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Friday, May 29th, 2020

Primary Election Tuesday, June 23rd

The primary election will be held Tuesday, June 23rd. In Hart County, the ballot will consists of: 2nd Congressional District for President, US Senator and US Representative(R). Tuesday, June 2nd, is the deadline to file for the city council and school board. The ballot drawing for the fall ballot will be held June 4th. June 15th is the last day to file for an absentee ballot. June 8th - 22nd is in office voting. The clerk's office is taking appointments and walk-ins are welcome. To request a ballot mailed to you, go to govoteky.com.

 

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Friday, May 29th, 2020

Glasgow woman arrested for drugs

Glasgow Police arrested a Glasgow woman Wednesday after responding to a complaint. Officers responded to Grandview Avenue in reference to an intoxicated woman. After identifying a vehicle related to the incident, contact was made with 49-year-old Charolette Woodcock. An officer determined Woodcock was driving under the influence. During a K9 alert, police discovered methamphetamine, marijuana and a glass pipe. Woodcock was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence (first offense), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense, methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, May 29th, 2020

Plane crash in Vine Grove

One person was injured when a small private plane clipped a power line as it descended Thursday afternoon near North Middle School and landed upright beside a tree line in a cornfield.  Officials at the scene said two people were in the plane less than a mile from the Vine Grove airport with the owner/pilot suffering minor injuries. Vine Grove police blocked access from the highway after FAA officials arrived.  The power outage initially impacted nearly 30,000 customers in parts of Vine Grove, Radcliff and Elizabethtown.  Thursday’s incident is the second plane crash in less than a year involving an aircraft in Vine Grove. The Federal Aviation Administration

is handling the investigation.

 

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Friday, May 29th, 2020

Latest update from Gov. Beshear

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest report on COVID-19 in Kentucky on Thursday, defending his coronavirus-related restrictions so that the state is primed to move ahead with business re-openings.

Beshear reported nine additional virus-related deaths in Kentucky, raising the state’s death count to at least 409 since the pandemic began. The most recent victims ranged in age from 66 to 85. He reported 113 additional virus cases, increasing the statewide total to more than 9,180 cases.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up within weeks. For some, especially older adults and those with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, even death.  Meanwhile, more than 50,000 Kentucky residents applied for unemployment benefits last week.

 

BRDHD DISTRICT COVID-19 UPDATES

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1,523 cases

of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 680 of which have recovered.

The district has 37 deaths reported from COVID-19.

COUNTY

CONFIRMED CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

38

21

1

Butler

219

75

13

Edmonson

60

14

10

Hart

26

9

0

Logan

136

35

3

Metcalfe

6

2

1

Simpson

49

34

3

Warren

989

490

6

Total

1523

680

37

 

Hardin County now has 99 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after three new confirmed cases were announced Thursday afternoon by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.  Of the 99 cases, 86 people have recovered, one is hospitalized, 10 are under in-home isolation and two people have died. There are 197 confirmed cases in the six-county health department region with a combined total of five deaths — two in Hardin County, two in Meade County and one in Nelson County. There are nine cases in LaRue County and 22 cases in Meade County.

 

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Scottsville man arrested for assault

A Scottsville man has been arrested for assault.  Scottsville Police say 31-year-old Robert L. Tomes slashed a man's neck at 404 East Walnut Street Sunday morning.  A witness to the stabbing gave police a description of the man and Tomes was later found in the 300 block of West Main Street. Tomes was taken to the Allen County Detention Center and charged with Assault, Wanton Endangerment, and possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.

His bond is set at 250-thousand dollars cash.

 

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Congressman Guthrie announces Barren River ADD Grant

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $228,294 grant to the Barren River Area Development District. This grant will be used to hire a disaster resiliency coordinator and to fund programming related to disaster recovery.

 

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested for burglary

A 19 year-old Glasgow man is facing burglary charges. Police in Glasgow responded to a possible burglary complaint early Tuesday on West Front Street and located a vehicle in a parking lot along the roadway. The vehicle was found to be stolen from Chicago. Police arrested 19 year-old Alex M. Sikorsky, of Glasgow. Sikorsky is charged with receiving stolen property ($10,000 or more).  He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Latest update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon. The governor discussed his feelings about Sunday's events on the state capitol grounds where an effigy of him was hung. Beshear said at the demonstration, a right-wing militia group called the Three Percenters left the front of the capitol and walked through and across all of the barriers at the governor's mansion,  standing on the front porch chanting.  Gov. Beshear stated that the mob retreated to an area several hundred yards away and hung a dummy with the governor's face on it that included the saying yelled by Lincoln's assassin.  The governor said he would continue to represent the people of Kentucky with all of his heart and soul.

Secretary Eric Friedlander talked about long term care, saying it would continue to be a challenge. He said they have started aggressive testing and have tested over 11,000 staff and residents at the facilities.

Dr. Steven Stack said until a vaccine is found sacrifices would have to be made to protect other people. He said wearing masks was necessary to prevent the spread of the virus. He said the evidence was overwhelmingly clear that a group of people getting together where one or two people may be infected allows the virus to "spread like wildfire."

Gov. Beshear said it still appeared there was a decline of positive COVID-19 cases in the state overall. He reported 387 total cases from the past three days: 141 on Sunday, 122 on Monday, and 117 Tuesday.

 The total positive case reached 8,957. There were three new deaths over the three day period bringing the death toll to 394. The deaths included an 85-year-old woman from Adair County and a 63-year-old man from Allen County. Included in counties with new cases were Warren with 30, Logan with 10, Allen with nine, Ohio with eight, Butler with seven, Simpson with five, Grayson and Muhlenberg with three, Edmonson with two and Barren, Hart, Monroe and Todd with one.  Beshear said there were now tests for everyone who wants one, but people have to show up to get them. 

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1,464 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 603 of which have recovered.  Our district has 27 deaths reported from COVID-19.

 

COUNTY

CONFIRMED CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

36

20

1

Butler

216

66

6

Edmonson

59

13

9

Hart

24

9

0

Logan

126

31

3

Metcalfe

6

1

0

Simpson

47

33

3

Warren

950

430

5

Total

1464

603

27

 

Lincoln Trail District Health Department is reporting three cases of the coronavirus in Hardin County. Since the virus arrived more than two months ago, the county’s total is 95 with 79 listed as recovered on the district’s website. Throughout its six-county region, the health department has a total of 186 confirmed reports with 155 listed as recovered and 24 remaining on home isolation. After Hardin, the breakdown of total cases by county is Nelson, 36; Meade, 21; Marion, 20; LaRue, 8; and Washington, 6. Two deaths attributed to COVID-19 have occurred in Hardin and Meade counties.

 

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Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Area schools Summer Feeding Programs

Feeding programs will continue through summer break for area schools. Superintendent Cornelius Faulkner says Caverna will distribute food on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week in the same manner as the past couple of months. Hart County Superintendent Nathan Smith says the district will distribute food on Monday of each week. Earlier this week, both superintendents encouraged citizens to call their respective board of education office if there is a know student with a need.

 

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Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Caverna Schools "Mr. Caverna" retiring

After nearly 30 years of working for Caverna Independent Schools, former assistant athletic director and school figurehead Ronnie Cobb is retiring at the close of the 2019-20 school year. Known throughout the area and 5th Region as "Mr. Caverna", Ronnie leaves behind a long career of service to generations of students at Caverna High School. During his time at the school, Ronnie did a number of jobs along with his role in the athletic department. He served as an equipment manager for the teams and he also called in substitute teachers to teach when needed. Ronnie is also well-known for annually helping to work the Kentucky state basketball tournament. There, he is often recognized as "Mr. Caverna." For Supt. Faulkner, Ronnie was even more than just a co-worker as the now retired Colonel has been a mentor and a good friend of the superintendent. When asked about what made his time special at the school, Cobb unsurprisingly and quickly gave his answer -- the students. Ronnie was originally only a volunteer for the school system. But after eventually being hired and over a quarter century of service to the school system, Cobb will be remembered as one of the most recognizable, and enduring, faces of Caverna High School.

 

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Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Victim identified in Hart County fire

A 67 year-old Hart County man has died in a garage fire that occurred Tuesday afternoon. According to Hart County Coroner Anthony Roberts, 67 year-old Freddie A. Wells died around 3:30 p.m. in the garage fire, just outside Linwood. KSP are continuing their investigation.

 

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Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Metcalfe man jailed after 911 call

The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office responded to an address on Cody Trent Road regarding a "911" call. A juvenile called 911 and reported that he was home alone, scared and unsure of his father's location. Deputies Jarrod Steele and Mike Burton responded to the address and located the juvenile. Further investigation revealed that the juvenile awoke from a nap and found himself home alone. The juvenile became fearful and called 911. Deputies observed several items of drug paraphernalia throughout the residence. While investigating the complaint, Timothy C. Cote returned to the residence in his vehicle. Cote displayed several indicators that he was under the influence of Methamphetamine. A search of his vehicle turned up a small amount of Methamphetamine. The Kentucky Division of Protection and Permanency was notified and the juvenile was removed from the residence. Cote was placed under arrest and transported and lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Investigation in infant drowning in Allen County

Kentucky State Police is investigating an infant drowning in Allen County. Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green received a call at 1:37 p.m. Thursday in regards to a drowning incident that occurred in Allen County.

The initial investigation shows that at around 1:37 .pm., Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green received a call for service from Allen County Social Services in regards to a drowning death of an 8-month-old infant.

KSP personnel responded to the Medical Center in Scottsville where the infant was pronounced deceased by the Allen County Coroner's office.  An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning at the Medical Examiners Office in Louisville.

 

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Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Latest on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Governor Andy Beshear reported Thursday that Kentucky has seen a plateau of cases, but an elevated number of deaths due to COVID-19. Beshear reported 135 new cases which brought the statewide total to 8,286. He said there were 10 new deaths bringing the death toll to 386. Those deaths include: two 56-year-old females from Warren, a 73-year-old female from Adair, a 72-year-old male from Simpson, a 93-year-old female from Jackson, a 69-year-old male from Jefferson, a 62-year-old male from Fayette, an 81-year-old male from Oldham, an 86-year-old female from Oldham, and a 78-year-old male from Jefferson.

Among the counties with new cases of the virus are 15 from Warren, nine from Grayson, seven from Logan, two from Hardin and Ohio, one from Adair, Allen, Butler, Edmonson, Metcalfe, Monroe, and Taylor Counties.

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1,356 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 478 of which have recovered. The Health Department also confirmed Thursday, the first death in Barren County from COVID-19. Below is a breakdown of the Barren River District:

 

COUNTY

CONFIRMED CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

34

15

1

Butler

209

56

6

Edmonson

54

12

9

Hart

20

5

0

Logan

112

22

3

Metcalfe

5

2

0

Simpson

43

26

3

Warren

879

340

5

Total

1356

478

27

 

Two new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed for Hardin County by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Hardin County now has 87 total cases, and five new cases over the last two days.

 

As far as new announcements for openings in June, Horse shows and in-home childcare providers can open on June 8. Larger providers can open June 15th with temperature and wellness checks upon entry, along with other guidelines. June 29 is the expected date for groups of 50 or less and bars to open. Community Based Services (DCBS) and the Kentucky Department of Education are partnering to provide food assistance to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. Beginning May 23rd, Kentucky families with students who normally receive free or reduced-price meals at school may get financial assistance to replace those meals as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Families who already receive assistance can receive P-EBT in addition to other benefits their household may get.  Apply or get information June 2nd through June 30th at benefind.ky.gov.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Man dies in Edmonson County crash

The Edmonson County Dispatch Center received a call regarding a vehicle that had exited the roadway and overturned at the intersection of KY 259N and J. Carroll Road. Upon arrival, emergency workers found Mr. James W. Stinnett, 58, of Leitchfield, in his 2004 Chevrolet Pickup truck. Mr. Stinnett was deceased. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, along with the Edmonson County Coroner, is leading the investigation. No other vehicles or persons were involved.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education will meet Thursday, May 21st, at 5:00 p.m. for discussion of agenda items but no action taken and will be followed with a meeting at 6:00 p.m. the same evening.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Bartley Weaver IV special guest on Studio 101

A Cave City native will be competing on NBC's The Titan games. Bartley will be a special guest on Studio 101 Thursday morning at 7:45 a.m. He will be talking about his appearance on this Monday's episode of the Titan games on NBC.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Graduation plans for Caverna

In an interview with Studio 101, Chris Crain, Principal at the Caverna School talked about graduation and other scheduled activities. For graduation - a traditional graduation with individual appointment times will be held on June 5th, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and June 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The graduation will be recorded and put together for each senior and they will receive the dvd in their senior gift package. A facebook live video can also be watched by anyone on the Caverna High School facebook page. The Senior parade will take place Saturday, May 30th, at 3:00 p.m. at Horse Cave Volunteer Fire Department and then in Cave City at 3:30 p.m. Principal Crain said they were privileged to support the Seniors and everyone is invited to come out and support the Seniors. Also follow the rules of social distancing with 6 feet between each other. No decisions have been made on the schedule for the fall classes in both school systems.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

I-65 accident leads to drug arrests

Deputy Steven Shields responded to an injury accident on I-65 at the 67 mile marker, northbound. Deputy Shields, who was assisted by a Conservation Officer from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, discovered a pipe typically used to smoke narcotics inside the vehicle. Further investigation within the vehicle and through interviews of the suspects revealed evidence of narcotic trafficking, narcotic possession and drug paraphernalia. Arrest was 50 year-old Michael J. Biegaj and 30 year-old Lea M. Williams, of Ohio. Both were charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (<4 grams Cocaine), Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (drug unspecified), Illegal possession of a Legend Drug, Drug Paraphernalia - Buy/Possess. Beigaj and Williams were transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail after being medically cleared at the Medical Center at Caverna. Assisting with the investigation was the Ky Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, the Horse Cave Police Department and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Glasgow woman charged with rape

A Glasgow woman was arrested last week after being accused of being sexually involved with a minor. The Glasgow Police Department received a complaint on Thursday from the Department of Social Services. GPD investigated the complaint and determined that Brittany Paxson had been sexually involved with a juvenile. Paxson was arrested and charged with Rape, 3rd degree.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Hart County makes graduation plans

Graduation plans for Hart County have been announced by the Superintendent below:

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Everyone entering the school building will be required to wear a mask.  We will provide each graduate with a designer HCHS mask.  We will have masks available for guests if you cannot provide your own.  Social Distancing must be practiced between staff and families.  We recommend family members with health conditions or over the age of 60 not attend the ceremony.

 

Each graduate will be scheduled a time to have their name called and walk across the stage (see schedule in this letter).  You and your family may enter the school parking lot NO earlier than 15 minutes before your graduation time.  Only one entrance will be open to enter the school parking lot.  This designated entrance will be the entrance off Lonoke Road.  I must control the number of cars in the parking lot in order for our plan to be approved.   Each graduate will be allowed 6 family members/guests to attend (graduate + 6 for a total of 7).  We must limit your family/guests to no more than 2 vehicles arriving to the parking lot.  We ask that the vehicles arrive together and each vehicle must have a sign made with the graduate’s name in plain view (on the dash or in the windows) so staff working the parking lot entrance can identify your family.  I encourage you to be creative with your signs.   Arrive at the school dressed in your graduation attire. 

 

When you arrive in the parking lot, wait for a staff member to direct your family to leave your vehicles.  We will stage in three areas before your family will enter the auditorium.  The first staging area will be outside the bus entrance to the school.  The second area will be in the bus/auditorium lobby.  We will have a station set up for pictures in the lobby if you would like to take pictures of your graduate.  Please do not touch any surfaces while in the school.  The third station will be in the science hall outside the auditorium.  Staff members will direct your family to move from station to station. 

 

When your family enters the auditorium, we will have an area designated for them to stand and observe the ceremony.  The graduate will enter the stage doors and wait for their name to be called.  When their name is called, they will walk across the stage and meet me at a table with a diploma cover displayed.  We will pose for a quick picture by a professional photographer, and I will pronounce the student a graduate of Hart County High School.  The graduate will continue walking backstage and receive their graduation packet.  The graduate and family will then exit the auditorium through the side entrance and return to the parking lot.  I must ask you to go directly to your cars and leave the school grounds.  The approval of our plan depends on people leaving promptly and not congregating. 

 

I am estimating that your family will not be in the school building for more than 15 minutes.  I estimate that the time in the auditorium will be less than five minutes.  We will do our best to stay on schedule.  If you miss your graduation time, we will reschedule you to the end on Saturday.  Promptness will be very important for everyone to have the best graduation experience we can provide.

 

Thank you in advance for adhering to these guidelines.  I am disappointed we must graduate in this fashion, but I am grateful we get to have some form of graduation and I get to see you in person at least one more time.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Chamber providing masks to businesses

With more businesses opening up in the county this week, Hart County Fiscal Court wants to ensure that owners have access to masks for their employees. Therefore, the county has ordered masks and is making them available free-of-charge to any business in Hart County needing some. The Chamber is helping to distribute the masks. To request some, simply call the Chamber office at 270.524.2892 or 270.218.2009.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Governor Beshear Releases Additional Guidelines and Reopening Dates

Click on the sectors listed in blue to see reopening guidelines.

May 20, 2020:

·       Funeral and Memorial Services, Retail

May 22, 2020:

·       Restaurants": 33% Capacity + Outdoor Seating, Groups of 10 people or fewer

May 25, 2020:

·       Barbershops/Cosmetology/Hair Salons, Massage Therapy, Nail Salons, Tanning Salons, Tattoo Parlors

June 1, 2020:

·       Auto/Dirt Track Racing, Aquatic Centers, Bowling Alleys, Fishing Tournaments, Fitness Centers, KY State Park Lodges, Movie Theaters, Salato Wildlife Education Center

June 11, 2020:

·       Kentucky Horse Park, KY State Park Campgrounds, Otter Creek

June 15, 2020:

·       Some Childcare, Youth Sports (low touch and outdoors)

July:

·       Bars, Groups of 50 people or fewer

 

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Nominations for Teacher of the Year

There's still time to submit nominations for Teacher of the Year. This year more than ever, local educators need to be recognized and honored for their hard work and dedication. Take a moment today to nominate someone for the Chamber's Teacher of the Year Award.  Deadline has been extended to Friday, May 22nd.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 1,260 cases of COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1,260 cases of COVID-19, 464 of which have recovered. The district has 23 deaths reported from COVID-19.

Barren has 29 cases and 15 recovered. Butler has 208 cases, 57 recovered, and 6 deaths. Edmonson has 48 cases, 12 recovered, and 9 deaths. Hart has 20 cases and 5 recovered. Logan has 98 cases, 19 recovered, and 3 deaths. Metcalfe has 3 cases and 1 recovered. Simpson has 36 cases, 25 recovered, and 2 deaths. Warren has 818 cases, 330 recovered, and 3 deaths.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Latest on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear delivered the latest update Tuesday on the coronavirus outbreak.  Beshear featured a Tweet from Lost River Cave as part of his positive social media presentation.  Beshear said there were 164 new COVID-19 cases for a new total of 8,069. Among the new cases he reported were 22 in Warren County, two in Allen, Grayson, Logan and Ohio counties, and one in Edmonson, Muhlenberg and Simpson counties. He said there were 20 deaths which brings the death toll to 366. Among the deaths were one in Allen County, one in Warren County, two in Logan County, three in Edmonson County and three in Adair County.

Beshear announced new Walmart testing locations including Bowling Green at 1201 Morgantown Road starting May 22.  The governor announced more openings as part of the "Healthy at Work" initiative. Museums, outdoor attractions, aquariums, libraries and distilleries will be able to reopen June 8. 

Speaking about the high number of cases in Warren County, Beshear said there were a number of factors coming together.  "If we're not following all the guidelines, if our businesses aren't taking all the steps they need to, a county can have a lot of cases very quickly," said Beshear. He said even though there was a connection to an area meat processing plant it, doesn't explain all of the cases.  Beshear said there would be significant testing in Warren County as well as contact tracing. He also stressed the need to wear masks to prevent the spread of the virus.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Three options for opening schools

Kentucky superintendents were given three options for starting the 2020-2021 school year.

Option number one is an early start. Superintendents were told to prepare to bring students back, if safe, in July, allowing for an extended break should COVID19 cases increase.

 

Option number two is to start on-time. Districts would change little to their calendars and plan to start when anticipated before the coronavirus pandemic started.

 

Option number three is to start after Labor Day. This would give state and local education officials to have more plans and procedures in place to limit the spread, or give it more time to get under control.

 

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Hart County man dies in fire

A 67 year old Hart County man has died in a garage fire that occurred Tuesday afternoon.  According to Hart County Coroner Anthony Roberts, the male victim died around 3:30 PM, in the garage fire just outside Linwood on the Bennett Road in Hart County, 1/4 mile from the Green County line. The name of the victim is being withheld at this time. The body has been sent to Louisville for an autopsy. The KY State Police are continuing the investigation.

 

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Monday, May 18th, 2020

Madison Faulkner named Player of the Year

Congratulations to Campbellsville University's Madison Faulkner!  Madison has been named Division I's Women's Basketball National Player of the Year for 2020.

Her accomplishments include:

 

Back to back NCCAA Player of the Year 2019-2020

WBCA All American

1st Team NCCAA All American 2020

1st Team NAIA All American 2020

1st Team Mid South All Conference 2020.

 

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Monday, May 18th, 2020

Area Superintendents guests on morning show

Hart County School's Superintendent Nathan Smith and Caverna's Superintendent Cornelius Faulkner will be special guests on Studio 101 - WLOC morning show Tuesday, May 19th, at 7:20 a.m. They will be discussing graduation and the next school year among other topics.

 

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Monday, May 18th, 2020

Grant awarded to Hart County Industrial Authority

U. S. Representative Brett Guthrie announced Friday that the Appalachian Regional Commission is awarding a $500,000 grant to the Hart County Industrial Authority. The grant will be used to expand the Progress Park Industrial Park's pre-treatment facility, increasing the area's water capacity and allowing more businesses to develop in the industrial park. According to Guthrie, the grant will help create 72 new jobs and allow for the development of 40 unoccupied acres in the industrial park.

 

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Monday, May 18th, 2020

Traffic stop leads to drug bust

Kentucky State Police troopers found more than 100 pounds of drugs in a vehicle Friday during a traffic stop of two California residents. 24 year-old Lakotawind Jimenez and 25 year-old Glenazia Mobley were stopped on I-65 northbound at the 92-mile marker after Trooper Ethan Whitlock observed them with no tail lamps. Jimenez, the driver, was issued a written courtesy notice and then granted consent to search the vehicle. Whitlock uncovered four suitcases each containing four vacuum sealed packages of marijuana. The total amount of marijuana found in the vehicle weighed about 128 pounds. He also uncovered rolling papers within Jimenez's purse and approximately $1,807 in numerous denominations. Jimenez and Mobley were interviewed at KSP Post 4 and admitted to having knowledge of transporting marijuana from a Los Angeles airport to Nashville airport to make two deliveries. Jimenez said one delivery was for the northern Kentucky area with another in Cincinnati at a hotel. Jimenez and Mobley are currently being held at the Hardin County Detention Center and will appear Friday in Hardin District Court. Both are being held in lieu of $10,000 cash bonds.

 

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Monday, May 18th, 2020

BRDHD confirms more cases

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1,116 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 395 of which have recovered. The district has 21 deaths reported from COVID-19, including: 6 in Butler, 9 in Edmonson County, 2 in Logan County, 2 in Simpson County and 2 in Warren County.

 

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Monday, May 18th, 2020

Local Principal gives graduation info

In an interview with Studio 101, Chris Crain, Principal at the Caverna School talked about graduation and other scheduled activities.

For Graduation - A traditional graduation with individual appointment times will be held on June 5th, from 1 to 5 p.m. and June 6th from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The graduation will be recorded and put together for each senior and they will receive the dvd in their senior gift package. A facebook live video can also be watched by anyone on the Caverna High School facebook page.

The Senior parade will take place Saturday, May 30th, at 3:00 p.m. at Horse Cave Volunteer Fire Department and then in Cave City at 3:30 p.m. Principal Crain said they were privileged to support the Seniors and everyone is invited to come out and support the Seniors. Also follow the rules of social distancing with 6 feet between everyone.

 

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Friday, May 15th, 2020

Investigation into E-town shooting deaths

Details have been released concerning Wednesday afternoon's shooting in Elizabethtown that left two Hopkinsville men dead and a woman seriously injured. Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham

said the community should not be fearful and the shooting was an “isolated” incident. The shooting occurred at an apartment in the 600 block of Stewart Court where a vehicle driven by the female stopped in the driveway of a home in the 100 block of Patterson Street, with the two men — 32 year-old Shawn Fox, 37 year-old Michael Buckner Thomas, inside the vehicle.  A neighbor told police he heard a loud car horn which eventually faded. Police located the vehicle. The two men were pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office. The woman was taken to University Hospital in Louisville and remains in critical condition from her injuries. Police say she is not from Hardin County and haven’t said why the three were in Elizabethtown or on Stewart Court.  The homicides of Fox and Thomas mark the second fatal shooting in two weeks in Hardin County.

