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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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Metcalfe man arrested for assault

A Metcalfe County man has been arrested on wanton endangerment charges. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office responded Monday to a domestic violence complaint along Ralph Edwards Road in Edmonton. According to a news release, 64 year-old Timothy M. Jenkins had fired a gun inside the

residence during an altercation with a family member.  Jenkins was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Screening underway for Metcalfe County Superintendent

Fourteen applications have been submitted for the position of Metcalfe County Schools Superintendent. Metcalfe County Schools announced during a recent school board meeting that it has

received 14 applications for the position of superintendent of Metcalfe County Schools.

School board member Robin McMurtrey, who serves on the screening committee, shared the  breakdown of the applicants. 

Five applicants are from out of state, four currently hold the title of superintendent, and one is a former

superintendent. Six applicants are serving in district office administration, and three are head principals.

The board's timeline calls for the screening committee to complete its work during the month of February, to conduct interviews in March, and have a superintendent named by mid to late April.

Superintendent Benny Lile announced his retirement earlier in the school year.

 

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Area high school basketball

In Monday night high school basketball action:

In the girls: Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Edmonson County 41 to 39. Caverna's Kaliana Richardson scored 14 points and Stacia Burnette scored 13 points and had 12 rebounds.

In boys action: North Hardin defeated Hart County Raiders 87 to 52, Edmonson County Boys over Caverna 77 to 53. Caverna's Jaxton Dunagan scored 17 points and had 15 rebounds.

 

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be traveling Tuesday night to take on Campbellsville

in a girl/boy double header at 6:30 p.m.

There will be a change in Hart County's games Tuesday night. Hart County Raider Boys will be at Thomas Nelson in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:00 p.m.  Join Studio 101 for live coverage of the varsity game beginning with the pregame show at 6:00 p.m. Hart County Lady Raiders will not be playing.

 

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Man arrested for communications with minor

A Bowling Green man has been arrested on charges of communicating with underage children in a sexual manner. The Bowling Green Police Department says they received a tip indicating 24 year-old Cody Austin Edwards was using an app to initiate chats, along with other users, to communicate with underage children in a sexual manner.  Edwards was arrested and charged with 1 count of using electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual activities.  He was taken to the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

First court appearance for Columbia man

The man who pulled a gun and injured himself during a struggle at the Barren County Detention Center, made his first court appearance Monday. 27 year-old Matthew A. Stapleton, of Columbia, appeared

without an attorney in Barren Circuit Court. He was arrested in Metcalfe County over a year ago after being observed speeding by police. After transporting Stapleton to the T. J. Samson Community Hospital for a blood sample, police arrived at the sally port at the Barren County Detention Center where a struggle began after Stapleton pulled a gun from his waistband.  Stapleton was shot by his gun and transported to T. J. Samson Hospital, before being transported to a hospital in Louisville. He was listed in critical condition. The Jan. 16th  Barren County indictment charges him with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer) and first-degree promoting contraband.  A pretrial conference was set for April 20th.

 

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Highway fatalities increased in Kentucky

According to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS).  Initial data indicates there were 734 fatalities in 2019, compared to 724 in 2018. A final report will be released in April.  So far in 2020, preliminary numbers indicate there have been 56 roadway fatalities, down 17 compared to the same time last year. In the last 20 years of Kentucky’s highway fatalities: The year 2005 saw the highest at 985 fatalities, in second was 2004 with 964. The lowest year of fatalities was 2013 with 638.

 

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Drug arrest made at Glasgow residence

A drug arrest was made at a Glasgow residence Sunday. The Glasgow Police Department responded to a home along Parkview Drive in reference to a complaint. Contact was made with Christian Taylor and consent was given to search the home. Police found several drugs, along with digital scales, a large amount of money and an AR rifle. Taylor was arrested and charged with third degree trafficking in a controlled substance (first offense), trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school,

possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), illegal possession of a legend drug and first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, drug unspecified).  Taylor was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Hart County Receives Grant for Illegal Dumps

Hart County Fiscal Court announces that The Division of Waste Management has awarded Hart County $49,684.00 for the 2020 Illegal Open Dump Grant Program.  This money is awarded for the cleanup of illegal dumps in our county.  Hart is one of 21 counties awarded money to not only restore properties but to help provide a healthier environment for Kentuckians.  As part of the grant funding, counties must agree to provide a 25 percent match of the grant amount.  Grants for the Illegal Open Dump Grant program comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund, which is generated through a $1.75 environmental remediation fee for each ton of garbage dumped at Kentucky municipal solid waste landfills. 

 

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

District Tournament at Green County

District Tournament will be held at Green County during the week of February 24th. On Tuesday, February 25th, at 5:30 p.m. Larue County vs. Green County Girls and at 7:00 p.m., Larue County vs Caverna Boys.

Wednesday, Hart County Lady Raiders vs. Caverna Girls at 5:30, and Hart County Boys will play Green County at 7:00 p.m.

The finals will be held Friday at 5:30 p.m. for girls and at 7:00 p.m. for boys. The week following will be Regionals which will be broadcast on Studio 101 WLOC with the Boys and Girls Sweet 16. 

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting

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

 

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

Caverna High School SBDMC meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting (SBDM) on Monday, February 10th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will hosts Edmonson County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. Studio 101 will have the live broadcast of both games beginning at 5:15 p.m. with the pregame show.

In a makeup game Monday night, Hart County Boys will travel to take on North Hardin in a Varsity only contest at 7:00 p.m. Studio 101 will update the score during the Caverna Broadcast.

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

Murder witness indicted on strangulation charge

A 35 year-old Cecilia man who testified last year to witnessing a killing and became a pivotal witness in a murder trial, has been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury on two felony counts.  Joseph Goodman was indicted on a first-degree strangulation charge, fourth-degree assault, domestic violence with minor injury and intimidating a witness in the legal process. According to Goodman's indictment, the incident happened November 11th or 12th. According to an arrest warrant, Goodman reportedly kicked his girlfriend on the side of the head, causing her to fall. A nail went into the left side of her head and Goodman reportedly punched her in the arm as well. He is also accused of attempting to strangle his girlfriend. Goodman has been held since November 14th in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

Warren County man arrested for assault

An assault complaint over the weekend, has led to the arrest of a Warren County man.  The Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home along Rondal Drive Saturday in reference to an assault complaint. The victim of the assault told police his next door neighbor was at his home and under the influence. The victim told the neighbor to leave, but he refused. 27 year-old Zachery Hunt was located at his mother's home and was arrested and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

Grayson County woman dies

A Grayson County woman, who was severely injured in a home explosion, has died.  A family member posted on Facebook that 41 year-old Angela Young died Saturday from her injuries in a home explosion January 29th in Grayson County. Young and her daughter, 7-year-old Johanna, were airlifted

to hospitals after the explosion which was caused by a gas leak in the home. Young shielded her daughter from the blast and suffered burns on more than 80 percent of her body.

 

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Friday, February 7th, 2020

Fatality in Simpson County crash

One person is dead after a traffic crash Friday morning in Simpson County on I-65. At around 6:20 a.m. Friday, Kentucky State Police were called to mile marker 6. According to the Kentucky State Police, 46 year-old Brian E. Lowe was operating a 2008 Ford pickup, traveling south and lost control, causing the vehicle to exit the right shoulder of the road and strike an earth embankment onto the entrance ramp where it struck a parked commercial tractor trailer.  Lowe was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Simpson County Coroner.

 

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Friday, February 7th, 2020

Three injured in Warren County

Two adults and a toddler have been injured after a rollover accident in Warren County.  The Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to mile marker 30 on I-65 southbound just before 5 a.m. Friday.  A driver had lost control of their vehicle, struck the median and crossed all lanes of traffic before leaving the roadway and overturning multiple times. The report said two of the occupants were trapped in the car when deputies arrived. 29-year-old Keeley Brooks, of Huntington, West Virginia, 31-year-old

Darrell Brooks, of Shreveport, Louisiana, and the toddler were taken to the Medical Center by EMS.

 

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Missing boy has ties to Edmonton

Authorities in Edmonton are trying to locate a missing boy from Mt. Washington. Abram Clover was last seen at the Sunrise Children’s Services Facility located in Mt. Washington, KY. He is believed to be traveling back to Edmonton to meet up with family. He was last seen wearing Gray University of Louisville hoodie, blue jeans, and cowboy boots.  If you see or have knowledge of the whereabouts of Abram Clover, please contact the Metcalfe County Protection and Permanency office at 270-432-2521.

 

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Friday, February 7th, 2020

Man steals running van with children

A Hodgenville mother said Wednesday afternoon that her van was stolen with her children inside. Jessica Carr told authorities she and her husband stopped at Speedway on North Dixie Avenue when her husband walked into the store. He had forgotten his card to pay for items. Carr went inside to bring her husband the card, leaving her daughters ages 11 and 5 inside. A Louisville man has been charged with three felonies related to the incident. 36 year-old Frederick Ruelas, Jr., reportedly stole the minivan and then drove about 200 feet up North Dixie and told the children to get out.  The oldest daughter quickly called her dad. Ruelas was stopped by Radcliff police near Bourbon Street. Ruelas has been charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and theft by unlawful taking of an automobile of more than $500 and less than $10,000. Ruelas was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Driver crashes vehicle into home

A driver crashed her vehicle into a home in Metcalfe County Tuesday night.  According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred just after 6:45 p.m. at a home off of Earl Shives Road.  The driver, identified as Kerri Jandt, failed to negotiate a curve and traveled down an embankment before striking the front of the residence. The home sustained structural damage. Investigators said Jandt was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.

 

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Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Nine arrested on drug charges

The Hart County Sheriff's Office has arrested nine people on drug charges. On Thursday, the Hart County Sheriff's Office, Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and the Kentucky State Police joined together to execute Hart County Indictment warrants. The indictments stem from narcotic trafficking investigations conducted over the past 90 days in Hart County. The following arrest warrants were executed:

-Darren Harris, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, greater than 2 grams methamphetamine.

-Rondall Brents, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, greater than 2 grams methamphetamine.

-John Sims, cultivate in marijuana - 5 plants or greater, 1st offense, drug paraphernalia deliver/manufacture and persistent felony offender - 2nd degree.

-Daniel Thompson, possession of controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia buy/possess, trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 oz, 1st offense.

-Jeffery Clancy, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, greater than 2 grams methamphetamine, tampering  with physical evidence, promoting contraband, 1st degree, assault, 3rd degree, police/probation officer, drug paraphernalia buy/possess, operating on a suspended/revoked operator's license and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

-Kristopher J. Smith, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, greater than 2 grams methamphetamine.

-Jennifer Jewell, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, greater than 2 grams methamphetamine.

-Gregory Ford, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense, less than 4 grams cocaine, persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

-James Butler, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, less than 2 grams methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia buy/possess and possession of marijuana. Future indictments and arrests are expected.

 

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Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Pesticide Applicator Training Feb. 24th

There will be a Private Pesticide Applicator Training on Monday, February 24th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Hart County Extension Office. Producers who have expired cards are encouraged to attend. Please call the Hart County Extension Office at 270-524-2451 to register.

 

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Thursday, February 6th, 2020

More schools closed due to sickness

Several schools are closed due to the flu and sickness. Those schools closed through Friday include: Barren County Head Start, Barren County Schools, Cave City Head Start, Caverna Independent, Glasgow City Schools and Metcalfe County Schools. Studio 101 talked with Supt. Nathan Smith and Hart County's attendance on Wednesday was at 89.4%. Hart County Schools are still in session.

 

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Thursday, February 6th, 2020

E-town man charged with strangulation

A 23 year-old Elizabethtown man, attempting to elude police Tuesday afternoon, was arrested on a warrant for reportedly strangling his girlfriend to the point she could not breathe. Jordan McDonald was arrested at a Chandler Street residence after he tried to jump over the ledge of a porch after he broke free from an Elizabethtown police officer. McDonald was wanted for a January 30th incident where he is alleged to used both hands to push his girlfriend against a wall, squeezing her neck. When the woman told him she couldn't breathe, he let her go. McDonald is charged with first-degree strangulation, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot and fourth-degree assault - domestic violence, minor injury, resisting arrest and failure to appear. He is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear February 14th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Sheryl Shirley, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board of Education to be held on Thursday, February 6th, at 5:00 p.m. at the Central Office, 25 Quality Street, Munfordville. The item on the agenda is to accept the School Facilities Construction Commission (SFCC) offer of assistance.

 

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Flood watch Wednesday overnight

A Flood Watch is in effect from 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night through Thursday morning at 6:00 a.m. for areas of Hart and surrounding counties.

 

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

More schools close due to flu

Caverna Schools will be closed the remainder of the week due to sickness. (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday). According to Superintendent Cornelius Faulkner, Tuesday's attendance rate was 84%. The Caverna vs. Cumberland County Boys & Girls basketball games scheduled for Thursday night have been cancelled due to sickness.

Metcalfe County Schools made the decision Tuesday to close school for the remainder of the week. In addition, school activities will be cancelled as well. The three days will be NTID - meaning students are instructed by their teachers to complete studies and assignments at home each day.

 

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Area high school basketball action

In girl's action from Tuesday night:

Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Warren Central with a final score of 56 to 54. Hart County's Haley Sturgeon scored 23 points.

In Monday night area high school basketball action:

In a makeup game, Hart County Boys will travel to take on North Hardin in a Varsity only contest.  Join Studio 101 at 6:45 p.m. for the pregame show.

 

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Missing Barren County man located

The family of 49 year-old Jerry Hatalla reported him missing recently after he had not been seen since December 4th, 2019. Hatalla was last seen in Bowling Green and had a residence in Barren County. The Barren County Sheriff's Office conducted the investigation.

 

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Bowling Green church break-in

Bowling Green Police Department is looking for a man who broke a window at Living Hope Baptist Church and stole audio equipment. Video posted to the BGPD Facebook page showed a heavy-set man carrying a David Easton WT-400 Traveler Plus amp and a Nord Stage 3 keyboard out of the building.  Anyone with information about the man or the car he was driving, is asked to call the Bowling Green Police Department at 270-393-4000.

 

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Hearing for Cave City official

The first part of a hearing concerning evidence suppression took place Tuesday. The case involves a Cave City Official, Robert S. Smith, was arrested July 15th, 2018 for DUI and multiple other traffic violations.  Smith’s attorney, Johnny Bell, filed the motion to suppress evidence discovered during the detention and arrest of his client, about a year ago.  Part of the delay was due to the need for a special judge and special prosecutor due to Smith’s status of being city manager, code enforcement officer, public works director, and planning and zoning administrator for Cave City, and he also serves as an appointee, currently chairman, on the Glasgow-Barren County Tourist Commission. Smith's attorney requested time to obtain a missing witness's testimony. A date has been set in April for the continuation of the hearing. Tenth District Judge C. Derek Reed presided over the hearing.

 

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Arrest made in Bowling Green shooting

One man has been arrested after a shooting in Bowling Green last week.  Bowling Green Police have arrested 20 year-old Henry Escobar-Castro. During an altercation last Wednesday morning, Escobar-

Castro shot a man using a stolen gun. The shooting occurred inside an apartment in the 2000 block of Rockcreek Drive. The shooting victim was later discovered on W. 13th Ave.  Following the shooting, police believe several witnesses tackled Escobar-Castro to the ground and stabbed him. Escobar-Castro is charged with first-degree assault and receiving stolen property-firearm. He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail on a $25,000 bond.

 

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Indiana man arrested in Barren County

An Indiana man has been arrested in Barren County after a police pursuit. Police say 35 year-old Robert Bellah had shoplifted at Walmart and was later found driving in Cave City. When officers attempted a traffic stop on Bellah, he fled at a high rate of speed. The pursuit ended in Warren County along I-65. The vehicle he was driving was also determined to be stolen out of Indiana.  Bellah is charged with multiple crimes, including first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police and receiving stolen property.  Bellah was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center, where he’s being held on a $10,000 bond.

 

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Three appear in court for murder charges

Three people charged in relation to a December 2018 chain of events that are alleged to have resulted in the shooting death of 22 year-old KeShawn L. Sarver, in his Cave City apartment, were in court on Monday for pretrial conferences. 24 year-old Inell D. Crayton, of Bowling Green, is charged with murder, first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence and his trial is scheduled for late March. Though they were indicted as co-defendants, the cases are being handled separately for 23 year-old Devonja Z. Sweat, of Nashville, who faces charges of complicity to murder, first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence and Kayla Anderson, 23, of Scottsville, who is charged only with tampering with physical evidence. According to testimony at a preliminary hearing last year, a drug deal gone wrong was at the root of the shooting. Crayton and Sweat were both still lodged in the Barren County Detention Center on $1 million cash bonds, Anderson was released February 13th last year on a $50,000 surety bond.

 

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Break-in at pharmacy in Brownsville

Police need the public's help finding the person who recently broke into a pharmacy in Brownsville. The crime occurred just before 1:30 a.m. Thursday at Alford's Pharmacy and Drive-thru on Main Street. The suspect entered the store by breaching a door. Surveillance footage from inside the business shows a white man dressed in all black. he's believed to be around 6' tall. It's not clear what, if anything, was stolen. If you have any information on the individual, please contact the Brownsville Police Department at 270-597-3814.

 

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Hart County Black History event

The public is invited to celebrate Hart County Black History on Friday, Feburary 7th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hart County Public Library. Speakers from Barbour Farms, LLC will be in attendance. The event is free and refreshments will be served.

 

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

USDA urges enrollment in programs

The U-S-D-A Farm Service Agency encourages early enrollment in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs. The dealine to enroll for the 2020 crop year is March 16th. These programs provide important crop risk protection. If you fail to enroll by the deadline, then you will be ineligible to receive A-R-C or P-L-C payments for the 2020 crop year.  For more information, contact your local Farm Service Agency Office.

 

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Area high school basketball action

In local basketball action Monday night:

Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Taylor County 48 to 34, Stacia Burnett scored 24 points.

Taylor County Boys defeated Caverna 82 to 59.

Tuesday night: Hart County Lady Raiders will travel to Warren Central for a JV/Varsity game. Join Studio 101 with the live broadcast of the varsity game beginning around 6:30 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Missing man located by Bowling Green Police

Bowling Green Police say they have located a missing man.  25 year-old Morris Cooper was last seen leaving a Super Bowl party Sunday night. Cooper also suffered from some health charges. An alert was sent out concerning his whereabouts.  Authorities say he has been located and found safe.

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Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Area high school basketball action

Monday night's Hart County games have been postponed due to the flu.

On Tuesday night, Hart county Lady Raiders will travel to Warren Central for a JV/Varsity game. Join Studio 101 with the live broadcast of the varsity game at around 6:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Radcliff man sentencing Tuesday

A 33 year-old Radcliff man charged with multiple sex offenses involving a minor is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court. Dagan Boothe is expected to accept a plea deal in the case. Sentencing was postponed last month after Boothe failed to complete a required sex offender evaluation. Boothe was arrested and indicted for unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities and first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree rape - no force and second-degree sodomy. He was arrested November 14th, 2018, as part of an undercover investigation by Internet Crimes Against Children after reportedly attempting online to set up a meeting to have sex with the girl. A review of Boothe's cellphone indicated text messages between Boothe and the minor had discussed meeting the day of the arrest. He is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Two men arrested in Hart County

Deputy Caleb Butler with the Hart County Sheriff's Office, conducted a traffic stop Friday on a 2007 Chevy Silverado along Martin Street in Munfordville. Upon investigation and a probable cause search of the vehicle, the following individuals were arrested:

49 year-old Larry Love, of Bonnieville, for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense - (greater than 2 grams of Methamphetamine) and Drug Paraphernalia - Buy/Possess. 28 year-old Bryce Diamond, of Munfordville, for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. The driver of the vehicle, Joshua Hatfield, of Munfordville, was cited for multiple traffic related offenses and released. Love and Diamon were transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Munfordville City Council meeting Monday

Munfordville City Council will meet Monday, February 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. New business includes: City of Munfordville 2019-2020 Accomplishments and Goals, 2020 Budget (volunteers from Council), bid to construct the base for Sign Welcome to Munfordville for north end of town and Purple Heart City proposal.

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Friday, January 31st, 2020

Area high school basketball action

In Thursday night area high school basketball:

Hart County Boys defeated Fort Knox 89 to 61. Hart county's Brayden Bell scored 18 points and Jordan Burden scored 16 points.

On Friday, Caverna will host Larue County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will travel to take on Fairdale at 5:00 p.m.

Hart County Boys will be on the road taking on Bardstown Friday night at 5:00 p.m. in a JV/Varsity contest. Join Studio 101 for play by play action of the game starting with the varsity boy's pregame show at 6:00 p.m.

Caverna Boys will travel Saturday to take on Adair County in a JV/Varsity game at 12:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, January 31st, 2020

Investigator says church fire suspicious

Mike Hulsey, a special deputy for fire investigations with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and former chief of the Elizabethtown Fire Department, said the investigation is trying to piece together what may have led to destroying the former Cecilia Methodist Church. Fire reignited Thursday morning near the rear of the building.  Authorities believe the fire at the wedding venue, began in the back of the building.

Co-owner Anna Akins said in a social media post that the structure will be torn down from the heavy damage. Before it is torn down, a group photograph will be taken in front of it at 4 p.m. Sunday. Anyone who had attended the church or if it had been a part of their lives in some way, is invited.

 

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Friday, January 31st, 2020

E-town grandmother arrested

An Elizabethtown grandmother is facing several charges after she was found Wednesday afternoon sleeping at the wheel while parked at a business. 53 year-old Machelle R. Williams was found to be in possession of what police believe was heroin and was heavily impaired, as she sat parked in an SUV at the Dollar General on East Dixie Avenue.  Her 4 year-old grandson was also inside the vehicle in the backseat. According to an arrest ci­ta­tion, she told police she had taken two Alprazolam pills about an hour earlier. Police say she kept falling asleep and was not able to answer their questions. Williams was charged with first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance – heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a minor and public intoxication from a controlled substance, excluding alcohol. Police say the child was unharmed and released to a family member.

Williams was taken to the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $5,000 unsecured bond. She is scheduled to appear February 21st in Hardin District Court.

 

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Friday, January 31st, 2020

Argument turns to violence in Bowling Green

Two Bowling Green men are expected to face charges after an argument that turned violent. Bowling Green Police responded to an apartment along Rock Creek Drive Wednesday where an assault shooting occurred on W. 13th Street.  23 year-old Henry Escobar, of Bowling Green, was located at the Rock Creek Drive address with an apparent stab wound. 23 year-old Luis Torres, of Bowling Green, was located at the West 13th Street home with a gunshot wound. Both men were transported to the hospital. Detectives determined both men received their injuries during an argument at the Rock Creek Drive apartment. Charges are expected to be filed, and the investigation continues.

 

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Friday, January 31st, 2020

Man wanted for murder arrested

A man wanted in connection with a Bowling Green murder has been arrested.  The U.S. Marshals Task Force arrested Mach Sar at a residence off of County Road in Elkhart, Indiana on Thursday.  Sar was wanted in connection to the murder of Somrhut Phan, of Bowling Green.  Phan was found dead Thursday morning after police responded to a disturbance call at a mobile home park on Dishman Lane. The U.S. Marshals Task Force found the vehicle Sar had fled in and arrested him. He was taken to the Elkhart Co. Jail to await extradition to Kentucky.

