City Stone, which operates a quarry adjacent the road. County officials have discussed the possibility of adding crossing gates, but KYTC officials say road stakeholders such as the state, a county or city cannot install crossing gates or flashing lights at crossings. Those are installed and maintained by railroads and are added under their discretion.

 

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Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Attempted juvenile abduction investigation

Officials in LaRue County are investigating an attempted abduction of a juvenile in the Mount Sherman area Wednesday morning. A report from the sheriff’s department says the suspect drives a gray Nissan Altima and is described as a white male, 5’6” to 5’8” with a brown beard and wearing a red University of Louisville shirt.  There is no report of injury related to the incident.  The department is requesting citizens in the area with security video to check for footage which might have captured the car.  The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department phone number is 270-358-3120.

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Thursday, September 29th, 2022

County stations set up on state roads

Several traffic count stations have been set up across the area on state roads.  Transportation officials say they have received several calls asking about these locations and there is no specific project associated with these counts.  A spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says state routes are counted on a regular interval of every two or three years. Higher volume roads are counted most frequently. Routes like I-65 and some US route segments along routes like US 31W and US 31E have permanent counting stations that consistently monitor volumes. Counting stations are set up for four or five day stretches to gather Average Daily Traffic.  A breakout of truck traffic is measured with many of these counts. Data collected is used for future traffic modeling and planning of highway projects.

 

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Metcalfe County Clerk's office receives clean audit

The Metcalfe County Clerk’s Office has received a clean audit from 2021.  The annual financial statement from Shannon Fields and staff shows no discrepancies or irregularities according to State Auditor Mike Harmon. State law requires the auditor conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs. The Metcalfe County summary is one of ten reports issued by the state auditor on Tuesday. The general audit process looks at receipts, disbursements and excess fees in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The auditor also notes there are no apparent issues involving internal control over financial reporting and office operations in Metcalfe County. County clerk responsibilities include collecting certain taxes, issuing certain licenses, coordination of property and vehicle records, coordination of elections and voting records along with other services. Clerk’s office operations are funded through statutory fees collected in conjunction with many of these duties. The full Metcalfe County report is available through the Kentucky State Auditor website:  auditor.ky.gov.

 

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Large animal no cost burial services available

Large animal owners in Hart County may be unaware no cost burial services are available.  To help continue offsetting expense, a $15,000 check has been presented to the county by Tom Croghan, Treasurer of Hart County Conservation.  The district secured a grant from the Kentucky Agriculture Development fund.  Judge Executive Joe Choate says in the last fiscal year, 292 cows and horses were buried in the county at no cost to owners.  He says the money will go a long way in helping make sure the service continues.  Anyone needing cow or horse burial in Hart County can call the judge’s office in Munfordville at 270-524-5219.

 

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Grayson County crash injures two people

A violent crash on KY 187 (Shrewsbury Road) just west of Nolin Lake in Grayson County Monday afternoon seriously injured two people.  Police and EMS responded just before 3:00 p.m. and observed a Kia Soul turned over and a mangled Chevrolet Cruze with a trapped driver.  The two collided in a near head-on position when Rae Ann Blankenship was traveling north in the Chevrolet and James Meredith entered the roadway with the Kia headed south.  The Kia spun off the road into a yard where it came to rest on its top.  Meredith was able to get out and was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  Blankenship had to be extricated from the Chevrolet and was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital.

 

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Caneyville man arrested for theft

A man from Caneyville has been arrested in Butler County after stealing a motorcycle. Morgantown police stopped 40-year-old Jody Embry Wednesday night for a traffic violation. A check of the registration came back as stolen from Grayson County. Embry’s license had previously been suspended and he had an active warrant in Butler County. A search revealed an unspecified drug. He is charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended license and with non-moving traffic violations. Jody Embry has a lengthy history of similar arrests and charges dating back to at least 2010.

 

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Monday, September 26th, 2022

Sports ticker

The Hart County Raiders defeated Adair County Friday night 35-13 to improve to 5-1 and stay undefeated in district play.  The Raiders head into fall break hosting Taylor County this Friday night. The Cardinals are 3-3, coming off a loss Friday night at Casey County.

Caverna lost to Nelson County Friday night 45-22. The Colonels are off this Friday night. Their next game will be October 7th, when they host Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee.

The Raider Band placed 4th in Class 2A Saturday at Warren East. Hart County's color guard was 2nd in their class and percussion was 3rd in their class. The next competition for the Raider Marching Band is October 16th, when they head to Grayson County's contest.

The Reds defeated the Brewers Sunday 2-1, avoiding a weekend sweep.  Cincinnati plays at Pittsburg tonight to begin a three-game series.  Air time here on WLOC is 5:10 with a first pitch set for 5:35.

 

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Monday, September 26th, 2022

Theft at Glasgow's Rural King

Rural King in Glasgow continues to be a common target for theft.  Authorities are asking for public help in identifying a suspect who hooked up to a utility trailer and drove off over the weekend. Security video shows a gray, mid-to-late 2000’s Kia Sportage with no license plate and a man described as a white male of slim build, wearing a dark gray hoodie, jeans, a face mask and orange gloves. Anyone with information should contact Glasgow Police at 270-651-6165.

 

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Monday, September 26th, 2022

Three men sought by Hodgenville police

Police in Hodgenville are looking for three men with active warrants. Kevin "Dewey" Day is wanted for 4th degree domestic assault. Seth Brown is wanted for possession of a controlled substance and related charges. Shane England is wanted for 1st degree criminal abuse of a child under the age of 12.  Anyone with information about these suspects should contact law enforcement.

 

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Monday, September 26th, 2022

UTV driver dies in crash

A man is dead after a wreck on a public road involving an off-road vehicle.  State Police were called to a location on Bengal Road in Taylor County just after 8:00 a.m. Friday. A preliminary investigation report says 57-year-old Cheryl Sanders, of Campbellsville, was traveling east in a 2013 Honda Odyssey when she struck a Kubota UTV also traveling east in the rear. The UTV was being driven by 69-year-old Jason Jones, of Campbellsville, who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

 

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Monday, September 26th, 2022

Contractor bankruptcy stalls road project

A Grayson County $6.5 million road project continues to be stalled with the awarded contractor in bankruptcy. The project to straighten a section of US 62 known locally as "Beehive Curve" between Leitchfield and Clarkson began in 2021 and abruptly stopped this spring with about half of the work complete. Charles Deweese Construction, Incorporated has a debt to subcontractors and suppliers in excess of $100 million and filed for bankruptcy on July 1st.

A release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says discussion is ongoing with the bond entity involved in the project contract with an intent to hire a replacement contractor as soon as possible. Bonding company representatives will visit the US 62 worksite to scope the contract they will be taking to potential bidders. The bonding company is responsible for hiring a replacement contractor.  A timeline for completion is not known, but the project will be pushed into 2023 instead of being completed before this winter as originally planned.

KYTC is performing some temporary seeding and access maintenance to affected parcels along the construction corridor until a new contractor is selected.

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Monday, September 26th, 2022

Shootout claim leads to arrest

A man shot up his own home and then claimed he was in a shootout with burglars.  Police in Grayson County responded a residence on Pearman Road near Wax when 44-year-old Dewayne Logsdon reported he exchanged gunfire with three suspects who were attempting to break in. When officers arrived, no suspects were located and Logsdon was standing on a front porch, sweating heavily. He told officers 70 to 80 rounds were shot at the house. During questioning, Logsdon's story about the incident was inconsistent. After receiving permission to search the premises, marijuana, a suspected crack pipe and blue powder were located along with multiple handguns and rifles. A surveillance camera at the home was reviewed with no indication of any suspects.  Logsdon was seen coming and going with various guns for about two hours before his call to authorities.

 

Dewayne Logsdon was taken into custody and is charged with possession of a controlled substance, falsely reporting an incident, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Possession charges are enhanced due to the presence of firearms.

 

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Fatal Crash On 31W Near Bonnieville

A Leitchfield woman died in a single vehicle crash on US 31W near Bonnieville Wednesday afternoon. A collision investigation report says just before 2pm, 26-year-old Hope Davis was traveling south and for an unknown reason veered off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The vehicle overturned and caught on fire. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Man Injured In Wood Milling Incident

A man is critically injured after being impaled when wood mill equipment propelled a piece of lumber at him Wednesday morning. The incident happened at Interstate Hardwoods on Pine Ridge Hill just north of Munfordville. The sheriff’s department confirms they responded but did not issue a report because the incident was deemed accidental. The man was airlifted to a trauma center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
 

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Motorcycle Crash Injures Man

A Mount Sherman man was critically injured in a motorcycle collision Wednesday morning in LaRue County. Police say 47-year-old James Benningfield was traveling east on KY 1906, known as Mount Sherman Road, driving a 2005 Honda. The crash report says Benningfield drifted into path of a westbound 2017 Nissan van while in a curve. The van was driven by 31-year-old Nathaniel Chapman of Upton. Benningfield was taken to LaRue County’s EMS Station and then flown to University of Louisville Hospital. Chapman was not physically injured.

