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Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Hart County's FBLA places 1st in state competition

Hart County High School's Future Business Leaders of America has a history of success in its Parliamentary Procedure Team... And the tradition continues with the group placing 1st in state competition.  FBLA Parliamentary Procedure Team members include:

Emily Avery
Jason Hatfield
Joshua Matteson
Jazmin MacDonald
and Carlee Wilson

Individually, Wilson had the highest parliamentary procedure test score out of all participating schools across the state and Jason Hatfield will serve as State FBLA Parliamentarian for the 21-22 school year.

With the accomplishment of 1st in the state, the team advances to national competition. The team is under the direction Wesley Waddle.

 

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Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Gov. Andy Beshear thoughts on pandemic

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear believes there are lessons to be drawn from the pandemic. He says one result is a greater sense of shared responsibility. He says another lesson is the role social media plays to amplify small groups. The Democrat governor spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday, claiming Kentucky's post-pandemic economy is “set to take off.” The first-term Democrat who intends to run for reelection in 2023 in a state dominated recently by Republicans has downplayed questions about the political consequences of his virus-fighting restrictions.  If the pandemic isn’t on voters’ minds in 2023 when he's running for reelection, Beshear says he's done his job.

 

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Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Vaccination poll in Kentucky

About half of Kentucky adults who are reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccination say they'd be open to changing their minds if they had more information, according to a new poll by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

The poll highlights several demographic groups – one in three men, four in ten Republicans, and one-third of people living in suburban or rural communities – who reported they would "probably or definitely not" roll up their sleeves for the vaccine.

Of those reluctant to get the vaccine, the groups who say they're open to changing their minds with additional information include 47-percent of Republicans, 53-percent of people in rural counties, and 53-percent of high school graduates.

The poll also found Kentuckians are nearly split on whether they believe getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a personal choice or part of a public health responsibility.

According to the survey, older Kentuckians are more likely to have already received or still intend to get the shot, along with college graduates.

 

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Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Bowling Green man arrested in Glasgow

Drug and related charges are filed against a Bowling Green man following a Thursday traffic stop along Burkesville Road. Glasgow Police stopped 42-year-old Ernest Johnson and detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside his vehicle. Officers searched the vehicle and located marijuana, methamphetamine, scales, drug paraphernalia and Diazepam. Johnson was arrested and charged with failure to use - or improper use of - a signal, marijuana possession, trafficking in controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in Barren County Detention Center and has a court date Thursday (4-15).

 

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Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Human remains identified as Berea man

Additional information regarding human remains found just over a year ago here in Hart County has been released. State police say dental records were used in confirming the identity of Jacob Tipton of Berea.  He was reported missing in May of 2016. The cause of death remains undetermined.  Tipton's remains were found in field off of North Nelson Road in February of 2020.

 

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

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

 

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

KYTC announces nighttime lane reduction

KYTC announced on I-65 south between mile markers 27 and 13 in Warren County will remain 2 lanes until early winter. According to a tweet from KYTC district 3, there will be nights where it will be reduced to one lane. This is due to a pavement rehab and resurfacing project. The speed limit has also been reduced to 55 mph.

 

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Arrest made while warrant served

Serving of a warrant turned into a drug arrest in Glasgow on Sunday. Glasgow Police arrived at a home on Columbia Avenue and located 62-year-old Penny Marie Coffey who they found in possession of methamphetamine. Coffey attempted to destroy the evidence before being taken into custody.  She was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, possession of a control substance and possession of drug Paraphernalia. She was released Monday on a $1500 bond. Coffey was also arrested for drug related charges back on December 29th.

 

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Former deputy jailer charged with animal cruelty

Kentucky State Police say James Kersey was charged with 2nd-degree animal cruelty on February 26th following a complaint. Animal cruelty is the 2nd-degree is a Class A misdemeanor in Kentucky and can be punishable with a fine up to $500 or up to a year in jail. Kersey is a former deputy jailer and K9 handler who is accused of mistreating the jail's K9 Ragnar. The K9 was purchased and trained from Tactical Performance K-9 in Tennessee in 2019. The dog was used at the jail to locate illegal drugs on inmates. The Kentucky State Police were unable to provide any further details regarding the animal cruelty investigation involving Kersey.

 

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Hart County Grand Jury recent indictments

29 year-old Terry Johnson, of Magnolia, for Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disp. all others $500 or more but under $10,000, and Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree.

54 year-old Walter Gaulke, of Buffalo, was indicted for Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disp. all others, $500 or more but under $10,000.

20 year-old Antonio Smith, of Louisville, for Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree, Assault 4th degree (domestic violence), Violation of EPO/DVO, Assault 3rd degree- peace officer, and Criminal Mischief, 3rd degree.

20 year-old Jonathan Dice, of Horse Cave, for Strangulation, 1st degree, and Assault, 4th degree (Domestic Violence).

21 year-old Alexander Gardner, of Cub Run, was indicted for 2 counts of Assault, 1st degree.

27 year-old Samuel Bradley, of Bowling Green, for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree - 2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), possession of Controlled Substance, 3rd degree - drug unspecified, Drug Paraphernalia - Buy/Possess and Rear License Not Illuminated.

57 year-old Thomas Atwell, of Hardyville, was indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree - 1st offense (Drug Unspecified), 3 counts of Possession of firearm while committing an offense, trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 oz), drug paraphernalia - Buy/Possess.

28 year-old Leslie Atwell, of Rowletts, for possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree - 1st offense (Methamphetamine), possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Operating a Motor Vehicle while under the influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs, 1st offense, Operating on  Suspended or Revoked License and Failure to Produce Insurance Card.

34 year-old Ashley Barnes, of Horse Cave, was indicted for Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree, 3 counts, and endangering the welfare of a minor, 2 counts.

20 year-old Stephen Abston, of TN, for Receiving Stolen Property $10,000 or more and Drug Paraphernalia - Buy/Possess.

40 year-old Marsha Mangrum, of TN, for Receiving Stolen Property $10,000 or more and Drug Paraphernalia-Buy/Possess.

52 year-old Christie Drury, of TN, for Receiving Stolen Property $10,000 or more, Drug Paraphernalia-Buy/Possess and Possession of Controlled Substance, 3rd degree - drug unspecified.

37 year-old David Lucas, of Bardstown, was indicted for Burglary, 2nd degree, Assault, 3rd degree - police officer, Promoting Contraband, 1st degree, Disorderly Conduct, 1st degree, Resisting Arrest and Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree.

25 year-old Stara Jackson, of Louisville, for Burglary, 2nd degree, and Public Intoxication.

34 year-old John Toler, of Munfordville, for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree - 1st offense (drug unspecified).

26 year-old Isiah Williams, of IN, was indicted for Acquiring property from income from trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 oz), wanton endangerment, 1st degree – police officer, fleeing and evading police, 1st degree (on foot), operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, speeding 26 mph or > speed limit and reckless driving.

26 year-old Davonte Blair, of IN, for acquiring property from income from trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 oz), fleeing and evading police, 2nd degree and possession of marijuana.

33 year-old Kattie Yantz, of IN, was indicted for receiving stolen property under $10,000.

34 year-old Nathaniel Webb, of Bonnieville, for strangulation, 1st degree and assault, 4th degree (domestic violence).

37 year-old Shane Moran, of Horse Cave, for sodomy, 1st degree (victim under 12), rape, 1st degree, victim under 12 and incest – victim under 12.

25 year-old Keisha Hack, of Louisville, was indicted for trafficking in controlled substances, 1st degree, 2nd offense, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess and possession of marijuana.

25 year-old Dylan Marr, of Louisville, for receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, drug paraphernalia – buy possess, speeding 26 mph or > speed limit, reckless driving, improper passing, failure to wear seatbelt, failure to or improper signal and persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

36 year-old Jay Ochoa, of Cave City, was indicted for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of controlled substance, 4th offense or more, license to be in possession, driving DUI suspended license, 1st offense, failure to wear seatbelt, disregarding stop sign and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

And, 53 year-old Lori Griffin, of Munfordville, was indicted for wanton endangerment, 1st degree, theft by unlawful taking or Disp, Shoplifting under $500, and no operators/moped license.

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Drug arrest made while warrant served

Serving of a warrant turned into a drug arrest in Glasgow on Sunday. Glasgow Police arrived at a home on Columbia Avenue and located 62-year-old Penny Marie Coffey who they found in possession of methamphetamine.

Coffey attempted to destroy the evidence before being taken into custody. He was taken to Barren County Detention Center and booked on charges of tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, possession of a control substance and possession of drug Paraphernalia. She was released Monday on a $1500 bond.  Coffey was also arrested for drug related charges back on December 29th.

 

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Fountain Run man returns to jail

A Fountain Run man is back in jail after not reporting back from a furlough.  Glasgow Police arrested 33-year-old Jonathan Antonio Kirk Saturday after a short foot pursuit at New Salem Road and Columbia Avenue.

During the arrest, officers found Kirk to be in possession of methamphetamine and confirmed he had cut off his ankle monitor. He was booked for burglary and stolen property related charges in December.

Kirk was taken back to the Barren County Detention Center and faces additional charges of fleeing or evading police, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, bail jumping, and tampering with a prisoner monitoring device. Kirk has a long history of jail records.  He has been incarcerated at Barren County County Detention Center 14 times since 2006.  He is currently being held under a 10,000 bond and a court date of Monday, April 19th.

 

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Monday, April 12th, 2021

Monday area Council meetings

Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting will be held Monday, April 12th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m.

City of Cave City will hold their regular council meeting at council chamber at City Hall Monday, April 12th, at 5:00 p.m.

Horse Cave City Council will meet Monday night, April 12th, at City Hall at 121 Woodlawn Avenue at 6:00 p.m. New business will include Resolution for Transportation Cabinet Notice of Proposed Acquisition.

 

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Monday, April 12th, 2021

Sacred Heart earns Sweet 16 Championship title

In the 2021 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls' Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament over the weekend, Sacred Heart defeated Anderson County 63 to 53, while Marshall County defeated Henderson 50 to 33. Sacred Heart then played for the championship against Marshall County and won with a final score of 49 to 47.

 

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Monday, April 12th, 2021

National Jr. Ranger Day Saturday

National Jr. Ranger Day will be celebrated Saturday at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Hodgenville. The park will conduct Jr. Ranger Day activities based on the theme "Park Prescription: Get Outside!" Children will be able to participate in the event at the Birthplace picnic area from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Children can earn their Jr. Ranger badge and learn about the park. Children and their families also get a sneak peek at the park's new TRACK Trails Program, which will debut this year. Jr. Ranger Day is free and open to the public.

 

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Monday, April 12th, 2021

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food bank, a certified member agency of feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify, Friday, April 169th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m. To qualify for Senior CSFP program must have the following: Meet Income eligibility guidelines, show proof you are 60 and older, provide income info for all members of household. To qualify if under 60, you must provide: ID, Proof of Hart county residency, Income information for all household members and meet eligibility guidelines. There will be a "Drive through pick-up", someone will be in the parking lot to assist you with getting in line. Listen to WLOC radio 1150AM or 101.7 FM, for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteers will need to arrive by 9:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, April 12th, 2021

Snap Benefits Program extra funding

Kentucky will soon receive an extra $12.8 million dollars per month for the SNAP benefits program. The increase will especially help feed more children. Katrina Thompson of the group Feeding Kentucky says since March of last year, the state has relied on loosened federal restrictions to provide extra SNAP benefits and expand food access to households with children who normally rely on school meals. She explains the U-S-D-A will give states additional funding through the end of September.

Groups like Feeding America say they expect food insecurity to increase locally in every county and state this year – a combination of prolonged unemployment and permanent income loss from the pandemic.

She adds in the coming weeks, Kentucky households that have not received at least 95-dollars per month in SNAP benefits – because they were already or nearly receiving the current maximum benefit – will now qualify to receive extra money for food.

 

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Monday, April 12th, 2021

High Speed Chase in Western Kentucky

Two people were taken to the hospital after a chase in Western Kentucky Friday. Police say they saw a vehicle speeding on the Western Kentucky Parkway near Central City. KSP say the driver, 20-year-old Michael Blalock, refused to stop. The chase continued into McLean County, where the vehicle overturned. Blalock and a passenger both have non-life-threatening injuries. Police say charges are still pending at this time.

 

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Monday, April 12th, 2021

Rineyville man sentenced 10 years for sex crimes

A 55-year-old Rineyville man, who previously pled guilty on federal charges of attempted online enticement and transfer of obscene material to a minor, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday followed by a 10-year term of supervised release. 55 year-old Melvin Dowell was also ordered to make a $5,000 payment of a special penalty assessment under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, and imposed a $12,000 fine. He also will be required to register as a sex offender. There is no parole in the federal prison system. The joint investigation was conducted by the U.S. Secret Service and Kentucky Attorney General's Office with assistance frok the Elizabethtown Police Department, U.S. Marshals Service and bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms & Explosives.

 

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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Victims identified in fatal crash

Kentucky State Police have released the names of the victims in a fatal crash on I-65 South in Warren County. According to a press release, Donald Kabwenge, 36 of Georgia, was driving a Freightliner box truck Monday when he hit 22 year-old Alyssa Aldrete, and her passenger, Alexis Coker, 21, both of Auburn.  Aldrete had slowed her Nissan Altima on the interstate due to merging traffic for road construction at the 26 mile marker.

Kabwenge hit the Altima in the rear bumper, causing it to strike the back of another Freightliner tractor-trailer that was also slowed in traffic. Kabwenge’s box truck then struck the tractor-trailer as well. Kabwenge, Aldrete and Coker were all pronounced deceased on scene by the Warren County Coroner’s Office. The crash remains under investigation.
 

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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Smiths Grove man arrested after fleeing

A Smiths Grove man has been arrested on numerous charges after fleeing police. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office, Saturday morning at approximately 1:30, Deputy Austin Meredith observed a Ford Ranger cross the center line traveling east on New Grove Road. The deputy attempted a traffic stop when the vehicle, being driven by 44-year-old Lester D. Adams, fled for about three miles as Adam ran at least one stop sign. Adams eventually pulled into a driveway in the 900 block of Pig Road, about seven miles northwest of Smiths Grove, and was detained.  An investigation led to finding Adams was driving on a DUI suspended license.

During a search of the truck, police found a handgun in the center console along with a bag of marijuana. Adams was arrested and charged with fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, careless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a DUI suspended license, and disregarding a stop sign. All the drug charges were enhanced due to the presence of a firearm. He was lodged in the Hart County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Phone scam in Barren County

Barren County Sheriff Kent Keen is warning citizens of a scam that uses the department’s name in trying to defraud citizens.  A caller identifying himself as Lieutenant David Gilmore is calling persons stating that the individuals have outstanding warrants with the Sheriff’s department and something needs to be done about these outstanding warrants.  Sheriff Keen emphasizes that his department never talks about warrants with anyone over the phone.  He presumes this scammer will eventually try to solicit money from the victims.  Keen advises all citizens to hang up immediately and not engage in any conversation.

 

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Monday, April 5th, 2021

Boys Sweet 16 Champions

In Friday night's games of the Boys Sweet Sixteen; Ashland Blazer defeated Boyle County 80 to 44; Highlands over McCracken County 63 to 53; E-town defeated George Rogers Clark 65 to 44, Ballard over Bowling Green 61 to 53. In Saturday's games; E-town defeated Louisville Ballard 69 to 53, while Highland defeated Ashland 66 to 50. In the Championship game, Highland defeated E-town 79 to 60 and are the new Boys Ky High School Basketball Champions.

 

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Monday, April 5th, 2021

Three E-town men indicted on strangulation charges

Three Elizabethtown men have been indicted by at Hardin County Grand Jury for three separate incidents of first-degree strangulation earlier this year. Brian Napier, 38, James Webb, 18, and Adam Webb, 34, face Class C felony charges punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. Napier was also indicted for fourth-degree assault - domestic violence with minor injury and first-degree persistent felony offender. Adam Webb was also indicted on a fourth-degree assault charge.

 

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Monday, April 5th, 2021

Fatal collision in Edmonson County

KSP are investigating a fatal collision that occurred over the weekend on Denham Road near the intersection of Noah Bledsoe Road in Edmonson County. A preliminary investigation revealed 91-year-old Wilmon N. Linger, of Smiths Grove, was operating a 2005 Pontiac van on Noah Bledsoe Road. Linger veered onto Denham Road where his vehicle exited the right side of the roadway, striking a tree and causing the vehicle to overturn. A passenger in the vehicle, 88-year-old Mary C. Linger, of Smiths Grove, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Edmonson County Coroner's Office. Police say Wilmon Linger was transported by Air Methods to the U of L Hospital where he is listed in serious but stable condition. The investigation is being led by Trooper Bo Hubbard. He was assisted on the scene by KSP personnel, Edmonson County Coroner's Office, Edmonson County EMS, Chalybeate Fire Department, Edmonson County Sheriff's Office and Air Methods.

 

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Monday, April 5th, 2021

Former Cave City Mayor passes away

A former Cave City Mayor and funeral director has died. 79-year-old Bobby Young Hunt died Sunday morning, April 4th, at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow. Bob served in many different capacities around the Cave City area.

 

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Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Federal enforcement of REAL ID Act

On October 1st, 2021, federal enforcement of the REAL ID is scheduled to begin. One of the most important changes will occur at airports, where an ordinary driver's license or identification card for persons 18 and older will no longer by accepted for boarding a U. S. commercial flight.  It also will not be accepted for entry to restricted federal installations, such as military bases, nuclear plants and the White House.

 

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Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Grayson County Health Department vaccinations

Grayson County Health Department, under the guidance of the federal and state government, will open vaccinations to all Grayson County residents/employees ages 18 and older beginning April 14th. Health Department officials said at this time only appointments for those in phases 1A-2 are being accepted. Appointments for this additional population will start to be accepted on April 14th. Officials said other vaccination sites may not be in this phase and to contact those particular sites for additional information.

 

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Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Glasgow man charged with fleeing police

A Glasgow man was arrested after a traffic stop on Simmons Street in Glasgow. According to police, John C. Franklin accelerated his vehicle and failed to stop before ultimately stopping. Glasgow Police confirmed that his driver's license was suspended. Franklin was arrested and charged with the suspended license infraction, fleeing or evading police and wanton endangerment. Franklin was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Girls 5th Region Semifinals

In Monday night's Girls 5th Region Semifinals, Bethlehem defeated Green County 64 to 31, Central Hardin won against Bardstown 61 to 59 and Bethlehem will meet Central Hardin Tuesday night for the Girl's 5th Region Championship.

Studio 101 WLOC will broadcast all the Boys and Girls Sweet 16 games beginning Wednesday morning at 9:45 a.m.

 

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Governor gives update on COVID-19

Governor Andy Beshear says more than 1.3 million Kentuckians or 40% of the adult population have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Governor Beshear also said 41 cases of the COVID-19 were reported Monday and 11 new deaths. The state has a 2.89% positivity rate.

 

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Woman arrested; stolen vehicle found

Glasgow Police discovered that a Scottsville woman was operating a stolen vehicle after a complaint on Old Bowling Green Road. Officers made contact with Amanda Glaab after she showed up to a residence for someone that did not live there. The vehicle she was driving was found to be stolen. The owner said that his vehicle had been stolen from his job on Industrial Drive. Glaab was arrested on auto theft charges and public intoxication and lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Two arrested on felony drug charges

An Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputy made a traffic stop Friday on Ky. Hwy 259N that led to a felony drug arrest. According to the deputy, the smell of marijuana was coming from the vehicle and he also saw drug paraphernalia in plain sight. A search of the vehicle turned up various forms of drug paraphernalia, suspected marijuana and suspected methamphetamine, along with a firearm and ammunition. The driver, 33 year-old Douglas Sanders, of Cub Run, and his passenger, 41-year-old Jenny Durbin, of Bee Spring, were both arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine-firearm enhanced), possession of marijuana (firearm enhanced), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess (firearm enhanced). Sanders was additionally charged with rear license plate not illuminated. Both were taken to the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Woman arrested for impersonating FBI agent

The Glasgow Police Department responded to Rural King Friday on a complaint of a woman who was harassing customers. According to police, 21-year-old Sarah Bradley, of Glasgow, was impersonating an FBI Agent, taking customers receipts from their hands causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the store. Bradley was arrested and charged with Criminal Trespassing-3rd degree, Disorderly Conduct - 2nd degree, Impersonating a Peace Officer and resisting arrest. She was taken to the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

One person dead in crash

One person was killed in a fatal accident in Edmonson County Monday afternoon. Kentucky State Police say a northbound vehicle and a southbound vehicle collided on Hwy 259 in Bee Spring around 2:00 p.m. Monday. Troopers say it occurred in front of Bee Spring Lumber and Supply. According to police, three people were involved in the wreck and Julia Broderick, of Louisville, was pronounced dead at the scene. Stanley K. Bragg and Stanley V. Braggs, both of Smiths Grove, were taken to the Bowling Green Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Governor announces funding to improve parks

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday his selection of 41 projects totaling more than $4.3 million to receive funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). All selected projects will upgrade parks and recreation spaces across Kentucky.

Horse Cave
Horse Cave will use $49,206 to construct a new city park over Sunset Dome. The new park will include a walking path and trails, 10 parking spaces, nine wooden benches, trail signage, two picnic tables, five trash receptacles, two gazebos and planting 30 native trees and various shrubbery.

Edmonton
Edmonton will use $66,852 to purchase eight trash receptacles, 16 bleacher shade structures and a concrete pad to attach the shade structures and make the bleachers Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible.

Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown will use $250,000 for a nearly full replacement and renovation of the Funtopia playground. They plan to replace a wood structure with a modern metal or plastic composite structure, add new playground equipment and construct ADA accessible paths, ramps and platforms.

Munfordville
Munfordville will use $40,000 to add two play sets in the playground, updated benches and waste receptacles, loose fill rubber and to purchase and install new grills.


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Monday, March 29th, 2021

Area high school basketball

In the Boys 5th Region Championship game Saturday night, E-5town defeated John Hardin 72 to 63.

The Girls' 5th Region Tournament resumes Monday night, as Bardstown takes on Central Hardin, and Green County faces Bethlehem. The championship game will take place Tuesday night at Nelson County. Studio 101 WLOC will broadcast all the boys and girls Sweet Sixteen games beginning Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. Game times will be at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, March 29th, 2021

Clothes for Kids Radio Auction

The Spring Annual Clothes for Kids Radio Auction was held recently. Please come by and pick up your items by the end of business on Tuesday. The total is just over $3700 for the auction, along with monetary donations. A big thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make this year's radio auction a success.

 

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Monday, March 29th, 2021

Governor gives update Sunday on COVID-19

Governor Andy Beshear announced 361 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday as the Commonwealth saw its eleventh straight week of declining cases. There were eight new deaths. The state's death toll now stands at 6,031. The positivity rate jumped up slightly and currently sits at 2.88%.

 

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Monday, March 29th, 2021

Magnolia Bank gives donation to EPD

Magnolia Baqnk announced a $250,000 donation to the Elizabethtown Police Department to help purchase and maintain body cameras. Described as the largest single donation in the bank's history, the money will allow EPD to equip its 50 patrol officers and all EPD patrol cars with cameras. According to the release, courts are relying more heavily on body camera footage that documents and provides evidence of a crime scene and interactions with suspects. Magnolia Bank is an independent, community bank established in 1919.

 

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Friday, March 26th, 2021

Boys Regional Tournament Action Friday night

 

John Hardin        -vs. Washington County (at Central Hardin)          -              6:00 PM 5th Region

Bardstown          -vs. Elizabethtown (at Central Hardin)     -              8:30 PM 5th Region

 

The championship game is set for Saturday night.

 

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Friday, March 26th, 2021

Girls Regional Tournament Action from Thursday Night

 

3rd region...

Owensboro Catholic       59           vs. Grayson County          19

 

4th region 1st round games...

Barren County     58         vs. Russellville   49          

Bowling Green    47         vs. Russell County            35          

Franklin-Simpson             43           vs. Glasgow        41          

Greenwood       59           at Metcalfe County         58   in overtime

 

5th region 1st round games...

Bethlehem         63           vs. Elizabethtown             41        

Green County   48           vs.  Taylor County              43         

 

5th region girls semi finals are Monday night and the Championship game is Tuesday night, all from Nelson County High School.

 

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Friday, March 26th, 2021

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

At this week's Hart County Board of Education Meeting, dates were finalized in wrapping up the 2020-2021 school year.  The final day for students is scheduled for Friday, May 14th. Graduation is scheduled for Sunday, May 16th at 3:00 p.m.  School officials say at this point, graduation ceremonies are expected to take place in the high school gym.  With COVID guidance being an evolving condition, they will decide on how to administer attendance and the overall process closer to the May 14th date.

 

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Friday, March 26th, 2021

Suspect in custody in vehicle thefts

A suspect is in custody following a chain of vehicle thefts Thursday morning in Hardin and LaRue Counties.  Around 6:00 a.m., Hodgenville Police discovered an abandoned car in the road along College Street. Officers impounded the vehicle. They say it is owned by a Vine Grove resident.  A short time later, an abandoned, running vehicle was located on West Water Street.  No one was in the vehicle's vicinity. It was also impounded for investigation. Police later received a call informing them a vehicle belonging to Hodgenville Southern States Co-op had been located by police in Elizabethtown. Owners were unaware these vehicles had been stolen. A suspect is in custody and no other suspects are believed to be involved. The identity of the suspect has not been released and there are no current inmates listed in Hardin or Hart County matching descriptions of Thursday's thefts.

 

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Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Bardstown defeats Lady Raiders in tournament

The Lady Raiders basketball season ended on Wednesday night with a loss in the 5th Region Tournament to Bardstown, 60-51.  Haley Sturgeon scored 26 and was named to the all-tournament team.

 

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Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Two Owensboro residents arrested in Cave City

On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 at approximately 2:14 a.m. the Barren River Drug Task Force along with the Cave City Police Department stopped a 1999 gold Chevrolet pickup at the intersection of Hwy 90 & 31W in Cave City. The driver, 35-year-old Benjamin Payne, of Owensboro, was asked for consent to search and consent was denied. K-9 Jax was deployed and the K-9 Jax gave a positive alert to the odor of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed a magnetic box on the bed of the vehicle which contained approximately two ounces of crystal meth. Mr. Payne first denied ownership but later admitted to owning the meth. A female passenger would not provide Officers with her name. She was later identified as 38-year-old Summer Dawn Payne, of Owensboro, who had an active warrant for a parole violation. Both subjects were arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree >/= 2 grams of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Payne was also charged with the traffic violations of disregarding a stop sign and failure to produce an insurance card. Both were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Two arrested on sex-related charges

Two people from Glasgow face sex-related criminal charges following a two month investigation led by the Barren County Sheriff’s Department. Charges were handed down last week by the Barren County Grand Jury against 37-year-old Micah A. Manthe and 38-year-old Danielle C. Cordes. Manthe is charged with sexual abuse, sodomy and human trafficking of a victim under the age of 18 along with six counts of possession and/or viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. Cordes is charged with six complicity counts of possession and/or viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and human trafficking of a victim under the age of 18. Both are lodged at Barren County Detention Center under a 50-thousand dollar cash bond with a May 10th court date.

 

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Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Governor vetoes private school tax credits

Governor Andy Beshear has vetoed a measure that would allow limited use of scholarship tax credits for private school tuition. He calls it an unconstitutional attack on public education. Public education advocates denounced the proposal leading up to the veto Wednesday. But the embattled bill could still become law if the Republican-led legislature overrides the veto next week. The bill's advocates say opponents are using ‘scare tactics.’ The measure would create new accounts to pay for education expenses, including private school tuition in highly populated counties. The accounts would be backed by private donors who would receive tax credits.

 

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Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Governor gives coronavirus update

Wednesday's state-wide report includes 695 newly confirmed virus cases along with 24 virus-related deaths.  The positivity rate of administered tests has dropped to 2.85%. The state says everyone 50 and older became eligible this week to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Those 16 and older will be eligible by April 12.

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Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Boys 5th Region Basketball

In Tuesday night's game, Elizabethtown defeated Hart County with a final score of 87 to 50. Hart County's Devon Roten scored 17 points and was named for All Tournament Team. In game two, Bardstown defeated Marion County 68 to 53. Boys semi-finals are Friday night and the championship game is Saturday night at Central Hardin High School.

In the 4th Region from Tuesday night, in boys action, Greenwood ended Barren County's season by defeating the Trojans 63 to 39.

