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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

One person injured on I-65 in Barren County

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a call of a single vehicle injury collision Thursday morning at approximately 5:50 a.m. near the 48 mile marker on I-65 in Barren County. The preliminary investigation indicated that 30 year-old Amanda Dean, of Youngstown, OH, was operating a 2010 Pontiac passenger car and traveling southbound on Interstate 65 when she lost control of her vehicle and entered the median. The vehicle overturned several times where the operator was ejected. Ms. Dean was flown to the University of Louisville for treatment of multiple injuries. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. SAM NORRAD ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF THE HORSE CAVE BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT HEARD THE JAIL REPORT GIVEN BY ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 192 IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER BERGENSON THEN PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK TOTALING JUST OVER $8,200. THE COURT APPROVED A BUDGET AND BANK TRANSFER, INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE 3 CITIES IN THE COUNTY, 1ST READING OF 25 MPH SPEED LIMIT ON N. NELSON ROAD, REAPPOINTED TO THE LIBRARY PATRICIA KIRPATRICK AND DAVID HOUK, ADVERTISE FOR CDL DRIVER, THE JUDGE TO SIGN AGREEMENTS FOR FLEX FUNDS, 2ND READING OF 2016/17 BUDGET AMENDMENT #4, AWARDED ALL 3 BIDS FOR BOX CULVERTS TO HORNBACKS CONSTRUCTION WHICH WAS THE LOW BID FOR ALL 3 ROADS (WHICKERVILLE, GADDIE CEMETERY, AND LESTER GARDNER ROAD), DECLARED AN AIR CONDITIONER AS SURPLUS PROPERTY, APPROVED ROCKET DOCKET AGREEMENT WITH THE CIRCUIT COURT, AND APPROVED MAGISTRATES REPORT. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, JULY 20TH.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

E-town woman sexual abuse case

An Elizabethtown woman will be sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in prison for sexually abusing a female relative over a sever-year period, starting when the girl was younger than 12. 37 year-old Jacqueline Fuqua accepted a plea deal for seven felony charges - three charges of first-degree sexual abuse of a person younger than 12 and four charges of first-degree sexual abuse. Fuqua and her now-husband, 50 year-old Harvey Fuqua, Jr., were arrested March 2nd. Harvey Fuqua, Jr. has pleaded not guilty and an August trial is scheduled in his case. According to court records, the Fuquas were wed six days prior to their arrests. He is charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse, one count of third-degree rape and one count of third-degree sodomy, all Class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. According to her indictment, the offenses began on or about May 16th, 2009 and are reported to have continued until May 2016. Sentencing is set for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Search continues for missing Louisville man

The Louisville Metro Police Department is looking for a missing man who was likely on his way to the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Bret Broffman, Jr. is a white male, 27 years-old, 5'10 and weights around 140 pounds. He has long brown hair and a beard. Broffman was likely headed to the festival on or about June 7th. His vehicle was found on the Veterans Outer Loop near Frank Mill Road in Glasgow the same day. Anyone with information, is asked to call LMPD at 502-574-5673 or the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-5151.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Metcalfe County man indicted for corpse abuse

A Metcalfe County man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. Keith Wayne Morgan was arrested back in April in relation to an investigation into the death of 28 year-old Ronna Gaddie, of Campbellsville. Gaddie's body was found off Edwin Williams Road on April 1st. Morgan's arraignment is scheduled for July 25th.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Child sexual assault arrests in E-town

An Elizabethtown girl says she has been sexually assaulted by an adult male family member. On Tuesday night, 36 year-old Roy Roger Drain, a former three-sport assistant coach at North Hardin High School, was arrested at his Elizabethtown home and has been charged with several felony counts. Kentucky State Police spokesman Jeff Gregory said the teenager contacted authorities and told them that the last assault was Monday night. Drain had coached football, girls' basketball and track and field at the school. He received a letter of termination from Hardin County Schools Wednesday severing all employment. According to his arrest citation, Drain admitted to having a sexual relationship with the girl. He said the girl was 18 when the offenses occurred. However, the girl said the relationship had been going on for the last two years. He is being held in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond at the Hardin County Detention Center. The two incest charges are Class B felonies, punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted. The other two charges are Class D felonies, punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Identity theft case investigation

Kentucky State Police are investigating a South Carolina identity theft. The victim told police she received mail at her house in South Carolina, indicating she had applied for credit cards at three different stores. The woman said she had not applied for the cards but someone had already used all three and charged thousands of dollars. Police have obtained surveillance video of the suspect from two of the stores in Glasgow and Franklin, Ky. The suspect is described as a white female with sandy blonde hair. If you have any information about this or any crime, please call South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers at 781-CLUE or toll free at 866-842-CLUE.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Contraband found at worksite

An investigation is underway in Barren County after Deputies with the Barren County Detention Center found contraband while they were conducting a search of the grounds of a worksite. A plastic baggie containing marijuana and tobacco were located behind a tree in the back of the property. Authorities believed it had been left there for an inmate.  Jailer Tracy Bellamy wants to remind the public that it is a felony to knowingly drop off any type of contraband for an inmate to pick up. The Barren County Detention Center was assisted by the Barren River Drug Task Force.

 

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Metcalfe County Grand Jury Indictments

37 year old Keith Wayne Morgan, of Greensburg, was indicted for Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Abuse of Corpse.

34 year old Elizabeth Ann Coffey Osborn, of Edmonton, was indicted on three counts: Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, Receiving Stolen Property Under $500, and Persistent Felony Offender, 1st Degree. 48 year old Kenneth Ray Vibbert, 56 year old Tammie Vibbert and 53 year old Rita F. Smith, all of Summer Shade, were indicted on 1 count Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

 

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Guilty plea in illegal firearms case

A 20 year-old Simpson County man pleaded guilty Monday to charges of making and possessing illegal firearms in United States District Court. 20 year-old Trey Gwathney-Law admitted to making and possessing five illegal firearms. All were made using glass bottles, four of the bottles contained a dark gas/oil mixture liquid with a cloth wick stuffed in the bottle opening. Gwathney-Law also admitted to possessing the illegal firearms. At sentencing, the United States will move to dismiss counts three and counts four of the superseding indictment which charges him with attempting to damage and destroy Franklin-Simpson Middle School and knowingly possessing a firearm. The United States will also agree to a sentence of 20 years, followed by a three year period supervised release.

 

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Theft arrest made in Cave City

On Sunday, officers with the Cave City Police Department responded to Coffeys Concrete in reference to a male subject loading up concrete into his vehicle. Upon arrival, Officer Tim Highbaugh made contact with Samuel Infante. After a brief investigation, Infante was placed under arrest for theft by unlawful taking over $500.

 

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Bowling Green man indicted for child pornography

A Bowling Green man has been indicted on more than 40 counts of child pornography. According to court documents, Drew Gibson is charged with 40 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. He was arrested after an undercover investigation. Each of his charges is a class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison if convicted.