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Hart County Arrests

Recent arrests from the Hart County Sheriff’s Department include 35-year-old Brian Caven of Greensburg. He was taken into custody September 10th and booked at Hart County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication by a controlled substance. He is also served a probation violation warrant. September 14th, 57-year-old Troy Trulock of Munfordville was taken into custody and booked at Hart County Jail on charges of wanton endangerment and Terroristic Threatening. Brian Caven remains jailed. Troy Trulock is no longer listed as an inmate.

 

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Multi-Fatal Crash On KY 90 Near Cave City

A multi-fatal crash has happened on KY 90 just south of Cave City. Tuesday evening, a semi collided with an SUV near the former Crystal Onyx Cave entrance.
 

State police say 28-year-old Singh Gill of Fresno, California was driving the semi toward Glasgow and failed to observe a vehicle in front of him slowing to make a left turn. He swerved to avoid hitting the turning vehicle and struck a northbound 2005 GMC Yukon driven by 76-year-old David Hayes of Cave City who died at the scene. Two other passengers in the SUV died, 54-year-old Katie Yoder and 55-year-old Daniel Yoder both of Horse Cave. Two more passengers were flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital are are listed in stable condition. They are identified as 20-year-old Roseanne Yoder and 14-year-old Joseph Yoder all of Horse Cave.
 

Clearing and reconstruction required closure of the road for several hours, which opened around 1:30 this morning.
 

This is the second fatal crash this month on the stretch of KY 90 just south of Cave City. A man was killed September 8th in a crash just slightly north of last night's wreck when he crossed the center line and hit a box truck head-on.
 

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Friday, September 16th, 2022

Weekend Sports Ticker

Congrats to Hart County Golf Teams for their wins over Warren East, Warren Central and Grayson County on Thursday in Bowling Green.  Regional play is up next for the Raiders and Lady Raiders.

 

Hart County hosts Glasgow tonight in high school football.  The Raiders are 3-1 following a tough loss last week against Campbellsville.  Glasgow is 4-0 with an average winning margin of 35 points per game. Kickoff is set for 7pm.  Coverage begins at 6:30 here on WLOC.

 

The Colonels travel to Brownsville tonight to take on the Wildcats for a 7pm kickoff.  Caverna is 1-3 on the season.  Edmonson County is still looking for their first win of the season at 0-4.

 

The Reds snapped a six game losing streak with a 3-2 win in Saint Louis Thursday night. The two are back at it tonight with a 7:15 start time. The broadcast tonight is being preempted by Hart County High School Football.  The Reds and Cardinals play a Double Header tomorrow with games set to begin at 12:15 and 6:15. Sunday baseball begins at 1:15.  Catch Saturday and Sunday games here on WLOC.

Good luck to the Hart County Raider Marching Band as they perform their 2022 show, "Epic" in competition Saturday evening.  Their performance is scheduled for 6:30 at Ohio County High School.

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Friday, September 16th, 2022

City of Horse Cave special meeting

The City of Horse Cave will hold a special meeting at 6:00 p.m. Monday for a second reading to adopt tax rates for the year.  The meeting will take place at Horse Cave City Hall.  A first reading was approved during a previous meeting. Tax rates will be set if the measure passes.  The reading pertains to real and personal property, water craft and motor vehicles.  The tax rate reading is the only item of business on the meeting agenda.

 

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Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education meets at 6pm (Thursday, 9/15).  One of the main tasks of the board each year is to set the school tax rate, which will be decided during the board meeting. There will be a public hearing regarding the tax rate beforehand. The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 5:30.  Both the hearing and the board meeting will take place at Hart County High School. The board is proposing a 57.8 cents on real property and 60.6 cents on personal property. Proposed rates are per $100 assessed value.

 

The General Fund tax levied in fiscal year 2022 was 60.6 cents on real property and 60.6 cents on personal property and produced revenue of $4.5 million. The proposed 2023 rate is estimated to produce $4.9 million.

 

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Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Final night of ramp closure near Munfordville

Tonight is the final ramp closure for I-65 work near Munfordville. The interstate northbound on ramp will be closed from 7pm to 7am Friday morning.  Motorists needing to access northbound I-65 will have to do so from Horse Cave or Bonnieville. As work on the overall thin-lay surfacing project is completed, striping and pavement marker placement will be occurring on the interstate between Exits 53 (Cave City) and 65 (Munfordville). Motorists should continue to be aware of varying lane closures through the area.

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Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Teacher enters guilty plea

After being indicted and pleading not guilty nearly three years ago for having sexual interaction with a 13-year-old female student, a former Barren County Middle School teacher has now entered a guilty plea to related charges and faces up to 17 years in prison.

Court records from September 6th in Barren County indicate 30-year-old William Gardner (who was 27 at the time of the initial sexual relationship with the minor) entered a guilty plea to first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, tampering with a witness and prohibited use of electronic communication to procure a minor for sexual activity.

Gardner was arrested in October 2019 when the student told authorities of several encounters between the two.  When interviewed by investigators, Gardner admitted sexual contact with the girl.  After being indicted, Gardner was released in April of 2020 on a $75,000 bond.

Investigators were notified of continuing sexual relations between the two in July of 2020.  Surveillance video from a Horse Cave Hotel confirmed them together. When interviewed, the girl told investigators she had a sexual encounter with Gardner at the location and had been picked up by him on three other occasions, resulting in second arrest.

William Gardner will appear before a judge for sentencing on December 9th. Prosecution recommended the 17-year-term, along with a $1,000 fine and five years of conditional release.  Prosecution also made a recommendation to limit parole eligibility until Gardner serves 85% of his sentence.

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Thursday, September 15th, 2022

DUI arrest in Leitchfield

A man driving on Western Kentucky Parkway while nearly three and a half times over the legal blood alcohol limit was arrested Monday night by Leitchfield Police.  Officers were notified of a reckless driver and located a Toyota pickup swerving and traveling approximately 35 miles per hour. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver continued swerving and traveling at slow speed before exiting the parkway at Clarkson and pulling over at a convenience store.  Contact was made with 28-year-old Adam Whitman of Lebanon with a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle.  Several empty liquor containers were in plain view. The attending officer says Whitman was so drunk that it was not possible to complete a sobriety test. He was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center for medical clearance before being jailed at Grayson County Detention Center. The DUI is at least Whitman’s fourth since 2018.  One of those arrests was last September in Hart County.

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Thursday, September 15th, 2022

All clear at WKU

All is clear after several tense hours filled with confusion early Wednesday on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Two separate incidents regarding potential explosives resulted in evacuations and canceled classes. Word initially began spreading of an explosive device discovered at the construction site near Cherry Hall. A short time later, university officials issued a statement that the object was not an explosive but was large electrical fuse-type device. It is not clear how or why the device was originally observed and reported as an explosive. After the report from near Cherry Hall, a bomb threat was directed at a campus parking structure. The two nearly simultaneous issues made for mixed understandings by the university community as officials worked through procedures and protocols to ensure safety of the surrounding area. Ultimately, the bomb threat was not legitimate and a female student was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening.  The threat was made on social media as a joke.  University officials say they consider all threats seriously and investigate to the fullest.  The arrested student could face five to ten years in prison, if convicted.  Classes resumed Wednesday afternoon and are on a normal schedule for Thursday.

 

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Thursday, September 15th, 2022

KY 70 closure extended until Saturday

Closure of Brownsville Road (KY 70) will be extended until 7am Saturday.  Construction crews closed the road Wednesday morning from Mammoth Cave Parkway to the park’s entrance on the Brownsville side. The road was originally scheduled to reopen Friday morning.  Contractors say they are going to need additional time to perform pavement sealing, clean culverts, repair parking areas, install rumble strips and lay new striping.

 

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education will hold a public hearing at Hart County High School on September 15, 2022 at 5:30 PM to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 57.8 cents on real property and 60.6 cents on personal property.

 

The General Fund tax levied in fiscal year 2022 was 60.6 cents on real property and

60.6 cents on personal property and produced revenue of $4,576,411.10.

The proposed General Fund tax rate of 57.8 cents on real property and 60.6 cents

on personal property is expected to produce $4,934,553.37. Of this amount,

$655,830.06 is from new and personal property. The compensating tax for 2023 is

55.6 cents on real property and 60.6.6 cents on personal property and is expected to

produce $4,766,971.70.

 

The general areas to which revenue of $358,142.27 above 2022 revenue is to be

allocated are as follows: Cost of collections, $12,535; building fund, $12,500; instruction,

$195,000; transportation, $35,000 and maintenance of plant, $103,107.27.