 

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Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Governor signs legislation concerning pension

The governor has signed legislation into law meant to provide relief for frontline community social services agencies that have struggled with rising pension costs. Beshear says by changing the pension formula, the bill aims to safeguard essential services. Some services were at risk of cutbacks because the agencies had faced surging pension contribution rates. Beshear said Tuesday the bill gives more time for these agencies to pay their pension obligation, which in turn means more services are available. The bill garnered bipartisan support in the legislature.

 

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Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Governor vetoes open record's bill

Governor Beshear has vetoed a bill he says would weaken the state's open records law. In his justification, he focused criticism on a provision intended to remove the right for court appeals when requests to review legislative records are denied. The governor labeled the legislation a “recipe for secrecy.”

The measure generated backlash from open-records advocates, but it passed the legislature by comfortable margins — more than enough to override a veto.

 

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Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Additional vetoes by Gov. Beshear

The Governor announced additional vetoes Tuesday for bills seeking to shift authority from his office.  Beshear called the bills an attempt at “playing switcheroo with executive powers.”  House Speaker David Osborne says Kentuckians elected officials in part to serve as a check on the governor’s authority. Two vetoed bills would shift authority to Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles.  Another would give more power over state money to Treasurer Alison Ball.

Another vetoed bill would allow the state fish and wildlife board to appoint its own commissioner and set the salary. Lawmakers will consider veto overrides as they wrap up the current session in a few days.

 

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Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Federal lawsuit filed over death of man

A federal lawsuit is now filed over the death of a man arrested last April after a confrontation with Glasgow Police. The estate of 35-year-old Jeremy Marr, consisting of his widow and daughter, filed the wrongful death suit Monday in U.S. District Court against the city of Glasgow, its police department and three officers. Marr allegedly entered a home unlawfully with a knife April 14th on Cleveland Avenue and police responded. After being handcuffed, he had (what is described in reports as) a "medical episode," then transported to TJ Samson Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Following Marr’s death, Kentucky State Police investigated and provided findings to the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, which are not yet public.

Members of his family later said Marr was not breaking into the residence but was trying to get help from the elderly woman in the house.

The federal suit filed this week says Marr was forcibly subdued by Glasgow Police Officers and physical force used during the arrest resulted in his death. The suit claims these actions are unconstitutional and are considered an assault causing wrongful death. The city's representing attorney claims evidence will show responding Glasgow police officers acted appropriately in response to Marr’s actions. Both Kentucky State Police and the Special Prosecutor in the case found no wrongdoing by officers.

 

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Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Investigation leads to two arrests

Following a nearly two month investigation, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office charged Micah A. Manthe 37, and Danielle C. Cordes both of Glasgow with numerous sexual related charges involving a juvenile. The two were charged after Indictment warrants were issued through a Barren County Grand Jury. The warrants were executed on 03/20/2021. Charges for Manthe and Cordes are listed below.  Manthe was charged with Sexual Abuse 1st Degree; Sodomy 2nd degree; Human Trafficking- Commercial Sex Activity (victim under 18 years of age); and six counts of Possession/View Matter Portray Sexual Performance by Minor. Cordes was charged with Six counts of Possession/View Matter Portray Sexual Performance by Minor (complicity); and Human Trafficking- Commercial Sex Activity (victim under 18 years of age).

 

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Stolen vehicle recovered and arrest made

Cave City Police was notified of a suspicious white van at Cracker Barrel in Cave City. Upon arrival, Officer Stoney Phillips found the van gone. After a canvas of the area, the van was located on Sanders Street. Contact was made with the driver identified as Bradley A. Paris, of Louisville. Officers discovered that Paris's drivers license had been suspended and the van had been reported stolen out of Indiane. P)aris was charged with receiving stolen property $10,000 or more. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Woman arrested in Cave City

Cave City Police Department was dispatched Sunday to a domestic all from the storage units on Estes Road. After arriving on the scene, the officers observed a female next to the storage units, identified as Crystall Powell. Powell had an active arrest warrant. While searching the property, an officer located suspected Methamphetamine in foil in Powell's property. She was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense Methamphetamine, Drug Paraphernalia Buy-Possess and was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Medical Center at Caverna offering vaccine

The Medical Center at Caverna is offering the covid vaccination now for anyone 16 years old and older.  Please make an appointment by calling 270-786-2191.

 

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Boys 5th Region Tournament

In the Boys 5th Region Tournament, John Hardin defeated Larue County 47 to 45 and Washington County defeated Campbellsville 73 to 60, which sets up Friday night's top bracket with John Hardin taking on Washington County.

 

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Hart County School Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education March Special Working Session will be held Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. at the Central Office, followed by a Special March Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Missing Leitchfield teen

The Leitchfield Police Department is looking for a 17-year-old male juvenile runaway. Police say Jason O'Rafferty was last seen at his home in Leitchfield on Wednesday, March 17th, at 5:00 p.m. He's described as a white male, 5'6" tall, weighs 135 llbs with blue eyes. He has a teardrop tattoo on his face, multiple tattoos on his left wrist, right arm, left leg and chest. O'Rafferty has contacted family members to let them know he is safe. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Jason O'Rafferty, please call the Leitchfield Police Department at 270-259-3850 or any law enforcement agency.

 

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Ky Gov. reports declining Covid-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on COVID-19 Monday afternoon. The governor said Kentucky had seen ten straight weeks of declining cases. The governor reported 294 new cases of the virus Monday, 11 new deaths and 50 new audit deaths. The states positivity rate is now 2.93%.

 

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Cave City man arrested for child abuse

A Cave City man has been arrested after police say he admitted to abusing three children. According to police, 32 year-old Bejamin Brown said that he had kicked and grabbed the children by the throat on several occasions. Reports say Brown also admitted to kicking the children in the stomach at least once a week, kicking one of the children while they were on the ground. Brown was arrested and charged with Criminal Abuse 1st degree - child 12 or under. He was taken and lodged into the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, March 22nd, 2021

High School District basketball

Over the weekend in the 18th District Boys Championship game, Larue County defeated Hart County 56 to 40. Hart County's Ethan Devore scored 11 points. All Tournament Team went to Hart County's Devon Roten, Ethan Chenoweth and Clark Rexroat and Larue County's Preston Self and Jaxson Thomas. All Season Team: Hart County's Devon Roten and Ethan Chenoweth and Larue County's Jeremiah Belton, Carson Childress and Cutter Boley.

In 18th District Girls Championship: Hart County defeated Green County 47 to 40. Hart County's received 1st District Champion since 2006 and Hart County's Dea Bradley scored 14 points. All season to Hart County's Kylie Adcock and Dea Bradley and All Tournament went to Hart County's Dea Bradley, Kinley Christie, Haley Sturgeon and Kylie Adcock.

 

The Boys 5th Region Tournament gets underway Monday night from Central Hardin High School where Larue County will face John Hardin at 5:00 p.m. followed with Campbellsville taking on Washington County.  The Girls 5th Region Tournament begins Wednesday night at Nelson County High School as Hart County will go up against E-town at 5:00 p.m. and Bardstown takes on Marion County at 7:30 p.m. Join WLOC for the pregame show beginning at 4:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Three women help kidnapped woman

Three young women working at Horse Cave gas station are being hailed as heroes after they stepped in to help a pregnant woman who told police the man with her had kidnapped her. It was a normal day for Brandy West, Haley Silvers and Ashley Vincent working at the Shell gas station in Horse Cave when a customer came in scared and asked for help. According to police, Antonio Smith, of Louisville, and his girlfriend, who had a protective order against him, stopped at the gas station. While inside, the woman asked a worker for help and told them she was pregnant. West Silvers and Vincent began trying to get the pregnant woman to safety when a physical altercation began. Police showed up to witness a bystander and the young women trying to restrain Smith. Officer Derek Murphy said once Smith was in the police car, Smith assaulted him. The woman later told police Smith had kidnapped her. In jail, Smith agreed to talk about the incident. Smith denied that the video showed him hitting the pregnant woman, and said instead he grabbed her and pulled her. Both mother and baby are doing well. Smith is charged with fourth-degree assault domestic violence, third-degree assault of a police officer with communicable bodily fluids, second-degree criminal mischief, and two counts of wanton endangerment of the woman and her unborn baby. Smith may face additional charges once the case is presented to a grand jury. He is scheduled for a pretrial conference April 19th, at 8:30 a.m. As of March 19th, Judge Derek Reed set Smith'[s combined bond at $7,0000 prior to the two wanton endangerment charges being made against Smith. Smith was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, March 19th, 2021

18th District basketball tournament

The 18th District High School Basketball Tournament at LaRue County High School in Hodgenville wraps up, with championship games over the next two nights. Tonight is the Boys final, featuring Hart County and LaRue County at 6:00 p.m. central.  The Hawks defeated the Raiders in their lone regular season match-up back in January, 62-46.

The Girls final is Saturday night, featuring the Hart County and Green County at 6pm central.  The Lady Dragons defeated the Lady Raiders in their lone regular season match-up earlier this month, 70-35.

The Boys 5th Region Tournament gets underway Monday night from Central Hardin High School, while the Girls 5th Region Tournament begins Wednesday night at Nelson County High School.

 

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Friday, March 19th, 2021

Curfew on bars and restaurants reduced

The coronavirus-related curfew on bars and restaurants has been reduced with the state’s rate of positive COVID-19 cases reaching its lowest level since early July.  On Thursday, Governor Andy Beshear announced bars and restaurants can serve food and drinks until midnight local time and stay open until 1am. He said capacity limits at bars and restaurants will remain at 60% and spaced-out seating directives still apply. Kentucky’s rate of positive cases fell to 3.23% Thursday. That's the lowest level since July 3rd. On Thursday the governor also announced all Kentuckians ages 16 and older will be able to sign up for vaccine appointments by April 12th. Thursday afternoon's statewide update included 785 newly confirmed cases.

 

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Friday, March 19th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. DANNY SALLEE, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  COMMITTEE REPORTS WERE GIVEN BY DEPARTMENT HEADS INCLUDING JAIL REPORT BY ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 168 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.
AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED BUDGET TRANSFER  EXCHANGING OLD AMBULANCE FROM THE ROAD DEPARTMENT FOR A DODGE TRUCK TO THE RESCUE SQUAD, JUDGE EXECUTIVE TO SIGN DOCUMENTS WITH HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT FOR $223,500, HART COUNTY JAIL BUDGET FOR 2021-2022, 2021 RUBBERIZED ASPHALT GRANT, FLEX PROGRAM RECOMMENDATION, 1ST READING OF ORDINANCE FOR 911 FEES, ASSISTANCE TO HART COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOR REPAIR/SEALING OF THE MUSEUM NOT TO EXCEED $15,000,

REBID BIDS FOR GAS & OIL, APPROVED ALL BIDS FOR STONE, ASPHALT, CHIP-SEAL, BLACKTOP, AND CONCRETE, AND AUTHORIZE JUDGE EXECUTIVE TO SIGN RELEASE FOR T. MARZETTI WORK.

 

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Thursday, March 18th, 2021

18th District Tournament scores

In 18th District Tournament from Wednesday night: Green County Girls defeated Larue County 48 to 37, Hart County Boys defeated Green County 60-51. Devon Roten led the Raiders with 16 points.. The 18th District Tournament Games are being  played at Larue County High School. The Boys Championship Game is set for Friday night at 6:00 p.m. as Hart County vs. Larue County. The Girls Championship Game will be played Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. as Hart County Lady Raiders vs. Green County.

 

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Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Hart County Board of Ed special meeting

A special meeting of the Hart County Board of Education will be held Tuesday, March 23rd, at Hart County Schools' Central Office beginning at 6:00 p.m. The regular March board meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 25th, has been cancelled. To view public board meetings, visit hart.kyschools.us and click on the "board" menu to find the meeting video link.

 

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Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Hart County Extension District Board meeting

The Hart County Extension District Board will have a special called meeting Friday, March 19th, at noon at the Hart County Extension Office.

 

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Thursday, March 18th, 2021

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food bank, a certified member agency of feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify, Friday, March 19th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m. To qualify for Senior CSFP program must have the following: Meet Income eligibility guidelines, show proof you are 60 and older, provide income info for all members of household. To qualify if under 60 you must provide: ID, Proof of Hart co residency Income information for all household members meet eligibility guidelines. There will be a :Drive through pick-up", someone will be in the parking lot to assist you with getting in line. Listen to WLOC radio 1150AM or 101.7 FM, for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteers will need to arrive by 9:00 a.m.

 

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Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Food distribution in Cave City

Feeding America Commodity Food Distribution for Barren County residents is set for Thursday, March 18th, in Cave City. Participants can come by "Cave City Convention Center" from 9:00 a.m. until noon and must bring proof of residency.

 

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Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Statewide virus update by Governor

Wednesday's statewide virus update includes 963 newly confirmed cases.   Hardin County is among the highest reporting counties with 35. On current average, just under four out of every 100 tests are coming back positive. Virus related hospitalizations across the state continue trending down at 441. The Wednesday afternoon update included 27 virus related deaths, which includes a 65-year-old man from Hart County.

 

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Thursday, March 18th, 2021

No plane found after search

No plane was found Wednesday afternoon after multiple agencies responded to reports of a smoking aircraft flying low over I-65 near Lebanon Junction.  Fire Chief Joshua Coleman of Lebanon Junction told a state-wide news service that around 1:30 eastern time, callers indicated a crash location between the Joe Prather Highway interchange and the Lebanon Junction interchange. Personnel on foot, drones and a helicopter from Louisville Metro Police were all utilized. Emergency responders blocked a lane of traffic on the interstate to stage their search, which ended after about two hours. There is a conflicting report from the Lebanon Junction fire chief and an airport official. The fire chief told a Louisville news outlet that a twin-engine plane landing was confirmed at Addington Field in Elizabethtown with an engine fire, but Anne Lawson of the airport's management told the Elizabethtown News Enterprise no such plane landed there. Emergency officials are continuing to reach out to airports across the region to ensure there are no unaccounted aircraft.

 

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Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Taylor County inmate dies, no foul play suspected

No foul play is suspected at this time in the death of a Taylor County Detention Center inmate. Tuesday morning, Kevin Rawlings was found unresponsive. Officials began CPR and transported him to Taylor Regional Hospital. Rawlings was pronounced dead at the hospital. Cause of death is unknown. An autopsy is scheduled and "Kentucky State Police" is investigating. Jail records related to Kevin Rawlings are no longer availalbe from the Taylor County Detention Center, so it is unclear when he was originally incarcerated.

 

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Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Barren County man faces assault charges

A Barren County man faces assault and drug related charges following a domestic dispute at an appartment between Glasgow and Eighty Eight on Hidden Lake Road. Tuesday, officers from the Barren County Sheriff’s Department arrived to find a woman standing outside the residence screaming for help. Citation records indicate 32-year-old Bryan Allen Perry caused injuries to a female subject's face and neck. He told officers the two were arguing and he pushed the victim into something in their bedroom. As Perry was arrested, a syringe and methamphetamine were located in his pocket. In addition to assault and drug possession charges, he also faces a probation violation. Bryan Allen Perry is currently in Barren County Detention Center with no bond set on at least one of the charges.

 

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, March 18th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse. New business will include: approving the trading of vehicles with Rescue Squad, approve Judge/Executive to sign Grant Agreement and necessary documents for the 2020 State Homeland Security Grant Program and approve to assistance Hart County Historical Society for repair/sealing of the museum.

 

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Lawmakers close to making limited early voting reality

Lawmakers in Kentucky are closer to making limited early voting a fixture. Both parties are working in tandem on the measure... a sharp contrast to the bitter partisan battles being waged elsewhere over election laws. The Kentucky measure would give voters three days of no-excuse, early in-person voting before Election Day. But it backs off from the temporary, pandemic-related accommodations made last year that allowed widespread mail-in absentee balloting. The bill drew bipartisan support in winning Senate passage Tuesday. But supporters will have to wait until lawmakers reconvene in late March for a potential final vote in the House.

 

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Final approval for new teachers' retirement benefits

Kentucky lawmakers have given final approval to a bill to change retirement benefits for new teachers hired starting next year. Supporters say the measure would relieve some pressure on the troubled public pension plan for teachers without solving its massive unfunded liability. Opponents say the changes would become a deterrent in recruiting people into teaching. The House voted Tuesday night to send the bill to Gov. Andy Beshear. The bill would not affect teachers already enrolled in the retirement system. The bill calls for new Kentucky teachers hired starting in 2022 to be placed into a new “hybrid” pension tier.

 

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

18th District Tournament underway at LaRue County

Tuesday night, the Hart County Lady Raiders continued their season with a 62-38 win over the Lady Colonels of Caverna. Hayley Sturgeon had 17 points for Hart County and Kaliana Richardson had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Caverna.  The Lady Raiders advance to Saturday night's championship game and will play the winner of tonight's matchup between Green County and LaRue County. Caverna closes out their season with the loss.

In game two from Tuesday night's action, the LaRue County Hawks defeated the Caverna Colonels 74-40. Carson Childress scored 17 for the Hawks and Meek Ater scored 15 for the Colonels, who also close out their season with the loss.

Action continues Wednesday night with Larue County's Lady Hawks facing Green County's Lady Dragons at five central time followed by the Hart County Raiders and Green County Dragons in game two. We'll have the broadcast of Hart County and Green County game, with coverage beginning at 6:30. Again, all times reported here are central and all 18th District Tournament games are being played at LaRue County High School.

 

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Grayson County woman will be laid to rest Thursday

A 27-year-old mother of two from Grayson County found shot to death last week in Radcliff will be laid to rest Thursday.  Angela Dawn Kerr was discovered outside the residence of 31-year-old Joseph Eugene Meredith.  He is charged with murder and made an initial court appearance Monday in Hardin District Court. He remains lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $500,000 cash bond. Kerr's funeral is at noon Thursday at Rogers-Oller Funeral Home in Clarkson.

 

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

18th District Tournament action

The 18th District Tournament at Larue County High begins Tuesday night.  Caverna's Lady Colonels face Hart County Lady Raiders at 500 p.m. central time in game one followed by the Caverna Colonels and Larue County Hawks in game two.

Wednesday night, Larue County's Lady Hawks will face Green County's Lady Dragons at 5:00 p.m. ct, followed by Hart County Raiders and Green County Dragons in game two.

The boys championship game is set for Friday at 6:00 p.m. and the girls championship is set for Saturday at 6:00 p.m. All games are central time.

 

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Three people arrested in Cave City after traffic stop

Cave City Police observed a maroon-colored pickup truck Sunday with expired registration traveling on Broadway St. Officer Childress made contact with the operator, identified as Thomas Wright Jr., and two

passengers in the vehicle who were identified as Sandra Gregory and Robert Suver. After gaining consent to search the vehicle, all three were arrested. Thomas Wright, Jr. was charged with the Possession Control

Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense Methamphetamine, Drug Paraphernalia - Buy-Possess, No Registration Plate and No Registration Receipt

Sandra Gregory had a confirmed outstanding warrant for her arrest from Warren County.  Gregory was also charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense, Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia - Buy-Possess.

Robert Suver was charged with Possession Control Substance 2nd Offense, 1st Degree, Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia Buy-Possess.

Wright Jr, Suver and Gregory were transported to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Governor gives update on virus cases

While reporting of new virus cases in Kentucky continues trending down, daily reported deaths are not coming down proportionately.  On Monday, 396 newly confirmed cases were added, one of the lowest totals in months.  The number of related deaths announced Monday is 23, which is close to the average over the past two weeks.  Statewide virus related hospitalizations continue dropping. That number is approaching 450 on a downward trend.

 

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Tractor trailer crash kills driver

A tractor trailer crash on Louie B Nunn Cumberland Parkway early Monday killed the driver and kept all westbound lanes closed for most of the day. The incident occurred around 6am just west of Columbia, forcing westbound motorists to utilize KY 80 from Columbia to Edmonton as a detour.  The crash cleared with westbound lanes reopening around eight Monday evening. Information regarding the identity of the driver has not been officially released. There were no other vehicles involved.

 

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Woman arrested for stabbing man

A woman stabbed a man in Glasgow and was taken into custody on Saturday. Police say 27-year-old Mariah Kayla Huff, of Glasgow, faces charges of first degree assault and wanton endangerment following a domestic dispute.  When police arrived, they say Huff was found hiding under a set of stairs. The male victim suffered multiple stab wounds and lacerations to his eye, ear, and arm and was taken to the hospital. Huff remains lodged at Barren County Corrections Center.  No bond is set.  A court date is set for Monday, March 22nd.

 

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Monday, March 15th, 2021

Feed truck struck by train in Bowling Green

A truck was hit by a train on Louisville Road in Warren County Saturday afternoon. Police say no one was injured in the accident but the front of the feed truck fuel tank was damaged by the train spilling 2,600 gallons of fuel onto the ground. Police say the feed truck was crossing Louisville Road to get to a warehouse and pulled into the path of the train. A member of management with the owner of the feed truck from Performance Agri Business said the business is located across the tracks.

 

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Monday, March 15th, 2021

Glasgow woman arrested for reckless driving

A Glasgow woman was arrested after a reckless driving traffic stop in Barren County. Glasgow Police made contact with Lindsey Jordan and received consent to search. They found a syringe, heroin and marijuana. Jordan was also found to be operating on a non-valid driver's license. Lindsey Jordan was arrested on reckless driving, drug possession and drug paraphernalia offenses.

 

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Monday, March 15th, 2021

Three drug arrests after traffic stop

Three people were arrested in Cave City after a traffic stop Sunday. Cave City Police observed a maroon-colored pickup truck with expired registration traveling on Broadway St. Officer Childress made contact with the operator, identified as Thomas Wright Jr., and two passengers in the vehicle who were identified as Sandra Gregory and Robert Suver. After gaining consent to search the vehicle, all three were arrested.

Thomas Wright, Jr. was charged with Possession of a Control Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense Methamphetamine, Drug Paraphernalia Buy-Possess, No Registration Plate and No Registration Receipt

Sandra Gregory had a confirmed outstanding warrant for her arrest from Warren County.  Gregory was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense, Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia Buy-Possess.

Robert Suver was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Offense, 1st Degree, Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia Buy-Possess.

Wright Jr, Suver and Gregory were transported to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, March 12th, 2021

High school basketball tournaments

High School Basketball postseason dates, times and pairings are beginning to take shape.

In the 18th District Tournament at Larue County High on Tuesday, March 16th, the Caverna Lady Colonels will take on the Hart County Lady Raiders at 500 p.m. central time. Then, the Caverna Colonel boys will face Larue County in the second game which begins around 7:00 p.m. On Wednesday, March 17th, the Larue County Lady Hawks will face the Green County Lady Dragons at 5:00 p.m., then the Hart County7 Boys will face Green County in the nightcap at around 7:00 p.m.

The boys' final is at 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 19th, and the girls' final is Saturday, March 20th, at 6:00 p.m.

In the boys' 5th Region Tournament at Central Hardin High School, opening-round play begins with two games Monday and Tuesday, March 22nd & 23rd, with the tournament semifinals Friday, March 26th, and the final Saturday, March 27th.

The girls' tournament begins Wednesday, March 24th, at Nelson County High School with two games and two more opening-round games Thursday, March 25th. The semifinals are Monday, March 29th, and the final March 30th.

The KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 will be played March 31st - April 3rd followed by the Girls Sweet 16, April 7th-10th. KHSAA will be releasing venue capacity and ticketing details in the next few days. Visit KHSAA.org for additional details.

Studio 101 WLOC will carry all Hart County and Caverna games throughout the playoffs and will also broadcast the entire Boys' and Girls' Sweet 16 tournament as well.

State Tournament times this year will be at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. central time each day. This will allow the clearing of Rupp Arena after each session.

 

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Friday, March 12th, 2021

Spring forward this weekend

This is the weekend that we spring forward one hour as we return to Central Daylight Savings time Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m. It's also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors.

 

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Friday, March 12th, 2021

Gov. reports 37 deaths in update

Gov. Andy Beshear reports 1,211 new COVID-19 cases; 37 deaths. Gov. Beshear announced that visitation restrictions in federally regulated nursing homes would be eased beginning Monday, March 15th. Indoor visitation will be allowed with precaution. All visitors will be screened and are recommended to have taken a COVID-19 vaccine, but should at least be tested within 72 hours of visiting. The governor said his administration was working to have 11 regional Kentucky Career Center locations open around the state beginning April 15th, including one in Bowling Green. Gov. Beshear reported 1,211 new cases of the virus with 213 of those in the correctional system. Beshear reported 37 deaths including a 76-year-old woman from Metcalfe County. The positivity rate is at 3.95%.

 

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Friday, March 12th, 2021

Two arrested in Cave City on drug charges

Cave City Police observed a vehicle Wednesday being operated on Happy Valley Road with no visible registration plate. Upon initiating a traffic stop, the vehicle turned onto Caveland Road where it came to a stop. Officer Childress made contact with the operator of the vehicle and passengers Alicia Chavarriya and Matthew Thompson. It was confirmed Chavarriya and Thompson had warrants for their arrest. The driver gave verbal consent to search the vehicle. Officer Fletcher located suspected Synthetic Drugs and Methamphetamine in the glove compartment. Officer Childress located a glass pipe with suspected Methamphetamine in a gray lunch box in the backseat floorboard. Chavarriya claimed the items located. Both Chavarriya and Thompson were arrested and lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, March 12th, 2021

Brownsville man arrested on drug charges

Deputies with Edmonson County Sheriff's Office around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday observed a vehicle traveling on Morgantown Road in Brownsville with no visible license plate. As blue lights were engaged to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle, law enforcement observed the driver throwing something out of the vehicle. The thrown-out item was discovered to be suspected methamphetamine. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 38-year-old Willie Ray Lindsey, of Brownsville. Deputies also found drug paraphernalia with suspected drug residue inside the vehicle. Lindsey was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance first offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence, according to the release. Lindsey was also served a Logan County criminal summons on a charge of theft of services, as well as another criminal summons out of Edmonson County, stemming from a recent grand jury indictment on charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia charges. Lindsey was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, March 12th, 2021

Two arrested in E-town on multiple charges

A 42-year-old Leitchfield woman was arrested on multiple charges early Wednesday morning, including wanton endangerment after an Elizabethtown Police Department officer was stuck by an uncapped syringe found in a bag belonging to her. 42-year-old Lynda Schenk is charged with one count of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, as well as first offense, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance - methamphetamine and two misdemeanors. Schenk was taken to Baptist Hospital Hardin to have her blood drawn due to the officer being stuck by her needle. The officer also found multiple bags of suspected crystal meth and a scale, multiple baggies, smoking pipes and syringes. 49 year-old William Bryant, of Louisville, the driver of a 2008 Nissan Quest, also faces various charges including: first offense, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance - methamphetamine. Schenk is being held in lieu of a partially secured $75,000 bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. Bryant is being held in lieu of a $75,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Update in local sports

It is confirmed that Hart County Lady Raiders will take on Caverna Lady Colonels Tuesday night at 5:00 p.m. at Larue County.  The Boys Division is to be determined.

 

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Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Area high school basketball games

Caverna is on the road tonight in Tompkinsville to take on Monroe County. The Colonels are scheduled to finish the regular season Friday night at Cloverport.

 

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Thursday, March 11th, 2021

E-town chiropractor indicted for sex offenses

An Elizabethtown chiropractor arrested in December on two sex offense felonies involving minors who were patients has been indicted on charges by a Hardin County Grand Jury. 33 year-old Matthew J. Colasanti, of Radcliff, was indicted on one count of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sexual abuse of two girls. Colasanti, who operates Colasanti Chiropractic on Ring Road, was arrested December 7th and released from the Hardin County Detention Center December 11th on a $50,000 cash bond. He was indicted for first-degree rape, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted, while first-degree sexual abuse is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. A grand jury indictment is not proof of guilt but a determination that enough evidence exists so the case should move forward in the judicial system.

 

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Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Bowling Green area interchange in planning stage for I 65

This one would be in Southern Warren County to connect US 31W and KY 622 to the interstate between Bowling Green and the Simpson County Line.  Continual growth of neighborhoods along the US 31W corridor south of Bowling Green has created significant increases in traffic volumes and tested upper limits of roadway capacities. A virtual public meeting to explore the feasibility of an Interchange is being conducted on Tuesday evening, March 16th.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Bowling Green-Warren County Metropolitan Planning Organization are hosting the event via Zoom.  Anyone interested in the virtual meeting can visit KYTC Disctrict 3's social media pages @kytcdistrict3 on Facebook and Twitter for additional information and links.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Covered bridge near Springfield burns

One of Kentucky’s few remaining covered bridges has been destroyed by fire. The 150-year-old Mount Zion Covered Bridge near Springfield in Washington County caught fire Tuesday night. The 246-foot-long structure was built in 1871 and was the longest multi-span covered bridge in the state. It underwent a restoration just a few years ago. Washington Sheriff Jerry Pinkston says the bridge was a historical landmark and many in the community are sad over losing it. Arson is highly suspected. An investigation continues. There are now 12 covered bridges that remain in Kentucky.