 

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Friday, May 15th, 2020

Gov. updates gatherings and travel ban

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday afternoon.  Beshear said Kentuckians should understand that when they return to work, it's about work and not congregating in common areas. He urged employers to look at closing those areas to prevent the spread of the virus. The governor once again asked citizens to fill out the census, stating the importance it plays in obtaining funds for the future of Kentucky.

The date for gathering in groups of 10 or less has been moved up to May 22nd for Memorial Day.  He said the gatherings should be held outside whenever possible and to remain 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household, wear a masks if you're closer than 6 feet. The governor stated it was also important to socially distance children as well and those who are at a higher risk, should not attend gatherings.  Beshear said May 22nd would be the day that the travel ban would expire. He urged caution to avoid a spike in COVID-19 cases, saying if there was one, Kentucky would have to restart the steps again. The governor announced 199 news COVID-19 cases for a new official total of 7,225. That number is out of 121,246 tests. There were 2 new deaths from Grayson County bringing the death toll to 328. Beshear said guidance for daycares would be difficult but hoped to have something in the next few weeks.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1071 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 375 of which have recovered with 20 deaths reported.  Barren has 27 cases and 11 recovered. Butler has 191 cases, 50 recovered, and 6 deaths. Edmonson has 46 cases, 11 recovered, and 8 deaths. Hart has 19 cases and 4 recovered. Logan has 75 cases,14 recovered, and 2 deaths. Metcalfe has 3 cases. Simpson has 33 cases, 24 recovered, and 2 deaths. Warren has 677 cases, 261 recovered, and 2 deaths.

 

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department has confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Hardin County. Of the 67 confirmed in Hardin County, 52 people have recovered and 10 are under home isolation. Three people are hospitalized and two have died. In all, there have been 145 confirmed cases in the district’s six-county region.

 

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Two tests positive at T. Marzetti

T. Marzetti reports two Horse Cave employees testing positive for COVID-19. They say they promptly activated their protocol for a COVID-19 diagnosis by placing the diagnosed employees and those in close contact into 14 day paid quarantine leave. They also performed extensive cleaning and sanitation of the all areas in question. A cross-functional task force is closely monitoring daily developments and information released by local and state authorities, FDA and food safety organizations around the world.

A range of safety modifications and guidelines have been put into place including:

 

1. Supervisors inquiring about their employee's health prior to them entering the building

2. Conducting employee temperature checks prior to each shift at all our production locations.

3. Conducting extensive cleaning and sanitation of workstations and common areas before, during, and after each shift

4. Employing social distancing guidelines and modifications

5. Staggering between shift changes and breaks so that employees don’t overlap

6. Requiring face coverings and

7. Relaxing attendance requirements and enhancing paid leave policy.

 

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Four new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hardin County

Four new confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported in Hardin County bringing the total to 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after four new cases were announced Tuesday afternoon by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.  Of the 63 cases, three people are hospitalized and 10 are under home isolation. Forty-eight people have recovered and two people have died from complications from the virus in Hardin County. In all, there have been 139 confirmed cases in the district’s six-county region.

 

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Tuesday's COVID-19 expresses concern over children

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on COVID-19 in Kentucky, stating they are working to get children back into school in the fall. He said if things were done too fast and they had to pause then it wouldn't happen.

For the second day in a row, the governor asked parents to send children from the room due to a report of a second minor suffering from a COVID-19 related illness. Dr. Steven Stack said the 10-year-old was showing signs of recovering, and the second patient was 16-years-old and admitted out of "an abundance of caution."

Beshear reported 191 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 6,853. He announced 10 new deaths for a new death toll of 321. Beshear said there were 110,609 people tested in the state. A total of 2,546 people had recovered.

The governor reported 71 new cases in Warren County and several of those were children with the virus including a 2-year-old, 4-year-old, 5-year-old, two 7-year-olds and two 8-year-olds.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 978 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 285 of which have recovered. The district has 20 deaths reported from COVID-19.

COUNTY

CONFIRMED CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

26

8

0

Butler

189

39

6

Edmonson

45

10

8

Hart

16

4

0

Logan

72

9

2

Metcalfe

3

0

0

Simpson

31

20

2

Warren

596

195

2

Total

978

285

20

 

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Hiseville Elementary selected for fitness donation

Hiseville Elementary has been selected as one of three Kentucky schools receiving a donation for a new fitness center. The National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Council selected three Kentucky elementary or middle schools to donate a $100,000 fitness center to, as part of their 'Don't Quit' campaign to fight childhood obesity. In order to apply for the grant, the school put together a video explaining how they address physical fitness at the school, and their need for a facility.

 

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Monday, May 11th, 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 at Munfordville Baptist Church in the parking lot to those who qualify on Friday, May 15th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 4:00 p.m.

To qualify for the Senior CSFP Program you must:

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

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

3    Show proof that you live in Hart County.

4    Provide income information for all members of your household.

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

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

2    Provide ID.

There will be a drive through pickup and someone will be in the parking lot to assist you in getting in line. Listen to Studio 101/WLOC for last minute changes in food bank distribution.

Volunteer workers will need to arrive at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, May 11th, 2020

Drugs found after vehicle chase

A vehicle driving at excessive speed along Interstate 65 Thursday, was discovered to have a substantial amount of drugs inside. Kentucky State Police say a 2020 Ford Mustang was observed driving over 125 mph near mile marker 55 of Interstate 65. That vehicle began to flee when the police attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Police pursued the car for two miles before the operator exited the interstate at exit 58. The driver later lost control of the car and ran off the roadway near the intersection of Interstate 65 and Kentucky 218. Two people in the car began to flee on foot. They were identified as 26 year-old Robert Ford, of Atlanta, and 27 year-old Cortez Woodruff, of Fairburn, GA. Kristin Summerour, of Fairburn, GA, was also in the car. Troopers located approximately 18 lbs of suspected MDMA, commonly referred to as ecstasy or molly, inside the car. The drugs have an estimated street value of over $1.2 million, police say. Ford was charged with speeding 26 mph or more, first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving, first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer), first degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle) and first degree fleeing or evading police (on foot). Woodruff was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), menacing and resisting arrest. Summerour was also charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. All three suspects were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, May 11th, 2020

Girl dies in Barren County crash

A 10 year-old female is dead after an accident in Barren County. Kentucky State Police Post 3 received a call from the Barren County Sheriff's Office requesting assistance with a single-vehicle crash near the 2500 block of Coral Hill Road in Barren County. Troopers arrived on scene at about 8:00 p.m. Saturday night. The preliminary investigation revealed that 32 year-old Christopher M. McCoy, of Glasgow, was driving east on Coral Hill Road in a 2001 Chevy Silverado. McCoy was unable to negotiate a curve and his vehicle briefly exited the right shoulder of the roadway. McCoy over-corrected upon reentering the roadway, causing his vehicle to cross both lanes of travel and exit off the left shoulder of the road. McCoy's vehicle struck multiple trees before coming to rest. McCoy was transported to T. J. Samson Community Hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the collision. A 10-year-old female passenger, Addison Grace McCoy, of Glasgow, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Barren County Coroner. The passenger was restrained at the time of the collision. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, May 11th, 2020

Funeral homes scheduled to re-open

Funeral homes are now added to the list of businesses that can re-open later this month. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear made the announcement Friday as businesses are preparing to safely re-open. "We were able to add funerals on the same date as houses of worship," said Beshear. On May 20th - funeral and memorial services can resume in the state. Each one will have to meet the set requirements by the state, as the Commonwealth's economy slowly begins to re-open.

 

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Friday, May 8th, 2020

KYTC awarded $22.9 million for relief of public transit agencies

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has been awarded nearly $22.9 million for relief of public transit agencies that have been hit hard by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. The funding, part of the CARES Act, is from the Federal Transit Administration. KYTC will distribute it in grants to 17 public transit agencies across Kentucky.

 

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Friday, May 8th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 764 cases of COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 764 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 210 of which have recovered. Our district has 18 deaths reported from COVID-19. Please see the breakdown of numbers by county below.

COUNTY

CONFIRMED CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

21

6

0

Butler

126

33

6

Edmonson

42

9

6

Hart

11

2

0

Logan

40

9

2

Metcalfe

2

0

0

Simpson

30

20

2

Warren

492

131

2

 

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Friday, May 8th, 2020

Lastest info on COVID-19 in Ky

In Thursday's COVID-19 in Kentucky update, Gov. Andy Beshear announced there were 7,500 additional unemployment claims from March that would be cleared up by the end of Thursday night. The governor highlighted a Tweet from Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College President/CEO Dr. Phillip W. Neal about their partnership with Warren County Government and the City of Bowling Green to host drive-through testing on SKYCTC's main campus. Beshear reported 208 new positive COVID-19 cases for a new total of 6,129. He reported 11 new deaths with eight of them coming from long term care facilities. The deaths included a 94-year-old man from Butler, a 97-year-old woman from Edmonson, an 89-year-old man form Edmonson, an 80-year-old woman from Edmonson, an 86-year-old man from Edmonson, a 92-year-old-man from Edmonson, a 62-year-old man from Butler and a 73-year-old man from Warren. The death toll is now 294.

A second person has died this week in Hardin County from COVID-19. Gov. Andy Beshear identified the person as a 66-year-old male during his daily news briefing Thursday. Hardin County has five additional cases since Wednesday and now has 58 confirmed cases. The first person to die from COVID-19 in Hardin County was a 66-year-old female Monday.

The governor discussed Phase 2 openings starting with restaurants on May 22nd. The businesses will be able to operate at 33% capacity and outdoor seating. June 1st will include movie theaters and fitness centers. June 11th will include campgrounds and June 15th includes child care at reduced capacity and youth sports (low touch and outdoors).

Beshear said Phase 3 would include bars and groups of 50 people. All phases of reopening are based on coronavirus numbers. Any peak would be a cause for concern. The governor announced $10.3 million dollars in funding to expand testing and test related services at 25 health centers in locations including Brownsville and Bowling Green.

 

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Friday, May 8th, 2020

Parade for resident at Signature HealthCare

Residents at Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab were given an outdoor retreat with a parade Thursday. One of the residents, Keith Coomer, was greeted for his birthday by his son, who hasn't seen his father in person since care facilities restricted visitation in March. Thursday is the first time that residents were allowed outside to enjoy the sun and fresh air in nearly 2 months. To celebrate, residents and staff were joined by the

community of Hart county and saw loved ones from a distance.

 

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Friday, May 8th, 2020

Settlement in inmate sexual abuse case

The settlement awarded to the women involves a federal civil rights suit alleging sexual abuse against former deputy jailer Jerome Perry and others. 44 year-old Perry, of Vine Grove, accepted a 10-year plea deal last October to five felony charges:  four counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree rape. The women were inmates from Feb. 1st and Aug. 20th, 2018, according to the lawsuit. The federal lawsuit was filed in Louisville in February 2019 against Perry, former jailer Johnny Cottrill and the LaRue County Detention Center. The county is insured through the Kentucky Association of Counties. Perry has been in the Hardin County Detention Center since Sept. 4th, 2018 and scheduled to be released Sept. 4th, 2020.

 

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting

A special called meeting of the Horse Cave City Council will be held Monday, May 11th, at 6:00 p.m. via zoom. New business will include the second reading of an ordinance restoring duplexes in Zone R1 as a conditional use.

 

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020The regular scheduled meeting of the Cave City City Council for Monday, May 11th, has been cancelled. The meeting was cancelled due to in person restrictions from the governor due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. GREG NICHOLS, PASTOR OF HISEVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. THE HEADS OF EACH DEPARTMENT GAVE THEIR REPORT IN WRITING BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC.
AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED THE FOLLOWING: BUDGET TRANSFER #13, CORRECTED CONTRACT WITH COUNTY ROAD AID COOPERATIVE PROGRAM AGREEMENT, RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE ROAD AID PROGRAM CONTRACT, HART COUNTY EXTENSION MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT FOR 20/21 BUDGET, RESOLUTION FOR CONSTRUCTION REBATE PROGRAM, RESOLUTION FOR RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM, AOC REIMBURSEMENT FORM, SHERIFF 2018 FEE ACCOUNT AUDIT, 1st READING RENAMING ROCK CEMETERY RD TO PAUL JONES RD., HART COUNTY INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY KIA LOAN, AND RESIGNATION OF GARY PUCKETT FROM PLANNING BOARD. THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, JUNE 4th, at 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Man and woman arrested after shots fired

Warren County Sheriff deputies responded to a complaint of shots fired Monday on the 1800 block of Plano Road. A witness reported that a female had been shooting at a car in the church parking lot. The vehicle came back

and picked up the female, and was stopped by deputies shortly after on Scottsville Road. 23 year-old Ashley Miller, of Bowling Green, told police they had been in an argument at the Baymont Inn and Bradley Jones had hit her. After an investigation by police, Miller was arrested and charged with Wanton Endangerment, disorderly conduct, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

23-year-old Bradley Jones, also of Bowling Green, was transported to a local hospital before being taken to the Warren County Regional Jail.  Jones was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and assault 4th degree (domestic). He was also served on 10 unrelated warrants.

 

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Stolen property recovered in Hart County

The Hart County Sheriff's Office received a complaint April 24th in regards to a trailer theft on Defries Road. After multiple tips and interagency cooperation between several Law Enforcement agencies, the trailer was recovered on Monday, May 4th, in Campbellsville. Deputy Charlie Eubank is leading the investigation and was assisted by the Campbellsville Police Department and Clinton County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Eubank has two suspects and arrests are expected soon.

 

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020

New case in Hardin and Larue Counties

Hardin and LaRue counties have added one new confirmed case each of COVID-19 since Tuesday, according to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.  Hardin County now has 53 confirmed cases and LaRue County six.  According to the health department, 35 of the 53 people in Hardin County diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered from their symptoms. Five of the six people diagnosed in LaRue County have recovered.

 

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Arraignment scheduled in animal cruelty case

Arraignment has been scheduled for a Wayne County woman who's charged with 44 counts of animal cruelty. Authorities found malnourished and dead horses on a farm in Monticello. 53 year-old Jacqueline Helton also faces charges of concealing diseased animals and improperly disposing of dead animals. A warrant states that a complaint about the animals' welfare was filed April 30th by the property owner, who was leasing the Wayne County Farm to Helton.  An arraignment is scheduled for July 6th.

 

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 724 cases of COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 724 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 184 of which have recovered. The district has 15 deaths reported from COVID-19. Warren County has jumped 444 cases in a month, and 151 since last week. However, based on their data, medical officials say the county has plateaued along with the state. However, the Warren County Coronavirus Workgroup is urging people to continue to follow state and CDC guidelines so there isn't a 're-peak' of any sort. Citizens are urged to wear masks, which will be required beginning May 11th.

 

COUNTY

CONFIRMED CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

21

6

0

Butler

122

29

6

Edmonson

40

8

4

Hart

10

2

0

Logan

30

9

1

Metcalfe

1

0

0

Simpson

30

19

2

Warren

470

111

2

 

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon, reported 159 new cases of the coronavirus with 5,934 total confirmed cases. Other statistics include:

1,616 people ever hospitalized - 351 currently hospitalized

693 ever in the ICU - 190 currently in ICU

2,125 people have recovered and 78,603 people have been tested.

Local county cases:

Jefferson Co. - 47

Warren Co. - 23

Muhlenberg Co. - 7

Hardin Co - 3

Allen Co. - 3

Butler - Co.- 3

Grayson Co. - 3

Adair Co. - 1

Daviess Co. - 6

Hopkins Co. - 7

The governor also issued a new travel ban. The new executive order continues to ban anyone with a positive or presumptively positive case of COVID-19 from entering Kentucky, except as ordered for medical treatment.

It also keeps in place requirements of social distancing on public transportation. Those traveling from out of state into Kentucky and staying are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.  When asked about church groups reopening services, the governor said we need to take time and hold virtual services and/or drive-thru services to protect congregations and that churches should not reopen before it is safe to do so. 

 

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Monday, May 4th, 2020

Caverna SBDM Council meeting

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions of social distancing, the Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, May 11th, at 3:30 p.m., will be conducted via Zoom. For anyone interested in joining the meeting on this date, you may contact the high school office for information on how to do so.

 

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Monday, May 4th, 2020

Hardin County reporting two cases of COVID-19

In its Sunday afternoon update, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department listed two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hardin County. Since the outbreak began in mid-March, the health department has recorded 113 cases in its six-county service area. No other county in the 6 counties reported new cases Sunday.

 

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Monday, May 4th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 553 COVID-19 cases

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 553 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 118 of which have recovered. The district has eight deaths reported from COVID-19. Five deaths have been reported in Butler, one in Warren County and two in Simpson County.

 

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Monday, May 4th, 2020

80 new COVID-19 cases in Ky

Governor Beshear gave his COVID-19 briefing Sunday in Frankfort. He announced 80 new cases Sunday with no deaths reported. He did say he knows of at least one case that will be reported Monday. There was no COVID-19 update in Frankfort Saturday for the first time since the first COVID-19 case in the state. Beshear gave an update for Saturday's numbers as well. 173 new cases reported Saturday with 5 new deaths bringing the total to 253. 795 residents and 320 staff members of long-term care facilities have tested positive for the virus. 132 people in those facilities have died, 130 of those residents, 2 of those were care workers.

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Monday, May 4th, 2020

LIHEAP Spring enrollment period

In response to the COVID-19 emergency, Community Action Agencies across Kentucky are now taking applications for an added spring open enrollment period for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2020, or until designated funds are depleted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The program, which is designed to help low-income households offset home energy costs, has increased income eligibility requirements to 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

All applicants will be required to supply documentation at time of application:

• Proof of Social Security Number or Permanent Residence card (Green Card) for each member of the household.

• Proof of all household’s (all members) income from the preceding month.

• Most current heating bill, statement from your landlord if heating expenses are included in your rent, statement from utility company if you participate in a Pre-Pay Electric Program.

• The account number and name on the account for main heating fuel sources and electric bill.

Contact your local Community Action Office for more information.

 

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Friday, May 1st, 2020

Three arrested in Edmonson County

Three people were arrested Wednesday in Edmonson County on multiple charges after a drug complaint. An Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputy, along with an officer from the Barren River Drug Task Force, went to the 3300-block of Wingfield Church Road in reference to the complaint. When they arrived, the officers made contact with 44 year-old Roger Conger, 30 year-old Brandon Hagan and 23 year-old Faith Lindsey. A probable cause search warrant was requested and granted for the residence. Law enforcement said they found multiple bags of suspected methamphetamine along with a host of drug paraphernalia commonly used for the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Wingfield Volunteer Fire Department was also called to the scene to assist in dismantling numerous active meth labs. Conger, Hagan and Lindsey were all arrested on scene and charged with: Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st offense (enhancement), trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense. All three were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, May 1st, 2020

Glasgow man arrested for wanton endangerment

A Glasgow man was arrested Wednesday after police say he pulled a gun during an altercation at a restaurant. The Glasgow Police Department was called to the parking lot of Taco John's in reference to a fight complaint. Officials said a vehicle had pulled into the parking lot of Taco John's and that two men inside the vehicle got into a physical altercation. GPD said one of the men, identified as Charles L. Busey, Jr., pulled a gun and pointed it at another man. Charles L. Busey, Jr. was arrested and charged with Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree.

 

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Friday, May 1st, 2020

Two-vehicle injury crash in Metcalfe County

The Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office was called to a two-vehicle injury crash Wednesday afternoon on US 68 near Edmonton.  Deputies say 20-year-old James Armstrong was driving eastbound in a Jeep Cherokee. 19-year-old Aleigha Lucas and an infant boy were passengers in the Jeep. 19-year-old Richard Armstrong was driving a Honda CRV westbound on US 68, when along a straight section of the road, both crossed the center divider line crashing in the center of the road. Both drivers and Aleigha Lucas, were extracted via mechanical means and taken to T. J. Samson Hospital and later transferred to Tristar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. The remaining passengers, 29-year-old Michelle Erwin and a female juvenile were taken to T. J. Samson Hospital where they were treated and released. An investigation is underway.

 

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Friday, May 1st, 2020

Governor releases timeline for openings

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has released a timeline for when the state will begin to reopen more of its business sectors. He has already released a four-phase plan for reopening health care, which launched Monday, April 27th.

And each business that wants to reopen needs to submit a proposal to be evaluated based on criteria from the White House and the Kentucky Department for Public Health to align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Here are the next re-openings scheduled for Kentucky:

·        May 6 - Outpatient surgeries and invasive procedures can resume.

·        May 11 - Manufacturing, construction, vehicle and vessel dealerships, professional services (at 50 percent of pre-outbreak capacity), horse racing (without spectators), pet grooming and boarding.

·        May 13 - Hospitals and care facilities are allowed to do non-emergency surgeries and procedures at 50 percent of their "pre-COVID-19-era patient volume."

·        May 20 - Retail, houses of worship

·        May 25 - Social gatherings of no more than 10 people, barbers, salons, cosmetology businesses and similar services

·        May 27 - The governor says at this point, for health care, "most of the restrictions on types of procedures and volume will be left to the facilities to determine. However, oversight and guidelines meant to ensure that capacity remains in the system will continue."

All of these dates will be contingent on continued social distancing, sanitization and cleaning. If there are any outbreaks or spikes in COVID-19 infections, these openings will need to be walked back.

He also listed businesses that will not yet reopen: Restaurants, Gyms, Movie theaters, Campgrounds, Youth sports, Summer camps, and Public pools.

 

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Friday, May 1st, 2020

COVID-19 update in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday afternoon, stating there were 174 new cases, which brings the state's total to 4,708. Five new deaths were confirmed; including two from Grayson County, which brings the death toll from COVID-19 to 240.  Beshear said there were 400 spots left for testing at the Bowling Green location. The governor also mentioned wanting to safely phase in daycare in Phase Two of openings.  Beshear discussed a potential state budget shortfall of 319 - 496 million dollars. He said they are pushing the federal government for funds to help rebuild Kentucky's economy. So far, 56,511 people have been tested, 1,375 people ever hospitalized, 330 currently, 648 ever in the ICU and 178 currently and 1,675 people who have recovered.

Four new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hardin County have been identified since 4 p.m. Wednesday by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.  Hardin County now has had 43 total confirmed cases, including seven over the last two days.  Meade County has 12 confirmed cases and LaRue County five.

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 529 cases of COVID-19, 118 of which have recovered. The district has eight deaths reported. Barren has 16 cases with five recovered. Butler has 102 cases with 23 recovered and five deaths. Edmonson has 32 cases and six recovered.  Hart has seven cases and two recovered. Logan has 10 cases and eight recovered. Metcalfe has one case. Simpson has 26 cases, 15 recovered, and two deaths. Warren has 335 cases, 59 recovered, and one death.

 

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Friday, May 1st, 2020

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 7th

May 7th is the National Day of Prayer and in Hart County, a group of local minister's will gather in the court house after the Thursday morning meeting of the Fiscal Court at 10:00 a.m. to offer prayer over our County, Country and Nation! WLOC will air this gathering on am1150 as well as 101.7 FM and also through FB live on various FB accounts. The Court House FB will have a live feed as well as David Shepherd FB, WLOC FB, Dewayne Kidd FB to name a few.

 

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Domestic complaint leads to arrest in Glasgow

Glasgow Police responded to Bale Terrace Monday for a domestic complaint. Police determined that a woman had been assaulted. 34-year-old Cosmas K. Bor, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Strangulation, 1st Degree, and Assault, 4th Degree (Minor Injury). He was taken to the Barren County Detention Center. His bond is set at $2,500.

 

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Glasgow couple arrested for criminal abuse

A Glasgow couple has been arrested for criminal abuse of juveniles. The Glasgow Police Department received a complaint Thursday from Department Of Social Services and requested further investigation into criminal abuse that involved children. GPD conducted an investigation and determined that the juveniles had been physically abused and drugs had been abused in the presence of the children. All of the children were removed from the home.

Randy A. Whyde and Ashley N. Whyde, of Glasgow, were arrested and each charged with Criminal Abuse 1st Degree-Child 12 Or Under. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 448 cases of COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 448 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 93 of which have recovered.  Barren County has 16, Butler County has 88, Edmonson has 27, Hart has 5, Logan is

up to 8, Metcalfe has one, Simpson is up to 23, Warren County is up to 280.  The district has seven deaths reported from COVID-19: 4 in Butler County, 2 in Simpson and 1 in Warren County.

 

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Governor's update on COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Tuesday on COVID-19 and its effects on Kentucky. Beshear noted that Kentuckians will have to do things that will feel uncomfortable to avoid spreading the virus, such as wearing a mask to the grocery store. The governor said there were now 13 drive-thru locations in Kentucky with Bowling Green testing 234 people Tuesday. Beshear said he wanted to get statewide testing up to and past 20,000 people per week.  Dr. Stephen Stack discussed the proper way to wear a mask, saying to make sure the mask covers your mouth and nose.  Beshear said there were 230 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 4,375 and 1,617 of which have recovered. Warren County had 29 new cases and the Governor said Bowling Green was in the top ten locations for coronavirus growth. Beshear reported 12 new deaths Tuesday which brings the death toll to 224.  Beshear went on to say no one would be arrested or fined for not wearing masks in public but that people should do so to protect others that they may come around.