 

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Drug arrests in Barren County

Two people were arrested on drug charges in Barren County over the weekend. After receiving a drug complaint, Sgt. Jessie Barton located a camper behind a business on Happy Valley Road where he found 50 year-old Stanley Merell. Consent was given to search the camper where officers found drug paraphernalia. Merrell was transported to Towne Inn where cocaine was also found. 38 year old Heather Sallee was also in the camper and arrested as well. Both were charged with Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Illegal Possession Of Legend Drug, Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana. Merrell was additionally charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance and Trafficking within 1000 Feet of A school. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Cave City Proud Meeting Wednesday

Cave City Proud Day meeting will be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 103 Duke Street. Anyone interested in helping with this year's events is encouraged to attend.

 

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

West Point man arrested in paycheck dispute

Police say a West Point man has been arrested after punching another man in the face over a paycheck dispute. 28 year-old Troy Sutton has been charged with second-degree assault. According to an arrest warrant, Sutton broke the man's nose. The man drove to Sutton's home to drop off his paycheck and Sutton leaned into his "truck window and punched him in the face because he was mad about the amount of money he received. The man also said Sutton called him several times the next day from a private number saying his friends were going to "handle things for him." According to an arrest citation, when Sutton was arrested Sunday, West Point found a glass smoking device with suspected methamphetamine in it. Sutton is charged with second-degree assault, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted; first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine, a Class D felony punishable by one to three years in prison, if convicted; and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and harassing communications. Sutton is being held at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $7,500 cash bond.

 

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Monday, June 19th, 2017

Barren County lane closures

Motorists traveling in Barren County should expect lane closures and travel delays at the intersection of U.S. 68 and U.S. 31-E. Crews are working on intersection improvements by repairing and replacing sections of damaged concrete at the intersection. The heaviest delays will be at the usual peak times as folks head into work in the mornings and leave work in the evenings. The project is expected to be completed by the end of July. An alternate route may be a better option until the project is completed. Bluegrass Contracting out of Lexington was awarded the contract in October of 2017 in the amount of $304,311.50.

 

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Monday, June 19th, 2017

Drug arrest made in Cave City

On Friday, at around 6:40 p.m., Officer Paul Reynolds observed a silver Chevy passenger car traveling on Broadway Street with the driver not wearing a seatbelt. The officer stopped the vehicle in Minit Mart parking lot and made contact with Charles Sims. While attempting to conduct his investigation, Sims refused to obey verbal commands and became belligerent and began to physically resist. Sims was placed under arrest and charged with Failure to wear seat belts, Possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia buy/possess, disorderly conduct 1st degree, assault 3rd degree-police officer, endangering the welfare of a minor, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs and resisting arrest. Sims was also served with a bench warrant for violation of EPO/DVO, Assault 4th and resisting arrest. Sims was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, June 19th, 2017

Mexican Grill destroyed by fire

An early Sunday morning fire destroyed Las Margaritas Mexican Grill in Radcliff. Firefighters battled the blaze early Sunday morning at Las Margaritas Mexican Grill in Radcliff. Radcliff Fire Department was called to the scene around 4:15 a.m. The building was estimated to be three-quarters involved at that point. Vine Grove Fire Department was called to assist in battling the blaze. The fire was called under control around 7:30 a.m. The restaurant was empty when RFD arrived, and there were no injuries. Radcliff Police Department, Hardin County EMS and the American Red Cross also responded to the scene. An investigation is underway into the cause of the fire.

 

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Monday, June 19th, 2017

Upton man arrested for assault

A 49 year-old Upton man was arrested Saturday night on multiple charges after he assaulted two Kentucky State Police troopers. According to an arrest citation, two troopers responded to an Upton residence related to an attempted break-in. The first trooper to arrive made contact with 49 year-old Robert Edlin, who then fled. The arresting officer spotted Edlin and ordered him to stop, identifying himself as state police. Edlin continued to ignore commands by the officer. The arresting trooper states in the arrest report Edlin hit him in the face with his hand. The trooper said he then used his flashlight, already in his hand, to try and "take control of the subject," but after striking Edlin three to four times, he still would not comply. The assisting trooper became involved and was hit by Edlin. The trooper deployed his Taser twice, but it was ineffective. The arresting trooper then deployed his Taser and hit Edlin in the arm, sending him to the ground. Edlin continued to resist, according to the citation. He then was handcuffed and taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown to be medically cleared before being booked at the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, June 19th, 2017

Three-county chase ends in Hart County

A three-county chase ended early Sunday morning with the arrest of a Louisville woman. A Ford Mustang driven by 52 year-old Sharon Buckland was stopped in Hart County by stop sticks. She also had failed to stop for police in Meade and Hardin counties. Among Buckland's charges are first-degree fleeing and evading police by motor vehicle and speeding 26 mph or greater over the speed limit. According to her citation, she was driving in excess of 100 mph in a 35 mph zone. She also is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment. The arresting officer from the Hardin County Sheriff's Office stated in the arrest report she almost hit multiple vehicles and endangered the officers pursuing her in downtown Elizabethtown. Multiple other charges are listed on her arrest citations, including driving under the influence of drugs. First-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police are both Class D felonies punishable by one to five years imprisonment, if convicted. Buckland is being held at the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, June 19th, 2017

Felony embezzlement against former sheriff

A former Larue County Sheriff has been charged with felony embezzlement involving more than $5,000. If convicted, 58 year-old Bobby Carlton Shoffner, of Hodgenville, could face up to five years in prison, followed by three years supervised release, as well as a maximum $250,000 fine. According to the News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown, Shoffner retired as sheriff in February 2013, after serving more than 10 years in elected office. U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky John Kuhn said monies from a $10,000 federal grant awarded to Larue County went missing sometime between May 13th, 2011 and May 13th, 2012. The charge against Shoffner states he, "being an agent of Larue County, allegedly embezzled, stole, intentionally misapplied and knowingly converted to his own use without lawful authority, monies in excess of $5,000 which belonged to, were owned by and were under the care, custody and control of Larue County." The case is under investigation by the FBI.

 

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Friday, June 16th, 2017

Two arrests after complaint in Cave City

Cave City Police Chief Terrill Riley arrested 33 year-old Douglas, of Cincinnati, OH, and 33 year-old Troy White, of Munfordville, on Thursday afternoon. Chief Riley had received a complaint that a white passenger car was being driven in a reckless manner on North Dixie Highway. After making contact with the vehicle and a brief investigation, the driver, Douglas Rice, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and or drugs and improper display of registration plates. The passenger, Troy White, was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substances, 1st degree (meth), possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Both Rice and White were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, June 16th, 2017

Four Kentucky National Guardsmen charged with sexual assault

The four men were arrested Wednesday by Kentucky State Police, who say the assault was reported June 3rd. Police said the victim was given alcohol and then sexually assaulted. Kentucky Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan said the guard will support the victim. 25-year-old Anthony R. Tubolino, of Auburn, was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor; 19-year-old Tyler A. Hart of Bowling Green was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree sodomy; and 21-year-old Austin L. Dennis and 22-year-old Jacob F. Ruth, both of Munfordville, were charged with second-degree sodomy.

 

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Friday, June 16th, 2017

Sex abuse arrest in Adair County

An Adair County man has been arrested on a sex abuse charge. Kentucky State Police say William T. Bryant, of Columbia, was arrested Tuesday and is being charged with Sexual Abuse, 1st degree - the victim under the age of twelve. Police say the arrest resulted from an anonymous complaint to the Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services. Bryant has been lodged in the Adair County Jail.