 

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Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Update from Governor on coronavirus

Wednesday afternoon's report indicates just over 1,000 newly confirmed virus cases across the state and 34 related deaths.

Local vaccination appointments are available through the Barren River District health department for individuals in group 1C.  If you are unfamiliar with number and letter groupings, 1C includes anyone age 60 or older, anyone 16 years or older with CDC defined high risk conditions and essential workers.

Appointments can be scheduled online at barrenriverhealth.org for each county throughout health district.  The earliest available appointments in Hart County according to the website are on March 18th.

For anyone without internet access, you can contact the Munfordville location of the health department by calling 270-524-2511.  Contact the Glasgow location of the health department by calling 270-651-8321.

The health department is just one of many sources where residents can obtain vaccinations. You may wish to inquire about vaccination options through your doctor or local pharmacy.

 

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Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

KSP Trooper resigns in wake of investigation

A Kentucky State Police Trooper is now facing charges after resigning in the wake of an internal investigation.  Tooper Ben Hubbard is accused of possession a stolen firearm in Barren County.  Charges against the 28-year-old include official misconduct, possession of a defaced firearm, tampering with physical evidence and receiving stolen property.  He was taken into custody Monday and lodged at Barren County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.  Hubbard has a March 15th court date.

 

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Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Unresponsive woman arrested in Cave City

A woman found unresponsive Sunday at Minit Mart prompted a call to Cave City Police.  An officer arrived to find 60-year-old Virginia Ryherd inside a locked vehicle.  Fire and EMS were called to assist. Ryherd eventually became aware enough to unlock the vehicle.  She stated she had taken two lines of methamphetamine.  A search of the vehicle turned up additional methamphetamine. Ryherd was taken to the Medical Center at Caverna and then released for transport to Barren County Detention Center.  Jail staff located Xanaz tablets in her purse.  She is charged with possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication and promoting contraband. She was released Monday on a $2,500 bond and has a March 29th court date. Ryherd was arrested last month in Glasgow on charges of shoplifting and criminal trespassing.

 

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Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Coronavirus update in Kentucky

Just over 127-thousand people were vaccinated in Kentucky last week. The rate of positive tests is now 3.94%, the lowest point in nearly six months.  Statewide, 21 related deaths and 880 newly confirmed cases are included in Tuesday afternoon's virus briefing.  Hart County contributed two newly confirmed cases to the statewide total.

 

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Tuesday night Hart County games cancelled

Tuesday night, Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Bethlehem in a JV/Varsity contest at 7:00 p.m. Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys game against Russellville has been cancelled.

 

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Hart County 4-H Radio Auction

Hart County 4-H Radio Auction gets underway on WLOC - Studio 101 at 1:00 p.m. and runs until 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. All money raised will go toward Hart County 4-H programs. Items may be picked up at the Hart County Extension Office. To bid, please call 270-786-4400.

 

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Hart County selected by governor for project

Gov. Andy Beshear has announced his selection of 12 projects totaling $692,058 to receive funding from the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), all of which will upgrade parks and recreational spaces across Kentucky. Communities selected for funding are Carroll County, Franklin County, Garrard County, Harlan County, Hart County, Henderson County, Martin County, Perry County, Shelby County, Madisonville Morganfield and Corbin. To receive funding, administered at the state level by the Department for Local Government (DLG), selected applicants must still u7ndergo an environment review and receive clearance from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and approval by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). DLG Commissioner Dennis Keene applauded selected communities on these awards. Hart County will use $100,000 to construct the Hart County Historical Society Civil War Battlefield Walking Trail, which will include gravel and paved trails, a parking lot, benches, signage and a trailhead at the Woodson House site.

 

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Glasgow woman arrested on drug charges

The Glasgow Police Department responded to South Green Street to a complaint that led to the arrest of a Barren County woman. According to police, 20-year-old Kyann Allenspach was found slumped over the steering wheel of her car at the intersection of South Green Street and appeared to be unconscious. After several field sobriety tests, it was determined that Allenspach was impaired and during a search of the vehicle, officers found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine. Kyann R. Allenspach, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense, failure to produce insurance card, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, 2nd offense, operating on a suspended or revoked operating license, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine). Allenspach was taken to Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Glasgow man charged with 70 sex offenses

A Glasgow man has been jailed on 70 charges alleging sex offenses with a minor. Glasgow Police say they received information from New York State Police that a man identified as Rex Wayne Stinson, Jr. had been sending and receiving sexually explicit images through social media sites, to and from a 12-year-old child who lived in New York. After executing a search warrant on Tick Ridge Road, officers said t hey retrieved numerous computers, laptops and other electronic devices. Stinson was arrested and charged with 70 counts of promoting a minor (U/16) in a sexual performance, 70 counts of possessing/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and 88 counts of prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure a minor/peace officer in reference to sex offenses. Stinson was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Cave City woman arrested on drug charges

Cave City Police received a call Sunday of an unresponsive female inside a gold car located in the Minit Mart parking lot. Officer Fletcher arrived on scene and located a female breathing but unresponsive. An attempt was made to wake the female, but she remained unresponsive. EMS and Fire were notified to respond. The female finally became somewhat alert and Officer Fletcher was able to get the female to unlock the doors. The female was identified as Virginia Ryherd. She stated to EMS that she had done two lines of methamphetamine. Consent to search the vehicle was given by Ryherd where 0.34 grams of suspected meth was located inside a plastic baggie. Ryherd was treated and released at Caverna Medical Center and was transported to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, March 8th, 2021

Tuesday night area high school basketball

In Tuesday night high school basketball action:

Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Bethlehem in a JV/Varsity contest at 7:00 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will be on the road taking on Russellville in a girl/boy double header at 6:00 p.m.

Join Studio 101 as we bring you live coverage of both Hart County games beginning at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, March 8th, 2021

Hart County 4-H radio auction

Hart County 4-H Radio Auction gets underway Tuesday, March 9th, on Studio 101 and continues daily through Friday, March 12th, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to listen in, bid and buy and support the Hart County 4-H program.

 

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Monday, March 8th, 2021

Horse Cave City Council meeting

A special called meeting of the Horse Cave City Council will be held Monday night, March 8th, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

 

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Monday, March 8th, 2021

Cith of Cave City Council Meeting

The City of Cave City regular council meeting will be held at City Hall Monday, March 8th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, March 8th, 2021

Caverna High SBDM Monday

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting (SBDM) Monday, March 8th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, March 8th, 2021

Gov. Beshear gives update Sunday

Gov. Beshear announced 526 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the state's total number of cases up to 410,709. The state's positivity rate rose from 4.00% on Saturday to 4.12% reported Sunday. As of Sunday 14 out of 120 counties are in the red zone on the state's COVID-19 incidence rate map. 73 of Sunday's new cases were children age 18 and younger. 558 Kentuckians remain hospitalized, with 156 in the ICU and 82 patients are on a ventilator.

 

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Monday, March 8th, 2021

Inmate escapes Larue County Jail

Kentucky State Police were called to investigate the escape of an inmate from the LaRue County Jail are now asking for help from the public. 43-year-old James Worner escaped from the LaRue County Jail on Friday, March 5th. Worner is 5'9, weighs 140 pounds and has hazel eyes. If you have information on the whereabouts of Worner, please contact Kentucky State Police at 270-766-5078 or your local law enforcement agency.

 

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Monday, March 8th, 2021

Stolen vehicle; fatal shooting in Upton

KSP are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Friday night in Upton. Police say KSP Post 4 received multiple calls stating that someone had been shot in the Crossroads IGA parking lot in Upton. According to police, the preliminary investigation revealed, early in the day 25 year-old Ryan Woodrum discovered his wife's vehicle had been stolen from their home in Hart County. Police say Woodrum later found the vehicle at Crossroads IGA in Upton. It was at that time he came in contact with the occupant of the stolen vehicle, 25-year-old Joseph Smith, of Cecilia, and a physical altercation ensued. Police say at some point during the altercation, Woodrum fired a handgun striking Smith. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. The shooting is still under investigation.

 

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Friday, March 5th, 2021

Upton man arrested for 2nd DUI

An Upton man was arrested Thursday by Kentucky State Police... 34-year-old Brian Curtis Ward faces his second offense for driving under the influence. He is also charged with speeding 26 mph or more over the speed limit and reckless driving. Ward was taken to Hardin County Detention Center early Thursday and released Thursday night on a 1,000 bond.

 

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Friday, March 5th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court met Thursday morning. After the meeting was called to order, Pastor Greg Rose, of Munfordville, and Mt. Beulah United Methodist Churches, opened the meeting with prayer.

 

In court business, Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders presented the court with a check for just under $154,000 dollars from licensing fees in 2020. Hart County Jailer Israel Bergenson reports 171 inmates and presented the court with just over $24,000.

 

A second reading was approved for prisoner reimbursement fees and there was a second reading for an updated building inspection fees ordinance.

 

The county road department will be receiving a Ford Crown Victoria from the sheriff's department.

 

Several routine budget and bank transfer items were approved along with community development block grants pertaining to utility assistance, fair housing and the industrial authority.

County Employee Jacob Twyman has received agricultural pesticide certification resulting in a .25 cent per hour pay increase. Aaron Jaggers is appointed to Assistant 911 Director with a .50 cent per hour pay increase. And, Greg Nichols is appointed Flood Plan Coordinator with a .50 cent per hour pay increase.

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 18th, at 9:00 a.m. in the Hart County Fiscal Courtroom, located on the upper level of the Hart County Courthouse.

 

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Friday, March 5th, 2021

Governor gives update on COVID-19

Thursday's state-wide virus update includes 1,068 newly confirmed cases and 28 related deaths. The positive rate among tests continues dropping, which is now just under 4.5%. Governor Andy Beshear says a memorial service will be held Saturday to honor Kentucky residents who have died from the coronavirus. The service on the state Capitol grounds in Frankfort will also mark one year since Kentucky's first positive case of the disease. Officials say the afternoon ceremony will include prayers, musical performances and speakers who have lost loved ones or who have worked on the front lines of fighting the virus. Participants will plant flags to honor the more than 4,700 Kentucky residents who have died. Beshear also plans to announce long-term plans to honor those deaths.

 

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Friday, March 5th, 2021

Police power training for future constables

Future constables would have to receive professional law enforcement training before wielding police powers under a bill passed by the Kentucky House. The bill would not apply to current constables. It would require people assuming the role starting in 2023 to receive3 certification like other law enforcement officers before exercising such police powers as making traffic stops and arrests. Rep. Adam Koenig says most constables have little or no training but wield many of the same powers as police officers and sheriff's deputies. Opponents say the bill wouldn't set aside enough training slots for future constables.

 

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Friday, March 5th, 2021

Local high school basketball

In girls action from Thursday night, Green County defeated Hart County Lady Raiders with a final score of 70 to 35. Hart County's Dea Bradley scored 9 points and Kinley Christie scored 9 points. Green County's Kylie Jackson scored 31 points. In boys action, Green County defeated Hart County 64 to 55. Hart County's Ethan Devore scored 14 points.

Friday night: Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Barren County at 5:30 p.m. in a girl/boy double header. Hart County Boys Varsity will entertain Glasgow at 6:00 p.m. WLOC will have complete coverage of the varsity game starting at 5:45 p.m. with the pregame show. Tip off is at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

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Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Area high school basketball action

In area high school basketball Thursday night, Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road as they take on Cumberland County.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will also be on the road in a big district matchup taking on Green County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC for live coverage of both games beginning at 5:15 p.m. 

In Friday night area high school basketball:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Barren County at 5:30 p.m. in a girl/boy double header.

Hart County Boys JV/Varsity will entertain Glasgow at 5:30 p.m. WLOC will have complete coverage of the varsity game starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Bowling Green man pleads not guilty to rape

An 87-year-old Bowling Green man pleads not guilty to rape. On Wednesday, Raymond Keown and his attorney, Alan Simpson, virtually appeared in Judge John Brown's courtroom and entered a not guilty plea. Keown is charged with Rape, 1st Degree. Police say the victim was incapable of consent and injured during the assault. Judge Brown set the preliminary hearing date for March 19th, at 9:00 a.m. Keown is not allowed at any senior living facility without the permission of the court.

 

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Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Hart County Grand Jury Indictments

A Hart County Grand Jury has returned 10 indictments. They include:

74 year-old James Healey, of Munfordville, 2 counts of Sodomy, victim under 12, 2 counts of Incest and 2 counts of Sexual Abuse.

56 year-old Thomas Atwell, of Hundred Acre Pond Road, Hardyville, for Criminal Mischief.

48 year-old David Crowell, of Owensboro, for receiving Stolen Property.

51 year-old Teddy Horton, of Munfordville, for Burglary, Custodial Interference, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, receiving Stolen Property and drug charges.

51 year-old Tonya Sharp, of Cave City, for Burglary, Custodial Interference, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and drug charges.

46 year-old Gary Terry, of Magnolia, for receiving Stolen Property and drug charges.

34 year-old Nikki Pennington, of Bonnieville, for Flagrant Non-Support.

32 year-old Brandy Vessels, of Elizabethtown, for Flagrant Non-Support.

31 year-old Kevin Vessels, of Radcliff, for Flagrant Non-Support.

57 year-old Christopher Collins, of Vine Grove, for Terroristic Threatening, Disorderly Conduct, Menacing and Alcohol Intoxication.

 

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Thursday, March 4th, 2021

High water rescue near Legrande

Officials are working to confirm additional details of a Wednesday afternoon water rescue Around 2:00 p.m., units from multiple fire departments and rescue agencies responded to the closed and barricaded area along KY 218, just east of LeGrande Elementary School. A vehicle stalled in high water and drifted off of the eastbound shoulder into deep water. As the vehicle became submerged, the occupants reportedly got out in an attempt to escape. A young female made it out of the water, but rescuers had to use a boat in pulling a man out of the water. Conditions of the occupants remains unconfirmed at this hour. Multiple road closed and high water signs are placed on both sides of the location. It is unclear why an attempt was made to drive through the flooded roadway.

 

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Thursday, March 4th, 2021

KSP arrest Hart County man

An investigation by Kentucky State Police has led to the arrest of a Hart County man on multiple sex-related crimes. An indictment warrant was served on 74-year-old James Raymond Edward Healey of Munfordville Wednesday. He is charged with first degree sodomy and sodomy of a victim under 12, incest and incest of a victim under 12, first degree sexual abuse and sexual abuse of a victim under 12.  Healey is lodged in Hart County Jail on a $200,000 cash bond.  A court date is not yet listed.

 

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Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Anonymous tip leads to arrest in Hart County

An anonymous tip has led to the arrest of a Magnolia man in Hart County.  On Tuesday, a caller notified the Hart County Sheriff's Department of the possible location of stolen barn lumber on Mount Zion Church Road. Officers didn't find barn lumber, but they did locate a stolen 1995 Chevrolet truck in a barn. Terry Shane Johnson was taken into custody and charged with recieving stolen property and transported to Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Weekend drug arrest in Cave City

Cave City Police arrived at 417 Cave land Road Saturday in reference to serving an active warrant for the arrest of  Daryl L. England. Contact was made with England at the back door where they followed him to his bedroom as he retrieved a shirt. Officers observed suspected methamphetamine, as well as other drug paraphernalia. England was arrested for the warrant and charges are pending for possession of controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense, (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia. England was transported to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

E-town man sentenced for sex trafficking of minors

An Elizabethtown man will spend 25 year in prison as part of a federal plea agreement reached on Monday for his involvement in child pornography and sex trafficking of minors. Court records also indicate 34-year old Matthew Alexander Lyons will face a life term of supervised release following the prison term. There is no parole in the federal prison system. The case stems from April 2020 when Radcliff police received a call from a grandparent who reported at least one minor was posting on social media about engaging in sexual activity with an adult in exchange for money. Two 14-year-old boys were interviewed and their mobile devices were searched, which supplied evidence used in the case. Lyons own devices tured up more than 1,500 image and video files that were identified as known child sexual abuse material stored in a pin-code protected application. Further examination of Lyons’ iPhone confirmed communication with at least one 14-year-old boys. Details were also found of instances where Lyons met up with minors. Lyons had a prior conviction in 2008 in Hardin District Court for attempted prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure a minor for sex.

 

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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Cave City man faces charges

A convicted felon in Cave City faces additional charges after entering and leaving a local business with a loaded gun. Police were called to Lander's Pots Bottom Irish Pub on Saturday. When they arrived, the business owner said the subject, identified as 45-year-old Brian Murphy, had just walked away.  Officers arrived at Murphy’s residence and received consent to search. An investigation turned up a loaded handgun, an unmarked pill bottle containing marijuana and a pipe. Murphy's prior felony conviction was confirmed. He was placed under arrest and taken to Barren County Detention Center. While at the jail, Murphy made threatening statements to the arresting officer. Brian Murphy faces the following charges:  Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia along with terroristic threatening.  He was released late Monday on a $2000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, March 8th.

 

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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Area high school basketball action

In Tuesday night's game in girls action, Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Nelson County 61 to 51. Hart County's Dea Bradley scored 24 points and had 8 rebounds and moves up to #21 on the All Time Scoring List at Hart County.

In area high school basketball Thursday night, Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road as they take on Cumberland County. Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will also be on the road taking on Green County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC for live coverage of both games beginning at 5:15 p.m.

In Friday night area high school basketball:  Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Barren County at 5:30 p.m. in a girl/boy double header. Hart County Boys JV/Varsity will entertain Glasgow at 5:30 p.m. WLOC will have complete coverage of the varsity game starting at 6:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, March 4th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse.

 

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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

High school basketball tournaments

Postseason dates, times and pairings for high school basketball are beginning to take shape. In the 18th District Tournament at Larue County High School, No. 1 seed and 4 seeds on the girls' side meet at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 16th, with the top boys seed and four seed playing at 8:00 p.m. On Wednesday, March 17th, the girls' second and third seeds meet at 6:00 p.m. followed by the boys No. 2 and 3 seeds in the standings. The boys' final is at 7:00 p.m., March 19th, and the girls' final is at 7:00 p.m., March 20th.

 

In the boys' 5th Region Tournament at Central Hardin High School, opening-round play begins with two games Monday and Tuesday, March 22nd & 23rd, with the tournament semifinals Friday, March 26th, and the final Saturday, March 27th.

 

The girls' tournament begins Wednesday, March 24th, at Nelson County High School with two games and two more opening-round games Thursday, March 25th.

 

The semifinals are Monday, March 29th, and the final March 30th.

 

The KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 will be played March 31st - April 3rd followed by the Girls Sweet 16, April 7th-10th. KHSAA will be releasing venue capacity and ticketing details in the next few days. Visit KHSAA.org for additional details.

 

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Monday's area high school basketball

In boys action from Monday night: Breckinridge County defeated Hart County 95 to 88. Hart County's Devon Roten scored 23 points.

 

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Hart County 4-H Radio Auction

Hart County 4-H Radio Auction will get underway Tuesday, March 9th, on Studio 101 - WLOC. The auction will continue each day from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. through Friday, March 12th. Everyone is encouraged to listen in, bid, buy and support the Hart County 4-H program.

 

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Declining COVID-19 cases in Ky

Kentucky sees the seventh straight week of declining COVID-19 cases, of which 509 were reported Monday. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear started his briefing by saying "Today is going to be the most optimistic report I've been able to give you since the beginning of the pandemic," Governor Beshear said. He also said the state's positive rate is now less than five percent. 509 new cases were reported in the state, making this the seventh straight week of declining cases. 15 new deaths related to the virus were also reported.

 

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Student arrested at WKU fraternity house

A Western Kentucky University student was arrested Saturday after allegedly raping a woman at a WKU fraternity house. WKU Police were dispatched to Greenview Hospital in reference to a sexual assault victim who claimed the act happened on campus at the Sigma Nu house. According to WKU PD, the victim stated they were in Benjamin Massingille's room when they became engaged in a verbal argument. The victim stated she became scared and started texting her friend to pick her up because Massingille was intoxicated and angry. According to the report, Massingille forcefully pushed her on his bed and began to take his pants off. Police say the victim stated to her friend Massingille would not let her go and raped her. 21-year-old Benjamin Massingille was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and first-degree unlawful imprisonment. He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

District 4 High Water Closures Update

These are routes currently blocked due to high water in District 4. There are likely others that will rise and fall quickly without making into our report. Please do not drive through flooded sections of roads. 10am Central Tuesday 3/2/21 Update---

Green County:
KY 487 MP 7
KY 729 MP 2

Hart County:
KY 218 MP 11.7 to 15.1 restricted to local traffic, two places are blocked just on either side of LeGrande Elementary School
KY 436 MP 4-5
KY 566 MP 3-4
KY 572 between KY 571 and KY 218
KY 570 between Bunnell Crossing Rd and KY 88
KY 677 MP 2
KY 728 MP 11-12
KY 2185 MP 1-2
KY 2785 MP 4

LaRue County:
US 31E - MP 19 to the Nelson County Line (Rolling Fork)
KY 222 MP 4

Nelson County:
KY 247 MP 7-8
US 31E MP 0-1
KY 52 MP 3-4

Taylor County:
KY 76 between Hovious Ridge Rd and Wade Hollar Rd

Lists are updated more frequently on the district's Facebook and Twitter pages: @kytcdistrict4

Road conditions across the state can be found here: goky.ky.gov.

 

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Vine Grove man arrested for break-in

Vine Grove Police arrested a man Sunday afternoon after he reportedly broke into the residence of a former girlfriend, tied her up with a dog leash and struck her in the face several times. 22-year-old Jason Lee Shamblin, of Vine Grove, is facing several felony charges including kidnapping. According to an arrest citation, Shamblin kicked in a door of the woman's home to gain entrance. Shamblin was confronted by police at gunpoint and placed in handcuffs as the woman, tied up with a dog leash, ran into a hallway. Shamblin was arrested at 1:04 p.m. The woman had injuries to her face and neck. Shamblin has been charged with first-degree burglary and kidnapping, first-degree strangulation, attempted theft by unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and intimidating a person in the legal process. He was lodged in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Glasgow man arrested after search warrant executed

The Barren River Drug Task Force executed a search warrant Friday night at 10391 Old Bowling Green Road in Barren County in reference to a drug investigation. The DTF encountered 460year-old Michael Clayton Lowe, of Glasgow, living at the residence. Detectives found several baggies of crystal meth that were packaged for distribution on the kitchen table along with digital scales, drug paraphernalia and cash. Detectives also discovered a loaded firearm, pills and other packaging material in the residence. A large bag of marijuana was found in an outbuilding behind the residence. Lowe was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st greater or equal to 2 grams of meth enhanced due to the firearm, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lowe was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Additional charges may be pending. The Drug Task Force was assisted by the Glasgow Police Department.

 

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Monday, March 1st, 2021

High School basketball action

Basketball action continues Monday night as Caverna Boys host Todd County Central in a JV/Varsity contest starting at 6:00 p.m.  Meanwhile, Hart County JV/Varsity Boys will be on the road taking on Breckinridge County at 6:30 p.m. WLOC Studio 101 will have live coverage of the varsity game beginning at 6:15 p.m.

In Tuesday night's are high school basketball:  Hart County Lady Raiders will host Nelson County in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC for coverage of the varsity game starting with the pregame show at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, March 1st, 2021

Hart County Chamber of Commerce's Board meeting

Hart County Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors Conference Call/Video Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 2nd.

 

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Monday, March 1st, 2021

Gov. Beshear reports latest cases

Governor Andy Beshear reported 675 new COVID-19 cases and 12 new deaths Sunday. At least 404,622 Kentuckians have tested positive. The state has 4,637 total COVID-19 deaths. The positivity rate is 5.02%.

 

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Monday, March 1st, 2021

Shooting in Barren County

The Barren County Sheriff's Office says on Friday night they responded to a call of a shooting. Deputies say they saw 30-year-old Mark Roberts walking back to a home on Lecta Kino Road from a wooded area. Deputies say nineteen 223/5.56 shell casings were found in the front yard, an AR-15 rifle was found inside the home with ten rounds in the magazine and one round inside the chamber. The report from the sheriff's department says "the rifle was on fire" when they found it. The Deputies stated the victims were found in Cave City by the Cave City Police Department. The report says Roberts estranged wife, son and two other people were in the vehicle which had multiple bullet strikes including in the windshield area and one around the side window of the vehicle. Deputies spoke to Roberts and he said he was mad at his estranged wife because of picture he saw on her Google account. He also said that he was mad when she showed up to pickup the child with another man with her. The report says Roberts indicated that he ran into the front yard to get a good line of sight so that he could shoot at the car and believed that he wanted to kill who he believed was his estranged wife's new boyfriend. None of the people inside of the vehicle were directly struck by any of the bullets. One person did have an injury to his head as a result of the shooting. Roberts is charged with attempted murder (domestic violence) and attempted murder. He was taken to the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, February 26th, 2021

Tompkinsville man dies in crash

A crash near Summer Shade on Wednesday claimed the life of a Monroe County man.  Kentucky State Police say 67-year-old Jackie Emberton, of Tompkinsville, died when another vehicle turned across his lane along KY 163 at the intersection of Apple Grove Road.  The driver of the turning vehicle is identified as 86-year-old Jack Gibbons of Summer Shade. Emberton was unable to avoid the collision and hit the Gibbons vehicle in the passenger side.  Emberton was not wearing a seatbelt.  Gibbons and a passenger, 80-year-old Martha Gibbons were both belted but suffered injuries.  Jack Gibbons was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.  Martha Gibbons was admitted to T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.

 

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Friday, February 26th, 2021

Major construction work in Elizabethtown

If you travel through Elizabethtown over the next year or so, you'll notice major construction work on the northern side of town.  A nearly $14 million dollar project aimed to improve pavement conditions and safety begins Sunday night.  While the project's full plan includes rehabilitation of US 31W (Dixie Highway) from just south of the hospital area extending north all the way to just past the Kohls location, the first section of work extends from Ring Road to near Kohls.  Crews will be working around the clock. Traffic will be reduced to two lanes in each direction through the duration of the project with nighttime reductions down to one lane. Traffic delays will be possible through the area.  Access to businesses will be maintained, though short duration blockages may occur.  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials have set up a project website... US31W.org

The site will update construction information and provides additional project resources including the overall plan. Completion of the entire project is expected late summer of 2022.

 

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Friday, February 26th, 2021

Return to school plan approved at meeting

A return to school plan was approved by a vote of 5-0 at Thursday night’s Hart County Board of Education meeting.  The phased plan reopens in-person learning throughout the Hart County School system to four days per week… Monday/Tuesday and then Thursday/Friday. Wednesday will continue to be a virtual day for all students.  The plan will be phased in.  Grades K-3 will begin the new schedule on March 11th.  Grades 4-12 begin on March 18th.  Students currently attending via a full virtual schedule will continue as all-virtual students.

 

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Friday, February 26th, 2021

Drug arrest in Cave City

Cave City Police arrested a man following a traffic stop Wednesday, charging him with several drug and traffic related offences. A press release from the department says James Karnes was pulled over near Edwin P Terry Estates and consent was given for a vehicle search. Investigation turned up methamphetamine, digital scales and a stolen firearm. Karnes was taken into custody and transported to Barren County Detention Center on charges of failure to maintain insurance, receiving stolen property, trafficking in methamphetamine, buying or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.

 

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Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Area high school basketball action

In area high school basketball from Wednesday night, Larue County Girls defeated the Caverna Lady Colonels with a final score of 55 to 43. Caverna's Kaliana Richardson scored 24 points and had 12 rebounds, while Larue County's Emma Moore scored 15 points, of which 5 were 3's.  In the boys, Larue County Defeated Caverna Boys 84 to 56. Larue County's Kellen Bowen scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds, while Caverna's Cam Buchanon scored 16 points and had 8 rebounds.