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Federal funds released for storm disaster relief

Nearly nine months after devastating storms destroyed homes and businesses across Hart and several surrounding counties, US Small Business Administration and FEMA are releasing $95.7 million in federal funds for disaster recovery. From this funding, over $15.8 million is marked for housing assistance payments and other disaster losses and critical needs, while more than $59.3 million are marked for low-interest disaster loans by homeowners, renters and businesses.

A total of sixteen counties were designated for federal assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program: Barren, Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor and Warren.

In addition to individuals, FEMA says 23 county governments are eligible for public assistance, locally including Hart, Barren, Grayson, Marion, Logan, Meade, Breckinridge, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor and Warren.  Public assistance will allow communities to get assistance with the cost of repair, rebuilding and emergency work, including reimbursements for debris removal, damaged roads and infrastructure.

Public assistance relief includes planned payouts on 692 total projects and has provided more than $20.6 million to date for reimbursements.

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Clean audit for Hart County Clerk's Office

The Hart County Clerk’s Office has received a clean audit from 2021.  The annual financial statement from retired Clerk Lisa Hensley Sanders and staff shows no discrepancies or irregularities according to State Auditor Mike Harmon. State law requires the auditor conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs. The Hart County summary is one of ten reports issued by the state auditor on Tuesday. The general audit process looks at receipts, disbursements and excess fees in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The auditor also notes there are no apparent issues involving internal control over financial reporting and office operations in Hart County. County clerk responsibilities include collecting certain taxes, issuing certain licenses, coordination of property and vehicle records, coordination of elections and voting records along with other services. Clerk’s office operations are funded through statutory fees collected in conjunction with many of these duties.

The full Hart County report is available through the Kentucky State Auditor website:  auditor.ky.gov.

 

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Warrant served and arrest in Leitchfield

A woman with an active warrant was arrested along South Clinton Street in Leitchfield last Friday. Just after 9am, 46-year-old Angela Lemons was walking south on the road when a patrolling officer recognized her. Lemons was found in possession of methamphetamine, a hypodermic needle and Gabapentin prescription pills in an over-the-counter pill bottle. Lemons claimed these items did not belong to her.  She was arrested on possession charges and served the warrant, which had been issued out of Breckinridge County.

 

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Cave City man arrested after traffic stop

A strong smell of marijuana prompted the arrest of a man in Cave City last Thursday night during a traffic stop. An officer observed 57-year-old Johnny Brown pulling out of a convenience store on Happy Valley Street without headlights turned on. After contact was made, Brown was arrested for being impaired while driving, trafficking in marijuana and several traffic violations including not having insurance.  He was taken to Caverna Hospital and then transported to Barren County Detention Center.  He was released from Jail on Friday and is scheduled to appear in court on October 10th.

 

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Felony drug arrest at police checkpoint

Cave City Police released details of a felony drug arrest following a US 31W traffic safety checkpoint setup on September 2nd.  Officers noticed a strong marijuana odor from a vehicle being driven by 61-year-old Randy Rush.  A search of his car turned up marijuana, methamphetamine, hydrocodone, gabapentin and items of drug paraphernalia.  He was arrested on multiple possession charges as well as failure to produce proof of insurance. Rush was taken to Barren County Detention Center and released the following day.  He appears in court on September 26th.

 

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Pursuit in Glasgow leads to various charges

A police chase north of Glasgow ended with the arrest of an intoxicated Cave City man Monday. An officer attempted to stop 22-year-old Brandon Heath for speeding along US 31E.  Heath continued north and turned onto Goodnight Road and then turned onto Cap Redford Road. The pursuit ended in a field along Whitney Woods Road.  Police say Heath tried to collide with emergency vehicles during the pursuit. He was taken into custody and charged with disregarding a traffic control signal, reckless driving, speeding, two counts of attempted first-degree assault of a police officer, first-degree fleeing or evading, improper passing, failure to give right of way to an emergency vehicle, four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer and operating a motor vehicle under the influence. No injuries occurred during the incident. Heath is jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

Area sports recap

Hart County was handed their first loss of the season Friday night.  The Raiders were defeated on their home field by Campbellsville 30-21, dropping thier record to 3-1.  Hart County will host Glasgow Friday for a 7pm kickoff.

Caverna falls to 1-3 on the season after losing to Berea Saturday afternoon, 47-6.  The Colonels travel to Brownsville to take on Edmonson County Friday night.

The Reds dropped two of three over the weekend with a close loss to the Brewers 7-6 Sunday afternoon.  The Pirates come to Cincy to start a three game set tonight.  First pitch is at 5:40.  Our coverage begins at 5:10 this evening here on WLOC.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 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 qualify Friday, September 16th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 2:00 p.m.  We have “Drive through pick up”. Someone will be in the parking lot to assist you in getting in line. Listen to WLOC Radio 1150 AM or 101.7 FM for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteer workers will need to arrive at 9:00 a.m.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

Dump truck hit by train near Park City

Another dump truck has been hit by a train near Park City.  The collision Friday happened before Noon on State Quarry Road, near the same spot where a man driving a dump truck was killed during a crash with a train back in early July.  The unidentified driver from the wreck on Friday was air-lifted to Louisville but had non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

Police chase results in arrest

A police chase ended in Greensburg Thursday and resulted in the arrest of a man from Campbellsville.  Police say 26-year-old Robert Linton refused to pull over when a traffic stop was initiated in Taylor County. Linton was driving a motorcycle on US 68 at high speed during the chase around 3:30, during peak afternoon travel.  He is charged with fleeing or evading, reckless driving and speeding more than 26 miles per hour over the speed limit.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

WKU student quarantined with Monkeypox

A WKU Student is in quarantine with a case of Monkeypox in Bowling Green.  The student is under supervision of the public health department.  University officials say there is very little risk of spread within the campus environment. Sporadic cases have been reported throughout the region.  Public health officials say personal contact and contact with contaminated items is the primary vehicle for spread of Monkeypox and most people are at low risk for transmission.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

Intoxicated driver strikes construction worker vehicle

An intoxicated driver hit a construction worker vehicle on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway in Glasgow Thursday. Police say 24-year-old Corey Shirley, of Glasgow, had collided with a Safe Site Construction Vehicle in the active construction zone causing severe damage.  Shirley is charged with driving under the influence, second offence with aggravating circumstances and criminal mischief.  He was released Friday and is scheduled to appear in court October 10th.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

Bowling Green man arrested after foot pursuit

A suspected shoplifter was arrested after a foot pursuit at Rural King in Glasgow on Thursday.  Police responded and made contact with 39-year-old Christopher Branch, of Bowling Green, who fled a short distance before being caught and arrested.  A search of his vehicle turned up methamphetamine. He is charged with his second possession offence and fleeing or evading on foot and remains jailed at Barren County Detention Center. He appears in court this Thursday.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

Drug arrest after traffic stop

A traffic stop last week in Glasgow resulted in the arrest of a woman on drug charges. Police stopped 54-year-old Joyce Stamper, of Glasgow, Thursday along Preston Street for expired registration. A vehicle search turned up Hydrocodone and Gabapentin not in a proper container. Stamper was arrested and faces possession charges related to these substances. She is also charged with having no current registration and failure to produce an insurance card. The arrest marks the second time over the past year Stamper has been taken into custody for drug related offences in Barren County. She was released from Jail on Friday and will appear in court October 10th.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2022

Brownsville Road closing for road maintenance

Brownsville Road (KY 70) will be closed from 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning until 7:00 a.m. Friday morning through Mammoth Cave National Park. The stretch from Mammoth Cave Parkway to the park’s entrance on the Brownsville side will undergo road maintenance. Crews will perform pavement sealing, clean culverts, repair parking areas, install rumble strips and lay new striping. Park officials say Cedar Sink Trail will remain open during the road closure but may only be accessed by Park Boundary Road from the intersection of KY 259 and KY 422 in the Pig Community. There will be no access to Turnhole Bend Nature Trail or to Joppa Church from either Brownsville Road or Joppa Ridge Road the during the closure. Park roads and ferry operation details are always available nps.gov/maca and on twitter @mcnpRoadsFerry.

 

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Friday, September 9th, 2022

Cave City man arrested on drug charges

Police responded to an unsubstantiated break-in report at a Cave City residence Wednesday.  After being dispatched to Marina Court, officers made contact with 30-year-old Chad Horton. They were told a male subject entered the residence and was hiding in the attic but no such person was found. Verbal consent to search the home was obtained, resulting in discovery of marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia

in a bedside table. Chad Horton was placed under arrest and taken to Barren County Detention Center.  He is charged with possession of a controlled substance (3rd or greater office), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Horton is also charged with criminal abuse of a child age 12 or under.  He is jailed with a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court next Thursday.