 

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Barren County lane closures

Motorists traveling in Barren County should expect lane closures and travel delays at the intersection of U.S. 68 and U.S. 31-E beginning Sunday night. Crews will be working on intersection improvements by repairing and replacing sections of damaged concrete at the intersection. The heaviest delays will be at the usual peak times as folks head into work in the mornings and leave work in the evenings. The project is expected to be completed by the end of July. An alternate route may be a better option until the project is completed. Bluegrass Contracting out of Lexington was awarded the contract in October of 2017 in the amount of $304,311.50.

 

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Radcliff man indicted on murder charges

A Radcliff man arrested and indicted for killing his former fiance in April is scheduled to face the charges at trial next year. 34 year-old Brian Curtis Woods is accused of beating Maria Williams to death inside her Radcliff home. Williams, a 2002 graduate of North Hardin High School, died April 2nd from blunt force trauma. She was a 32 and a mother of four. A trial date was set Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court for August 27th, 2018. Woods is charged with murder, domestic violence and tampering with physical evidence. if convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in prison. Williams' body was found inside her home April 4th by Radcliff Police Department - the same day the department was contacted by a family member regarding her whereabouts. Williams' body was found inside the Congress Drive residence she shared with Woods and her children. The children - two boys and two girls - were not at home when Williams' body was discovered, police said. RPD Chief Jeff Cross said Woods walked into police headquarters April 4th and confessed to killing Williams.

 

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Two missing teens found safe

The Grayson County Sheriff's Department says two missing teens have been found. The sheriff was able to contact 17 year-old Stephanie Pelfrey on social media. Pelfrey was reported missing on January 3rd, 2017 from the Wilderness Drive area in Clarkson. Pelfrey was advised to go to a local police station and let them see that she was safe. The Springfield Police Department met with Pelfrey at their office where it was confirmed that she was safe. She was then released and was removed from the NCIC database as missing. According to the sheriff's department, she turns 18 in a few days and there was no "pickup order" on her. On Tuesday, Sheriff Chaffins confirmed that Dilion Hendricks was home safe with his family. Hendricks went missing in January.


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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Kentucky National Guard Members From Hart County Arrested

 

Two Kentucky National Guardsmen from Hart County are among four arrested in Calloway County while on a weekend deployment.

Kentucky State Police troopers responded to Murray-Calloway County Hospital on Saturday Morning, June 3rd on a report of a sexual assault. Four suspects, including 21-year-old Austin Dennis and 22-year-old Jacob Ruth both of Munfordville were taken into custody. The other two suspects arrested are 19-year-old Tyler Hart of Bowling Green and 25-year-old Anthony Tubolino of Auburn. Identity of the assault victim is not available.

 

Mugshots From KSP - Top Left: Anthony R. Tubolino, Top Right: Jacob F. Ruth, Bottom Left: Tyler A. Hart, Bottom Right: Austin L. Dennis

Preliminary investigation reveals a female victim was provided with alcohol and then sexually assaulted. Charges indicate the victim is underage. Tubolino faces charges of second-degree of rape, second-degree sodomy and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. Hart is charged with first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree sodomy. Dennis and Ruth each face a charge of second-degree sodomy.

Major-General Stephen Hogan of Kentucky National Guard released a written statement on Wednesday saying the incident is damaging to Guard morale, readiness and combat ability. He says such a crime has no place in the Kentucky National Guard and goes against values held dear as service members in the U.S. Military. Hogan went on to vow support for the victim.

Anyone with information about this case should call Kentucky State Police Post at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens also may report tips anonymously through the free KSP mobile app.

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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Abundance From the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food and Farmer's Market Vouchers in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, June 16th, from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Only one person per household can receive the food. Farmer's Market Vouchers will also be available for those in the Senior CSFP Program.   

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

 

Farmers Market Vouchers will be available to those who are currently enrolled in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior adults.

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

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

 

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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Two arrested in Cave City

A non-injury accident occurred in Cave City Tuesday evening, Upon arrival, Sgt. James Roberts observed a white Nissan frontier pick up leaving the scene. Sgt. Roberts stopped the vehicle and arrested Jeremy Bybee for reckless driving, fleeing or evading police, 2nd, leaving scene of accident-failure to render aid or assistance, failure to wear seatbelts, driving DUI, suspended 1st, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs 2nd offense (aggravating circumstance), possession of open alcoholic beverage, possession of controlled substance 3rd degree and promoting contraband 2nd Degree.  Also Tuesday night, Sgt Roberts observed a green 1999 Buick passenger car traveling on North Dixie Highway in a reckless manner. After stopping the vehicle and a subsequent investigation, Sgt. Roberts placed Michelle Ferrell under arrest for reckless driving, Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol 1st, and failure to register or transfer motor vehicle.

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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education will meet Thursday night, June 15th, at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Cave City City Council met Monday night

Cave City City Council has voted to buy a piece of property located on South 2nd Street and will be turning it into a green space. After going into closed session Monday night, the council voted unanimously to make the purchase, as long as the appraisal value was close enough to the price. The council also voted to stop funding IDEA, the Glasgow Barren County Industrial Development and Economic Authority, until they have a vote. Many board members have spoken in support of giving the city a vote, however, the board has not taken any official action.

 

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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Four arrests made by Glasgow Police

Glasgow City Police have made four more arrests. Those arrested on Monday include: 22 year-old Mark Martin, of Glasgow, charged with Assault Domestic Violence, 30 year-old Wesley Alan Pitcock, of Glasgow, charged with Contempt of Court, 32 year-old Christopher Jessie, of Knob Lick, charged with failure to appear, and 26 year-old Brittney Slyfield, of Horse Cave, charged with failure to appear. All four were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Cecilia woman arrested for kidnapping

A 28 year-old Cecilia woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with kidnapping a minor and assaulting a Hardin County Sheriff's Deputy. Chantelle Coates is charged with removing a 5 year-old child from the backyard of an Airview Drive residence May 22nd, telling police and was trying to keep the child away from vicious dogs. A woman saw Coates take the child, confronted her and then forcibly took the child from her arms. The two then became involved in a physical altercation. Coates also attempted to take a 10 year-old child from the backyard, but the child bit her. According to the warrant, the family of the children didn't know Coates. When Coates was arrested, she is said to have kicked a deputy in the left leg, which resulted in the assault charge. Coates is being held in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond at the Hardin County Detention Center. Kidnapping is a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted, and assault of a police or probation officer is a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. She is also charged with fourth-degree assault - dating violence, no visible injury and first-degree disorderly conduct.

 

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Congratulations to Alexis Milby - All State Team

Our congratulations to Alexis Milby - Jr. Softball Catcher for Hart County, named to the 2nd Team - All State Team.

 

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Hot cars and kids don't mix

Temperatures are expected to rise into the 90's this week and police are warning parents and caregivers not to leave children alone in vehicles. Police Spokesman Lt. Michael Webb says a child's body heats up three to five times quicker thatn an adult's. In addition, the temperature in a car can rise by 19 degrees in 10 minutes. Webb said the combination can be deadly very quickly. He cautioned that it's easy for adults to get distracted and forget about having a child in their vehicle. He recommended adults use something to remind them that a child is in the vehicle and that they conduct a visual check before leaving it. Webb says adults who leave children under 8 in a hot vehicle could face criminal charges.