 

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Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Schools plan to return to traditional setting

With the governor recently pushing for Kentucky's education administrators to begin or ramp up in-person learning, many area schools have announced plans to get students back into more of a traditional classroom setting.  Superintendent Cornelius Faulkner says he is anticipating students in Caverna Schools to soon be back in classrooms four days per week. The district discussed their continued reopening plan earlier this month and approval is expected at the March board of education meeting. Continued reopening is also the topic of tonight's special called Hart County Board of Education meeting. There are no other items on the agenda.  The meeting begins at 5pm. Public viewing of the meeting is available from the district's website: hart.k12.ky.us --  A simple internet search for Hart County Schools Kentucky should also help anyone interested in watching the meeting.
 

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Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Cave City man arrested on numerous charges

A weekend altercation has landed a Cave City man in jail.  Saturday, Cave City Police say they were called to Reynolds Street after 52-year-old Terry M. Thomas assaulted a woman and lit a roll of paper towels on fire in an attempt to set a mobile home on fire.  When police arrived, Thomas came out of the residence and struck one of the officers. After a brief struggle, He was arrested and taken to Barren County Jail. Thomas is charged with 3rd degree assault of a police officer, 4th degree assault domestic violence, 1st degree arson, wanton endangerment and alcoholic intoxication.

 

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Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Kentucky House weighs in on returning to school

On a state-wide level, the Kentucky House has weighed in on the issue of getting children back in classrooms. Wednesday, the legislative chamber passed a bill requiring schools to reopen in-person instruction by March 29th. The requirement is part of a larger education bill which cleared the House on an 87-8 vote. The measure now goes to the Senate. Under the bill, school districts would need to offer, at least, a hybrid schedule where students attend in-person classes at least two days a week and classes are held at least four days a week. While many districts -- in mostly rural areas of the state -- have already been conducting a hybrid schedule, other districts such as Jefferson County Public Schools are still wrestling with opening in-person learning.

 

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Upcoming high school basketball games

In area high school basketball action Thursday night:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road in a girl/boy doubleheader as they take on Metcalfe County at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 for live coverage of both games.

 

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will entertain Campbellsville Friday night in a girl/boy double header. Join Studio 101 for play by play coverage beginning at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Area high school basketball action

In Tuesday night area high school basketball: Hart County Boys defeated Edmonson County 72 to 67. Hart County's Dustin Butler scored 10 points and had 14 rebounds, Ethan Chenowith scored 13 points and Devon Roten scored 23 points.

Wednesday night, February 24th, the Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will host Larue County in a big district matchup. This is a makeup from last week. Studio 101 will have the live broadcast of both games.

 

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

City of Cave City Special Called Council Meeting

The City of Cave City will have a special called council meeting in the council chambers at City Hall Wednesday, February 24th, at 4:30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The school system's reopening plan is the topic of tonight's special called Hart County Board of Education meeting.  There are no other items on the agenda.  The meeting begins at 5:00 p.m.  Public viewing of the meeting is available from the district's website: hart.k12.ky.us

 

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Coronavirus update given by governor

Tuesday afternoon's statewide virus update includes 1497 newly confirmed cases. There are also 16 related deaths included in Tuesday's report.  In the daily briefing, Governor Andy Beshear recommended all school districts offer or expand some form of in-person instructional opportunities beginning March 1, or seven days after district personnel have received their second vaccination

 

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Semi crashes through Barren County home

A tractor trailer crashed through a home in Barren County Tuesday morning. Local authorities say there was no one inside when the incident occurred on KY 87 at the intersection of Tracy Road around 10:00 a.m.  The semi diver lost control the rig, causing it to leave the roadway. He was not injured.  There is no word of any citation or pending charges.

 

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Two arrested on drug charges in Glasgow

Two Edmonson County men face drug charges after being arrested in Glasgow on Monday.  Police say Dunchalie Alford and Michael Herzog were subjects of a traffic stop on Lexington Drive. Consent was given for a vehicle search, which turned up a glass pipe, digital scales and methamphetamine.  Both are charged with possession of a control substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were taken to Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, February 12th, 2021

Area high school basketball

Hart County Boys varsity plays at Whitefield Academy Friday afternoon at 4:45 p.m. The Caverna Thomas Nelson game is cancelled, however the Caverna Boys will host Monroe County Friday night at 6:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have the broadcast beginning at 5:40 p.m.

 

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Friday, February 12th, 2021

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Beshear provides the latest update Thursday on Kentucky's battle against COVID-19. Gov. Beshear reported 1,880 new cases of the virus and 36 deaths including a 91-year-old Barren County man and a 66-year-old Hart County man. The governor also reported a positivity rate of 7.08 %, the lowest since November 6th.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 26,372 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 23,153 of which have recovered. The district has 334 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases reported Thursday include: Barren County 23, Edmonson County 4, Hart County 7, Metcalfe County 11 and Warren County 43.

 

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Friday, February 12th, 2021

Man identified in officer involved shooting

The man shot in Thursday's officer involved shooting in Russellville has been identified. According to initial investigation by Kentucky State Police, Logan County Sheriff's Office responded to 120 Sam Walton Drive in Russellville around 6:00 p.m. attempting to locate Brian D. Ellis, of Hopkinsville, who had active felony warrants for attempted murder. When they found Ellis, he drove a vehicle towards deputies and shots were fired. Ellis was transported to a medical facility where he is being treated for a gunshot wound and his condition is unknown at this time. Kentucky State Police were dispatched to investigate the incident. The investigation is currently ongoing.

 

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Friday, February 12th, 2021

Drug arrest in Cave City

Cave City Police Department received a complaint Tuesday afternoon of a reckless driver at Five Star. Upon arrival, Sgt. Matt Mutter made contact with 26-year-old Mistie Cropper, from Bowling Green. Cropper appeared disoriented and confused about where she was and how she got there. Sgt. Paul Reynolds arrived on scene with K9 Jax. K9 Jax performed an open-air sniff around Cropper's vehicle. K9 Jax made a positive alert on the vehicle. Cropper stated there were 100 Xanax pills and marijuana in a box in the vehicle. Approximately 137 suspected Xanax pi8lls were found in the vehicle, along with a baggie of suspected marijuana. Cropper was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 3rd degree, 1st offense (>120 D.U. drug unspecified), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cropper was lodged in Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, February 12th, 2021

Bowling Green man arrested in shooting

Bowling Green Police have arrested 28-year-old Christian Castillo, of Bowling Green, in connection with the murder of Diego Pedro. According to Bowling Green Police, Pedro was shot Tuesday night while in his vehicle at the intersection of W 15th and Butler Way. Castillo was charged with Murder and Possession of a Handgun by a convicted felon. He was taken to the Warren County Detention Center.

 

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February 12th, 2021

Crashes on I-65 in Hart & Hardin counties

Southbound I-65 was blocked Thursday in Hart County just south of Bonnieville near MM67 due to a multivehicle crash. Northbound I-65 was blocked at Exit 91 Interchange with Western Kentucky Parkway in Hardin County due to a fatal crash.

 

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Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Governor Beshear gives update on coronavirus

Gov. Andy Beshear reported the latest developments Wednesday on the spread of COVID-19 and the efforts to vaccinate Kentuckians. Gov. Beshear announced the state's positivity rate has decreased again to 7.5% The governor reported 1,914 new cases of the virus and 49 additional deaths including an 82-year-old woman from Hart County and a 66-year-old woman from Muhlenberg County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 26,049 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 22,895 of which have recovered. The district has 327 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases reported Wednesday include: Barren County 62, Edmonson County 8, Hart County 14, Metcalfe County 16 and Warren County with 79 new cases.

 

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Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Sheriff's Office closed, but assistance available Thursday

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the essential personnel of the Hart Co Sheriffs office will be out in full force however, the Sheriff’s office will be closed Thursday. If you need assistance and need to speak with deputies on duty, you can call the Kentucky State Police dispatch and they will get you in touch with them.  Dispatch phone number: 270-782-2010 or you can call our office at 270-524-2341 and it will get you in contact with them directly.

 

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Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Campbellsville woman arrested for shoplifting

A Campbellsville woman faces charges after attempting to leave Walmart without paying for merchandise. Tuesday afternoon, Campbellsville Police were called to the store in reference to a woman trespassing.  40-year-old Ashley Allen had been previously barred from the store but on Tuesday she pushed a full cart out the door and was approached by Walmart security personnel. Allen ran into the parking lot where police took her into custody.  She is lodged at Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Pursuit and drug arrest in Glasgow

A Glasgow Police Officer on routine traffic patrol Tuesday recognized a man with an active warrant and ended up in a foot pursuit. Justin K. Bennett, of Glasgow, was located on Travis Court. As the officer attempted to make an arrest, the suspect ran away. Bennett was apprehended after being chased a short distance and methamphetamine was discovered in his possession.  In addition to the active warrant, Justin Bennett now faces charges of fleeing or evading police on foot and possession of a control substance, 1st offense.  He is lodged at Barren County Detention Center and is scheduled for a court appearance this afternoon (Thursday).

 

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Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Grayson County convenient store robbery

A convenience store just across the Grayson County Line in Butler County was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon.  Two white males entered Vanburen's Market on KY 79 (Caneyville Road) around 4pm. Content of the robbery is unclear but officials with the Butler County Sheriff's Department say the two men fled in a dark blue SUV. The Grayson County Sheriff's Department was notified the suspects were headed north on Caneyville Road into Grayson County but deputies and the local constable were unable to locate the vehicle. Police say both suspects are described as young and slender. Both of the white males were masked. Anyone with information is asked to contact either the Butler County or Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.

 

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Area high school basketball action

In girls action from Tuesday night, Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Adair County 36 to 28 with Caverna's Krista Gamboa scoring 18 points and Tavi Gonzalez with 11 points and 8 rebounds.

In boys action, Adair County defeated Caverna 48 to 38 with Caverna's Meek Ater scoring 18 points wit5h 16 rebounds and 6 blocks.

In Friday night area basketball action: Caverna Boys will host Thomas Nelson in a JV/Varsity contest beginning at 6:00 p.m. Hart County Lady Raiders JV/Varsity will be on the road Friday night taking on Adair County. Join WLOC Studio 101 for live coverage of the varsity game starting with the pregame show at 5:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Unread emails at Ky's Unemployment Insurance Office

An audit says Kentucky's unemployment insurance office had a massive backlog of unread emails as it struggled to process jobless claims. State Auditor Mike Harmon says more than 400,000 emails archived by the office, were unread as of last November 9th. He says those emails included problems needing to be resolved and questions from unemployed Kentuckians. Harmon released the audit Tuesday. Like other states, Kentucky was hit by massive numbers of claims for jobless assistance brought on by the coronavirus. Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear has noted that the state's unemployment system endured years of budget cuts before he became governor.

 

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Age deception at health department for vaccination

At least one health department in our region says people have lied about their age in order to receive a Coronavirus Vaccine. Individuals will be required to show an ID when arriving for vaccine appointments at Grayson County Health Department. Public Health Director Joshua Horton-Embry says with limited vaccine, they have to be sure and follow proper phases in administration.

 

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Ky. Gov gives COVID-19 update

Kentucky reports 2,339 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and 35 virus-related deaths from Tuesday afternoon's media update. Virus related hospitalizations are now down to approximately 1,200 and the state’s test positivity rate is about 7.6%. If the rate is less than 5% for two weeks and testing is widespread, the virus is considered under control. In the daily update, Governor Andy Beshear announced the federal government has increased Kentucky’s vaccination supply by 6%. He says vaccination appointments for Wednesday and Thursday at Kroger regional vaccine sites will be rescheduled because of an expected winter storm.

 

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Man facing wanton endangerment charges

A man is charged with nearly striking an officer with his car and later leading authorities on a high-speed chase northwest of Bowling Green toward Leitchfield. The pursuit ended in Grayson County when 26-year-old Rex White of Louisville ran out of gas.  Officials initially responded to a road rage incident Monday night near Beaver Dam. White fled the scene, nearly striking a Beaver Dam police officer. Kentucky State Police located the suspect vehicle and a pursuit began along Western Kentucky Parkway from Ohio County into Grayson County, reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour.  Rex White faces charges of endangerment of a police officer, reckless driving, drug trafficking and other related offenses. After being arrested, he was taken to Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Lower number in Tuesday coronavirus cases

Monday's virus report contains the lowest daily number of newly confirmed cases since December. The governor reported 1,003 state-wide cases and 40 related deaths.  The positivity rate continues to decline, now at 7.78%, the lowest since early November.  Out of the statewide newly reported cases number, Hart County contributed five and Barren County contributed 13.

 

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 

Hodgenville man arrested on various charges

Monday bookings at Hardin County Detention Center include a Hodgenville Man. Elizabethtown Police arrested 49-year-old Charles Krupinski on charges including driving on a DUI-suspended license, not having an illuminated license plate, failure to maintain required insurance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony probation violation.

 

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Arrest in Metcalfe County

A Metcalfe County man faces several regulation violations and criminal charges after attempting to move a mobile home on a public roadway. The Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Department says 23-year-old William Hawkins was operating a farm tractor towing the large mobile home eastbound on KY 640 near Old Randolph School Road when a fire started. The mobile home became engulfed by flames causing damage to private property and the road.  Closure of KY 640 lasted approximately five hours for clearing.  Hawkins is cited to Metcalfe District Court for leaving the scene, obstructing the roadway, failure to display a slow moving vehicle emblem, having no house trailer moving permit along with escort and safety violations. The cause of the fire has not been officially identified. An investigation continues.

 

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Monday, February 8th, 2021

Area high school basketball updates

Caverna Lady Colonels will be on the road taking on Warren East at 5:30 p.m. Both the Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys games have been cancelled for Monday night.

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be in action Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. as they entertain Adair County in a girl/boy double header. You can join Studio 101 with the broadcast of both games beginning at 5:15 p.m.  Hart County Boys JV/Varsity tames with Edmonson County have been cancelled.

 

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Monday, February 8th, 2021

Annual Black History program begins Friday

The Hart County Historical Society will air it's Annual Black History Program beginning Friday, February 12th. The guest speaker will be Hometown Hero, Noel "Tick" Rogers, Jr., who was voted 1992 Kentucky Mr. Basketball. The program will be posted for viewing on the Hart County Historical Society Facebook page and YouTube channel.

 

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Monday, February 8th, 2021

Horse Cave City Council meeting

A special called meeting of Horse Cave City Council will be held at City Hall 121 Woodlawn Avenue Monday, February 8th, at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, February 8th, 2021

Governor updates Ky on COVID-19 cases

The governor announced 1,532 new cases and 31 new deaths in Kentucky on Sunday. This marks the fourth straight week of declining cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began. At least 377,790 Kentuckians have contracted the virus. The death toll is now at 4,051.  44,945 people have recovered from the virus.  4,175,368 Kentucky have received tests. The positivity rate dropped below 8% and is now at 7.97%. As of Sunday, 96 out of 120 counties are in the red zone on the state's COVID-19 incidence rate map.

 

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Monday, February 8th, 2021

Hardyville man arrested on drug charges

Hart County Sheriff's Deputies executed a search warrant Friday at Hundred Acre Pond Road, Hardyville. 56-year-old Thomas Atwell was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of controlled substances, 1st, possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, drug paraphernalia, buy/possess, trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces) and was also served an outstanding arrest warrant for criminal mischief, 1st degree. Atwell was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. Assisting on scene was the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and the Kentucky Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources.

 

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Monday, February 8th, 2021

Bowling Green woman killed on I-65

A Bowling Green woman died Saturday morning following a crash on Interstate 65. At 4:56 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green was requested by the Warren County Sheriff's Department to respond to a fatal collision at the 32 mm on I-65 south. A preliminary investigation revealed that a tan Ford passenger vehicle, being operated by 30-year-old Ceirra Brown, of Bowling Green, was disabled in the right lane of travel of I-65 near the 32mm. A 2020 Peterbilt tractor hauling two trailers being operated by 44-year-old Christopher Zatezalo, of Spring TX, was traveling south in the right lane. Zatezalo's vehicle stuck the disable vehicle causing one of the trailers to overturn. Brown was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Warren County Coroner's Office. The investigation is ongoing and being led by Kentucky State Police. No other information was released.

 

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Monday, February 8th, 2021

Hart County man arrested in shooting

A Hart County man is accused of shooting his father and grandfather Friday night. Kentucky State Police Post 3 received a call around 5:50 p.m. of a shooting incident at 13442 Cub Run Highway in Hart County. According to State Police, 21-year-old Alexander S. Gardner, of Cub Run, was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree assault domestic violence and lodged at the Hart County Detention Center. Gardner's bond is set at $50,000. Alexander's father, Jerry R. Gardner, Jr. and grandfather, Jerry R. Gardner, Sr., were taken to UofL Hospital where they are being treated for gunshot wounds as a result of the incident. Both are listed in stable condition. There were no other individuals reported to have been involved or injured during the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Friday, February 5th, 2021

Area high school basketball

In area high school basketball action from Thursday night in the girls: Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Cumberland County 54 to 21 with Hart County's Dea Bradley scoring 15 points, Haley Sturgeon scored 12 points and Kylie Adcock scored 11 points with three 3's. Hart County Boys defeated Cumberland County 71 to 59 with Hart County's Devon Roten scoring 20 points and Ethan Devore had 17 points.

 

In Friday night area high school basketball action:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Glasgow at 5:30 p.m.

WLOC will have play by play coverage of both games starting with the girls pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

In a varsity double header Friday night: Hart County Lady Raiders will go up against Meade County Girls at 5:30 p.m., while Hart County Boys take on Daviess County at 7:00 p.m. Both games will be played at Hart County.

 

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Friday, February 5th, 2021

Former teacher sentenced to 15 years

A former Hardin County middle school teacher convicted of child pornography charges has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Robert Alan Thompson, of Hodgenville was sentenced last week in federal court. Thompson was fired from his job at a Hardin County middle school last April. Investigators say Thompson was in possession of more than 1,500 sexually explicit photos and videos involving minors.

 

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Friday, February 5th, 2021

Stolen motorcycle recovered and arrest made

A stolen motorcycle has been recovered and a man is under arrest for theft in Edmonson County. The sheriff's department received a tip Wednesday of the stolen cycle and rider spotted on E. Hack Road. Officers followed 28-year-old Joshua Lindsey of Brownsville to a mobile home where he initially refused to comply with repeated requests but was eventually arrested for the theft. The cycle's VIN had been freshly spray painted, according to deputies. Lindsey was also served a summons out of Warren County for Violation of a Kentucky Emergency Protective Order and a Warren County Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear on trafficking and possession charges.

 

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Friday, February 5th, 2021

House passes bill to change teacher's retirement

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House has passed a bill to change retirement benefits for new teachers hired starting next year. Lawmakers on Thursday said the measure would relieve some pressure on the state’s troubled public pension plan for teachers but won’t solve its massive unfunded liability. The bill would not affect teachers already enrolled in the retirement system. The bill would mean that teachers hired starting next January would contribute more toward their retirement benefits. Some lawmakers complain the measure is being rushed and amounts to a benefit cut. The measure now heads to the Senate for consideration.

 

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Friday, February 5th, 2021

Graduation continues to rise in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Council on Postsecondary Education says graduation and retention rates continued to increase at Kentucky’s public universities last year despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The council said in a statement Tuesday that the six-year graduation rate at four-year universities was 56.4% in the 2019-20 school year. That's up 1.4% from the previous year and up nearly 6% over the last five years. Graduation rates were also up by 2.4 % last year at the Kentucky Community and Technical College system. Council on Postsecondary Education President Aaron Thompson says the numbers are a testament to good leadership on Kentucky campuses.

 

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Friday, February 5th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County's Thursday morning fiscal court meeting began on a somber note with acknowledgement of the death of Kerry McDaniel.  Serving as the current Solid Waste Director, McDaniel also served as head of Hart County's emergency management.  Judge Executive Joe Choate expressed appreciation and sympathy to the McDaniel Family.  After an opening prayer, court business included the jail report. There are currently 148 inmates at the facility. Jailer Israel Brown Bergenson presented the county with two checks totaling just under $20 thousand dollars.  The county approved selling two surplus trailers by high bid.  Approval was given for constable contracts between the county and William Tweedy and Walter Bush. The judge was given approval by the court to sign a $100 thousand dollar agreement for recreational trails at the Woodson House.  The county's agreement with Kentucky State Police for 911 dispatch services was renewed in the amount of $143 thousand dollars, which is the same as the current agreement. And, the judge executive was authorized by the court to sign a $200 thousand dollar grant for household utility assistance.  The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m.Thursday, February 18th, in the Hart County Courthouse.

 

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Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Area high school basketball action

Area high school basketball action continues Thursday night as Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys entertain Cumberland County in a girl/boy double header beginning at 5:30 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage of both games starting with the girls at 5:15 p.m.

 

In Friday night area high school basketball action:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Glasgow at 5:30 p.m.

WLOC will have play by play coverage of both games starting with the girls pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

In a varsity double header Friday night: Hart County Lady Raiders will go up against Meade County Girls at 5:30 p.m., while Hart County Boys take on Daviess County at 7:00 p.m. Both games will be played at Hart County.

 

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Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Larue County awarded illegal dumps grant

Larue County will receive nearly $8,000 as part of a state grant for the cleanup of 72 illegal dumps in 18 counties across Kentucky. Larue County will receive $7,750.84 of an approximately $587,000 grant to clean illegal dump sites. According to the release, as part of the grant funding, counties must agree to provide a 25% match of the amount. The Energy and Environment Cabinet may waive the 25% match on any individual illegal open dump where cleanup costs exceed $50,000.

 

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Thursday, February 4th, 2021

BRDHD confirms new COVID-19 cases

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 25,206 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 21,961 have recovered. The district has seen 279 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases reported Wednesday include: Barren County 4, Edmonson County 13, Hart County 9, Metcalfe County 2 and Warren County 54.

 

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Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Two arrested in Glasgow on drug charges

Glasgow Police department responded to a complaint in the parking lot of Walmart that resulted in two people arrested on drug charges. Glasgow Police Department made contact with James Hicks who denied consent to search the vehicle. A K-9 performed an open air search, at which time officers located marijuana, methamphetamine, pipes and Lorazepam inside the vehicle. James R. Hicks, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with drug possession, driving on a suspended license and DUI. Betty J. Johnson, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Triple murder case bound over to grand jury

Joseph Carey's fate lies in the hands of the Butler County Grand Jury. Carey is charged with one count of murder domestic violence, two counts of murder and a charge of wanton endangerment, in the deaths of his wife, Angela Carey, and her parents, Charles and Lupe McGranahan. During his hearing on Tuesday, the Commonwealth's Attorney Blake Chambers suggested the death penalty. The cash has been waived to the grand jury.

 

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Area high school basketball

In Tuesday night's area basketball game in the girls: Elizabethtown defeated Hart County Lady Raiders 66 to 44 with Hart County's Dea Bradley scoring 28 points.

Area high school basketball action continues Thursday night as Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys entertain Cumberland County in a girl/boy double header beginning at 6:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage of both games starting with the girls at 5:45 p.m.

In Friday night area high school basketball action:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Glasgow at 5:30 p.m.  WLOC will have play by play coverage of both games starting with the girls pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

In a varsity double header Friday night: Hart County Lady Raiders will go up against Meade County Girls at 5:30 p.m., while Hart County Boys take on Daviess County at 7:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

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

 

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Gov. gives update on spread of coronavirus

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Tuesday afternoon on the spread of COVID-19 and the distribution of vaccines in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear announced the federal COVID-19 team will increase Kentucky's vaccine supply by an additional 5%. In total, the state's supply will increase by 22% the week of February 8th compared with the week of January 25th. The governor also noted Tuesday was the fifth day in a row that the state's COVID-19 positivity rate has stayed under 9%. Gov. Beshear reported 2,443 new cases and 32 deaths. Deaths included a 62-year-old Grayson County man and a 71-year-old Ohio County woman.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 25,072 cases of COVID-19 in the4 Barren Rive4r District, 21,804 of which have recovered. The district has 278 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases reported Tuesday include: Barren County 9, Edmonson County 9 Hart County 0, Metcalfe County 1 and Warren County with 13 new cases.

 

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Local couple arrested on burglary charges

A man and woman face charges related to an attempted weekend burglary in Horse Cave. Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson says the department followed a lead to Lonoke Road and stopped a vehicle which matched descriptions in connection to the incident. After investigation, 54-year-old Tanya Sharp, of Cave City, was taken into custody on charges of attempted burglary, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), endangering the welfare of a minor, custodial interference, buying and/or possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property. In connection to the incident, police also arrested 61-year-old Teddy Horton, of Munfordville. He is charged with attempted burglary, endangering the welfare of a minor, custodial interference and buying and/or possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are lodged in Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Louisville man arrested after pursuit

A 23-year-old Louisville man is in the Warren County Regional Jail after a pursuit that started in Barren County and ended in Warren County. KSP says they were notified just before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday that Barren County authorities were in pursuit of a suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Codie Dewitt, of Louisville. Police say Dewitt stole a 2004 Chevy truck in Barren County. Officials say the pursuit went on to the Cumberland Parkway and then on to Interstate 65 southbound where a tire deflation device was used with partial success. Authorities say the stolen vehicle continued on to exit 28 where it went southbound on Louisville Road. According to KSP, Dewitt hit a passenger car and finally a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Sergeant used a pit maneuver to stop the vehicle. The truck came to a stop and Dewitt was arrested and taken to the Warren County Regional Jail. Dewitt is charged by Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement with wanton endangerment, 1st degree - police officer, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), reckless driving, assault, 2nd degree, speeding 26mph or greater over the speed limit, disregarding a stop sign, disregarding a traffic control device, no operator's license, criminal mischief, 1st degree, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, improper passing, fugitive from another state service of Kentucky warrant. Dewitt also faces pending charges from Barren County authorities.

 

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Fatal collision on Cumberland Pkwy

Kentucky State Police Post 15 received a call from Adair County dispatch Tuesday morning at approximately 00:45 in regards to a fatal collision that had occurred seven miles east of Columbia on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway at the 56 mile marker. Preliminary investigations indicate that 21-year-old Abel Vargas, of Russell Springs, was operating a 2003 Nissan pickup westbound on the Parkway when he lost control due to slick road conditions. Vargas' vehicle traveled through the median and overturned in the middle of the eastbound lane. 47-year-old Howard Carpenter, of Russell Springs, was operating a 2017 Nissan Rogue east bound and was unable to avoid the collision and struck the overturned Nissan pickup. A passenger in Vargas' vehicle, 20-year-old Alejandro Diaz, of Middleburg, was able to exit the vehicle and was standing in the roadway when a 2021 freightliner semi operated by6 49-year-old Allen McDaniel, of Mclean, TX, approached the scene and was unable to stop, striking Diaz and the Nissan Rogue. Carpenter was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital with serious injuries. Vargas was transported to the Russell County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Diaz was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Adair County Coroner. McDaniel and his passenger, Vallerie McDaniel, were not injured. The incident remains under investigation by Sergeant Adam Likins. Other KSP personnel, Adair County Sheriff's Department, Adair County EMS, Adair County Coroner's Office and Air Evac Lifeteam assisted at the scene.

 

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Monday night high school basketball

In boys action Monday night, Hart County defeated Nelson County 62 to 56. Hart County's Ethan Devore scored 16 points and Jackson Shoulders scored 10 points and had 14 rebounds.

 

In Tuesday night's high school basketball:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Campbellsville in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will be at home entertaining Elizabethtown at 5:30 p.m.  Hart County Boys will be at home playing Thomas Nelson at 7:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will have live coverage of both Hart County games beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Governor signs remote driver's license extension

The governor has signed an extension of a special program for remote renewal of qualifying expired Kentucky driver’s license and ID cards through each county circuit court clerk’s preferred mail-in or drop off method.

The order applies to Kentucky driver’s licenses, permits and state-issued identification cards that expire through June 30, 2021. The previous order would have expired on February 28th.  Applicants who require driver testing by Kentucky State Police must successfully complete that step before renewing a credential. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray advises residents not to wait until a credential's expiration date to renew by mail. He says plan ahead and allow sufficient time for processing. A license can be renewed up to six months before its expiration date. Gray says the cabinet is working to make renewal as convenient as possible. Residents in Hart County can contact Circuit Court Clerk Kayla Rountree's office in Munfordville for specific local information.  Her office number is 270-524-5181.