 

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Friday, January 31st, 2020 

Drug traffickers face manslaughter charges

Three alleged Bowling Green drug traffickers have been indicted in the deaths of two people who died from heroin overdoses. The Bowling Green Police Department responded to 1516 Parkhurst Drive November 22nd  for an overdose investigation. Officers found Joshua Kinkade, who had died from an apparent heroin overdose. Two days later on November 24th, the Louisville Metro Police Department

responded to a death investigation where Matthew Dobring had also died from an apparent heroin overdose. Detectives from the Bowling Green Police Department and the Warren County Drug Task Force were able to link Stephanie Silvano, Scott Bernauer and Tracy Boyd to the heroin related to both deaths. In addition to 2 counts of manslaughter each: 42 year-old Stephanie Gayle Silvano, of Bowling Green, has been indicted for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence. 48 year-old Scott Bradley Bernauer, of Bowling Green, and 52 year-old Tracy L. Boyd, of Bowling Green, have been indicted each for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree.

 

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Thursday, January 30th, 2020 

More details in fatal shooting

Terry Stice, the man charged in connection with the fatal shooting at O'Charley's, appeared in court Wednesday morning for a preliminary hearing. In court, more details were presented concerning the night of the shooting. Detectives detailed the shooting began with an incident involving Paige Russell, Michael Russell's daughter, inside the restaurant. Officials say Paige Russell saw a man in the restaurant whom she had history with. She then called her dad, Michael, and Terry Stice to come to the restaurant to confront the man. Officials say when Stice arrived at the restaurant, he confronted the man who told him he did not remember Paige Russell. Later, Paige Russell confronted the man herself. The man in the restaurant then called Elijsha Taylor to come help. Later, the man left the restaurant and was followed into the parking lot by Paige and Michael Russell. A physical altercation occurred, which included Taylor. During the fight, officials say Elijsha Taylor shot Michael Russell and Terry Stice shot multiple rounds at Taylor. Three of the shots struck Taylor and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Michael Russell later died at a hospital. Also at the time, the man in the restaurant struck Stice with his car and Stice fired multiple shots at the car as it left the scene. Police charged Stice with two counts of attempted murder, for the shots fired at the car leaving the scene and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Judge Sam Potter found probable cause and the case will now move on to a grand jury. Police say they are still investigation the circumstances around Taylor's death. Stice remains lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail on a one million dollar bond.

 

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Thursday, January 30th, 2020 

Mother and daughter suffer severe burns

A mother and her young daughter have suffered severe burns in a home explosion in Grayson County. The home exploded Wednesday evening in Millwood, but both are expected to be okay. Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins says Angela Young and her daughter, 7 year-old Johanna, were airlifted to hospitals in Louisville after it happened around 7:15 Wednesday evening. Early Thursday morning, family members said that Angela is stable and being taken care of. The daughter has injuries to her head, arm and back, but is expected to be released today. Angela's father and son told authorities that home's gas tank had been filled around 3:00 p.m., but the gas serviceman reported smelling gas on the property after filling it up. Hudson told his daughter to not stay at the house overinight in case there was a gas liak. Angela Young and her daughter were walking out of the house as the home exploded, shaking nearby homes for several miles. Emergency crews responded to the scene. Millwood is located just west of Leitchfield.

 

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Thursday, January 30th, 2020 

Cecilian Historic Church damaged by fire

The Cecilian Chapel, formerly a Methodist Church in Cecilia, becam engulfed in flames Monday night. Investigators confirmed the fire started at the rear of the structure. Although evidence of damage can be seen, the exterior of The Cecilian Chapel, a wedding an devent venue, remains mostly intact after Monday night's fire. Mike Hulsey, a former Elizabethtown Fire Department Chief and now a special deputy for fire investigations with the Hardin County Sheriff's Office said he was convinced the fire began in the back area of the building. The sheriff's office and the state fire marshal's office are handling the investigation. The structure had served as a church from 1902 until 2014.

 

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Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Several school districts close due to flu

Several Kentucky school districts are closed. Clinton, Jackson, Moore and Warren County Schools all announced closures earlier this week. Warren County Schools was closed due to a widespread illness in the county. Clinton County remains closed for the week. And according to Supt. Cornelius Faulkner, Caverna Schools are also closed for the remainder of the week due to the flu. Supt. Nathan Smith told WLOC news that Wednesday's attendance in Hart County was at 91%.

 

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Woman arrested for cruelty to animals

A Grayson County woman has been arrested for cruelty to animals. The Sheriff's Department responded to a home on Little Clifty Road for a report of several malnourished horses, one of which was possibly dying. The deputy made contact with their owner, Shiloh Lisa Lee. According to the arrest citation, Lee told police that the horses were all older an dit was hard to put weight on them. Officals asked about a horse laying in the back of the field. Lee told them her neighbor had put the horse down earlier that day. The deputy reported there was no food or water in the field and several of the animals looked "extremely malnourished. The deputy got Lee's permission to check on the horse that had supposedly been put down and found that it was still alive and there had been no attempt to put it down. Officials say the horse had been attempting to get up, digging a rut in the dirt with no success. After getting Lee's permission, the deputy put the horse down. He then alerted county officials and animal control to seize the remaining horses. Lee was arrested and transported to the Grayson County Detention Center for 2nd-degree cruelty to animals.

 

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Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Senate approves school officers to carry firearms

The Kentucky State Senate approved a piece of legislation earlier this week that will require school resource officers to carry firearms when on duty in schools if it is signed into law. The proposed legislation, which is Senate Bill 8, was received in the House of Representatives on Monday.  If the legislation does become law, it will mean no change for Barren County, Caverna and Glasgow School systems. School resource officers assigned to schools in those districts already carry firearms when they are in the schools. The bill will have to be heard by the House Education Committee first.

 

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Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Grand Jury indicts two Edmonton residents

Two Edmonton residents have been indicted by a Metcalfe County Grand Jury on child endangerment

charges. A criminal investigation began April 15th, 2019 after the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office was

called to assist the Kentucky Division of Protection and Permanency with an investigation into a child endangerment complaint.  Authorities say 23 year-old Marketa F. Vibbert and 22 year-old William C. Hawkins were using meth two days earlier at their residence, when they left an infant unattended and the child was able to ingest an unknown quantity of methamphetamine. Vibbert and Hawkins were indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor. The case was presented to a grand jury on Tuesday. Both are lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Edmonson County mother arraigned on murder indictment

An Edmonson County mother, charged in her toddler son’s death, has been arraigned on an indictment. accusing her of murder and 17 other criminal counts. 28 year-old Alexandra Richardson appeared in Edmonson Circuit Court Monday on charges of murder, first-degree assault, 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is accused of wantonly causing the death of 20-month-old Carson McCullough December 2nd, after attempting to drive across a bridge that had closed due to flooding on Oak Hill Road, while under the influence of methamphetamine and marijuana.  Richardson and her 7-year-old son, Isaiah, made it out of the car to safety, but Carson was lost. His body was located by first responders about an hour later. Carson died the following day. Richardson has pleaded not guilty to all counts. She had been on probation for previous charges from 2015, in which she pled guilty to criminal facilitation to manufacturing methamphetamine and fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child. That probation was revoked after her arrest related to Carson's death.

Richardson is lodged in the Hart County Jail and a discovery conference in the case is scheduled for February 17th.

 

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Louisville man arrested for shoplifting

32 year-old Jonathan O. Roeder became combative with Glasgow Police Officers Tuesday afternoon at the Five Star Convenience store parking lot along Happy Valley Road. Roeder refused to identify himself and caused a disturbance with other customers. An officer was struck in the head by Roeder while police were attempting to take him into custody.  Roeder was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property under $500, public intoxication of a controlled substance (excludes alcohol), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree assault (police officer or probation officer) and resisting arrest. Roeder was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Metcalfe County now a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Metcalfe County is now a Second Amendment sanctuary county. Several people were in attendance for Tuesday's meeting to see if the resolution would be adopted.  What makes Metcalfe County’s resolution unique is that there is a section that addresses the 14th Amendment, which states: “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.”

The Metcalfe County Fiscal Court adopted a resolution Tuesday making the designation official.

 

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Area high school basketball action

Hart County Boys will host Fort Knox in a JV/Varsity contest Thursday night at 5:30 p.m.  Join Studio 101 for live coverage of the boys varsity game starting at 6:30 p.m.

On Friday, Caverna will host Larue County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will travel to take on Fairdale at 5:00 p.m.

Hart County Boys will be on the road taking on Bardstown Friday night at 5:00 p.m. in a JV/Varsity contest. Join Studio 101 for play by play action of the game starting with the varsity boy's pregame show at 6:00 p.m.

Caverna Boys will travel Saturday to take on Adair County in a JV/Varsity game at 12:30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Sonora man killed in crash

A two vehicle crash Friday evening in Grayson County claimed the life of a Sonora man. Kentucky State Police Post 4 received a call from the Grayson County Sheriff's Office around 7:00 p.m., requesting assistance with a two-vehicle collision near the Peonia Road and Rocky Hill Estates Road intersection in Grayson County. The preliminary investigation revealed that 36 year-old John T. Puckett, of Sonora, was traveling east on Peonia Road in a 1999 Dodge Ram. 53 year-old Vincent Abell, of Crestwood, had just turned west from Rocky Hill Estates Road in a Ford pickup. For unknown reasons, Puckett crossed the center-line into westbound lane and into the path of Abell's vehicle. Puckett was pronounced dead at the scene by the Grayson County Coroner's Office. Abell and his passenger, 53 year-old Laura Shaw, of Louisville, were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Sheryl Shirley, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board of Education to be held on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. & at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Office, 25 Quality Street, Munfordville.  The items on the agenda are as follows:                

Review the Finding  the Local Planning Committee (LPC) and Possible Take Action on Amending the District Facility Plan (DFP).

 

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Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Monday night high school basketball

In Monday night area high school basketball action:

Barren County Lady Trojans defeated Hart County Lady Raiders 63 to 60 in overtime. Hart County's Haley Sturgeon scored 22 points and Dea Bradley and Kyle Adcock each scored 15.

In boys action: Barren County Trojans defeated Hart County Raiders 73 to 58 with Hart County's Brayden Bell scoring 19 points and had 5 rebounds.

 

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Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Bond set in BG fatal shooting

Bond has been set at 1 million dollars for a man charged in a fatal shooting outside a Bowling Green restaurant.  A not guilty plea was entered Monday morning in Warren District Court by an attorney for Terry Stice II.  Stice was arrested after officers found 21 year-old Elijsha  Taylor and 40 year-old Michael Russell Friday night in the O'Charley's parking lot, both with gunshot wounds.  Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene and Russell died later at the hospital. During the investigation, detectives determined Taylor and Russell were in a physical altercation and Taylor shot Russell and Stice shot Taylor.

Another involved party then struck Stice with a vehicle and fled the scene. Police arrested Stice and charged him with two counts of attempted murder, for the shots fired at the car leaving the scene, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.  Stice is scheduled to appear back in court Wednesday.

 

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Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Discharged firearm leaves damage at McD's

An accidental discharge of a firearm at a Bowling Green McDonalds caused damage. Bowling Green Police responded to McDonald's on the 31-W Bypass Monday night just before 9:00 p.m.  Police say when they arrived, they found the front middle window in the restaurant had been shattered.  Police say someone had accidentally discharged a firearm inside McDonald's.  No one was injured in the incident.

Police are continuing their investigation.

 

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Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Barren County teacher pretrial conference

A former Barren County teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student was in court Monday for a pretrial conference.  27 year-old William K. Gardner, of Glasgow, was arrested Oct. 26th

after an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse involving a 13 year-old girl. In November, a Barren County grand jury indicted Gardner on three counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor,

illegal sex act, under 16 years old, and one count of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. He had waived a preliminary hearing in district court, which has the effect of sending the case directly to a grand jury.

 

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Monday, January 27th, 2020

Monday night high school basketball

In area high school basketball action Monday night:

Hart County will entertain Barren County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 27th, 2020

School employee faces charges

A Bowling Green Schools employee is facing charges involving a minor.  LaVance Anderson, the Head Baseball Coach for Bowling Green Junior High and an Instructional Assistant at Parker-Bennett-Curry

Elementary, was arrested following an investigation by the Office of the Attorney General. He was charged with unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other

prohibited activities. The charges do not involve students of the schools.  Anderson is currently suspended from all district responsibilities, pending the investigation.

 

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Monday, January 27th, 2020

Bowling Green man indicted for murder

A Grand Jury has indicted a Bowling Green man on two counts of murder. In December 2018,  Deloris 'Lois' Stacker and Karen Burks were killed inside Burk's apartment on Rock Creek Road. A suspect, Juan Paulo Flores-Jarada, was indicted by a Warren County grand jury on two counts of murder.

Flores-Jarada is in federal custody on unrelated charges and will be transferred to Bowling Green once he has completed his federal sentence.

 

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Monday, January 27th, 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. BARRY LOCKE, PASTOR OF HOPEWELL CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.
THE COURT HEARD REPORTS FROM THE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT, OCCUPATIONAL TAX
ADMINISTRATOR, JAIL REPORT, AND SHERIFF JEFF WILSON STATING THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT WAS IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING A NEW K 9 UNIT.
AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT APPROVED THE 2ND READING OF ORDINANCE #220.48 REPEALING LAND LINE FEES FOR 911, BUDGET TRANSFER #9, SERVICE WITH SANDERS HEATING & COOLING FOR COURTHOUSE MAINTENANCE, TVA RESOLUTION,

APPLY FOR BOATING ACCESS PROGRAM, TO CANCEL DEAD ANIMAL CONTRACT WITH MICHAEL LOGSDON, AND SIGN AGREEMENT WITH ALLIANCE CORPORATION TO REPAIR DAMAGE TO WOODSONVILLE ROAD.

THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH, AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Monday, January 27th, 2020

Bowling Green man charged with two murders

The Bowling Green Police Department has arrested 44 year-old Terry Stice II, of Bowling Green in connection with Friday night’s shooting at O’Charleys in Bowling Green. 21 year-old Elijsha Taylor and 40 year-old Michael Russell both died from gunshot wounds. During the investigation, detectives determined Taylor and Russell were in a physical altercation and Taylor shot Russell. After seeing Taylor shoot Russell, Stice fired numerous rounds at Taylor, striking and killing him. Another involved party then struck Stice with a vehicle and fled the scene. Stice fired more rounds at the vehicle as it was attempting to exit the parking lot. Stice has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Stice has been lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Monday, January 27th, 2020

Grayson County man charged with child abuse

A Grayson County man is behind bars after he left his 5-month-old son with a serious brain injury. Kentucky State Police said a 5-month-old boy was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital with a serious brain injury. Hospital officials became suspicious when they noticed symptoms that are associated with Shaken Baby Syndrome and contacted police. According to police, 24 year-old Jeffery Wellman “harmed his 5-month-old son when he became frustrated and shook his son causing abusive head trauma.” His son remains in critical condition. Wellman is being held in the Carter County Detention Center on a $500,000 cash bond. A Carter County Grand Jury indicted him on the charge of first-degree criminal abuse, a victim under 12. The incident remains under investigation by KSP Detective Jeff Kelley.

 

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Area high school basketball action this weekend

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will travel to take on Cumberland County in a girl/boy double header at 6:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will have live play by play coverage of both games beginning with the girl’s pregame show at 5:45 p.m.

In Saturday night area high school basketball action:

Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Butler County in a JV/Varsity contest at 4:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will hosts Washington County Saturday night for Homecoming at 5:00 p.m. in a girl/boy doubleheader.  Join Studio 101 for live coverage of both games beginning with the pregame show at 4:45 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday morning, January 23rd, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving service contract for courthouse HVAC, approve to apply for the Boating Access Program, to cancel February 6th and 20th, 2020 fiscal court meeting and approve February 13th as the next meeting.

 

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Park City Elementary search for principal

The search for a new Park City Elementary School principal has begun.  The school’s site-based decision-making council began the principal selection process training on Tuesday.  The position was posted on the Kentucky Educator Placement Service website on Dec. 30th.  Anthony Janes, who had served as principal at Park City for over 10 years, is now the principal at the Barren County School System’s College Street Campus. Until a new principal is hired at Park City, Brad Johnson, former principal at Barren County High School is serving as the interim principal.

 

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Glendale man pleads not guilty in standoff

A Glendale man involved in a standoff with police in November, pleaded not guilty in Hardin Circuit Court Tuesday morning.  36 year-old Gary Troutman reportedly fired three shots from a handgun during a stand off after the Hardin County Sher­iff’s Office responded to a welfare check of someone at an apartment complex on Palmetto Loop.  Troutman faces 10 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer. He is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond. A pretrial conference is scheduled for February 18th.

 

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Bowling Green family loses home in fire

A Bowling Green family lost their home in a fire Wednesday evening.  Bowling Green Fire & Police Departments were called to a structure fire on Curd Drive off Morgantown Road just after 5:00 p.m.  When officials arrived they found a house in flames. The family of four were able to escape with one person being taken to the hospital by ambulance after receiving burns to their hand and suffering from smoke inhalation.  The family is being assisted by the American Red Cross.

 

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Glasgow woman arrested in stabbing incident

A Glasgow woman has been arrested in connection with a stabbing. 36 year-old Jennifer S. Bowles was arrested Wednesday after Glasgow police were summoned to a residence along Columbia Avenue in reference to a fight. Bowles told police she had stabbed a man with a knife after they had been involved in an altercation. The man sustained non-life threatening injuries.  Bowles was charged with second-degree assault (domestic violence) and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center where she is being held in lieu of a $2,500 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Area high school basketball action

In Tuesday night's area high school basketball action:

Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Taylor County 64 to 27. Hart County's Haley Sturgeon scored 19 points and had 5 rebounds, Dea Bradley scored 15 points.

Taylor County Boys defeated Hart County 79 to 68, Hart County's Jordan Burden scored 14 points and Clark Rexroat scored 13 points.

 

In Thursday night area high school basketball action:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will travel to take on Green County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Raider Boys will entertain Nelson County in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 for live coverage of the varsity game starting with the pregame show at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Murder case bound over to grand jury

The case of a Tompkinsville woman arrested in the stabbing death of a Monroe County man, has been bound over to a grand jury.  56 year-old Joanne Tooley is accused of stabbing her boyfriend 64 year-old Murrel Pruitt, also of Tompkinsville, on January 9th during a domestic dispute. Tooley appeared Tuesday in Monroe District Court for a preliminary hearing. Tompkinsville Police Officer Ricky Shirley testified in the case.  Tooley pleaded not guilty to the murder charge during her arraignment on Jan. 14 and is being held at the Barren County Detention Center on a $250,000 cash bond.  Also appearing in Monroe District Court on Tuesday was 34 year-old James Eric Forrest who was arrested on Jan. 15th by the Tompkinsville Police Department and charged with first-degree assault in connection with Pruitt’s death.  Forrest is Tooley’s son. He was arraigned in Monroe District Court on Tuesday and entered a not guilty plea.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Radcliff man receives 20 year sentence

A Radcliff man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on child sexual assault charges. According to an evaluation, 34 year-old Steven Shackleford is considered a high riskfor future child sexual offenses.  He was sentenced Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court to 20 years in prison. Shackleford was arrested last January on multiple sex offense charges invol­ving a 6-year-old girl.  Shackleford had accep­ted a 20-year plea deal agreement. He has been lodged in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond at the Hardin County Detention Cen­ter since his arrest by Radcliff police.  As part of the agreement, Shackleford must undergo sex offender treatment, register as a lifetime sex offender and have post-incarceration supervision. He also is required to have no contact with the victim or the victim’s family.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Burkesville man injured in crash

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash that seriously injured a Burkesville man Saturday.  A single vehicle collision occurred along Kentucky 90 when 26 year-old Landon R. McIntyre, of Burkesville, was traveling east in a pickup. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, the vehicle drifted off the road and struck a guardrail.  McIntyre overcorrected causing the truck to re-enter the roadway off the westbound shoulder. The vehicle overturned across the guardrail, traveling down a large embankment.  McIntyre was ejected from the vehicle. Air Methods was called to the scene and he was flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital, where he was admitted for his injuries. Police said alcohol is a suspected contributing factor to the collision.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Several drug arrests in Glasgow

Glasgow Police made drug arrests over the weekend.  On Saturday, a Glasgow Police officer responded to a domestic all from a residence on Cleveland Avenue.  The officer made contact with 30 year-old William Parker, III

and received consent to search the home where drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine and marijuana were found.  Parker was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Parker was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

Glasgow Police said a Glasgow man was arrested Sunday after they attempted to serve a warrant and found drugs. Police responded to Newman Street in an attempt to serve the warrant on Paul Glass. They also located several syringes, methamphetamine, clonazepam and drug paraphernalia.  Glass was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense, methamphetamine), third degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also served the active warrant.

A Glasgow teen was arrested on drug charges Tuesday. 18 year-old Zachariah L. Cunningham, of Glasgow, was found to be in possession of drugs at Adams Place.  Cunningham was arrested and charged with first degree

possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, drug unspecified), possession of drug paraphernalia and third degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified).  Cunningham was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

A Glasgow man has been arrested on drug charges. The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Sunday on the Louie B Nunn Parkway after observing a driver speeding. The driver was identified as Cody Rivera. Police were given consent to search the vehicle where they found marijuana, methamphetamine, scales, and a fake Sprite can that was used to conceal narcotics and baggies. Rivera was arrested and charged with speeding 14 mph over the limit, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, one headlight, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine). Rivera was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Semi runs onto church porch

A semi in Barren County ends up on the front porch of a church. The Barren County Sheriff's Office was dispatched Tuesday at around 5:30 a.m. to an accident with injury on Burkesville Road.  Preliminary investigation indicates that 59-year-old Paul Chaplin, of Monticello, was traveling westbound in a 2016 Kenworth, when he fell asleep, causing the semi to travel off the left side of the road.  Police say the Tyson Foods semi continued off road before striking the front porch of the Refuge Church of Christ. Chaplin was treated for minor injuries. Barren Metcalfe EMS, Barren County Emergency Management, and the Temple Hill Fire Department also responded to the scene.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Two-vehicle collision in Burkesville

A two-vehicle collision in Burkesville Friday left several people injured. According to a news release, 18 year-old Lydia Emberton, of Tompkinsville, crossed the centerline of the roadway near the intersection of Kentucky 100

and Glasgow Road. Emberton’s vehicle traveled into the path of an oncoming truck, driven by 56 year-old Lester Gingerich, of Burkesville. The vehicles collided head-on. A passenger in Emberton's vehicle, 19 year-old Phillip Ford, of Gamaliel, and a 15 year-old passenger in the truck were transported to the Cumberland County Hospital, along with Emberton and Gingerich. All were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Barren County 2nd Amendment resolution

Barren County has now joined several other counties across Kentucky in passing a resolution in support of the 2nd Amendment. The resolution was passed unanimously by the Barren County Fiscal Court Tuesday morning. The resolution states in part that members "vigorously opposed passage of any law (or proposal of any law) that would infringe a citizen's right to keep and bear arms."