 

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Bowling Green man gets 10 years in shooting

A Bowling Green man has been sentenced to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to shooting another man in the head. According to the Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney, Cameron Buckner was sentenced on the second degree assault charged after pleading guilty in May. His original charges were for first degree assault and wanton endangerment. Buckner pleaded guilty to shooting Mason South in the head in a Bowling Green Park on August 9th, 2016. A witness said Buckner and South began fighting over whether Bowling Green or South Warren had the better football team. Police believe that fight led to the shooting.

 

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Man turns himself in after Cecilia wreck

An Eastview man turned himself in Monday to the Hardin County Sheriff's Office following a two-car wreck late Sunday night in Cecilia. 23 year-old George Webber Jr. is now charged with second-degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid. According to an arrest citation, Webber sideswiped another vehicle on Tom Duvall Lane, causing damage to a vehicle and injuring a person in the car. The injured person received a cut on his right elbow and was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown for neck and back pain. Webber fled the scene on foot, leaving his driver's license in the center console of the vehicle. Second-degree assault is a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. Webber is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Tennessee man dies in Park City crash

Kentucky State Police say a Tennessee man died Monday morning after a single vehicle crash on I-65. Police say 60 year-old Dale Covington, of Cross Plains, TN, was driving a pickup on I-65 near park City when for an unknown reason he traveled off the right side of the roadway striking a guardrail end and over turning. Covington was pronounced dead at the scene by the Barren County Coroner's Office. Police say he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

 

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Body of missing teen found

The body of a missing Grayson County teen has been found. The Hardin County Sheriff's Office say that they were called to a scene near the Western Kentucky Parkway after two fishermen claimed they had found a body under a bridge. Deputies confirmed that it was a body belonging to that of a missing Grayson County teen, Savanna Crawford. The 16 year-old was reported missing on April 10th this year. An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released at a later date. In the past five months of 2017, four Grayson County teenagers have gone missing: 17 year-old Haliey Mercer, 17 year-old Stephanie Pelfrey and 16 year-old Dilion Hendricks. In an interview on May 18th, Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins said that he didn't think there was any connection between these cases. If you believe you have information that would be legitimate help for the officers to find the other teens, you are urged to call 9-1-1, the Grayson County Sheriff's Office at 270-259-3024 and/or the Leitchfield Police Department at 270-259-3850.

 

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Multi-injury crash in Munfordville

A multi-injury crash Monday afternoon north of Munfordville on US 31W is under investigation. A southbound pickup was struck head-on by a northbound SUV. Preliminary details indicate the SUV was passing another vehicle and entered the southbound truck-climbing lane on Pine Ridge Hill, striking the pickup. The SUV driver was air-lifted to University of Louisville Hospital. A passenger in the pickup was transported by ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital. The pickup driver was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Names of those involved have not been "officially" released. The pickup involved is a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet vehicle. Kentucky State Police will release additional details as the investigation continues.

 

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Monday, June 12th, 2017

Ribbon cutting at GeeGa's Consignment

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join them for a grand opening & ribbon cutting on Friday, June 16 at GeeGa’s, a new consignment and boutique located at 101 Water Street in downtown Horse Cave. Owned by Gena Riley, the store offers fashionable, gently used clothing for women, men and children in assorted styles and sizes. Customers will also find shoes, purses, jewelry, and home décor items there. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Light refreshments and a door prize drawing will follow. GeeGa’s is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (270) 361-8291, or visit their Facebook page.

 

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Monday, June 12th, 2017

Attorney asks for lesser charges

An attorney for a Hart County man has asked for a murder charge dismissal.

Attorney Johnny Bell appeared in Hart Circuit Court Friday with his client, 78 year-old Roger E. Williams, of Munfordville, asking the court for lesser charges, such as reckless homicide and manslaughter. The incident occured in November of 2016 as Williams was traveling North on 31-W in Horse Cave. Williams vehicle collided with a Saturn driven by 26 year-old Chelsea Dilley, of Edinburgh, IN. Dilley's car traveled off the road and struck a tree. Williams car also struck a Dodge pickup driven by 54 year-old Inez Hassevoort, of Greensburg. A toddler in Dilley's car, 19 month-old Tisten Dilley, was flown to Louisville to Norton Children's Hospital, where he died of his injuries seven days later. A Hart County Grand Jury indicted Williams on Wanton Murder, five counts of 1st degree wanton endangerment, DUI, failure to maintain required insurance, no registration plates and no registration receipt. THart County Circuit Court Judge Jack Seay took, the case under consideration and will issue a ruling regarding the matter. The trial date is scheduled for June 26th, but the defense may file other motions until then that may cause a continuance.

 

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Monday, June 12th, 2017

Minor delays on 31-W Horse Cave intersection

Road crews milled out rutted pavement at the US 31W intersection downtown Horse Cave on Friday along with the KY 335 intersection heading out of town toward I-65. Paving is expected to take place on Monday. Please be aware of minor delays in the area and be prepared to observe work zone signage and flaggers once paving operations begin. A "bump" is located where original pavement meets the milled out section. Motorcyclists should especially be aware of pavement conditions.

 

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Monday, June 12th, 2017

Caverna recommended for removal from state assistance

After a successful management audit conducted in 2017 by a team of highly qualified evaluators from the Kentucky Department of Education and AdvancEd, the Commissioner of Education, Dr. Stephen Pruitt, recommended to the Kentucky Board of Education on June 7, 2017 that Caverna Independent Schools be removed from state assistance. The diagnostic review moved the district from 17 improvement priorities to only 3. The three improvement priorities are centered around teaching and assessing for learning, using results for continuous improvement, and purpose and direction.  According to the Commissioner’s Staff Note, the decision to remove Caverna from state assistance comes after demonstrated evidence of significant improvement

and consideration of the district’s capacity for continued growth. Cornelius Faulkner, Superintendent Caverna Independent Schools, stated “Caverna Schools is on the right track with the right people in the right places and are making significant strides. We have a great group of passionate educators committed to student success. The future is bright at Caverna Independent Schools.”

 

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Monday, June 12th, 2017

Family displaced after Vine Grove fire

A family of six was displaced Friday afternoon by a fire at their Vine Grove home. The residence in the 100 block of South Hillcrest Drive was heavily damaged by fire, smoke and water. Three fire departments, Hardin County EMS and the Vince Grove police responded to the blaze. The American Red Cross also responded to provide canteen services to firefighters and assist the family. The cause of the fire is undetermined and under investigation.