 

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Attempted burglary arrests in Horse Cave

A man and woman face charges related to an attempted weekend burglary in Horse Cave.  Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson says the department followed a lead to Lonoke Road and stopped a vehicle which matched descriptions in connection to the incident. After investigation, 54-year-old Tanya Sharp of Cave City was taken into custody on charges of attempted burglary, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), endangering the welfare of a minor, custodial interference, buying and/or possession drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property.  In connection to the incident, police also arrested 51-year-old Teddy Horton of Munfordville.  He is charged with attempted burglary, endangering the welfare of a minor, custodial interference and buying and/or possession of drug paraphernalia.  Both are lodged in Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Multi-vehice crash on Cumberland Parkway

Emergency response agencies have cleared the scene of a multi-vehicle crash along Louie B Nunn Cumberland Parkway between Columbia and Russell Springs.  The parkway closed in both directions around 2am forcing a 5-hour detour along KY 80 Adair and Russell Counties. The crash involved commercial and passenger vehicles.  There is still no official word regarding injuries.

 

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Governor gives update on coronavirus

Governor Andy Beshear reports 1,623 newly confirmed statewide cases of COVID-19. In his Monday address, 35 related deaths are also reported.  The governor announced a 30-day extension of the mask mandate. The state is currently seeing a 8.85 percent positivity rate.  In one specific category of improvement, 1,314 people are hospitalized across the state due to the virus. That's down from what has been a consistent average of around 1,600.

 

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Monday, February 1st, 2021

Area high school basketball this week

Edmonson County at Caverna girl's game cancelled Monday night due to KHSAA COVID policy.

Hart County Raider Boys will be on the road Monday night taking on Nelson County in a JV/Varsity game. WLOC will have live coverage of the varsity game starting with the pregame show at 6:15 p.m.

 

In Tuesday night's high school basketball:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Campbellsville in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will be at home entertaining Elizabethtown at 5:30 p.m.  Hart County Boys will be at home playing Thomas Nelson at 7:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will have live coverage of both Hart County games beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, February 1st, 2021

Ky's Governor gives update on COVID-19

Governor Andy Beshear announced 1,768 new cases and 31 new deaths in Kentucky on Sunday. Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky reported a decrease in cases for the third straight week. At least 361,124 Kentuckians have contracted the virus. The death toll is now at 3,745. At least 43,380 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

 

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Monday, February 1st, 2021

E-town man gets 35 years in child's death

It's been more than 2 years since a 4-month-old boy was found badly beaten inside an Elizabethtown home. A few hours later on December 20th, 2018, Brody Lemuel Taylor was pronounced dead at Hardin Memorial Hospital. O0n Friday, the man charged with causing Brody's numerous injuries, which included skull fractures, multiple rib fractures and being choked, accepted a plea deal in Hardin Circuit Court. 26-year-old Jahi Cinque Hall was sentenced to 35 years in prison. He had been arrested December 22, 2018 and charged with murder. The plea agreement for the sentence was offered Thursday by the Commonwealth Attorney's Office. Final sentencing for Hall is set for March 9th at 10:00 a.m.

 

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Friday, January 29th, 2021

Latest in area high school basketball

In Thursday night action locally, Hart County Boys defeated Whitesburg Trinity 82 to 52 Hart County's Julian Barber scored 21 points.

Hart County Lady Raiders will be in action Friday night entertaining John Hardin in a JV/Varsity contest. Studio 101 will have live coverage of the girl's varsity game beginning at 6:15 p.m.

The Caverna Boys game scheduled for Saturday afternoon has been cancelled.

Hart County JV/Varsity will host Bullitt Central at 5:30 p.m. WLOC Studio 101 will have live coverage of the boys varsity game beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Friday, January 29th, 2021

Four Regional COVID-19 vaccination sites

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has announced the opening of four regional COVID-19 vaccination sites as Kentucky ramps up inoculation efforts while awaiting increased vaccine supplies. Expansion of the vaccination network was announced as the governor reported 69 more coronavirus-related deaths Thursday. That's the most reported in one day in Kentucky since the pandemic began. One site opening next week is at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. It starts the state’s vaccination partnership with Kroger. The other new regional sites are opening in partnership with two hospitals in Paducah and one hospital in Danville.

 

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Friday, January 29th, 2021

Ky manufacturer expanding and hiring

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a Kentucky manufacturer is expanding and hiring more workers. A statement from Gov. Andy Beshear says Material Handling Systems Inc. plans to invest $7.6 million in a new facility in Bowling Green. The Thursday statement says the expansion will create 200 full-time jobs. The Mt. Washington-based company manufactures conveyor and automated sortation equipment. The statement says the Warren County facility will provide steel structures for conveyor and sortation systems that will be installed at the company’s headquarters in Mt. Washington. Material Handling Systems says the expansion is a response to recent and anticipated growth.

 

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Friday, January 29th, 2021

High-speed chase on Bluegrass Parkway

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky State Police trooper watching for speeders along a highway went on a wild high-speed vehicle chase. The man he later arrested turned out to be a homicide suspect from Pennsylvania. A state trooper was watching for speeding vehicles Wednesday night on the Bluegrass Parkway when he saw a truck going 110 miles per hour. State Police say a chase ensued. The suspect was finally stopped when he hit a cruiser head-on. Officers arrested Isaac Sanchez of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. After he was booked, it was learned that he is wanted for criminal homicide in Pennsylvania.

 

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Friday, January 29th, 2021

Drug investigation and pursuit in Barren County

A three-month drug related investigation ended with a short pursuit in Barren County on Wednesday. Authorities attempted to stop 34-year-old Tyler Branstetter on Bailey's Bend Road around 9pm. He tried to get away by driving through a residential yard but was blocked and taken into custody without further incident.  A report from the Barren River Drug Task Force says Branstetter told officers he was in possession of crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Officers recovered just under 400 grams of crystal meth along with marijuana and a handgun. Branstetter faces charges of trafficking in a controlled substance – enhanced with the presence of a firearm, possession of a handgun by convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He is lodged in Barren County Detention Center.  Additional charges are pending.

 

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Friday, January 29th, 2021

Neighbor altercation arrest and injury

An altercation between neighbors earlier this week in Cave City has landed one man in jail and injured another. Police responded to an apartment on Glenwood Court Monday and determined James Madden and been cut with a knife. Madden says while letting his dog out, Richard Gammon was outside yelling and chasing the dog.  Madden says Gammon had a knife in his hand. Gammon was asked to quit yelling and calm down. Gammon told Madden to mind his own business and then charged Madden. A police report indicates Madden - in defense - threw Gammon onto the hood of a parked car. Madden's right hand was cut during the scuffle. Richard Gammon is charged with assault, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is lodged in Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Area high school basketball updates

In local basketball action Thursday night:

The Hart County Boys varsity will host Trinity Whitesville at 6:30 p.m.  Studio 101 will have the live broadcast beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will be in action with a JV/Varsity game Friday night at 5:00 p.m.  Studio 101 sports will have live coverage starting with the pregame show of the varsity girls game at 5:45 p.m.  Meanwhile, Hart County boys will be on the road taking on Mercer County in a JV/Varsity contest at 6:00 p.m.

The Caverna Boys will travel Saturday night to take on Washington County at 3:00 p.m.  Join Studio 101 for play by play coverage as we begin the pregame show at 2:45 p.m.  Hart County JV/Varsity Boys will host Bullitt Central at 5:30 p.m.  WLOC Studio 101 will have live coverage of the boys varsity game beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Governor gives statewide update on virus

Wednesday's statewide virus update includes 2,424 newly confirmed cases and 47 related deaths.  From the state's total, Hart County reports 12 newly confirmed cases and Barren County reports 34.  As statewide daily virus reports continue to fluctuate by large margins, the state's number of related hospitalizations remains fairly consistent at around 1,600.

 

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Thursday, January 28th, 2021

One-vehicle crash in Metcalfe County

The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday responded to a single-vehicle collision, which occurred 2 miles north of Edmonton. According to Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, Garnett D. England was traveling southbound on Kentucky 533 in a 2012 Ford F-150, when the vehicle dropped off the southbound shoulder. Garnett then traveled across both lanes of travel, exiting the roadway off the northbound shoulder and overturned in a field Garnett was taken to TJ Samson Community Hospital where he was treated and released.

 

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Tuesday night area high school basketball

In girls action: Hart County Lady Raiders defeated North Hardin 70 to 56, with Hart County's Hayley Sturgeon scoring 23 points with 9 rebounds, Dea Bradley scored 17 points and Kylie Adcock scored 16 points and had 5 rebounds. The Hart County - Edmonson County Boys game scheduled for Tuesday night was cancelled due to COVID-19.

 

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

BRDHD latest report on COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 24,165 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District. 20,630 people have recovered. The district has 259 deaths reported so far. New cases reported Tuesday include: Barren County 43, Edmonson County 14, Hart County 18, Metcalfe County 8 and Warren County has 101 new cases.

 

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Woman identified in fatal I-65 crash

The woman killed late Monday in a Northbound I-65 crash between Munfordville and Bonnieville is now identified. Kentucky State Police say 47-year-old Naomi Sparrow of Louisville died at the scene after her Dodge Avenger struck guardrail on the right shoulder then re-entered driving lanes and impacted a semi and an SUV before coming to rest on the inside barrier wall. No one else was physically injured during the incident. Drivers from the semi and SUV are from out of state. Northbound lanes were closed nearly five hours into Tuesday morning for cleanup and crash reconstruction.

 

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

E-town man indicted for strangulation

An Elizabethtown man has been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury on a strangulation charge. Among other charges, 21-year-old Kelly Norman Davison, of Elizabethtown, faces one count of first-degree strangulation which is a Class C felony, punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted, as well as fourth-degree assault, domestic violence with minor injury; complicity to receiving stolen property, firearm and resisting arrest. Davison remains lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center and is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Murder suspects appear in court for preliminary hearing

Dederic Anderson and Antwan Britt both made their appearance virtually Wednesday morning with Judge Sam Potter presiding.  Anderson was arrested January 18th in Bowling Green, and Britt was arrested the same day in Barren County. Both face charges in connection with the murder of 23 year-old Tayveon Bibb. Judge Potter referred the case to the Grand Jury. The judge made no changes to their bonds, which remain at one million dollars.

 

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Area high school basketball action

In Tuesday night area high school basketball: Caverna Boys JV/Varsity will be on the road taking on Foundation Christian Academy. Hart County Lady Raiders will be on the road in a JV/Varsity contest with North Hardin at 5:00 p.m. Hart County Boys will be at home in a JV/Varsity game taking on Edmonson County. Join WLOC or the pregame show of the boys varsity game beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Latest on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Monday's statewide virus update includes a four-week daily reporting low of 1,268 newly confirmed cases.  From the state's total, Hart County reports 10 newly confirmed cases and Barren County reports 18. There are 39 deaths included in Monday's statewide update.

 

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Woman faces animal cruelty charges

A woman in Warren County is facing animal cruelty charges after 63 dogs were found living in unsanitary conditions. The Warren County Sheriff's Office says Donna Byard is charged with second-degree cruelty to animals after a control officer responded to a tip in Alvaton late last week. A report describes large amounts of feces clogging a drain and covering the  barn floor where these dogs were lodged. Byard told officers the drain had been clogged for two weeks. The animals have been removed from the property. After several inquiries, the sheriff’s office specifies the dogs are not available for adoption.

 

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Funding for improvements at Kentucky's dams

A major funding boost is on the way to the US Army Corps of Engineers. Senator Mitch McConnell says $110 million is being dedicated to improvements at Kentucky's dams this year. The funding is a continuing congressional authorization from legislation enacted in 1996. Locally, one of the "Twin Lakes" is slated as a significant beneficiary. The plan includes approximately $8.7 million for major rehabilitation of the dam at Rough River Lake on the Grayson-Breckinridge County line.

 

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Man arrested on burglary charges

Suspicious activity at a storage complex in Cave City has led police to an arrest. While on patrol, Officer Phillips with the city's police department heard loud banging coming from one of the units located on Baker Street. A brief investigation revealed an unlocked door and additional noises coming from another unit. Officer Phillips found Leon Anthony Trulock in one of the units and ordered him to exit. Trulock was taken into custody on charges of burglary and criminal trespassing. When searched upon arrival at Barren County Jail, Trulock was carrying methamphetamine and a glass pipe. He is additionally charged with possession of those items and promoting contraband.

 

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Monday, January 25th, 2021

Area high school basketball

In high school basketball from the weekend, Hart County's Lady Raiders did not play their scheduled game at Washington County Saturday night. It was one of 33 girls games canceled across the state due to KHSAA Covid-19 Policy.

In boys action Saturday night, the Hart County game was played against Washington County as scheduled.  The Commanders defeated the Raiders in overtime, 71-70.

 

The girls 4th Region All A Classic Championship featured a win by the Metcalfe County Lady Hornets. They defeated Clinton County to move on to the Girls State All A Classic and will play Danville on Wednesday afternoon, February 17th at Eastern Kentucky University's McBrayer Areana.  The 5th Region Girls All A Classic winner from last week is 9-0 Bethlehem. They will play 7-1 Walton-Verona on Monday morning, February 15th in what will likely be one of the best girls matchups of the first round.

 

Hart County's Raiders JV/Varsity game has been cancelled for Monday night.

 In Tuesday night area high school basketball: Caverna Boys JV/Varsity will be on the road taking on Foundation Christian Academy.

Hart County Lady Raiders will be on the road in a JV/Varsity contest with North Hardin at 5:00 p.m. Hart County Boys will be at home in a JV/Varsity game taking on Edmonson County. Join WLOC or the pregame show of the boys varsity game beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 25th, 2021

Update on virus in Kentucky

Statewide virus information released from the governor's office on Sunday includes 2,018 newly confirmed cases and 35 deaths.  Hart County has four included in the total.  Barren County has 30 included in the total.

The statewide positivity rate is dropping with a continued decline over the past few days.  It is currently at 10.24%.  The rate is figured on a rolling seven-day tally to more accurately provide trend indications by averaging out extreme reductions and spikes which are sometimes due to uneven data reporting.

 

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Monday, January 25th, 2021

Newborn protection bill becomes law

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill meant to preserve lives of newborns, including any infant born after a failed abortion, has become law in Kentucky. Governor Andy Beshear allowed the measure to become law without his signature. Senator Whitney Westerfield said Friday that he's grateful Beshear didn’t veto the measure but was disappointed the governor chose not to sign it. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky said it was “incredibly disappointed” the governor didn’t stop the measure from becoming law. Under the bill, a doctor performing an abortion must take what it deemed “all medically appropriate and reasonable steps" to preserve the life of a born-alive infant.

 

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Monday, January 25th, 2021

Cave City Police make drug arrest

Officer Phillips, with the Cave City Police Department, was patrolling Thursday at the storage units on Baker Street in Cave City when he heard a loud banging coming from one of the units. The officer found the unit unlocked and after opening the unit, heard more banging coming from another storage unit. Officer Phillips order the person to come out which was determined to be Leon Anthony Trulock.  Trulock was arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd degree, and Criminal Trespass 2nd degree. Upon search of Trulock after arriving at the Barren County Jail, Methamphetamine and a glass pipe were located on him. He was also charged with Possession Control Substance, 1st degree (METHAMPHETAMINE), and Promoting Contraband, 1st degree. He then was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, January 25th, 2021

Fire destroys Cave City home

Fire gutted a home in Cave City over the weekend. The fire department responded to a residence just north of Cave City Baptist Church near the 300 block of Dixie Highway, across from parkland drugs, and extinguished the blaze. The cause of the fire has not been officially released. A family member who asked to remain unidentified says there were no injuries.

 

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Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Missing Barren County teenager

Authorities are searching for a male teenager missing from a home in Barren County. On Monday, the sheriff’s department responded to the call from a home on Lick Branch Road. They say Logan Peterson left the residence wearing a tan hoodie with “Self Made” on the front, blue jeans and a gray Nike backpack. The young man is described as six feet tall, weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He typically features a light beard and usually wears a silver necklace. He has tattoos, including a cross on his right forearm and the word “real” on his left forearm. Police say they believe he is in either Warren County or Butler County. Anyone with information should contact the Barren County Sheriff's Department.

 

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Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Ky Governor gives virus update

Thursday's statewide virus report includes 3,738 newly confirmed cases and 58 virus related deaths.  The state continues to consistently hover around 1,600 hospitalizations related to the virus.

 

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Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Governor vetoes bill for bypassing cases

FRANKFORT, Ky, (AP) — Governor Andy Beshear has vetoed the bill aimed at bypassing a circuit court traditionally assigned high-profile cases involving state government. Beshear says the attempt to steer cases away from the Franklin County Circuit Court reflects “legislative dissatisfaction with the duly elected judges and their rulings.” For years, former GOP Gov. Matt Bevin and other Republicans complained about rulings by Franklin circuit court judges in high-stakes cases dealing with constitutional issues. GOP lawmakers have the numbers if they decide to override the veto when they resume their session next month.

 

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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Weekend area high school basketball

In Friday night area high school basketball:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Green County at 5:30 p.m.  Join Studio 101 for live coverage of both games starting with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders & Hart County Boys will be on the road Saturday night taking on Washington County at 5:30 p.m. Studio 101 WLOC will be on the air with the girl’s pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Hart County Board of Ed working session

The Hart County Board of Education working session will be held Thursday evening, January 21st, at 5:00 p.m. in the Central Office, followed by the regular board meeting at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

BRDHD confirms more coronavirus cases

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 23,078 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, of which 19,664 have recovered. The district has reported 244 deaths from COVID-19. New cases reported Wednesday include: Barren County with 38, Edmonson County has 5 new cases, Hart County has 19, Metcalfe has 6 and Warren County has reported 130 new cases.

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Magnolia family wins top honor

The Caleb Ragland family of Magnolia was announced the winner of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Achievement Award January 13th during its national convention held online this year because of the pandemic.

The award recognizes young farmers who have excelled in their operations. Caleb, who served four years as president of the LaRue County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, has served on the Kentucky Soybean Board, is on the board directors for the American Soybean Association, is president of the Kentucky Livestock Coalition and serves locally on the Farm Service Agency’s county committee.

Leanne is secretary of LaRue County Farm Bureau’s board of directors, president-elect of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Board, serves on Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom’s board of directors and is a member of the LaRue County Extension Council of the University of Kentucky.

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Boys' and Girls' Sweet Sixteen Tournaments

Dates are set for the 2021 Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournaments. An announcement late Tuesday from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association says the boys tournament will be March 31 through April 3, followed by the girls on April 7 through 10.

Each tournament will be played over four days at Rupp Arena, with the semifinals and championship played on the final day.

The four-day format was standard for the state basketball tournament for several years prior to the 2013 season when a statewide legislatively-initiated panel recommended separating the semifinal/championship Saturday schedule into two days.

As it currently stands, attendance for both tournaments will be restricted to 15% of capacity. Additional details will be announced in February regarding the ticketing process.

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Area high school basketball

In Tuesday night's games, the Hart County Lady Raiders game was cancelled. In the boys: Taylor County defeated Hart County 80 to 65. Hart County's Ethan Devore scored 19 points and Jackson Shoulders scored 7 points and had 12 rebounds.

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Governor vetoes bill to limit executive powers

Governor Andy Beshear has vetoed bills that would limit executive powers by a sitting governor. The legislature completed fast-track work on these limiting measures earlier this month. Republican lawmakers have the numbers to override any vetoes when they resume their 30-day session in February. In defending his vetoes, Beshear says these measures hamstring the state’s effort in managing the pandemic until vaccinations become widespread. Beshear faces criticism of overreaching with his series of emergency COVID-related restrictions on businesses, schools and individuals. Specifically, critics say orders were arbitrary and uneven in application.

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Bowling Green man charged with murders

A Bowling Green man is charged with killing his wife and two others. State Police say officers found three bodies at a Morgantown home Tuesday morning. Each had been shot multiple times. 32-year-old Joseph Carey was arrested at the scene and faces three counts of murder and wanton endangerment.  Carey’s wife, 30-year-old Angela Carey and two others, 79-year-old Charles Mcgranahan and 63-year-old Lupe Mcgranahan were killed. Carey is being held at Butler County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Homes evacuated in Edmonson County

Homes are evacuated in a portion of Edmonson County late Tuesday when a semi-tanker full of gasoline overturned in the 8000 block of KY 259. Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle says residents within a quarter-mile of the scene were asked to clear the area as a precaution. Crews worked overnight to drain the tanker so it could be safely removed. The road remains blocked for the Wednesday morning commute. Emergency and transportation officials estimate the road being closed until mid-morning.

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Second arrest in murder case

The Bowling Green Police Department announced Tuesday that a second person is under arrest in connection with the murder of Tayveon Bibb. Kentucky State Police arrested 23 year-old Antwan D. Britt, of Bowling Green, and 34 year-old Megan T. Sequeira, of Glasgow, according to a release. Britt is charged with murder and Sequira is charged with first degree hindering prosecution, according to the release. Both are held in the Barren County Detention Center. Britt is awaiting extradition to Warren County. Bibb died of multiple gunshot wounds in the early morning hours Sunday, January 10th, on East Main Street. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Ky Gov. statewide briefing on COVID-19

The governor's Monday afternoon statewide briefing reports 1,998 newly confirmed virus cases and 40 deaths.  Hart County contributed 10 to the statewide total while Barren County accounts for 15 in that number. Hospitalizations across the state are trending down. Monday afternoon, Governor Beshear's report indicated 1,587 hospitalized around the state. Even through the recent surge in reported numbers, the hospitalizations total has marginally fluctuated to just under and over 1,700.

 

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

High School basketball continues

Caverna's boys were on the road looking for their first win of the season Monday night at Danville Christian. The Colonels played close, but fell by a final of 67-62. In the past two games, they have been on the short end by only eight points combined.

Hart County Lady Raiders were defeated Monday night by Barren County with a final score of 59 to 51. Hart County's Dea Bradley scored, 16 points, while Kyle Adcock had 15 points. In boys, Hart County was also defeated by Barren County 62 to 53. Hart County's Devon Roten scored 15 points in the game.

 

High school basketball action continues with another girl/boy double header Tuesday night as Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys are back on the road taking on Taylor County. Studio 101 will have play by play coverage of both games beginning with the pregame show at 5:45 p.m. Girl’s tip off time is at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

E-town man arrested on federal crimes

Another Kentuckian is accused of federal crimes related to crowds which stormed the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. Michael Sparks, of Elizabethtown, is charged with unlawful entry, disorderly conduct and obstructing law enforcement. A complaint filed Sunday in federal court fot the District of Columbia indicates an acquaintance identified Sparks in photographs and in a video as being the first individual to climb through a broken window into the U.S. Capitol Building. Sparks is later photographed inside, confronting a U. S. Capitol police officer.

 

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Lexington expansion for Georgia-Pacific

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Georgia-Pacific says it plans to expand its Dixie cup manufacturing operation in Kentucky while closing a facility in Pennsylvania by the end of the year. Georgia-Pacific says about 190 jobs at the Lehigh Valley plant in Easton, Pennsylvania, will be lost. The Lexington expansion will create about 50 jobs. Lehigh Valley will continue making cups for the next several months while equipment is moved to Lexington. The company says all Dixie cups will be made in Lexington after this year. Georgia-Pacific also has a plant in Bowling Green that makes plates and bowls. A recent expansion there created more than 70 jobs.

 

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Ky Governor gives update

The governor's Monday afternoon statewide briefing reports 1,998 newly confirmed virus cases and 40 deaths.  Hart County contributed 10 to the statewide total while Barren County accounts for 15 in that number. Hospitalizations across the state are trending down. Monday afternoon, Governor Beshear's report indicated 1,587 hospitalized around the state. Even through the recent surge in reported numbers, the hospitalizations total has marginally fluctuated to just under and over 1,700.

 

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Monday, January 18th, 2021

Area high school basketball action

Monday night area high school basketball continues as Caverna Boys JV/Varsity teams travel to take on Danville Christian at 6:00 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will be on the road taking on Barren County at 6:00 p.m. Join WLOC Studio 101 for live coverage of both games starting with the girl’s pregame show at 5:45 p.m. 

 

High school basketball action continues with another girl/boy double header Tuesday night as Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys are back on the road taking on Taylor County. Studio 101 will have play by play coverage of both games beginning with the pregame show at 5:45 p.m. Girl’s tip off time is at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 18th, 2021

Ky Gov updates COVID-19 cases

Governor Andy Beshear on Sunday reported over 2000 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky. The governor announced 2,362 new cases and 34 new deaths. Gov. Beshear said this week saw 3,700 fewer cases than last week, with more than 23,050 reported. The death toll is now 3,127. The positivity rate is 11.49%.

 

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Monday, January 18th, 2021

Two missing Glasgow teens sought

The Glasgow Police Department is requesting help in locating two missing teens. The teens are 17-year-old Haleigh Franke, who has blonde/brown hair and 16-year-old Trenady Hinson who has black hair. Police say they were last seen Sunday around 3:00 a.m. at their residence on Lexington Drive. If you have any information, call Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-6165 or 270-651-5151.

 

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Monday, January 18th, 2021

Barren County Sheriff's Office investigations

The Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident Friday morning just before 7:30 a.m. on Beaver Creek Road. The East Barren Volunteer Fire Department and Barren-Metcalfe EMS assisted. The Barren County Sheriff's Office investigated an accident Friday morning just before 8:30 a.m. The accident was reported on Finney Road and Nan Bishop Road. The South Barren Volunteer Fire Department and Barren-Metcalfe EMS assisted.

 

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Monday, January 18th, 2021

Domestic violence arrest in Warren County

Kentucky State Police say they have arrested a man involved in a domestic violence case from Simpson County in Warren County. KSP say they assisted Franklin Police in arresting a man after it is reported that he assaulted his girlfriend. At this time, police say they are working on charges and have pending felonies on the suspect. Social media reports swirled that the female had been murdered, police say these claims are false. Police say the incident occurred at the Fly J Travel Center near exit 2 in Simpson County. Police say the suspect then traveled to Warren County where he was arrested by KSP in Plano. Police say the investigation is continuing.

 

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

High School basketball action

In the Girl's 5th Region Class A Championship: Bethlehem defeated Caverna Lady Colonels 83 to 32. Caverna's Kaliana Richardson scored 15 points and had 9 rebounds.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider boys travel Friday night to take on Larue County. Catch coverage of both games on Studio 101 beginning with the pregame show at 5:40 p.m. Tip off time is set for 6 o'clock.

 

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Cave City City Hall closed Monday

Cave City City Hall will be closed Monday, January 18th, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

 

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

ART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING, MAGISTRATE GARY GARDNER OPENED THE MEETING WITH
PRAYER. THE COURT HEARD ALL COMMITTEE REPORTS. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED TO ADVERTISE TO SELL SURPLUS EQUIPMENT, 2ND READING OF ORDINANCE #220.53 BUDGET AMENDMENT #4 CARES ACT REIMBURSEMENT, ACCEPT BIDS ON SURPLUS EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS ITEMS, BUDGET TRANSFER #10, BANK TRANSFER #5, PAYMENT OF CLAIMS, SHERIFF'S 4TH QTR. FINANCIAL REPORT, FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE #220.54 BUDGET AMENDMENT #5 CARES ACT REIMBURSEMENT, RESOLUTION #21-01-14 ORDER OF AFFILIATION WITH HART COUNTY SEARCH AND RESCUE, APPROVE 2020/2021 POLICY AND PROCEDURES, 2 YEAR APPOINTMENT OF KERRY MCDANIEL AS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR, AND 2 YEAR APPOINTMENT OF BRIAN WEBER AS ROAD SUPERVISOR. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, IN THE COURTROOM.


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Friday, January 15th, 2021

BRDHD update on COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 21,939 cases, 18,485 of which have recovered. We have 227 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases reported were: Hart County with 24, Barren reporting 19, Edmonson County with 4 new cases, Metcalfe County has 665 new cases reported, while Warren County has 129 new cases reported.

 

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Auburn couple arrested for child sexual abuse

The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested 39-year-old Joshua Lewis and 43-year-old Dawn Lewis on charges related to child sexual abuse material. The Lewis' were arrested after the KSP Electronic Crime Branch discovered the couple sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. Joshua Lewis is currently charged with one count of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and twenty counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. Dawn Lewis is currently charged with twenty-six counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. They were taken to the Logan County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Edmonson County teacher loses job

An Edmonson County High School teacher is arrested, charged with attempted production of child pornography and attempted online enticement and is no longer employed. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 28-year-old William Oneal Lindsey, of Brownsville, was arrested at the high school. According to the criminal complaint, on January 7th, 2021, the defendant began an online conversation that was sexual in nature with a person he believed to be a minor. But officials say Lindsey was actually talking with an undercover officer with the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General's Department of Criminal Investigations. Authorities say Lindsey agreed to be interviewed. During the interview, he admitted the person he met online he knew to be a minor, that the conversation was sexual in nature and he asked for images. Lindsey was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Area high school basketball

In Wednesday night's 5th Region Class "A" tournament at Campbellsville High School, Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Washington County 41 to 34. Caverna's Krista Gamboa scored 16 points. Caverna Lady Colonels will play Bethlehem Thursday night with a 6:00 p.m. tip-off. The pregame show will begin at 5:45 p.m. on Studio 101 - WLOC.