 

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Vine Grove man arrested for child pornography

A Vine Grove man arrested as part of an undercover investigation by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch with 36 felony charges related to child sexual exploitation, has been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury. 33 year-old Clifford J. Smith is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. he is being held in lieu of a partially secured $25,000 bond. He was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering Smith sharing files of child sexual exploitation online. Smith faces three counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor younger than 18 years of age. He also was indicted on 13 counts of first offense distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and 20 counts of first offense possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor. Smith remains lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Radcliff teen arrested for robbery

A Radcliff teen was served a warrant Friday night as an inmate at the Hardin County Detention Center for his role in a recent home invasion robbery on Hillcrest Drive in Radcliff. 18 year-old Maurice Walters, who was arrested earlier Friday on a charge of first-degree criminal mischief, now has been charged with first-degree robbery. More arrests are pending as an investigation into the reported incident continues. According to an arrest citation, Walters and two accomplices planned to enter the Hillcrest Drive home after a female had set up a meeting with a man who lives at the home. Shortly after the woman was in the  home, others entered. The citation states Walters forced his way through the front door and he and the accomplices held the residents at gunpoint and demanded money. Walters became engaged in a physical altercation with one of the residents and that individual broke some fingers during the fight. During the altercation, Walter's pants ripped allowing his wallet to fall in the front yard of the home as he fled. During an interview, Walters reportedly admitted to the robbery. Walters remains lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Caverna high school basketball Tuesday night

Caverna Boys will entertain Washington County in a JV/Varsity game at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Suspect sought in Allen County

The Allen County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in identifying a person suspected in several multiple vehicle break ins and burglaries in the Old Bowling Green Rd/Guy Brown area Sunday night. The department is asking anyone in the area with security cameras to check footage from Sunday night through Monday morning. If you have any information, please contact the Allen County Sheriff’s Department at 270-237-3210.

 

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

3.8-magnitude earthquake in Campbell County

Monday at 2:11 p.m., the United States Geological Survey recorded a 3.8-magnitude earthquake near LaFollette in Campbell County. It was originally reported as a 3.6.  It appears that the quake was felt over much of East Tennessee.  There have been no reports of any injuries or significant damage.  There was a smaller earthquake, a 2.8 magnitude, reported in that same location on Sunday.

 

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Friday, January 17th, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday closings

All Federal, State and Local offices will be closed Monday, January 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Post offices will be closed and there will be no rural delivery of mail. Cave City City Hall will be closed Monday and there will be no trash pickup. Trash will be picked up on Tuesday, January 21st.

 

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Friday, January 17th, 2020

Food Bank Commodity Program

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, January 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 of age, you must:

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

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

 

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Friday, January 17th, 2020

Drug arrests in Barren County

A Bowling Green man is in custody in Barren County after he was arrested Thursday morning. Police said Officer Allen Riffle noticed a man and woman walking along Shamrock Drive. The officer noticed the female and knew she had a warrant. When police attempted to make contact with them, they ran a short distance. Police apprehended the suspects and identified the man as Deangelo Dontex Tooley. The woman was identified as Sierra Johnson, of Glasgow. Tooley had marijuana and methamphetamine. Tooley was arrested and charged with second degree feeling or evading police (on foot), second degree, wanton endangerment police officer, possession of synthetic drugs (1st offense), first degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense, methamphetamine), first degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) and possession of marijuana. Johnson was arrested and charged with second degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), second degree wanton endangerment (police officer) and possession of synthetic drugs (first offense). Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, January 17th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested for trespassing

A Glasgow man has been arrested criminal trespassing charges.  According to the Glasgow Police Dept., officers responded to South Green Street in reference to a complaint.  Authorities say Jerry Glass had been banned from that location and he also had a small bag of Methamphetamine inside his sock. Jerry Glass was arrested and charged with Criminal Trespass, Possession Control Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession Drug Paraphernalia, and Promoting Contraband.  He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. 

 

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Friday, January 17th, 2020

LaRue becomes a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Over 100 people gathered in the upstairs courtroom in Hodgenville Tuesday to witness LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates pass a resolution supporting Second Amendment rights (the right to bear arms).  LaRue County is the latest among a growing number of Kentucky and other states’ county governments to pass similar resolutions seen as a defense against possible federal or state legislation that could limit access to firearms, ammunition, or gun accessories.

 

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Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Second arrest made in stabbing death

A second arrest has been made in connection with a stabbing death in Monroe County.  64 year-old Murrel Pruitt, of Tompkinsville, was stabbed to death last week. His girlfriend, 56 year-old Joanne Tooley, was arrested and charged with murder (domestic violence). Tooley pled not guilty Tuesday to the murder charge during an arraignment in Monroe District Court.  Another arrest has been made. 34 year-old James Eric Forrest was taken into custody by the Tompkinsville Police Department Wednesday and charged with first-degree assault. Forrest was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Two meth arrests in Edmonson County

Two men were arrested and face meth charges after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident Saturday. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, a deputy responded to a vehicle collision at the 3800 block of Otter Gap Road, where a witness stated the driver fled the scene of the collision.  The suspected driver, identified as 33 year-old Timothy Bridges, of Bowling Green, was located at the home of 45 year-old Jonathan

Willoughby just a short distance from the scene. Bridges ran inside the home, locking the doors. He was detained shortly after and arrested for possession of a controlled substance, 1st Degree, 2nd offense (methamphetamine), leaving the scene of an accident - failure to render aid or assistance, criminal mischief, 1st degree, drug paraphernalia—buy/possess.  Jonathan E. Willoughby was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance,1st Offense (methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia—Buy/Possess, and Public Intoxication.​  Both men were transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Tompkinsville man arrested after undercover operation

Several arrests have been made after a two-day undercover operation by Special Agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit and detectives in Spring Hill. One of those arrests include 27 year-old Schelton Guffey, of Tompkinsville. Guffey was arrested and charged with Solicitation of a Minor and Simple Possession of Schedule II drugs. The focus of the operation was to identify individuals seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with minors and adults.  As a result of the operation, detectives and agents arrested a total of 11 men.

 

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Area high school basketball Tuesday

In Tuesday night's area high school basketball action: Edmonson County Boys defeated Hart County Raiders 78 to 76. Hart County's Jordan Burden scored 20 points and Brayden Bell scored 16 points.

Friday night: Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will hosts Larue County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. Studio 101 will have live play by play coverage of both games beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

LSC Communications closing plant

One of the largest employers in Barren County is expected to close by July.  The printing company LSC Communications, Inc. announced Tuesday morning it will close its Glasgow location along with two other plants.  LSC announced it will close facilities in Strasburg, Virginia and Mattoon, Illinois.  Barren County Judge-Executive Michael Hale says he is focusing on a response team that will help those workers affected who will be losing their jobs. Hale said the number of employees at LSC could be between 500 and 600.  The Kentucky Career Center will also be holding a Career Connection event from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 at its Glasgow office at 445 N.

Green St.

 

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Monroe County woman pleads not guilty to murder

A Monroe County woman facing murder charges, has pled not guilty. 56 year-old Joanne Tooley, of Tompkinsville, appeared in Monroe District Court Tuesday for an arraignment. She pled not guilty to one count of murder (domestic violence). Tooley was arrested January 8th after a domestic dispute on W. Carmen St. in Tompkinsville, where 64 year-old Murrel Pruitt died from apparent stab wounds. Tooley remains in the Barren County Detention Center and is being held on a $250,000 cash bond.  She is scheduled to appear in District Court January 21st.

 

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Cave City considers hiring officer

The Cave City City Council is considering the possibility of hiring an additional police officer. During the meeting, a matter was discussed concerning an officer who needed backup during an incident on January 6th.  Cave City has nine police officers. This includes one that is undergoing training in Richmond, another working for the Barren River Drug Task Force and one that is a school resource officer for the Caverna Independent School System.  No action was taken during Monday night's city council meeting to hire an additional police officer.

 

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Allen County - Second Amendment Sanctuary

Allen County has declared themselves as a second amendment sanctuary county. The Allen County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday 6-0 to pass a resolution that the county will uphold the second amendment rights and that it will oppose any infringement on the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.  According to a news source, over the past couple of weeks, dozens of counties in Kentucky have declared similar resolutions. 

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Metcalfe County man threatens family

A Metcalfe County man is facing multiple charges after threatening family members.  The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office says 58 year-old Kendall Vibbert was involved in a physical altercation with family members on January 2nd at a residence on Peckerwood Ridge Road. Vibbert allegedly brandished a box cutter and returned to his vehicle, then drove his vehicle on the property nearly striking the home.  After leaving the property, authorities say Vibbert threatened another person with harm. Arrest warrants were issued and Vibbert was arrested Monday. He is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, third-degree terroristic threatening and menacing.  Vibbert is lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Drug arrest in Hart County

A Hart County man has been arrested on drug charges. A traffic stop was conducted at the I-65 exit ramp on a vehicle driven by 38 year-old Jeffrey O. Clancy, of Munfordville. After a search of the vehicle, Hart County Sheriff's deputies located four ounces of methamphetamine.  The Hart County Sheriff’s Office, Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and Munfordville Police Department obtained and executed a search warrant at Clancy’s residence, at 203 Elk Street, and discovered “evidence indicating drug trafficking.”  Clancy was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), five counts of assault of a police officer, tampering with physical evidence, promoting contraband, and driving on a suspended license. He was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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All "A" Classic basketball Monday night

In Monday night's round of All "A" high school basketball action:

Campbellsville girls defeated Caverna Lady Colonels 40 to 39. Caverna's Stacia Burnette scored 13 points and in the boys, Campbellsville defeated Caverna 74 to 64. Caverna's Jaxton Dunagan scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds. In other local girls action: Central Hardin defeated the Hart County Lady Raiders 84 to 68, while Elizabethtown defeated Hart County boys 82 to 53.

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

E-town man accepts plea deal

An Elizabethtown man has accepted a plea deal.  49 year-old Brian Schramm was scheduled to go to trial on more than a dozen charges of distributing child pornography. He was arrested February 21st, 2019 following an undercover investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children, which led to charges on 13 counts of first offense distribution of matter portraying sexual performance of a minor.  Schramm accepted a 12-year sentence last week in Hardin Circuit Court. As part of the agreement, he also must undergo a sex offender evaluation and has to register as a lifetime sex offender. He must serve 20 percent of his sentence - about 29 months - before he is eligible to be considered for parole. He has served nearly 11 months since his arrest.

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Domestic dispute arrest in E-town

A Louisville man is facing multiple felony charges after a domestic dispute in Elizabethtown.  According to an arrest citation, 31 year-old Bradley Williams reportedly punched and kicked a woman repeatedly, dragging her from outside an apartment complex and back in, while she was holding her son in her arms.  Williams was located at a Hawkins Drive apartment Sunday night. He was arrested and charged with first-degree strangulation and second-degree assault, as well as  two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment. Williams was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Two drug arrests in Glasgow

Two men have been arrested on drug charges in Glasgow. Authorities say Glasgow Police Officer Wesley Hicks made contact with 57 year-old Charles Young on McKenna Street. Young gave consent for a search of his home where methamphetamine and a glass pipe were discovered.  Young was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.  33 year-old Michael Patrick, also of Glasgow, was inside the home and was arrested. Patrick was charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense, methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Both men were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Disturbance call leads to arrest

A disturbance call Sunday evening to authorities in Bowling Green, has led to an arrest. Bowling Green Police were responding to the call at 139 Amy Avenue, when they were advised that a man was threatening to kill a woman and her child inside a home and that he was in possession of a knife and hammer.  Upon arrival, police found 31 year-old Seth Riffey walking awayfrom the residence. Riffey then ran into the apartment. The officer kicked in the door, ordering Riffey to the ground. A woman, identified as Laura Mantlo, was found hiding in a closet in the apartment until law enforcement arrived.  Riffey was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Juvenile identified in house fire

A death investigation is underway after a juvenile's body was found inside a burning house. Authorities have identified a juvenile who's body was found inside a burning house in Greensburg Sunday morning.  According to authorities, Greensburg Police and the Greensburg Fire Department responded shortly after 6:00 a.m. to a report of a house fire near the Old Depot in Greensburg. Officials found a house fully engulfed in flames.  Upon entering the structure, firefighters discovered the juvenile’s body, who was later identified as 12 year-old Devon Alexander Anderson, of Lebanon and formerly of Greensburg. The Green County Coroner and a Kentucky State Police arson investigator are assisting in the investigation. 

 

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Monday, January 13th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting

Horse Cave City Council will meet Monday night, January 13th, at 6:00 p.m. In the Mayor's report: the U. S. Census Bureau will host a meeting at the Hart County Library on January 22nd at 10:00 a.m. to provide information to anyone interested in being employed as a census worker.

 

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Monday, January 13th, 2020

Area high school basketball action

In area high school basketball action Monday night:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will travel to play in the All A Classic as they take on Campbellsville in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101 will be on the air with live play by play coverage of both games beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will entertain Central-Hardin in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m.  Hart County Boys will be on the road taking on Elizabethtown in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:00 p.m.

In Tuesday night area high school basketball action:

Hart County Boys will travel to take on Edmonson County in a JV/Varsity game at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101 will be on the air with the varsity boys pregame show beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 13th, 2020

Warren County man arrested for sexual assault

A Warren County man is behind bars after sexually assaulting a minor. The Warren County Sheriff's Office says its Criminal Investigation Division began investigating sexual abuse allegations on 28 year-old Thomas A. Guthrie. Police discovered the victim in connection to that case was a juvenile. Guthrie was arrested Friday morning and charged with two counts of first degree rape (victim under 12 years old), two counts of incest (victim under 12 years old or serious injury), four counts of first degree sexual abuse (victim under 12 years of age) and one count of first degree indecent exposure. Guthrie was lodged at the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Monday, January 13th, 2020

Two charged with trafficking meth

Police say last week, Edmonson County Sheriff's Office received information that 44 year-old Kimberly Deering of Bee Spring, was possibly traveling in the area of Noah Stevenson Road with multiple outstanding warrants. Deputies observed a vehicle matching the description of the one Deering had been seen traveling in on Noah Stevenson Road; the license plate of the vehicle returned as expired, so a traffic stop was inititated. When deputies approached the vehicle, the female occupant gave a false name, but officers immediately recognized her to be Kimberly Deering and placed her under arrest for three outstanding warrants. Deputies smelled the distinct odor of marijuana coming from the passenger side of the vehicle and after a probable cause, a search was conducted. Deputies found suspected Methamphetamine and multiple forms of drug paraphernalia, along with a stolen debit card. The driver of the vehicle, 47 year-old William Saltsman, of Leitchfield, along with Kimberly Deering, were charged with: trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. Additionally, Saltsman was charged with no registration plates and Deering for giving an officer false identifying information. Both were arrested on the scene and taken to Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

Clothes for Kids receives donation

Studio 101 – WLOC Clothes for Kids announces a sizeable donation from the Dart Foundation.  A check in the amount of $5,000 was received Friday from the Dart Foundation. Donations are accepted from businesses, groups and individuals anytime throughout the year.  Checks can be made payable to:

WLOC Clothes for Kids

P.O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749.

Clothes for Kids is a 501-C3 non-profit organization which works through the nine family resource centers in Hart County and Caverna Schools to provide clothing  for children in need.

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

Monday night high school basketball

In area high school basketball action Monday night:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will travel to Bethlehem to play in the All A Classic as they take on Campbellsville in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101 will be on the air with live play by play coverage of both games beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will entertain Central-Hardin in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m.  Hart County Boys will be on the road taking on Elizabethtown in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

Caverna High SBDM Council meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting on Monday, January 13th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

Marion County man arrested on drug charges

United States District Judge David J. Hale sentenced Phillip Randolph Johnson Jr. of Marion County, to 180 months followed by 5 years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to a seven count federal indictment. According to U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman "Armed drug dealing will not be tolerated in Marion County or the Western District of Kentucky". On October 3rd, 2019, 38 year-old Phillip Johnson entered a plea of guilty to all seven counts of the federal indictment.  The federal charges includes two counts of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, 2 counts of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, 1 count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, 1 count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Johnson was previously convicted in Marion County of reckless homicide and two charges of trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine) in the first degree, all felonies. The case was prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Mac Shannon and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Lebanon Police Department.

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

More charges expected in Edmonson County theft case

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Departments ended a three week investigation involving a Bee Spring man.  Police conducted an undercover operation, in response to the investigation, to take 26 year-old Erik Harley Anderson into custody January 4th on theft and forgery felony charges.  Once Anderson was arrested, police attempted to serve another felony warrant at his home where they located firearms and suspected drugs. One of the firearms was reported stolen from Tennessee. Anderson is a convicted felon and was not legally permitted to have firearms. He was charged with first degree forgery, identity theft, theft by unlawful taking (over $500) and other felony drug charges. 19 year-old Sydney Sawyer, of Bee Spring, was charged in connection to using her social media account to assist Anderson in trafficking in stolen items. She was also charged with felony drug charges.

Police say more charges are expected as their investigation continues.

 

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

Tompkinsville man fatally stabbed

A Monroe County woman is in custody on murder charges. Police say a Monroe County man has been fatally stabbed by his girlfriend. The Tompkinsville Police Department received a call early Thursday morning involving a domestic dispute stabbing on West Carmen Street. When officials arrived, they found 64 year-old Murrell Pruitt, of Tompkinsville, lying on the living room floor with several apparent stab wounds. Pruitt was later pronounced dead by the Monroe County Coroner.  An investigation determined that Pruitt's girlfriend, 56 year-old Joanne Tooley, was the perpetrator. Tolley has been arrested and charged with Murder (Domestic Violence).  She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

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

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS THE COURT HEARD COMMITTEE REPORTS WHICH INCLUDED SHERIFF JEFF WILSON STATING ALMOST 89% OF PROPERTY BILLS HAD BEEN COLLECTED.  JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON REPORTED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 199 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.  HE ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH CHECKS TOTALING JUST OVER $41,000.

 OTHER ACTIONS OF THE COURT INCLUDED: APPROVING RESOLUTIONS TO PARTICIPATE WITH BRADD FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF A WEATHER LAB AT HART COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL AT A STARTUP COST OF $845 AND $500 PER YEAR, MAKING HART COUNTY A 2ND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY COUNTY, BUDGET TRANSFER #8, BANK TRANSFER #3, 1ST READING TO AMEND ORDINANCE #220.48 TO TAKE 911 FEE OFF OF LAND LINES, APPROVED RENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE HART COUNTY FAIR BOARD FOR AN ANIMAL CONTROL CENTER WITH SOME MONEY COMING FROM ARK OF HART COUNTY, AFFILIATION WITH HART COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD AND APPROVING CHRIS BRUSH AS COORDINATOR, ADJUSTED PAY SCALE FOR JUSTICE CENTER EMPLOYEES, AND ACCEPT LAND FROM RAYMOND HISHMEH LOCATED AT MONROE AT NO COST TO THE COUNTY.  THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, JANUARY 23RD, AT 9 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Area high school basketball rivalry

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Hart County in a girl/boy double-header Friday night at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101 will be broadcasting both games live starting with the girl’s pregame show at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Bowling Green man arrested for drugs

A 40 year-old Bowling Green man with four prior convictions for trafficking in marijuana has been arrested by Kentucky State Police on Interstate 65 near Elizabethtown and now faces a potential fifth conviction. DeMichael D. Boyd was stopped by KSP Tuesday at 4:48 p.m. as he was heading south on I-65. Boyd was traveling in a 2002 Chevy Tahoe with dark window tint. The trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from the SUV. After a search of the vehicle, two pounds of marijuana, an empty Farmers National Bank envelope, $600 cash and two cell phones were found in Boyd's possession.  Boyd was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana, more than 8 ounces and less than 5 pounds and excessive windshield/window tinting. He is scheduled to appear January 17th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested in domestic situation

A Glasgow man has been arrested after a domestic situation.  Glasgow Police responded to a residence along Cedar Street where consent was given for a search of the home.  Officers found methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia and determined that  a woman had been assaulted at the residence.  48 year-old Philip Simmons, of Glasgow, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense,

methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence with minor injury).  Simmons was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Brownsville man arrested for child pornography

A 37 year-old Brownsville man has been arrested on charges related to Possess/View Matter portraying Sexual Performance by a minor. As part of an ongoing investigation, Kentucky State Police post 3 arrested James S. Clinton IIII, of Brownsville, after discovering he was in possession of sexually explicit images of a minor. The investigation resulted n a search warrant at residences in Brownsville where equipment used to facilitate the crime, was seized.  The equipment was taken for a forensic examination, which led to the arrest of Clinton. Clinton has been charged with one count of Possess/View Matter portraying Sexual Performance by a Minor. He is currently lodged in the Hart County Detention Center. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, January 9th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business includes: approve resolution to participate with BRADD for establishment of weather station in Hart County, approve resolution to pay share of 13% local match for weather station in Hart County and approve first reading of ordinance amended by repealing the fees on land lines.

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Area high school basketball scores

In Tuesday night's area high school basketball action:

Franklin Simpson defeated Hart County Raiders 74 to 63. Hart County's Trevor Blair scored 13 points. Caverna Boys defeated Russellville 73 to 64.

In girl's action:

Hart County Lady Raiders defeated John Hardin 57 to 54 and Russellville defeated Caverna Lady Colonels 59 to 51.

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Fire at a Glasgow brake factory

Two people were taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after a fire at a Glasgow factory. The Glasgow Fire Department responded to Akebono Brake where a fire occurred in a heat treat oven. The fire spread through the exhaust system to the roof of the building. The fire was extinguished and is believed to have started in the debris inside the machine and the exhaust system. Two employees were transported to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. One was released and the other employee was admitted for observation. No other injuries were reported.

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Kentucky Down Under donating to Australia

Australia is continuing to face one of the country's worst wildfire seasons in years. A local business in Horse Cave is wanting to help. General Manager Mick McGill, at Kentucky Down Under, is a native of south Australia and will be donating 50% of their January proceeds to the Australia Zoo to support their efforts to care for the animals that are suffering from the devastation caused by the fires. For more information, visit Kentucky Down Under in Horse Cave.

 

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Metcalfe County Schools Superintendent position

Metcalfe County Schools are continuing to accept applications for the position of Superintendent. Benny Lile, who has served as superintendent of Metcalfe County schools for seven years and 35 years of experience in the education field, announced his retirement at the November school board meeting.  A screening committee to find the next superintendent of Metcalfe County schools has been appointed and is scheduled to meet next week.

The advertisement is posted on the school district's website at www.metcalfeschools.com.  The deadline for submitting applications is Jan. 31.