 

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Pursuit leads to arrest in Grayson County

The Grayson County Sheriff's Department sergeant attempted a traffic stop early Saturday morning on a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed. The pursuit continued with the vehicle traveling off the road into a deep rutted

drive, that's when the sergeant ended the pursuit. The vehicle was located again on Bloomington Road by the Leitchfield Police Department. Kentucky State Police troopers joined in the pursuit as the vehicle continued drivng until it came to a dead end. The driver then crashed the car into a tree, fled on foot, and was apprehended. 40-year-old, Daniel L. Portman, of Radcliff, was arrested and charged with multiple traffic offenses and several

felonies including Fleeing or Evading Police 1st, Wanton Endangerment, 1st (Police Officer), and Persistent Felony Offender II. Other felony charges are pending and will be presented at the meeting of the next Grayson County Grand Jury. He was taken to the Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, April 27th, 2020
BRDHD update on COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 344 cases of COVID-19, 78 of which have recovered, as of Friday. The district has five deaths reported.

Barren has 14 cases and three recovered. Butler has 79 cases, 18 recovered and three deaths. Edmonson has 13 cases and four recovered. Hart has three cases and one recovered. Logan has eight cases and five recovered. Metcalfe has no reported cases. Simpson has 20 cases, 10 recovered and two deaths. Warren has 207 cases and 37 recovered.

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the health department says we must continue to follow recommendations provided by the CDC, the state, and Governor Andy Beshear. Practicing social distancing is the most important method for staying healthy. They urge Barren River residents to stay at home, and leave only for essential items such as groceries and medications. When possible, choose online ordering, delivery, and curbside pickup services to obtain these items.

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Monday, April 27th, 2020

Maintenance Project will Temporarily Close Section of KY 218

A gas line maintenance project will close a section of KY 218 in Metcalfe in early May. The project will close KY 218 in between KY 314 and KY 1243 in multiple locations from May 5 through May 18. Local residents will still have access to their property.  A detour will be in place using KY 314 and KY 1243. Large trucks should seek an alternate route due to the detour. Additional information is available here http://transportation.ky.gov.

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Monday, April 27th, 2020

One dead in Bardstown stabbing

Police say one person is dead following a Sunday morning stabbing in Bardstown. Police were called to an area of Camptown Road around 1:40 a.m. on reports of the incident. Officers found a victim with a stab wound who was rushed to the hospital but later died form their injuries. Police are continuing to investigate and do not have any suspects at this time.

 

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Monday, April 27th, 2020

Third person dies after I-65 crash

A third person has died following Thursday night’s crash on I65 near Bonnieville. Kentucky State Police say all three killed are from Indianapolis. The crash happened around 6pm in the northbound lanes near mile marker 71 when an SUV struck the rear of a tractor-trailer. Pronounced dead at the scene were 38 year old Dantarance Hobert, the driver of the SUV and a passenger, 27 year old Ontaria Gilbert.  25 year old Kenneth Lewis was transported to a Louisville hospital but did not survive. A fourth person in the vehicle, also from Indianapolis, is listed in critical condition at University of Louisville Hospital. Investigators from KSP Bowling Green post say none of the people the SUV were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The driver and a passenger in the tractor-trailer were not injured.

 

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Monday, April 27th, 2020

Kentucky COVID-19 cases surpass 4,000

Kentucky has now had more than 4,000 cases of the coronavirus, Gov. Andy Beshear said on Sunday during his daily press briefing at the Capitol. He announced 202 new cases, making the pandemic total at least 4,074 reported to state health officials. The deaths of three more Kentuckians, the lowest number in several days, brings the number to 208 who have died due to the coronavirus. Long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, had one of the lowest numbers of new cases for several days on Sunday with eight new cases among residents, seven staff members and one new death.

Beshear said "As we try to ease restrictions, we have to make sure we don't increase the exposure." "This is what happened at these facilities when we've had everything shut down. The governor said the first phase of re-opening that begins Monday, only involves the healthcare system for several reasons.

"We have people coming into our ER's sicker than they have been in a while." There are services that people need for their overall health, in addition to COVID-19. We have to increase our testing capacity to reopen other parts of our economy in the state, we need more of our healthcare field active."

The Governor said regular medical services win certain setting will resume in healthcare clinics and medical offices.

Some of the services include:

 

-- Outpatient hospital services, such as lab work and radiology.

-- Physical Therapy and Chiropractic services.

-- Optometrists and dental offices.

 

Traditional waiting rooms will be eliminated in favor of alternatives such as a parking lot lobby, where you wait in your car for a text message telling you to come in; and maintaining social distancing of at least six feet. Providers and staff will have to wear surgical or procedural masks, not cloth ones. All others entering the facilities will also have to wear masks, which likely have to be provided by the office.

 

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Monday, April 27th, 2020

Hardin County COVID-19 testing

In Hardin County, about one out of every 23 people who are tested for COVID-19 have tested positive, according to data from Hardin Memorial Health and ZipClinic Urgent Care in Elizabethtown. As of Friday afternoon, 32 Hardin County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus out of the more than 700 people tested locally. Of the 32, 26 have recovered and six were under home isolation, according to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. At one point last week, six people who tested positive in the county had been hospitalized.

 

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Monday, April 27th, 2020

Metcalfe County tests for COVID-19

Metcalfe County residents lined up in their cars to get tested for the coronavirus on Friday. The free testing took place in front of the Metcalfe County Head Start building in Edmonton. The tests were made possible through a collaboration between the county, the Barren river District Health Department and FH&L Family Practice. As of Friday, Metcalfe County still does not have a single confirmed case of COVID-19.  Metcalfe County Judge-Executive Harold Stilts said the added convenience of testing right in the county may convince more residents to get tested in the future.

 

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Monday, April 27th, 2020

TJ Health begins gradual reopening

With the Governor's announcement earlier this week that phase one of reopening of healthcare services can begin on Monday, T.J. Regional Health is planning and preparing to resume services using a phased, gradual approach. To ensure everyone's safety, many precautions will continue to be in place, including screening everyone who enters any T.J. facility and restricted visitor policies.

In order to strictly limit the number of people in the facility at one time, fewer appointments than normal will be scheduled throughout the day in physician offices and for scheduled tests at the T.J. Health Pavilion. With that in mind, it will take long than usual to schedule appointments for certain services. Many patients who had non-urgent issues are on a waiting list to be scheduled for tests ordered by their provider. The patient access team will be calling patients as quickly as possible to get them on the schedule.

Everyone who enters the building, including patients and staff, will continue to be screened, and everyone will be required to wear a mask. Patients are encouraged to wear masks from home in order to conserve personal protective equipment, but if they do not have one, a mask will be provided. Visitors will continue to be restricted to only essential caregivers, such as parents of minors. Non-traditional waiting areas have been set up in the main corridor of the T.J. Health Pavilion, with a limited number of chairs in each area that are placed six feet apart. Patient holding areas will be strategically adjusted to ensure proper social distancing and schedules have been modified in certain areas to ensure no overlap of patients. This will allow staff sufficient time to disinfect rooms and equipment between patients. Other precautionary steps include cleaning and sanitizing waiting areas, chairs, door knobs and other high-touch surfaces hourly.

The use of Telehealth services for physician visits is strongly encouraged, but in person visits will be allowed on a limited basis, primarily in specialty clinics such as cardiology and surgery. Pharmacy customers will continue to use the drive-thru and curbside services and the Pavilion Pharmacy also offers a free delivery service.

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Friday, April 24th, 2020

Residents urged to seek emergency care if needed

Residents are urged to seek emergency medical care when needed. While government leaders, healthcare providers, and the news media have all strongly encouraged citizens to stay at home and to call before seeking care, there is concern that patients are choosing to delay emergency medical treatment out of fear of exposure to the virus. A decrease in visits to the Emergency Department is to be expected with more people staying safe at home, fewer vehicles on the road, and fewer accidents happening in the workplace. However, heart attacks, strokes, and other acute illnesses are still occurring and patients should not hesitate to seek care when they are experiencing those types of symptoms. The stay-at-home message is vitally important for those who are healthy or who have non-emergent issues, but for patients with potentially life-threatening medical emergencies, it is safe and advised to seek care as soon as possible.  Don’t hesitate to call 911 if you need urgent medical attention.

 

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Friday, April 24th, 2020

Brownsville woman arrested for drugs

A Brownsville woman has been arrested on drug charges. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office said a deputy saw a car Tuesday cross the center line three times in less than a mile. The deputy stopped the car and identified the driver as Mildred T. Justice along with a man and juvenile. Justice was charged with: Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 3rd or > Offense (methamphetamine), Unlawful Transaction with a Minor, 1st—Illegal Controlled Substance, U/16 Years of Age, Drug Paraphernalia—Buy/Possess,  No Operator License and Careless Driving. Justice was arrested and taken to the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, April 24th, 2020

Update from the Governor on Coronavirus.

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Thursday afternoon on the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on Kentucky. The Governor stressed that as Kentuckians, we have come too far and done too much to let up now, as he once again described the 10 steps to fight COVID-19. Beshear announced that coronavirus testing was open to everyone. He said the decision was made because they weren't seeing the numbers of people getting tests that they needed to.

Dr. Steven Stack explained that on Monday they will be starting phase one of gradually reopening many healthcare services including non-urgent/emergent healthcare services, diagnostic radiology & lab services in: outpatient hospital services, healthcare clinics & medical offices, physical therapy settings & chiropractic offices, optometrists, & dental offices (w/enhanced aerosol protections).

Beshear reported 161 new cases bringing the total to 3,481. He also said there were 6 more deaths bringing the death toll to 191. Included in the deaths were an 87-year-old woman in Adair County.  The governor addressed concerns of a new federal government not including money for states saying it would cripple the recovery to exclude states in a new stimulus.

 

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Friday, April 24th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 307 cases of COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 307 cases of COVID-19, 64 have recovered, and five deaths have been reported.  Barren has 10 cases and three recovered, Butler has 73 cases, nine recovered and three deaths. Edmonson has nine cases and four recovered. Hart has three cases and one recovered. Logan has eight cases and four recovered. Metcalfe has no reported cases. Simpson has 20 cases, nine recovered, and two deaths. Warren has 184 cases and 34 recovered.  Practicing social distancing is the most important method for staying healthy. Residents are urged to stay at home and leave only for essential items, such as groceries and medications. Utilize online ordering, delivery and curbside services when possible. 

 

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Friday, April 24th, 2020

Kentuckians urged to email governor 

The Governor has until Monday night to veto Senate Bill 9. Our hope is that he just “lets it become law” (by NOT vetoing it). YOU can help by emailing him directly. We are hoping for thousands of emails, the number of which will make a profound impact on him. Sufficient is a KIND and POLITE emailed message saying:  “Governor, please let Senate Bill 9 become law.”  Please email him, even if you signed the petition: governor@ky.gov On the last day of the        Kentucky General Assembly’s 2020 Session (April 15), Senate Bill 9 was passed with an amendment that strengthened Kentucky’s relatively “weak” Office of Attorney General. SB 9 is the “Born Alive Infant Protection Act,” which        requires that medical care be given to all newborns who are born alive, even if born in an abortion clinic. Amended into the bill was verbiage that grants the Attorney General authority to investigate the Commonwealth's abortion           industry. Gov. Andy Beshear, a “pro-choice” and quite liberal Democrat, has until Monday night, April 27 to veto, sign or allow the bill to become law without his signature. If he vetoes it, Kentucky, a pro-life state, will appear like New   York or Virginia, with respect to born alive infant protections, where the governors of those two states have said they would allow the mother to decide if a newborn can get care. The Attorney General’s expansion of authority is             important for at least three timely reasons: Two University of Louisville School of Medicine professors do ALL the surgical abortions at the abortion clinic in Louisville. At least one has said she was “hired by U of L to do abortions.”      But it is against Kentucky law to use state funds for abortion.  One of the state’s abortion clinics has continued operating during the COVID-19 crisis, taking lives and using up badly needed Personal Protective Equipment, which the   Governor appeals for every day in his COVID-19 update program. But elective surgeries are not allowed under the Governor’s Emergency Orders. Even heart surgery practices have shuttered for COVID-19, but the abortion clinic      keeps cranking.  In addition, Planned Parenthood opened a Louisville abortion operation in the last week of March – right in the middle of this COVID-19 crisis and the Governor’s Emergency Orders.GOOD NEWS! Yesterday, in a    News Conference, we delivered the petition (now with over 11,000 signees) to the Governor’s Office, asking him to allow SB 9 to become law. We have contacted national groups to put out the word with their contacts in Kentucky      and they have been willing. Executive Director Todd Gray of the Kentucky Baptist Convention encouraged his churches to weigh-in. This is an unusual opportunity for us all to stand together in Jesus’ Name, on behalf of the unborn.      The death count in Kentucky from March 1 through April 22 is: Deaths by COVID-19: 185 Deaths by abortion: 644.                                                                                                                              

 

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Friday, April 24th, 2020

Mammoth Cave National Park receives Environmental Achievement Award

Mammoth Cave National Park management and park staff have been awarded the 2019 Good Neighbor Environmental Achievement Award from the National Park Service (NPS). The award was given to the park for its environmental stewardship and commitment to partnerships at the local, state, national, and international levels.

 

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Friday, April 24th, 2020

Cave City Police received a complaint Tuesday that a guest at the Super 8 Motel was being followed by a white work truck and that the suspicious vehicle was driving erratic. The vehicle was located in the parking lot at Comfort Inn Motel backed into a parking space. Upon arrival Officers made contact with a man in the driver's seat. He was later identified as Charles Stamper. Officer observed two open alcohol containers inside the vehicle. Officers had to remove Stamper from the truck and detain him, while investigating the inside of the truck, discovering various drug paraphernalia, including crystal methamphetamine. Stamper was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence,1st offense, possession of an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree - methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree - drug unspecified.  He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, April 24th, 2020

Columbia woman arrested after Metcalfe County crash

A Columbia woman crashed her car in Metcalfe County Wednesday and police say drugs were involved in the collision.  34 year-old Leah H. Belcher, was traveling Kentucky 1243 when her vehicle crossed both travel lanes and exited the roadway off the northbound shoulder. Belcher’s vehicle then hit a wire fence. Belcher was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of her injuries. She was later cited to the Metcalfe District Court after police determined she was under the influence of drugs.

 

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Friday, April 24th, 2020

Two die in I-65 crash

Two people are dead following a crash Thursday night on I-65 near Bonnieville.  Preliminary information indicates a passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle collided on the northbound side of the interstate near Mile Marker 71 shortly after 6:00 p.m.  Identities have not been released, but both victims are listed as male, ages 27 and 38.  Two others are listed as injured in the crash. The deceased were not wearing seatbelts.  Alcohol is not a suspected factor.  The crash blocked traffic for several hours.  The scene was cleared around 11:00 p.m.  Updates will be given as soon as information is released.

 

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Friday, April 24th, 2020

COVID-19 testing in Metcalfe County

The Metcalfe County Emergency Management COVID-19 testing will be held Friday, April 24th, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Barren Metcalfe EMS Edmonton Station on Industrial Drive. For testing and more information, please call 270-308-8256, 270-308-8257, 270-404-2293 or 270-404-3059. The testing is for Metcalfe County Residents only.

 

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Friday, April 24th, 2020

Metcalfe School's last day May 12th

The last day of school for Metcalfe County students will be Tuesday, May 12th, 2020. In following Governor Beshear's recommendation, there will be no more in-person classes during the 2019-2020 school year. Students will continue to follow daily NTI lesson plans until May 12th. The district is working on finalizing plans for other end-of-year events and activities. In addition, the district is working on a summer feeding schedule.

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

BRDHD confirms 248 cases of COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 248 cases of COVID-19, 58 have recovered. The district has five deaths reported from COVID-19.  Barren has nine cases and three recovered. Butler has 68 cases,

eight recovered, and three deaths. Edmonson has eight cases and four recovered. Hart has three cases. Logan has eight cases and four recovered. Metcalfe has no reported cases. Simpson has 20 cases, nine recovered, and two deaths. Warren has 132 cases and 30 recovered.

 

Here are 10 steps to fight COVID-19 from Governor Andy Beshear:

- Stay healthy at home. Leave only for essential items such as groceries once a week.

- Avoid crowds and gatherings. Avoid crowds of any size, including home visits, recreational areas, or crowded shopping locations.

- Practice social distancing. Maintain six feet between yourself and others at all times.

- Know when to seek care. Follow the “When to Seek Care” guidelines available at kycovid19

- Stay up-to-date through reliable resources such as KYCOVID19.KY.GOV and barrenriverhealth.org

- Wash hands and surfaces frequently. Use warm water and soap and wash hands for at least 20 seconds. Disinfect regularly used surfaces multiple times a day.

- Apply for benefits. Kentucky has expanded unemployment benefits. If you have not applied, visit KCC.KY.GOV

- Prioritize mental health. Seek out virtual social opportunities and maintain a daily routine.

- Only travel for essential items. Avoid carpooling and public transit. The safest place for you and others is at home.

- Report non-compliance. If you see individuals or businesses not complying with COVID-19 guidelines, report to the KYSAFER hotline at
1-833-597-2337 or online at KYSAFER.

 

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Update on Coronavirus in Kentucky

In his daily update on Coronavirus for the state of Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said there were 177 new cases bringing the state total to 3,192. He reported 17 more deaths bringing the death toll to 171. Beshear reported there were a total of 33,328 Kentuckians tested for COVID-19, and 1,266 recoveries. The governor said avoiding a second spike was very important and as more testing is available, they will be looking at the rate of new cases to determine the spread of the disease. Beshear said it was possible high school sports could return this fall but without spectators. He also discussed talks he was having with hospitals about phasing back in elective surgeries and that he hoped to have an announcement.

 

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Glasgow man injured in crash

A Glasgow man has been injured in a Metcalfe County crash. The Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single car crash with injuries Tuesday on KY 90, two miles west of Summer Shade.  Police say the preliminary investigation indicates that 39-year-old Timothy Davis, of Glasgow, was driving on KY 90 when his vehicle went off the road. Davis’ car then struck the ditch line and overturned. Davis was transported to T J Samson Hospital by Barren-Metcalfe EMS where he was treated and released.

 

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Glasgow man arrested at hospital

A Glasgow man has been arrested after being accused of assaulting hospital staff. Glasgow Police Department responded Monday to a disturbance call at T. J. Samson Hospital.  After making contact with Jonathan Bailey, police determined that Bailey had bit one nurse, struck another nurse and had attempted to strike a doctor. Bailey was arrested and charged with Assault 3rd Degree (EMS, Fire, Rescue Squad). He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Hart County CSX Railroad work

Hart County - Railroad work by CSX will require closure of KY 88 crossing at the old depot in Munfordville, which should be open by Thursday morning.  You should watch for closure related signage when approaching these crossings. Local motorists should be aware that lower volume roads with crossings in the area, may also be restricted during these days.

 

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Two arrested in Hardin County on child pornography charges

An ongoing child pornography investigation in Hardin County has led to the arrest of two men. 33 year-old Robert (“Robbie”) Alan Thompson Jr., of Hodgenville, was arrested for two counts of possession of child pornography.

Thompson is a teacher with the Hardin County School system and was formerly employed by the Franklin County School System.  Also 33 year-old Matthew Alexander Lyons, of Elizabethtown, was arrested for 100 counts of possession of child pornography, one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor for a sex offense, two counts of the use of a minor under 18 in a sexual performance and two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.  The investigation is ongoing, and more charges are likely to be filed.

 

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

T. J. Regional Health announces COVID-19 testing

Healthcare providers can now order drive-thru COVID-19 testing at T .J. Urgent Care in Glasgow. T. J. Regional Health announced Monday that the decision to offer the testing came after a successful pilot program last week.

The test is a nasal swab, and hospital staff administer the test.  Healthcare employees at T. J. Regional Health facilities are given new personal protective equipment each day upon their arrival to work. Patients seeking a COVID-19 swab test must have an order from a healthcare provider. When patients arrive it is imperative they remain in their vehicles. After an order is sent from a provider to Urgent Care, staff will standby to administer the test.

Tests results typically take 24-72 hours to return. During that time, patients should self quarantine in their home.  The testing location is at the Urgent Care entrance at 310 N. L. Rogers Wells Blvd.  T. J. Health Columbia also offers drive-thru testing.

 

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Sheryl Shirley, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the board to be held Thursday, April 23rd, at 2:00 p.m. at the Central Office in Munfordville. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and state of emergency declared, the board will meet via teleconferencing per recommendations from Gov. Beshear.

 

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Cave City - City Wide Clean-Up

Cave City Free City Wide Clean-Up will be held Monday, April 27th, through Saturday, May 2nd, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. across from the firehouse. No tires, paint or hazardous material.

 

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Barren County Cleanup Week

Barren County Cleanup week will be held April 27th through May 1st. Dumpsters will be at designated drop-off location from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Due to limited contact, you must be able to unload and place trash in the provided dumpsters. The service is free and will be at various locations, such as the fire departments. Items accepted include: appliances, couches, dressers, mattresses, recliners, no loose items. If you have any questions, call 270-651-3338.

 

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Monday, April 20th, 2020

Hart County CSX Railroad work

Hart County - Railroad work by CSX will require closure of KY 1140 just off of US 31-W north of Munfordville on Tuesday, April 21st. The crossing will be closed until Wednesday morning. As railroad work progresses south, the KY 88 crossing at the old depot in Munfordville is expected to be closed on Wednesday, April 22nd. If work Tuesday is delayed from the anticipated schedule, the KY 88 closure will also be delayed so both crossings are not closed at the same time. You should watch for closure related signage when approaching these crossings. Local motorists should be aware that lower volume roads with crossings in the area, may also be restricted during these days.

 

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Monday, April 20th, 2020

New principal named at Park City Elementary

Beth Davidson has been named the newest principal of Park City Elementary. Barren County Schools announced Friday that Davidson will assume the role as principal following a search that lasted approximately four months. Anthony Janes was the principal at the school for 10 years before transitioning to another role in the school system. Davidson is a Center, Kentucky native and a 1990 graduate of Metcalfe County High School. She earned a Bachelor's of Arts in English with a Spanish minor from Georgetown College in 1994. She later earned a Master's of Education from Indiana Wesleyan University and her Rank I in Educational Administration from WKU in 2018. Davidson began teaching English and Spanish at Xavier High School in Louisville in 1995 before moving on to Barren County High School in 2006. She taught at BCHS until 2014 when she began teaching English at Barren County Middle School. Davidson was named assistant principal at Metcalfe County Middle School last year.

 

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Monday, April 20th, 2020

Ky sees highest single day number of COVID-19 cases

Kentucky had its highest single day number of cases of the coronavirus reported on Sunday, with 293, bringing the total to at least 2,960. There were also four deaths reported Sunday, one each in Graves, Hopkins, Jackson and Jefferson counties. There have now been 148 Kentuckians who have lost their lives due to the pandemic. Nationwide, there have been over 762,000 confirmed cases and more than 40,000 people have died. According to a map of cases by county, developed by the Kentucky Department for Public Health, there are only 13 of Kentucky's 120 counties that have not reported a confirmed case of the coronavirus. During his daily press briefing, Gov. Andy Beshear said despite the record number of single day cases, Kentucky is flattening the curve. "But also know that we're not in the 14-days of decreases that we talk about that we need under White House guidelines to begin certain things. We are still in the midst of this spike of a dangerous and highly contagious virus." He said the number of Kentuckians ever hospitalized due to the virus is 1,011, with the current figure at 265. Of the total hospitalized, 532 were treated in the intensive care unit; currently 149 are in the ICU. The total number recovered now stands at 1,122. Long term care facilities, such as nursing homes, continue to be hit hard, with 46 reporting positive tests for the coronavirus. New cases reported on Sunday include 33 residents, eight staff members and four more deaths. The totals have now risen to 386 residents, 172 staff and 50 deaths, 49 of which are residents.

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Monday, April 20th, 2020

Two appear in Monroe Circuit Court for stabbing death

Two people indicted in connection with a January stabbing appeared in Monroe Circuit Court on Thursday via videoconference due to court proceedings being closed to in-person services until May 1 because of COVID-19. According to Commonwealth Attorney Jesse Stockton, the mother and son, 56 year-old Joanne Tooley and 35 year-old James Eric Forrest, both of Tompkinsville, were each arraigned on charges of murder or complicity to commit murder. They are accused of stabbing Tooley’s boyfriend Murrel Pruitt, 64, in the early morning hours of Jan. 9 during a domestic dispute. Both are being held in the Barren County Detention Center in lieu of $250,000 cash bonds each.

 

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Friday, April 17th, 2020

Protest staged outside Glasgow Police Department

The protest involves the arrest of Jeremy Marr who died after being arrested by Glasgow Police. On Tuesday, Glasgow Police responded to a residence on Cleveland Avenue involving a break-in. While attempting to arrest Marr, police say he suffered a medical emergency. He was transported to the hospital where he died. One of the protesters Thursday was Marr's daughter, Destiny, who was alongside family and friends. The family claims Marr went to the home to ask for help, and was not attempting to break in.  Since his death, a video has surfaced involving the arrest. Police have not released the official cause of death at this time. Marr was 35 years old and the father of four. The investigation is underway.