 

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Monday, June 12th, 2017

Two indicted in Hardin County on drug charges

Two men were indicted on multiple felony charges last week by a Hardin County Grand Jury for trafficking in more than 8 ounces of marijuana over a four-month period this year. 25 year-old Phillip M. Carter, of Elizabethtown, and 36 year-old Ernest J. Doctor, Jr., of Radcliff, were each indicted on two counts of Trafficking in Marijuana more than 8 ounces and less than 5 pounds, one count of Conspiracy to Trafficking Marijuana more than 8 ounces, all Class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. According to their indictment, the offenses occurred from January 1st through April 25th. Both men are scheduled to appear Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

 

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Monday, June 12th, 2017

Former State Representative arrested

Former Kentucky State Representative Johnny Bell was arrested Sunday on charges of assault 4th degree. According to the citation, 21 year-old Latonya Justice Clayton claims Bell physically removed her from a car, then struck her, causing injuries. Also in the citation, Bell claims Clayton had broken into his home following an earlier altercation. The relationship between the tow, if any, is unknown at this time. Clayton is also charged with Assault 4th degree, after Bell claimed to police that he too had been assaulted. Both Clayton and Bell were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, June 12th, 2017

DUI arrest made in Cave City

Cave City Police made a DUI arrest over the weekend. On Saturday around 8:00 p.m., Officer Chris Edwards received a complaint of an intoxicated driver pulling into Minit Mart. officer Edwards made contact with Tracy McClusky and after a brief investigation he arrested McClusky for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol.

 

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Friday, June 9th, 2017

Barren County Grand Jury indictments

38 year old Terry Browning and 39 year old Lisa Hacker, both of Glasgow, were each indicted on possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, one count each of possession of a controlled substance 1st and 3rd degree, endangering the welfare of a minor, drug paraphernalia buy/possess and possession of marijuana.

35 year old Ellen Sawyer, of Leitchfield, and 33 year old Taylor Miller of, Smiths Grove, were included on a single indictment with each facing counts of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Sawyer will also face endangering the welfare of a minor, failure to wear seatbelt and disregarding traffic regulations. Miller will face additional counts of giving officer false identifying information, disorderly conduct and violations of conditions of release.

27 year old Blake Lawler, of Cave City, and 25 year old Corman Huskey, of Horse Cave, were each indicted on wanton endangerment 1st degree and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Corman Huskey will also face one count of Persistent Felony Offender. Lawler was indicted on one count of Possession Of Synthetic Drugs. 29 year-old Frank Huskey II, of Bowling Green, will face additional charges of complicity to wanton endangerment and DUI. All three were indicted on one count of carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

28 year old Joshua Craft, of Glasgow, and 42 year old Shannon Wyatt, of Austin, were indicted on one count of receiving stolen property $500 or more but less than $10,000. Wyatt will also face one count of persistent felony offender.

44 year old Estol Cunningham and 20 year old Melissa Furlong, of Glasgow, were indicted for possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Additionally, Cunningham will face one count of possession of a controlled substance 2nd degree and Furlong will face one count of tampering with physical evidence.

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Friday, June 9th, 2017

Allen County man charged with tax fraud

An Allen County accountant has been charged with wire fraud and filing fraudulent tax returns. The U. S. Attorney's Office says Stephen C. Jones diverted money fro his company's bank account ot his personal account between January, 2010 and August of 2015. Jones is also charged with filing false federal income tax returns between 2011 and 2015. In total, Jones is accused of failing to report more than $600,000 of income.

 

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Friday, June 9th, 2017

Hodgenville man arrested for neglect

A Hodgenville man was arrested Wednesday for neglecting two senior citizens. 54 year-old Phillip B. Bradshaw, of Hodgenville, was arrested on two counts of knowingly abusing/neglecting an adult by person. He remains lodgede in the Larue County Detention Center. According to an arrest citation, the Hodgenville Police Department was alerted to an investigation being conducted by Adult Protective Services in which Bradshaw was suspected of neglecting two 92 year-old victims in his care at a home on Williams Avenue in Hodgenville. One of the alleged victims is Bradshaw's mother and her twin sister. According to a news release, the investigation revealed the women have "chronic medical and mental health issues" and were unable to fix their own meals or bathe themselves. According to an APS investigator, both women also appeared malnourished and had lost significant weight. The arrest citation also stated witnesses reportedly said the women were unable to open the food provided to them and were attempting to use a knife to cut open the packaging. The sisters were removed by a court order and transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital where they were admitted. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE-EXECUTIVE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. PHILLIP TRENT, PASTOR OF IMMANUEL MINISTRIES, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON GAVE THE JAIL REPORT STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 201 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER BERGENSON PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR JUST OVER $280.

THE COURT APPROVED TO ADVERTISE FOR SALE THE OLD ROOFTOP AIR UNIT, AND THE BUDGET AMENDMENT 2ND READING OF OF 2017/2018 FOR $10.5 MILLION WHICH INCLUDES A 5% RAISE FOR ALL COUNTY EMPLOYEES, TO CHECK TITLE OF LAND ON CHURCH STREET IN HORSE CAVE, AN APPLICATION FOR ADF GRANT, AND TO APPROVE 80/20 BRIDGE AGREEMENT WITH STATE FOR BOX CULVERS ON LESTER GARDNER, WHICKERVILLE, AND GADDIE CEMETERY ROAD, ADVERTISE FOR BOX CULVERTS BIDS AND HIRE JIMMY MARTIN FOR PART-TIME COUNTY DOG WARDEN.  THE COURT ALSO APPROVED NAMING THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUILDING AFTER FORMER GOVERNOR DR. ERNIE FLETCHER. GOVERNOR FLETCHER WAS THE GOVERNOR WHO AWARDED HART COUNTY THE MONEY FOR THE NEW BUILDING. AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NAMING WILL BE MADE AT A LATER DATE, POSSIBLY IN SEPTEMBER.

THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, JUNE 22ND, AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Vehicle break-ins in E-town

Individuals responsible for smashing windows and opening unlocked doors last week in a second wave of vehicle break-ins in Elizabethtown remain on the loose. Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman John Thomas said investigators have no leads for the five May 30th break-ins at Freeman Lake Park pull-off across the street from the entrance to Elizabethtown Nature Park. Thomas said investigators found no link between the recent break-ins and when 12 vehicles were broken into May 16th at Freeman Lake Park and University Drive Park. he said last week's break-ins consisted of money and electronic items being stolen. Four of the five vehicles had windows broken out. Credit cards stolen in the May 16th break-ins were used in area stores and suspects were seen on surveillance videos. The two suspects later in the day are believed to have targeted vehicles in Bowling Green. no arrests have been made. Thomas said there are common-sense ways to prevent vehicles from being targeted - lock the doors and don't have purses, wallets and valuables in plain sight. Anyone with information regarding either set of break-ins is encouraged to call the Elizabethtown Police Department at 270-765-4125.

 

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Three separate fire investigations in Glasgow

The Glasgow Fire Department has responded to three separate fires over the span of a week that they say are suspicious in nature. They responded to two fires yesterday morning: a vehicle fire on Samson Street and a fire set to equipment behind Lowe's Hardware Store. "Both of those fires, no one called in." The fires may have been set intentionally. A third fire was reported last Wednesday on Trojan Trail, where a truck belonging to Forbis Auto Sales was fully engulfed in flames and completely destroyed in the blaze. It's unclear if there is any relation to the fires Tuesday morning.

 

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

KY 1214 will close over Nolin River

KY 1214 will be closed Monday at the Hart/Grayson County line bridge over Nolin River for a repair project. Closure will last through summer. Transportation cabinet officials say the project contractor is working to complete the project before school starts in the first part of August. Detour signs are posted.