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Two arrested in Edmonson County

Two people have been arrested in Edmonson County after attempting to hide from authorities. On Thursday, police arrived at a home in Smiths Grove where two individuals ran to the back. Authorities located Kyra L. Holt, who was in possession of more than half an ounce of suspected marijuana. Jacob D. Burton was also located hiding in a closet at the home. Burton was a fugitive from Warren County wanted on probation violation charges. Both were charged with Trafficking in a Controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd degree (on foot), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Kyra Holt was also charged with Escape, 2nd degree, after attempting to exit a patrol cruiser while handcuffed.  Both were taken to the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Two drug arrests made in Glasgow 

Two drug arrests were made in Glasgow over the weekend. Police conducted a traffic stop Saturday along Humble Avenue. The officer detected a marijuana odor coming from the car. After a search of the vehicle, Griffin

Sowers, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana (less than eight ounces, first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and no registration plates. A passenger, identified as Austin Causeway was charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense) and receiving stolen property (firearm).  Both men were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Juvenile driver and passenger arrested

A juvenile driver and a passenger are in custody after a high speed chase in Grayson County.  A Grayson County Sheriff's sergeant responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle Sunday on Morgantown St. in Caneyville.

Upon contact with the vehicle, the driver, who was a juvenile, sped away.  Speeds during the pursuit reached over 100 miles per hour. The sheriff's office says the passenger, 18 year-old Aaron Crowe, from Scottsville, began chucking pieces of wood and other debris at the sergeant's cruiser during the chase. The pursuit continued on KY 79 into Butler County, where the vehicle stopped and the two occupants fled on foot. The Butler County Sheriff's Office assisted in the apprehension. During the struggle, a Grayson County Officer was injured.  Aaron Crowe was charged with Criminal Mischief 2nd & 3rd, Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Receiving

Stolen Property $500-$10,000, Assault 2nd Degree (Police Officer) and Wanton Endangerment 1st (Police Officer). He was taken to the Grayson County Detention Center. The juvenile, who was already wanted by the Department of Juvenile Justice, faces similar chargers and was  lodged in the Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Hart County man arrested for meth

A 38 year-old Hart County man was arrested Friday on charges of trafficking in crystal methamphetamine. The Hart County Sheriff's Office said deputies stopped a vehicle driven by 38 year-old Jeffery O. Clancy, of Munfordville, near the I-65 exit ramp in Munfordville. An investigation found that Clancy was transporting about 4 ounces of crystal meth, according to the sheriff's office. A search warrant executed at Clancy's residence on Elk Street led to the finding of more evidence of drug trafficking. Clancy was arrested and charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, five counts of third-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree promoting contraband and operating on a suspended/revoked license. Clancy was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Dog missing after I-65 crash

A dog is still missing after a fatal crash Friday evening on I-65 in Hart County. According to a post on the Warren County Lost and Found Pets Facebook page, Cookie, a 12-week-old Terrier, escaped from a vehicle that was involved in the crash at mile marker 55 between Horse Cave and City City. The post reads that Cookie's owner is in the intensive care unit at the hospital. Cookie is black and brown and not wearing a collar. If you have seen Cookie, you're asked to contact the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society or (502) 390-5716.

 

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Area high school basketball action

In Monday night area high school basketball action: Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Franklin-Simpson 53 to 38. Hart County's Dea Bradley and Haley Sturgeon both scored 16 points each.

 

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Monday, January 6th, 2020

Area high school basketball action

In Monday night area high school basketball: Hart County Lady Raiders will host Franklin-Simpson in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101 will have live coverage of the girls varsity game starting at 6:30 p.m.

In area high school basketball action Tuesday night:  Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will travel to take on Russellville in a girl/boy doubleheader at 6:00 p.m.  The Hart County Lady Raiders will be on the road

taking on John Hardin in a JV/Varsity game at 5:00 p.m. Hart County Boys will entertain Franklin Simpson at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday night in the Class 2A Tournament. Studio 101 will be on the air with live play by play coverage of the Boys Class 2A tournament beginning with the pregame show at 5:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 6th, 2020

Hart County Chamber's Quarterly Luncheon

The Board of Directors of the Hart County Chamber of Commerce will host the first quarterly business luncheon of the year on Wednesday, January 8th, at the Hart County Fairgrounds at noon. It features Judge/Executive Joe Choate with a State of the County update and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Ashli Watts who will share some of the business concerns and key issues included in the Kentucky Chamber's 2020 Legislative agenda. The cost is $12. For reservations, call 270-524-2892.

 

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Monday, January 6th, 2020

Fatal crash on I-65

Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green, received a call for service in reference to a mutli-vehicle injury collision. The collision occurred on I-65 southbound near the 55 mile marker in Hart County. A preliminary investigation revealed that 25 year-old Davontay H. Baker, of Bowling Green, was operating a 2007 Chevy SUV traveling southbound on I-65 when he lost control of his vehicle. Baker's vehicle exited the right side of the roadway striking a guardrail before reentering the travel portion of I-65. 20 year-old Dennis D. Julian, of MI, who was operating a 2004 Chevy pickup, struck Baker's vehicle as it reentered southbound lanes. Baker's vehicle was then struck by a 2014 International tractor and trailer being operated by 52 year-old Ruben Villanueva-Suarez, of Tampico, MX. Villanueva-Suarez's vehicle continued southbound striking a 2010 Jeep SUV being operated by 50 year-old Donna Cook, of Shelbyville. A passenger in Baker's vehicle, 40 year-old Melissa A. Coffey, of Bowling Green, was ejected during the collision and was pronounced deceased on scene by the Barren County Coroner's Office. Davontay Baker, along with three juvenile passengers were transported to the Medical Center at Caverna where they were treated and released. Dennis Julian was transported to the Medical Center at Caverna where he was treated for minor injuries. Donna Cook and a juvenile passenger were also transported to the Medical Center at Caverna where they were treated and released. A third passenger in Cook's vehicle, 41 year-old Tonya R. Smith, of Shelbyville, was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital, where she is listed in serious condition. The investigation into the accident is continuing.

 

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Monday, January 6th, 2020

Bowling Green man charged with rape

A Bowling Green man has been charged with rape and distributing obscene material with juveniles. The Warren County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division has began investigating a complaint involving a 15 year-old pregnant juvenile that reported the father of the child was an adult. Through the two month investigation, 27 year-old Obandar Khan, of Bowling Green, was identified as a suspect regarding sexual offenses involving juveniles. It was determined that Khan had sexual contact with the 15 year-old female on two different occasions. It was also determined that Khan was using electronic equipment to send sexual matter to minors. Another victim was also identified and located in St. Paul, Minnesota, that was 16 years of age. The investigation is still ongoing. Khan was charged with 1 count of Rape, 3rd degree, 2 counts of prohibited use of electronic communications system to procure minor/peace officer reference sex offenses, 4 counts of distribution obscene matter to minors, 1st offense and 1 count of sexual abuse, 1st degree. Khan was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

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Monday, January 6th, 2020

Elderly woman's death ruled accidental

An elderly woman’s death is being ruled accidental.  71 year-old Shirley L. Brince, of Bowling Green, was found New Year’s Eve on a sidewalk along Durbin Drive, surrounded in blood. Brince was taken to an area hospital last Tuesday and died. Police say she had a stab wound on her left side and the wound was ruled accidental after she fell on a kitchen knife inside her shoulder bag. Video surveillance doesn't indicate why she fell, but she was alone at the time.

 

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Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Bowling Green man arrested for assault

A 40 year-old Bowling Green man has been arrested after assaulting a woman. The Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic complaint at a home in Smiths Grove at 12:09 a.m. Thursday morning. When deputies arrived, they found a victim who stated she had been choked to unconsciousness, hit in the face and then choked again. Authorities say she had redness around her neck, scratches on her chest and apparent swelling to the left side of her jaw. Deputies then contacted 40 year-old Bobby Chadwick Vanmeter, who admitted to physically restraining the victim after an argument. Vanmeter was arrested and taken to the Warren County Regional Jail and is charged with Strangulation - 1st degree, Unlawful Imprisonment - 1st degree and Assault - 4th degree (Domestic Violence) minor injury. Vanmeter is being held on a $6,000 cash bond.

 

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Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Elderly woman dies from wound

An elderly woman has died from a wound in Warren County. The Bowling Green Police Department responded to Durbin Drive near Glen Lily Road Tuesday around 5:50 p.m. in reference to a welfare check on a woman who was lying on a sidewalk. Officers found 71 year-old Shirley L. Brince surrounded by a large amount of blood and a wound in her side. First aid was given to Brince by officers. She later died at a hospital. Police are looking for two vehicles who are believed to have checked on Brince. They do not consider the people in these vehicles to be suspects. An autopsy is being performed to determine Brince's cause of death and the investigation is underway.  The investigation continues.

 

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Area high school basketball action

Friday night:  Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will entertain Green County in a girl/boy doubleheader at 5:30 p.m.  Join Studio 101 beginning at 5:15 p.m. for the girls pregame show as we bring you live coverage of both games.

The game scheduled for Saturday for Hart County Boys and Louisville Collegiate has been cancelled. 

Hart County Lady Raiders will entertain Glasgow Saturday at 6:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will be broadcasting the Varsity girl’s game at 5:45 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Fatal house fire in Edmonson County

The Edmonson County Dispatch called Kentucky State Police on Wednesday to a possible fatal residential fire at 2916 William Simmons Road in Edmonson County at 3:30 a.m. Police say multiple fire departments went to the scene and extinguished the fire. 66 year-old Warren Kessinger, of Bowling Green, was found dead in the burnt residence. No foul play is suspected at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Two arrested at area park

Officers with the Glasgow Police Department made an arrest last weekend at an area park. The Glasgow Police Department said in a Monday news release that officers responded to Beaver Trail Park in reference to a drug complaint. An officer made contact with Kevin DeWeese. Police said he denied consent to search the vehicle. Glasgow Police K-9 Joe was deployed for an open-air sniff and alerted on the vehicle for narcotics. Officers located methamphetamine and synthetic marijuana in the car. DeWeese was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense). A passenger, identified as Lindsey Dodson, was also arrested. She was charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense) and possession of synthetic drugs (first offense). DeWeese and Dodson were lodged at the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Simpson County Welcome Center demolition

The State has announced the Simpson County Welcome Center, built in 1974 and located at the zero mile marker on I-65 in southern Kentucky, is closing Thursday for demolition and reconstruction with the new facility expected to be completed in the fall of 2020. The center has not received any major upgrades in over four decades.

 

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Driver of stolen vehicle arrested

A driver of a stolen vehicle was arrested in Hart County Monday after a police pursuit. A deputy with the Hart County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop along Eudora Road near Horse Cave. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Nashville, Tennessee. The driver refused to stop and several agencies joined in the pursuit including Kentucky State Police, Horse Cave, Munfordville and Cave City Police and the Barren County Sheriff’s Office. The driver traveled onto Hwy 218 and turned onto 31-W, heading toward Horse Cave. 28 year-old Mathew Lashley was arrested and charged with speeding 26 mph or greater-speed limit, careless driving, reckless driving, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment, 1st degree - police officer (3 counts), theft of motor vehicle, display of illegal/altered registration plate, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs (aggravating circumstances), 1st offense, wanton endangerment, 1st degree (3 counts).  He was also served an outstanding warrant for absconding parole supervision.  Lashley was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, December 30th, 2019

Bicentennial Time Capsule Ceremony

Approximately 30 people were in attendance Monday morning for the Bicentennial Time Capsule Ceremony at the Courthouse in Munfordville. Several individuals, students and businesses participated in supplying items for the capsule. The 50 year time capsule will be on display at the courthouse until 2069.

 

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Monday, December 30th, 2019

Area high school basketball action

Hart County Lady Raiders will entertain Warren East Monday night in a JV/Varsity game at 5:30 p.m. Join Studio 101 as we bring you live coverage of the girls varsity game beginning with the pregame show at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, December 30th, 2019

Homicide investigation in Bowling Green

The Bowling Green Police Department is investigating a homicide which occurred on Friday evening. Authorities received a call at 8:04 p.m. Friday about a disturbance at 2748 Torridge Avenue. Police said the disturbance was reported at apartment 123. While en route, officers were informed that shots had been fired. Officers found 19 year-old Holden Heath with a gunshot wound to his chest. Heath was taken to the hospital where he died. 20 year-old Nathanael M. Nevarez was determined to be the suspect in the incident. Detectives and officers located Nevarez inside a home at 680 Jackson Street in apartment 39. Navarez was arrested on a parole warrant and was brought to the Bowling Green Police Department for an interview. Police determined he force his way into the apartment and shot Holden. He has been charged with murder and first-degree burglary. Holden is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. The investigation continues.

 

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Monday, December 30th, 2019

Glasgow Police seek info on shoplifters

Glasgow Police need help identifying multiple suspects who entered the Walmart Shopping Center around 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 19th. Police say the suspects were observed shoplifting on surveillance footage. Anyone with information about this theft, please contact the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-6165 or 270-651-5151.

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Friday, December 27th, 2019

After Christmas highschool basketball Tournaments

In area highschool basketball action Friday night, Caverna Boys will travel to Hancock County to take on McLean County at 7:30 p.m.

In the Russellville After Christmas Tournament Action on Friday, Hart County Boys will take on Carlisle County at 1:30 p.m. Studio 101 will have the live broadcast of the boys game beginning at 1:15 p.m. Hart County Boys will play again Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Hart County will then play Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, December 27th, 2019

New Year's Eve closings

Cave City City Hall will be closed Tuesday, December 31st, & Wednesday, January 1st, for New Years. Hart County Clerk's Office will be closed Tuesday & Wednesday, December 31st & January 1st and Saturday, January 4th, for New Years. All federal, state and local offices will be closed Wednesday for the New Year's holiday. Post offices will be closed and there will be no rural delivery of mail.

 

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Friday, December 27th, 2019

Drug arrest in Allen County

A traffic stop early Thursday morning in Allen County has led to a drug arrest.  While on patrol, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired registration plates. After interviewing the driver and the passenger, K-9 Niko was deployed. The passenger of the vehicle, Tamara Kraft-Johnson, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree- drug unspecified, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. She was lodged in the Allen County Jail.

 

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Friday, December 27th, 2019

Stabbing at Warren County apartment

An investigation is continuing after a naked man forced his way inside an apartment in Warren County Wednesday.  The Warren County Sheriff's Office say they found Terrell Clark naked outside of the apartment at East Heights. An investigation revealed that Clark forced his way inside and assaulted a woman.  One of the occupants at the apartment used a pocket knife in self-defense, striking Clark. Terrell Clark was flown to Skyline Hospital for treatment of stab wounds. The female victim was taken to the hospital for injuries as well. 

 

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Friday, December 27th, 2019

Scottsville family loses home to house fire

A Scottsville family lost their home in a fire over the Christmas Holiday. The family believes the fire was electrical and started in their sons' room.  The parents say their 4 year-old came into the room Wednesday night  screaming that the house was on fire. The owners say the smoke alarms never sounded. Firefighters responded quickly to the home, but it was a total loss.  A family friend has set up a donation page to help the Martin

family.

 

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Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Search continues for two inmates

The search continues for two escaped inmates from two separate incidents from last week. The first happened Tuesday morning around 7:15 a.m. Officials say 36 year-old Michael Lane walked away while on work release near Scottsville Road and Oliver Street in Bowling Green. Lane was booked in jail for several charges including: receiving stolen property of $10,000 or more, theft by unlawful taking and persistent felony offender. The second incident happened Wednesday afternoon. Officials say two inmates, Kevin Allen and Matthew Hicks, escaped from Allen County Sheriff's custody while being transported to Allen County for court. Police say Hicks was arrested not long after fleeing police, but Allen stole a vehicle and got away from police. Allen is facing several charges including: robbery, 1st degree, fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest and persistent felony offender. Lane is described as a 36 year-old white man with brown hair, brown eyes, approximately 5'10" tall, weighs approximately 175 pounds and was last seen wearing black pants and a black shirt. Allen is described as a 46 year-old white man, with brown eyes, approximately 5'9" tall, weighing 180 pounds. Meanwhile, the search continues for the two missing inmates.

 

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Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Bowling Green woman stabbed outside apartment

The Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to East Heights to a complaint of a stabbing. Authorities found Terrell Clark naked outside of the apartment. After an investigation, it was determined that Clark had forced his way inside the apartment and assaulted his wife. In self-defense, Clark was also stabbed several times. Terrell Clark was flown to Skyline Hospital for treatment. The female victim was transported to the hospital for injuries as well. According to the Warren County Sheriff's Office, the investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, December 26th, 2019

After Christmas highschool basketball Tournaments

In area highschool basketball action Thursday night in the Caverna Lady Colonels Classic, Caverna Lady Colonels will host Butler County at 6:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage of the the girl's varsity game starting at 5:45 p.m.

Friday night, Caverna Boys will travel to Hancock County to take on McLean County at 7:30 p.m.

In the Russellville After Christmas Tournament Action on Friday, Hart County Boys will take on Carlisle County at 1:30 p.m. and then will play again Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Studio 1010 will have live coverage of the 1st game at 1:15 p.m. with the pregame show. Hart County will then play Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

 

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Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Man takes his life during traffic stop

The Barren County Sheriff's Office received a call about a domestic altercation between family members on Christmas Eve just after 7:00 a.m. Police say a family member was following another family member after a domestic altercation between both subjects at their residence. A deputy observed one of the family members vehicles and made a traffic stop on Happy Valley Road. The deputy ordered the subject to exit the vehicle and moments later heard a single gunshot come from inside the vehicle. The male subject sustained a fatal wound and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Barren County Coroner's Office. The investigation is ongoing. The Barren County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Glasgow City Police.

 

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Glasgow man arrested in Center

A Glasgow man was arrested Saturday after a welfare check in Metcalfe County. 40 year-old James E. Vibbert was unconscious inside a vehicle along Main Street in Center. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, when police approached Vibbert, they noted he had drug paraphernalia lying in "plain view." Police also located suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, various controlled substances and several items of drug paraphernalia. Vibbert was removed from the vehicle and was administered a series of field sobriety tests. Vibbert was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), possession of a controlled substance (hallucinogen), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence. Vibbert was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Area high school girl's tournament action

In the Russellville Holiday Christmas Tournament Sunday, Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Logan County 68 to 48.

Coming up Thursday night, Caverna Lady Colonels Classic gets underway as the Lady Colonels host Butler County at 6:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage beginning with the girl's pregame show at 5:45 p.m.

In Friday night area high school basketball action: Caverna Boys will travel to Hancock County to take on McClean County at 7:30 p.m.

In the Russellville After Christmas Tournament:

Hart County Boys will take on Carlisle County Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. and then play Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Studio 101 will have live coverage of the 1st game Friday at 1:15 p.m. with the pregame show. Hart County will then play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Closings for Christmas holiday

All local state and federal offices will be closed Christmas Day. The Hart County Clerk's Office will close Monday at 2:00 p.m. and reopen Friday, December 27th, at 8:00 a.m. Cave City City Hall will be closed December 24th & 25th for Christmas.

 

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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Heating bill assistance available beginning January 6th

Community Action of Southern Kentucky will begin operating the “Crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Jan. 6, 2020.  LIHEAP assists households that are in a home heating crisis.

The program is operated on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Applications will be taken at convenient Community Action locations. Applicants are encouraged to apply at the location nearest to them in their county of residence.

 

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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Gift card bandits sought by Cave City Police

Police in Cave City are continuing to search for a man and a woman who are accused of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards. Police said the two are stopping at Dollar General Stores in Cave City and the surrounding area. Police said the woman is telling store employees that she knows how to do the gift card transaction because she worked for Dollar General in the past. Police suspect the woman could be a former employee of Dollar General. If you have any information, you're asked to call Cave City Police dispatch at 270-651-5151. Callers may remain anonymous.

 

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Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Arrest made at adult bookstore

A 45 year-old man has been arrested at the Horse Cave Adult Bookstore. Hart County Deputy Jacob Hodges responded to a complaint at the Horse Cave Adult Bookstore Saturday night in regards to a patron refusing to leave the premises. Jason Walker, of Dixon, Ky., was found to be under the influence of and in possession of narcotics. Walker was subsequently arrested on scene for Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance (excludes alcohol) and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, Methamphetamine. Walker was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. Assisting on scene was the Horse Cave Police Department.

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education meeting will be held Thursday night, December 19th, at 6:00 p.m. Several items are listed on the agenda.

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Bonnieville Community Christmas Dinner

The 10th Annual Bonnieville Community Christmas Dinner will be served Christmas day at Campground Church Pavilion, serving the communities of Bonnieville, Upton, Munfordville, Cub Run and Horse Cave and delivering to the sick and shut-ins or to anyone who doesn't have transportation to get there. Some items that are still needed include: hams, desserts and canned drinks. The meal will begin around noon with deliveries going out around 11:00 a.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend the meal at the pavilion from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Christmas Day. For more information, call Betty Bowman at 270-531-3265 or Tawana Bowman at 270-528-1680.

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Radcliff man sentenced in murder case

Abdullah White, of Radcliff, was sentenced in Larue Circuit Court to 45 years in prison for a 2011 murder and burglary at a residence in Buffalo. The murder of Kristie Lynne Allen has continued in the courtrooms of Larue County for nearly eight years. On December 30th, 2011, Allen was found dead inside of a home in Buffalo. She was house-sitting at the College Street residence while her friend was on vacation. The residence was burglarized while Allen was there which led to the burglar taking Allen's life. Abdullah White, 43, was arrested and charged with Allen's murder in 2011, and initially pleaded guilty to the charges four years later entering an Alford plea which means without admitting guilt, the defendant acknowledges evidence against him could result in conviction. On June 29th, 2018, White entered a motion to withdraw his plea stating he was coerced by his family and his legal team. He also claimed to be a victim of circumstance recounting violent sexual experiences from his past. More than a year has passed since he entered that motion before it was dismissed by the court. On Monday, White again appeared before the Larue Circuit Judge John David Seay for final sentencing. White was sentenced to serve 30 years for Allen's murder and 15 years for additional charges such as first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence. White is to serve all sentences consecutively for a total of 45 years. White must serve 85% of his 45-year sentence in order to be eligible for parole.

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Two arrest after shoplifting complaint

Glasgow Police responded to Walmart along Happy Valley Road on Sunday in reference to a shoplifting complaint.  22 year-old Carri Forrister, of Glasgow, who had previously been banned from entering the store, was

arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and failure to notify address change to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 28 year-old Justin K. Bennett, of Glasgow, was also arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking of property under $500 (shoplifting) and failure to notify address change to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The items were returned to the store. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Forrister has since been released. She has two unsecured bonds pending. One is for $2500 and the other for $505. Bennett was released on his own recognizance, according to the jail website.

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Burglary suspect sought in Monroe County

Authorities in Monroe County are searching for a burglary suspect. The Monroe County Sheriff's Department is looking for a suspect believed to have been involved in an attempted burglary in the Gumm Tree/Flippin area.

The suspect is described as a white man around 5'6" tall with brown hair. He is believed to be wearing a green reflective jacket and blue jeans. The suspect was last seen on KY-100 near HWY 249. Anyone with any information, is asked to contact the sheriff's office at (270) 487-6622.