 

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Friday, September 9th, 2022

Weekend sports ticker

Congratulations to Hart County’s Golf Teams.  Boys and girls both picked up wins Thursday night at Shady Hollow against Edmonson County.

The Hart County Raiders will test their 3-0 record tonight as they host the Campbellsville Eagles.  Campbellsville is 2-1 coming off a loss last week on their home field against Metcalfe County.  The Raiders will push to keep momentum after a thrilling win at Green County a week ago.  Join us tonight for coverage beginning at 6:30.  Kick off is set for seven here on WLOC Sports.  Get the TuneIn App for your phone or other streaming device and listen for free anywhere you go.

Caverna Football is 1-2 on the season.  The Colonels look to even up their record Saturday afternoon when they take on the Berea Pirates.  Berea is 0-3 on the season.  Kickoff will be at 4pm Eastern.

The Reds take two out of three from the Cubs with a 4-3 win in Chicago.  They begin a weekend set with the Brewers tonight.  The broadcast is being preempted this evening by Hart County Football.  We will have Saturday night and Sunday games right here on WLOC.

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Friday, September 9th, 2022

Cave City man identified in fatal crash

The man who died mid-day Thursday in a crash along KY 90 just outside of Cave City is identified as 63-year-old Joe Moore, of Cave City. Around 12:30, first responders arrived in the 9000 Block of Happy Valley Road where a Nissan car heading toward Glasgow crossed the center line and collided head-on with a box truck.  Moore, was the driver of car and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the box truck is identified as 71-year-old Terry Lane of Trimble County.  Lane was not physically injured. The preliminary report does not indicate why Moore veered into the oncoming lane. A Kentucky State Police reconstruction investigation continues.

 

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Friday, September 9th, 2022

Woman arrested after fight in Glasgow

Police responded to a fight between two women at a location on McKenna Street in Glasgow Tuesday. Officers determined 22-year-old Courtney Jackson had assaulted a female victim. While being arrested, Jackson became combative and kicked an officer in the leg and knee.  She is charged with violation of her probation, resisting arrest, assault 4th degree and assault 3rd degree of a police or probation officer.  Courtney Jackson remains jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a $5,000 bond.  She is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

 

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Friday, September 9th, 2022

Infrastructure development planned for southern E-town area

More infrastructure development is being planned for the southern Elizabethtown area.  With recent announcements of rapid expansion at T. J. industrial park as supporting manufacturers locate to supply the Blue Oval-SK Battery Park at Glendale, highway officials say there is a great need for a route to connect roads surrounding the industrial region. With no direct route to connect US 31W, I-65, Western Kentucky Parkway and US 62, east-west mobility is limited and inefficient, especially for commercial traffic which cannot utilize local county roads.  A project to extend Ring Road further south has been sitting on the shelf for several years.  The project was put on hold near the end of the Governor Steve Beshear Administration.  Plans on the books take Ring Road from the current end at Western Kentucky Parkway and continue the circle around Elizabethtown southeast to I-65 and end at US 31W.  Some right of way for the project was purchased back then, but officials say they cannot consider that as they move forward because the process has to reinitialize with all of the build options being put back out to the public for consideration. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Officials have planned a public meeting for 5pm next Thursday (September 15th) at New Hope Community Church on Dee Street in Elizabethtown.  KYTC Representatives will gather feedback, answer questions and address concerns. The public will have a chance to review all Ring Road Extension build alternatives and a number of intersection types at KY 1136. After the meeting, materials will be available on the KYTC District 4 website for review.

 

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Horse Cave adult Book Store permanently closes

After a nearly four-year investigation resulting in numerous arrests and fines, the adult book store at Horse Cave’s I-65 Interchange is permanently closed. Amendments by Hart County Fiscal Court earlier this year to an ordinance regulating sexually explicit businesses allowed advancement of a civil lawsuit against the establishment. Ordinance amendments came in light of pending district court cases and subsequent investigation. At a hearing last week, owners of the adult book store agreed to permanently close the business.

The case dates back to 2019, when Hart County Sheriff’s Department and Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force officers conducted checks into illegal activity. Complaints include intoxicated patrons, disturbances at other local businesses, physical assaults and the sale of volatile substances. The adult book store was cited for more than thirty violations of a permit being required to operate a place of entertainment. In years since that initial blitz, numerous citations and arrests have been made for indecent exposure and the sale of illegal enhancements and other controlled substances. Two deaths occurred on premises during the period. Both deceased individuals were located in what has been referred to as a “back room” of the business. Both deaths were believed to be a result of health conditions brought on by the use of sexual enhancement substances. The business collected money for entry into the “back room” which was advertised as a video arcade area. The area contained booths for viewing videos which were also used for physical sexual exchanges between strangers in adjacent booths. Couches and other paraphernalia were provided to promote these exchanges.  These conditions were confirmed by undercover officers during the continuing investigation.

In addition to closure of the business, owners of the adult book store also agreed to a deed restriction which prohibits the sale of explicit sexual merchandise and activities.

 

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Caverna Board of Ed meeting

Caverna’s Board of Education meets at 6pm Thursday.  One of the main tasks of the board each year is to set the school tax rate, which will be decided during the board meeting. There will be a public hearing regarding the tax rate beforehand. The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 5:30.  Both the hearing and the board meeting will take place at Caverna’s Central Office.

 

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Traffic impacted for next several days

As the I-65 thinlay surface project nears completion in northern Barren and Hart Counties, Scotty's Contracting will be working on exit and entry ramps along the corridor which will impact traffic over the next several days:

Tonight, the southbound exit ramp at Exit 65 (Munfordville) will be closed from 7pm to 7am the next morning. Traffic will have to plan ahead and use Exit 71 (Bonnieville) ahead of the ramp closure at Exit 65 and use US 31W to reach Munfordville or continue south to Exit 58 (Horse Cave) and reverse course via northbound I-65 back to Exit 65.

Thursday night, the on ramp to I-65 southbound from US 31W at Exit 65 (Munfordville) will be closed from 7pm to 7am the next morning. Motorists will have to utilize interchanges at Exit 71 (Bonnieville) or Exit 58 (Horse Cave) to access southbound I-65.

Work is also scheduled Friday night with thinlay pavement scheduled to be laid on ramps at the southbound rest area. These ramps will remain open during paving operations.

Closures are required at the Exit 65 (Munfordville) interchange due to ramp width and available working room. Traffic can be maintained around paving operations at rest area ramps.

Work schedules are weather dependent.

As work on the overall project is completed, striping and pavement marker placement will be occurring on the interstate between Exits 53 (Cave City) and 65 (Munfordville) during this time period. Motorists should continue to be aware of varying lane closures through the area.

 

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Grayson County man dies in crash

A Grayson County man is dead a following a three-vehicle Labor Day crash along Western Kentucky Parkway. Just after noon Monday, first responders were called to a location near Milemarker 95, just east of the Caneyville Exit.

A collision investigation report says a 2016 Ford F-350 operated by 59-year-old Jeffery Hammonds of Jackson, Tennessee was traveling west on Western Kentucky Parkway near Caneyville when the vehicle he was following abruptly changed lanes revealing a 1996 Nissan pickup truck being operated by 49-year-old Barry Embry of Caneyville.  Embry was stopped in the right lane behind a stranded 1997 Ford Dump Truck being driven by 45-year-old Corry Shadburn of Beaver Dam. Embry was attempting to offer visible protection.  Hammonds was unable to avoid striking the rear of Embry's truck causing him to strike the rear of the dump truck.  

Hammonds and Shadburn were not injured in the collision.  Barry Embry was pronounced deceased by the Grayson County Coroner's Office.

 

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Golf cart theft investigation underway

Cave City Police are investigating the theft of a golf cart from a local business. The red Onward Club Car was taken around 12:10am Friday from the grounds of Lost and Forgotten Treasures on US 31W.  A photo of the suspect walking in the parking lot along with a photo of the truck and utility trailer used in the theft are posted on the Cave City Police Department's Facebook page. Owners of the cart are offering a $1,000 reward for its return in one piece.

 

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Vandalism suspect arrested by Leitchfield Police

The suspect believed responsible for vandalism to private property at several locations throughout August around Leitchfield was arrested over the holiday weekend. Leitchfield Police Department began receiving reports early in the month of damage to fields and yards in and around the Leitchfield Aquatic Center, ECTC campus, Grayson County High School and Lawler Elementary School.

Officers with Leitchfield Police used trail camera footage to identify the truck believed responsible for some of these reports and arrested 21-year-old Mollie Ann Fisher, of Grayson County.  She is jailed at Grayson County Detention Center and charged with criminal mischief, criminal trespassing and unlawful transaction with a minor.   The minor is suspected of being with Fisher when the offenses occurred.