 

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Beef recall by Creation Gardens

A Louisville food supplier announced that nearly 23,000 pounds of raw ground beef and beef primal cut products are being recalled from thousands of restaurants. The USDA confirmed late Monday that meat supplied by Creation Gardens Incorporated may be contaminated with E. coli, according to a release. Reports say the establishment number is 'EST 7914'. According to its website, Creation Gardens is a "wholesale food supplier and distributor to 2,000 + restaurants." These recalled products were distributed across Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio.

 

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Deceased shooter identified in Bardstown

The identity of a man fatally shot by police has been released.  Kentucky State Police Post 4 and Post 12 Troopers along with the Nelson Co. Sheriff’s Dept. and the Bardstown Police Dept responded to assist the Louisville Metro Police Dept in a pursuit that started in Jefferson Co. and ended in Bardstown on June 5th. Louisville Metro PD Officers had previously attempted to conduct a

traffic stop on a Chrysler 300 for expired tags. The vehicle immediately fled the scene with the suspect firing several shots at Officers. At approximately 3:00 A.M. a Nelson Co. Deputy Sheriff was able to deploy tire deflation devices in the area of the 150 Quick Stop on Springfield Rd. in Nelson Co. The vehicle began to slow down near the Bardstown city limits, with the suspect firing multiple rounds at KSP Troopers. The suspect then exited his vehicle pointing a rifle at Troopers. At this time, Troopers returned fire and and the suspect ran into a wooded area beside the roadway where he was located deceased a short time later. The suspect has been identified as 45 year-old Charles Edgar Mullins, of Bardstown. He was shot several times and immediately died from his injuries at the scene. The case is under investigation by the KSP Critical Incident Response Team. An autopsy is underway at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville.

 

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Hudson woman dies in collision

Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers responded to a two vehicle collision in Breckenridge Co. Monday night. On June 5, 2017 at approximately 8:20 P.M. EDST, KSP received a call of a two vehicle accident 1 mile south of US60 on KY 259 in Harned. Dreama Woods (27) of Hudson, was traveling North on KY 259 in a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. Shauna Lucas (18) of Falls Of Rough was traveling south on KY 259. For unknown reasons the vehicle driven by Woods crossed the center line into the southbound lane striking the vehicle driven by Lucas head on. Shauna Lucas was transported to Breckenridge Memorial Hospital with multiple minor injuries and was later released. Dreama Woods was pronounced dead at the scene by the Breckenridge Co. Coroner’s Office. An autopsy is scheduled for today at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville. Toxicology is pending. The accident is still under investigation by Trooper Brandon Brooks.

 

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Warrant arrest in Horse Cave

A Horse Cave man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Horse Cave.  Cave City Police Officer Michael Stevenson served an arrest warrant on 19 year old Bryson Carter, of Horse Cave. The warrant is from a incident that took place on May 3rd, 2017 on Rylan Way in Cave City. The charges are for sodomy 1st degree and sexual abuse 3rd degree. Carter was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Barren County Grand Jury recent indictments

39-year-old Peter Alan Fauber, 30-year-old Katrina Patton, and 29-year-old Kayla Patton, of Glasgow, were included on a single indictment. All will face two counts: Fraudulent Use Of A Credit Card and Theft By Unlawful Taking $500 Or More But Under $10,000. Fauber will face an additional count of Persistent Felony Offender.

37-year-old John Ladd, of Greensburg, was indicted on five counts: Possession Of A Handgun By A Convicted Felon, Possession Of A Controlled Substance 1st Degree-2nd Offense, Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), Carrying A Concealed Deadly Weapon and Public Intoxication.

44-year-old Starling Whitlow and 41-year-old Michael Whitlow, both of Glasgow, were indicted on two counts: Theft By Unlawful Taking and Persistent Felony Offender.

53-year-old Teresa Bunch, of Pearson, Georgia, was indicted on one count of Theft By Unlawful Taking $10,000 or More But Under $1Million.

 

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Two suspicious fires in Glasgow

An investigation is underway into two suspicious fires in Glasgow. The Glasgow Fire Department says it was called out to investigate two suspicious fires that occurred overnight on Monday. According to a press release, the first call was regarding a passenger vehicle found at 415 Samson Street. Officials say the 1999 Saab had burnt sometime during the night and there were items still smoldering and firefighters extinguished the hot spots. According to the Glasgow Fire Department, the fire is suspicious and an investigation is underway.

The Glasgow Fire Department got a second call while crews were still responding to the first fire. Officials say as Lowe's employees arrived to start their shift, they noticed some lawnmowers hade burnt behind the building. Fire fighters found five lawnmowers had fire damage. Four of those were completely destroyed. The cause of this fire is also being called suspicious and an investigation is ongoing.

 

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, June 8th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: Approving purchase of property, approve right away easement on Kesselring Road, discuss dedication of Health Dept. Building, approve application of ADF Grant and hire part time personnel with job description.

 

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Munfordville City Council met Monday night

The Munfordville City Council met Monday night and held a public hearing for Municipal Road Aid and LGEA Budget. Susan Mouser reviewed the 2015-16 Audit that was prepared for the city. The council held the 2nd reading of Ordinance 001-17 (The Budget for 2017-18) and held the 2nd r3eading of Ordinance 002-17 (The Budget amendment for 2016-17). The council held the 1st reading of Ordinance 003-17 (Adopting supplement to the code of ordinances). Dona Ebert gave the zoning report, a motion was made, second and passed to change the zoning at Super 8 Motel from Industrial to Business. The council approved a change order on the sidewalk project in town and discussed annual raises. The council discussed repairs to the Welcome Center, voting to pay 1/2 the cost of painting and installing new windows for it and the Tourism would pay the other half.

Mayor Freeman thanked everyone who volunteered and donated to the Munfordville Cemetery over the Memorial Day Weekend, taking up over $2400. The mayor also thanked the Munfordville Police and Fire Department for helping with traffic during the ARK's Doggie Dash last Saturday. In new business, Mayor Freeman and Council Member Robert Lee Johnson were going to look into getting bid to repair a drain by a sidewalk where there are water issues.

 

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

KSP activity for May 2017

Kentucky State Police Post 3 Commander Captain John Clark is reporting the following activity by the Troopers and Detectives for the month of May 2017.

Citations: 1823

Speed: 426

Seatbelt: 188

DUI Arrest: 22

Complaints: 1197

Collisions Investigated: 111

Criminal Cases Opened: 47

Criminal Arrest: 165

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Radio Room is reporting the following activity for the month of May 2017. CADs Opened: 6,103

Kentucky State Police Post 3 covers the following counties, Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Simpson, and Warren Counties.

 

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Domestic call leads to two arrests

The Warren County Sheriff's Office was called to a situation Monday morning that began as a domestic disturbance call at a home on Crystal Court. Officials say they suspected 20 year-old Albert Gazaryan was under the influence and had stated that he wanted to kill himself when he ran from the house fleeing from police. Officers eventually caught up to Gazaryan and arrested him behind another home on Crystal Court. Police say Rex Patterson, living at that home, then stepped out with a handgun and began firing. Officials say shots were exchanged between Patterson and police, but no one was injured. Authorities say they believe the shooting was a misunderstanding. Both Gazaryan and Patterson were taken into custody.