 

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Munfordville IGA robbed at gunpoint

According to Police Chief Greg Atwell, the Munfordville IGA was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night around 9:14 p.m. Chief Atwell says the suspect is described as a white male in his mid 20's and was on foot. He was wearing a red University of Louisville hoodie and a mask. The suspect approached the clerk with a firearm demanding money and approximately $280 in cash was taken. If you have any information concerning the robbery, please call KSP or your local law enforcement agency. Munfordville City Police was assisted by Kentucky State Police and the Hart County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Tuesday night high school basketball

In girl's action from area high school basketball Tuesday night:

Hart County Lady Raiders defeated the Metcalfe County Lady Hornets 78 to 64. Hart County's Dea Bradley scored 27 points, Kylie Adcock scored 18 points and Hayley Sturgeon had 26 points. Metcalfe County's Jaycie Harper scored 26 points.

In boys action Tuesday night:

Metcalfe County boys defeated Hart County Raiders 80 to 72. Hart County's Braydon Bell scored 23 points, Jordan Burden had 16 points. Metcalfe County's Boston Devore scored 30 points.

 

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Friday night area high school basketball

In Friday area high school basketball action:

Caverna Lady Colonels will be on the road taking on Larue County at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders will be in action Friday night against Butler County in the tournament at Russellville. The Lady Raiders will play at 6:00 p.m.

Hart County Boys will host Central Hardin in a JV/Varsity game against Central Hardin at 5:00 p.m. Studio 101 will have coverage of the boys varsity game starting with the pregame show at 6:15 p.m.

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Warren County inmate escapes work release

Warren County authorities are looking for an escaped inmate. Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green received a call from the Warren County Regional Jail Tuesday morning stating than an inmate had walked away from work release near Scottsville Road and Oliver Street in Warren County. 36-year-old Michael Lane, of Bowling Green, is a white male, with brown hair, brown eyes, approximately 5’10” tall, and weighs approximately 175 pounds. Lane was last seen wearing black pants and a black shirt. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Michael Lane, please call KSP at 270-782-2010. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Clarksville man dies in Logan County crash

A Clarksville man is dead dead after a single vehicle collision Monday afternoon in Logan County. The Logan County Sheriff's Department said a Waste Management Mack Truck was traveling southbound on US 79 South/Clarkson when it left the right side of the roadway for unknown reasons. The report said the semi struck a concrete culvert before overturning multiple times coming to a rest upside down next to the tree line. The driver, 39-year-old Demetrius Robinson, had to be removed from the cab by mechanical means. Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Monday night high school basketball

In Monday night area high school basketball action:

Bethlehem Banshees defeated the Caverna Lady Colonels 75 to 70. Caverna's Kaliana Richardson scored 34 points. In boys action, Bethlehem defeated Caverna Boys 62 to 47. Caverna's Jaxton Dunagan scored 19 points and Drew Rhodes scored 16 points.

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Former Central Hardin student and former bus driver die in crash

According to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release, 17 year-old John "J.T." Wiglesworth was traveling westbound Monday morning when his car went into a skid and entered the eastbound lane of U.S. 62 where it collided with a van driven by 79 year-old Louise Pullen, 79, of Elizabethtown.  Both Pullen and Wiglesworth were pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner's Office. Police say there were no other occupants in the vehicles.

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

E-town grandfather indicted for assault

An Elizabethtown grandfather has been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury on assault charges. 59 year-old John Starks, Jr. was arrested in October for striking a teenage grandson at least twice with a wooden cane.

Elizabethtown Police De­part­ment officers interviewed the teen, and said there were visible welts and marks, along with bleeding on the left side of the teen's head. Starks was arrested and released the same day on a $5,000 unsecured bond.  The indictment includes a charge of second-degree assault and domestic violence.

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Hart County Manor residents return home

Residents of Hart County Manor have returned to their home in Munfordville. The Munfordville Fire Department responded to the manor Sunday evening where a small grease fire in the kitchen had occurred and was extinguished.  For the safety of the residents, they were moved to the fire house where the American Red Cross provided cots, food and other items.  Officials say Hart County Schools provided a school bus to transport the residents to and from the firehouse. The state fire marshal inspected the facility Monday morning and gave an all-clear for the residents to return to their rooms around 1 p.m. Due to damage to the stove, the kitchen is

currently not in full use and meals will be catered at the facility until the damages are repaired.

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Bowling Green man arrested in Barren County

A Bowling Green man has been arrested on drug charges in Barren County. Glasgow Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by 27 year-old Ryan S. Picard on S L Rogers Wells Boulevard. A duffel bag containing more than two pounds of marijuana was found inside the vehicle, along with digital scales and a large amount of money. Picard was arrested and charged with numerous drug charges, including: trafficking in

marijuana and drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Picard was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. 

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Marijuana grow operation found in Metcalfe County

A Marijuana grow operation was found in Metcalfe County over the weekend. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office attempted to execute an arrest warrant at a residence on Society Hill Road Saturday night, but were unable to locate anyone at the residence.  While searching for the wanted person, deputies discovered evidence of marijuana growing inside the home. After obtaining a search warrant, the growing operation was found in the basement of the home with several pounds of processed marijuana, drug paraphernalia and three firearms. The property owners, 36 yerar-old Frank H. Ballard Jr., and 36 year-old Shaundra A. Ballard, returned home and were taken into custody. They were charged with cultivating in marijuana (5 plants or more); trafficking in marijuana; possession of marijuana; and drug paraphernalia buy/possess.  Shaundra Ballard was also served with a bench warrant for Warren District Court.

 

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Two arrested in Glasgow on drug charges

Two people have been arrested in Barren County on drug and other charges over the weekend.  On Sunday, the Glasgow Police Department responded to Fivestar on East Main Street where they made contact with Amanda Nichols and Eddie Vibbert. According to the report, Nichols was attempting to destroy some checks that had been stolen from another person. Officers searched Eddie and Amanda's vehicle and located methamphetamine and syringes. Nichols was arrested and charged with Forgery, Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument, Tampering With Physical Evidence, Possession Of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Vibbert was also arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Both were taken to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, December 16th, 2019

Area high school basketball action

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will host Bethlehem in a girl/boy doubleheader Monday night at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101 will be on the air with play by play coverage of both games starting with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday night, Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will take on Barren County at Park City Elementary School in a girl/boy double header starting at 6:00 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Hart County Boys will be on the road taking on Metcalfe County in a girl/boy double header starting at 5:30 p.m.  Studio 101/WLOC will be on the air with live coverage starting with the girl's pregame show at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Monday, December 16th, 2019

Kitchen fire at Hart County Manor

The State Fire Marshall's Office is investigating a fire at Hart County Manor in Munfordville. The fire was reported Sunday night and was confined to the kitchen area.  According to Hart County Emergency Management Director Kerry McDaniel, the facility received mainly smoke damage and residents were moved to the Munfordville Fire Department building. The residents will remain at the Munfordville Fire Department building until they may return back to the facility or be relocated to another facility. The county and Red Cross assisted the Munfordville Volunteer Fire Department.

 

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Monday, December 16th, 2019

Two Metcalfe County men arrested

Two Metcalfe County men have been arrested in connection to an arrest warrant.  Authorities responded to a home on Old Tompkinsville Road in Summer Shade, to serve an arrest warrant. Several individuals were located at the residence. Police also recovered a stolen pistol.  33 year-old Timothy E. Pittman, Jr., of Edmonton, was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 31 year-old Jonerik Lynn was charged with receiving stolen property (firearm), first degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Both men were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Suspect sought in armed robbery

The Adair County Sheriff's Department is looking for a suspect involved in an armed robbery. Glasgow Police shared on Facebook a photo from the scene of the subject believed to be involved. They say the subject could possibly be in a grey or silver vehicle. Anyone with information, is asked to contact the Adair County Sheriff's Department at 270-384-2776.

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Fugitive arrested in Metcalfe County

Deputies in Metcalfe County have captured a fugitive. According to police, around 2:00 p.m. Thursday, they saw a white man near Branstetter Park Old Trace Road in Summer Shade. Officials believed the man fit the description of Anthony Marrs. The man then fled into the residence. Marrs was a known fugitive from police. Officials then went to the home and found Marrs hiding in the attic. Marrs was arrested, he is facing a theft charge, trafficking charge and a possession charge. Marrs was also served with a probation violation warrant. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Child sexual exploitation arrest

A 25 year-old Hart County man was arrested Wednesday on charges related to rape and child sexual exploitation. Kentucky State Police arrested 25 year-old Devin L. Avery after an investigation into distribution of sexual explicit images of minors posted online. The investigation began after receiving a complaint that Avery had posted several sexual explicity images of underage females online. Avery is currently charged with one count of Rape in the 1st degree and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, 1st degree. Avery was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Toddler's murder case heads to Grand Jury

Alexandra Richardson appeared in Edmonson County District Court Thursday morning for a preliminary hearing on multiple charges, including murder. This is Richardson's second appearance in court, following an arraignment Tuesday morning. During the arraignment, District Court Judge J. B. Hines appointed Richardson an attorney and entered her into a not guilty plea because she is charged with a felony and she cannot plead guilty to a felony in district court. In court Tuesday, it was revealed that a preliminary report ruled 22 month-old Carson McCullough died from asphyxiation due to near-drowning. Prosecutors presented some of their evidence, revealing Carson had been in floodwaters for an hour before being found. The case will now move on to a grand jury. Richardson remains lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

Man receives pardon from governor

One of the people who received a pardon from former Gov. Matt Bevin before his term ended this week was 26 year-old Daniel Hostetler, who was serving a 13-year prison sentence for the death of 19-year-old Brandon

Crain of Hart County. Hostetler was indicted by a Hart County grand jury in May 2013 on first-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence. Crain went missing in January 2012. His body was recovered from the Green River in Butler County by fishermen in April 2012. Hostetler was released from prison on Wednesday afternoon. His case was scheduled for review in Hart Circuit Court on Dec. 17th.

 

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Friday, December 13th, 2019

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. EARLENE BRANSTETTER, PASTOR OF WISDOM FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE FOLLOWING REPORTS WERE MADE:

SHERIFF JEFF WILSON GAVE THE SHERIFFS REPORT, ROAD DEPARTMENT, BALDING/ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR, COURTROOM MAINTENANCE, AND JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS A
TOTAL OF 224 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL.
THE COURT THEN APPROVED: BUDGET TRANSFER #7, PAYMENT TO SCOTTY CONTRACTING AND STONE FOR DISCRETIONARY ROADS, CLERKS 2019 BUDGET AMENDMENT, BUDGET AND SALARY CAPS FOR THE CLERKS OFFICE, BUDGET AND SALARY CAPS FOR THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, APPLY FOR EMERGENCY ROAD AID FOR ROBERT STINSON ROAD, AGREEMENT WITH BOWLING GREEN HUMANE SOCIETY, APPOINTMENT OF BOARD MEMBERS FOR VARIOUS BOARDS, AND 2020 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR COUNTY WORKERS.
THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, JANUARY 9th, 2020, AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.
 

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Thursday, December 12th, 2019

High school Friday night basketball

In area high school basketball action Friday night:

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will hosts Green County in a girl/boy doubleheader at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will travel to take on Larue County Friday night in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m.

Studio 101 will be on the air with the girls pre-game show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Ribbon cutting for Hart County Chamber

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for their new location in Munfordville. The chamber is moving to the building formally occupied by the Hart County Sheriff's Office. Everyone is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and open house on Wednesday, December 18th. The ribbon cutting will begin at 3:00 p.m. followed by light refreshments and door prize drawings until 6:00 p.m. For more information, call the Chamber at 270-524-2892.

 

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Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Store robbed in Grayson County

Authorities are looking for a suspect who robbed a convenience store south of Leitchfield Tuesday night. The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says the Smitty City Convenience Store located on KY 259S was robbed at gunpoint around 7:10 p.m. The clerk told deputies that a male entered the store wearing a dark-colored ski mask, dark-colored hoodie, blue jeans and gloves and demanded the money from the register. GCSO says the clerk complied but was struck in the back with the weapon that the suspect was carrying. The suspect then left with the cash in an unknown direction. The clerk refused transport to a medical facility. GCSO encourages anyone with information about this crime to contact them immediately at 270-259-3024 or your local lawn enforcement agency. Additionally, if anyone who lives in the area of Smitty City and has a camera pointing towards KY 259 or KY 226 that may have captured any vehicles passing through during the time of the robbery, please call the GCSO. A monetary reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the individual involved.

 

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Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Traffic Advisory - I65 Northbound Near Munfordville
Work to repair a slope washout adjacent to the pavement will require closure of the right lane along Interstate 65 between Mile Markers 66-67 just north of Munfordville on Thursday, December 12th. This will reduce traffic from three lanes to two. Work is expected to begin around 8am Central and will take most of the day (4pm Central). Motorists should slow down and pay close attention to merge signage when approaching the area.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving Judge Executive to apply for Emergency Road Aid, approve agreement with Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society and approve appointment of board members for various boards. Also approve to cancel January 2nd and January 16th, 2020 Fiscal Court meetings and approve January 9th & 23rd, 2020 as January's Fiscal Court meetings.

 

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Area high school basketball action

In Tuesday night's high school basketball action:

In girls action, Green County defeated the Hart County Lady Raiders 66 to 35, with Dea Bradley scoring 9 points for the Lady Raiders.

In boys action, Hart County defeated Green County 67 to 59 with Hart County's Trevor Blair scoring 21 points and Jordan Burden scoring 16 points.

Larue County defeated Caverna 70 to 42 with Larue County's Mark Goode scoring 26 points.

 

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Radcliff man indicted for sexual abuse

A Radcliff man has been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury for reportedly sexually abusing a female family member multiple times over a two-year period. 28 year-old Sean Christopher Jurgens has been held in lieu of a $500,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center since his October 10th arrest. He faces first-degree sodomy and incest. Jurgens also was indicted on one count of first-degree sexual abuse. According to Jurgen's arrest warrant, he engaged in sexual relations with a female family member younger than 12 at least twice a week for more than a year. According to an arrest warrant, Jurgens admitted to his wife the allegations against him were true. The warrant said the reported abuse occurred from September 30th, 2017 through October of this year.

 

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Church break-in arrest in Glasgow

A Glasgow man has been arrested after breaking into a church. According to the Barren County Sheriff's Office, a deputy was dispatched to Loving Springs Baptist Church on Park City-Glasgow Road Monday in reference to a man who called from the church's number. At the church, a deputy found 40-year-old Jeremy A. Harper inside a bathroom. The front door of the church had been damaged.  Harper was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal trespassing, first-degree criminal mischief and public intoxication (excludes alcohol).  He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

West Virginia man sentenced in deadly crash

The man responsible for a 2018 car crash that killed two teenagers was sentenced in court Tuesday. 37 year-old Shawn Welsh, of Marion, West Virginia was convicted October 28th in the deaths of 18 year-old Jacob Barber and 17 year-old Katarina Peeters, of Elizabethtown.  Welsh was fleeing from authorities in Meade County in a stolen pickup when he entered the emergency lane of 31W at the intersection of Battle Training Road. Welsh struck a vehicle driven by Jacob Barber. Barber and Peeters were pronounced dead at the crash scene.  John Hardin High School students Macie McMillen and Cameron Brown were seriously injured in the crash as well.

Circuit Judge Ken Howard upheld the jury’s recommendation for four life sentences to run concurrently.  The families of victims have filed a civil suit against former Meade County Deputy Sheriff Brandon Casey.

 

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Preliminary hearing for Edmonson County mother

A preliminary hearing is scheduled this week for an Edmonson County mother who is facing a murder charge.  Alexandra Richardson appeared in Edmonson County District Court Tuesday morning for an arraignment on multiple charges. She was arrested last Wednesday after an investigation by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department. On Monday, December 2nd, Richardson drove across a flooded bridge on Oak Hill Road where her car became stuck and eventually submerged in floodwater. She and her 7-year-old son managed to get to safety, but her 22 month-old, Carson McCullough, did not. Richardson claims she did not see a "road closed" sign, and that there was a swift current.  Because she is charged with a felony, the judge entered her into a not guilty plea for the murder of her 22-month-old toddler. Sheriff Doyle says a preliminary report by the medical examiner's office in Tennessee rules the toddler died from asphyxiation due to near-drowning. Officials say Richardson also admitted to recently using methamphetamine and marijuana before driving across the bridge. She is also charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st degree (2 counts), and Operating Motor Vehicle under the Influence (drugs).

 

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Scottsville man arrested on drug charges

A Scottsville man was arrested on drug charges Monday morning. The Barren River Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 84 Carver Drive in Scottsville in reference to a drug investigation. Detectives found approximately 10 grams of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, digital scales, drug paraphernalia and several firearms inside of the residence. 30 year-old Dustin Richards, of Scottsville, was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, > 2 grams of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. All charges were enhanced due to the presence of firearms. Mr. Richards was lodged in the Allen County Jail. The DTF was assisted by the Allen County Sheriff's Department and K-9.

 

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Phone scam warning in Bowling Green

The Bowling Green Police Department is warning people of a phone scam. The department says that the callers claim to be with the city police department and that the individual they are calling has warrants out. The caller then claims that said warrants can be satisfied by providing gift cards to the caller. BGPD says you should immediately hang up the phone if you receive one of these calls.

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Search warrant executed at adult bookstore

The Hart county Sheriff's Office, Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and the Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant at the Horse Cave Adult Bookstore. A search warrant was issued after the Hart County Sheriff's Office and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force conducted multiple undercover operations inside the Hart County business. Through investigation, it was discovered that the Adult Bookstore was trafficking in a volatile substance to persons for unlawful inhalation. The chemicals being sold contain solvents and other volatile substances. The toxic vapors emitted from these substances cause various side effects, to include death. Law enforcement also seized suspected methamphetamine and marijuana while on scene. The investigation continues and several felony arrests are expected.

 

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Barren County woman wanting for stabbing

A Barren County woman is wanted after a Saturday stabbing. The Barren County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating 26 year-old Brooke Pierce, who they said stabbed another woman Saturday. Pierce has since had an arrest warrant issued for her arrest. A female was stabbed and brought to the T. J. Samson emergency room just after 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Police interviewed the victim before she was taken to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville and she told them she was stabbed at a residence along Tompkinsville Road. Pierce is currently wanted for first degree assault. Police said anyone with information is urged to contact 270-651-2771 or 270-646-8771.

 

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Barren County man arrested on  drug charges

A 58 year-old Barren County man has been arrested ondrug charges. The Barren River Drug Task Force and the Barren County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence along Lecta Kino Road. Inside the home, various drug paraphernalia was found, along with several firearms. 58 year-old James A. Houchens was arrested Friday at the residence.  Houchens was charged with first-degree trafficking of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, greater than 2 grams), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia buy/possess, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Houchens was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

It's a Wonderful Life at the Plaza

Far Off Broadway Players' production of the holiday classic “It's a Wonderful Life” opens Friday night at the historic Plaza Theatre. The play is dedicated in memory of Temple Dickinson, a Glasgow attorney and FOBP member. Paul Glodfelter is directing the play. The play is about George Bailey, who is overcome with anguish when he realizes he is to be found responsible for an $8,000 shortfall at his building and loan business. Bailey is contemplating suicide when he receives a visit from Clarence, an angel. The play will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and matinees will also be available.

 

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Monday, December 9th, 2019

Tuesday high school basketball action

In Tuesday night area high school basketball:

Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Larue County in a JV/Varsity game at 5:30 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will travel to take on Green County in a girl/boy doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. Studio 101 will be on the air with live coverage beginning with the girl's pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, December 9th, 2019

Fatal shooting in Bowling Green

Bowling Green Police responded to a fatal shooting on the 100 block of Audrey Avenue off Veterans Memorial Lane around 10:15 p.m. Friday. Police say the victim is 33 year-old Dominique J. Todd, of Bowling Green. Police officers are continuing to interview people and attempting to find anyone with information. "When officers arrived on scene they located one subject inside a white pickup truck and he was deceased from multiple gunshot wounds. Anyone with information about the shooting, is asked to contact the Bowling Green Police Department at 270-393-4000.

 

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Monday, December 9th, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested on drug charges

A Glasgow woman was arrested Saturday afternoon after she was found to be in possession of drugs.  Police said 22 year-old Alicia Chavarriya was arrested along East Front Street after police tried to serve her a warrant. She was driving a car that police located at the East Front Street home. Police said Chavarriya ran out the back door of the home and ran into a field. When police activated their siren, they said she lad on the ground in a "prone" position. Chavarriya was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Monday, December 9th, 2019

Glasgow man charged with rape

The Glasgow Police Department arrested two Glasgow residents Friday in the course of investigating a rape alleged to have occurred Wednesday. Detective Aaron Cowan made contact with 22 year-old Dedontae S. Morrison, on May Street and located a stolen cell phone and methamphetamine on him and also found a handgun on Dwayne E. Welborn. Morrison was charged with first-degree rape, with victim incapable of consent and/or physically helpless; theft by unlawful taking under $500; first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first offense and possession of drug paraphernalia. 31 year-old Dwayne Welborn was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Hart County Chamber Annual Meeting

A large crowd was in attendance at the Hart County Chamber of Commerce 2019 Annual Meeting Thursday night. Awards were presented to:

Sharday Embry - Inspired Nutrition - President's Award

Small Business of the Year - Wells Trans Tech

Farmer/Agribusiness of the Year - Brandon Rowe

Love's Travel Stop - Business of the Year

Southern Ky Film Commission - Forward Award

Gary Gardner - Citizen of the Year

and Lifetime Achievement Award - George Lang.

 

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Caverna High School SBDM Meeting

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

 

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Edmonson County woman murder charges

An Edmonson County woman is now facing murder and wanton endangerment charges after the death of her 20 month-old son.  28 year-old Alexandra Richardson was arrested Wednesday after the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office executed an arrest warrant for murder and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment charges. She was also served a warrant for operating a motor vehicle under the influence (drugs). Edmonson County emergency personnel were dispatched Monday evening to a low water bridge on Oak Hill Road in reference to a vehicle submerged in water. Authorities said the child went missing after the incident. Emergency personnel and several volunteer departments searched for the child, who was found later in the water. The toddler was stat-flighted to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville where he died Tuesday night. Richardson and her seven-year-old son were treated and released.  Police executed a search warrant Tuesday. They discovered Richardson had methamphetamine and marijuana in her blood at the time of the accident. A search warrant was obtained Wednesday for Richardson's residence where a small amount of suspected marijuana and methamphetamine were found. 56 year-old William Suttle, was also arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Suttle and Richardson are lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Cave City man found guilty of sexual abuse

A Cave City man has been found guilty of sexual abuse. The trial of 55 year-old Donald Lee Smith ended November 13th with a Barren County jury finding him guilty of first-degree sexual abuse, in a continuing course of conduct, victim under 12 years of age. After the penalty phase of the trial in circuit court, Commonwealth's Attorney John Gardner said the jury recommended a sentence of five years. Final sentencing is scheduled for February 17th, 2020.

 

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Vine Grove man dies in crash

A 73 year-old Vine Grove man has been identified as the person killed in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday morning near the intersection of Ky. 220 and Deckard School Road in Hardin County.  Drew Brandt was airlifted from the crash scene to University Hospital in Louisville and was pronounced dead. One of the vehicles invol­ved was a dump truck driven 68 year-old Kenneth Brown, of Brandenburg. He was not injured. A juvenile female also was seriously injured in the crash and transported to Har­din Mem­or­ial Hospital in Eliza­beth­town and later airlifted to the UofL Hospital. There were no passengers in any of the vehicles. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation.