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Tennessee man found dead after helicopter crash

The search for a helicopter reported missing across the region ended Monday.  The aircraft was found and the pilot was dead just inside the boundary of Mammoth Cave National Park.  The lightweight, experimental, kit's copter was in route from Saint Louis, Missouri to Knoxville, Tennessee. Its last GPS ping for location was near the Chalybeate Community.  The crashed copter was found around 4pm Monday near KY 70 and Park Boundary Road. The pilot, 69-year-old David Stone of Louisville, Tennessee, was a military veteran.  The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.  Aviation experts say it's not all that common for a light aircraft to be traveling such a long distance.  It is unclear at this point why stone was flying the helicopter on such a long route.  Aviation disasters are often an exhaustive and lengthy process when it comes to investigation.  Officials say they will look at weather as a potential contributor to the cause of the crash.

 

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Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Weekend area sports

Congratulations to the Hart County Lady Raider Golf Team in their victory over Green County Thursday. Bevin Minor topped the leader board in the win. Hart County’s Raider Football Team is 2-0 on the season, averaging 60 points per game while only giving up 7 points per game.  Tonight, they travel to Green County for a 7pm kickoff.  The Dragons only have one game under their belt so far – a win last week, 34-29 against Nelson County.  Coverage begins at 6:30 tonight on WLOC Sports.

 

Caverna is 1-1 on the season after a win last week over Trimble County.  The Colonels host 1-0 Bracken County Saturday afternoon.  Kickoff is set for 2:30.

 

The Reds were off Thursday night.  They begin a weekend series playing host to the Colorado Rockies tonight.  With Hart County Football preempting Reds Coverage tonight, you can join us for the Saturday night game and Sunday afternoon finale’ here on WLOC Sports.

 

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Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Three arrested at Hodgenville Hardee's

Police served a search warrant at Hardee’s in Hodgenville Thursday in reference to a narcotics investigation involving two employees at the restaurant.  Just after 2:00 p.m., police arrived and a search turned up methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. As a result, 20-year-old James Romines was taken into custody and charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Another employee identified as 57-year-old Sherry Collins was also taken into custody and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Both were taken to LaRue County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Road Rage case investigation

Police continue investigating a suspected case of road rage on the eastern side of Veteran's Outer Loop Thursday in Glasgow.  The incident involves a vehicle believed to be a dark blue or black Dodge SUV with dark tinted windows.  A victim told officials with the Barren County Sheriff's Department that a car acted in an aggressive manner towards them and then an occupant of that vehicle pointed a gun and fired one shot. It’s unclear whether the suspect was aiming at the victim’s vehicle or not. The victim’s car was not hit. Officials obtained surveillance footage from area cameras and released photos of the suspect vehicle to area media outlets and on social media. Glasgow Independent Schools was notified of the incident as a precaution to let them know to not let students out of buildings.  Police say they believe the incident is isolated and is in no way school-related.

 

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Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Recent arrests in Hart County

Arrests by the Hart County Sheriff’s Department over the past few days include 34-year old Julian Wright. of Horse Cave.  Wright was arrested last Thursday for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and for not having prescription controlled substances not in their proper container.  Last Saturday, 36-year old Brett Mouser, of Munfordville, was arrested for failure to comply with a bench warrant, fleeing and/or evading police on foot, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Wednesday, 26-year-old Donald Huffman, of Munfordville, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and theft of a firearm.  All of these individuals were taken to Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, September 1st, 2022

Domestic altercation leads to arrest

A domestic altercation Monday in Cave City resulted in the arrest of a man for assault, strangulation and terroristic threatening.  Police were called to Wigwam Trailer Park, Lot 9 for a welfare check. When officers arrived, they identified Crystal Mayotte as a victim and 45-year-old Steven Thomas Parker as a suspect. A physical altercation had taken place between the two.  Parker was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked with a $5000 bond.  He appears in court today.

 

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Thursday, September 1st, 2022

Double arrests in Glasgow

A warrant for one turned into a double arrest in Glasgow on Monday.  Police arrived at a residence along Combs Boulevard to serve the warrant for 60-year-old Joseph Todd Harper of Glasgow. Consent to search was granted and officers located methamphetamine, a glass pipe and marijuana.  A woman at the residence during the search was identified as 44-year-old Candice Faye Williams also of Glasgow. A background check revealed an active warrant for her arrest. Both are charged with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Williams faces additional charges of having more than one operator’s license and contempt of court.  Harper was released Tuesday and is scheduled to appear in court today.  Detention center records indicate Williams remains in jail with a court date set for September 26th.

 

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Thursday, September 1st, 2022

Brownsville man arrested after traffic stop

A routine traffic violation resulted in the arrest of a Brownsville man for several offences. Brownsville Police stopped 42-year-old Christopher David Self along Reservoir Street after turning without using a signal. A background check revealed an active warrant. Self admitted to having a pipe and methamphetamine in his possession. He was taken to Hart County Jail on traffic and drug charges related to the stop.  The warrant is in reference to a charge of failure to appear and violation of parole.

 

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Thursday, September 1st, 2022

Greensburg man turns himself in

After being indicted for several sex crimes a man turned himself in at the Green County Sheriff’s Department on Monday morning.  Police say 21-year-old Jerry York of Greensburg was taken into custody and is charged with multiple counts of rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, distribution of obscene matter to minors, video voyeurism, use of a minor in a sexual performance and procuring or promoting the use of a minor in a sexual performance.  York is jailed in Taylor County Detention Center with a $100,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Convicted felon arrested at restaurant parking lot

A convicted felon was arrested after a suspicious vehicle was reported in the parking lot of McDonald’s after closing hours in Cave City on Monday.  Police identified the occupant as 47-year-old Kenneth Lilliman.  A vehicle search turned up a loaded 9mm handgun and suspected marijuana. Lilliman was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.  He is jailed with a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

 

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Glasgow woman arrested for DUI

A woman driving a pickup on Veterans Outer Loop in Glasgow crashed into a parked car Sunday. Police say 71-year-old Lena Carver, of Glasgow, was impaired as she crossed the median, ran off the road, went through a fence and struck the stationary vehicle parked at Shoe Show in front of Walmart. Carver is charged with driving under the influence and criminal mischief. She was taken to Barren County Detention Center and released on Monday.

 

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Stolen car recovered near Louisville

A stolen car from Hart County has been recovered near Louisville.  The red Dodge Avenger was taken from a Bonnieville residence before dawn on Tuesday and reported to police.  On Tuesday afternoon, a vehicle matching the description was involved in a chase along northbound I-65 approaching Louisville and reaching speeds of 120 miles per hour.  The chase continued onto the exit at Brooks Road north of Shepherdsville and then north onto Blue Lick Road in a highly congested residential area before being terminated due to safety concerns.  The car was found unattended Tuesday night in the vicinity of where the pursuit ended.  No arrests have been made, but authorities are investigating the use of a debit card in Upton which belonged to the car owner and was inside the vehicle when it was stolen.  Drug related items and a phone believed to belong to the suspect or suspects were also found in the car which may help investigators identify the person or persons responsible for the vehicle theft.

 

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Weekend assault in Glasgow

Glasgow Police has released details of a weekend assault.  Saturday, officers responded to South Lewis Street in reference to a female victim who had been struck with a machete by a male subject who fled the scene on foot.  The victim was treated for injuries to her head and hand.  The man was identified as 31-year-old Eddie Cooper and was later located behind a nearby building. He was arrested, taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of burglary, domestic violence assault, wanton endangerment, strangulation and criminal mischief. According to detention center records, he also faces a charge of contempt. He is jailed on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on September 8th.

 

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Dodge car stolen in Hart County

Stolen early Tuesday morning in Bonnieville, was a red Dodge car with plate number 226 RWG.  If seen, contact police at once.

 

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Friday night area high school football

Hart County Raiders will travel to take on Green County at 7:00 p.m. Join WLOC for live coverage of the pregame show beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 

Saturday night:  Caverna Colonels will entertain Bracken County at 2:30 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Hart County Ambulance Service Board meeting

Hart County Ambulance Service Board of Directors will meet Friday, September 9th, at 8:00 a.m. at the Hart County Ambulance Service, 20 Ambulance Drive, Munfordville, to have a second reading of the 2022 Real Property Tax Rate to be set at 7.3 cents per $100 assessed value. The 2021 Real Property Tax Rate was 7.5 cents per $100 assessed value.

 

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Clothes for Kids Radio Auction

WLOC Annual Fall Clothes for Kids Radio Auction will be held the week of October 24th. If you would like to donate items for the auction, please bring them to WLOC Radio Station 31-W in Horse Cave.

Suggested items include: country hams, antiques, gift certificates, home decor, tools, toys, gift baskets..... and all items must be new, unless they are antiques.

Monetary donations can be mailed to:

WLOC Clothes for Kids

P.O. Box 98

Horse Cave, Ky. 42749.