 

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Friday, April 17th, 2020

Update on Ky's COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave his daily update Thursday on COVID-19 in Kentucky.  Beshear talked about expanding the partnership with other states on how they are going to open the economy. The agreement is with Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. Beshear said it will ultimately be up to each individual state on when to open the economy. Beshear said Kroger in the Frankfort location, performed 202 tests and the

Kenton County location performing 227 tests. He announced four more sites beginning April 21 through 23 in Madisonville, Paducah, Somerset and Pikeville. Beshear announced that there would be non-congregate sheltering for people able to provide themselves "self-care" who are in need of isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Lake Barkley State Park and Lake Cumberland State Park. He said medical staff would be present for monitoring and medical emergencies.

In Thursday's update, Gov. Beshear announced there were 159 new cases of coronavirus for a total of 2,429. One of the new cases is a 10-day-old baby in Lincoln County. He said there were 7 additional deaths which brings the total to 129. The governor said there were 956 recoveries.

 

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Friday, April 17th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 162 COVID-19 cases

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 162 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 36 of which have recovered. The district has five deaths reported from COVID-19. Those cases include:

 

COUNTY

CONFIRMED CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

Barren

7

2

0

Butler

52

1

3

Edmonson

7

3

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Hart

1

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Logan

8

4

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Metcalfe

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Simpson

17

6

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Warren

70

20

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Friday, April 17th, 2020

Update from Frankfort: COVID-19 Report

The Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Association has provided the following update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The following are numbers that were released Wednesday as well as an update on the Team Kentucky Fund.

People recovered in KY: 862

People who have been tested in KY: 28,324

Hospitalizations: 807 total with 412 currently hospitalized

ICU: 367 have been in the ICU with 252 currently in ICU

Last month, the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet and the Governor’s Office took action to establish the Team Kentucky Fund, an online platform to provide help to Kentuckians affected financially during the COVID-19 emergency. This fund will complement other efforts from the state like unemployment payments and then also the federal stimulus. Yesterday, it was announced that Community Action of Kentucky will be partnering with the state to administer the fund. As of yesterday, the fund had $1.8 million donated or pledged to help provide financial relief.

If you would like to donate to the fund, please visit: http://www.donate.ky.gov/.

 

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Friday, April 17th, 2020

 

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation donates $500,000 to Feeding America in Kentucky.

According to Pastor Phillip Trent, any individual or business can make a donation to the local Abundance of the Hart program.

Checks can be mailed to:

Pastor Phillip Trent

3232 Legrande Hwy, Horse Cave, Ky.  42749 or phone 270-528-1997.

All money donated in Hart County will stay in Hart County to benefit the needy families in the county.

 

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting videoconference

The meeting of the Horse Cave City Council will be Monday, April 20th, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall and will be conducted by videoconference. The city council meeting may be attended by the public by viewing the video conference via ZOOM. Interested participants may request information for viewing by contacting City Hall at 270-786-2680.

 

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Wednesday, April 15th, 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 at Munfordville Baptist Church in the parking lot to those who qualify on Friday, April 17th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 4:00 p.m.

To qualify for the Senior CSFP Program you must:

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

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

3    Show proof that you live in Hart County.

4    Provide income information for all members of your household.

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

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

2    Provide ID.

There will be a drive through pickup and someone will be in the parking lot to assist you in getting in line. Listen to Studio 101/WLOC for last minute changes in food bank distribution.

Volunteer workers will need to arrive at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Three injured in Glasgow crash

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday in Glasgow. The Glasgow Police Dept. responded to Veterans Outer Loop where a 2018 Ford escape, being operated by Kerry Miller, of Bonnieville, was traveling

westbound and attempted to make a U-Turn and pulled into the path of a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder being operated by Greg Harper of Glasgow.  Both Kerry Miller and Greg Harper, along with a passenger, Autumn Wright, were transported by Barren/Metcalfe EMS for their injuries. An investigation is underway into the crash.

 

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Morgantown Care & Rehab reports over 50 cases of COVID-19.

Signature HealthCARE, operator of Morgantown Care & Rehabilitation Center confirms more than 50 patients and staff have tested positive for COVID-19.  The facility says they are following all state protocols and guidelines to prevent spread into the community. According to a press release, the company says 29 residents and 22 staff have tested positive for the virus. Signature HealthCARE wanted to make note that their COVID-19 unit is only treating patients in house whom are mild. If a patient requires aggressive treatment or in a severe case, need a ventilator, a Signature representative says that patient would be transferred to a hospital for care. According to the PR Communications Manager, some of the staff live outside of Butler County and are not included in the total number of COVI-19 cases for Butler County, which was released by the Barren River District Health Department.

 

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Two house fires; three injured

Two families lost their homes overnight in area fires.  In Edmonson County, the Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire in the 300 block of Caneyville Road around 5 a.m.  The house was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. Two people inside the home had to be airlifted to a hospital and a third resident was taken by ambulance.  One of those injured included a teenager who suffered second- and third-degree burns.  Family members of those injured say all occupants are in stable condition.  The second house fire took place in Rockfield. Officials say there were no injuries, but the house is a complete loss.  After fire personnel left the scene overnight, a call coming in about the home reigniting Tuesday morning, forcing firefighters to return to the home.  Officials say the fire is now extinguished.

 

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Brownsville man killed in crash

A 71-year-old man from Browsnville has been killed in a one-vehicle crash in Edmonson County.  According to the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office, the fatal crash occurred Monday in the 5500 block of Hwy 259 near Sweeden.

Deputies said Jimmy Vincent was traveling northbound when his vehicle exited the roadway and overturned multiple times.  Vincent was taken to the Medical Center at Bowling Green, where he died from his injuries.  Deputies said Vincent was not wearing a seat belt.

 

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Man dies after attempting to break into apartment

A man attempting to break into a Glasgow apartment Tuesday has died. Glasgow Police responded to Cleveland Avenue in reference to an unknown male subject attempting to enter the front of the home. Kentucky State Police say while trying to apprehend the man, he began to have a medical issue.  He was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital where he later died.  KSP Public Information Officer Daniel Priddy said units from KSP Post 3 were contacted to investigate the death. Detectives were on scene throughout the day Tuesday at the home and at T. J. Samson Hospital. An autopsy will be performed by the state medical examiner's office. The investigation is

continuing.

 

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Metcalfe County Schools names new Superintendent

The Metcalfe County Board of Education named Josh Hurt as the next superintendent of Metcalfe County Schools. The unanimous vote came during Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled board meeting. Hurt succeeds Dr. Benny Lile, who announced his pending retirement in November. Hurt’s contract is effective July 1, 2020 and will run through June 30, 2024.

 

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 136 COVID-19 cases

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 136 cases of COVID-19, 31 of which have recovered. Barren County has six, Butler County has 45, Edmonson County has seven, Hart has one, Logan County has eight, Simpson County has 17, and Warren County has 52. The district has reported three deaths from COVID-19.

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the district says we must continue to follow recommendations provided by the CDC, the state, and Governor Andy Beshear. Practicing social distancing is the most important method for staying healthy and they urge Barren River residents to stay at home, and leave only for essential items such as groceries and medications. When possible, choose online ordering, delivery, and curbside pickup services to obtain these items.

Here are 10 steps to fight COVID-19 from Governor Andy Beshear:

- Stay healthy at home. Leave only for essential items such as groceries once a week.

- Avoid crowds and gatherings. Avoid crowds of any size, including home visits, recreational areas, or crowded shopping locations.

- Practice social distancing. Maintain six feet between yourself and others at all times.

- Know when to seek care. Follow the “When to Seek Care” guidelines available at kycovid19

- Stay up-to-date through reliable resources such as KYCOVID19.KY.GOV and barrenriverhealth.org

- Wash hands and surfaces frequently. Use warm water and soap and wash hands for at least 20 seconds. Disinfect regularly used surfaces multiple times a day.

- Apply for benefits. Kentucky has expanded unemployment benefits. If you have not applied, visit KCC.KY.GOV

- Prioritize mental health. Seek out virtual social opportunities and maintain a daily routine.

- Only travel for essential items. Avoid carpooling and public transit. The safest place for you and others is at home.

- Report non-compliance. If you see individuals or businesses not complying with COVID-19 guidelines, report to the KYSAFER hotline at
1-833-597-2337 or online at KYSAFER.

 

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Update from Gov. Andy Beshear

During Tuesday's coronavirus update, Gov. Andy Beshear said COVID-19 was all around the commonwealth and in every county whether cases were reported or not. He said cases were on the way up and not on the way back down.  According to the governor, Kroger had tested 178 people Tuesday, that number up from Monday with the goal ultimately being 250 tests per day and more testing sites will be announced Thursday.   Beshear showed a graphic with the amounts of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on hand, but said it wasn't enough. According to the graphic, Kentucky had 4.2 million gloves, 355,000 surgical masks, over 153,000 face shields, 37,000 gowns, over 279,000 respirator masks and over 5,000 coveralls.  Gov. Beshear said there was a total of 177 new cases Tuesday, bringing the total to 2,210 and 11 new deaths for a total of 115. Among the deaths was the first reported healthcare worker, 50-year-old Pamela Hughes, an LPN who worked at Summit Manor Nursing home in Adair County.

 

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Monday, April 13th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting canceled

The Horse Cave City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, April 13th, at 6:00 p.m. at Horse Cave City Hall Council Chambers, has been canceled. A special meeting date via video teleconferencing, will be announced.


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Monday, April 13th, 2020

Caverna Schools SBDM Council meeting

The Caverna Schools SBDM Council meeting will be held by via zoom on Monday evening, April 13th, at 3:30 p.m.  Anyone who would like to participate, may call the school.

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Monday, April 13th, 2020

2020 Census: your information counts

The 2020 Census has arrived in mailboxes throughout Hart County. The census may also be filled out on line at 2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020. Please take the time to fill out the Census report. Information from the Census is extremely importation to Hart County and determines the amount of funding that will be granted to much needed programs in the county.

 

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Monday, April 13th, 2020

CSX Railroad crossing work in Upton

Railroad work by CSX will require closure of the KY 224 (Grayson Street) crossing in Upton on Monday, April 13th. The is expected to be a one day only closure.

 

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Monday, April 13th, 2020

Search continues for Park City Elementary Principal

Officials with Barren County Schools will meet again in an attempt to name a new principal at one of the district's schools. Officials say the Park City Elementary School site based decision making council will meet this evening to continue the principal selection process. That meeting is set for 7:00 p.m. and will be held virtually. The committee met April 6th & 8th to discuss the selection process. It's unclear when the principal will be named. Anthony Janes, the former principal at Park City Elementary, applied and was given the principal's position at Barren County Schools' College Street Campus. Lori Downs formerly held the position but transitioned into a position as a district student assistance coordinator. Brad Johnson, who retired as principal of Barren County High School in June 2019, has worked at Park City as interim principal since Janes left.

 

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Monday, April 13th, 2020

50 COVID-19 cases at Morgantown nursing home

Signature HealthCARE, operator of Morgantown Care & Rehabilitation Center, confirms more than 50 patients and staff have tested positive for COVID-19. According to a press release, the company says 29 residents and 22 staff have tested positive for the virus. "This comes after the facility was fortunate enough to obtain enough of the highly sought after and reliable COVID-19 tests, and out of an abundance of caution for the protection of our residents, staff and community at large, (that a decision was made) to test the entire facility." According to the release, all staff who tested positive will not be permitted to return to work without special and verified medical clearance. Signature HealthCARE of Morgantown has transitioned part of its facility to one of the region's few COVID-19 only care units.

 

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Monday, April 13th, 2020

134 new cases of COVID-19 in Ky

Gov. Andy Beshear has announced a partnership with Kroger which will provide testing for 20,000 Kentuckians over the next five weeks. He also reported 134 new cases of the coronavirus, along with three more deaths, bringing the total to 1,963 cases and 97 who have lost their lives. Adair County was hit the hardest with 35 new cases, the governor said. Beshear said a new partnership with Kroger to do drive-thru coronavirus testing for up to 20,000 people over the next five weeks begins today at Lakeview Park in Frankfort, handling 250 tests per day. "Kroger is going to provide the medical staff, the personal protective equipment and the online sign-up portal, to make sure that people can get the testing they need", he said. Beshear also said the initial testing will be limited to the following groups: Healthcare workers, first responders, individuals 65 and older and those who have a chronic health condition. According to Beshear, Kroger hopes to add another testing location later this week and two more next week. He said Gravity Diagnostics has promised a 45-hour turnaround on the test results. He also noted that of the more than 5,000 churches in Kentucky, only seven conducted in-person services on Easter Sunday in order to help keep their congregations healthy and thanked those who used an alternative method, either online or drive-in services. Beshear also expressed appreciation to Kentuckians who are following the guidance. The Governor said "Thank you for working so hard,". "You are flattening the curve, which means you are saving lives."

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2020

Two arrested after van stolen in Munfordville

Todd Kidd reported his 2012 Ford van stolen from a business in Munfordville Monday. The Munfordville Police Department received information Tuesday from Constable William Tweedy that the van had turned off Lonoke Road onto Bunnell Crossing Road. Officers from the Munfordville Police Department responded to the area. A citizen was following the van which stopped in the 5000 block of Lonoke Road. The two occupants fled from the van into the woods. Both subjects were located and arrested. Bryan Veltman and Samantha Singh were each charged with receiving stolen property, $10,000 or more, fleeing police, 2nd degree (on foot), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess and possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree, (drug unspecified). Both Veltman and Singh were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 75 cases of COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 75 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 20 of which have recovered. Barren County has three, Butler County has ten, Edmonson County has six, Hart has one, Logan County has four, Simpson County has 14, and Warren County has 37. There have been two deaths reported.  On Wednesday, Governor Andy Beshear issued Executive Order limiting the number of shoppers allowed to enter businesses to one adult member per household; with these exceptions:  minors or adult members of households that accompany one adult member of a household into a life-sustaining retail business who cannot be left without supervision or care because of their age or a disability or physical or mental impairment.

Also, all uninvited, in-person solicitation for any purpose occurring at a residence or physical business location must cease.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2020

134 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear discussed the upcoming Easter holiday and Passover in Thursdays update by stressing the importance of social distancing.

Beshear said he spoke to Vice President Mike Pence who said how effective the measures taken in Kentucky have been.  Beshear said he requested PPE and other supplies on the call. The governor also warned that we are nowhere out of the woods yet. 

The governor ordered Natural Bridge State Resort Park and Cumberland Falls State Resort Park to be closed due to crowds that were gathering there.

Josh Benton, with the Workforce Development Cabinet said the average daily unemployment insurance claims were close to 14,000.

Chief of Staff LaTasha Buckner discussed changes to workers' compensation for those considered on the front lines. The executive order allows for temporary total disability payments to workers at higher risk of COVID-19 exposure who might have to be quarantined: childcare, grocery, postal service, domestic violence shelters, child advocacy workers, rape crisis centers, active national guard, military, corrections officers and social workers. Buckner said first responders and health care workers were already in that category.

The governor confirmed 134 new cases for a revised total of 1,452 infected with the virus. He said there were 6 new deaths bringing that total to 77. Ages of the people who died ranged from 69 to 87.

The governor mentioned long-term care facilities and their vulnerability to the virus again, listing 33 additional residents infected, 13 more staff, and 3 more deaths from those facilities.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2020

Metcalfe County Schools food distribution

Metcalfe County Schools will be offering food distribution on Tuesdays beginning April 14th, with limited face to face interactions.

The preferred method of distribution will be pickups 9:30-noon at the following locations:

·        Center VFD

·        Sulphur Well VFD

·        Summer Shade VFD

·        Metcalfe County Middle School (rear driveway)

·        Drop-offs will be made to the offices of Tree Top Apartments and Edmonton Manor Apartments.

·        Call (270-432-4634) prior to 1pm on Monday, to schedule home delivery.

·       If requesting home delivery there must be a container on the porch for the food to be left in and that no one come out until school personnel are back in the bus/vehicle.

·        These same methods will be used to exchange schoolwork back and forth as needed.

 

 

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. THIS MEETING WAS BROADCAST ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE (HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT)BECAUSE OF COVID 19. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. GREG NICHOLS, PASTOR OF HISEVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

WRITTEN REPORTS WERE GIVEN BY SHERIFF JEFF WILSON, ROAD SUPERVISOR BRIAN WEBER, COURTHOUSE SUPERVISOR CHRIS GARMON, PLANNING & ZONING INSPECTOR GREG NICHOLS, OCCUPATIONAL TAX ADMIN. TAMMY BRANSTETTER, AND JAILER BROWN BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 145 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED BUDGET TRANSFER #12, BANK TRANSFER# 5, PAYMENT OF CLAIMS, APPROVED THE SHERIFF'S 1ST QUARTERLY REPORT, EXTENDING THE NET PROFITS TAX DATE TO JULY 15TH, RIGHT OF WAY FOR GREEN RIVER VALLEY WATER DISTRICT FOR QUARRY ROAD AND BLISS LANE, FINAL APPROPRIATION FOR THE HART COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, APPROVE JAIL BUDGET 20/21, 20/21 PAY ROLL SCHEDULE, 20/21 STANDING ORDERS, 1ST READING OF THE 20/21 BUDGET, DEAD ANIMAL CONTRACT WITH THE HART COUNTY SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT, APPROVE THE JUDGE EXECUTIVE TO SIGN DISCLOSURE OF PROTECTION OF HART COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WITH BARREN RIVER DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT, AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE EXECUTIVES ORDERS ABOUT COVID 19. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, MAY 7TH, 2020, IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2020

Man faces attempted murder charges

One man is facing attempted murder charges in Bowling Green. Bowling Green Police say they responded to a call Thursday on Old Morgantown Road where they were told that a black male wearing a gray and red shirt was chasing someone while carrying a gun.  Police say a person contacted police and said Davonte Bonds shot at them. Another person called to say a bullet came through their residence on Parkside Drive. The man was reported to have left the area in a red Ford pickup. Davonte Bonds was stopped by police and arrested and charged with Attempted Murder, 4 counts of Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree and Criminal Mischief, 3rd Degree. He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2020

Warren County man charged with kidnapping

A Warren County man has been arrested on kidnapping and strangulation charges. Officers with Bowling Green Police responded to a burglary in progress at a residence where they found two men and two women inside.

Officials determined Andrew Krohn stabbed the two women, restrained them overnight, terrorizing them, and inflicting bodily harm. Authorities say during the night, Krohn then strangled one of the women, causing her to lose consciousness. Krohn was arrested and charged with: Adult Kidnapping, Strangulation, 1st Degree, Assault, 2nd Degree - Domestic Violence, Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree and Terroristic Threatening, 3rd Degree. Krohn was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

CSX Crossing maintenance at 88

CSX Crossing maintenance work will be conducted in Hart County the week of April 13th at the 88 crossing in Munfordville.

 

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting will be held Thursday, April 9th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse in Munfordville. Please be advised that due to the Executive Order of Governor Beshear, the Hart County Fiscal Court meeting on April 9th, 2020, will be closed to the public, but can be viewed live on Hart County Fiscal Court Facebook.

 

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Motorcycle fatality in Barren County

The Barren County Sheriff's Office was dispatched Monday at approximately 2:17 p.m., to an accident with injury on Bethel Church Road. After arriving, it was determined that 28 year-old Kyle Dodson was traveling northbound on Bethel Church Road and lost control of his 2009 Yamaha motorcycle in a curve causing the bike to lay over in the roadway. Dodson was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital where he later died of injuries sustained in the accident. A passenger on the motorcycle, Ashley W. Dodson, was also transported to T. J. Samson Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

 

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Cave City Mayor cancels city council meeting

Cave City Mayor Dewayne Hatcher has issued an executive order canceling this month's City Council Meeting, which was scheduled for Monday, April 13th.  All future meetings of the Cave City City Council, will be addressed on a case-by-case basis based upon the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Hardin County COVID-19 caes increase

For the second straight day, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department reported four new confirmed cases in Hardin County, bringing the total to 18. There also was a new confirmed case reported for Meade County to bring

their total to three. LaRue County also has three confirmed cases. Five people listed among the county’s case have been released from quarantine, indicating recovery from the illness.

 

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 1st COVID-19 case in Hart County

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 61 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 17 of which have recovered.  Barren County has two, Butler County has two, Edmonson County has six, Hart has one, Logan County has four, Simpson County has 14, and Warren County has 32 with one death reported from COVID-19.  In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, we must continue to follow recommendations provided by the CDC, the state, and Governor Andy Beshear. Practicing social distancing is the most important method for staying healthy. Barren River residents are urged to stay at home, and leave only for essential items such as groceries and medications. When possible, choose online ordering, delivery, and curbside pickup services to obtain these items.

The Kentucky Department of Public Health has updated their guidelines of when to seek care.

 

- If you are worried-well, please stay home. Call the Kentucky State Hotline at

1 (800) 722-5725 or the Barren River District Health Department’s Local COVID-19

Information Line at (270) 781-8039.

- Going to a hospital or doctor’s office adds to a higher concentration of people and overwhelms medical staff.

Call for advice

- If you are ill, but would not have sought care if not for COVID-19, do not seek in-person care at an emergency room, hospital, or doctor’s office.

- Instead, call your local healthcare provider or local health department.

Seek care

- If you are sick and feel you have an emergency, please call your doctor or seek medical care.

- Hospitals and medical staff across the Commonwealth stand ready to serve you.

 

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Ky sees 147 new cases of COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear gave his daily update Tuesday afternoon on COVID-19 in the state of Kentucky. The governor said there were 147 new cases in the state bringing the total to 1,149. Beshear said that it was the highest daily number reported so far, but that the three day trend was lower than the previous three day trend. He said there were 7 new deaths which brings that total to 65. The ages ranged from 42 to 94. Beshear asked once again to light houses green in honor of the fallen Kentuckians. The administration is actively adding and training staff to handle unemployment requests. The governor stressed this is an absolutely critical time to flatten the curve of virus spread. Beshear said he was concerned about where cases were showing up; stating there were 55 cases across 21 nursing home facilities, with 22 staff members being infected and 11 deaths. Green River Correctional Complex was mentioned with 14 total cases comprised of nine inmates and five staff, as well as concerns for Western State Hospital. The facility had 13 cases with nine being patients and four staff.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2020

Metcalfe schools suspend meal delivery

Metcalfe County Schools have announced the temporary suspension of their meal delivery during the school district's spring break.  Superintendent of Metcalfe County Schools, Dr. Benny Lile, said students and teachers will take a break from nontraditional instruction April 6-10, and meal deliveries will stop. The decision to temporarily stop food delivery was made in conjunction with the predicted surge, and eventual peak, of coronavirus cases.