 

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Car thefts and arson in Warren County

The Warren County Sheriff's Department is investigating several car thefts and arson.  One resident came home to find her car was gone and was later located in the North Ridge Subdivision and had been destroyed by fire. While police were en route to the crime, other calls were coming into dispatch with reports of explosions in the area. Police say nearby neighbor's security cameras may help find the ones responsible for the crimes. Another car was also reported to have been burned in Woodburn, Ky. during the spree of vandalism. The investigation is still ongoing by the Warren County Sheriff's Department.

 

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Three face illegal immigration and sell/buy of an infant

Three people are facing illegal immigration and other charges after being accused of selling/buying an infant in Bowling Green. US Immigrations & Customs Enforcement (ICE), filed the detainers with the Warren County Regional Jail on Dec. 3rd. A statement from ICE claims that Maria Domingo-Perez, Catarina Jose-Felipe and Pascual Jose-Manuel were all citizens of Guatemala and were illegally in the U.S.  Bowling Green Police were contacted by a staff member from Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School of Bowling Green City Schools and asked to conduct a welfare check at a residence on W 10th Avenue.  Maria Domingo-Perez admitted to police

that she had given the child away to Pascual Jose-Manuel and Catarina Felipe-Jose. Jose-Manuel advised that he gave $2,000 for the child and was planning for adoption. Social services currently has custody of Jose-Manuel's five children, including the infant.

 

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Vine Grove man identified in fatal shooting

A Vine Grove man has been identified as the victim of a shooting at Walmart in Radcliff. The shooting occurred Monday night in the store's parking lot. Police say 20 year-old Tory Cornelius was shot 8 times and was pronounced dead at the scene by Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee. 21 year-old Kendall Dewayne Lincoln, of Elizabethtown, has been arrested and charged with murder and first-degree robbery in Tory’s death.

Lincoln, who is being held in lieu of a $500,000 cash bond at the Hardin County Detention Center, appears Dec. 13th in Hardin District Court for a preliminary hearing.

 

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

A three-vehicle crash in Hardin County Wednesday morning has claimed the life of one man and seriously injured a woman. The Hart County Sheriff's Office says the crash occurred at the intersection of Ky. 220 and Deckard

School Road around 8:42 a.m. A male driver was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A female driver of a different vehicle was airlifted to UofL where she was listed in serious condition. The driver of a third vehicle was uninjured and there were no passengers in any of the vehicles.

 

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Caverna-Hart County Rivalry night

It's area rivalry night in high school basketball action:

Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will entertain Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys in a girl/boy doubleheader with tip off at 5:30 p.m. Studio 101 will have live play by play coverage of both games starting with the girl's pregame show at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested for drug possession

A Glasgow man has been arrested on drug possession charges. Glasgow Police conducted a traffic stop Tuesday along S. L. Rogers Wells Boulevard where they discovered Michael Clayton Lowe was in possession of Hydrocodone pills and methamphetamine.  Lowe was arrested and charged with no registration plates, no registration receipt, first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense – drug unspecified) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lowe was lodged at the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

An accident Monday in Metcalfe County led to the discovery of methamphetamine. A Metcalfe County deputy was dispatched to Randolph-Goodluck Road in reference to a single-vehicle collision.  Police say 38-year-old Anthony “Scott” Marrs was driving eastbound on Wilbur Glass Road when he failed to stop at the intersection.  The vehicle crossed the roadway and struck a tree before coming to rest on the northbound shoulder of Randolph-Goodluck Road. Marrs was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital. Police found nearly 78 grams of suspected methamphetamine in the passenger compartment of the vehicle and the vehicle had been stolen from a residence along Apple Grove Road earlier Monday afternoon. Marrs also had several outstanding warrants.

 

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Indoor marijuana grow arrest

On Monday, Dec. 3rd, 2019 at approximately 10:30 am, the Barren River Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 3818 Old Lexington Rd. in Cave City in reference to a drug investigation. Detectives discovered an indoor marijuana grow with approximately 28 marijuana plants growing inside of the residence along with processed marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Larry Patrick Collins, age 49 of Cave City, was arrested and charged with cultivation of marijuana 5 plants or more, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. Mr. Collins was lodge in the Barren County Jail. The DTF was assisted by Deputies of the Barren County Sheriff's Department.

 

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Political party change deadline

The deadline to change political parties is December 30th. Also, the Hart County Courthouse will be closed December 31st for the inauguration.

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Bowling Green man charged in thefts

The Bowling Green Police Department arrested a man in connection to several allegedly stolen items. On Tuesday, the Bowling Green Police Department received a request to help locate an alleged vehicle used to steal several catalytic converters from Western Kentucky University's campus. Police were able to match the license plate provided to a stolen vehicle. Officers with the department were able to locate the stolen vehicle outside of a residence on Stubbins Street later on Tuesday. Police made contact with the owners of the residence who told them that they should talk to John Wheatley about the vehicle. Wheatley was located in the backroom of the residence and placed under arrest for an active warrant. Police were able to locate the keys to the stolen Chevy Trailblazer in Wheatley's jeans. Police were able to see a large jack, power tools and several catalytic converters inside the Trailblazer. Wheatley has been charged with burglary, 3rd degree, and several other charges. Wheatley was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Edmonson mother charged with murder

Alexandra Richardson, the mother of the 20-month-old who died after being swept away in flood waters,  has been charged with murder. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office said Edmonson County emergency personnel were dispatched on Monday to a low water bridge on Oak Hill Road in reference to a vehicle that had become submerged leading to a missing 2 year-old child. Several volunteer fire departments responded. The driver, Alexandra Richardson, and her 7 year-old son made it out of the water, but her 20-month-old son was lost in the water. After the Rescue Squad entered the water with a boat, the toddler was found in the water and rescue efforts continued. The toddler was taken by ambulance to the Medical Center at Bowling Green for life saving treatment. Staff at the Med Center Emergency room were able to get a heartbeat from the toddler and once stabilized, he was transported via helicopter to Monroe Carell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt for further treatment. Richardson and her 7 year-old son were treated and released. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Area high school basketball action

In Monday night's area high school basketball action:

Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Ft. Knox 50 to 35. Caverna's Kaliana Richardson scored 17 points. Caverna Boys also defeated Fort Knox 67 to 59. Caverna's Drew Rhodes scored 19 points and Deshante Richardson scored 18 points.

 

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Baby swept away in creek; hospitalized

A baby was swept away in an Edmonson County Creek and rushed to the hospital. Authorities in Edmonson County say a mother and two children were rescued Monday night.  High waters over a creek caused a vehicle to stall in the water. 28 year-old Alexandra Richardson told authorities she did not see the road closed sign when she tried to cross Alexander Creek on Oak Hill Road Monday night.  According to the Sheriff's Office, Richardson attempted to swim away from the car with her 20 month-old son, but he was swept away by the current.   Rescuers later found the missing boy unresponsive in the water some 50 feet from the car. Another child in the car made it to safety.  Both children were rushed to the Medical Center in Bowling Green, with the possibility of the 20-month-old being transferred to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

 

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Park City woman dies after fatal crash

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Monday morning on New Bowling Green Road in Barren County.  A Preliminary investigation shows that two vehicles were involved in in the collision. Jacie B. Smith, of Park City, was traveling eastbound while Brandon T. Smith was heading west when the two vehicles collided. Jacie Smith's SUV exited the roadway and struck a tree. Jacie Smith, along with a 1-year-old female passenger, were transported to T. J. Samson Hospital for  injuries.  Jacie Smith was pronounced deceased by hospital staff and the juvenile passenger remains in stable condition.

 

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Barren County murder trial set

A Barren County murder case will head to trial in February.  A pretrial conference was held in Barren Circuit Court on Monday afternoon for 53 year-old Bobby Conatser, of Barren County, who is accused of murdering 40-year-old Kevin M. Miller, of Scottsville, last summer. The case previously had been scheduled for trial in August of this year, but it was postponed after the parties agreed to try mediation.  Conatser has been out of jail since July 30th, 2018, and for a portion of that time, had been wearing an ankle monitor, which has since been removed. A motion was filed earlier this year by Conatser's attorney requesting the case be dismissed on what is sometimes known as stand-your-ground law, but the motion was dismissed.

 

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Homicide case in Barren Circuit Court

A date has been set in Barren Circuit Court in a defense case involving a homicide in Cave City. The defense attorney for Inell D. Crayton will make his case involving suppressing statements his client made to investigators about the murder on December 28th.  Crayton, of Bowling Green, is one of three defendants allegedly involved in events that left 22 year-old KeShawn L. Sarver dead in his apartment.  Crayton is charged with murder, first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence. His case is scheduled for trial in March.  Co-defendant 23 year-old Devonja Z. Sweat, of Nashville, faces charges of complicity to murder, first-degree burglary and

tampering with physical evidence, and co-defendant 23 year-old Kayla Anderson, of Scottsville, is charged only with tampering with physical evidence.  The hearing for the suppression hearing was set for Dec. 11th.

 

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Ribbon Cutting Thursday at HC Outdoor Power Tools

A Ribbon Cutting for Hart County Outdoor Power Tools on Thursday, December 5th.  The Hart County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join them for a ribbon cutting at Hart County Outdoor Power Tools on December 5th at 11 AM. Owner Samuel Miller has moved his business to 6634 Cub Run Hwy near the Hart County Produce Auction. The ribbon cutting kicks off a Grand Opening Celebration for the new store and will include free refreshments, special discounts, and a door prize drawing.

 

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Two people arrested Sunday in Cave City

Officer Childress initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling on Broadway St. with an expired registration plate. The driver was identified as Jerianna Cline. A search of the vehicle was conducted. Cline was arrested and charged with no registration plates, no registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

A passenger, Billy Barbour, was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, possession of drug paraphernalia. The registered owner of the car arrived and showed officers proof of insurance, the vehicle was released to the owner. him.  Both Cline and Barbour were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, December 2nd, 2019

High school basketball action underway

Area high school basketball action begins Monday night: 

Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will entertain Fork Knox at 5:30 p.m. in a girl/boy doubleheader.  Studio 101 will be on the air with the pregame show of the girls game at 5:15 p.m.

Hart County Lady Raiders and Hart County Boys will be on the road taking on Bethlehem in a boy/girl doubleheader at 5:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will have complete live coverage of both games beginning with the boy's pregame show at 4:45p.m.

 

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Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Increase in county clerk's fees

Certain types of fees in county clerk's office are increasing as of Jan. 1 as part of a statewide aim to make the fees and how they are applied more consistent. The fees are all in the recording department, which is where deeds, mortgages, plats, marriage licenses, wills after they've been through probate and a host of other documents are processed.  Most all of these are double to triple.  County clerks are not responsible for the change. The change has been in the works for two years.  Examples of some of the increases are: Mortgages will be $80 instead of $17, one of the largest bumps among the most common recordings. Power of attorney is going from $17 to $50; marriage licenses are going from $35.50 to $50; wills after probate, from $8 to $47; deeds, $17 to $50; and plates, $20 to $50.  Notary Public fees will be applied for online and will still be $19. According to Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders, this is the first fee increase since the early 1990's.

 

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Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Chamber annual meeting & awards ceremony

Hart County Chamber of commerce's Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday night, December 5th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hart County Agriculture Center at 2184 South Dixie Hwy, Munfordville.

 

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Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Hardyville woman arrested on drug charges

A joint investigation last week conducted by the Barren River Drug Task Force, the Greater Hardin Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms resulted in the arrest of 34 year-old Ashley Brooke Hurt, of Hardyville. The joint investigation revealed hurt was trafficking in large quantities of crystal methamphetamine in Barren and Hart Counties and the drugs were being purchased in Louisville. At approximately 12:55 a.m. on Friday, Kentucky State Police Trooper Alex Ware conducted a traffic stop on Hurt on I-65 in Elizabethtown after leaving Louisville. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of prescription pills, drug paraphernalia and a loaded handgun. A search of Hurt resulted in the seizure of 4-ounces of crystal methamphetamine. Hurt was arrested and lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree - 2nd offense, more than 2-grams methamphetamine, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A subsequent search of Hurt's residence in Hardyville resulted in the seizure of additional crystal methamphetamine, prescription pills and items of drug paraphernalia.

 

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Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Rape trial postponed in Hardin County

A rape trial scheduled to being Monday for Elizabethtown man linked to a pair of rape cases through the state's Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence kits, has been postponed until April 20th. 38 year-old Thaddeus Jernell Artis was charged in April for an alleged 2011 rape in Elizabethtown. A motion to continue his case to April 20, 2010, was approved by Hardin Circuit Court Judge Ken Howard following a request by defense attorney Mark Rice. Artis was indicted earlier this year on Class A felony charges of first-degree rape - incapable of consent/physically helpless and first-degree sodomy - forcible compulsion. He also was indicted for intimidating a participant in the legal process and first-degree persistent felony offender. In another court filing in the case, the first-degree rape charge has been amended to a Class B felony of first-degree rape - incapable of consent/physically, punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted. Artis has been lodged since July 18th in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond.

 

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Friday, November 29th, 2019

Grayson County man jailed after making threats

One man has been arrested after kicking in the door of his estranged girlfriend's apartment in Grayson County. Deputies responded to an apartment in the limits of Clarkson where the victim told them William Vanover had texted her threatening to burn her apartment down.  Authorities say the door had been kicked in and someone had tried to set fire to a pile of blankets on the floor. Officials say Vanover was at the apartment when they arrived. He has been charged with burglary, 11 counts of wanton endangerment, criminal mischief and arson. Vanover was lodged in the Grayson County Jail.

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Friday, November 29th, 2019

12 arrested in Barren County investigation

An eight month investigation in Barren County has resulted in the arrests of 12 people. The investigation conducted by the Barren River Drug Task Force revealed that numerous pounds of crystal meth were being distributed in Barren County. Those arrested and charged with engaging in organized crime, as well as other drug charges, include:  John A. Johnson, 34, of Glasgow, 40 year-old James Santillis Franklin, of Horse Cave, 22 year-old Taryn B. Hill, of Glasgow. 34 year-old Courtnie M. Pruitt, 24 year-old Dusty C. Smith and 44 year-old Ralph Steven McCandless, all of Glasgow. 21 year-old Jalleem W. Baily, 20 year-old Ally F. Robertson, 55 year-old Donna Bartell and 31 year-old Miles J. Pruitt, all of Glasgow.  While executing the arrest warrants, the DTF also charged 35 year-old Monteze Moore and 39 year-old Joseph R. Slayton, both of Glasgow, with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree -methamphetamine. An additional indictment warrant of a suspect is pending. All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, November 29th, 2019

Two drug arrests in Barren County

Two people were arrested Friday by the Barren County Sheriff's Office. The Barren River Drug Task Force along with the sheriff's office responded to 216 Mayhew Road to assist Probation and Parole in a drug investigation. The resident, 37 year-old Elizabeth Osborn gave consent to search the residence. Osborn and 40 year-old Samuel E. Wheeler were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st - methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Two Warren County theft arrests

The warren County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men accused of receiving stolen property. The office had received a report that a 14-foot cargo trailer loaded with construction tools had been stolen from the Autumn Grove Subdivision on November 22nd. Investigators found some of the stolen property on social media and coordinated with the Allen County Sheriff's Office to locate some of the items. On Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office responded to the 900 block of Wren Road, in continuation of the trailer theft investigation. It was there that they found 29 year-old Daniel West and 46 year-old James Smith, both of Bowling Green, in the garage. Deputies say some stolen property could be seen. They say a further search found over $4,000 worth of tools that had been stolen from within the trailer. West and Smith were both charged and arrested for receiving stolen property. Both were lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Woman pleads guilty to hit and run

Alexis Ogles pleaded guilty on Monday in Warren Circuit Court to hitting and hurting 15 year-old Jada Rigsby with her car, as Rigsby walked along Industrial Drive the night of June 8th, 2018. Rigsby was flown to Vanderbilt in critical but stable condition. Ogles confessed to police that she was looking down at her phone when she struck Rigsby, then drove off. Ogles entered an Alford Plea to second degree assault, which means she does not admit any guilt, but agrees that the commonwealth has enough evidence to convict her. She also pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence. Warren Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Cohron is recommending a 12 year prison sentence for Ogles. Her final sentencing is set for January 27th, 2020.

 

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Copper stolen from KYTC

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 is asking for the public's help with recent copper thefts involving roadway lighting. Thieves recently stole thousands of dollars worth of taxpayer funded copper wiring from KYTC lighting in Warren County. The Kentucky State Police and the Office of Inspector General from Frankfort are investigating the crime. KYTC District 3 says stealing of wiring for lighting on roadways not only wastes taxpayer dollars but also creates safety issues for drivers while they are getting replacement wiring to turn the lights back on. The public is asked to report any suspicious activity near lighting areas on roadways, especially at night, to local law enforcement. All KYTC vehicles and KYTC contract vehicles are clearly marked with labels and work personnel should be clearly visible with reflective material on clothing and other high-visibility attire. Any unmarked vehicles, including utility looking vehicles, should be considered suspicious and reported to local law enforcement immediately.

 

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Glasgow couple pleads not guilty

A Glasgow couple has pled not guilty to criminal abuse charges. 43 year-old Matthew Wayne Brock was arrested October 17 and his wife, 38 year-old Robin Brock, was arrested Friday, after they both were indicted by a Barren County Grand Jury on six counts each of first-degree criminal abuse. The Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to their home along Lick Branch Road on October 17th after receiving a report of child abuse.  Wayne Brock had originally been charged with two counts of first-degree criminal abuse, one count of first-degree strangulation and three counts of criminal abuse, child 12 or under, but the grand jury chose the six counts of first-degree criminal abuse. The citation for Robin Brock stemmed from an indictment warrant.  Both Wayne and Robin Brock enter not guilty pleas Monday in Barren Circuit Court. They are lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Scottsville man receives award from Governor

A Scottsville man has been presented an award by the governor. Gov. Bevin presented Jeffrey Denny with the American Police Hall of Fame - Purple Heart Monday in Frankfort.  Denny served as a Special Agent for the EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division. He was injured while undergoing counter-terrorism training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia on August 14, 2007. Denny is now medically retired from government service and lives in Scottsville.

 

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

BCMS teacher pleads not guilty

A former Barren County Middle School teacher pled not guilty before Circuit Judge John Alexander Monday in reference to an ongoing sex crime case. 27 year-old William K. Gardner, of Glasgow, was recently indicted on three counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, illegal sex act (under 16 years old); and one count of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. Gardner was arrested October 26th after a student alleged Garner had sexual contact with her on multiple occasions. Garner later admitted to having sex with the juvenile, according to an arrest citation. Steve Thornton, Gardner's attorney, requested Alexander allow Gardner to be placed on home incarceration or a modification like that. Thornton said Garner was unable to pay his $75,000 cash bond and requested it be lowered. Thornton said if the bond were lowered to a reasonable amount, Garner's mother has agreed to "welcome him in her home." Alexander denied the request and said the severity of the crime and charges exceed Gardner's "pretrial risk levels." Alexander said the nature of the offense doesn't take into consideration the risk levels or risk assessments. He also said he was hesitant to modify Gardner's terms of incarceration because of the allegations. Gardner initially faced three counts of second-degree rape (no force), four counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of tampering with physical evidence charges. Second-degree rape is a class-C felony. Alexander said he also kept the bond set at $75,000 cash because he has not seen the details of the case. A judge can grant a defendant another option besides jail time while waiting to undergo a pretrial hearing. In this case, Alexander said he would take the request under "advisement," but he would not modify Gardner's holding specifications. Gardner's pretrial hearing is scheduled for January 27th, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, November 25th, 2019

Federal, State & Local offices closed Thursday

All Federal, State & Local offices will be closed Thursday, November 28th, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Post Offices will be closed and there will be no rural delivery of mail. Cave City City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday and the Hart County Clerk's office will be closed Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. through Saturday.

 

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Monday, November 25th, 2019

Mammoth Cave Sing 2019

Since 1980, people have flocked to Mammoth Cave National Park each year not for dangling speleothems or expansive caverns, but for echoing acoustics.

It turns out the natural reverb of the limestone halls creates a great setting to sing holiday melodies. The tradition returns Saturday with the park’s 40th anniversary Annual Cave Sing.

“It’s a great way for us to kick off the holidays and do something different than cave tours,” park spokeswoman Molly Schroer said. “People have been singing in the cave for hundreds of years.”

Before the caroling Saturday, there will be piano music provided by concert pianist – and former Mammoth Cave guide – Janet Bass Smith in the Rotunda Room at the Lodge at Mammoth Cave at 1:00 p.m.

At 2:00 p.m., attendees will depart from the park’s visitor center for the historic entrance. The Mammoth Cave chapter of the Caveman Chorus will then perform 30 to 45 minutes of a cappella Christmas tunes.

After the singing, there will be complimentary refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus at the Lodge. The cave offers protective cover and temperatures that hover at about 54 degrees year-round.

 

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Monday, November 25th, 2019

Beshear announces high-level appointments

Gov. -elect Andy Beshear announced his first round of high-level appointments Thursday, selecting four of his close assistants in the attorney general's office to move with him to the governor's office next month.  Glasgow native La Tasha Buckner, J. Michael Brown, Travis Mayo and Crystal Staley had four-year auditions for their next jobs while working in the AG's office. Buckner, a 1992 graduate of Glasgow High School, will serve as general counsel for the governor's office. Buckner is a former prosecutor and now serves as assistant deputy attorney general for the civil division.

 

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Monday, November 25th, 2019

Former BCMS teach indicted on felony charges

A former Barren County Middle School teacher was recently indicted on four felony charges after he was arrested October 26th and accused of raping a student. 27 year-old William K. Gardner, of Glasgow, was indicted on three counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, illegal sex act (under 16 years old), and one count of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. The charges are all felonies. Gardner was initially charged with three counts of second-degree rape (no force), four counts of first-degree sexual abuse ad one count of tampering with physical evidence. Those charges were dismissed, and Gardner was charged with three counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, illegal sex act (under 16 years old) and one count of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. The original charges were dismissed with prejudice. That means the charges are permanently dismissed. The charges were dismissed pursuant to Rules of Criminal Procedure 3.14. That means the grand jury did not find enough evidence to formally indict Gardner with those charges. Instead, he had the new charges brought against him. Jail records indicate his bond sets at $75,000 cash. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday at 10:00 a.m.

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Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Annual Nursing Home Fund underway

Over $500 has been pledged so far toward the WLOC Annual Nursing Home Visits on December 12th. All proceeds will go to Hart County Manor & Signature Healthcare of Hart County. Our goal is to raise $1,000. If you would like to give, please drop off your monetary donations at WLOC - Studio 101 on 31-W in Horse Cave or mail to P. O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749.