 

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Mammoth Cave National Park funding

Mammoth Cave National Park will receive approximately $6.5 million from the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) to rehabilitate about one mile of cave trail inside Mammoth Cave starting in fall 2022. The project will address deferred maintenance associated with these facilities, visitor safety, tour experience, and natural and cultural resource protection from the New Entrance to the Frozen Niagara entrance.

The Cave Trail Rehabilitation Project will harden the existing cave trail using concrete and paving stones and replace narrow stairways to improve both the visitor experience and emergency personnel access. New benches will be installed in the Fairy Ceiling gathering area and the Frozen Niagara section will see an improvement to the overlooks in the main Drapery Room and Crystal Lake. These improvements will greatly enhance the visibility of these features to the public once the project is complete.

The exact date of construction has not been set but work is expected to begin in November 2022 and last until summer of 2023.

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Two arrested in Cave City Saturday

Two separate traffic stops resulted in felony arrests over the weekend in Cave City.  Police stopped a truck for expired registration on Happy Valley Road Saturday and identified the driver as 40-year-old Nicholas Brown.  A check of his license came back as suspended.  A search of his vehicle turned up suspected heroin, suboxone and fentanyl along with drug paraphernalia. He was arrested on drug possession and numerous traffic related charges then jailed with a $2,500 bond. He was released later on Saturday and has a court date set for September 26th in Barren County.

Also on Saturday, a Jeep was stopped at Grinstead Mill Road and Mammoth Cave Street when the driver ran a stop sign. The driver is identified as 52-year-old James York.  A check of his ID came back with multiple arrest warrants for parole violations and failure to appear in court. A search of York's vehicle turned up suspected methamphetamine. He was taken to jail on possession charges in addition to outstanding warrants.  He remains jailed in Barren County with a court date scheduled on September 13th.

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Unemployment rates continue to lower

Hart County's unemployment rate continues edging lower.  New data released for July shows the county's rate at 4.2% which is down from 4.5% in June. On trend, the county's overall rate continues to be around one percentage point lower than a year ago.

Statewide, the rate also continues falling in 117 counties when compared to a year ago. Cumberland and Woodford counties share the lowest jobless rate at 3% followed by Oldham and Scott counties sharing the third lowest rate at 3.2%, Anderson, Boone and Fayette counties share the fifth lowest rate at 3.3%.

Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 11.2%, followed by Breathitt County at 9.1%,  Elliott County at 8.9%, Martin County at 8.8% and Carter County at 8.4% to round out the bottom five.

Of our neighboring counties, all of them had decreases in unemployment from June to July. Barren County is at 4.3%, Edmonson County is at 5.1%, Grayson County is at 4.9%, Hardin County is at 4.3%, LaRue County is at 4.7%, Green County is at 3.7% and Metcalfe County is at 4.9%.

 

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Reported shooting false claim

A Bowling Green school was on high alert much of the morning Monday after a shooting was reported which turned out to be false.  Police responded to Moss Middle School on Russellville Road after a young male called dispatch to make the report. Officers arrived and determined there was no active situation and no threat. A juvenile suspect has been arrested and is charged with terroristic threatening. Authorities have not said at this point why they believe the juvenile made the 911 call.

 

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Monday, August 29th, 2022

Reds back home; Friday night area football

The Reds were looking to sweep the Washington Nationals on Sunday but came up a run short, losing 3-2.  The Reds are back home tonight to begin a series with the Saint Louis Cardinals.  First pitch is at 5:40 tonight on WLOC Sports.

 

And if you missed Friday night football, the Hart County Raiders are off to a good start at 2-0 on the season after defeating McCreary Central, 56-15. In their first two dates, the Raiders are averaging 60 point per game. The team travels to Green County this Friday night.

The Colonels picked up a big win Friday night, 24-20 over Tremble County.  Caverna is now 1-1 on the season and hosts Bracken County Saturday afternoon.

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Monday, August 29th, 2022

Scott waste continues service for Edmonson County

Residents in Edmonson County will continue being served by Scott Waste for the time being.  Last month, the county’s fiscal court decided to continue investigating additional options to serve county residents for trash collection after numerous complaints and service deficiencies over previous months.  A local survey was also conducted, substantiating general public disapproval of the company’s level of service.  At the county’s fiscal court meeting last week, a new manager talked to the court describing changes implemented and planned with a goal to increase the quality of service. The court decided to set a November review date, when the company’s improvements will be assessed.

 

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Monday, August 29th, 2022

Murder-for-hire plot in Hart County

The murder-for-hire plot you likely heard or read about over the weekend connects back to the suspect’s arrest this spring.  Back in April we reported, 45-year-old Warren Johnson, of Munfordville, was accused of threatening to kill his wife and jailed for attempted murder and several other charges following an altercation. Being in jail did not stop him from continuing his plan. A week ago Friday, deputies received information that Johnson had solicited a hit-man. Payment was arranged and strategies were provided to unnamed individual.  Hart County Sheriff’s office personnel staged the death of Johnson’s wife to further the investigation.

 

A press release from the department says she was transported to a secure location as multiple agencies carried out the staging.  After collecting additional evidence, Johnson is now charged with solicitation of domestic violence murder and retaliating against a participant in the legal process. Warren Johnson is still jailed in Munfordville with bonds totaling approximately $2 million.

Johnson’s wife and kids have not been publicly identified by authorities in the incidents for which he is charged.

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Friday, August 26th, 2022

Horse Cave Man Charged In Murder For Hire Scheme

On August 19th, 2022, the Hart County Sheriff's Office received a complaint regarding a murder for hire scheme in Hart County. The investigation revealed that 45-year old Warren Johnson from Horse Cave, had solicited an unnamed individual to murder his estranged wife. While incarcerated at the Hart County Jail, Johnson arranged payment and provided strategies to the unnamed individual to carry out the crime. The Hart County Sheriff's Office then planned to stage the death of the victim to further the investigation. The victim was transported to a secure location while multiple law enforcement agencies, Emergency Medical Services and the Hart County Coroner carried out the staged death. After a compelling amount of evidence was collected, the Hart County Sheriff's Office obtained arrest warrants for Warren Johnson. Johnson was charged with Murder-Domestic Violence (Solicitation) and Retaliating Against Participant in Legal Process. The investigation is ongoing and is being led by Detective Eli Dennis of the Hart County Sheriff's Office. He was assisted by Sheriff Jeff Wilson, Munfordville Police Department, Hart County EMS, Hart County Coroner's Office, Hart County Jail, Kentucky State Police and US Homeland Security Investigations.

 

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Friday, August 26th, 2022

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, JONATHAN NUNN OF BONNIEVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. COMMITTEE REPORTS WERE GIVEN INCLUDING THE JAILERS REPORT STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 206 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL. THE COURT APPROVED A NEW AGREEMENT WITH EDMONSON COUNTY TO HOUSE THEIR INMATES FOR ANOTHER YEAR. SHERIFF WILSON REPORTED THAT WESLEY MEADOWS HAD BEEN HIRED AS DEPUTY SHERIFF AND WILL BE THE SRO BONNIEVILLE SCHOOL. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS THE COURT APPROVED THE FOLLOWING: ACCEPT $40,000 TRADE IN VALUE ON 2019 JOHN DEERE TRACTOR TO A NEW JOHN DEERE TRACTOR WITH WRIGHT IMPLEMENT, 2ND READING BUDGET AMENDMENT #1, 2ND READING OF 22 TAX RATE 10.1%, 2ND READING CLARIFICATION OF LENGTH OF CANE RUN CHURCH ROAD, BUDGET TRANSFER # 3, BANK TRANSFER # 2, PURCHASE 13 HORSE TRACTOR FOR COURTHOUSE FOR $8,477, 1ST READING OF BUDGET AMENDMENT #2, SHERIFFS SALARY CAP, ACKNOWLEDGE TAX RATE FOR LIBRARY AT 9.5% WHICH WAS THE SAME AS LAST YEAR, APPOINTED ANDREW TUCKER TO PLANNING COMMISSION TERM ENDING 2023, AND INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY TO ADVERTISE FOR POSITION TO OPERATE PRE-TREATMENT PLANT AT T. MARZETTI'S. THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE COURT ROOM.

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Friday, August 26th, 2022

Hardin Co. Man charge with Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch arrested 38-year-old David M. Smith, on charges related to child sexual abuse material. The arrest was the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. A search warrant was issued for a residence in Elizabethtown Thursday. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing. Mr. Smith is currently charged with six counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance, which are Class-D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison. Mr. Smith was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, August 26th, 2022

Farmers RECC Donates $7,000 to Local Organizations

The Backpack Program, organized by Feeding America, helps children get nutritious, easy-to-prepare food so they can get enough to eat on the weekends, when they are not in school. Bags of food are assembled at area food banks and then distributed to children through the school’s Youth Resource Office.