Students without food during the break can get access to meals. Lile said school officials can be contacted via social media and email or call Lile directly at (270) 565-1762.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2020

Blood drive at First Christian Church

The April 8th American Red Cross Blood Drive originally scheduled to be held at the T. J. Health Pavilion has been moved to the First Christian Church in the Fellowship Hall at 1100 N. Race Street in Glasgow. All donors will need to make an appointment to donate. Any donor that had a previous appointment at T. J. Health Pavilion will need to go back to redcrossblood.org and make a new appointment under the First Christian Church location. You may also call 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2020

Faith over Fear in Hart County

Communities across the Commonwealth are coming together during the world wide pandemic. A Hart County woman has started a county-wide initiative to help spread the word of God during these tough times. Shelli Gibbons created a Facebook group Faith Over Fear asking people to place crosses in their yards to symbolize faith over fear. She got the idea from her friend, a pastor in Georgia. As of Saturday night, the page has close to 1,500 members. Many of the crosses are lit up with green lights to honor those lost to COVID-19, decorated with Christmas lights, bows, paintings and words of encouragement. Gibbons hopes the message can spread even further than Hart County. The group on Facebook is public. Gibbons said everyone is encouraged to participate. Click Faith Over Fear for Hart and surrounding counties for more information and how to share your pictures.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2020

Dart Container shuts down for the weekend

According to Dart Container, as of Friday, April 3rd, at 10:00 p.m., the Dart Container Plant in Horse Cave ceased operations for an undetermined amount of time. First, shift employees for Saturday, April 4th, did not report for work. However, Dart trucks were back rolling Monday morning.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2020

Ky sees 38 new cases, 5 deaths of COVID-19

The number of new cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky fell sharply on Sunday, but Gov. Andy Beshear says don't read too much into that low number. During his daily Capitol press conference, Beshear said there were 38 new cases, bringing the total to 955, along with five more deaths, making it 45 during the pandemic. The Governor noted, "When you look at other places in the country, many of which are doubling or more every three days, that is pretty good news, if you can find good news in the midst of this crisis."  Of the five new deaths, three were from Jefferson County: an 80-year-old woman, a 66-year-old woman and 54 year-old woman. The others were an 85-year-old woman from McLean County and a 90-year-old woman from Woodford County. Beshear says more National Guard members have been deployed across the state. "We now have 334 engaged across Kentucky. They're doing everything from helping at hospitals to helping at our food banks" While drive through testing is on pause, the Governor announced they have entered into an agreement with Gravity Diagnostics in Northern Kentucky. "The agreement will provide up to 2,000 tests a day that we will be able to use around the state," he said. "The goal is going to be to use that outside the Golden Triangle, which right now has UofL, UK and a number of other avenues to get quick testing. The number of tests will depend on the number of swabs that we can get, which are in critical demand."  He said this will significantly increase the number of tests around the state, and the results will be available in 24 hours. Materials are being shipped out Monday, with testing beginning the following day. According to Beshear, two gyms in Frankfort were defying his executive orders by letting people in the back door have been cited.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Methamphetamine located in Hart County

K9 Deputy Caleb Butler and Deputy Tim Nichols responded to a drug complaint on Forestville Road, Munfordville Sunday. While investigating the complaint, over 16 grams of crystal Methamphetamine were seized along with sufficient paraphernalia to prove that trafficking in Methamphetamine was taking place. The suspects fled prior to law enforcement arriving. At this time, the investigation is ongoing and multiple arrests are expected.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Kentucky Unemployment skyrocketing

Thousands of Kentuckians are losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People are working to get their unemployment benefits in, while some can't file them at all. Josh Benton, Deputy Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, gave an update on unemployment in Kentucky during the pandemic. Because the I-U system is hard to change, one of the first things Benton did was make sure individuals were able to submit an application, even if they were ineligible. Through challenges of communication, the kcc.ky.gov website has been changed with all the information and updates on unemployment insurance. The website also includes contacts and shows how to file a claim. Another challenge includes the phone lines, where 1,000 to 1,500 calls come in per day. Over 150 different workers from different agencies have reviewed over 70,000 claims to make sure the payments come in on time. For folds filing a claim, their first payment is automatic and benefits are extended for three weeks. Individuals who can't open their claim will receive an email on how to extend it. An additional $600 a week will be added to claims checks as soon as the state receives federal guidance. Benton also recommends to not respond to or provide information to scammers who ask for money.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Monroe County reports 1st case of COVID-19

The Monroe County Health Department is investigating its first case of COVID-19 in the county. Health officials are working with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) to identify and contact all those who may have been exposed to the infected person. These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms. Jill Ford, Health Department Director, says, “Right now, staying healthy at home is one of the most important tools they have in the fight against COVID-19"

The health department recommends to continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Practice social distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• Cover your cough or sneeze.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using an EPA-registered household disinfectant.

Governor Andy Beshear gave new executive orders during his update on the Coronavirus pandemic in Kentucky. One of which included people out of state traveling into Kentucky will quarantine for 14 days wherever they are coming.  Another included allowing state and local county governments to hire back retirees if needed.

Hardin County now has seven confirmed cases and LaRue County has two. According to Gov. Andy Beshear’s website, one of the last two cases for Hardin County is a 48 year-old female. The other confirmed case that was announced by the health department was not listed on Beshear’s website. The latest LaRue County confirmed case is a 53-year-old female. Of Hardin County’s seven cases, at least five are females. LaRue County’s other case is a male, 72.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020

DISTRICT COVID-19 UPDATES AND EXECUTIVE ORDER ON OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 40 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, six of which have recovered. Barren County has one, Butler County has one, Edmonson County has five, Logan County has three, Simpson County has 12, and Warren County has 18; with one death reported from COVID-19.  Governor Andy Beshear issued an Executive Order Monday proclaiming a state of emergency relating to travel.

The executive order instructs Kentuckian residents to:

1)  not travel into any other state, except:

a) When required by employment;

b) To obtain groceries, medicine, or other necessary supplies;

c) To seek or obtain care by a licensed healthcare provider;

d) To provide care for the elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons; or

e) When required by court order.

 

For questions about COVID-19, call the State Hotline at (800) 722-5725,

BRDHD’s COVID-19 Information Line at 270-781-8039, visit

www.barrenriverhealth.org/covid-19-information or https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Kentucky State Parks and Kentucky Horse Park Open for Daytime Use Only

The Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet announced Thursday that the Kentucky Horse Park and Kentucky State Parks will be open to the public for daytime use only.  Effective now, Kentucky State Parks and the Kentucky Horse Park will suspend all overnight reservations for park lodges, cabins and campgrounds until further notice. All upcoming reservations will be canceled, and refunds will be issued.

Kentucky State Parks will be open to the public between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Park visitors will have access to park trails and scenic sites during these designated hours. Golf courses will remain open. Park visitors are encouraged to check the website for golf course hours of operation. All state park lodges, cabins, playgrounds and campgrounds will be closed. Food service will also be suspended until further notice.

The Kentucky Horse Park grounds will be open to the public between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Visitor Center and park campground will be closed to the public until further notice. Park visitors will continue to have access to the park’s walking trail with a number of sculptures, memorials and equine companions.

For more information about the Kentucky Horse Park, visit the park website at www.kyhorsepark.com.

For updates on Kentucky State Parks, visit our Facebook page or parks.ky.gov/covid-19-information.

For more information about Kentucky’s COVID-19 response, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Income guidelines increase for more eligibility from food banks

Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is temporarily relaxing income requirements through April 30th to allow more Kentuckians to receive food from food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles says this is an extremely tough time for many Kentucky who have lost their jobs or had income slashed because of the coronavirus pandemic and that citizens have enough to worry about.

This action by the KDA’s Division of Food Distribution will allow more Kentuckians to be eligible to receive food from food banks. The KDA requested an increase in the income guidelines from 130 to 185 percent to qualify to get food through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture expedited the KDA’s request on March 31st.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Low-income energy assistance extended

Community Action Kentucky and its 23 member agencies are pleased to announce the passage of the economic stimulus bill in response to the nation’s COVID-19 health crisis. Included in this historic stimulus bill is $1.9 billion in increased funding to support two vital programs delivered by Community Action agencies across the country, the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). CSBG was allocated $1 billion in additional funding while LIHEAP will receive an additional $900 million in funding to help Americans rebound from this national crisis. LIHEAP is utilized to support individuals and families struggling to pay utility costs.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Hart County Extension Board meeting

The Hart County Extension District Board will be meeting Wednesday, April 1st, at 12 noon via zoom meeting. If you are interested in attending or need additional information, please contact the Hart County Extension Office at 270-524-2451.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Officer-involved-shooting ends with fatality

An officer-involved-shooting in Cumberland County has left one person dead. The Kentucky State Police is investigating a pursuit where the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop the driver of a silver Cobalt who was driving recklessly on Ky. 61 just south of Burkesville. The driver failed to stop, and led police on a pursuit that traveled onto Ky. 90, heading east toward Clinton County. The pursuit ended when the driver crashed into a ditch after losing control of his vehicle.  KSP Post 15 troopers responded to assist and were confronted by the driver who was armed with a knife. As a result of the encounter, shots were fired and the suspect sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Cumberland County Coroner.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Hardin County confirms sixth case of COVID-19

As statewide confirmed cases of COVID-19 neared 600 on Tuesday, Hardin County added its sixth case after two straight days of no cases.  Information on the age and gender of the sixth case was not released. The five previous cases in Hardin County were four females ages 6, 21, 50 and 56, and a 7 year-old male. The health department said they will contact anyone who has been determined to have had direct or indirect contact with the latest case. Beshear announced at his Tuesday afternoon news conference there were 114 confirmed cases since Monday in Kentucky and the death toll had climbed to 18 with seven new deaths – the seventh death was reported

during the news conference. One of the state’s cases is from LaRue County where a male, 72, has a confirmed case. The two most recent Hardin County cases prior to Tuesday’s case were Fort Knox civilian employees, including one who was being treated at Hardin Memorial Hospital.  As of 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, there are least 594 confirmed cases in Kentucky.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Emergency Road Aid Funds Awarded to Hart County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced Hart County Fiscal Court will receive $32,720 in County Road Aid emergency funds to help clear and repair more than a dozen storm-damaged county roads. Needed repairs include replacement of washed-out culverts, damaged drainage tiles and parts of roadways and the clearing of trees, mud and other debris.

The repairs will take place on the following routes: Riordan Road (County Road 1315), Charles Mansfield Road (CR 1247), Old Cut Road West (CR 1220), Port Wooden Road (CR 1388), Exum Lane (CR 1056), Merl Reynolds Road (CR 1087), Sandford Burd Road (CR 1039), Fisher Ridge Road (CR 1265), Ernest Wilson Road (CR 1363), Pikeview (CR 1033), Hicks Springs Road (CR 1246), C.E. Johnson Road (CR 1410) and Johnson Cemetery Road (CR 1399). Hart County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

New hours for County Clerk's Office

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders is reporting new hours for the office. The clerk's office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Closed Friday and Saturday. No in-person services will be available.

For further information, call the county clerk's office at 270-524-2751. The options are to mail-in, call in or go online.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020                                                         

Patient from Adair County tests positive for COVID-19 at T. J. Regional Health

A patient from Adair County, who was treated at T. J. Health Columbia, has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive test result came back Tuesday after the patient was discharged and recovering at home. While in the hospital, the patient was treated in the designated COVID-19 unit and was discharged under isolation protocol.  Neil Thornbury, CEO of T. J. Regional Health, says “Now more than ever, it’s important to call the hotline before seeking treatment if you or someone you know is concerned about symptoms or exposure, The hotline is staffed by registered nurses, who can help answer any questions and provide clinical direction. The local hotline number is 270-651-4400. To stay up-to-date on the latest developments and available information from federal and state agencies, visit the cdc.gov/coronavirus or kycovid19.ky.gov sites or call the

Kentucky state hotline at 1-800-722-5725.

 

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Monday, March 30th, 2020

Coronavirus confirmed in Barren County

According to a news release, the Barren River District Health Department is now investigating 23 total cases of the COVID-19. The case count breakdown per county is as follows: 1 case in Barren, 1 case in Butler, 2 cases in Logan, 7 cases in Simpson and 12 cases in Warren. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that if you have fever or cough, you might have COVID-19. Keep track of your symptoms. It is important to know that most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you have an emergency warning sign, get medical attention right away. Emergency warning signs include*:

 

* Trouble breathing

* Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

* New confusion or inability to arouse

* Bluish lips or face

 

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Monday, March 30th, 2020

35 plus bills signed by governor

In the midst of leading Kentucky's response to a worldwide pandemic that has infected more than 300 Kentuckians, Gov. Andy Beshear signed more than 35 bills this past week. Gov. Beshear signed legislation prohibiting selling tobacco, alternative nicotine and vaping products to people under 21, making the transportation cabinet the sole issuer of driving licenses including REAL IDs, and a bill automatically expunging aquittals. The Governor also vetoed two bills.

 

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Monday, March 30th, 2020

Hart County School meal distribution

Hart County Schools will offer meals for students, including high school students, at each elementary school on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday's meal will also include meals for Tuesday and Wednesday, and then Thursday's meal will include meals for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call Central Office at 270-524-2631.

 

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Monday, March 30th, 2020

Tennessee man arrested in Hart County

A traffic stop in Hart County Friday led to the arrest of a Tennessee man. Deputy Charlie Eubank, of the Hart County Sheriff’s office, conducted a traffic stop along I-65 Southbound at the 67 mile marker. 61 year-old Kenneth R. Robinson, of Murfreesboro TN, was charged with; careless driving, Operating a motor vehicle under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree, endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of marijuana. Robinson was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Med Center Health open 24 hours a day

Med Center Health has announced that Medical Center Urgentcare is now open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This expansion is a targeted effort to increase access to care for patients with minor injuries and illnesses, allowing The Medical Center's emergency room to focus additional resources toward the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Medical Center Urgentcare, located at 291 New Towne Drive off Lovers Lane in Bowling Green, is a walk-in clinic featuring onsite lab and x-ray capabilities. No appointment is necessary. Call-ahead registration is available 270-796-3510 to reduce wait times upon arrival.

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Grayson County reports 1st case of COVID-19

The Grayson County Health Department has confirmed their first case in the county of COVID-19. The case was identified Wednesday and the person who tested positive is in isolation. No other information about the patient was released.

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Wednesday's news release from Gov. Beshear

Governor Beshear said during a Wednesday news release, "With the rise in cases and knowing that these next two weeks are going to be some of the most important, we are going to take the next step; so effective Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m., we are going to be asking all non-life-sustaining businesses to close to in-person traffic. Even for those who are going to be excepted under this order, we are going to mandate that type of social distance that we have to see out there to protect the people."

Gov. Beshear released the executive order Wednesday to give businesses more guidance. He said many businesses provide life-sustaining services and will be allowed to stay open, even though they must maintain social distancing.

The businesses that can stay open include: grocery stores, drug stores and pharmacies, banks, hardware stores, agricultural operations, gas stations, media, businesses needed for transportation, logistics, shipping, delivery and pick-up, housing, building and construction, laundry, financial services, home-based care and services, professional services, manufacturing and other businesses key to national interests or life-sustaining goods or services, and those covered under the federal critical infrastructure sector.

The governor said most professional services, including attorneys, accountants and those in real estate, can be performed at home. As he said previously, restaurants can remain open for delivery, curbside pickup and even carry out if they follow guidelines on social distancing.

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Barren County investigating trash can removals

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating numerous incidents where trash cans have been struck in the middle of the road by vehicles. The cans had been pulled to the end of properties for pickup and unknown

subjects have been moving the cans into the roadway and in some cases moving the cans several miles away from the owners property and then leaving them in the middle of roadway. The Barren County Sheriff's Office will be utilizing extra patrol near and around scheduled pickup locations. If anyone has information or sees anyone tampering with the trash cans, please notify authorities at 270-651-5151.

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Single-vehicle crash in Metcalfe County; one arrested

Metcalfe County Sheriff Lonnie Hodges responded to Cedar Hill Road Tuesday where William Anderson had been driving a 2003 Chevy Silverado eastbound on when he failed to negotiate a curve. Anderson's truck left the road and struck several fence posts.  He was arrested after failing sobriety tests. Anderson was charged with Operating A Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol (Aggravating Circumstance) and taken to the Barren

County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020

35 new positive COVID-19 cases reported in Ky

In a news release Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Andy Beshear reported 35 new positive cases in Kentucky, bringing the total to 198 cases, which is good news as the amount was lower than Tuesday's. Included in the 35 new cases is a new case in Warren County, bringing the total number of cases in Warren to 9. There was also the 5th death from the virus; a 75-year-old man.  Gov. Beshear wants Kentuckians to continue to stay home and he even noted these next two to three weeks are critical. An official with the governor, also mentioned having no group play dates with your children. Beshear also brought to attention that anyone who had lost their job due to quarantine and social distancing, now qualifies for unemployment.  If you have already applied for unemployment you are fine, if you haven't applied yet, follow the schedule on the website to apply.

The first drive-thru testing facility is now in the works, with more details soon. Gov. Beshear also suspended evictions in the state of Kentucky. Beshear also noted there will be an increase of law enforcement in the next few

weeks, especially to add support to hospitals across the state. 

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Man arrested for rape of 12 year-old

One man is facing rape charges in Warren County. Bowling Green Police responded to the Medical Center where a 12 year-old victim was pregnant. The girl told authorities she was from Honduras and spoke very little English. After the victim spoke to a therapist, police were informed about the rape and that the girl had delivered a baby at home as well. Police say the victim told them she had been repeatedly raped over the last several months and indicated Orlando Bejarando-Diaz was the father of the child. The victim added that she delivered a baby on or about the day she was brought to the hospital, and someone put the baby in a sack and placed it in the bedroom closet where she sleeps, suspecting the child was stillborn.  Orlando Bejarando-Diaz was arrested and taken to Warren County Regional Jail, he is facing charges of rape and tampering with evidence.

 

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Hart County man arrested on multiple charges

A Hart County man has been arrested on multiple charges. The Hart County Sheriff and several Deputies responded Monday to 1215 Doc Speevack Road to apprehend a person wanted for several serious crimes. 60 year-old Edwin K. Reynolds was arrested without incident outside his residence and charged with terroristic threatening, 3rd degree, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, wanton endangerment, 1st degree and assault, 4th degree (domestic violence) minor injury. Reynolds was also served two outstanding Emergency Protection Orders before being transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 full cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Changes in Hart County School student meals

The Hart County School system is offering daily meals while school is dismissed. Parents can come to the elementary schools pickup locations for lunch. However, Wednesday and Thursday meals will be distributed on Wednesday during the pickup. There will be no meals served Thursday. Also, on Friday, parents will be picking up student meals for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as there will be no meals served over the weekend. If you have any questions, call Chris Russell at 270-524-2631.

 

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Ky reports largest day of new cases

Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky had 39 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, the largest single day number by far, bringing the state's total to at least 163. During a Capitol press conference, the governor expressed his disappointment that some people are not following the guidance and orders restricting the gathering of people and called out an action which led to one of Tuesday's new cases. " I want to say, without identifying which one, we have a positive case from someone who attended a coronavirus party...We are battling for the health and even the lives of our parents and our grandparents. We ought t ob e much better than that" given the rise in cases and knowing the next two weeks will be very important. Beshear announced a next step. "Effective Thursday at 8:00 p.m., we're going to be asking all non-life-sustaining businesses to close to in-person traffic. Even for those that are going to be accepted until this order, we are going to mandate the type of social distancing that we have to see out there to protect our people." Details will appear in an executive order he will issue later Wednesday, but Beashear did say businesses exempted from his order of a few days ago will remain so. Those include Grocery stores, pharmacies, drugstores, banks, gas stations, auto repair and parts businesses, media, agriculture related businesses and liquor stores. On Monday, Beashear announced a hotline to report those who have ignored his executive order and said they had 2,000 calls the first night. The calls are being taken by employees of the state Labor Cabinet. That number is 833-KY-SAFER or 833-597-2337. The governor says at least four healthcare workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

 

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Metcalfe County man arrested on warrants

A Metcalfe County sheriff's deputy responded to the Center community Tuesday on Iron Mountain Road in reference to a dispute between neighbors over a dog.  The deputy contacted the dog's owner, Dakota Jackson. Police say Jackson identified himself by using a different name. The deputy confirmed that Jackson was entered as a wanted person in two different court systems. Jackson was arrested and taken to the Barren County Detention Center on 2 warrants of probation violation, one from Simpson Circuit Court, the other from Barren Circuit Court, along with a warrant for theft by unlawful taking under $500(Barren District Court). Jackson was also charged with giving a peace officer false identifying information.

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Two men shot in Warren County

Bowling Green Police say they responded to Clay Street Monday night and then received a call from the hospital where two men entered the ER with gunshot wounds. They say one man was treated and released. Officials say the other is receiving care. No suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made.

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Local coronavirus testing limited

The nation is facing limited supplies of COVID-19 tests and protective equipment, especially for healthcare workers. Lack of tests have resulted in some people getting turned away. TJ Samson Regional Health, along with many other hospitals, follow the strict CDC guidelines/screening when it comes to determining who to test. The at protocol includes age, known exposure and risk. Medical professionals say the screening process in place helps preserve tests, keeps healthcare workers from being overly exposed and limit potential exposure to other patients already in the hospital. Dr. Eric Fisher, Chief of Medical Staff at TJ Samson Regional Health says "What we can't do is overwhelm our ER's and urgent cares with people with mild symptoms that are not high risk, very unlikely to get sick, that actually don't need emergency or urgent care at the time and from taking away from the people that do and risking exposing others and exposing themselves." He says he believes there need to be more tests available. If you think you are symptomatic, TJ Samson has a hotline number you should call before coming into the hospital. This will act as a screening process to see if you are eligible for a tests. The number is 270-651-4400.

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Fourth death confirmed and 21 new cases

Gov. Andy Beshear informed the public in a press conference Monday, that Kentucky has seen its fourth death and there are now at least 124 coronavirus cases in the state. According to the Governor, there will be tougher and tougher times ahead as an escalation of the coronavirus is expected. Twenty-one new cases were confirmed as of 5:00 p.m. Monday and the latest death occurred in Lexington where an 82 year-old woman who had underlying health conditions, passed away. State Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steve Stack said he wrote a letter to ask medical students in Kentucky to volunteer to help. "We have about 600 medical students in the state. At this point, we have close to 50% who have already agreed to volunteer their time, their services and themselves to help in our emergency response efforts." He said they are now going to solicit nursing students and others. Beshear announced a new way for larger employers to help their workers who are being laid-off, qualify for unemployment benefits more quickly. "Any employer of at least 50 employees who is laying off 15 employees, is urged to file a mass claim on their behalf through the e-claims process. The governor also announced a Team Kentucky Fund, "An opportunity to make sure that we can help with as many of the sacrifices that people are making, as possible." The tax-deductible donations will go to help those whose jobs have been affected by the virus. The fund will be overseen by the Public Protection Cabinet, who will be able to track all money that goes in and out of the fund. He also announced new steps to protect healthcare facilities. "We believe that cases are going to ramp up, so we are going to take up some security measures around our Kentucky Hospitals, just to make sure everything is orderly and make sure that everybody in there, from the practitioners to the patients, are safe." He says that means you'll see additional law enforcement, both local and state, at hospitals, "And you'll be seeing in the near future, some Nation Guard that are posted there as well."

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

COVID-19 AND HOW TO MANAGE MENTAL HEALTH

The Barren River District Health Department is investigating eight cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District. Warren County has five cases; Simpson has two; Logan has one. The news of positive cases has understandably raised concern for many community members. We should all prepare for the number of positive cases to continue to increase in the coming days.  It is normal for people to feel stress and anxiety in these types of situations. In order to help manage mental health, do the following:

 

 Stay informed with updates from reliable sources such as:

o govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19

o www.cdc.gov

o www.barrenriverhealth.org/covid-19-information

o www.facebook.com/BarrenRiverDistrict

o www.facebook.com/GovAndyBeshear

· Maintain a healthy diet, engage in regular exercise, and get enough sleep

· Preserve daily routines as much as possible

· Take a break from social media and news and don’t overexpose yourself to too much information

· Take advantage of outdoor activities while still maintaining social distancing

· Social distancing does not mean social isolation, connect with friends and family through virtual opportunities such as texting, phone calls, and FaceTime

To report a business or organization who is not taking social distancing measures or following executive orders from Governor Andy Beshear, call Kentucky’s COVID-19 Reporting Hotline at 1-833-597-2337. For questions about COVID-19, call the State hotline at (800) 722-5725 or visit www.barrenriverhealth.org/covid-19- information or https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19.

 

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Ky. Gov. Beshear orders nonessential retail to close

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Sunday night that new restrictions will take place on Kentucky business starting Monday, just as the state's coronavirus cases surpassed 100. Starting at 8:00 p.m. March 23rd, all nonessential retail will be ordered closed to in-person traffic. These businesses will be allowed to provide delivery and curbside pickup for any online or orders over the phone. The order applies to the following types of stores:

* Clothing, entertainment, sporting goods, department stores

* shoes, jewelry, florists, furniture, bookstores

* Auto dealers (repair and part stores are exempt and will remain open

* Electronic and appliance

* Cosmetics, beauty supplies and perfume stores

* Optical goods, other personal health and personal care stores

* Office supplies, used merchandise stores

* all other miscellaneous store retailers.

It does not include: Grocery stores

* General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters

* pet and pet supply stores

* hardware, gas stations

* automotive parts and repair

* auto, truck and van rental

* liquor stores, banks

* veterinary offices, pharmacies, drug stores

* UPS, specialty food stores, meat markets

* fish and seafood markets, and fruit and vegetable markets.

 

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Confirmed COVID-19 case in Allen County

Scottsville Mayor David Burch and the Health Department has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case in Allen County. At approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Judge Harper and Burch were notified by Scott Williams, Director of Allen County Health Department, that Allen County has its first confirmed case of the Coronavirus. The patient is a 23 year-old female. Scott Williams emphasized that if anyone gets a call from the Allen County Health Department to answer the call. They're in the process of notifying the people who have or may have been in contact with the patient.

 

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Verbal Covid-19 case confirmed in Simpson County

According to Simpson County Judge Executive Mason Barnes, there is a verbal confirmation of a COVID-10 case in Simpson County. The test is currently being processed through the Health Department. Barnes said test results form another case were also pending. Saturday, there was a confirmed case of COVID-10 at Toyo in Simpson County. That patient is an employee at Toyo, but is not a resident of Simpson County.

 

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Feeding America Food Truck at Caverna

Feeding America Food Truck will be Monday, March 23rd, for Cave City and Horse Cave families, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Caverna High School.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Nurse shot during struggle at Medical Center

Bowling Green Police say they were called to the Medical Center Wednesday at midnight after a report of shots being fired in the Emergency Room. Police say a nurse was shot. Witnesses told police Jeffrey Fields stripped off his gown and medical equipment and was threatening security. The security guards said they were trying to restrain Fields and pushed him into a wall. As Fields went to the ground, he tried to disarm the security guard and fired the gun while it was in the holster. The bullet hit the other security guard and then struck a nurse in her leg. Police say officers tazed Fields to arrest him. He was charged with Assault, 1st degree, Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree, Resisting Arrest and Menacing. Fields was admitted to the hospital and then taken to the Warren County Regional Jail.