 

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Bloomfield woman faces felony charges

A Bloomfield woman is scheduled to appear in Hardin Circuit Court today after she was indicted last week on charges of stealing nearly $300,000 in Social Security and Medicaid benefits over a 19-year period. 63 year-old Sally Mae Maddox is facing three felony charges following her indictment last week by a Hardin County Grand Jury. According to an indictment, Maddox secured $292,225.33 in government benefits from May 7th, 1996 through April 2nd, 2015. More than $199,000 of the money came in the form of Medicaid benefits. Maddox is alleged to have "failed to report that her spouse was a household member and that he received income, which would have affected her eligibility for benefits under Medicaid, a public assistance program," according to her indictment. The indictment further states Maddox created or reinforced a false impression with intent to deprive the Social Security Administration and Medicaid of benefits. Maddox was indicted on two counts of theft by deception of more than $10,000 - Class C felonies punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

 

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Chase leads to shooting fatality

Kentucky State police say a driver who led officers on a chase through four counties over two hours has been fatally shot. State police told news outlets that Louisville Officers tried to pull the driver over downtown around 1:30 a.m. Monday due to expired plates but that the driver fired at them and drove off. police said he led them through Jefferson, Bullitt, Washington and Nelson counties be3fore stopping in Bardstown, about 40 miles southeast of Louisville, and shooting at officers again. Troopers say they fired back and the driver fled into some woods, where he died. The names of the man and the officers haven't been released. Authorities said no police officers were injured.

 

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Monday, June 5th, 2017

Caverna High School Advisory Council meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Advisory Council (SBDM) meeting Monday, June 5th, in the high school library at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, June 5th, 2017

Hart County Salvation Army Unit meeting

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, June 13th, at noon at the courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, June 5th, 2017

Horse Cave City Council meeting tonight

Horse Cave City Council special called meeting will be tonight at 6:00 p.m. New business will include: First reading Ordinance #2017-06: An ordinance enacting and adopting S-17, a supplement to the Code of Ordinances of the city of Horse Cave, KY and Resolution 2017-6.1 for the City of Horse Cave to jointly apply for CDBG with Hart County Fiscal Court for the Green River College and Career Academy.

 

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Monday, June 5th, 2017

Munfordville City Council meeting

Munfordville City Council will meet this evening at 5:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. The court will hold 2nd reading Ordinance 001-07 (Budget 2017-18), hold 2nd reading Ordinance 002-17 (Budget amendment 2016-17), approve change order (Sildewalk Project:, discuss annual raises, discuss repairs to Welcome Center and add check signer (s) for city accounts.

 

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Monday, June 5th, 2017

Elizabethtown grandmother sentencing Tuesday

An Elizabethtown grandmother, who was arrested in January following a welfare check at her home, will be placed into a three-year pre-trial diversion program if she is accepted into Drug and Health Court. According to her plea agreement, Virginia Hager could be sentenced to three years in prison, should she not be accepted into the program. 60 year-old Hager was arrested January 3rd and charged with endangering the welfare of two children, both younger than 7, and several drug charges when Elizabethtown Police Department Officers found methamphetamine and marijuana residue inside her home. She will be sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

 

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Monday, June 5th, 2017

Motorcycle crash injury in Barren County

A motorcycle crash sends one man to the hospital in Barren County. Deputies responded to a single motorcycle crash on Millstown Road just before 8:30 p.m. Friday night. Joe Wilson was riding his motorcycle when a dog entered the road in front of him. Wilson was unable to avoid the collision. He was taken by ambulance to T. J. Samson Community Hospital for injuries he sustained in the crash.

 

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Monday, June 5th, 2017

Juvenile charged in school fire

Kentucky State Police say a juvenile has been charged in a fire that damaged an elementary school. Trooper Billy Gregory says in a news release that the girl was charged with arson, burglary and criminal mischief in Friday's fire at Gamaliel Elementary School in south central Kentucky. The girl has been released to her parents. The statement says five school employees were working when the fire broke out. All made it to safety and no injuries were reported. The fire caused up to $1 million in damage to the school. The statement says additional charges are expected.

 

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Monday, June 5th, 2017

Woman killed in two car crash

One woman was killed and another injured in a 2 car crash over the weekend in Barren County. Meranda Caswell was driving west on KY Highway 70 approaching the intersection of Old Munfordville Road. Flossie Chaney was driving south on Old Munfordville Road when she entered the road in front of Caswell. Chaney was pronounced dead at the scene by the Barren County Coroner. Caswell was taken by ambulance to T. J. Samson Community Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

 

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Monday, June 5th, 2017

Two Cave City arrests over the weekend

At 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Sgt. James Roberts made contact with a male subject slumped over the steering wheel of his truck parked at Budget Inn. After a brief investigation Pedro Campos was placed under arrest for Operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, license to be in possession, failure to produce insurance card, and no operators license. Officers with the Cave City Police Department responded to a possible wreck with injuries at the intersection of Happy Valley Street and South Dixie Highway. Upon arrival Officer Joey Judd made contact with Shawn S. Houchin of Bowling Green. After a brief investigation Officer Judd placed Houchin under arrest for Operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (aggravating circumstances) 4th or greater, Driving DUI suspended 3rd offense (aggravating circumstances), failure of owner to maintain required insurance, and failure to wear seatbelts.

 

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Monday, June 5th, 2017

Cub Run woman arrested in Cave City

Officer Paul Reynolds observed a black Monte Carlo traveling west on Hwy 90 Friday and the passenger wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Officer Reynolds made a traffic stop and after making contact with the driver, the K-9 was deployed and got a positive indication. After further investigation, officer Reynolds arrested 20 year old Angel Smith, of Cub Run, and charged her with operating a motor vehicle under influence of drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure of non owner operator to maintain required insurance, careless driving, and failure to wear seat belt. Smith was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Munfordville City Council meeting Monday

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

 

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Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit meeting

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, June 13th, at noon at the courthouse in Munfordville.

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Friday, June 2nd, 2017

False robbery claim by Franklin man

A warrant has been issued in Franklin for a man who called police claiming he had been robbed. According to police 36 year-old Michael Cherry said he had been robbed and assaulted as he exited his car May 19th in the parking lot of the Minit Mart on Harding Road. But once police looked at security video and began looking for witnesses, they determined the robbery had not occurred. Officers say Cherry continued to change his story and lie about the robbery. They say on May 24th, Cherry finally admitted he had made up the story to cover up the fact that he had spent $650 on lottery tickets.

 

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Friday, June 2nd, 2017

One injured in E-town fire

One person was hurt Thursday morning when a fire broke out in an Abby Court home in Elizabethtown. The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to the house fire. An elderly man suffered from smoke inhalation from the fire, while his wife was able to escape the home safely. The identity of the couple has not been released. The man initially was transported to Hardin Memorial hospital by Hardin County EMS and later was transported to a Louisville-area hospital. The fire appears to have started in a front bedroom of the house. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

 

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Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Police officer arrested for sexual abuse

A Morgantown Police Officer has been arrested for Sexual Abuse 1st after an investigation by Kentucky State Police Detectives.  On Wednesday, May 31st, State Police received a complaint from the parent of a juvenile reporting that sexual contact may have taken place within the last month between the juvenile and James Embry. Embry currently serves as a police officer for the city of Morgantown in Butler County. Due to the suspect being a police officer, the complaint was referred to the Kentucky State Police Special Investigation Section in Bowling Green. On Thursday, June 1st, investigators conducted interviews and as a result, determined that there was sufficient probable cause for the arrest of Embry. James Embry, 26, was arrested at Morgantown Police Department just after 5:00 PM CST and lodged in the Butler County Jail where he was charged with Sexual Abuse 1st Degree and Custodial Interference. Both offenses are class D felonies. The investigation is continuing by Det. Dan Morck with the Kentucky State Police Special Investigations Section.