Farmers RECC donated $2,000 each to Barren, Hart and Metcalfe counties. Approximately $120 will feed a student on the weekends for the entire school year. The funds have been distributed to the schools Youth Resource offices so they can identify individuals with a need for the donations.

In addition, Farmers RECC donated $1,000 to the Barren County Reads and Feeds program, which donates food to local students struggling with food insecurity.

 

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Friday, August 26th, 2022

E-town Chiropractor faces another sexual assault charge

An Elizabethtown chiropractor convicted last week of third-degree rape still faces charges of sexually assaulting a second patient.  34-year-old Matthew Colasanti is charged with first-degree sexual assault in the case, in which a minor said he touched her inappropriately on several occasions while performing chiropractic procedures. Colasanti was arrested on the charges in both cases in December 2020 and indicted in March 2021. Last week, a jury recommended Colasanti serve the maximum of five years. He will be required to comply with the sex offender registry for 20 years and will have five years of post-incarceration supervision and have to complete the Sex Offender Treatment Program before seeing the parole board. Colasanti is scheduled to appear October 25th in Hardin Circuit Court for a pretrial conference on the sexual abuse charge and for formal sentencing for his third-degree rape conviction.

 

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Friday, August 26th, 2022

New manufacturing facility coming to E-town

Advanced Nano facility is expected to create 93 jobs in Elizabethtown. Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that the South Korean firm will construct the new facility at the T. J. Patterson Industrial Park in

Elizabethtown. The estimated investment in the project is $49.6 million. The company is a supplier of carbon battery nanomaterials used in electric vehicle battery production.  A statement released from the Governor's office says the location will be positioned to supply materials to the nearby gigafactory, BlueOval SK Battery Park, in Glendale.

 

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Friday, August 26th, 2022

Rape investigation leads to an arrest

A 27-year-old Simpson County man has been arrested after a rape investigation that began July 28th. Kenyon Cole was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, sexual abuse, first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor for illegal sex acts, first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor for illegal controlled substances, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, third-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest. Cole was lodged in the Simpson County Detention Center with a $100,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Stolen vehicle recovered in Warren County

Back on July 19th, a red Chevrolet Silverado was seen at an auto dealership in Franklin. A Ford F-250 was stolen from the car lot.  Later that night, the red Silverado and the stolen F-250 were seen at a Bowling Green business attempting to steal several ATV's that were loaded on a trailer. However, the stolen F-250 was unable to pull the trailer. Then later the same night, the red Silverado with it's occupants were seen at a Bowling Green auto dealership trying to steal a Ford F-350. Both vehicles were then seen back at the original business where they loaded the trailer of ATV's and left. Authorities say the stolen F-250 now been recovered. No other details are available at this time.

 

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Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Three area schools awarded $5,000 each from T.J. Regional Health

Congratulations to Adair County Elementary School, Austin Tracy Elementary School and Glasgow Preschool Academy on being chosen for T.J. Regional Health’s “12 Months of T. J. Adopt a School” giveaway. T. J. Regional Health awarded $5,000 in unrestricted funds for the schools to use wherever the money is needed the most.  More than 400 nominations were submitted for the Adopt a School contest for Adair County, Barren County, and Glasgow Independent School districts. The nominations came from parents, teachers, staff, and school administrators who wanted to give their schools the opportunity to win $5,000 through the 12 Months of T. J. initiative.

 

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

E-town man indicted on rape charges

An Elizabethtown man has been indicted on a charge of first-degree rape.  27-year-old Michael Lorenzo Isaac, was indicted last week by a Hardin County grand jury.  According to a warrant issued prior to Isaac’s arrest June 22nd, Isaac was with the victim June 19th, when he made advances and sexual comments to the victim. According to the warrant, Isaac then raped the victim, and tried to prevent them from leaving.  Isaac was also indicted on a second charge of first-degree persistent felony offender.

 

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

City of Glasgow offers business grants

After many area businesses closing their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Glasgow City is stepping up to help. The city is pledging additional support to those businesses by offering a one-time business relief grant of up to $10,000 for eligible businesses in Glasgow.  Those businesses most significantly impacted by the pandemic, are encouraged to apply.  Applications are available on the city of Glasgow’s website.

 

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Friday night high school football 

In area high school football action Friday night:  Caverna will host Trimble County at 7:30 p.m.  Hart County will be on the road at Barren County Friday night in the Don Franklin Auto Trojan Trail Turf War. They will go up against McCreary Central with kick off at 6:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will be broadcasting the game live beginning with the pregame show at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Disaster food benefits available in eastern Kentucky areas

People living or working in part of eastern Kentucky damaged by flooding last month may apply for disaster food benefits. Gov. Andy Beshear says residents and people working in those counties may submit applications beginning Wednesday.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service issues the benefits. Applications may be made in person at a Department for Community Based Services office or at a Disaster Recovery Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Simpson County man charged with failure to comply

An investigation by Simpson County Sheriff's deputies has led to the arrest of a Simpson County man. Authorities say they received tips from several Simpson County residents about concern over a man who was hanging around a local playground in the presence of minors. Christion Price was living in an apartment in Walnut Forrest. He was arrested and charged with failure to comply with the sex offender registry.

 

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Edmonson County Schools go back in session August 31st....

Edmonson County Schools are planning to open their doors to students August 31st.  Edmonson County Schools Superintendent Brian Alexander says they have a guaranteed energy savings program going on at all of their schools to allow for an update on their HVAC, thermostat controls and LED lighting, as well as mechanical work. However there was one issue; sediment was found in the HVAC pipes. This caused Edmonson County Schools to start about three weeks late, but not repairing it would have led to huge problems in the future. Though the start date has been pushed back, Alexander said it hasn’t affected much else with the district’s schedule. The school is adding 20 minutes to the school day, which hasn't changed their fall, winter or spring break. The construction project is scheduled to be done in time for the first day of school set for August 31st.

 

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Monday, August 22nd, 2022

E-town Chiropractor found guilty of third-degree rape

An Elizabethtown chiropractor was found guilty Friday of third-degree rape. Jurors returned the verdict Friday afternoon against 34-year-old Matthew Colasanti after a week-long trial.  Colasanti was arrested in January 2021, after it was reported he had raped a girl in November 2020 by digital penetration during a chiropractic procedure. One of the critical pieces of evidence against him was a letter prosecutors say he wrote to his brother apologizing for the incident, and a text message saying that he planned to seek therapy. Colasanti's brother testified in a pretrial hearing that the handwriting was Colasanti's. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon said with the conviction, Colasanti will have to comply with the sex offender registry for 20 years. He also will have five years of post-incarceration supervision and have to

complete the Sex Offender Treatment Program before seeing the parole board. Jurors recommended the maximum sentence of five years.

 

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Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Largest Pumpkin crowned at State Fair

The largest pumpkin was crowned at the Kentucky State Fair on Saturday. Josh Monin’s 1508.2lb pumpkin was crowned the 2022 Kentucky State Fair Largest Pumpkin champion. The gigantic gourd beat out nine other competitors for the grand prize of $1,508.20, a dollar for every pound of pumpkin. The Kentucky State Fair is continuing through August 28th.

 

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Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Glasgow man found deceased

The body of a reported missing man was found Saturday in Glasgow. A Golden Alert was issued Saturday for 85-year-old Melvin Lemmons after the man was reported as missing. The Glasgow Police Department confirmed on their Facebook page Sunday that Lemons had been located. He has been found deceased. No other details are available at this time.

 

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Friday, August 19th, 2022

Bridge overlay project in Green County

A bridge deck overlay project on KY 88 in Green County began Thursday between the Hart County Line and Greensburg. A temporary signal was installed Wednesday to direct alternating one-way traffic across the bridge. The contractor has a 30-day window to complete the work. At the midway progress point of the project, traffic will be switched to the opposite side of the bridge.

Motorists are reminded Just as with any intersection which has a signal, emergency traffic has right of way even during a red light cycle when emergency lights are being utilized on an emergency vehicle.

Short delays of approximately 3-5 minutes can be expected, with slightly longer times during peak traffic hours.

The bridge is in a location where both approaches are coming downhill and there is normally a passing zone opportunity. Motorists who are familiar with the corridor should not anticipate a passing opportunity while the project is under construction.

The KY 88 corridor provides a critical connection from Green County toward the I 65 corridor. It is heavily utilized by commercial traffic. Approximately 2,400 vehicles per day travel through this section of KY 88 with about 14% of that number being truck traffic.