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Cave City City Hall closed

The Cave City City Hall is now closed to walk in traffic. Anyone requesting information of any kind to contact our office by phone, email or fax to limit face-to-face contact in all practical purposes. You may phone City Hall at 270-773-2188, Cave City Police Department (non emergency) at 270-+773-2441, Mayor Dwayne Hatcher at 270-590-4850 and Office Manager Robert Smith at 270-670-5059.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Hardin Memorial launches medical hotline

Hardin Memorial Health has launched a hotline for people with flu-like/respiratory symptoms. The hotline will be staffed by HMH registered nurses who can answer questions and provide accurate information about the flu and COVID-19 symptoms. HMH Medical Group said in a Wednesday afternoon news release. "Callers are unsure of where or when to seek treatment will be given guidance according to the latest CDC recommendations." Nurses will field questions and direct patients to the appropriate level of care. The hotline number is 270-979-7777 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hotline use should be limited to those with symptoms or those with a loved one experiencing symptoms such as a fever, cough or shortness of breath. For more information, contact the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services - kycovid19.ky.gov or Public Hotline: 1-800-722-5725.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

State of Emergency for city of Horse Cave

A Declaration of Local State of Emergency for the City of Horse Cave, was issued by Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry. The order is in effect now and pending further Executive Order, directed that:

1. The local Emergency Operations Plan shall be fully executed;

2 The Emergency Management Director shall direct the emergency management operation to provide such assistance as can be delivered from available local resources and shall coordinate all agencies of local government to provide assistance to the City of Horse Cave.

3. All agencies of local government shall cooperate to the fullest extent with the Emergency Management Director and provide such assistance as may be required for response to this emergency.

4. The Mayor of the City of Horse Cave can order immediate purchase or rental of, contract for, or otherwise procure, without regard to procurement codes or budget requirements, the goods and services essential for protection of public health and safety or to maintain or to restore essential public services.

5. The Mayor of the City of Horse Cave can waive procedures and other formalities otherwise required by law, pertaining to the a) performance of public work; b) entering into contracts; c) incurring obligations; d) employment of permanent and temporary workers; e) utilizations of voluntary workers; f) rental equipment; g) appropriation and expenditure of funds.

6. Execute any emergency powers granted under KRS 39A.100 and 39B.070 to provide for adequate and appropriate response for as long as the state of emergency continues. The Declaration was signed March 19th, 2020, by Mayor Randall Curry.

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

State of Emergency update for Hart County

Hart County Judge/Executive Joe Choate by Executive order, has declared a state of Emergency due to possible spread of Coronavirus in Hart County. As the proclamation stated:

Whereas, the United States Government and the State of Kentucky have both declared emergencies to address this effort; and

Whereas, local government has the responsibility to protect the public health, safety and welfare of its citizens to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus and efforts to contain it:

The declaration declared, Joe Choate, Hart County Judge/Executive by the authority vested in my office, do hereby declare that a State of Emergency exists in Hart County, presently on this date and pending further Executive Order, and direct that:

1. The Local Emergency Operations Plan shall be fully executed;

2. The Emergency Management Director shall direct the emergency management operations to provide such assistance as can be delivered from available local resources and shall coordinate all agencies of local government to provide assistance to Hart County.

3. All agencies of local government shall cooperate to the fullest extent with the Emergency Management Director and provide such assistance as may be required for response to this emergency.

4. The Hart County Judge/Executive can waive procedures and other formalities otherwise required by law, pertaining to the a) performance of public work; b) entering into contracts; c) incurring obligations; d) employment of permanent and temporary workers; 3) utilizations of voluntary workers; f) rental equipment; g) appropriation and expenditure of funds.

The declaration was signed by Judge Executive Joe Choate on Thursday.

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Second case of Coronavirus diagnosed in BG

The Barren River District Health Department is investigating its 2nd case of COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) in a Warren County resident. The patient is an 80-year-old female. Health officials are working with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) to identify and contact all those who may have been exposed to the infected person. These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

State of Emergency declared by Cave City Mayor

Cave City Mayor Dewayne Hatcher has declared a State of Emergency. The city is promoting the health and well-being of the general public to reduce the community spread of disease and as a follow-up to prior protocols ordering government agencies to reduce staffing and Gov. Beshear's Executive Order 2020-215, declaring a State of Emergency in response to 2019 novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), and pursuant to KRS Chapter 39A, and to ensure that persons and groups disperse from the scene of the emergency and to promote and secure the safety and protection of the civilian population, please be advised of the following:

In order to carry out this directive, all City Employees and agency heads shall adhere to the following protocol:

* To the extent possible, all in-person city government services shall be provided by the following methods: mail, fax, email, videoconferencing, any internet-based methods, or telephone;

* Employees are prohibited from providing nonessential in-person city government services outside of government buildings or sites;

* In the limited circumstances where government in-person services are still provided, all city government employees should engage in social distancing as defined by the CDC. For more information, visit Kycovid19.ky.gov.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Warren County resident tests positive

TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital confirms, their patient, a 73 year-old man, is the first Warren County person to test positive for COVID-19. In a press release from TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital, it was confirmed that one of the patients has tested positive for COVID-19. The hospital released this statement, "TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital has protocols in place to care for patients with infectious diseases and we have been working diligently to ensure we are prepared for potential issues related to COVID-19. We are following infection prevention protocols for COVID-19 patients, including isolation, to help ensure the safety of our colleagues, patients and visitors, and we continue to work closely with the CDC and health department.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Shots fired at BG Medical Center

Reports of shots fired at the Bowling Green Medical Center at midnight Wednesday. According to a witness who said, an irate patient was wrestling with a security officer and eventually got the security officer's gun. The witness also says a Medical Center employee was shot in the leg. They are expected to be okay and in stable condition. The patient was detained by BGPD.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Funeral home implements restrictions

A. F. Crow Funeral Home in Glasgow has implemented restrictions per a directive from state government officials.

Gov. Andy Beshear directed restaurants and similar facilities to limit their face-to-face interactions with the public. That directive also urged funeral homes to limit funeral practices to immediate family and those closest to the deceased. The funeral home, with permission from families, will try to facilitate visitations and memorial services.  Those who aren’t immediate family members can view those services via Facebook Live.  Even though there are limitations, families can continue using the funeral home's services. Current visitations and funerals already planned are to run as normal. The funeral home is working with families to limit crowd sizes.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Residential fire in Glasgow Monday

Firefighters from Glasgow responded to 121 Lexington Drive after a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, smoke was evident throughout the structure. The resident said they had placed a pot of cooking oil on the stove before it ignited into a fire.  The home sustained fire and extensive smoke damage. Fire Department units were on the scene for about 1 1/2 hours.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

MAYOR JOHNSON DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY

City of Munfordville Mayor, John Johnson declares a state of emergency by executive order for the City in response to the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.  With this declaration the City can coordinate emergency efforts with national, state, county and other local agencies for maximum effective response to protect the health, safety, and welfare of citizens.  This executive order allows Mayor Johnson the flexibility to respond to the crisis more quickly and effectively by exercising emergency powers subject to the orders of the Governor, pursuant to KRS 39A.100(2). If you are in need of assistance call Munfordville City Hall at 270-524-5701 or Community Action at 270-524-0224.

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education working session will be held Thursday, March 19th, at 5:00 p.m. at Legrande Elementary School. The board will meet along with the Hart County School District Finance Corporation, Thursday, March 19th, at 6:00 p.m. at Legrande Elementary with several items listed on the agenda.

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Woman arrested in Cave City

Cave City Police responded to a verbal domestic on Sunday at the 3906 Mammoth Cave Road, Room #7. Upon arrival, Officer Childress made contact with a male subject and a female subject, identified as Wendi Boyd. The two admitted to being in a verbal argument. After a search of the room, Boyd was arrested for Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance not in the original container, 1st offense. Boyd was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Theaters, gyms, salons ordered to close

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is ordering the closure of theaters, gyms, hair salons and other businesses where people gather. It's Kentucky's latest step in the effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. Beshear's order takes effect by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday. It also exempts a cross-section of businesses such as grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, health care facilities, gas stations, hardware stores and hotels. The governor also hinted that schools could be closed for longer than two weeks. He said residents ought to be prepared to go longer than that.

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Barren County declares State of Emergency

A state of emergency has been declared in several cities in Barren County. Barren County Judge/Executive Michael Hale declared a state of emergency Tuesday, alongside Glasgow Mayor Harold Armstrong, Park City Mayor Larry Poteet and Cave City Mayor Dewayne Hatcher. The declaration offers each governmental body the availability to apply for and receive related emergency expenses, if and when federal and state emergency resources are made available.

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Two arrested in shooting incident

Authorities have arrested two individuals after observing video surveillance at a Cave City hotel. Officer Brandon Fletcher and Officer Childress of the Cave City Police Department, responded to the Budget Inn after a report of a shot being fired. After viewing video surveillance footage which showed a male retrieving a handgun from his jacket pocket and hand it to the female, who then fired one round, officer were able to identify the suspects. The shooting took place across North Dixie Highway toward Eastland County in the direction of a residential area. The female was identified as Stephanie Wilson and the male was identified as Patrick Valentour. Wilson was arrested and charged with Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree, and Valentour was charged with Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree (Complicity). Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Hart County Government Offices Begin Restricting Public Access

 

-        After 5pm on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, all county government offices will be closed to public access.  Attendants will be in these offices during business hours to take calls. Communication will also available via email, fax and websites.

-        The Hart County Library is closed until schools reopen.

-        No court will take place at the Hart County Judicial Center for the next 60 days.

-        No driver testing will take place until further notice.

-        Child care centers will close Friday until further notice.

-        Garbage pickup will continue.

-        Restaurants are restricted to carry-out, delivery and drive-thru service.

-        Community Action is available at 270.524.0244 for assisting elderly citizens and/or those who are at risk with underlying health conditions who may need grocery and/or medication pickup.

 

The complete document is provided below:

 

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Hart County School meal sites

During the period of time that Hart County Schools are closed, student meals will be available for pick-up at the following sites, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Drive thru locations:

Bonnieville School - Parent Pick-up

Cub Run School - Front Door

LeGrande School - Front Door

Memorial School - Parent Pick-up

Munfordville School - Gym Entrance

Meals for all students (including HS) will be available at the five elementary schools. If you have questions, please call Central Office at 270-524-2631 or call your child's school.

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Community Action services offered

If you know someone that is elderly and/or at risk with underlying health conditions that may need assistance with picking up groceries and/or medications, please have them contact Community Action at 270-524-0224. Community Action will connect them with a volunteer that can assist.

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Special program with local authorities

With the Coronavirus outbreak, Studio 101/WLOC will host a special program with Hart County officials Thursday, March 19th, at 7:00 a.m. The Judge Executive, Sheriff, County Clerk, Circuit Court Clerk, County Attorney, Hart County Emergency Management, PVA, and Jailer will be at the radio station to update citizens on services and any changes in the operation of their offices. Listeners may call with any questions, at 270-786-4400.

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Hospital issues no visitation policy

According to the press release, patient and employee safety is the top priority at all facilities of T. J. Regional Health. Plans and protocols are in place that are consistent with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and they are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of patients and employees. Although there are currently no know cases of COVID-19 in the service area, the entrance to T. J. Samson Community Hospital and T. J. Health Columbia, will be restricted with no visitors allowed. Exceptions will be made for those who are essential to patent needs, such as parents of pediatric patients, one support person assisting in labor and delivery or outpatient services or those who are visiting patients receiving end-of-life care.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2020

Hart County Sheriff's Office service update

Transitioning through the state of emergency, Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson, all members of the Hart County Sheriff's Office, wish to assure the citizens they are open for business. The duties, obligations and responsibilities to protect and serve the community have not changed. They remain mindful of the needs of the community and the potential increase in need of support and services. All citizens of Hart County will continue to be mindful of what makes Hart County great, the support and respect of our neighbors.  The office will continue its normal hours of operations. Accident reports and vehicle inspections will continue and be available. Should you need a CCDW renewal, call the office. The Hart County Sheriff's Office will come to you and provide these services, at no additional charge. Tax collection will continue, as mandated. The Hart County Sheriff's Office will maintain law enforcement and public service to Hart County. The Hart County Sheriff's Office, including K-9 Rina, are on duty to maintain the safety and security of Hart County.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2020

Mayor's office closed, services continue

Mayor John Johnson and the City of Munfordville is committed to the health and safety of the Citizens of Munfordville. In response to the Coronavirus and spread of (COVID-19), the office will be closed; however, payments can be placed in the night drop box, payments may be called in with debit or credit cards as well. If you have online banking, you may also make payments in this manner. Office staff will still be in office to help you during this time to answer phones to help serve your needs. Please call 270-524-5701 if you have any questions. The police department will be making welfare checks on Senior Citizens who may be in need during this time. The office is closed.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2020

From the Abundance of the Hart

From the Abundance of the Hart will be distributing food to those who live in Hart County and qualify for the program. Food will be distributed at Munfordville Baptist Church gym parking lot on Friday, March 20th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 4:00 p.m. It is requested that ONLY VOLUNTEER WORKERS who off load and bag food, enter the gym. Volunteers will arrive as usual at 9:00 a.m. Those receiving the food that are not volunteers are asked to remain in their vehicle and not enter the building as you will not have to sign for the food. The intention is to have a drive through line where they can load your food without you having to get our of your vehicle. Workers will be on site to give you further information. Continue to listen to Studio 101 - WLOC radio for updates.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2020

Caverna implements NTI and meals

Due to the Governor’s recommendation to close schools, Caverna Independent Schools plan to implement non-traditional instruction starting Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th, instruction will be delivered for all students during the day while at home. The school system is making plans to provide daily meals while school is dismissed. Parents can come to the elementary pickup loop during 8:00-9:00 for breakfast and 10:30-12:00 for lunch. Please go to the Caverna Independent School's webpage and fill out the google form if you are planning to take part in the meal distribution.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2020

Glasgow cautions email scam

Glasgow Police Department is cautioning local residents to beware of the latest scam.  Police say an email is being sent from teambilling997@gmail.com stating an item has been shipped to your residence in another state with the note stating:  “IF YOU DID NOT PLACE THIS ORDER, PLEASE REPORT TO FRAUD PROTECTION TEAM AT 1-888-303-2646”. A victim of the scam had not ordered the item and did not live at the residence the item was being shipped to. After calling the number provided, the victim was told to visit www.helpme.net in order to be provided a refund. From there, access was gained to the victim's computer and they were instructed to open their bank account to have the refund deposited to their account. The victim was then informed to purchase prepaid debit cards, approximately $3,500, and provide the card information. Residents are urged to never give personal information to anyone you do not know. Any suspicious activity should be passed along to local authorities.

 

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Friday, March 13th, 2020

Lane closures on Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway

A project to rehabilitate bridge decks along the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway will result in long-term lane closures in Barren and Metcalfe Counties. The lane closures also create a width restriction of 9 feet on two bridges beginning March 16. The bridge at mile marker 11.4 over U.S. 31-E in Barren County and the bridge at mile marker 24.1 over KY 640 in Metcalfe County will have the lane closures with width restrictions until approximately April 20.  The project will rehabilitate a total of six bridge decks along the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway in Barren and Metcalfe Counties. The contracted was awarded to M&M Services Co. for $1,183,901.

 

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Friday, March 13th, 2020

Governor recommending school closings

Recommendations from the governor have led to several schools taking an early and extended Spring Break.  

 

Hart County Schools will be closed for four weeks beginning Monday, March 16th, and is scheduled to return to class Monday, April 13th.

 

Caverna Independent Schools will be closed for two weeks through March 27th.

 

Barren County Schools announced they will be closing due to Gov. Andy Beshear's recommendation during his COVID-19 update Thursday afternoon.  Barren County Schools Superintendent Bo Matthews said the closure will be from March 16 - 27.


Starting Monday, March 16th, Metcalfe County Schools will be closed for a total of four weeks. Three weeks will be NTID and the fourth week will be Spring Break. Right now, classes will resume after Spring Break, which would be April 13th.

 

Glasgow Independent Schools cancelled face-to-face classes Thursday afternoon and announced students would complete non-traditional instruction assignments starting Monday.  While 83 districts across the state have prior approval for NTI,  the KDE is permitting school systems without NTI days to obtain them for emergency usage. Students are tentatively set to return to class April 13th. 

Glasgow Independent Schools devised a method of serving food to students through the closure with grab-and-go style breakfasts and lunches being served at each cafeteria.

 

Hardin County Schools, Elizabethtown Independent and LaRue County school systems will be out of school until April 6th.

 

Edmonson County Schools have announced they will be closing beginning Monday, March 16 until April 10, according to a letter issued from Superintendent Patrick Waddell.

 

Warren County Public Schools and Bowling Green Independent School District will be closing for four weeks due to Covid-19 concerns. The closure will start Monday and last through April 10.


Bowling Green's minor league team, the Hot Rods, will not be playing in the scheduled opening day.  In a statement, Minor League Baseball said that after consultation with medical professionals and Major League Baseball, MiLB has decided to delay the start of the 2020 baseball season.

 

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Friday, March 13th, 2020

Sheriff's Deputy injured in crash

A Warren County Sheriff’s deputy has been injured in a Wednesday evening collision.  Kentucky State Police say Phillip Gains had responded to a call in the area of Upper Stone Avenue.  Also traveling Upper Stone Avenue was 34 year-old Derek Cordell, of Bowling Green.  Cordell's pickup crossed the center line of the roadway and struck the police vehicle on its front driver's side.  Gaines was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital for treatment of

injuries sustained in the collision. Kentucky State Police have reported he is in stable condition. Cordell was taken to the Medical Center at Bowling Green and was treated before he was released. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (first offense, aggravated circumstance), first degree assault (police officer), first degree wanton endangerment (police officer) and first degree criminal mischief.  Cordell was lodged in the Warren County Jail. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Friday, March 13th, 2020

Wanted man sought by police

The Simpson County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man they say is considered armed and dangerous. Simpson County Sheriffs Office said 34 year-old Billy Darrell Johnson is wanted for first-degree burglary. He has active warrants out of Simpson and Hart Counties. Johnson is described as 5'8", around 200 pounds with tattoos on both arms and hands. He has a "Sway" tattoo on his right cheek and "Swayze" on his upper right arm. Anyone who comes in contact with Johnson, should immediately call 911 or your local law enforcement agency.

 

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Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Girls' Sweet 16 Tournament

In the Kentucky Girls' Sweet 16 1st round Wednesday, Bullitt East defeated Elizabethtown 66 to 55 and Ryle defeated Letcher County Central 59 to 36. Wednesday night, Casey County won over Pikeville 49 to 46 and Anderson County defeated Franklin County 40 to 37. The Girls' Sweet 16 continues through Sunday. The Boys Sweet 16 will begin Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. Studio 101 WLOC will have coverage of both tournaments.

 

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Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Warren County Sheriff's Deputy injured in crash

A Warren County Sheriff's Deputy has been flown to a hospital after a Wednesday night crash. The deputy's patrol unit and a red pickup were involved in the crash on Upper Stone Avenue, just outside of Bowling Green. The Warren County Sheriff's Office said the deputy was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The crash remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

 

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Boys 5th Region Tournament

In boys 5th Region Championship game from Tuesday night, Elizabethtown defeated Bardstown 74 to 72. Elizabethtown will represent the boys 5th Region next week in the Sweet 16.

 

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday morning, March 12th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approval of Hart County Clerk's 2019 budget settlement, approve Kerry McDaniel as applicant agent for Outdoor Siren Grant and resolution to approve Jude/Executive to apply and sign all necessary agreements with the Homeland 2020 Security Grant.

 

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Hospital official clears up misinformation

An official with T. J. Samson Community Hospital has cleared up misinformation involving the hospital.  Stacey Biggs, executive vice president for marketing, planning and development for the hospital’s parent company T.J. Regional Health clarified that the hospital did not lock down its facility and did not close the hospital to the public.  Biggs said the visitation at the hospital is only restricted in the Skilled Nursing Unit department and all other areas of the hospital are following the normal visitor policy. The new rule is in response to an executive order issued by Gov. Andy Beshear and a recommendation from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services as a precautionary measure to protect those most vulnerable.  All other functions in the hospital are proceeding as normal.

 

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Bowling Green man dies in crash

A Bowling Green man is dead after a Friday morning crash. The Bowling Green Police Department responded to a call of an injury collision in the 4900 block of Louisville Road early Friday morning. Officers determined 27-year-old Tyler Scott Bealmear was traveling southbound when he left the roadway. He traveled into the median and struck a median cross-over, causing the truck to go airborne.  Belmear’s vehicle rolled over and came to rest in the left lane of the northbound side of the roadway. His vehicle was then struck by a pickup truck. Police said a 64-year-old man was driving that truck.  Belmear died a short time later at an area hospital. The other driver sustained minor injuries.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Farmers RECC Announces Washington Youth Tour Recipients

Farmers RECC has announced the winners of the 2020 Frankfort and Washington Youth Tour.

This is the 56th annual “Government in Action” Youth Tour. Winners will travel to Frankfort, Kentucky to visit the state capitol in March and will travel to Washington, D.C. for the annual “Government in Action,” Youth Tour in June.

The recipients are: Mattie Coomer of Cave City, daughter of Jason and Sarah Coomer; Briley Burks of Glasgow, daughter of Brian and Oleva Burks; Ethan Chenoweth of Cub Run, son of Burke and Traci Chenoweth; and Claire Wilson of Edmonton, daughter of Amy and Jason Neighbors and Chris and Misty Wilson.

Kentucky is one of the 45 states to send a youth delegation to the annual electric cooperative youth tour. Since 1964, the nation’s electric cooperatives have collectively organized trips for more than 40,000 high school juniors and seniors to visit U.S. congressional members, energy and grassroots government education sessions and go sightseeing in Washington, D.C.  

 Farmers RECC was formed in 1938 and is owned by the members they serve.   Farmers provides electric service to over 25,000 services, in eight Kentucky counties. Today more than 900 electric cooperatives provide reliable and technologically advanced service to 40 million Americans while maintaining a member-focused approach to business.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Morning crash east of Horse Cave

One person was stat-flighted after a two-car accident in Hart County. Authorities were on the scene Monday morning of a traffic accident in Hart County. The accident occurred shortly after 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Kentucky Highway 218 and U.S. 31E, just east of Horse Cave. A car purportedly turned on its top and a power line was downed. One victim was stat flighted from the accident. According to Chris Jessie with the Ky Dept. of Transportation, the crash Monday at the intersection of 31-E and Ky 218 damaged oversized stop signs on the KY 218 approach and the flashing signal which is typically visible on all approaches. The Stop signs have been reinstalled but it will take additional time to reinstall the flashing signal.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Leitchfield man arrested on multiple charges

The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says Sgt. Zane Greer was able to eventually stop 35 year-old Clint K. Clauss, of Leitchfield, on Harris Road, where he was found to be driving on a suspended license, as well as having not tags or insurance. Deputies say Clauss failed the field sobriety tests and admitted to smoking meth earlier in the day. He was charged with numerous traffic violations and fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree and possession of drug paraphernalia. Clauss was taken and lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Girls & Boys Sweet 16 broadcast

Studio 101 - WLOC will have the live broadcasts of both the girls and boys Sweet Sixteen. The girls will begin Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. Elizabethtown, winner of the 5th Region tournament, will be taking on Bullitt East in the first game at 11:00 a.m. The Boys Sweet 16 will begin Wednesday, March 18th, and will also be broadcast on Studio 101.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested for drugs

A Glasgow man has been arrested on drug charges. Glasgow Police responded to a call along Adams Place Sunday.  45 year-old Timothy A. Driver was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled

substance (first offense, methamphetamine) and tampering with physical evidence.  Driver was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center and has since been released.  

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2020

Two drug arrests in Glasgow

A traffic stop along Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway Saturday resulted in two drug arrests. Police conducted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle and discovered via an open air sniff that the passenger side of the car had drugs. Officers conducted a search of the car and located four large vacuum sealed bags of marijuana. The total weight was 4 lbs and 6.8 ounces, police said. A significant amount of cash money was also found. 59 year-old Mickey K. Poole, of Bethpage, of Tenn., was arrested and charged with speeding 15 mph or more over the limit and trafficking in marijuana, 1st offense. 54 year-old William K. Poole, of Westmoreland, Tenn., was also arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana, 1st offense. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2020

New prosecutor in homicide case

A new prosecutor has been named in the Chris Holder homicide case. Hart County Circuit Court Judge Jack Seay disqualified the Commonwealth Attorney's Office for the 10th Judicial Circuit, which includes Hart County. The case will now be prosecuted by the Special Prosecution's Division within the Kentucky Attorney General's Office; specifically, Hon. Tim Cocanougher and Hon. Rewa Zakharia, said Bowling Green Attorney Kate Payton. Payton is with the law firm of Broderick and Davenport which had been representing Albert Stephens, of Glasgow. Albert Stephens is accused in the March 2017 death of 57 year-old Chris Holder, a former Cave City businessman and mayor. Holder was allegedly shot in November 2016 by Stephens at Gary and Ann Logsdon's residence near Hardyville in Hart County. The Logsdons are the parents of Tammy J. Atwell Holder, who is Chris Holder's widow. Holder succumbed to his injuries while a patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville on March 23rd, 2017. The defense has argued that the commonwealth failed to preserve the grand jury testimony of Stephens in May 2017 due to an equipment malfunction. A computer used to record the last part of the grand jury presentation failed due to the memory on the recording device being full. The commonwealth submitted notes regarding the unrecorded testimony prepared by the commonwealth's legal assistant. In January, Seay issued a ruling allowing evidence regarding the grand jury testimony that was not recorded be excluded from trial. A new trial date for the case has also been set. The trial is scheduled to begin December 8th.