 

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Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Several arrests by Glasgow Police Dept.

The Glasgow Police Department made several arrests on Monday. They include 27 year old James Branham, of Edmonton, on Contempt of Court. 31 year old Heidi Legg, of Glasgow, charged with Failure to Appear and Giving Officer False Information. 26 year old Jessica Potter, of Glasgow, charged with Theft by Deception. 31 year old Joshua Moran, of Rockfield, charged with Operating Under the Influence. 21 year old Anthony Miller, of Glasgow, arrested on 2 bench warrants. 50 year old Rodney Tittle, of Glasgow, charged with Failure to Appear and Contempt of Court. 26 year old Wesley Shockley, of Bowling Green, charged with 2 counts of Failure to Appear. 19 year old Jason Tyler Brown, of Glasgow, arrested on Failure to Appear. 35 year old Adam Wood, of Glasgow, charged with Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle and Disorderly Conduct. 28 year old Jessica Hagan, of Glasgow, charged with Failure to Appear. 47 year old Vivian Jean Wood, of Glasgow, charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place. 45 year old Mark Allen Daniels for Failure to Appear. 26 year old Ashley Dawn West for Failure to Maintain Required Insurance. 48 year old Robert York, of Glasgow, on Driving on a DUI Suspended License and Failure to Produce Insurance Card. 33 year old Jennifer Jo White, of Cave City, for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place. 18 year old Justin Nicley, of Glasgow, for Unlawful Transaction with a Minor. 20 year old Conner Certain, of Glasgow, on Driving on a DUI Suspended License and Possession of Drugs. 19 year old Channie Rae Jones, of Glasgow, for Shoplifting. 36 year old Christopher Clark for Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon. 39 year old James Anthony Wagers, of Glasgow, for Giving Officer False Information. 26 year old Michael Finn, of Glasgow, on Failure to Appear. 22 year old Cheyenne Deem, of Sulphur Well, for Shoplifting. 40 year old Michael Shirley, of Tompkinsville, for Shoplifting and 35 year old Tiffany Bryant, of Tompkinsville, for Shoplifting.

 

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Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Larue County Fair begins Monday

This year's Larue County Fair continues a long tradition only Larue County can claim as the longest continuous running fair in Kentucky at 110 years. New to the fair this year is a fireworks show Monday evening and locally known magician Dinky Gowen performs around 9:00 p.m. following the conclusion of the Coca-Cola Contest. The fair hosts three live concert events this year featuring Brian Williamson, Colton Kise and the Edblom Brothers. The fair hosts Casey Rides, a regional carnival company. The carnival and midway opens each night at 6:00 p.m. beginning Monday through June 10th.

 

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Thursday, June 1st, 2017

No bond reduction for Louisville mother

A Louisville mother of four, charged in a December robbery at The Gap in Mall Park Center in Elizabethtown had her bid for bond reduction denied Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court. 33 year-old Angel Marshall, who is one of two women charged with complicity to first-degree robbery from a Dec. 17th incident, was seeking to have her $10,000 cash bond reduced. In denying the motion, Circuit Judge Ken Howard said Tuesday that Marshall was on probation for theft-related offenses when the alleged robbery occurred. he said her bond already is at the low end for a Class B felony charge. Complicity to first-degree robbery is a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted. 30 year-old Shariece Hall, 30, of Louisville, also faces a complicity to first-degree robbery charge in the case. According to Marshall's arrest warrant, Marshall is said to have sprayed pepper spray in the face3 of a Gap employee after the employee approached the two women leaving the store with merchandise. According to her warrant, Marshall and hall placed items into a mesh bag provided by the store. Marshall and Hall are being held in lieu of $10,000 cash bonds at the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Park City man arrested on drug charges

A Park City man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Cave City. Cave City Police Officer Paul Reynolds arrested 29 year old Travis Hogan. Chief Terrill Riley observed Hogan littering from the passenger seat of a vehicle. After making a traffic stop on the vehicle and a brief investigation, Hogan was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substances 1st degree, possession of controlled substances 3rd degree and trafficking in a controlled substances 2nd offense. Hogan was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Officers were assisted on scene by K-9 Jax.

 

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Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Cave City Police Department arrests

Officer Paul Reynolds arrested 52 year old James Thompson, of Greensburg, Tuesday night. Officer Reynolds observed Thompson in a White Mazda pick up traveling North on Dixie Highway with no license plate. Upon stopping the vehicle Officer Reynolds deployed k-9 Jax. After a positive alert, Thompson was placed under arrest for no registration, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, failure to wear seat belts, failure to maintain insurance, possession of marijuana, driving DUI suspended, possession of controlled substance 3rd degree , possession of controlled substance 1st degree(meth), drug paraphernalia buy/possess, and failure to register/ transfer vehicle. Thompson was lodged into the Barren County Jail.

Officer Michael Stevenson arrested 60 year old David Brown, of Horse Cave, on Tuesday night. Officer Stevenson observed Brown in a Silver Chevrolet Cavalier traveling North bound on Dixie Highway with no headlights. Brown was arrested and charged with failure to illuminate head lamps, rear license not illuminated, failure to wear seat belts, no registration, no registration receipt, possession of open alcohol beverage prohibited in motor vehicle, and Operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and or drugs. Brown was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

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Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Former teacher pleads guilty in court

A Larue County man and former Marion County Schools teacher recently pleaded guilty to several sex offenses in Marion Circuit Court. Curtis Bennett pleaded guilty to three counts of possession/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. He also pleaded guilty to three counts of unlawful use of electronic means originating or received to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. Five counts of use of a minor in a sexual performance were dismissed. Bennett is a former Marion County High School teacher and band director. He resigned from his position as a teacher and band director at the school in January of 2016. He had been working at the school since August of 2011. Bennett was arrested January 6, 2016 after an investigation found evidence of inappropriate activity between Bennett and a female student. Bennett will be sentenced August 3rd in Marion Circuit Court. He faces up to six years in prison and could be required to register as a lifetime sex offender.

 

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Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Suspicious vehicle fire in Glasgow

A vehicle fire Tuesday night is being investigated by the Glasgow Fire Department. When GFD arrived at the scene on Trojan Trail they found a truck fully engulfed in flames. The truck, a 2000 model Chevy S-10 belonging to Forbis Auto Sales, was put out with a hose, but the ground around it kept re-igniting due to fuel runoff and was put out with foam and a water can. A nearby U-haul van was damaged by heat. The fire has been ruled suspicious in nature.

 

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Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Homicide investigation in Franklin

The Franklin Police Department is investigating an early Wednesday morning homicide. Franklin police have confirmed the identity of the shooting victim in a morning incident as Kennard Covington. Police responded to a home on Stewart Street where he had been shot in the head. EMS took Covington to the Franklin Medical Center where he was flown by Air Evac to Vanderbilt. He died during surgery.

 

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