In boy's action: Washington County defeated Caverna 73 to 70. Caverna's Cam Buchanon scored 21 points.

Join Studio 101 WLOC for play by play coverage Friday night as Hart County Lady Raiders and Hart County Boys travels to take on Larue County in a girl/boy doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. The pregame show will begin at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food bank, a certified member agency of feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify, Friday, January 15th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m. To qualify for Senior CSFP program must have the following: Meet Income eligibility guidelines, show proof you are 60 and older, provide income info for all members of household. To qualify if under 60 you must provide: ID, Proof of Hart co residency Income information for all household members meet eligibility guidelines. There will be a :Drive through pick-up", someone will be in the parking lot to assist you with getting in line. Listen to WLOC radio 1150AM or 101.7 FM, for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteers will need to arrive by 9:00 a.m.

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Edmonson County staff member arrested

There is very little official information regarding the Wednesday arrest of an Edmonson County High School staff member. Kentucky State Police placed 29-year-old William known as “Will” Lindsey into custody at the school and transported him to Grayson County Detention Center where we was listed as a federal prisoner held in transit.

Attempts by various Associated Press Member Media Outlets to obtain information regarding charges have been referred to the US District Attorney's Office in Louisville, which has yet to release official information.

Will Lindsey is listed on the school district's website as the JAG coordinator at Edmonson County High School. If you are unfamiliar, JAG is a “school to work transition program designed to keep students in school through graduation and help them transition into the workplace in quality jobs."

Edmonson County Schools Superintendent Brian Alexander issued a one-call to student homes of the district, saying district administration is aware of the arrest and there is currently no knowledge of any allegation of inappropriate activity involving students attending the District. Superintendent Alexander goes on to say appropriate action is being taken to remove the employee from the District until further information is obtained.

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Governor update on coronavirus

Governor Andy Beshear reported 4,560 newly confirmed virus cases and 47 related deaths during his Wednesday afternoon briefing. Again, he criticized the Kentucky legislature by saying now is not the time to pull away the authority that he claims keeps us safe. His comments are in response to bills aimed in limiting executive actions resulting from a sitting governor's judgment.  Hart County contributed 13 reported virus cases to Wednesday's statewide total.  Barren County contributed 22.

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

One-time payments to unemployed

Distribution will begin soon for one-time payments to thousands of unemployed Kentuckians. The governor signed an executive order Tuesday for a program which earmarks $48 million of federal coronavirus aid.  One-time checks of $1,000 will go to people who have yet to receive their benefits and have been without a job since late October. Another group of Kentuckians will receive a one-time $400 check. Those payments will go to people who missed out on supplemental jobless benefits last year.

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Circuit Court assignment bill sent to governor

Kentucky lawmakers have given final passage to a bill curtailing the statewide influence of a circuit court traditionally assigned high-profile cases involving state government. The measure was sent to Governor Andy Beshear on Wednesday. It reflects a long-running goal of many lawmakers to steer cases away from Franklin County Circuit Court.  Under the bill, cases dealing with the constitutionality of state law, executive orders or administrative regulations would be heard in the plaintiff’s home county. Those cases now are traditionally tried in Franklin Circuit Court, in the state capital of Frankfort.

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Petition calling for representative's impeachment

A citizen petition is calling for the impeachment of State Representative Robert Goforth who is facing a strangulation charge from this past April.  Goforth represents a portion of Eastern Kentucky surrounding Laurel County. He ran in the previous governor's race, presenting then Incumbent Governor Matt Bevin a formidable challenge in the Republican Primary. The petition was presented to the state house of representatives Wednesday. It says Goforth should be removed from office for physically abusing his wife. The petitioners say Goforth’s ouster would signal that domestic abuse will not be tolerated. In response, Goforth says he won his house district reelection by a wide margin last year despite what he calls “a nearly constant assault" on his character.

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Farmers RECC Scholarships awarded

Eight Farmers RECC Scholarships are now awarded to students following a random drawing. These scholarships are normally presented during the co-op's annual meeting which was canceled last year due to the pandemic. Winners include:  Tammy Hensley of Canmer; Sarah Hensley, of Bon Ayr; Tristen Miles, son of Lee and Maria Miles, of Munfordville; Aubree Turner, daughter of Clyde and Darlene Turner, of Cave City; Grayson Martin, son of Joey and Cindy Martin, of Glasgow; Hannah Huffaker, daughter of Harold and Melanie Huffaker, of Glasgow; Braxton Davis, son of Jason and Allyson Davis, of Edmonton, and Shawna Edwards, daughter of Shawn Edwards and Patricia Wilson, of Edmonton.

Farmers RECC also sends four area high school juniors on an all-expense paid trip to Frankfort and Washington, D.C. each year as part of the Rural Electric “Government in Action” Youth Tour. These trips were also canceled due to the pandemic. In an effort to alternatively award students, Farmers RECC made the decision to provide a scholarship to each winner. Recipients of the 2020 "Government in Action" Youth Tour award are:  Ethan Chenoweth, of Cub Run, son of Burke and Traci Chenoweth; Mattie Coomer, of Cave City, daughter of Jason and Sarah Coomer; Briley Burks, of Glasgow, daughter of Brian and Oleva Burks and Claire Wilson, of Edmonton, daughter of Amy and Jason Neighbors and Chris and Misty Wilson.

Farmers RECC was formed in 1938 and is owned by the members they serve.  The co-op provides electric to over 25,000 service connections in eight Kentucky counties.

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Hardin County man indicted for attempted murder

A Glendale man who allegedly placed a rifle on the back of another man's head is now indicted for attempted murder among other charges in Hardin County. Police say during the November incident, 38-year-old Aaron Florian pulled the trigger but the weapon malfunctioned and did not fire. He was arrested and lodged at Hardin County Detention Center. According to a citation, Florian allegedly also picked up the rifle a day before the incident and threatened the victim, saying he would not live to see Saturday and that he was a dead man.  Florian and the other man are related, though the citation summary does not specify their kinship.

Attempted murder is a Class B Felony in Kentucky, punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison. Aaron Florian is also indicted on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and third-degree terroristic threatening.

He has been jailed since his arrest in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Tuesday night high school basketball

In area high school basketball action Tuesday night in the girls, Hart County defeated Thomas Nelson 64 to 44. Hart County's Haley Sturgeon scored 20 points and had 5 rebounds and Kylie Adcock scored 16 points and had 7 rebounds.

 

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Butler County man arrested on various charges

A Butler County man has been arrested on multiple charges in Edmonson County. While on patrol, an Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputy saw a Honda Accord turn without stopping at the stop sign or signaling the turn. The license plate information came back as expired on a Chevy instead of a Honda. The deputy stopped the car and found the driver, 30-year-old Anthony Hazelwood, of Morgantown, was driving with a suspended license and had multiple priors for the same offense. Hazelwood was arrested for driving on a suspended license and the deputy found suspected methamphetamine on Hazelwood. Multiple baggies of suspected methamphetamine and multiple forms of drug paraphernalia were also found after the car was searched. Hazelwood was charged with: possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree/1st offense (methamphetamine), trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree/1st offense (> or = 2 gms methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, improper registration plate, and failure to produce insurance card. Hazelwood was lodged into the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Governor gives coronavirus update for Ky

Hart County's total accounts for 14 of the 3,053 newly reported virus cases from across the state on Tuesday. Twenty-two deaths were reported in Kentucky. The state total is a sharp increase over Monday's number of 2,085 which was down nearly 1000 from the day before. Though the numbers are bouncing from day to day, in his Tuesday address, Governor Andy Beshear added more weight to blaming holiday gatherings for daily high reports from last week. There has been a varied interpretation of the numbers.  Before last week's spike, Beshear predicted a spike on anticipation of holiday closures and inconsistent schedules by associated testing, reporting and tracing agencies.

 

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Drug bust in Barren County

A potent drug bust was made in Barren County on Monday night.  Agents with the Barren River Drug Task Force entered a residence on Wildcat Road by warrant where 51-year-old Brian James Stephenson was taken into custody after a search turned up approximately 40 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 275 grams of processed marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms, firearms and cash. He is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and marijuana along with possession of drug paraphernalia. Charges are enhanced due to the presence of a firearm.  Stephenson was taken to Barren County Correctional Center.

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Search for woman who crashed stolen car into hospital

Police are searching for a suspect after officials say a woman crashed a stolen car into the main entrance of Baptist Health Hardin Memorial Hospital.  Elizabethtown police say the unidentified woman broke into a Mercury Grand Marquis which had keys still inside. The suspect is believed to have crashed the vehicle accidentally while attempting to steal it. After the collision, the woman left the car, entered another small car and drove away. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Elizabethtown Police Department at (270) 765-4125.

 

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

5th Region All "A" Classic

In the 5th Region All "A" Classic Wednesday night at Campbellsville High School, the Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys take on Washington County at 5:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC for live coverage of both games starting with the pregame show at 4:45 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Lincoln National Historic Park temporarily closing

The visitors center at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will be closed for the next few months for safety upgrades. A project to replace the facility's fire suppression system is set to begin installation next week. A temporary visitor center will be opened in the park’s Memorial Building. The park’s bookstore will operate a limited sales space inside the Memorial Building during the project. The visitor center was constructed before 1960. Grounds of the park will remain open 8-5 Eastern, as usual, during the entire project.

 

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Gov updates COVID-19 cases

Governor Beshear reported 2,085 newly confirmed state-wide virus cases Monday along with 21 virus related deaths. The new cases number is down by more than half from some daily totals reported last week.  The governor suggested a week ago, number spikes may be due, in part, to holiday reporting lag while later in the week he and some cabinet members suggested citizens attending holiday events contributed to elevated numbers.

From Monday's state-wide total, Hart County accounts for six newly confirmed cases:  Barren County 23, Edmonson County seven, Grayson County 12, Hardin County 12, LaRue County one, Green County two and Metcalfe County accounts for two.

Before announcing figures Monday afternoon, Beshear criticized legislators for passing a bill which makes CDC guidelines state law, in effect, limiting executive powers by a governor.  He went on to cite a letter received from the National CDC Director which states CDC directives shouldn't be taken as regulations when they are meant to be recommendations.

 

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Man arrested after hiding in church

An intoxicated man found hiding in a Metcalfe County Church is facing charges.  On Friday, officials with the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to Pleasant Hill Church in the Randolph community. Deputies located 36-year-old Michael Meredith of Edmonton in a storage room. Meredith was taken into custody on charges of burglary 3rd degree, resisting arrest and public intoxication.

 

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Flags in Kentucky flying at half-staff

National and state flags in Kentucky are flying at half-staff again today.  They were ordered lowered at state buildings Monday by the governor's office in accordance with a White House Proclamation for federal buildings to honor the service and sacrifice of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood.  Flags are to remain at half-staff until sunset Wednesday.

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

MVP trophies in area football given

WLOC Studio 101 MVP's were presented trophies Friday night.

Defensive Award: Jaxson Shoulders

* 1st in State in 3A in tackles

* 71 total tackles

* 6 tackles were for a loss

* Avg. 14.2 tackles a game in 5 games.

 

Offensive Award: Julian Barbour

* 21st in the state in rushing in 5 games

* 4 touchdowns - 475 yards

Avg. 7.1 yards a carry.

 

Offensive Award: Dustin Butler

* 11th in the state in rushing in 5 games

* 3 touchdowns - 505 yards

Avg. 8.3 yards a carry.

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Area high school basketball

In area high school basketball Friday night in the girls: Hart County defeated Caverna 74 to 38. Hart County's Dea Bradley scored 25 points and Caverna's Kaliana Richardson scored 18 points and had 14 rebounds. In boys action Friday night: Hart County defeated Caverna 82 to 38. Hart County's Devon Roten scored 23 points while Cavernas Meek Ater had 17 points.

Tuesday night, Hart County boys will entertain Whitesburg Trinity at 5:30 p.m. and the Hart County Lady Raiders will host Thomas Nelson at 7:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC for live coverage of the games starting with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m. You may watch the live video and audio of both games on youtube by logging on to HCRAIDERSKY.

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Local school district - slow the spread

A local school district is asking for the help of parents and families to slow the spread of this virus. The Barren County School District is urging families of students to follow certain steps in certain situations. If a student tests positive for COVID-19, parents are asked to contact the student's school principal. This also goes for any student who may have been exposed to someone with the virus. For students who test positive, they will need to quarantine for 2 weeks, especially if they are around people who are high risk, like the elderly. Students only need to quarantine for 10 days if there are no symptoms. The quarantine period is 7 days if the student has a negative test on or after day 5 and has no symptoms.

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Road department signs recovered

With a search warrant in hand, authorities in Metcalfe County entered a residence on John T. Fields Road Thursday which belonged to Austin L. England. The search warrant had been issued regarding a current theft investigation. Once the warrant was executed, several road signs belonging to the Metcalfe County Road Department were recovered inside the residence. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were also found.

Austin L. England was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. England was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

KSP request info on missing juvenile

Kentucky State Police is requesting assistance in locating Trevor Cannon of Hardin County. According to a post on KSP's Facebook page, Cannon was last seen at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday near BenchMark Foster Home in Glendale. It is believed he may be in Grayson County. Anyone with information about his whereabouts, is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown at 270-766-5078.

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Bowling Green man dies from gunshot

A 23-year-old man has died following a deadly shooting early Sunday morning outside of a bar in downtown Bowling Green. The Bowling Green Police Department say they were on foot patrol near Three Brothers II Lounge when they heard gunshots around 1:40 a.m. Police say they located where the shots were coming from and found 23-year-old Tayveon M. Bibb, of Bowling Green, on the side of the roadway with multiple gunshot wounds. Police say Bibb was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say Advanced Crime Scene Processors were called to the scene. Police say they are conducting an investigation and working to identify other witnesses.

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Fatal Collision in Simpson County

Kentucky State Police in Bowling Green say they were contacted Saturday evening by the Simpson County Sheriff's Department and requested to respond to a fatal collision involving a train. Police say 23-year-old Eric L. Webb, of Franklin, was operating a 2011 Chevy Impala westbound on Peden Mill Road in Simpson County. Police say Webb's vehicle approache3d a railroad crossing with crossing gates down. Police say Webb attempted to drive around the crossing gate but was unable to clear the intersection before being impacted by a CSX train. Police say Eric L. Webb was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision by the Simpson County Coroner. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Friday, January 8th, 2021

Cave City city council meeting

The City of Cave City regular council meeting will be held at City Hall Monday, January 11th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, January 8th, 2021

Governor gives COVID-19 update

Governor Andy Beshear announced 4,911 newly confirmed virus cases Thursday statewide, along with 37 deaths and a positivity rate of 11.9%. The state continues to see virus related hospitalizations of approximately 1,700.

Just a few hours later, the Governor televised his State of the Commonwealth Address.  His improvement proposals are divided into three significant categories which include providing immediate relief for families and businesses harmed by the pandemic, prioritizing the people of Kentucky, and making investments in the state’s future.

He proposes a fast-tracked bill to immediately make available $220 million in the Better Kentucky Small Business Relief Fund for small businesses that have experienced losses because of the pandemic.

On an individual level, he will be authorizing $48 million in CARES Act funding to those who have waited too long to receive unemployment benefits. That money will also help people who missed out on the federal government’s Lost Wages Assistance Program.

Beshear's proposed budget shows an allocation of $47.5 million to enhance the state’s unemployment insurance system following trouble by many during the pandemic to apply for and receive payments.

His budget shows a $1,000 raise for teachers and classified staffers, increases funding for textbooks and technology, recommends a 1% raise for state employees and seeks to improve compensation for local and state law enforcement and firefighters with a stipend increase.

Rounding out major components of the governor's proposed budget, he recommends using $272 million in one-time funds to improve infrastructure and create jobs. He recommends repairing crumbling schools with a one-time $100 million investment to renovate or replace them and also recommends providing $50 million to fund last-mile broadband coverage.

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Renovation at WKU

As Western Kentucky University renovated and expanded over the past two decades, south-end residence halls have largely remained the same. A residence hall that multiple generations of WKU Students from our area, the region and all over the world have called home began coming down Wednesday. Barnes Campbell Hall is being demolished to allow completion of the “First Year Village” living and learning complex. The overall project surrounds south-end dorms of the campus and includes two new pod-style residence halls. A few former students who stayed at Barns Campbell during their time on The Hill came out to watch and reminisce Wednesday as demolition began.

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Green River Ferry now open

CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) — Green River Ferry at Mammoth Cave National Park has resumed service after being closed for a renovation project. Shuttling of vehicles restarted on Sunday. The service closed in September to extend the access ramp by 30 feet into Green River. The ferry operates daily between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Mammoth Cave National Park spokesperson Molly Schroer says the extended ramp will mean fewer interruptions of service due to low water levels.

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Two missing teens located in Tennessee

Two missing teens from Kentucky have been located in Tennessee. A press release from Kentucky State Police says the two 14-year-olds, one male and one female, had not been seen in their Knott County hometowns since Saturday morning and were suspected to be traveling in an older model pickup. They were located Tuesday by Tennessee Highway Patrol in Smith County, just east of Nashville and Lebanon and placed in protective custody to await pickup by their guardians.

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Lawmakers advance bills for opening day session

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lawmakers in Kentucky have advanced bills to limit the governor's emergency powers and to keep businesses open amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures are on a fast track in the opening days of the 2021 session. A House committee on Wednesday advanced the bill allowing businesses and schools to stay open if they comply with federal virus-related guidelines. The measure is a priority of House Republicans. A Senate committee later approved a bill to limit the governor's executive orders in times of emergency to 30 days unless extended by lawmakers.

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

COVID-19 update in Kentucky

Wednesday’s state-wide virus update from Governor Beshear includes 5,742 newly reported cases and 34 deaths.  Hart County’s total includes eight newly confirmed cases, Barren County with 37, Metcalfe County with five, Edmonson County with 16, Grayson County with 31, Hardin County with 179 and LaRue County with 17.  Green County shows 14 cases Wednesday after showing zero on Tuesday.  Governor Beshear this past weekend said holiday backlogs and agency schedules are likely to blame for some of the spiking and inconsistent totals being reported.

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Friday night area basketball guidelines

Caverna travels to Hart County for a girl/boy doubleheader Friday night. The first game tips off at 5:30. Join us for the broadcast here on Studio 101 Sports. There will be no tickets available at the gate for the game. Only those with a reserved ticket will be allowed entry. Gym capacity is limited to 15% under current guidelines. For games at HCHS, home team players are allotted four tickets. Visiting players are allotted two tickets. Hart County games will be televised through the school's YouTube Channel:  HCRaidersKY. The Studio 101 Sports audio feed will be simulcast with the video.

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Taco Bell opens in Munfordville

Munfordville's newest fast food restaurant is open for business. The Hart County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting as part of Wednesday's grand opening at the new Taco Bell location beside McDonald's at the I-65 Interchange. Customers waited in a long drive-thru line throughout the day to be among the first to order their border favorites at the new restaurant.

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Tuesday night area high school basketball

In Tuesday night's area high school basketball action:

In the girls: Marion County defeated Hart County 53 to 50 and Russellville defeated Caverna 56 to 50; Caverna's Kaliana Richardson scored 23 points.

In the boys: Marion County defeated Hart County in overtime 76 to 75, while Russellville won over Caverna 57 to 42. Caverna's Kenyan Woods scored 12 points.

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Former E-town principal civil suit

A former high school principal is ordered to pay $3.6 million dollars in a civil suit. Kyle Goodlett of Elizabethtown is already serving time in prison as a result of criminal proceedings. Goodlett was arrested in October of 2016 following claims of stolen pornographic pictures and videos from students at LaRue County High School. Goodlett admitted he would confiscate cellphones, search them and download images to his personal devices. The newly issued civil ruling was made last week in U.S. District Court and combines awards for six plaintiffs to receive $600,000 each in punitive and compensatory damages. The civil case was originally filed in late 2017. The ruling states damages are determined because Goodlett knew, or should have known, that the taking and publicizing of private images of underage girls would cause harm and negatively impact plaintiffs’ reputation in their community. It also says Goodlett knew the girls were minors at the time and he used his position as principal to access the private photographs illegally.  Many of the plaintiffs say they endured negative or lewd comments from family, friends and acquaintances and that they suffered mental anguish, embarrassment and damage to their respective reputations as a result of their private photographs being published on the Internet.

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Fields appointed as Metcalfe County Clerk retires

After more than two decades, Metcalfe County has a new Clerk.  Last month, Carol England Chaney presented Metcalfe County Judge Executive Harold Stilts a letter of resignation, effectively retiring, following 22 years holding the public office.  Chaney says she is looking forward to spending time with her grandchildren.  Shannon Fields is now appointed to fill the remainder of the current term which expires in 2022.  Fields has worked as an employee in the clerk’s office for several years.  She was administered an oath of office last week by Metcalfe County Attorney Barry Gilley.

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Big Clifty man arrested in Grayson County

A traffic stop in Grayson County Monday night has resulted in the arrest of a Big Clifty man on several drug related charges.  A Grayson County Deputy pulled over 52-year-old Edward Scott after being observed driving and weaving on US 62 just after 7pm.  Scott was determined to be driving under the influence following a field sobriety test.  A search of his vehicle revealed approximately four grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, unidentified pills, a handgun, knives and more than $1600 in cash. Specific charges include possession and trafficking of methamphetamine, possession and trafficking  of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence, reckless driving and failure to produce proof of required insurance.  The specified drug related charges are enhanced with the presence of a firearm.  Edward Scott is lodged in Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Change coming for regional hospital

Another change is coming for one of our regional hospitals.  A purchase agreement which originated in April is now finalized to bring Twin Lakes Regional Hospital to the Owensboro Health network. The Leitchfield facility features 75 beds and employs approximately 500 people.  It becomes the third hospital in the group which also includes Owensboro Regional Hospital and Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Twin Lakes announced plans to seek an affiliation in August 2019 and conducted interviews with several interested health systems before pursuing an agreement with Owensboro Health. The Leitchfield hospital will be officially be named Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center.  The acquisition is effective immediately.

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Ky Gov gives update on COVID-19

The number of Kentuckians receiving Coronavirus vaccinations is approaching 67-thousand.  That number comes from Governor Beshear’s Tuesday afternoon briefing.  He also says 57-thousand doses are arriving this week and approximately 54-thousand  are supposed to arrive next week.  These doses are all initial vaccinations and are in addition to boosters for those already receiving their first shot. Tuesday’s briefing includes 1,781 newly reported cases and 23 deaths from across the state. Locally, Hart, Barren and Metcalfe Counties each account for five new cases Tuesday.  Edmonson County has eight, Grayson County has 15, Hardin County has 31, LaRue County has one and Green County reported zero in Tuesday’s new cases number.

 

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Area high school basketball underway

In Monday night's high school basketball action in the girls, Hart County defeated Franklin-Simpson 59 to 56; Barren County over Bowling Green 53 to 41 and Owensboro Catholic defeats Edmonson County 71 to 41. In boys Monday night action: Hart County defeated Campbellsville 69 to 62 - Devin Roten had 20 points to lead Hart County. Bowling Green defeated Barren County 65 to 40.

 

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

BRDHD update on COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 19,477 cases, 16,515 of which have recovered. There have been 221 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases include: Hart County with 3 new cases and a total of 1256; Barren County with 3 new cases and a total of 2,631; Metcalfe County has 2 new cases with a total of 593; Edmonson County has 1 new case and a total of 575 and Warren County has 76 new cases with a total of 10,530.  Vaccination clinics began Wednesday, December 23rd. and have been held in each of the eight counties that Barren River District serves.

 

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Drug complaint leads to three arrests

A drug complaint in Glasgow has led to the arrests of three people. Glasgow Police Department responded to East Main Street in reference to a drug complaint. Officers received consent to search a home where they located digital scales, Methamphetamine, and syringes. Eddie Vibbert, of Edmonton, James Vibbert, of Edmonton and Margaret Russell-Spaethe, of Glasgow, were all arrested and charged with Trafficking In a Control Substance, 1st Degree - 1st Offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  All three were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

E-town man indicted on incest charges

A 23-year-old Elizabethtown man arrested in June for sex offenses involving a male family member has been indicted on four felony charges by a Hardin County grand jury. 23 year-old Zyaid Bani Hani was indicted on two counts of incest-victim younger than 18, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted, along with one count of second-degree sodomy, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted, and third-degree sodomy, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.

 

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Woman struck by rolling vehicle

Glasgow Police responded to an accident on Joe Montgomery Court on Sunday. According to a social media post by the Glasgow Police Department, a 2013 Honda Pilot was being worked on by the owner and was pushed out of the garage area. The owner lost control of the vehicle and it began to roll down the driveway. Hiromi Ozaki attempted to stop the vehicle before it hit the neighbors garage door. Ozaki was transported by the Barren/Metcalfe EMS to T. J. Samson Hospital and later flown to Vanderbilt Hospital for injuries. The accident is being investigated by Officer Robert Jenkins.

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Basketball season gets underway this week

As basketball action gets underway Monday night: Hart County Lady Raiders will be on the road taking on Franklin Simpson in a JV/Varsity game at 6:00 p.m. Hart County Boys JV/Varsity teams will also be traveling as they go up against Campbellsville. Join Studio 101 WLOC for complete coverage of the varsity boys game starting with the pregame show around 7:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Hart County Chamber Board of Director's Meeting

Hart County Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors Conference Call/Video Meeting will be held Tuesday, January 5th.

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

ATV crash leaves woman dead; man faces manslaughter

A woman is dead and a man is charged with manslaughter after an early Sunday morning water rescue attempt in Warren County. Officers with the sheriff's department were called to a location on Eden Road just before 3:00 a.m. to find an overturned ATV in a creek.  One person was able to escape from the rollover but a female remained trapped under several feet of water.  Following a lengthy rescue, the woman was transported to the Medical Center at Bowling Green where she was pronounced dead. The ATV driver, Mickinley Brown, was also transported to the medical center for injuries. Police say he will be charged with second-degree manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (2nd offence).

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Positivity rate climbs in Kentucky

Sunday's state-wide virus numbers from the Governor's briefing include 2,860 new cases and 25 new deaths.  Just under 1,700 are currently hospitalized in Kentucky. The positivity rate continues to climb and now sits at 11.1%, the highest since the pandemic began. The governor announced over the weekend a backlog of reporting may account for the spike, in-part, due to holiday schedules of various agencies.

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Vacating campus lawsuit will continue

A lawsuit seeking refunds for University of Kentucky students who had to vacate campus because of the COVID-19 pandemic will be allowed to continue. A Franklin County judge last week ruled that claims for a refund of nearly $20 million in mandatory student fees can be presented. The judge, however, dismissed a portion of the lawsuit seeking a partial tuition refund. The university had sought to dismiss the case entirely. The lawsuit says the fees support facilities like labs and gyms that were closed to students after the university switched to online classes in March.

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Legislation session dominated by GOP

After months of watching mostly from the sidelines, Republican lawmakers in Kentucky are ready to put an imprint on policymaking. The party will begin this year’s legislative session in an increasingly dominant position after expanding their Frankfort House and Senate supermajorities in the 2020 election. They wield the power to override any gubernatorial veto. That means GOP lawmakers will be able shape legislation to their liking. That includes bills dealing with COVID-19 or policies for the post-pandemic world as vaccines increasingly roll out to more people. The General Assembly convenes its 30-day session Tuesday. Passing another one-year state budget tops the agenda.

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

McConnell's and Pelosi's homes vandalized

US Senator Mitch McConnell's home in Louisville and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's home in San Francisco have been vandalized in similar fashion.  Vandals lashed out at the two congressional leaders by spray-painting their homes with graffiti after the House and Senate failed to approve an increase in the amount of money being sent to individuals in a stimulus package.  McConnell’s home was spray-painted early Saturday with messages like “where's my money” and “Mitch kill the poor.”  At Pelosi’s home on New Year's Day in San Francisco, someone spray-painted a "two-k" symbol with a cross through it and the words "rent canceled."  A pig’s head and fake blood were also left at the residence.  Police in both cities are investigating but have made no arrests.