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2020

Louisville man apprehended after pursuit

Kentucky State Police say a Louisville man was apprehended in E-town after leading a multi-county pursuit Thursday. A trooper observed a maroon Dodge Ram traveling at a high rate of speed along Interstate 65 near mile marker 53, a news release says. Police later determined 48 year-old Justin J. Halcomb was driving the car. Trooper Bo Hubbard initiated his emergency equipment to stop the vehicle, but Halcomb began to flee. The vehicle fled through Hart, Larue and Hardin Counties. Troopers stopped the car near mile marker 93. Halcomb was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council Meeting

Horse Cave City Council meeting will be held Monday, March 9th, at 121 Woodlawn Avenue, Horse Cave, at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2020

Girls 5th Region Championship

On Friday night in the first game of the semi-finals at Thomas Nelson, Bethlehem defeated Green County 72 to 38, while Elizabethtown downed Bardstown 66 to 46. Elizabethtown defeated Bethlehem Saturday in the Championship game with a final score of 57 to 47.

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2020

Boys 5th Region Tournament

In the boys 5th Region tournament semifinals on Sunday, Elizabethtown defeated Larue County 78 to 48 in the 1st game at Taylor County, while Bardstown defeated John Hardin 71 to 63. The championship game will be played Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. with Elizabethtown taking on Bardstown.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Boys 5th Regional Tournament

In the boys 5th Region at Taylor County from Thursday night:

Bardstown defeated Hart County 85 to 59. Hart County's Brayden Bell scored 24 points. Bell also #15 on the All-time Hart County Scoring list with 1,000 points and was voted for All Tournament Team.

The boys semi-finals will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. as Larue County takes on Elizabethtown, followed by Bardstown going up against John Hardin at 5:30 p.m. The Championship game will be played Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Caverna High School SBDM meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting (SBDM) on Monday, March 9th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Hart County Schools Kindergarten registration

Hart County Schools will hold Kindergarten registration on Thursday, March 12th, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at each elementary school. Parents are asked to register their child at the school where they will attend and to bring the following information with them:

a) Physical examination record;

b) an up-to-date immunization certificate, including Hepatitis B vaccine and two doses of Hepatitis A. A Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine is required if the child has not had the chickenpox disease;

c) child's social security card;

d) birth certificate;

e) eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist must be completed before January 1st, 2021;

f) dental screening or dental exam must be completed before January 1st, 2021.

The child is not required to attend the registration. For additional information regarding registration, contact the principal/guidance counselor at the school where your child will attend or Daniel Hawkins, Director of Pupil Personnel, at 270-524-2631.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Scam warning for Amazon account holders

The Glasgow Police Department is warning the public of the latest scam targeting the area. Glasgow Police says someone will call and inform you that your Amazon account has been compromised and that they need your credit card information. They will then request you wire them money to resolve the issue. Police say scammers will also advise you to go to Walmart or Walgreens to buy gift  cards and provide them with information.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Daylight Savings Time Sunday at 2:00 a.m.

Daylight Savings Time will begin Sunday at 2:00 a.m. Most people will move their clocks forward an hour before retiring to bed Saturday night. This is also a good time to check and replace the batteries in your smoke alarms.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Jail escapee back in custody

A Hart County Jail escapee has been taken into custody. Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green have been searching for 37 year-old Jerry Britt since Wednesday afternoon when he escaped during work detail.  According to Hart County jail staff, Britt gained access to a 2007 gold Lincoln Navigator without consent, and left the property located on Bluegrass Ave. The stolen vehicle was located in the Shanty Hollow area of Warren County.  Britt, who is from Scottsville, was taken into custody Thursday by Kentucky State Police and transported to the Hart County Jail. He has been charged with escape 2nd degree and theft by unlawful taking (auto) $10,000 or more.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Green River Ferry at MCNP closed

The Green River Ferry at Mammoth Cave National Park remains closed to traffic due to the installation of a retrofitted ferry boat and the reconstruction of ramps leading to the river’s edge. The project calls for dropping the ramps by 2 feet and extending them out into the water by 30 feet on both sides of the river. The ferry boat that is being retrofitted was once in use at the Houchin’s Ferry crossing of the Green River. It will replace the ferry boat that had been in operation prior to the start of the project. Recent rains have also been an issue in causing the delay of the completion of the project.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Man found not guilty of murder

A man charged in the death of an Allen County man, has been found not guilty. In January of 2017, 38 year-old Wendell Jackson was found shot to death in his garage in Allen County. Police ruled it as a murder and in April 2019, they arrested Jackie Mutter. In Allen County Circuit Court Thursday, Jackie Mutter took the stand at his trial claiming he shot Wendell Jackson in self-defense. The jury reached a verdict of not guilty in Mutter's case.

 

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Here are reminders for voters from the Hart County Clerk’s Office:

 

·       April 6th      First day to request absentee ballots.

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        April 20th   Deadline to register for the first time for the May primary.

 

·       April 22nd   Election School Training at 4:30 p.m. upstairs at the old courthouse.

 

·       April 29th   Certify Voting Machines at 8:30 a.m. in the basement of the old courthouse.

 

·       May 4th      1st day to vote in office. Anyone who will be out of county on Election Day, may vote early.  Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

 

·       May 12th    Last day to apply for Absentee Ballots.

 

 

On the May ballot will be the race for:

 

President of the United States

United States Senator

& United States Representative in Congress – 2nd Congressional District.

 

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

5th Region Tournament underway

In Tuesday night's 5th Region high school basketball action, Elizabethtown Girls defeated the Hart County Lady Raiders 79 to 28. Hart County's Kylie Adcock scored 10 points. 5th Region All Tournament Team - Kylie Adcock.

Girls' action continues Friday night with the semi-finals as Bethlehem takes on Green County at 5:00 p.m. followed by Elizabethtown going up against Bardstown at 6:45 p.m. at Thomas Nelson.

 

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Two arrested after traffic stop in Glasgow

Two people have been arrested during a traffic stop Sunday. Glasgow Police say an officer conducted a traffic stop along Happy Valley Road. After field sobriety tests, Richard Wilson was determined to be under the influence. Officers located methamphetamine inside the car and inside a purse, belonging to Ellen A. Hodges, also of Park City.  Wilson and Hodges were both arrested and each charged with one count of first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Wilson also faces additional charges, including failure to produce an insurance card, no registration receipt and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (first offense). Both were transported to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Fountain Run man arrested after fleeing

A Fountain Run man has been arrested after fleeing police. Trooper Allen Shirley was patrolling on Main Street in Fountain Run Friday, when he attempted to stop a car for speeding. The driver of the car, 26 year-old Aaron Coles, fled, crossing into the path of oncoming traffic, and over into Allen County. Coles continued driving the car through a closed gate and into an open field. He then traveled down an embankment and attempted to hide under a log.  Coles was arrested and charged with speeding 26 MPH over the speed limit, no registration plate, no registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, reckless driving, wanton endangerment 1st degree (police officer), fleeing or evading 1st degree (motor vehicle) and resisting arrest.  Coles was taken to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

EPD investigating theft of two RVs

The Elizabethtown Police Department is investigating a late Saturday night theft of two campers from Skaggs RV Outlet on Commerce Drive. Surveillance video captured a light-colored one ton Ford truck and a light-colored one ton Dodge truck hitching up to the two 2020 Keystone Hideout campers about 11:00 p.m. Saturday and leaving the dealership. The combined value of the campers is about $69,000. The video was unable to pick up license plates of the trucks. The police department was contacted Sunday about the theft. The vehicle data has been entered on the National Crime Information Center.  At this time, there are no suspects in the case.

When arrested, the individuals will be charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $10,000 and less than $1 million, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted.  Anyone with any information on the thefts is encouraged to contact EPD and 270-765-4125 or CrimeStoppers at 800-597-8123 where callers can leave an anonymous tip.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

E-town man arrested on felony charges

A 21 year-old Elizabethtown man is facing five felony charges following a fire Sunday at an apartment complex on Lexington Avenue in Elizabethtown. James Davis is charged with four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of first-degree criminal mischief. According to an arrest citation, when Elizabethtown police arrived at the fire location they found Davis outside of the apartments under the influence of intoxicants. He told police in a recorded interview he had smoked spice earlier in the day and then cooked food in the oven before going to a bedroom and falling asleep. He said "there was a good chance" he left the stove on. His fiance later woke him up after she saw a fire and they left the apartment. Davis is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear March 13th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Regional high school basketball tournament

In Monday night's opening games at Thomas Nelson in the girls:

Bethlehem defeated Central Hardin 63 to 47 and Green County defeated Taylor County 53 to 52.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Edmonton woman injured in crash

An Edmonton woman was injured after her car overturned in Metcalfe County. 18 year-old Anna G. Massingale was traveling U.S. 68, about one mile west of Edmonton Sunday night around 7:20 p.m., when her vehicle drifted off the eastbound shoulder and traveled down an earth embankment and then overturned. Massingale was transported by ambulance via Barren-Metcalfe EMS to T. J. Samson Community Hospital where she was treated and released. She was wearing a seat belt at the time of the wreck.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Time to Spring Forward

Daylight Savings Time officially begins Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m.  Clocks will need to be moved up an hour and it's also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

A Glasgow woman has been arrested on drug charges. Glasgow Police conducted a traffic stop Saturday on McKenna Street. Consent was denied by the driver to search the vehicle. K-9 Joe was deployed. During the search, officers found methamphetamine and a glass pipe. Tiffany D. Gheen, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Middle Tennessee tornado fatalities

Middle Tennessee was hit by tornado overnight Monday into Tuesday morning after severe storms moved through the area.  The tornado passed through downtown Nashville around 1 a.m. The path of the storm traveled almost exactly to a 1998 tornado that hit East Nashville. Some of the hardest-hit areas in the storm include Centennial Blvd and Briley Parkway in West Nashville, where there were reports of heavy damage to planes at John C. Tune Airport. Several hangars have been destroyed and power lines are down.  Overturned tractor-trailers littered the interstates on Interstate 24 near Antioch and Interstate 40 near Mt. Juliet. Lanes of Interstate 40 are shut

down from Mt. Juliet to Lebanon. Longtime businesses such as Basement East in East Nashville and Jack Brown’s in Germantown were flattened. Five Points neighborhood in East Nashville is reportedly half-destroyed.

Metro Police confirms two people have so far been killed in the storms. Two fatalities have been reported to the MNPD, the victims are from East Nashville.

 

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Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Louisville man arrested in Cave City

A Louisville man has been arrested for trying to pass a forged check locally.  Cave City Police arrested 33 year-old Clifton O'Neal Wednesday after he attempted to pass a forged check at a Cave City business. Police determined that Lewis had stolen a customer's bank account information and printed checks with his personal information, adding bank customers numbers to the checks.  Lewis was charged with five counts of identity

theft and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center where he is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Woman arrested in Cave City on drug charges

Officer Childress with the Cave City Police Department was patrolling Thursday in the parking lot of Mammoth Cave Liquors when a store employee advised that a gray car had been sitting for a while in the parking lot. The vehicle was running with a woman sitting in the driver seat. An odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jenna Szabo, who showed signs of being under the influence. After a Standard Field Sobriety Test was given, Szabo was placed under arrest and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence- 1st offense. A search of the vehicle led to additional charges, including: Possession Control Substance 3rd degree, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia.  She was transported to Caverna Hospital and then lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Barren County woman killed in crash

A Barren County woman died in a multi-car accident Friday afternoon. Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Bowling Green received a call in reference to a possible fatal collision in the Austin community of Barren County. Trooper Michael Waggener along with other KSP personnel responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation reveals that 57 year=old Tammy Gosnell, of Austin, was driving north on Austin Tracy Road. 18 year-old Zayne Barnhardt, of Fountain Run, was also driving north bound on Austin Tracy Road in front of Gosnell's vehicle. Gosnell's vehicle hit the rear of Barnhardt's vehicle causing Barnhardt to enter in to the southbound lane. Gosnell passed Barnhardt, hitting the passenger side of his vehicle. Gosnell continued northbound traveling approximately one mile before crossing the center dividing line and striking a gooseneck trailer. The trailer was connected to a 1995 Dodge pickup being driven by 62 year-old David Stinson, of Scottsville, which was traveling southbound on Austin Tracy Road. Tammy Gosnell was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident by the Barren County Coroner. 37 year-old Cassandra Barnhardt, of Fountain Run, a passenger was transported to T. J. Samson ER where she was treated and released. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Munfordville City Council meeting

Munfordville City Council will meet Monday night, March 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. New business includes: Pass resolution - Homeland Security Body Armour Grant, Lift Station on Woods Road finished and paid. Total project $48,584. Dajana Crocket with BRADD will be working on budget on March 18th, at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Regional high school basketball tournament

Regional high school basketball tournament begins Monday night at 5:00 p.m. at Thomas Nelson.

In game 1 for the girls: Bethlehem will play Central Hardin followed with Green County taking on Taylor County at 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday night in the girls: Elizabethtown plays Hart County Lady Raiders at 5:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage of the Lady Raiders game starting with the pregame show at 4:45 p.m. In the second game Tuesday night, Marion County will play Bardstown at 6:45 p.m. The Girls Regional Semi-final games will be played Friday night with the Championship game Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

 

Boys Regional tournament begins Wednesday night at Taylor County.  In the first game: Larue County plays Nelson County at 5:00 p.m. followed by Marion County boys taking on Elizabethtown at 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday, Bardstown will take on Hart County Raiders at 5:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have complete coverage of the Hart County Boys game beginning with the pregame show at 4:45 p.m. In the 2nd game, John Hardin will play Campbellsville at 7:00 p.m. The Boys Regional semi-finals will be played Monday, May 9th beginning at 5:00 p.m. with the championship game Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, February 28th, 2020

Lisa Sanders Monday on Studio 101

Join Studio 101 WLOC for a special guest Monday morning at 7:20 a.m. Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders will be speaking about the upcoming visit with Ag Commissioner

Dr. Ryan Quarles concerning the Ag Tag Campaign.

Kentucky motorists who buy or renew farm vehicle license plates, or “ag tags,” may make a voluntary donation of up to $10 to the Ag Tag Fund. Donations to the Ag Tag Fund are divided equally among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for youth development and promotional programs. Half of the 4-H and FFA funds go back to the county where the tag is purchased to support local programming, awards, and scholarships.

 

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Friday, February 28th, 2020

T. Marzetti expanding in Horse Cave

T. Marzetti Co., which manufactures salad dressings, sauces and other food products for the retail and foodservice markets, plans to expand its Hart County plant with a $92.8 million investment, creating up to 140 full-time jobs, according to a press release from the governor's office. Gov. Andy Beshear joined local officials and company executives on Friday in Horse Cave to celebrate the company's substantial job creation. The 184,500-square-foot expansion will allow for additional manufacturing space at the operation as well as the purchase of new equipment for increased dressing and sauce production. The investment will also support eight new processing kitchens and several packaging lines to help meet growing customer demand, with three kitchens and two packaging lines operation within the first year. Company leaders anticipate the project will be completed by summer 2021.

The T. Marzetti operation in Hart County currently employs more than 500 people and opened in 2006. By meetin its annual targets, the company can be eligible to keep a portion of the new tax revenue it generates. The company may claim eligible incentives against its income tax liability and/or wage assessments. This month's KEDFA me3eting produced six projects in five counties - Barren, Hancock, Hart, Kenton and Warren. Those projects total more than $274 million in planned investment and 545 full-time Kentucky jobs.

 

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Friday, February 28th, 2020

Attorney pleads guilty to laundering

Bowling Green real estate attorney H. Harris Pepper, Jr. has entered a guilty plea to money laundering. Pepper was initially charged with the single count in a felony information on February 14th, 2020. According to a plea agreement, from 2008 through 2016, Pepper conspired with Douglas Booth to conceal proceeds of Booth's illegal sports-gambling operation in Bowling Green. Pepper conspired with Booth to launder proceeds of the illegal gambling operation into real estate investments. During the course of the conspiracy, Booth purchased a percentage ownership of Hard Six, LLC, by providing $125,000 in cash to Pepper. Hard Six owned real estate and buildings that it leased to Dollar General Store, Inc. Both Pepper and Booth knew the investment from Booth were proceeds from unlawful activity. In 2010, Booth attempted to purchase a percentage ownership of an apartment complex on Louisville Road in Bowling Green, by providing $90,000 in cash to Pepper. From 2009 through 2016, Booth purchased and maintained a percentage ownership of HAAM Investments, LLC, by providing approximately $25,000 in cash to Pepper. From in or about 2010 through 2016, Booth purchased and maintained an ownership interest in MYP Properties by providing approximately $200,000 in cash and relief from gambling debt to Pepper. According to the plea agreement, the United States seek a sentence of imprisonment which should not exceed 12 months and 1 day of imprisonment. The defendant is free to argue for any sentence, including probation. Sentencing is scheduled for June 11th, at 10:00 a.m. in Louisville. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bryan Calhoun. The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Friday, February 28th, 2020

Glasgow man faces rape charge

A Glasgow man is facing charges of rape.  Authorities in Warren County say a woman told officers that she was intoxicated and blacked out on February 18th at a location on Paddle Wheel Street in Bowling Green.  The woman claims 40 year-old Christopher Carter engaged in intercourse with her while she was blacked out. Carter admitted to the crime Tuesday after telling officers that he did engage in intercourse with the woman without her consent. Carter has been charged with first-degree rape and is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail on a $25,000 bond.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

18th District Basketball Tournament

The girls went into overtime Wednesday night at Green County in the 18th District Basketball tournament as Hart County defeated Caverna 61 to 58. Hart County's Kylie Adcock scored 24 points and Haley Sturgeon had 21 points. Caverna's Makeya Faulkner scored 19 points and Stacia Burnett had 13 points. All Tournament Team - Caverna, Makeya Faulkner. All District - Caverna, Kaliana Richardson and Stacia Burnett.

In boys action, Hart County defeated Green County 64 to 56. Hart County's Jordan burden scored 27 points and had 5 rebounds.

 

18th District Championship games at Green County will take place Friday night.

Hart County Lady Raiders will play Green County at 5:30 p.m. followed with Hart County Boys taking on Larue County around 7:00 p.m.  Join WLOC Studio 101 for the pregame show beginning at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Investigation continues of remains found

Kentucky State Police are continuing their investigation into skeletal remains found in Hart County. The remains were discovered Sunday in Munfordville. Police responded to a field near the 1100 block of North Nelson Road. There remains are unidentifiable at this time.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Hardyville man arrested on drug charges

A Hardyville man has been arrested on drug charges. After an investigation Wednesday initiated by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, K9 Deputy Caleb Butler conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of US Hwy 31-E and Hwy 88 in Hardyville. K9 Rina alerted to the presence of narcotics. 48 year-old Wayne Corbin, of Hardyville, consented to a search of his residence where approximately 4.8 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine and evidence of narcotic trafficking was located. Corbin was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree - drug unspecified, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, acquire prop from income from trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and several other traffic related offenses. Corbin was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Ag Commissioner to visit clerk's office

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles will visit the Hart County Clerk’s office on Monday, March 2nd, at 3:45 p.m. as part of his 2020 Ag Tag Campaign. Kentucky motorists who buy or renew farm vehicle license plates, or “ag tags,” may make a voluntary donation of up to $10 to the Ag Tag Fund. Donations to the Ag Tag Fund are divided equally among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for youth development and promotional programs. Half of the 4-H and FFA funds go back to the county where the tag is purchased to support local programming, awards, and scholarships.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Smiths Grove Police investigating thefts

The Smiths Grove Police Department is investigating multiple thefts as well as property destruction that have occurred over the past six months. Chief Jason Franks said Broadway Street has been hit multiple times. Tools, a generator and weed trimmers are some of the items taken from nearby garages and yards. Police are also investigating damage to a fence around a field that occurred near Broadway Street. If anyone has any information, contact the Smiths Grove Police Department.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Drug arrest in Bowling Green

A Bowling Green man has been arrested on illegal drug trafficking charges. The Bowling Green - Warren County Drug Task Force with assistance from Kentucky State Police, arrested 43 year-old Tracie Reeder, of 1422 Three Springs Road, on charges of 3 counts of trafficking in Methamphetamine and being a persistent felony offender. During an investigation, two covert drug buys were completed from Reeder in late 2019. As a result of the buys and investigation over one (1) pound of Methamphetamine was purchased or seized along with $5,900 in cash. This case was presented to the Warren County Grand Jury and a sealed indictment was issued for Reeder. He was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at his residence and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail with a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Criminal abuse arrest in Glasgow

A Glasgow man has been arrested on criminal abuse charges.  Glasgow Police Department arrested 29 year-old Bruce J. Snyder Tuesday on an indictment warrant. Snyder is charged with first-degree criminal abuse, child 12 or under, and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Officer Trey Wyatt made the arrest.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

Glasgow Police have arrested a 53 year-old man on drug charges. Police obtained consent to search a residence Tuesday on McKenna Street after receiving a drug complaint.

53 year-old Stanley E. Merrell was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense, methamphetamine). Merrell was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Prescribed fire planned for Mammoth Cave Park

A Prescribed fire is planned for Mammoth Cave National Park.  National Park Service fire managers will conduct the Parkway Barrens Prescribed Fire on approximately 260 acres of land within Mammoth Cave National Park in early March, weather permitting. The prescribed fire will take place along two roadways: the Mammoth Cave Parkway (KY-255) from the Park City entrance to the intersection with Mammoth Cave Road (KY-70) and along Mammoth Cave Road from the Cave City Entrance to the intersection with Mammoth Cave Parkway.  All cave tours, roads and visitor access to Diamond Caverns and the Diamond Caverns RV Resort will remain open during the burn operations.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Ky's Governor to tour Marzetti Friday

Gov. Andy Beshear will be in Hart County on Friday, February 28th, to tour Marzetti and meet with company representatives. His visit follows an announcement being made in Frankfort on Thursday about the company’s anticipated expansion. The Governor is expected to arrive at 11:45 AM at the Marzetti facility in Horse Cave, and will stay about an hour. Besides some local officials, state and federal legislators/representatives have been invited.

 

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Juvenile injured in Glasgow wreck

A juvenile has been injured after a one-vehicle crash Saturday in Glasgow.  A young female was traveling south along Homewood Boulevard in a 2007 Hyundai Sonata, when she lost control of the car, struck a guardrail. The vehicle landed in a ditch. The girl was taken by the Barren-Metcalfe County Emergency Medical Service to T. J. Samson Community

Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Two juvenile passengers in the car were not injured. Glasgow Police Officer Jeff Wright investigated the crash. He was assisted by firefighters with the Glasgow Fire Department.

 

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Glasgow woman arrested in domestic dispute

A Glasgow woman has been arrested in connection with a domestic dispute. Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded Friday to a domestic assault that had occurred in a vehicle

on Lick Branch Road. It was later determined that 33 year-old Lindsey Thomas, of Glasgow, was involved in an argument with her boyfriend who was driving the vehicle. At some point during the argument, the boyfriend stated that Lindsey began cutting him with a knife. He stated that he was able to gain control of the knife and get her out of the vehicle before coming to town to call 911. He was later taken to T. J. Samson Hospital where he was treated and released. Thomas was later arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree- Domestic Violence and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Tompkinsville man arrested in burglary

A Tompkinsville man has been arrested on burglary charges. Trooper Allen Shirley, along with officers from Tompkinsville Police Department, responded to an apartment Friday

that had been burglarized at the Green Hills Subdivision. The owner of the apartment, Tonya Bartley, stated that several items had been broken and her microwave had been stolen.  A resident said he saw 65-year-old Ted Frazier, of Tompkinsville, leave the apartment carrying a microwave.  Frazier was located at his home on South Main Street and

placed under arrest.  He was charged with Burglary 2nd degree, theft by unlawful taking under $500 and Criminal Mischief 3rd degree. Frazier was taken to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

House fire investigation in Glasgow

A residential fire investigation is underway in Glasgow.  The Glasgow Fire Department responded to a structure fire Saturday at 304 E. Washington Street shortly before

7:30 p.m.  The two-story home was vacant when units arrived and the back side was on fire. Fire was also coming from the front door. Fire units made entry to search the home and the fire was under control within 30 to 40 minutes. The cause of the fire is undetermined and is under investigation.