 

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Friday, August 19th, 2022

Leitchfield woman dies in crash

A Leitchfield resident is dead after a median cross-over crash on Western Kentucky Parkway in Grayson County.  Westbound traffic was detoured between Leitchfield and Canyville for about five hours due to the collision Thursday morning. Police received a call around 8:30 and arrived near Milemarker 103 where a 2003 Jeep Liberty driven by 34-year-old Meagan Renfrow, of Morgantown, crossed the median while traveling east and struck a westbound 2016 Ford Fusion driven by 31-year-old Dakota Parks. Parks was pronounced dead at the scene.  Renfrow was taken to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The preliminary report from Kentucky State Police does not indicate why Renfrow lost control of her vehicle.

 

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Friday, August 19th, 2022

Motorcycle driver killed in Hodgenville crash

A motorcycle driver was killed in a three-vehicle crash on US 31E in Hodgenville Thursday.  Police responded to the 4000 Block of New Jackson Highway, just south of the Lincoln Farm area just before noon, local time. A 2018 Toyota SUV driven by John Nicholas of Hodgenville was traveling south and made a left turn into a driveway in the path of the oncoming northbound motorcycle.  The motorcycle struck the right-rear of the SUV throwing the driver off of the vehicle into the path of a 2011 Sabaru being driven by Bonita Rock of Hodgenville who was traveling south behind the SUV.  The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The cyclist's identity has not yet been released.

 

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Friday, August 19th, 2022

SCRTC Trustee Nominations

SCRTC Trustee Nominations have been announced. A nominating committee met last week and has released names of the candidates for three districts.

Nominated in District II, consisting of Horse Cave & Canmer Exchanges is Billy Smith, Incumbent Trustee.

Nominated in District V, consisting of Glasgow & Temple Hill Exchanges is Kevin Bradshaw, Incumbent Trustee, along with Toren Garrett and Randy Chapman.

Nominated in District VI, consisting of Lucas, Fountain Run & Gamaliel Exchanges, is Zack Kender, Incumbent Trustee, along with Jeremy Lile.

Members will vote in an election for those districts which have multiple nominations. SCRTC’s Annual Meeting will be held October 13th at Cave City Convention Center where co-op reports and results will be given.

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Friday, August 19th, 2022

Pursuit on Cumberland Parkway

A pursuit on Louie B. Nunn - Cumberland Parkway began in Glasgow and continued through Metcalfe County and ended in Adair County on Thursday.  Glasgow Police initiated the stop on a white passenger car but the driver refused to pull over. Few details have been officially released, but the vehicle was eventually stopped in the median of the parkway, two people were taken into custody.

 

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Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Smooth opening for Hart County Schools

The first day of school went as smooth as we had hoped.  That statement comes from Hart County Schools Superintendent Nathan Smith. Administrators from the board of education were on hand at each of the schools in the county on Wednesday. Smith says one of the elementary principals told him it was their smoothest first day ever. Teachers, staff and other school system personnel have received a lot of specialized training in preparation for this school year. There is also a resource officer from the Hart County Sheriff’s Department in each of the schools.  Smith told us during a conversation Wednesday night, he credits all these individuals for their hard work and dedication to kids throughout the county.

 

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Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Glasgow restaurant closing doors

Rising food costs, staffing shortages and the grind of a pandemic are all cited as reasons for closure of a popular Glasgow restaurant. Owners of Sidelines issued a public statement earlier this week saying they are closing, effective immediately. The restaurant has been in business for 11 years in the Ford Centre shopping complex across US 31E from Colton’s and the T J Health Pavilion entrance.  In the statement, the owners said closing was a difficult but necessary decision.  They say thank you to all of the patrons who have dined over the years.  Several public comments added to the Sidelines Facebook Page urged the community to be considerate and visit local restaurants as much as possible in efforts to keep additional closures from happening.

 

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Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Domestic assault arrest in LaRue County

Hodgenville Police responded to a domestic altercation at Lincoln General Store just before noon local time Tuesday. An incident description says 48-year-old Windell Ake allegedly assaulted a female victim at the store. A warrant was issued and Ake was located at a residence on Greensburg Road Tuesday evening. He is charged with domestic assault and terroristic threatening. Windell Ake was taken to LaRue County Detention Center and also served an Emergency Protective Order restricting him from making contact with the victim.

 

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Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Traffic stop leads to arrest

Suspected Crystal Meth, Fentanyl and a handgun were found during a traffic stop Tuesday on Old Munfordville Road. Cave City Police identified the driver as 49-year-old Lawrence Carter, who gave consent for a vehicle search. A background check indicated Carter is a convicted felon and his license is expired. He was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substances, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and for operating a vehicle without a license. He remains jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a $5,000 bond.  He appears in court today.

 

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Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Underage and intoxicated arrest

Grayson County Deputies arrested an intoxicated, underage drinker on an ATV early Sunday.  The sheriff’s department received a complaint and investigated a church parking lot in the Duff Road and Shores Road area around 1am. When officers arrived, several subjects ran into nearby wooded areas and 18-year-old Landon McGill of Goshen was observed drinking alcohol. He fled on an ATV along with a juvenile passenger but was stopped a short time later by a deputy on Shores Road. McGill failed a field sobriety test and was arrested.  He is charged with DUI under 21, wanton endangerment, fleeing, drinking alcohol in a public place, criminal littering and various traffic and ATV violations. The juvenile was released to a family member.

 

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Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Football season ramping up

With school starting in the Hart County School System, football season is ramping up.  The Raiders play their first game of the year Friday night hosting the Colonels of Caverna.  Last year’s match-up between these two teams was canceled due to COVID policies. Caverna is looking to build on a 5-5 record from a year ago. Hart County is in Class 3A again for the 2022 season and received votes in the pre-season top 10 coaches poll, which was just released.  The Raiders finished 6-5, good for 13th in the standings out of 38 teams in Class 3A last season.

 

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Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Vehicle crashes into E-town business

A vehicle crashed into Elizabethtown Pawn and Gun Tuesday morning on US 31W. Police say the driver lost consciousness while driving northbound.  They crossed the media, struck a guardrail on the southbound side, bounced off and continued north in the southbound lane. The vehicle veered off the road, crashing into the front of the business causing significant structural damage.  The driver was taken to Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital.  There were no other injuries.  It is unclear at this time what caused the driver to lose consciousness.

 

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Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Salaries slightly underpaid for some Barren County officials

A release from the state auditor of public accounts indicates salaries of the Barren County Sheriff and Barren County Clerk were slightly underpaid for the previous year. The statutory required salary for the sheriff is $104,909 but payment for the period was $104,875 for a difference of $34 owed to the sheriff. The statutory required salary for the clerk is also $104,909 but payment for the period was $104,293 for a larger difference of $616 owed to the county clerk. The audit also reveals the clerk’s W2 for 2021 was underreported by a total of $8,693. The audit concludes accounting errors led to the difference.  According to an audit response, neither the sheriff’s department nor the clerk’s office administer payroll. Notice has been sent to the Barren County Treasurer for adjustment.

 

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Passed out man arrested in Leitchfield

A man was found passed out in Leitchfield Sunday afternoon. Police located 55-year-old William Willis on Grayson County Health Department property.  After he regained consciousness, officers found him in possession of methamphetamine.  In addition to possession charges, Willis also faces a charge of trespassing.  He has multiple prior methamphetamine arrests and is currently on parole.  After being arrested Sunday, he was taken to Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

St. Jude Dream Home winner

The winner of the Saint Jude Dream Home this year is Gerral Oliver, of Bowling Green.  A drawing was held Sunday on WBKO, the station which takes the lead each year in local promotion of the benefit contest for Saint Jude Children’s Hospital.  Mr. Oliver and his wife say they have purchased tickets for the annual, local contest since it began.  The Bowling Green home is valued at approximately $350,000 and is located in McCoy Place.  Tickets for the contest were sold out several weeks in advance of the drawing.  Mr. Oliver says he received a call from his wife while he was out shopping.  She had watched the drawing and heard his name announced.  Mr. Oliver says he thought his wife was kidding at first but knew she was serious after realizing she was crying. Both say the news hasn’t “sunk in” yet.  When asked about their plans for the home, they said they will likely end up selling it.

 

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Morgantown man arrested in Glasgow

Authorities were called to Five Star on Happy Valley Road in Glasgow Saturday after receiving a report that a male subject was passed out in a vehicle.  Glasgow Police identified the intoxicated man as 25-year-old Tiras Mitchell, of Morgantown. Digital scales, a glass pipe and methamphetamine were located in the vehicle. In addition to public intoxication, Mitchell faces possession charges of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He is currently on probation and has previous arrests in Adair, Barren, Breckinridge and Hart Counties for possession of and trafficking in methamphetamine along with fleeing, wanton endangerment and firearms charges. He also has prior records for various parole violations and driving offenses.  After being arrested Saturday, Tiras Mitchell was taken to Barren County Detention Center.

 

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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. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a construction permit/bond for road access was in need of renewal, requiring the entrance to be built now or potentially face a new approval process with changing restrictions. With the Thornton’s connection to KY 218 now 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