 

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Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Hazmat situation in Glasgow

Glasgow Police and the Glasgow Fire Department responded to Rural King for a possible hazmat situation. Police and firefighters quickly issued a hazardous material protocol closing off the store and treating people at the scene. The incident was in reference to a barrel that had a strong odor coming from it. The barrel had been purchased and the customer returned it after detecting a strong odor. Police say 17 people were treated at the scene and 6 of those were taken to the hospital. One person went to the hospital on their own. Those affected were treated for symptoms ranging from headache to nausea to a sore throat. Officials are still investigating what the odor was and what caused it to affect people at the store.

 

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Friday, November 22nd, 2019

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. SHELBY DIXON OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  THE COURT RECOGNIZED AND THANKED ISAAC MYERS FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE FOR ALL HE HAD DONE FOR HART COUNTY THE LAST 4 YEARS.

AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT HEARD REPORTS FROM THE ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE, COURT HOUSE MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE, SHERIFF JEFF WILSON,  OCCUPATIONAL TAX REPORT, DEAD ANIMAL REPORT, AND JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 197 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.

THE COURT APPROVED A RESOLUTION WITH HOMELAND SECURITY, 2ND READING, TO ADD HUNTER RIDGE ROAD TO THE COUNTY ROAD SYSTEM AFTER ALL DEEDS ARE SIGNED, BUDGET TRANSFER #6, INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH BRADD COUNTIES AND COMMUNITY ACTION ,LEASE AGREEMENT WITH DUPLICATOR SALES AND SERVICE,  AND APPROVED JUDGE/EXECUTIVE TO SIGN 2019 EMA PROGRAM FUNDS.  THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019

DUI case rescheduled for Cave City official

A hearing involving evidence in a DUI case against a Cave City Official has been scheduled. 54 year-old Robert S. Smith was arrested in July of 2018 and charged with DUI, operating a vehicle with an expired operator's license, failure to maintain required insurance and to produce an insurance card. Smith is city manager, code enforcement officer, public works director, and planning and zoning administrator for Cave City. He also serves as an appointee, currently chairman, on the Glasgow-Barren County Tourist Commission. The hearing has now been rescheduled for Dec. 10.

 

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Tarry faces civil lawsuit in fatal crash

A Glasgow woman is now facing a civil lawsuit after receiving a 10 year sentence this week on manslaughter charges. 48 year-old Lee Ann Tarry and the Glasgow Golf & Country Club are named in the civil suit, claiming that their negligence led to the death of 24 year-old Shonda Shockley on January 26th, 2018. Tarry was under the influence of alcohol when her vehicle crashed into Shockley's vehicle at the traffic light at the Veterans Outer Loop. Shockley died from the crash. The civil lawsuit is still pending in Barren Circuit Court.

 

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Hart County woman arrested for shoplifting

A Hart County woman has been arrested on shoplifting charges in Glasgow. Officers with the Glasgow Police Department responded to a shoplifting complaint Sunday at Wal-mart. Police confirmed that the accused, Mary Colvin, had an active arrest warrant. Colvin reportedly went to a closed checkout lane, bagging her items, and attempted to leave the store. Colvin was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition or shoplifting, under $500; public intoxication with a controlled substance, first degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine); third degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified; and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Colvin was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Hart County man arrested on drug charges

A Hart County man has been arrested in Glasgow on drug charges. Glasgow Police conducted a traffic stop Wednesday morning on Lexington Drive and determined that the driver, Shane Moran, had a suspended driver's license.  Moran was arrested and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator license and possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine). Moran was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Car theft in WKU parking structure

WKU Police are seeking the public's help in a car theft incident.  Surveillance footage has been posted by the department on their Facebook page, showing four males rushing into Parking Structure 3, followed by a car driving out of the structure. The stolen car is a 2009 Honda CRV with a Kentucky Veterans tag 2527BR.  Anyone having information concerning the theft, is asked to call 270-745-2677.

 

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Man receives 12 year sentence in sex abuse case

A Warren County man has pled guilty to sex abuse charges and unlawful transaction with a minor, 1st degree. The Warren County Sheriff's Department says earlier this year, 58-year-old Brian Lee Nichols was investigated on multiple sex offenses over a four-year period involving juveniles.  Nichols pleaded guilty in Warren County Circuit Court on Monday.  Nichols agreed to 12 years in prison and will be on a five-year conditional discharge, as well as a lifetime registry as a sex offender.

 

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Traffic stop leads to arrest

A Glasgow man is facing various traffic and drug charges after being arrested Monday during a traffic stop. Glasgow Police conducted the stop on a vehicle on North Jackson Highway being driven by Andre D. Wesson. Police determined that Wesson had an active warrant and his license had been suspended. He was arrested and also charged with careless driving, failure to produce an insurance card, no registration receipt, possession of drug paraphernalia and first degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine) Wesson was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested in domestic dispute

Glasgow Police arrested a man Sunday on strangulation and other charges. Police say they responded to Adams Place in reference to a domestic complaint. The caller advised the suspect had left in a vehicle. The vehicle was located along Humble Avenue and a traffic stop was made. The driver, Elijahwon Hunn was determined to be under the influence. He was arrested and charged with failure to wear a seat belt, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense; license to be in possession, fourth degree assault (domestic violence), first degree strangulation, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, first offense; possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Hunn was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Burn ban issued in Hart and Barren counties

Hart County Judge-Executive Joe Choate has authorized a ban on all open burning during this period of extraordinary forest fire hazard or fire occurrence until such time as his executive order is rescinded.  A burn ban was also been issued for Barren County Tuesday by Barren County Emergency Management, prohibiting a ban on open fires at any location within the county. The ban will remain in effect until further notice. Violations of the order are punishable as a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of up to a $500 fine and up to 365 days in jail.

 

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Domestic dispute arrest in Cave City

An arrest has been made in Barren County involving a domestic dispute. The Barren County Sheriff's Office says Kasey Hatcher was arrested after they arrived at EP Terry Apartments in Cave City, where a woman told police Hatcher had bit, choked and punched her. Hatcher was located in a neighboring apartment. He was charged with strangulation and criminal trespassing.  Hatcher was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Extension District Board meeting Wednesday

There will be a special called Extension District Board meeting on Wednesday, November 20th, at 4:00 p.m. at the Hart County Extension Office. This meeting will be to discuss budget reimbursements.

 

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Pretrial conference for Cave City man

A Cave City man appeared in court Monday for a pretrial conference involving charges of reckless homicide and wanton endangerment.  25 year-old Cody Lee Dallas Devore, aka Cody Smith, had also been charged with improper passing and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance in relation to a collision involving a moped on May 31st, 2017. The moped was being operated by Keith Temples who also had a passenger, Lettie Wilson. Wilson later died as the result of the collision.  Devore was indicted Dec. 19, 2017.  Another pretrial conference has been scheduled for January 13th at 1:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Glasgow woman receives 10 years for manslaughter

A 49 year-old Glasgow woman has been sentenced to 10 years in a manslaughter case. Lee Ann Tarry pleaded guilty in September on the day her trial was set to begin, to second degree manslaughter in relation to the 2018  death of 24 year-old Shanda Shockley, of Glasgow. Shockley died after a traffic crash involving Tarry, whose blood alcohol level was 0.297. The legal limit in Kentucky is 0.08.  In exchange for her plea, the commonwealth had agreed to recommend a sentence of 10 years, total, including the 30-day sentence for the charge of driving under the influence that is statutorily mandated to run concurrently. The agreement was reached after consultation with the family. Tarry also receives credit for time served, Tarry will have to serve 20 percent of that 10 years, which is 24 months, before she is eligible for parole.

 

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

E-town man's pretrial conference appearance

An Elizabethtown man linked to rape cases makes his final pre-trial conference appearance in Hardin Circuit Court prior to a trial date in December.  38 year-old Thaddeus Jernell Artis was charged in April for an alleged rape in Elizabethtown in 2011. He is scheduled to go to trial Dec. 2nd.  He was indicted earlier this year for first-degree rape – forcible compulsion; first-degree sodomy – forcible compulsion; intimidating a participant in the legal process; and first-degree persistent felony offender.  According to the Attorney General's Office, DNA from the case’s Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence kit subsequently matched that from a backlogged rape kit, which led to the indictment. He also is charged and indicted on a rape accusation from Feb. 27, 2014, in Radcliff. He was indicted on one count of first-degree rape against someone physically helpless.  Artis has been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center since July 18th in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Smiths Grove woman arrested for attempted murder

A Smiths Grove woman has been arrested after telling police she shot at her neighbor. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Department went to a house on Goldenrod Lane Saturday after 59 year-old Sandra Fabyan called dispatch to say she had shot at her neighbor and was not supposed to be in possession of a gun.  Fabyan told deputies the female neighbor had been knocking on the door and shouting for her to come to the door. The neighbor then allegedly entered through a partially opened garage door.  Fabyan then told deputies that she was a convicted felon out of Colorado.  The victim went to TJ Samson Hospital in a personal vehicle for a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was later flown to UofL Hospital. Deputies say the shooting stemmed from a personal relationship between Fabyan and a man. Fabyan was charged with:  Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon,  Assault, 1st Degree,  Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree, and Attempted Murder. She was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Human remains found in Bowling Green

The Bowling Green Police Department is investigating the finding of human remains after receiving a tip that led them to a wooded area in Bowling Green Monday morning. The scene where the remains were found is in between the storage units off of Riverwood and Kroger. Officials with the Warren County Coroner's Office confirmed the remains had been there for multiple days.  The investigation is continuing.

 

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Ribbon Cutting for Farmwald Dutch Bakery & Deli

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join them for a ribbon cutting at Farmwald Dutch Bakery & Deli on Thursday, November 21st. Owner Joe Farmwald opened the business two weeks ago and is located at 3720 L & N Turnpike Road, in front of Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo in Horse Cave. The ribbon cutting will be held at 10 a.m. and kicks off the store’s Grand Opening celebration that will continue through Saturday.  There will be free refreshments, special discounts and giveaways.

 

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Three indicted on child sex charges

Three men have been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury on child sex charges. During an undercover investigation, authorities made arrangements online to meet with the men. The men who's ages range from 21 to 65, believed they were communicating with a minor and the offenses occurred either August 29th or 30th.  53 year-old Melvin Dowell, of Rineyville, 21 year-old Jimmy Kwizera, of Louisville, and 65 year-old Charles Ashley, of Adolphus in Allen County, all were indicted on one count each of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in a sexual or other prohibited activities. Ashley and Kwizera are charged with one count each of attempted use of a minor in a sexual performance. All were indicted of misdemeanor attempted distribution of obscene matter to minors. The three men are expected to be ar­raig­n­ed Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

 

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Monday, November 18th, 2019

Annual Nursing Home Visits December 12th

Monetary donations are now being accepted for the annual WLOC Nursing Home Visits which will be Thursday, December 12th. The public is invited to meet at Hart County Manor at 9:30 a.m. and then Signature Health Care of Horse Cave at 10:30 a.m. where we will sing and spend some time with the residents. Monetary donations may be dropped off at WLOC - Studio 101 radio station on 31-W in Horse Cave or mail to: P. O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749.

 

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Monday, November 18th, 2019

Friday night area football playoffs

In area high school football action from Friday night:

Taylor County defeated Glasgow 20 to 14, Edmonson County over Clinton County 17 to 13 and Bardstown defeated E-town 51 to 27.

 

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Monday, November 18th, 2019

Temporary RR closing on KY 70

A railroad project will temporarily close KY 70 at the railroad track in Cave City in Barren County. The closure is expected to last for two days. A signed detour using U.S. 31-W and KY 90 will be in place.

 

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Monday, November 18th, 2019

Witness arrested for assault charges

A Cecilia man who was a pivotal witness in an October murder trial was arrested Thursday night.  35 year-old Joseph Goodman was arrested on a warrant for strangling and assaulting a woman. He reportedly kicked his girlfriend on the side of the head, causing her to fall onto a nail in a wall at a residence on Tom Duvall Lane. He then reportedly tried to stangle the woman and broke her cellphone. Goodman testified in the murder trial of Lisa Harvey and Rick Fisher. He said they waited for Andrew Folena in July 2018 behind a home on Ralph Franklin Road and then attacked Folena. He saw Fisher beating Folena from a window in the home.Harvey and Fisher were convicted of Folena’s murder.  Goodman is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center and is scheduled to appear Friday in Hardin District Court.

 

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Monday, November 18th, 2019

Teen arrested in Barren County robbery

Deputy BJ Childress arrested 18 year-old Guillermo Padilla Tuesday at his residence at 747 Prichardsville Road. The arrest came following a complaint and investigation that Padilla had struck a male subject in the head with a pistol and robbed hi9m of his personal belongings while the male was visiting Padilla's residence. The victim, who Deputy Childress had made contact with at the hospital due to his injuries, stated while he was there, Padilla was smoking methamphetamine just prior to the assault occurring. Padilla was charged with Robbery, 1st degree, Assault, 2nd degree, and Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail. 

 

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Monday, November 18th, 2019

Stolen tractor recovered in Bonnieville

A stolen tractor has been recovered. The Hart County Sheriff's Office recovered a stolen tractor Wednesday off of North Dawson Hollow Road, Bonnieville. The recovery is in relation to a theft that occurred on Liberty Schoolhouse Road, Hardyville, several days prior. The investigation is ongoing and arrests are expected.

 

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Monday, November 18th, 2019

Glasgow woman identified in fiery crash

A Glasgow woman has been identified after a fiery crash in Warren County last week. The crash occurred November 11th. Warren County Deputies responded to the scene in the 11,000 block of Glasgow Road. Through investigation, deputies determined a 2006 Chevrolet Impala was driving eastbound on Glasgow Road when it left the roadway, struck a rock wall and overturned before finally coming to rest in the roadway. The car was engulfed in flames The driver of the car has been identified as 61 year-old Cynthia M. Ellis, of Glasgow. Ellis was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, November 18th, 2019

Munfordville man dies in Cave City crash

A Munfordville man died Saturday night following a collision in Cave City. Kentucky State Police Post 3 received a call at 11:20 p.m. in reference to a two-vehicle injury collision near 302 Mammoth Cave Street.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that27 year-old Jacob K. Riggs, of Munfordville, was operating a 2005 Scion passenger car traveling eastbound on Mammoth Cave Street when his vehicle briefly exited the right shoulder of the roadway. Riggs over-corrected upon reentering the roadway, causing his vehicle to rotate counter-clockwise across the yellow center-line. Riggs’ vehicle entered into the path of travel of a Chevy Tahoe driven by 28 year-old Ashley Vance, of Canmer.  Jacob Riggs, who was unrestrained at the time of the collision, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Barren County Coroner. Ashley Vance and a passenger 40 year-old Byron Logsdon, of Horse Cave, were transported to TJ Samson Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries sustained in the collision. The investigation is continuing. 

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Munfordville City Council Special Meeting

A special meeting of the Munfordville City Council will be held at City Hall Monday, November 11th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Caverna High SBDM Council Meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council Meeting (SBDM) on Monday, November 11th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

City of Cave City closed for Veteran's Day

The City of Cave City will be closed Monday, November 11th, in observance of Veteran's Day. Cave City garbage will be picked up on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Columbia man arrested after shooting

A Columbia man has been arrested after a shooting investigation in Adair County.  Authorities say they responded to Gentry Mill Road where a juvenile had been shot while driving an ATV on the road.  The investigation

indicates a man followed the juvenile driving the ATV on the road and fired a weapon in the victim's direction hitting him in the back and the leg. The shooter has been identified as Jamey Neat, who was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and assault. Neat was lodged in the Adair County Jail.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Two arrested on burglary charges 

Tompkinsville Police have arrested two men on burglary charges. While investigating a residential burglary on Napier Street in Tompkinsville Wednesday night, police were told that someone on Patterson Street was attempting to sell a firearm that matched the description of the one stolen in the burglary. 23 year-old Jonathan Coe was approached by police, at which time he ran and tossed a pistol away, before surrendering. Coe was charged with receiving stolen property under 10,000, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, fleeing or evading police 2nd degree, and possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense. Later that evening, KSP arrested 24 year-old Dillon Turner, of Fountain Run, charging him with Complicity to Burglary.  Both men were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Teacher's sexual abuse case heads to grand jury

The case of a Glasgow middle school teacher is headed to the grand jury. Attorney Steve Thornton told District Judge Gabe Pendleton Thursday that 27 year-old William Kyle Gardner was waiving his right to a hearing and to send his charges directly to the Barren County Grand Jury.  However, Thornton also requested Gardner’s case be heard on review and made a request that he be placed on home incarceration.  Gardner was arrested last month after a student told police Gardner had a sexual encounter with her. He is charged with three counts of second degree rape (no force), five counts of first degree sexual abuse and one count of tampering with physical evidence. Gardner remains lodged at the Barren County Detention Center on a $75,000 cash bond.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING, BRO. SAM NORROD, ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF HORSE CAVE BAPTIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. AFTER ROUTINE BUSINESS, THE COURT HEARD REPORTS FROM SHERIFF JEFF WILSON, ROAD FOREMAN BRAIN WEBER, AND JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 216 IN THE COUNTY JAIL. OTHER BUSINESS INCLUDED:  APPROVING 2ND READING OF ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO 911 SURCHARGE FEES, 2ND READING TO CLARIFY LENGTH OF I CHILDRESS ROAD, BUDGET TRANSFER #5, 1ST READING TO ADD HUNTER RIDGE ROAD TO THE COUNTY ROAD SYSTEM, LEGAL ACTION AGAINST ALLIANCE FOR REPAIRING PARTS OF WOODSONVILLE ROAD WHICH THEY HAD DESTROYED, JOINING THE NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION OPIATE LITIGATION, ALLOW THE HART COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO OCCUPY THE OLD SHERIFFS OFFICE, INTER LOCAL AGREEMENTS WITH THE CITIES OF BONNIEVILLE, MUNFORDVILLE, AND HORSE CAVE, HEALTH CARE SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH MED CENTER HEALTH WORK LIFE, AND APPROVED MOVING WILLIAM PHILPOTT AND RUSSELL BURD FROM PART TIME HELP AT THE COUNTY BARN TO FULL TIME POSITIONS AT A HOURLY SALARY OF $10.71. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST, AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Fall leaf pickup in Horse Cave

The Horse Cave Public Works Department will again assist residents to dispose of leaves.  Residents of Horse Cave may rake leaves to the edge of their yard, close to the street to be vacuumed.  If you prefer to bag leaves, call City Hall by Monday, 2pm to schedule pickup by Hart County Solid Waste.  Small limbs are also picked up by Hart County Solid Waste weekly.  Other yard waste (flowers, etc) may be bagged for removal.  Call City Hall at 270-786-2680 for pickup through November 22nd. Please do not rake leaves or throw grass into the streets or onto sidewalks which causes a slip hazard for pedestrians and vehicles as well as clogs storm drains.  You are reminded that burning leaves oo other burning is forbidden in the City and subject to a fine.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Drug arrest at Glasgow residence

An arrest involving various drugs at a residence has been made in Glasgow. Glasgow Police responded to a drug complaint Wednesday at a home on East Main Street. Officers received consent to search the residence. Meth, heroin, synthetic marijuana, Xanax and various other drugs and paraphernalia were located inside the home. 33 year-old Nedrick Rowlett, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled

Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Marijuana (Less Than 8 Oz.),  Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd Or>Offense (Heroin), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree - 1st Offense (Drug

Unspecified), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree - 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified), Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs 2nd or Subsequent Offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Rowlett was lodged in

the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Two suspects sought in Bowling Green Robbery

Bowling Green Police are searching for two suspects connected to a robbery. Police were on the scene at the Gulf Gas Station Wednesday on Morgantown Road around 11 p.m. where two men allegedly entered the building and threatened the clerk with handguns. The clerk complied to the suspects' demands and was not injured.  No one else was in the building at the time.  Both suspects are men. One man was wearing a gray hoody. The other wore a black hoody. Should you have any information on the robbery, please contact the Bowling Green Police Department at 270-393-4000.

 

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Hart County Raider Band competition

A year ago, Hart County High School Raider Marching Band members celebrated a Class A sweep in the Mid-States Marching Band Championship.  This weekend, the band heads back into championship action but will be competing in the 2-A division after being reclassified up a class for 2019.  While the band will be unable to defend their title as single A champion, band director J.D. Ragland says his kids are well suited to compete in 2A.  This year's production is titled "Press Start"... a theme revolving around the nostalgia of playing video games.  The band performs in semifinals competition Saturday morning at 11:15 eastern time in Miamisburg, Ohio.  The top 10 will compete Saturday night in finals competition for the 2-A Championship.  The Mid-States Marching Band association is comprised of groups from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.  Good luck Hart County Raider Marching Band.

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

Hart County Grand Jury recent indictments

A recent session of a Hart County Grand Jury returned several indictments. They include:

* Bradley Quesenberry, 36, of Cave City, was indicted for Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disp. auto $10,000 or more but under $1million and Theft by Unlawful Taking $500 or more but under $10,000.

* Steven Emody, 31, of Glasgow, for Theft by Deception including cold checks under $10,000.

* Joshua Kinkaide, 32, of Bowling Green, for Theft by Deception under $10,000.

* Christopher Mansfield, 28, of Hardyville, for Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disp. all others, $500 or more but under $10,000.

* Brandon Lewis, of Louisville, 34, of Louisville, for Theft by Deception, including cold checks under $10,000.

* Adam Miller, 19, of Munfordville, was indicted for two counts of Burglary, 3rd degree, and 2 counts of Criminal Mischief, 1st degree.

* Antwane Thomas, 44, of Horse Cave, for Sexual Abuse, 1st degree, victim under 12.

* Paul Graber, 18, of Munfordville, for 2 counts of Burglary, 3rd degree, and 2 counts of Criminal Mischief, 1st degree.

* Percy Riffle, 61, of Munfordville, for Assault, 3rd degree.

* Tammy Riley, 42, of Horse Cave, for Intimidating a Participant in a Legal Process.

* James Carver, 34, of Munfordville, was indicted on two counts of Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree.

* James Blake, 30, of Munfordville, for Escape, 2nd degree.

* Thomas Harthousen, 49, of Radcliff, for Burglary, 3rd degree, and Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disp. all others, $500 or more but under $10,000

* Teddie Spradlin, 29, of Horse Cave, for Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree.

 

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Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Fatality on I-65 in Horse Cave

Kentucky State Police say the name of the victim in the fatal accident on I-65 north in Hart County has been released. The victim has been identified as 26 year-old Dylan A. Fresina, of Baton Rouge, LA, who was operating a 2000 Lexus. According to the preliminary investigation, a single vehicle traveling northbound on I-65 around noon Wednesday veered off the road around exit 58, near Horse Cave. The vehicle traveled off the right shoulder and then struck an overpass. Officials say the cause of the crash is still unknown at this time and the investigation is continuing.

 

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Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Missing Monroe County woman

Kentucky State Police is requesting the public's help in finding 21 year-old Katie Cawthorn of Fountain Run. According to KSP, Katie is described as a 5'1, 150 pound, white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen on October 1st, 2019 wearing black pants, a pink shirt and brown boots. Authorities ask if anyone has information regarding her whereabouts, please contact Kentucky State Police, Post 15 at 1-800-222-5555.