 

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Monroe County possibly identifies driver

Officials with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office believe they have identified a Tennessee man as the person whose van was driven into the Cumberland River in Tompkinsville at the ferry crossing along Ky. 214. Eyewitnesses saw the van enter the river February 18th, at 7:00 p.m. A search of the van began that night and continued through Friday.  When the wife of Jerry Graves, of Celina, Tennessee, heard the news of what had happened, she called the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, describing her husband and the van he was driving. Graves had been missing since Tuesday after he left work at 4:30 p.m. There have been no other reports of any missing people in the surrounding area prior to Graves' wife calling the sheriff's office.  Officials know that Graves, who in his 40s, is not still in the van.  Efforts to remove the van have been hampered by water conditions and the search for the man and the van has been temporarily suspended.

 

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Mother and son indicted in Monroe County

A mother and son have been indicted by a Monroe County grand jury in connection with a January stabbing incident.  56 year-old Joanne Tooley and her son, 34 year-old James Eric Forrest are accused of stabbing Tooley’s boyfriend, 64 year-old Murrel Pruitt, during a domestic dispute on the morning of January 9th. They were each indicted on Thursday on a charge of murder or complicity to murder. Both of their cases were bound over to a grand jury in late January after appearing in Monroe District Court. Both are being held at the Barren County Detention Center on a $250,000 cash bond each.  Tooley and Forrest are scheduled to be arraigned in Monroe Circuit Court on March 18th.

 

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Monday, February 24th, 2020

Human remains found in Hart County

The Kentucky State Police Post in Bowling Green was contacted in regards to suspected human remains located in a field near the 1100 block of North Nelson Road in Hart County. The remains located were skeletonized and are unidentified at this time. The remains have been transported to the Medical Examiner's Office for further examination. This investigation is ongoing and being led by Detective Jonathan Johnson. No other details are available for release at this time.

 

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Monday, February 24th, 2020

Glasgow woman dies in crash

A Glasgow woman died in a crash in Barren County Sunday morning. Kentucky State Police say they responded to a three-vehicle wreck on Happy Valley Road in Barren County at 11:17 a.m. Sunday. The investigation revealed 73 year-old Mary Johnson, of Glasgow, was driving northbound on Happy Valley Road. 60 year-old Deborah Cundari, of Glasgow, was driving northbound in front of Johnson's vehicle. Cundari slowed to turn on Harry King Road when she was struck by Johnson's vehicle. Johnson's vehicle then entered oncoming traffic where it was hit by 35 year-old Jeremy Staples, of Cub Run, who was traveling Southbound. Johnson was transported to T.J. Samson Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Cundari was also transported to the hospital and was treated for her injuries and released. All other passengers and operators refused medical treatment and did not report any injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, February 24th, 2020

Three arrested in Horse Cave

Three people have been arrested and stolen property has been recovered in Horse Cave. The Horse Cave Police Department recovered a large quantity of stolen property connected to a domestic involving a female being intentionally hit by a vehicle. Horse Cave Officers responded to a reported domestic Thursday where a female, Tiffany Avery, had allegedly been struck by a car being driven by Mark "Budd" Webb. During the course of the investigation, it was learned that multiple storage buildings in the city were being used to store stolen property. Multiple searches were conducted and identified stolen was recovered. Two suspects were arrested. 34 year-old Mark Webb, of 331 Bunnell Street, Horse Cave, was charged with Assault 2nd degree, Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Burglary Tools, Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000, leaving the scene of an accident and promoting contraband. 30 year-old Tiffany Avery was charged with Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000, Possession of Burglary Tools, Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree and Resisting arrest. A third man, 33 year-old Joshua Webb, was charged with Failure to Appear on a Barren County District Warrant. All three were lodged in the Hart County Jail. The Horse Cave Police Department expects more charges and arrests to follow. Horse Cave Police Department was assisted by Kentucky State Police, Horse Cave Maintenance and the Horse Cave Fire Department in the recovery of the stolen property.

 

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Monday, February 24th, 2020

Hart County District Board Meeting

The Hart County District Board will have a special called meeting Monday, February 24th, at 4:00 p.m. at the Hart County Extension Office.

 

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Monday, February 24th, 2020

Leitchfield man arrested in DUI crash

A Leitchfield man has been arrested after a DUI accident with two unrestrained children in the car. Grayson County Sheriff Deputies responded to the 500 block of Gibson Road on the report of a single-vehicle accident. When police arrived, they found that 32 year-old Robert King III and two children, ages five and seven, had been traveling on Gibson Road in a Chevy Spark when the vehicle left the roadway and struck an embankment. According to witnesses, the subcompact car became stuck on top of the embankment with King pushing the car off. The car rolled about 75 feet down a hill and flipped onto its side in a creek. The two children had been removed from the car prior to King pushing it off the embankment. King was arrested and charged with DUI, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and resisting arrest. Witnesses noted that the children were not in child restraint seats at the time of the crash. One of the children suffered slight burns due to the air bags inflating, with the other child complaining of neck pain. Both children were transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center by EMS. King was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, February 21st, 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 in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Friday, February 21st, at 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.

To qualify for this program, you must:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3. Only receive commodities one time a month.

 

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

Qualifications for this program are:

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

2. Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

 

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

 

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Friday, February 21st, 2020

Area high school basketball

The regular high school basketball season will end Friday night.

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

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will entertain Adair County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 for live coverage of both games starting with the girl’s pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

District Tournament will begin Tuesday night at Green County. Larue County will play Green County Girls at 5:30 p.m. followed with Larue County Boys taking on Caverna Boys at 7:00. Studio 101 will have the live broadcast of the boys game beginning at 6:45 p.m.

In District Tournament action Wednesday: Hart County Lady Raiders will play Caverna Girls at 5:30 p.m. followed by Boys action at 7:00 p.m. with Hart County taking on Green County. You can join Studio 101 with the live broadcast at 5:00 p.m.

Regional basketball action will begin March 2nd followed with the Boys & Girls Sweet 16 during the weeks of March 9th and 16th.

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Friday, February 21st, 2020

Recycling suspended in Cave City

The City of Cave City is suspending the recycling program effective March 1st, 2020.

 

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Friday, February 21st, 2020

Investigation continues at Cumberland River

Search and rescue teams believe they have found the vehicle that entered the Cumberland River Tuesday night in Monroe County. The vehicle went into the river around 7 p.m. at the ferry crossing at McMillin’s Landing along Ky. 214. Search and Rescue teams have diligently worked to find the vehicle and its occupants since Tuesday night.  Sonar was used to locate the vehicle.  David Rich, Director of Emergency Management for Monroe County said divers will attempt to hook to the vehicle and then it will be brought to the surface for further investigation. Officials believe it is a van or small SUV and that at least one individual did go into the water, but has not been located. Search and rescue teams from Campbellsville, Shepherdsville, Taylor County, Russell County and Monroe County were assisting Thursday. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Friday, February 21st, 2020

Smiths Grove has new police chief

The Smiths Grove Police Department has a new police chief. Jason Franks took over the role of chief of police on January 20th. Franks has 12 years of experience working in law enforcement. Franks says he is focused on strengthening the relationship between the department and the community. Franks is currently looking to hire two new police officers for the department.

 

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Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Edmonson County magistrate indicted

A member of the Edmonson County Fiscal Court has been indicted by a grand jury. Corey Vanmeter is accused of theft by failure to make required disposition of property. The indictment says Vanmeter received money to install a heating and cooling system including the materials but failed to deliver the materials. Vanmeter says he provided the services and materials for which he was paid.

 

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Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Hodenville man indicted on felony charges

A Hodgenville man was indicted Monday by a Larue County grand jury on three charges, including felony domestic assault. 37 year-old Zachary Loyall was indicted for second-degree assault - domestic violence and third-degree criminal mischief. Those charges are related to a reported December 19th, 2019 incident.  Loyall also was indicted from a June 17, 2019 incident when he reportedly took a 2004 GMC Envoy without the owner's permission. He was indicted for theft by unlawful taking of an automobile of more than $500 and less than $10,000.

 

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Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Search continues at Cumberland River

Emergency crews continued their search on Wednesday for a vehicle and it's occupants along the Cumberland River in Monroe County. The search began around 9:00 a.m. Wednesday and continued after dark. According to Gary Fancher, Area 3 Manager for the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, boats were in the water, but with no luck and they are still actively searching. The vehicle entered the river around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. A press release issued by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Wednesday morning said the ferry was on the opposite side of the river from where the vehicle entered. The water level was high on Tuesday night, but the ferry was operational. There were eyewitnesses to the incident, said Monroe County Sheriff Dale "Frog" Ford on Wednesday morning. The number of occupants in the vehicle at the time it entered the river is not know. Emergency crews from at least five counties aided in the search on Wednesday. The ferry was shut down during the search on Wednesday. A press release issued by KYTC around 5:46 p.m. Wednesday said the ferry would resume operations at some point Wednesday night and continue through the morning commute on Thursday.

 

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Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Arrest made after restaurant crash

The Morgantown Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle that had hit the front of a local business. Police say a car hit the China One Buffet, causing severe property damage, and then left the scene. They say 63 year-old Gerald More, of Butler County, was found soon after and arrested for DUI, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. Police say the business was closed at the time of the incident. The driver was not injured. Morse was lodged into the Butler County Jail.

 

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Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Reward offered in pharmacy break-in

A reward is now being offered by the owner of a Brownsville pharmacy after his business was recently broken into. According to the Edmonson Voice, Kasey Alford is offering a $3,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who broke into Alford's Pharmacy in Brownsville on January 30th. The crime occurred just before 1:30 a.m. and surveillance footage from inside the business shows a white man dressed in all black. He's believed to be around 6 ft. tall. It's still not clear what, if anything, was stolen. If you have any information on the individual in the surveillance image, you are asked to contact the Brownsville Police Department at 270-597-3814.

 

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Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education will hold a special called board meeting Thursday night at 5:00 p.m. at Cub Run Elementary School. The board will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. with several items on the agenda.

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Area high school basketball scores

In Tuesday night's area high school basketball action:

In the girls: Adair County defeated Caverna Lady Colonels 40 to 34. Caverna's Makeya Faulkner scored 12 points and Kaliana Richardson scored 10 points.

In boy's action: Adair County defeated Caverna Boys 64 to 50. Drew Rhodes scored 19 points and Dee Richardson scored 18 points.

 

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Gas station in Edmonson County has robbed

According to Kentucky State Police Post 3, they received a call regarding an armed robbery Saturday at the Z Mart in the Sweeden community of Edmonson County. Employees told police the store had been robbed at gunpoint. Officials say, at approximately 4:55 a.m. a man brandishing a handgun entered Z Mart on 6353 KY Highway 259 North, demanding cash. The suspect is described as 5' to 5'2 in height, was wearing black clothing, a black mask and gloves. If anyone has information in regards to the armed robbery, please contact Kentucky State Police at 270-782-2010.

 

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Hodgenville man indicted on felony charges

A Hodgenville man was indicted Monday by a LaRue County grand jury on three charges, including felony domestic assault.  37 year old Zachary Loyall, was indicted for second-degree assault – domestic violence, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted, and third-degree criminal mischief. Those charges are related to a reported Dec. 19, 2019, incident.

Loyall also was indicted from a June 17, 2018, incident when he reportedly took a 2004 GMC Envoy without the owner’s permission. He was indicted for theft by unlawful taking of an automobile of more than $500 and less than $10,000.

 

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Escaped Hart County inmate captured

A Hart County inmate who escaped, has been captured. Darron M. Wren, who escaped from the Hart County Jail Tuesday afternoon, has been located and taken into custody. According to the Kentucky State Police in Bowling Green, Wren has been charged with second-degree escape. 30 year-old Darron Wren, of Cave City, was taken into custody by the Glasgow Police Department.

 

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Area high school basketball

In Monday night high school basketball action: In the girls, Edmonson County defeated Hart County Lady Raiders - 49 to 46. Hart County's Kylie Adcock scored 14 points. Warren East girls defeated Caverna Lady Colonels 57 to 38.

In boys action: Hart County defeated Edmonson County 63 to 58. Hart County's Jordan Burden and Devon Roten scored 14 points each. Warren East boys defeated Caverna boys 78 to 66.

Tuesday night, Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Adair County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Join Studio 101 for live play by play coverage of both games beginning with the girl’s pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

The regular high school basketball season will end Friday night.

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

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will entertain Adair County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 for live coverage of both games starting with the girl’s pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Shooting investigation in Grayson County

The Grayson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting from over the weekend. In Anneta, Sheriff Norman Chaffins confirms that officials were called to Meredith Ridge Road in the early hours of Sunday morning. Officials say someone shot multiple times at a residence and two vehicles in the driveway. They do believe this is an isolated incident but say the investigation is ongoing. No one inside the home was injured.

 

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Police search for missing Glasgow man

Glasgow Police are looking for 23 year-old James L. Keys. He is described as 5'9", weighing 170 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. Keys has a teardrop tattoo on his face, large cross tattoo with a rose on his left arm and a cross tattoo on his left wrist. He was last seen on February 5th around 11:00 p.m. in the Leslie Avenue area of Glasgow. Anyone with information regarding James Keys, is asked to contact Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-5151 or 270-651-6165.

 

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Radcliff woman indicted for child abuse

A Radcliff woman arrested in December and charged with abusing an 8 year-old boy by striking him multiple times in the mouth and face with a plastic bat, has now been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury on a felony charge and two misdemeanor counts of child abuse. According to the arrest citation, 33 year-old Dante Chanelle Moore struck the child December 11th, 2019, after he reportedly stole something. There were three other juveniles in the home when the child reportedly was struck, including two who had slight bruising on their shoulders from being spanked. All of the children were removed from the home by Child Protective Services. Moore was indicted on one count of first-degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12 and two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree assault - child abuse.

 

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Spring Forest Fire Hazard Season

The Kentucky Division of Forestry is reminding Kentuckians of a burn ban now thru the Spring Forest Fire Hazard Season. The season started February 15th and runs through April 30th. During that time frame, no burning is permitted between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. local time. It's illegal to set fire to any flammable material capable of spreading fire located in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland. The Kentucky Division of Forestry is also reminding people that all fires should be attended to until they are extinguished.

 

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

District Basketball tournament next week

District Tournament will begin Tuesday night at Green County.

Larue County will play Green County Girls at 5:30 p.m. followed with Larue County Boys taking on Caverna Boys at 7:00.

Studio 101 will have the live broadcast of the boys game beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

District Tournament action Wednesday(02/26):

Hart County Lady Raiders will play Caverna Girls at 5:30 p.m. followed by Boys action at 7:00 p.m. with Hart County taking on Green County. You can join Studio 101 with the live broadcast at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Parole denied in manslaughter case

A woman charged with manslaughter, has been denied parole. On the day of her trial, 49 year-old Lee Ann Tarry pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and DUI as part of a plea agreement in which the commonwealth recommended a sentence of 10 years, total, including the 30-day sentence for the DUI.  24 year-old Shanda Shockley, of Glasgow, died January 26th, 2018, after she was stopped in her vehicle at Veterans Outer Loop and Columbia Avenue, where Lee Ann Tarry crashed into her vehicle. Tarry had to serve 24 months, before she was eligible for parole, which would have been February 1st.  Shockley’s family members also have a civil lawsuit pending against Tarry and Glasgow Country Club, where Tarry was reported to have been served alcoholic beverages before the wreck occurred. Tarry's next parole eligibility is February 2022.  She is currently lodged in the Simpson County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, February 17th, 2020

Murder trial in Hardin Circuit Court

It's been more than 19 months since Amber Robinson was found beaten to death inside a Joan Avenue home in Elizabethtown. 22 year-old Joseph Capstraw, a homeless man whom she had accompanied to Hardin County from Georgia, is charged in her death and is on trial after jury selection Monday. Capstraw has claimed he was attacked by Robinson with a knife and expert testimony is expected to discuss whether the wounds to Capstraw's forearm were self-inflicted or from an attack. Robinson and Capstraw ended up in Elizabethtown after hitchhiking to Louisville from a Rainbow Family of the Living Light festival. Both reportedly were living in Florida when they met. Robinson was found dead inside the home after police were called to investigate a suspicious person because  neighbors reported hearing a man yelling in the area. According to an arrest citation, Capstraw reportedly admitted to killing Robinson after an argument, saying he had blacked out and when he recovered, he saw Robinson had been badly beaten and he had multiple injuries to his hands. Robinson died of blunt force trauma to her head, according to the Hardin County Coroner's Office. Capstraw is charged in the July 7th, 2018 death of Robinson, 18, and faces between 20 to 50 years, or life in prison, if convicted.

 

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Monday, February 17th, 2020

Campbellsville man arrested for child pornography

A Campbellsville man has been arrested by KSP after allegedly being in possession and distributing

exploitative images of minors. On Thursday, Kentucky State Police arrested 27-year-old Benjamin A. Sallee following an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing pictures of child sexual exploitation online. A search warrant was obtained for a residence in Campbellsville. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. Sallee has been charged with ten counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and five counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. Sallee was taken to the Taylor County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Friday, February 14th, 2020

Area high school basketball

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will hosts Warren East Monday at 5:30 p.m. in a girl/boy double header.

In a makeup game for Homecoming night, Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will entertain Edmonson County in a girl/boy double header Monday night at 6:00 p.m.

Studio 101 will have live coverage of both games starting with the pregame show at 5:45 p.m.

 

Tuesday night, Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Adair County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Join Studio 101 for live play by play coverage of both games beginning with the girl’s pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Friday, February 14th, 2020

Closings for President's Day

All Federal, State & most local offices and banks will be closed Monday, February 17th, in observance of President's Day. Cave City City Hall will be closed and garbage pickup will be Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

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Friday, February 14th, 2020

Teenager held in child porn case

An Eastview teenager arrested Wednesday on charges related to child pornography, is being held on a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. 19 year-old John Coffey, Jr. was arrested in Fairdale by Kentucky State Police following an undercover investigation by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch. KSP Sgt. Mitchel Hazelett said the reported criminal activity occurred while Coffey lived in Eastview and he recently had moved to a Fairdale residence. Hazlett said it's an ongoing investigation and additional charges are possible. According to the citation, Coffey reportedly admitted to asking for and possessing images and admitted to sending photos of himself to a juvenile female. Coffey is charged with two counts of first offense possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, one count of prohibited use of electronic means to procure a minor, one count of promoting sexual act by a minor under 18 and one count of first offense distribution of obscene matter to a minor. According to a news release, Coffey was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. Coffey is scheduled to appear February 21st in Hardin District Court.

 

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Thursday, February 13th, 2020

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. LINDELL SEXTON, PASTOR OF FAITH INDEPENDENT CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 210 IN THE COUNTY JAIL AND INFORMED THE COURT THAT HART COUNTY SOLID WASTE HAD TURNED OVER $32,000 FOR TRASH PICKUP ON HART COUNTY ROADS. JAILER BERGENSON ALSO INFORMED THE COURT THAT OVER 10,435 BAGS OF TRASH WERE PICKED UP IN 2019 ON COUNTY ROADS. SHERIFF JEFF WILSON TURNED OVER A PATROL CAR TO THE COURT.

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED BUDGET TRANSFER, BANK TRANSFER, 2019.20, BUDGET AMENDMENT #220.49 FOR ROAD DEPARTMENT, ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR ROAD MATERIALS, ADVERTISE FOR LGEA & CRA MEETING IN MARCH, JUDGE EXECUTIVE TO SIGN COUNTY ROAD AID FOR $1,300,395, RESOLUTION OF COUNTY ROAD AID COOP PROGRAM, RESOLUTION SITE LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH TOWER SITE IN HORSE CAVE, JUDGE/ EXECUTIVE TO SIGN LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY ACTION TRANSPORTATION GRANT, JUDGE/ EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AGREEMENTS FOR PRE-TREATMENT PLANT, GRANT FOR $6,155 TO HART COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD, MOVED ITEMS TO SURPLUS, CONTRACTS FOR CONSTABLES WILLIAM TWEEDY AND WALTER BUSH, PURCHASE 2 NEW TRUCKS AT STATE BID, RESIGNATION OF CORONER REGGIE PETTETT, ACKNOWLEDGE JUDGE/EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENT OF NEW CORONER, TONY ROBERTS, AND APPROVED NEW DEPUTY CORONER, ALEXIA YATES.

THE COURT’S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, MARCH 12th, AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, February 13th, 2020

High School basketball action

In Friday night area high school basketball action:

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

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will be on the road traveling to Fort Knox in a girl/boy double header at 5:00 p.m.

Join Studio 101 - WLOC for live play by play coverage of both games beginning with the girls pregame show at 4:45 p.m.

 

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Thursday, February 13th, 2020

E-town man apologizes in court

49 year-old Brian Schramm, of Elizabethtown appeared in Hardin Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon for sentencing. Before being sentenced to 12 years in prison, Schramm apologized to family, friends, co-workers, the victims, as well as to the court, attorneys and the state for the time and money used for his case. Schramm was arrested February 21st, 2019 on 13 counts of child pornography after an investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children, which led to charges of 13 counts of first offense distribution of matter portraying sexual performance of a minor. As part of the agreement, Schramm must undergo a sex offender evaluation and register as a lifetime sex offender. He also must serve 20% of his sentence, which is about 2 1/2 years before being considered for parole. He has served nearly a year in the Hart County Detention Center since his arrest.

 

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Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting

Horse Cave City Council is calling a special meeting to be held Monday, February 17th, at Horse Cave City Hall, 121 Woodlawn Avenue. On the agenda: Discussion of a specific proposal with a representative of a business entity.

 

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Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Three arrested in Edmonson County

The search for a fugitive in Edmonson County has ended with three arrests, including a father and son.

Edmonson County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 2100 block of Mount Zion Road in Brownsville

Sunday after receiving information that the fugitive, 31 year-old Barton Austin Houchin, may be residing there.  Authorities discovered drug paraphernalia inside a vehicle at the home belonging to 58 year-old Steve Alford. Inside the home, deputies said they found Austin Houchin. Investigators also reported finding an ankle monitor belonging to Houchin's father, 58 year-old Barton Ashley Houchin.  Ashley Houchin was arrested the next day and charged with second-degree escape-identify facility.

All three were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, February 13th, 2020 

Police in Bowling Green have arrested a man on child pornography charges.  47 year-old Melvin Buford was arrested Tuesday evening and charged with possessing matter portraying sexual

performance by a minor. According to Bowling Green police, Buford is accused of having an online account containing pictures of minors in a sexual manner. Buford was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested in domestic dispute

A 19 year-old Glasgow man has been arrested after a domestic dispute Tuesday. Glasgow Police were called to Five Star on Happy Valley Road where 19 year-old Clayton Wilson was inside with a laceration on his hand. Wilson told police his girlfriend stabbed him.  After further investigation, police discovered Wilson had been involved in a domestic dispute at Stonehenge Apartments. He assaulted a woman before punching a mirror and causing a deep cut on his hand.  Wilson reportedly threw the victim to the ground and began punching and choking her. He was transported to T J Samson Hospital for treatment of the laceration and became combative.  The woman was also treated for her injuries.

Wilson was arrested and charged with first degree strangulation, third degree terrorist threatening, third

degree assault (peace officer, non-communicable bodily fluid), fourth degree assault (domestic violence), trafficking in marijuana (less than eight ounces), possession of drug paraphernalia and

unlawful imprisonment. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Studio 101 Valentines' Winners

WLOC Valentines giveaway drawing was held Wednesday morning. Here is a list of the winners:

Jeffrey Childress

Donnie Coomer

Martha Doyle

Laura Miller

Christie Winsatt

Gary Essex, Jr.

Faye Moore

Lisa Smith

Alicia Matthews

Crystal Tweedy

Ann Marie Isaacs

& Doug Clopton

Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to our participating sponsors!

 

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Tuesday night's high school basketball

In Tuesday night's high school basketball action:

Hart County Boys defeated Thomas Nelson 85 to 69. Hart County's Devon Roten scored 22 points and had 13 rebounds, Jordan Burden scored 23 points. Also, Campbellsville defeated Caverna Boys 70 to 46.

In girls action:

Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Campbellsville 55 to 52.

 

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, February 13th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving payment of claims, approve to advertise for bids for road materials, approve items as surplus, Constable contracts, to purchase two new trucks at State Bid price, to accept resignation of Coroner, acknowledgement of appointed Coroner and approve deputy Coroner.

 

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Suspect identified in shooting

The Warren County Sheriff's Office has identified the shooter in Tuesday's shooting investigation in the 400 block of Plano Richpond Road as 52 year-old Edward Wayne Bowden. WCSO says Bowden has been charged with Assault, 1st degree, and Wanton Endangerment. Officials say during the time the victim was being driven to get medical care, Mr. Bowden called the Kentucky State Police. Troopers and deputies met up with Bowden and took him into custody at his residence in the 400 block of Plano Richpond Road. He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Woman sentenced in boyfriend's shooting

A Smiths Grove woman has been sentenced for shooting her boyfriend over a thermostat setting. Warren Circuit Court Judge Steve Wilson sentenced 53 year-old Candy Moss to 15 years in prison for first degree assault and tampering with evidence. Moss pleaded guilty to shooting 64 year-old Steve Flynn twice in their home on November 28, 2018, when they disagreed about where the thermostat should be set. Moss will be eligible for parole after serving 85% of her prison sentence.

 

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