 

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Basketball season gets underway Monday

As basketball action gets underway Monday night: Hart County Lady Raiders will be on the road taking on Franklin Simpson in a JV/Varsity game at 6:00 p.m. Hart County Boys JV/Varsity teams will also be traveling as they go up against Campbellsville. Join Studio 101 WLOC for complete coverage of the varsity boys game starting with the pregame show around 7:15 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Man dies of COVID while awaiting trial

A Kentucky man charged with murdering two people in 2016 died from coronavirus complications Monday afternoon - just days before his next scheduled court appearance in the slow-moving case. Craig Pennington, who was being held at the Marion County Detention Center, was accused of killing the couple who owned his rental cabin in the rural town of Springfield. The victims, 38-year-old Robert "Bobby" Jones and 35-year-old Crystal Warner, went missing July 3, 2016, and their bodies were later found in different parts of the state. A possible motive remains unclear, but Kentucky State Police said at the time that the couple h ad gone to the cabin to discuss the property with Pennington before they disappeared. The suspect pleaded not guilty and was set to appear in court for a pre-trial hearing on January 15th. Pennington tested positive for the virus after being hospitalized with shortness of breath on December 11th. He was transferred to a different hospital in Louisville over the weekend but did not survive.

 

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Hodgenville man accused of sexual abuse of minor

A 33 year-old Hodgenville man is facing 1st degree sexual abuse charges of a minor. Kentucky State Police Post 4 executed a complaint warrant against John Andrews, Jr. Saturday night. According to the warrant, a six-year-old victim was with family September 19th at a neighbor's house on Shamrock Street in Radcliff for a birthday party. The children were inside the home while the adults were outside. The victim gave details of what happened when she was alone with John Andrews, Jr. She was able to get out of the home and outside to her mother. Andrews is being held at the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12.

 

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Cave City woman arrested on drug charges

A Cave City woman has been arrested in Glasgow. Danielle M. Cowan was arrested after a traffic stop on Leslie Avenue on drug related charges. Officers received consent to search Cowan’s vehicle where they located Methamphetamine, syringes, and digital scales. Cowan was arrested and charged with disregarding a traffic control device, failure to or improper signal, trafficking in control substance, 1st Degree - 1st Offense (<2 gms Methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

E-town resident charged with stealing car

An Elizabethtown man is facing multiple charges after reportedly breaking into a home last week and stealing a vehicle from his residence. 18 year-old Kandon Lunsford was arrested early Monday morning by Elizabethtown Police after he was observed Sunday night continuously driving around the drive-thru area of Rally's on West Dixie Avenue with a 15-year-old female and a 16-year-old male in the vehicle with him. After Elizabethtown Police were called, Lunsford was brought to Elizabethtown Police Department headquarters and during a recorded interview admitted to unlawfully entering a Walnut Street residence and stealing a 2012 Ford Taurus December 21st. Police also found suspected marijuana and rolling papers inside the vehicle. Lunsford is charged with second-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. He is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear January 8th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Cub Run man arrested for shoplifting

A Cub Run man has been arrested on shoplifting and other charges.  Roger D. Clark, of Cub Run, was arrested after being apprehended by loss prevention at Walmart in Glasgow.  Clark had passed all points of sale without paying for items he had in his possession. A K9 performed an open air search of Clark’s vehicle where the officers located Methamphetamine inside. Clark was arrested and charged with shoplifting under $500 as well as possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st Offense - (Methamphetamine), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Clark has been released from the Barren County Detention Center. 

 

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Two arrested in Glasgow after traffic stop

Two men have been arrested after a traffic stop in Glasgow. The driver, identified as Aaron Miller, of Brownsville, gave officers consent to search the vehicle where they found Methamphetamine, along with other drugs and digital scales. Miller was arrested and charged with speeding 10 mph over the limit, license to be in possession, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ethan Thompson, of Petal, MS, was arrested in connection and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree – drug unspecified, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Both were transported to the Barren County Detention Center and have since been released.

 

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

E-town man arrested on strangulation charges

An Elizabethtown man was arrested Saturday on strangulation charges. Elizabethtown Police Depart­ment units were dispatched to West Circle around 3:45 p.m. in reference to a domestic assault.  According to the arrest citation, 34 year-old Josiah Humes was involved in a physical altercation with his girlfriend. The citation said he reportedly struck her in the face with an open hand, causing her to fall on the couch in the living room, where he held her face down on the cushion, attempting to smother her.  The victim told police he attempted to strangle her several times with his hands after threatening to take her life.  After police were inside the residence, they located Humes where he resisted arrest.  Humes was transported to Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown before being lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. Humes is charged with first-degree strangulation; fourth-degree assault – domestic violence, minor injury; third-degree terroristic threatening; second-degree disorderly conduct; menacing; and resisting arrest.

 

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Monday, December 28th, 2020

Clothes for Kids fundraising campaign

WLOC Clothes for Kids received a total of $8,430 during the fall-fundraising campaign. That brings the all-time total of funding over $396,000.  All money donated goes toward providing needed clothing for children in Hart County and Caverna School systems, working through the nine family resource centers. Thank you to everyone who made this year a success for Clothes For Kids.

 

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Monday, December 28th, 2020

Ky Governor gives update on COVID-19

Governor Beshear provided an update on COVID-19 Sunday. In a Facebook post, the governor announced 1,509 new cases of COVID-19 cases. The governor also reported 21 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 2,555. The positivity rate is now 8.06%.

 

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Monday, December 28th, 2020

House fire in Barren County

Several volunteer fire departments were called out Saturday morning to reports of a house fire on Colesbend Road. The South Barren, Park City Haywood Volunteer Fire Departments. Barren-Metcalfe EMS also responded.

 

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Monday, December 28th, 2020

Accident occurs on Burkesville Road

An accident was reported Sunday morning around 3:50 a.m. on the Burkesville Road. The Barren County Sheriff's Office investigated and was assisted by the Temple Hill and Summer Shade Volunteer Fire Departments. Barren-Metcalfe EMS responded.

 

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Monday, December 28th, 2020

Cecilia man charged with unlawful imprisonment

A 46-year-old Cecilia man was arrested and charged Saturday with unlawful imprisonment. The Hardin County Sheriff's Office was called around 5:50 a.m. to 473 Morrison Lane in Cecilia on reports of a physical domestic situation. Upon police arrival, 46 year-old Jason Nugent fled the residence out the back door. According to the report, the officer was contacted by the victim, who identified herself as Nugent's live-in girlfriend. She said Nugent turned violent, striking her face causing redness and slight bruising over her left eye. The report said Nugent dragged her through the house by her hair and threatened her with a hammer. According to the citation, Nugent refused to allow the victim to leave the residence for an extended period of time, threatening to kill her. Nugent fled from law enforcement just prior to their arrival. A short time later, Nugent came back to the house and kicked the front door in. Upon law enforcement's arrival, Nugent fled the residence again, this time attempting to hide on the roof of the house. According to the citation, Nugent had to be removed from the roof where he actively resisted arrest. Nugent was arrested and charged with third0degree assault of police or probation officer, first-degree unlawful imprisonment; third-degree criminal mischief; resisting arrest; theft by unlawful taking - less than $500; third-degree terroristic threatening; and interfering with communications. Nugent is being held at the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

West Point man dies in crash after fleeing police

Munfordville, KY. (December 23, 2020) –  On Tuesday, December 22nd at 08:16 PM, the Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green was requested to respond to South Dixie Highway (US 31- W) near the intersection of L and N Turnpike (KY 335) in reference to a fatal collision. A preliminary investigation revealed that a Hart County Constable attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo traveling at a high rate of speed on US 31-W northbound.  The Monte Carlo failed to stop and maintained a high rate of speed causing the constable to lose visual of the vehicle near Rowletts Road.  The vehicle continued north on US 31-W where the operator lost control of the vehicle near Ky 335.  The operator, Michael E. Johnson (34) of West Point, Ky, was ejected after the vehicle struck an earth embankment and overturned.  Michael E. Johnson was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision by the Hart County Coroner.  Johnson was unrestrained at the time of the collision. The investigation continues and is currently being led by Trooper Mike Wathen.  He was assisted on scene by Hart County Sheriff’s Department, Hart County EMS,  Hart County Coroner’s Office, Munfordville Fire Department, Horse Cave Police Department, and other KSP personnel.  No further information is available for release at this time.

 

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

BG Regional Driver Licensing office moved

Bowling Green's Regional Driver Licensing Office has moved.  Citizens needing to get a new license or ID that is REAL ID compliant can visit 360 East Eighth Avenue, Suite 111. (The address is near SKyPac and the Hot Rods ballpark.)  Bowling Green's office is one of 12 regional offices currently established in a network that will eventually total approximately 24 around the commonwealth to handle licensing. Residents can still get an old-style drivers license at their clerks office but will need to update to a federally compliant license for air and international travel in the future. Local residents can also visit the Elizabethtown regional office, which is located in the former Kentucky State Police Post location near the I-65 Exit 94 interchange beside Cracker Barrel. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has a website filled with additional information including documentation requirements.  Visit drive.ky.gov for the latest information on REAL ID and Kentucky's regional licensing offices. The offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Governor gives update on COVID-19

During his Tuesday afternoon update, Governor Beshear pleaded his case with Kentuckians to stay home for the holidays. He says Christmas for the first family will just be just him, his wife, kids and the dog.  Tuesday's state-wide report includes 3,057 newly confirmed cases and 28 related deaths. Hart County's contribution to the new cases total for Tuesday is six.  Barren County's contribution to the new cases total is 33.

 

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Area schools begin semester with virtual learning

Caverna Independent and Hart County School Systems begin next semester on January 4th with virtual learning.  Superintendent Cornelius Faulkner from Caverna and Superintendent Nathan Smith from Hart County say schools will resume their respective purple-white and green-orange in-person schedules for instruction on January 11th. Students in both districts attending the in-person option will do so in the same manner as previously implemented at the beginning of this school year.

 

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Monday, December 21st, 2020

Help For An Edmonson County Family

A community effort is underway to help an Edmonson County Family whose home was destroyed by fire last week.  Wingfield, Chalybeate and Brownsville departments responded to the mobile home blaze on Wingfield Church Road Thursday night.  The family of four, which includes two toddler girls, was visiting a neighbor when the fire began. Anyone who would like to help the family can contact Wingfield Fire Chief Brandon Graham at 270.246.2514.

 

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Monday, December 21st, 2020

Vaccination Distribution and Sunday Virus Numbers Reported

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal advisory panel recommends people 75 and older and essential workers like firefighters, teachers and grocery store workers be put next in line for Coronavirus shots as Moderna vaccinations roll out to hospitals this week.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says last week's initial shots were given to 556,000 Americans.

 

Sunday, Governor Andy Beshear hailed the FDA's Moderna authorization. He says the vaccine will continue being administered to hospital and other health care workers across the state.  His report indicates 1,765 newly confirmed cases and 26 related deaths.  Approximately 1,600 are hospitalized in the state due to the virus.

 

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Monday, December 21st, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Help For Employers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Governor Beshear says the state is using $51.5 million in federal Coronavirus funding to provide relief from unemployment costs for more than 1,500 employers. A Friday news release indicates those impacted will be public schools, universities, government entities and nearly 1,000 nonprofits.  Beshear's Labor Cabinet says that during the pandemic, the federal government has let states provide relief to employers that reimburse the state 100% on employment claims paid on their behalf, bringing their share down to 50%. Beshear's action Friday covers the other half owed by the employers. Since the pandemic began, Kentucky has seen more than 1.3 million unemployment insurance claims.

 

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURT ROOM.  AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. RONALD RIORDAN OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN BY ALL DEPARTMENTS.
THE COURT APPROVED BIDS FOR 911 TOWER REPAIR, BUDGET TRANSFER #9, PAYMENT OF CLAIMS, ADVERTISE TO SELL MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS FROM THE SHERIFF, JUDICIAL CENTER, JAIL, AND EXTENSION DEPARTMENT, FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE #220.53 BUDGET AMENDMENT #4 CARES ACT REIMBURSEMENT, SHERIFF'S 2020 BUDGET AMENDMENT, CLERK'S 2020 BUDGET AMENDMENT, CLERK'S 2021 BUDGET AND SALARY CAPS, THE PURCHASE OF 2 NEW TRUCKS AT STATE BID FOR THE ROAD DEPARTMENT, ACKNOWLEDGE THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PIKEVIEW ROAD, ACKNOWLEDGE GREEN VALLEY WATER DISTRICT FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR JUNE 30th, 2019 AND JUNE 30th, 2020, RE-APPOINTMENT OF JOHN BUNNELL AND DR. KEVIN
FLOWERS TO THE HART COUNTY AMBULANCE BOARD FOR A 2 YEAR TERM, RE-APPOINTMENT OF ALICIA THOMPSON, REBECCA STURGEON, AND JOYCE MORGAN TO THE HART COUNTY TOURISM BOARD FOR 3 YEARS, HIRED JAMES BUNCH AS TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE AT ANIMAL CONTROL AT $10.50 PER HOUR, AND APPROVED HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR 2021. THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY JANUARY 14th, 2021 AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

Barren County man indicted for manslaughter

A March 15th court date is set for a Barren County man who is indicted on crimes related to his daughter’s death. A grand jury has charged 32-year-old Christopher M. McCoy with second degree manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance.


In May, McCoy was driving a vehicle and crashed on Coral Hill Road. Investigators discovered he had methamphetamine in his blood at the time of incident. McCoy’s daughter, Addison, was a passenger and died in the crash.


The indictment states, “The defendant committed the crime of MANSLAUGHTER, 2nd DEGREE when he wantonly caused the death of Addison McCoy and her death resulted from his operation of a motor vehicle.”
 

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

Kentucky to receive next vaccinations

The next vaccinations shipped to Kentucky will arrive next week.  The round is expected to contain just over 27-thousand doses from Pfizer and nearly 77-thousand doses from Moderna.  Another shipment is expected from Moderna the last week of December which should contain around 34-thousand doses.

New cases reported for local counties on Thursday include:

Hart County - 6

Barren County - 13

Edmonson County - 4

Grayson County - 3

Hardin County - 103

LaRue County - 9

Green County - 5

and Metcalfe County - 1

During Thursday afternoon's state-wide update, Governor Beshear announced 3,349 new cases and 54 deaths.

 

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

Hart County Schools set to return after break

Superintendent Nathan Smith says Hart County Schools will begin the next semester as scheduled on January 4th and that date can potentially include in-person and virtual classes.  Either January 4th or January 11th will ultimately be decided as the Green-Orange hybrid begin date. His statements come from Thursday night's board of education meeting.  The district has been given permission to begin the new semester with the combined in-person and virtual format on January 4th, provided six-foot distancing can be maintained between in-person attendees. Smith says a lot of discussion has taken place between the governor's office, surrounding districts and internally.  He says he would like staff and students to be able to head into the holiday break, knowing what the plan is for January. Considerations and discussions will continue today and announcement of the finalized plan is coming soon.

In other highlights from the meeting, the 2021-22 School Calendar Committee presented a recommendation for beginning the school year August 11th, 2021 with a closing day May 19th, 2022. Recognition of accomplishments was given to Kelly Smith and Bontina Haynes for their contributions while serving as board members.

 

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

Cave City man facing multiple charges

A Cave City man whose license was already suspended for DUI faces new charges following a traffic stop in Glasgow. Police say Jay Ochoa was driving under the influence again when he was pulled over Wednesday on Happy Valley Road.  Marijuana and methamphetamine were located in his vehicle.  Ochoa was taken into custody on charges of failure to wear a seatbelt, operating a motor vehicle under the influence 3rd offense, driving on a suspended license and possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Ochoa is lodged in Barren County Detention Center on a $2,500 cash bond.  He has a court date set for December 28th.

 

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Thursday, December 18th, 2020

Jefferson County Schools plan February in-person classes

Jefferson County Schools, the state's largest school district, won't be back in the classroom until at least mid-February. During a board meeting Tuesday, Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio suggested elementary students could return to school buildings by mid-February. He said the timeline all depends on how soon teachers become vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) will ultimately vote on the plan to resume in-person learning. Pollio said he would have more information for board members at their next meeting scheduled for January 5th.

The Kentucky Department of Public Health and Gov. Andy Beshear recommended a return to in-person learning no sooner than Jan. 11. Pollio on Tuesday said his recommendation to reopen schools would include a phased in approach that would likely begin a month later.

Pollio on Tuesday presented a vaccine roll out proposal, created in conjunction with the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. The plan includes vaccinations for “school based” personnel first, including substitute teachers, in a potential drive through event. The same employees would receive a booster shot 21 days later with schools opening two weeks after that.

 

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Thursday, December 17th, 2020

First-round vaccine shipments complete

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s first-round shipments are now complete. The new Coronavirus vaccine is being implemented at each of the 11 designated hospitals.  The final batch arrived in Paducah on Wednesday.  In all, the state received 38,000 doses from drugmakers Pfizer & BioNTech.  Wednesday afternoon, Governor Beshear reported 2,898 new cases, along with 23 deaths.

 

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Thursday, December 17th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed working session

The Hart County Board of Education has a working session meeting scheduled Thursday evening beginning at 5pm in Central Office.  The session will be followed by the December regular meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 6pm.  A link to join these meetings virtually is posted on the Hart County Schools Website.

 

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, December 17th, at 9:00 a.m. at the courthouse on the 2nd floor.

 

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Span Tech creating full time jobs

An expansion at Span Tech in Glasgow is expected to create 40 good paying, full-time jobs over the next few years. The company, which designs and produces plastic chain conveyor systems for manufacturers, says plans include purchasing 10 acres on Hilltopper Way and construction of a 100,000-square-foot facility for production, warehousing and assembly operations. Span Tech has a nearly four decade history of success in Glasgow.

 

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Stolen vehicle reported in Hardyville area

A Nissan sedan is reported stolen from the Hardyville area.  The Hart County Sheriff's department says the theft occurred overnight Monday into Tuesday morning.  The vehicle was taken from a location on KY 88.  The car is gray and the tag ID is AHD806.  If you have information regarding this theft, please contact the sheriff's department at 270.524.0011.

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Ky Governor's update on COVID-19

The governor reported 2,946 new virus cases and 15 related deaths Tuesday afternoon. Hart County's new cases number is 25 while Barren County reports 32. Metcalfe County reports 25 new cases and Edmonson County reports 12.

 

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Shooter sentenced to life without parole

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A white man convicted of fatally shooting two black shoppers at a Louisville Kroger in 2018 is sentenced to life in prison without parole. Gregory Bush was sentenced Tuesday after entering a plea of guilty but mentally ill on two counts of murder and related charges. Maurice Stallard and Vickie Jones were killed in the incident. Bush is also set to plead guilty to federal hate crime charges in February. Federal prosecutors allege the shooting was racially motivated. Bush's attorney argued he was suffering from schizophrenia and wasn't medicated at the time.

 

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Free textbooks offered at EKU

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Eastern Kentucky University has announced an initiative that will allow undergraduate students to receive free text books during the next school year. The school says the EKU BookSmart program was developed by the university and is possible due to its partnership with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers. Officials say the program will provide required textbooks and course materials for all in-person and online students. EKU President Dr. David McFaddin said in a statement on Monday that the school has been focused on making higher education more attainable. He says the initiative makes a degree more accessible and affordable.

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Two Sonora men arrested in Hardin County

Two men from Sonora are among Monday admissions to Hardin County Detention Center.  According to booking reports:

- 49-year-old Robert Kincaid Jr. faces charges of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. 

- And, 36-year-old Craig Lee Haynes is charged with failure to appear.

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Greensburg man arrested after traffic stop

Authorities in Green County arrested a Greensburg man after a traffic incident Sunday. Police say Joseph McIntosh lost control of his vehicle after a tire blowout then continued driving on the tire's rim. When stopped and questioned by a deputy, McIntosh stated he was unaware of happened and had been eating brownies. He is charged with driving under the influence.

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Light snow/rain in forecast

Light snow accumulations are possible with a quick moving system overnight into Wednesday morning, especially across the northern portions of our area.  The southern half is expected to see mostly rain.  The storm will gain strength and cause significant problems for folks in the eastern US.  A complete look at the forecast is coming up in just a few minutes.

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Largest meth seizure in Warren County

The largest methamphetamine seizure in Warren County history has led to charges against seven people in the Bowling Green area. State, local and federal partners all worked together in the bust according to Tommy Loving, Executive Director of the Bowling Green/Warren County Dug Task Force. The team began working on the case in June and continued through August. The operation shut down a major supplier of crystal meth and a busy avenue for drug trafficking into the region from Texas and California. An investigation affidavit specifically mentions crystal meth shipments being transported by the defendants of 25 and 40 pounds.

If convicted at trial, the seven defendants face no less than 10 years and no more than life in federal custody. The United States has also filed notice to seek forfeiture from the defendants to include $57,000 in cash, a residence in Bowling Green, a 2008 Ford Mustang, a 2012 Nissan Altima, a 2001 Impala and a 2015 Masaratti. The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Bowling Green Branch Office in cooperation with investigators from the Warren County Drug Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Louisville Field Office.

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Distribution info on first vaccinations

Monday’s virus update comes as the first vaccinations are administered across the state to front line health care workers. Five health care workers at University of Louisville Hospital received the vaccination during a public showing, which health officials hope is a confidence builder to encourage vaccination participation. They are the first to be vaccinated throughout Kentucky. Baptist Health Lexington and the Medical Center at Bowling Green round out the three facilities selected as the first locations in the state to receive a vaccination supply. Each hospital received 975 doses Monday to began their vaccination plans.

Hart and Barren Counties each show two new cases being processed Monday by the Barren River Health Department. Edmonson County shows seven cases and Metcalfe County shows none. From the Lake Cumberland Health Department, Green County shows four cases processed on Monday. Lincoln Trail Health Department does not issue daily tally releases for our northern border counties. Monday's state-wide tally includes 1,802 new cases and 17 deaths. Just over 17-hundred are hospitalized.  Local health departments are expected to receive vaccination shipments as early as next week.  Hart County Judge Executive Joe Choate will join us in the 7am hour to discuss local implementation.

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Sidewalk improvement for Cave City

Officials in Cave City announced Monday sidewalks will be improved with money awarded by Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services. Replacement and repair work are planned under the $2,325 safety grant. Public Works Director Robert Smith says the city uses every opportunity to make the community safer and in times of uncertainty, grants like this are a practical way extend the city's budget.

As the state's largest municipal insurance program, Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services has awarded more than $4.5 million since the Safety Grant Program started in 1999. Awarded funds are often used by member governments to purchase items such as mulching mowers, vehicle back-up cameras, crumb rubber, engineered wood fiber or pea gravel for playground cushioning material, playground equipment and sewer backup prevention just to name a few. Grant money is also used for services such as defensive driver training and police accreditation fees.  A timeline for Cave City's sidewalk improvements has not yet been announced.

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

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, December 18th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m. To qualify for Senior CSFP program must have the following: Meet Income eligibility guidelines, show proof you are 60 and older, provide income info for all members of household. To qualify if under 60 you must provide: ID, Proof of Hart co residency Income information for all household members meet eligibility guidelines. There will be a :Drive through pick-up", someone will be in the parking lot to assist you with getting in line. Listen to WLOC radio 1150AM or 101.7 FM, for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteers will need to arrive by 9:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

Judge Executive Choate guest Tuesday

Hart County Judge Executive Joe Choate will be a special guest on Studio 101 WLOC Tuesday morning at 7:20 a.m.  He will be discussing the COVID-19 vaccination and for whom and how it will be distributed in Hart County.

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting

A special called meeting of the Horse Cave City Council will be held at Horse Cave City Hall, 121 Woodlawn Avenue Monday, December 14th, at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

WLOC Nursing Home visits Wednesday

WLOC and friends will be visiting the area nursing homes Wednesday morning. You are invited to join us at Hart County Manor in Munfordville Wednesday around 9:15 a.m. and then Signature Health Care of Hart County in Horse Cave at 10:30 a.m. This year's visit will be somewhat different as we practice social distancing and we will be singing outside.

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

Ky's first shipment of vaccinations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 13, 2020) – On Sunday, Kentucky's first shipment of vaccinations arrived on a UPS cargo plane in Louisville.  Governor Beshear touted the good news also adding the state reports 1,235 fewer positive cases over the past week than the previous week.  He also says the positivity rate declined 1.23% from Sunday to Sunday.

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

Acting president appointed at Campbellsville University

Last week, we announced the retirement of Campbellsville University President, Dr. Michael Carter, effective December 31st.  As the search for a new president gets underway, Dr. H. Keith Spears, senior vice president and assistant to the president at Campbellsville University, has been appointed acting president.  Spears has been at the university since 2009.

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

Kentucky Highway Department Employee Kidnapped

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Kentucky Highway Department Employee was kidnapped Friday after two inmates escaped from Northwest Correctional Complex in Lake County, Tennessee. The two escapees stole the employee's truck.  The employee was not reported injured.  The two escapees then stole another truck from a Tennessee Resident which was found Sunday in Florida. Tennessee's Department of Correction says Florida law enforcement arrested Robert Brown and Christopher Osteen in Pompano Beach Sunday. Brown is serving an 18-year sentence for aggravated rape and Osteen is serving an eight-year sentence for burglary.

 

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Friday, December 11th, 2020

City Of Cave City Council meeting

The City of Cave City Council meeting will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall Monday, December 14th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, December 11th, 2020

Search begins for president of Campbellsville University

A search will soon begin for the next president of Campbellsville University. Dr. Michael Carter has announced his retirement. Carter has been in the position for the past 22 years. Since his hire in 1999, enrollment has grown from 1,600 to over 13,000 and staff numbers have grown from 74 to nearly 1,200, including part-time and full-time positions. In addition to large scale new construction and renovations during Carter’s presidency, the university has expanded from its single campus location in Campbellsville to eight centers across Kentucky and the United States. Budgets for the university have climbed accordingly. From 1999 to 2020, growth is nearly 650% with total assets increasing by more than 375%. Carter’s last official day is December 31st. The university is expected to announce new leadership within the next few days.

 

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Friday, December 11th, 2020

Restrictions to end Monday on restaurants and other business

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Governor Andy Beshear announced Thursday restaurants, bars, gyms and other businesses will be allowed to return to their previous capacity limits starting Monday. Current restriction orders expire Sunday. Bars and restaurants will be able to open indoor dining at 50% capacity.  Thursday's reported numbers include 4,324 new cases, the highest since the pandemic began. Twenty-eight deaths are listed on the report. Approximately 1,760 are hospitalized across the state.

 

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Friday, December 11th, 2020

Barren County pursuit leads to arrest

Pursuit of a stolen 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup Thursday in Barren County has landed a man in jail with a long list of charges. A citation obtained from the sheriff's department indicates 33-year-old Timothy R Guess sped up when an officer attempted a traffic stop on Lick Branch Road (KY 2198).  Guess passed other vehicles inside no-passing zones and blew through stop signs while at a high rate of speed. The pursuit ended with Guess striking another deputy's cruiser. Police found suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle and in his wallet.  Open alcohol was located in the stolen vehicle console. The citation says Guess told officers he had been drinking and using meth the same day.  Timothy Guess is lodged in Barren County Jail and faces charges of reckless driving, wanton endangerment, fleeing police, operating a vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, trafficking methamphetamine and contempt of court.  No bond is currently set.

 

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Friday, December 11th, 2020

High School winter sports

As of now, high school winter sports are still on schedule to begin after the new year.  The Kentucky High School Athletic Association's Board of Control conducted a special meeting on Thursday morning, upholding its November decision by a 12-5 vote. Practice for winter sports can begin December 14th and regular-season competition January 4th.

The decision applies to all indoor interscholastic sports at all school levels, including but not limited to basketball, bowling, competitive cheer, dance, indoor track and field, swimming, and wrestling. While not under the jurisdiction of athletics, many high school band programs have also been following KHSAA guidance regarding activities since the pandemic began.

One major issue with regard to scheduling is how to conduct the association's Sweet 16 basketball tournaments. The board ultimately voted 12-5 in favor of pushing back dates for the boys and girls to March 29 through April 8.  Event schedules and formats are to be finalized at a later date in consultation with Rupp Arena.

KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett says these issues are extremely complex, adding the board has spent an extraordinary amount of time examining every aspect surrounding the resumption of sports, particularly those that are indoors and have extreme concerns from public health officials.  At the same time, he says there is significant data being shared about the need for students to be engaged with one another in traditional settings, be it in a classroom or in athletics.  Tackett cited last week's American Academy of Pediatrics publication regarding the need to get kids back involved, while at the same time, the number of positive virus cases continues to be very high.  Tacket says in the end, finalizing a plan allows member schools to use some local decision making in areas that are concerning and provides a blueprint for the rest of the school year.

With the KHSAA's meeting Thursday morning and subsequent press release Thursday afternoon, there are mixed reactions across the state -- Generally, differences appear regional.  Time will tell if sporting events take place under the plan.  Additional details of the meeting are posted at KHSAA.org along with an updated high school winter sports calendar.

 

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Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and law enforcement nationwide in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign Dec. 16, 2020 through Jan. 1, 2021.

In Kentucky, 547 impaired driving-related crashes resulting in 276 injuries and 10 deaths occurred during the Christmas and New Year holidays over the last five years.

To prevent impaired driving-related tragedies this holiday season, the KYTC recommends the following:

Before festivities begin, plan a way to safely get home at the end of the night;

If impaired, use a ride-booking company or taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely;

If you see an impaired driver, safely pull over and contact law enforcement. You may dial the KSP toll-free line directly at 1-800-222-5555 or call 911.

If you know people who are about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get them safely to where they are going.

Wear a seat belt!

 

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Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Assistance available for overdue utilities

A deadline is approaching for eligible families to receive assistance to pay overdue utility bills.   The state's $15 million dollar Healthy at Home Utility Assistance Fund helps those who are struggling to pay water, sewer, electric or gas bills due to effects of the pandemic.  Those who qualify may receive up to $500 for water and wastewater bills and up to $400 to pay gas or electric bills.  The fund expires on December 31st or when funds are depleted, whichever comes first.  On Wednesday, the governor and energy cabinet secretary emphasized eligible Kentuckians should apply now. To date, $6.81 million has already been requested.

To qualify, households must have an income no higher than 200% of the federal poverty line, have past due utility bills and have been economically impacted due to COVID-19. Applications can be found online at www.capky.org or may be requested by calling 800-456-3452. Applications and documentation can also be coordinated by visiting a Local Community Action Network of Kentucky office.  The Hart County office is located at 509 Whitman Lane in Munfordville. Their phone number is 270-524-0224.

 

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

MCNP hotel roof to be replaced with funding

Officials say the hotel roof at Mammoth Cave National Park will be replaced with funding from the Great Outdoors Act. The act passed by Congress earlier this year provides funding for deferred maintenance at national parks across the country. Mammoth Cave hasn’t been notified of the final amount it will be awarded, but park spokeswoman Molly Schroer says funding will go toward replacing the hotel’s flat roof with a pitched roof and reconfiguring interior hallways. Schroer says the building’s current roof doesn't allow for proper drainage of water or snow.

 

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Beshears says hospitals nearing capacity

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says hospitals throughout the state are nearing capacity due to a continued surge in virus cases. He does not anticipate the state will run out of ventilators, but says that hospital capacity for inpatient beds, ICU beds or ventilators is at or above 80% in four areas of the state. Hospitalizations are up roughly 17% since the beginning of November, and Kentucky has averaged around 3,300 new cases per day in the past week. Tuesday's report includes around 3,100 newly confirmed cases and 20 virus-related deaths. Roughly 1,760 people are currently hospitalized.

 

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Residential fire in Glasgow

Investigators say the do not yet know what started a residential fire in Glasgow on Tuesday.  Firefighters responded to South Morgan Street just after noon and discovered fire and smoke coming from a bedroom window. Glasgow Fire Department crews quickly extinguished the blaze and were able to save the remainder of the home. No injuries are reported.

 

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

City of Glasgow helping area commerce

In Tuesday's news, WLOC mentioned Davis County and Owensboro's plan to help struggling businesses in light of the pandemic...   In today's news, the city of Glasgow is trying to help keep the doors of commerce open.  The city announced a program this week in which some small businesses may be eligible to receive up to $12 thousand dollars in financial aid.  General and specialty retail, personal services such as barber shops, beauty salons, fitness centers and others closed by Governor Andy Beshear's executive orders are among eligible businesses. The program defines a small business as having a net profit not exceeding $200 thousand dollars or an employment roster of less than 25. Applicants must have been open and operating before January 1st and not be a franchise or franchise-affiliated. Eligible businesses must be in the city of Glasgow. Awarded funds can cover payroll, rent, lease and business mortgage payments along with utilities. Applications are being accepted through December 18th via mail or drop off at the Glasgow Department of Public Works. More detailed information is available by calling (270) 651-5977.

 

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Edmonton woman arrested on drug charges

An Edmonton woman was arrested on drug related charges over the weekend in Glasgow.  Officers say 39-year-old Julia Bush already had active warrants but is now charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense, methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sunday, police responded to a complaint on Humble Avenue where methamphetamine and a glass pipe were found in her vehicle.

 

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Summer Shade woman arrested after traffic stop

A Summer Shade woman faces drug related charges after being arrested during a traffic stop last week on KY 163.  A press release from the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office says 36-year-old Sherry J. Page was pulled over for traffic violations and determined to be under the influence of drugs.  Evidence discovered during the stop also suggested several items of paraphernalia and methamphetamine were at a nearby residence. Page submitted to a toxicology test and was lodged in the Barren County Jail.  Charges include first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance (second offense).

 

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

E-town chiropractor faces sexually related charges

An Elizabethtown chiropractor faces rape and other sexually related charges after being arrested Monday. 32-year-old Matthew J. Colasanti, operator of Colasanti Chiropractic located on Ring Road, is charged with one count of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sexual abuse of two girls who were patients at the time of alleged criminal activity.  A juvenile female relative of the chiropractor told Elizabethtown Police while receiving treatment, he fondled and raped her.  Another 16-year-old says she was touched inappropriately and received inappropriate comments during almost all of her visits while getting her back adjusted from April of this year through June.  First-degree rape is a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted, while first-degree sexual abuse is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.  Colasanti is set for arraignment in Hardin District Court and is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Monday State-wide Virus Numbers

Kentucky reported 1,972 confirmed coronavirus cases and 10 virus-related deaths Monday. Roughly 1,700 Kentuckians are hospitalized. Almost all of Kentucky’s 120 counties remain in the red zone which indicates high incidence rates.

 

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Monday, December 7th, 2020

Two Kentucky children dead after Florida bizarre incident

Two children from Kentucky are dead following a bizarre incident on Friday while visiting Florida. Authorities in Panama City Beach say the 4-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl were struck down as they played miniature golf when a truck veered off of the adjacent roadway.  The siblings' parents were not injured.  The family is from Louisville.  Police are continuing to investigate and have not ruled out charges against the driver.

 

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Monday, December 7th, 2020

Vaccine Distribution Test Run

Kentucky’s largest hospital system conducted a trial run for ordering and receiving doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. University of Kentucky HealthCare of Lexington was chosen to participate in a distribution readiness test for Pfizer’s two-dose vaccine. The mock run was fairly simple. An order was placed and empty boxes were received. The test run was able to show success with respect to keeping temperature of the containers regulated at the necessary minus 80 degrees Celsius. Kentucky is slated to receive just over 38,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine by mid December.

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Monday, December 7th, 2020

Vaccine For EMS Workers and School System Staff

While initial doses of a vaccination here in Kentucky are slated to be reserved for health care and nursing home facilities, Governor Andy Beshear called on school superintendents to begin planning for the eventual distribution of coronavirus vaccines to their employees. Beshear conducted a state-wide call with school system superintendents on Friday.  After health care and nursing home vaccinations are administered, the next groups to be prioritized are EMS workers and educators.  During Friday's call, he asked superintendents to start preparing rosters of school personnel willing to be vaccinated.

 

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Monday, December 7th, 2020

Pandemic and food service

One of the hardest hit industries over the past few weeks of the pandemic is food service.  Daviess County Fiscal Court and Owensboro City Commission are the latest in a growing list of local governments preparing to waive license fees for restaurants and bars to help ease financial burdens. Fees will be paid through the county’s economic development fund, with eligible businesses able to apply for up to $5,000 in relief. The county judge-executive says their attorney is looking into how to implement the program. Owensboro's city manager says the city is planning to take similar action.

 

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Two arrest for stolen motorcycle

Two people from out of state were arrested Wednesday morning in Elizabethtown. A  Kentucky State Police trooper saw a motorcycle parked on a sidewalk in front of the Royal Inn Motel on East Dixie Avenue.

44 year-old Shane Fick, of Logan, Ohio, and 41-year-old Jamie McKinney, of Port Charlotte, Florida, were arrested after the trooper learned the blue and white motorcycle had been reported stolen in Florida and that Fick and McKinney were wanted in connection with the theft. After interviewing Fick and McKinney, the two were arrested. Both are charged with receiving stolen property less than $10,000 and obscuring the identity of a machine more than $500 and less than $10,000. They are being held in lieu of $5,000 cash bonds each in the Hardin County Detention Center and scheduled to appear Dec. 11 in Hardin District Court.

 

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Let Hope In with Glasgow Police Department

Glasgow Police have been conducting traffic stops this week, but not the regular ones we think about. Twelve envelopes containing money were handed out during two shifts of the the Police Department Tuesday. The "Let Hope In" initiative, which began several years ago, was in full swing as officers disbursed money with the help of others, including River Lake Church. Over $2,000 was handed out to random people during traffic stops. Officers did not target vehicles specifically, but they did observe minor infractions and conducted the stops.

 

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

COVID-19 update from Governor

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon. The Governor reported 3,601 new cases of the virus, bringing the total to 186,765. The counties with the highest number of cases included Warren with 103. Gov. Beshear reported 37 COVID-19 related deaths raising the death toll to 1,980. Among the deaths were a 61-year-old Allen County man, a 46-year-old man from Warren County, a 70-year-old woman from Grayson County and a 58 year-old man from Hardin County.  With the 37 deaths reported Wednesday, the Governor has reported the loss of 72 Kentuckians in the last two days alone as the commonwealth rapidly approaches 2,000 deaths.

 

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

KHSAA Football Championship game times set

Games will be played at Kroger Field in Lexington beginning Friday December 18th...

·      11 a.m. – 1A Championship

·      3 p.m. – 2A Championship

·      7 p.m. – 4A Championship

 

On Saturday, December 19th

·      11 a.m. – 3A Championship

·      3 p.m. – 5A Championship

·      7 p.m. – 6A Championship

The KHSAA Board of Control also approved a number of provisions in the event teams have to withdraw.  Full details are available at KHSAA.org.

Metcalfe County and Glasgow remain alive within their respective classes in playoff action with games scheduled for this weekend.

 

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Edmonson County Fiscal Court hiring Dog Control Officer

Successful candidates will be required to explain procedures and laws in communicating with the general public. Specific job duties include responding to complaints concerning unrestrained, unlicensed, uncontrolled, abandoned, dangerous, nuisance, injured or sick dogs and collect evidence including witness statements, photographs, and other pertinent information.  A High school diploma (or equivalent) is required. The position is listed as "part-time" and applications are due by December 9th.  Candidates may apply at the Edmonson County Judge Executive’s Office in Brownsville Monday thru Friday, 7am to 4pm.

 

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Highest total reported Tuesday by Ky Governor

Governor Andy Beshear reported 4,151 new cases of the virus Tuesday afternoon... The highest total to date.  Counties with the highest number of new cases include Warren with 148 and Barren with 48.  Tuesday's numbers include 35 deaths... also the highest number to date.

 

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine soon available

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has announced that the state is likely to receive about 38,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine by the middle of December. He says a second round of coronavirus vaccines, manufactured by Moderna, will be made available by the end of the year. Long-term care residents and staff, and front-line health care workers will have first-access to available doses. Kentucky officials on Monday reported 2,124 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 12 virus-related deaths. More than 1,700 people are hospitalized.

 

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

The virus has been confirmed in just under half of the inmates currently incarcerated at Hart County Jail in Munfordville. Five deputies are also currently positive. Jailer Israel Bergenson says tests were administered to everyone at the facility after a handful of inmates became mildly symptomatic. Counting all inmates and staff, there are approximately 160 individuals associated with daily activities in the facility.

 

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Property taxes payable at face value

Hart County property taxes are now payable at face value. A 2% discount opportunity expired Monday. Hart County Property owners may pay in-person at the Sheriff’s Department on Main Street in Munfordville or simply drop off payments in the box in the parking lot located near the public entrance. Tax bills may also be paid online at hartcountysheriff.com using a credit card, debit card or e-check. Each of these electronic options will incur a small convenience fee.

 

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Monday, November 30th, 2020

Hart County Clerk's Office open by phone, mail-in and web

The Hart County Clerk's Office is open for phone, mail-in and web only. The office will be closed to all in person business until further notice.

 

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Monday, November 30th, 2020

Gov. Beshear gives update on coronavirus

Gov. Andy Beshear urged Kentuckians Saturday to strengthen their resolve in the fight against COVID-19, with the knowledge that help is on the way. Gov. Beshear reminded Kentuckians to shop safely, purchasing gifts online when possible and avoiding crowded stores. If families do need to shop in person, he encouraged them to keep their time inside stores to a minimum and use curbside pickup whenever possible. As of 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 28th, Gov. Beshear reported 2,437 new cases and 14 new deaths. The positivity rate is at 8.95% with total deaths at 1,885. There are 1,722 currently hospitalized, 408 currently in ICU and 220 currently on a ventilator. The top counties with the most positive cases Saturday were: Jefferson, Fayette, Warren, Boone, Madison, Kenton and McCracken.

 

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Monday, November 30th, 2020

Deceased male's body found in Logan County

A deceased male's body has been found over the weekend in Logan County. Kentucky State Police Post 3 was contacted by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department Sunday just before 09:30 am concerning a death that occurred in Logan County. The Sheriff’s Department reported a deceased male located in a field near Watermelon Road in the Olmstead community. Detectives from Post 3 responded to the scene. According to KSP, there were no obvious signs of foul play on the scene. At this time the identity of the decedent is unknown and cause of death has yet to be determined.  An autopsy is scheduled with the State Medical Examiners Office.  The investigation continues.

 

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Monday, November 30th, 2020

Property taxes due and payable

Taypayers can save some money on their property tax bills by paying at the sheriff's office or online before December 1st, 2020. After Monday, property tax bills will be due and payable at face value through the month of December.

 

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Monday, November 30th, 2020

High School football playoffs

In local high school football playoff action from this weekend, Metcalfe County defeated Edmonson County in the Class 2-A KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl 34-27.  The Hornets advance to Friday night's quarterfinal round as they travel to Lexington Christian for a 6pm Central kickoff.

In Class 3-A, Glasgow defeated Taylor County 14-0.  The Scotties also advance to the quarterfinal round to host Christian Academy of Louisville this Friday night at 7pm Central.

Games times and locations are subject to change.  Visit KHSAA.org for the latest KHSAA football playoff schedule information.

 

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Friday, November 27th, 2020

Traffic stop leads to arrest in Cave City

A traffic stop Thursday in Cave City has led to an arrest.  While investigating the driver of a vehicle in the Dollar Store parking lot, an officer with the Cave City Police Department learned that the driver's name was Ronnie Russell and he had an active felony warrant for possession of narcotics from Indiana. Russell was arrested for  DUI 3rd offense, operating on suspended or revoked and possessing a license when privileges are revoked along with his felony warrant. Russell was transported to Caverna Memorial Hospital for a blood test and then taken to the Barren County Detention Center without incident. 

 

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Friday, November 27th, 2020

Extended unemployment assistance ending in Ky

Extended federal benefits put in place during high periods of unemployment this year is ending in Kentucky. The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced Tuesday that its Extended Benefits program, which is triggered when a state's insured unemployment rate is higher than 5% will end in Kentucky on November 28th. No new applications will be permitted after that date and those who fail to exhaust their benefits before then will not receive any remaining funds. The insured unemployment rate is the number of a state's residents actively receiving un employment insurance as a percentage of the labor force. It currently stand at more than 4,700.

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Governor reports second highest cases for Tuesday

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on the coronavirus Tuesday. Gov. Beshear said Kentuckians should avoid travel and only have dinner with people who live in their household, or at a maximum, people from two households (no more than eight people total). The governor said "Protect your family at Thanksgiving this year so they will be here at Christmas next year." The governor reported 2,690 new cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths. Locally, Hart County reported 3 new cases Tuesday, Barren County had 16, Metcalfe County had 6 and Warren County had 110 new cases.

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Stolen property recovered in Hart County

The Hart County Sheriff's Office has recovered two trailers Monday that had been reported stolen. The property in question had been reported stolen in Hart and Larue Counties and were recovered in two separate areas of the county upon investigation and community lead tips. The investigation is ongoing and arrests are expected.

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Two arrested after domestic complaint

An Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputy on Sunday was called to York Street for an active domestic complaint. Deputies said 37-year-old Janet Hess Compton, of Brownsville, had an active indictment warrant. When law enforcement arrived, they say Compton was in the front yard and was told she was under arrest. Deputies say Compton ran inside the home. As the deputy entered, they say 65-year-old David Edward Houchin, of Brownsville, blocked the deputy from entering further. Deputies say Houchin then knocked the deputy down and Compton ran out the back door. Houchin was placed under arrest and charged with hindering prosecution or apprehension, 2nd degree and assault, 3rd degree, police officer or probation officer. Compton was arreste3d and served an indictment warrant for charges of burglary, 2nd degree, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree and terroristic threatening, 3rd degree. She was also charged with escape, 3rd degree. Both Compton and Houchin were arrested and transported to the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

E-town church volunteer charged with sex offenses

An Elizabethtown man, who has been a volunteer at an Elizabethtown church working in youth ministry, was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with multiple sex offenses involving a teenager. 39-year-old Timothy L. Waters was arrested and charged with three felonies. Elder Ben Ashlock of The Driven Church in Elizabethtown, said Waters had attended church for about two years and had volunteered with the church's youth about "one year, more or less." "He was a volunteer in a large group setting only. "He was not in a leadership role with the church, but he did assist with the youth for about a year." Waters was charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse, one count of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree rape - all Class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Waters is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear December 18th in Hardin District Court. Waters was arrested by Vine Grove Police.

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Cave City City Hall closed for holiday

Cave City City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. All federal, state and local offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Hart County Clerk's Office temporarily closed

The Hart County Clerk's Office is closed due to COVID exposure. The office will re-open Monday, November 30th, for phone, mail in and web only. The office will be closed to all in-person business until further notice by Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders and her staff.

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Horse Cave man indicted for manslaughter

Kentucky State Police arrested a Hart County man Monday on several charges related to a collision back in July. According to KSP, 48-year-old Dale Meredith was driving a 2001 Freightliner semi-tractor trailer with a load of logs around 10 miles north of Liberty on July 9th. Officials said for an unknown reason, he crossed the centerline and then overcorrected, causing the load of logs to shift into the oncoming lane striking a 2013 Chevrolet driven by 27-year-old Ida Burton, of Liberty. At the time, Meredith and Burton were both airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital with severe injuries. Burton's unborn child died. Meredith was arrested at his home in Horse Cave Monday on an indictment warrant for manslaughter, 2nd degree, persistent felony offender II, Assault, 1st degree, persistent felony offender II, drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 1st degree, aggravating circumstances, Violation Part 396 Federal Safety Regulations, Violation Part 392 Federal Safety Regulations. Meredith was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Tompkinsville woman arrested after pursuit

A Tompkinsville woman was arrested on Saturday after allegedly trying to outrun authorities. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, deputies were on Shaw Creek Road investigating a theft that happened on Lone Star Ridge. While investigating, deputies said they saw a car matching a description of one belonging to suspects. Officials said they attempted to stop the car, but the driver fled immediately. Deputies said a short pursuit ended with a passenger running into a wooded area. The driver was identified as Brittany L. Graves. According to MCSO, the passenger was later identified as Contessa M. Gore, who had numerous outstanding warrants for her arrest. Graves was placed under arrest and taken tot he Barren County Jail and charged with fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment, 1st degree (police officer), reckless driving, excessive window tinting and failure to wear a seatbelt. Authorities are still searching for Gore. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Contessa Gore, is asked to contact the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office or Kentucky State Police.

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Fatal collision in Hart County

Kentucky State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash Monday  in Hart County. According to Kentucky State Police, Johnny W. Moran III was driving a 2014 Volkswagon Passat near the 1200 block of Cub Run Highway. Troopers said a freightliner semi-truck was traveling in the same area and Moran's vehicle crossed the center line and struck the truck head-on. Johnny Moran III was transported by Hart County EMS to the Medical Center at Caverna where he was pronounced dead. No one else was injured in the crash. The investigation remains ongoing.

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Horse Cave Christmas parade canceled

The annual Horse Cave Christmas parade will not be held this year.

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Nursing home monetary donations now accepted

With the holidays approaching, WLOC is now collecting monetary donations for our local nursing homes; Hart County Manor in Munfordville and Signature Health Care of Hart County in Horse Cave. Organizations, churches, businesses, families and individuals are encouraged to give as these residents have needs of items.  Please mail your monetary donation to :  WLOC  P. O Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749.

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Ky Governor reports highest week of case

Governor Beshear announced 2,194 new cases Sunday and four deaths, making this week the highest number of cases combined since the pandemic began. According to the Governor, "If we have a major surge of Covid-19 cases after Thanksgiving, our hospitals will simply not have the capacity to give everyone the care they need. Nothing is worth that risk." The positivity rate for Kentucky is now 9.19% with total deaths from COVID-19 at 1,787.

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

E-town man arrested for strangulation

An Elizabethtown man was arrested Sunday on a first-degree strangulation charge. 25 year-old Jesse McMasters was arrested around 3:00 a.m. by the Hardin County Sheriff's Office. The citation said McMasters entered into a verbal altercation with his live-in girlfriend. During the altercation, McMasters "attacked" her and choked her, leaving marks around her throat, lower jaw and bottom lip. He was also charged with fourth-degree assault - domestic violence and minor injury. McMasters was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Glasgow woman suffers burns in house fire

A Glasgow woman was taken to the hospital with second-degree burns Sunday morning after a house fire. The Glasgow Fire Department responded to a fire around 3:30 a.m. on Combs Boulevard where smoke and flames were coming from the front and side windows of the house upon arrival. According to officials, a female was in the front yard and told firefighters there was another person inside. A search team entered the front of the house and determined the fire had reached the attic area of the home. Fire crews proceeded to extinguish the fire there while a search team searched for the other occupant inside. The fire was put out shortly after with no other occupants being found at the time of the fire. Officials said the female outside was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital with second-degree burns on her head and hands. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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Friday, November 20th, 2020

Green County Country Clubhouse fire

Green County Country Club's Clubhouse is a total loss following a fire Thursday night into early Friday morning. Around midnight, firefighters were called to the scene. Investigators are working to determine the cause. No injuries are reported.

 

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Friday, November 20th, 2020

E-town woman arrested in stabbing

An Elizabethtown woman has been charged with second degree murder. Prosecutors say Harley Berry has been indicted for the second degree murder of Elijah McQueary. Police say that Berry was at a rental home in Memphis, TN when she and McQueary got into an argument. Witnesses report that Berry stabbed McQueary multiple times with a kitchen knife. Berry was arrested in Elizabethtown and has been returned back to Memphis.

 

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Friday, November 20th, 2020

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. Greg Nichols, pastor of Hiseville Baptist Church opened the meeting with prayer. After routine business, the court heard committee reports, Jail report was given by Jailer Israel Bergenson, stating there was a total 152 in the county jail and Sheriff Jeff Wilson stated the sheriff's office is open to accept taxes or they can be mailed or dropped in the deposit box outside of the office. The court approved low bids from Kelvin Wilson for box culverts on Sam Goodman and Pleasant Grove Cemetery Road. Budget and Bank transfers were approved along with paying of claims and contract with Harshaw Trane for maintenance at the Justice Center. The court's next meeting will be Thursday, December 17th, at 9:00 a.m. in the courtroom.

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Glasgow Police capture fugitive

A traffic stop Tuesday led to the arrest of a man wanted by the U.S. Marshall Service and ATF. The stop occurred on Happy Valley Road. Javin Miller, of Bowling Green, was observed as the passenger inside the vehicle. Police located marijuana in Miller's possession and confirmed he was entered as a wanted person by the ATF with full extradition. Miller was arrested and charged with possessiono f marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and was served with the fugitive warrant. Miller was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

BRDHD reports notifications and self-quarantine

BRDHD will enlist the participation of new cases of COVID-19 to notify all family, friends, coworkers and others who may meet exposure criteria to self-quarantine for 14 days. Additionally, due to overwhelming number of cases and strained resources, there is a delay between cases receiving their positive test result and being contacted by the health department. Individuals should not wait on a call from the health department to begin self0isolating or self-quarantining at home. Take steps to protect yourself and others including:

* Staying home for 10 days if you are a case or 14 days if you are a close contact.

* Staying away from people you live with - use a separate bathroom if possible.

* Not going to work or school.

* Asking friends or family to drop off groceries, medicines, or supplies.

More guidance on how to safely isolate or quarantine at home can be found at www.barrenriverhealth.

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed working session

The Hart County Board of Education Working Session will be held Thursday, November 19th, at Central Office at 5:00 p.m. followed by the regular board meeting at 6:00 p.m. Several items are listed for approval on the agenda.

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Metcalfe County man arrested for burglary

The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office was called to a home Monday on Ralph Edwards Road to a burglary in progress. During the investigation, deputies say 27-year-old Ethan D. Lee had unlawfully entered the home. A juvenile in the home was awakened and called 911 at which point Lee ran into a wooded area before law enforcement arrived. Deputies were unable to find Lee at the time, however, he was found Tuesday on Old Glasgow Road. According to deputies, Lee became belligerent during questioning and combative when he was being taken into custody. Lee was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Governor announces restrictions; sports update

Governor Andy Beshear on Wednesday afternoon announced restrictions that will be in effect beginning November 20th through at least December 13th.

 

All schools are to maintain virtual learning (or implement by Monday, if not already). Elementary schools will be allowed to resume to in-person instruction on December 7th if the school’s county is not in a “red zone.” Middle schools and high schools can have students return in January following each school district’s holiday break.

 

Bars and restaurants are required to only serve patrons outdoors or with carryout with no indoor dining permitted. The governor says $40 million in federal funds are set aside to assist businesses affected.

 

Beshear also said private gatherings should be limited to only two households or to eight people in total. Gatherings in settings such as weddings or funerals should be limited to only 25 people per room with social distancing in place.

 

Gyms will be restricted to only 33% capacity. Beshear said group classes will not be allowed.

 

The governor said recreational facilities will be closed, meaning sports practices indoors will be prohibited, though individual practices will be allowed with masks.

 

Visitors will not be allowed inside hospitals, and Beshear said hospitals should keep only about 33% of staff members working at one time.

 

Beshear said no retail stores will face further restrictions in an effort to keep the economy open as long as mask-wearing, sanitizing and social distancing continues to be enforced.

 

The governor said enough strides have been taken in the last seven months to prevent a full economic shutdown adding, “I don’t think another shutdown is on the table.”

 

As it relates to sports, Hart County’s Playoff Football game Friday night has been cancelled.  The school system released a statement Wednesday afternoon expressing regret in having to withdraw but with virus and other injury complications, cancellation was a decision that had to be made. The statement also expressed thanks to fans and supporters of the program, congratulating the team on their hard work in making the playoffs and other season accomplishments.

 

With school restrictions being extended through the next several weeks, the Kentucky High School Athletics association also postponed the start of winter sports.  KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett says basketball games scheduled to begin next week will now begin the week of January 4th.  Both Caverna and Hart County Schools told us on Wednesday, they will be following all KHSAA guidance. Specific game information will be announced as each school provides scheduling updates.

 

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, November 19th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.

 

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Ky Gov. gives COVID-19 update

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear started Tuesday's update by announcing it would contain the highest single-day number of deaths to date. Gov. Beshear said he will announce additional steps to combat the virus Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. EST. The Governor said, "When you look at the severity of this, action has to be taken,". Gov. Beshear reported 2,931 new cases of the virus raising the number of confirmed cases to 142,008. The Governor reported 33 deaths raising the death toll to 1,697.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 11,473 cases, of which 9,524 have recovered. There have been 149 deaths reported from COVID-19 in the district. Hart County has 5 new cases, Barren County has 21 new cases, Edmonson County with 23 new cases, Metcalfe has 6 new cases and Warren County has 67 new cases of the virus.

 

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