 

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Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Judge considers motion in murder case

A motion was taken into submission Tuesday by Hart Circuit Judge Jack Seay in the case against Albert Stephens. Stephens is accused in the November 2016 shooting death of 57 year-old Christopher Lynn Holder, a former mayor of Cave City.  Holder was shot at the residence of Gary and Ann Logsdon, his father and mother-in-law, near Hardyville. He died from his injuries March 23rd, 2017, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in

Nashville. The motion the judge decided to take under advisement Tuesday relates to the defense's request for police records and for guns that it believes Holder may have had in his possession on the night he was shot.

The commonwealth has asked that the guns not be disposed.  Seay has also taken under submission a motion filed by the commonwealth to exclude any evidence regarding grand jury testimony that was not recorded from being entered in to trial.  The case is set for review on Dec. 17th.

 

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, November 7th, at 9:00 a.m. New business will include: approving the County Attorney to proceed with legal action for repairs to Woodsonville Road, approve to join the National Prescription Opiate Litigation, approve the Hart County Chamber of Commerce to occupy the building at 116 E. Union Street and approve to cancel December 5th and 19th Fiscal Court meetings and approve December 12th as the next meeting.

 

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Wesley Hodges, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the board to be held Thursday, November 7th, at 5:00 p.m. at the Central Office in Munfordville. Items on the agenda include: Executive Closed Session for discussion of discipline (Student Hearing) and Action on Executive Session.

 

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

General Election - Hart County - 2nd Cong. Dist.

In Tuesday night's General Election results:

In the Governor's Race - Matthew G. Bevin 3143 to Andy Beshear's 1997 and John Hicks received 116 votes.

For Secretary of State - Michael G. Adams 3220 and heather French Henry received 1959 votes.

For Attorney General - Daniel Cameron received 3508, while Gregory D. Stumbo received 1674 votes.

In the race for Auditor of Public Accounts - Mike Harmon with 3262 votes, Sheri Donahue with 1633 and Kyle Hugenberg with 141 votes.

For State Treasurer - Allison Ball received 3466 votes, while Michael Bowman received 1660.

In the race for Commissioner of Agriculture - Ryan F. Quarles 3466, Robert Haley Conway 1519 and Josh Gilpin received 138 votes.

 

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

E-town crash leads to arrest

A Sunday morning crash in Elizabethtown has led to an arrest. According to Elizabethtown Police, a call was received that a crash had occurred on Nicholas Ridge Road. Police located 39 year-old Michael Lyons and a woman walking down a street. They advised police that they had left the crash scene where a parked vehicle had been struck. Michael Lyons was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal mischief, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid. He was taken to the Hardin County Detention Center and released on an unsecured bond.

 

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Fort Campbell soldier arrested

A Fort Campbell soldier has been arrested for online enticement charges. Authorities say 35 year-old Jasper Smith thought he was talking to a 13 year-old girl on line, but it turned out to be an undercover officer.  The conversation ended when Jasper allegedly rented a motel room where he was supposed to meet up with the girl.  When Smith was arrested, officers allegedly found child porn pictures and videos on his computer. Smith is being held without bond in the Warren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested after traffic stop

A Glasgow man has been arrested after a traffic stop.  Glasgow Police conducted a traffic stop Saturday on Happy Valley Road where they discovered a driver had multiple arrest warrants. Police say Cody Holley also tried to conceal drugs inside his vehicle. Holley was arrested and charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense; tampering with physical evidence, failure to give a proper signal, no registration receipt, no registration plates, careless driving, and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first offense. He was also served with the warrants and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Hodges elected as Metcalfe County Sheriff

It was an emotional night in the sheriff's race in Metcalfe County.  After months of speculation in Metcalfe County, Lonnie Hodges was elected as sheriff in Tuesday night's election.  Hodges took the office after former Sheriff Ricky Brooks died earlier this year.  Earlier in the year, there was controversy as the Republican party of Metcalfe County chose their candidate to be Charles Costello. Metcalfe County Clerk Carol Chaney says the process took a considerable amount of time as votes were tabulated slowly with six write-in candidates, including Hodges.

 

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Cave City Councilman arrested

A Cave City councilman has been arrested after allegedly threatening a police officer. In an incident that occurred on Saturday, Cave City Police Officers attempted to serve a warrant on Joseph Davidson at a home on Northside Estates. Donnie Davidson, the father of Joseph Davidson, answered the door and told the officer he could go to the front if he needed to talk with him. The warrant says police could see Joseph inside the residence. Donnie Davidson told the officer he had no right on his property and returned inside the home, shutting the door. Davidson was arrested on charges of menacing and terroristic threatening.  Donnie Davidson was taken to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested on drug charges

Carrie Helen Canady, 40, of Glasgow, was arrested on Friday by Glasgow Police officers after they responded to a residence along Quail Ridge Circle in reference to a drug complaint. Candy denied police officers consent to search her residence, but after obtaining a search warrant, officers located methamphetamine and various other drug paraphernalia. Canady was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, greater than 2 grams of methamphetamine (first degree, second offense), trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces (fist offense), second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance less than 20 grams (first offense, drug unspecified), third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, less than 20 grams (first offense, drug unspecified) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Canady was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center where she is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Bowling Green pursuit leads to arrest

A Nashville woman was arrested on multiple charges Monday including possession of heroin, after a h9igh speed pursuit. Kentucky State Police says Amber Will was speeding on I-65 South around the 31 mile marker and when pulled over, told the trooper that the vehicle belonged to her boyfriend and there was no valid insurance on the car. Will also produced a suspended KY ID card. As the trooper walked back to the cruiser, Will drove away and exited I-65 at mile marker 22 and got back on I-65 North. She then exited at the 26 mile marker and traveled on a dead end road. Will was arrested on charges including: first-degree wanton endangerment, first degree fleeing or evading police and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), first offense. Will was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Glasgow woman arrested for forgery

A 36 year-old Glasgow woman has been arrested on forgery charges. The Barren County Sheriff's Office says Deborah Gonzales arrived at the sheriff's office with an affidavit of forgery from South Central Bank for a check. Attached to the affidavit was a check that was written to Janette Bartley. The check was signed by Jannette and cashed at South Central Bank in Glasgow. Contact was made with Bartley who came to the sheriff's office. Bartley admitted to police that she had written and signed the check before cashing it, and that she had been working for the victim. Bartley was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, 2nd degree (identify) and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Hardin County Grand Jury indictment

A Vine Grove woman has been indicted by a Hardin County grand jury.  48 year-old April Blair was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment – one count for placing the person in a vehicle she struck in danger as well as two children in her vehicle who were under the age of 10, following a crash that occurred in September.  She was also indicted for first offense driving under the influence of intoxicants and failure to produce an insurance card.

 

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

City of Cave City closed on Veteran's Day

The City of Cave City will be closed Monday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day. Cave City garbage will be picked up on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

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Monday, November 4th, 2019

New Ownership for A. F. Crow & Son

Almost all the staff faces at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home and the name are remaining the same, but the business that has been in Glasgow for 91 years was under new ownership as of Friday. The former owner, Follis Crow - technically Aubrey Follis Crow III - has retired, but has promised and emphasized that A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home will continue to provide excellent service with care and compassion, as it always has. The new owner is Morris Family Homes, the parent company for now six funeral homes, including Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro and Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford. The husband and wife team of Nathan and Megan Morris are the co-owners of that company, he being president and she vice president.

 

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Monday, November 4th, 2019

City of Cave City special called meeting

The City of Cave City regular (special) called meeting will be held at Council Chambers - City Hall Monday, November 4th, at 5:00 p.m. Items on the agenda include: Financial: Restaurant and Transient Room tax Collection for October and Cash Analysis for October and resolution for road air funds.

 

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Friday, November 1st, 2019

Two critically injured in crash

A two-vehicle crash Thursday night sent two people by air methods to a Louisville Hospital. Vine Grove Police say the crash occurred at the intersection of Rogersville Road and Ky. 313 - Joe Prather Highway. The two people transported by Air Methods from the crash scene both were in the vehicle driving on Joe Prather. In all, there were nine people in both vehicles. Those transported were extricated from the vehicle and were adults with critical injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

 

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Friday, November 1st, 2019

E-town man arrested for stalking

An Elizabethtown man has been arrested after attempting to run a vehicle off the road.  The Hardin County Sheriff's Office say 43 year-old Kenny Sandfer has been charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after he reportedly had been stalking a woman. Sandfer made an attempt to run the woman off the road, while her two children were inside the vehicle Wednesday night. Sandfer was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center and is scheduled to appear in Hardin District Court November 8th.

 

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Friday, November 1st, 2019

Radcliff man killed on Indiana Interstate

A single vehicle crash in Jackson County, Indiana, has claimed the life of a Radcliff man. The crash occurred Wednesday on Interstate 65.  According to Indiana State Police, 53 year-old Robert O. Bell, of Radcliff, was driving

a 2005 Freightliner semi and trailer near Seymour, Indiana, when the vehicle left the roadway. Bell was transported by EMS to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, where he was pronounced dead.  According to police, Bell was on the phone prior to the crash and the person to which he was speaking indicated Bell was experiencing a medical emergency.

 

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Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Friday night area highschool football

Friday night will wind up the football season. Caverna Colonels will be on the road taking on Fort Knox at 6:30 p.m. Hart County Raiders will entertain Grayson County at 7:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 WLOC with Gary Gardner for the pregame show at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Thursday, October 31st, 2019

LIHEAP Subsidy to begin November 4th

Community Action of Southern Kentucky will begin the “Subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on November 4, 2019.  The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. Community Action of Southern Kentucky stands ready to help!

Last Year, 418 households of Hart County received financial assistance from the LIHEAP Subsidy component.

A household shall be considered to be eligible for LIHEAP subsidy when the household meets the basic eligibility criteria:

·         Makes and completes an application

·         Be responsible for home energy costs, directly or as an undesignated portion of their  rent;

·         Have a combined household income, for the calendar month prior to the month of application, not in excess of 130% of the federal poverty level as listed in the Income Eligibility Guidelines;

·         Live in Kentucky when the application is made and apply in the county of residence; and

·         Not have liquid resources in excess of $2,000 or $3,000 if at least one person in the household is 60 years old or disabled, ($4,000 if resources are being used for living expenses due to catastrophic illness).

Applications will be taken in alphabetic order based on the first letter of the head of household’s last name at convenient Community Action offices, where applicants may also pick up the letter day schedule. Applicants must bring the following information to apply:

1.   Most recent heating bill or verification from landlord that the heating expenses are included in rent

2.   Social Security card or Permanent Resident card (Green Card) for each member of the household.

3.   Proof of household (all members) income for the preceding month.

Applicants are encouraged to apply at the location nearest to them in their county of residence.   Days, hours of operation, locations and telephone numbers are listed below:

Hart County Community Service Office

509 AA Whitman Lane, Munfordville, KY 42765

Ph: 270-524-0224       Fax: 270-524-7719

 

Monday                       8:00 – 4:00

Tuesday                       8:00 – 5:00

Wednesday                 8:00 – 4:00

Thursday                     8:00 – 4:00

Friday                          8:00 – 4:00

           

The benefit amount that each household receives will be based on its level of poverty and the type of fuel used for heating. All eligible households will receive a benefit, although the benefit amount may not pay the household’s entire fuel bill. Benefits will be made payable to the household’s primary or secondary heating fuel vendor. For more information, go to www.casoky.org.

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Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Barren County Grand Jury indictments

A Barren County Grand Jury has returned numerous recent indictments. They include:

* Michelle D. Thompson, 37, of Horse Cave.

* Dustin C. Berryman, 36, of Summer Shade.

* Christie G. Creek, 45, of Glasgow.

* Ricky W. Hodge, 48, of Glasgow.

* Shannon M. McGuire, 33, of Glasgow.

* Leo R. Wodrich, 26, of Glasgow.

* Matthew W. Hicks, 35, of Smiths Grove.

* Michael E. Johnson, 33, of Cave City.

* Andre D. Wesson, 29, of Glasgow.

* Daniel B. Depp, 38, of Glasgow.

* Jordan K. Johnson, 28, of Glasgow.

* Vickie L. Huff, 28, of Glasgow.

* Francisco A. Pascual, 34, of Glasgow.

* Carlie W. Key, 81, of Glasgow.

* Justin K. Hammer, 28, of Glasgow.

* Dedontae S. Morrison, 22, of Glasgow.

* Tony M. Rice, 40, of Munfordville.

* Erb A. Roution, 46, of Greensburg.

* Donald L. Booker, 45, of Smiths Grove.

* Ralph S. McCandless, 44, of Glasgow.

* Lori R. Ford, 40, of Edmonton.

* Troy D. LeCroy, 28, of Glasgow.

* Christopher J. Westbrook, 47, of Cave City.

* Andrew W. Olin, 33, of Glasgow.

* Jodi M. Akers, 28, of Glasgow.

* James T. Bray, 29, of Glasgow.

* Melinda C. Abner, 26, of Glasgow.

* Rodrix J. Brooks, 38, of Glasgow.

And John B. Daniels, 49, of Cave City.

 

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Woman arrested after traffic stop

A traffic stop in Glasgow leads to a woman's arrest on drug charges. Police say Rachel Polston, of Caneyville, was stopped on Happy Valley Road. Officials say Polston had a glass pipe, with suspected methamphetamine. She is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to produce insurance. Polston was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Election coverage on Studio 101

Voters will head to the polls Tuesday, November 5th, for the General Election. Heading the ballot will be the governor's race as Republican Governor Matt Bevin will go up against the democratic candidate, Andy Beshear. John Hicks is also on the ballot for governor. For Secretary of State, Republic Michael G. Adams is challenging Democratic Candidate Heather French Henry. In the race for Attorney General, Republican Daniel Cameron will take on Gregory D. Stumbo, the democratic candidate. In the race for Auditor of Public Accounts, Incumbent Republican candidate Mike Harmon will go up against democratic candidate Sheri Donahue and Libertarian Kyle Hugenberg. For the office of State Treasurer, Allison Ball on the Republican side will challenge Democratic candidate Micheal Bowman. And for Commissioner of Agriculture, Republican Ryan F. Quarles, Democrat Robert Haley Conway and Libertarian Josh Gilpin will be in the running. Hart County Clerk's Office has these reminders for this year's election. Absentee voting is underway in the Clerk's Office. Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Studio 101 - WLOC will broadcast local live election coverage beginning at 6:00 p.m. from the Hart County Courthouse.

 

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Drug complaint leads to arrest

A drug complaint in Glasgow has led to the arrest of one man. According to a police report, officers made contact with a homeowner at a residence on Lexington Drive Monday where a strong odor of marijuana was detected. While officers attempted to obtain a search warrant, another man, David T. Franklin, who lives at the home, ran inside the residence, attempting to destroy evidence. Franklin was arrested and charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (second or greater offense; greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine); obstruction/interference with an officer; tampering with physical evidence and drug paraphernalia buy/possess.  Franklin was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Guilty verdict in murder cases

A Hardin County Grand Jury has convicted a West Virginia man on two counts of murder. It took the jury less than an hour Monday afternoon to reach a verdict for 37 year-old Shawn Welsh, of West Virginia. The verdict also includes guilty on two counts of first-degree assault, first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), receiving stolen property, less than $10,000 and first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle. He is also regarded as a first-degree persistent felony offender. On October 20th, 2018, Welsh was fleeing from police in a 21 mile chase that ended when he crashed into a Honda Accord at the intersection of Battle Training Road and U.S. 31-W in Elizabethtown. 18 year-old Jacob Barber and 17 year-old Katarina Peeters were killed in the crash.  Two other teens were seriously injured. Welsh was sentenced to four life sentences. Formal sentencing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. December 10th in Hardin Circuit Court.

 

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Teacher pleads not guilty

The Barren County Middle School teacher charged with rape and sexual abuse has pled not guilty at his arraignment. His preliminary hearing is November 7th at 2:30 p.m. The Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to a sexual abuse allegation at the Barren County Middle School Friday around 1:00 p.m. Deputies say when they arrived, a 13 year-old Female confirmed sexual contact had been made between her and 27 year-old William Kyle Gardner, a teacher at Barren County Middle School. According to the arrest citation, the female juvenile was taken to the Child Advocacy Center where it was confirmed through an interview that Gardner had, on at least five occasions, had sexual contact with the child. Deputies say Gardner was later brought to the Barren County Sheriff's Office where an interview was conducted. He admitted to having sexual intercourse with the juvenile on three different occasions. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Munfordville awarded $108,725 in funding

During Monday’s presentation at Munfordville City Hall, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $108,725 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on East Center Street, Mill Street, Caldwell Street and Munford Avenue. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures. The investment supports Gov. Matt Bevin’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.

“The Bevin Administration continues to focus on taking care of what we have at both the state and local level to address critical infrastructure needs that improve safety and support job creation and retention,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “This funding builds upon existing transportation investments and allows the Cabinet to collaborate with local governments to identify projects that will have a large impact in communities.”

Munfordville Mayor John Johnson identified these roads as being among the most critical in the city.

“We appreciate the award of discretionary municipal funds from Gov. Bevin for improving our city streets,” said Mayor Johnson. “We are proud of our city. With these improvements, we can continue making Munfordville a better place to live, work and play.

Projects submitted to the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid for discretionary fund consideration were evaluated by the KYTC district staff to assess the condition of roads and determine the most critical needs based on factors such as safety, economic impact, and traffic volumes.

“This is great news for the people of Munfordville,” said Sen. Steve Meredith. “These resurfacing projects will have a noticeable impact on the community and I look forward to their completion. I’d like to thank the Governor for working with the general assembly to ensure that our local improvements are secured.”

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

County Taxpayer's Notice

The 2019 County Property Tax Bills have been mailed to Hart County residents. Property taxes can be paid beginning Friday, November 1st. And from November 1st through 30th, property owners can receive the 2% discount. Face amount will be due December 1st through December 31st. And penalties will apply after January 1st, 2020. Property tax bills may be paid at the Hart County Sheriff's Office at their new location on Main Street in Munfordville or make your payment at hartcountysheriff.com by credit or debit card.

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Daylight Savings Time nears

Daylight Savings Time will end officially Sunday morning, November 3rd, at 2:00 a.m. That means it's time to turn the clocks back one hour as we fall back. One suggestion is to turn clocks back Saturday night before retiring to bed. It's also an opportunity to check batteries in smoke alarms.

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Complaint leads to arrest in Edmonton

An Edmonton man has been arrested following a complaint. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint Saturday along A. H. Boston Road, regarding weapons.  Police say 49 year-old William W. Flickner had been involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, who left and went to a nearby residence. Flickner attempted to forcefully remove her from the residence and also struck another person's vehicle with a

wooden board, causing damage.  The owner of the residence retrieved a pistol and fired three shots into the ground.  Flickner left the property but was later located and charged with first-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree assault.  He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Man arrested after fleeing accident scene 

A man who fled the scene of an accident in Bowling Green is now behind bars. The Bowling Green Police Department responded to a collision Sunday morning involving a pedestrian on the 2100 block of Nashville Road.

Police say the victim had been walking on the side of the roadway when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. The victim suffered substantial injuries and was immediately flown to Vanderbilt Hospital.  After further investigation, officers located the suspected vehicle with damage consistent with the crash. The owner of the vehicle, 20-year-old Landon May, was arrested and charged with assault, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI.  He was transported and lodged in the Warren County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Middle School teacher makes court appearance

A Barren County Middle School teacher accused of having sexual encounters with a 13-year-old female student, appeared in Barren District Court on Monday for arraignment.  27 year-old William K. Gardner, of Glasgow, was arrested Saturday morning after being interviewed by police. Gardner admitted to having sexual contact with the female juvenile on three occasions. Gardner requested to have an appointed lawyer. District Judge Gabe

Pendleton complied and set a new date for a hearing for next week.  Gardner is charged with three counts of second-degree rape with no force; five counts of first-degree sexual abuse; and one count of tampering with physical evidence.  Gardner remains lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Numerous shoplifting arrests in E-town

More than 20 people have been arrested on shoplifting charges in Elizabethtown. The Elizabethtown Police Department reported details Monday morning during a news conference of numerous arrests last week. It involved the work of 10 EPD officers, two patrol sergeants and 12 local businesses. The  amount of items reportedly stolen was over $1,900.  In addition to the 22 people who were arrested, six were given citations, two committed trespassing offenses and one person has a pending warrant. Three people cited were juveniles. Officials say communication between police and the businesses was conducted through WhatsApp, a messaging application, allowing Elizabethtown's Police Department dispatch system to focus on other calls.

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Unlawful imprisonment arrest in Metcalfe County

A Metcalfe County man has been arrested on Unlawful Imprisonment charges.  Sheriff Lonnie Hodges says Mack Webb had several warrants out for his arrest.  Webb was taken into custody at a residence on Walker Road in Summer Shade Monday afternoon. Sheriff Hodges discovered Webb was also holding a woman there against her will and that the woman had also been assaulted. Webb was transported to the Barren County Jail, facing numerous charges including two counts of assault and unlawful imprisonment.

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Nearly $3700 raised during Clothes for Kids auction

The annual Clothes for Kids Fall Radio Auction brought in nearly $3700. WLOC would like to thank everyone who donated and volunteered to make the auction a success.  The total amount raised was $3,694.75. Proceeds benefit the nine family resource centers in Hart County and Caverna School systems.  Donations may be given anytime throughout the year: Mail your monetary donations to: WLOC  P.O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749.

 

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

A 46 year-old Glasgow man has been arrested on drug charges. After investigating drug activity, the Barren River Drug Task Force, with assistance from the Glasgow Police Department and the Barren County Sheriff's Department, executed a search warrant Saturday afternoon at a residence on Wells Rd. in Glasgow. Detectives recovered a large amount of crystal meth, cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills, a handgun and cash at the residence.  46 year-old James H. Kingery was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 2nd offence - methamphetamine, Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree - cocaine, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, endangering the welfare of a minor, trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces, possession of a controlled substance1st degree, 2nd offence and possession of drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Hart County Raider Band 7th in State

Congratulations to the Hart County Raider Marching Band... they ended up 7th in the state after performing Saturday during the Kentucky Music Educators Association Marching Band Championship in Bowling Green.  The band competed in Class 2-A which was won by Beechwood High School.

Hart County's marching band moves on to compete in the Tri-State-Championship in two weeks.  That contest will be held in Miamisburg, Ohio.  Hart County is the reigning class A tri-state champion.  The band was moved up from class single A and will compete this year in class 2A.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

BCMS teacher arrested

A Barren County Middle School teacher has been arrested and accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.  27 year-old William K. Gardner was arrested Saturday and charged with rape, sexual abuse and tampering with evidence.  According to a Facebook post by the Barren County School district, school officials were notified on Friday of an inappropriate relationship between Gardner and a student. School officials say they take the allegations ‘extremely seriously’ and are fully cooperating with authorities. Gardner is currently being held on a $75,000 bond at the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Fatal collision in Tompkinsville

Kentucky State Police investigated a fatal collision Friday morning in Tompkinsville. KSP says 52 year-old Melissa Nelson struck the rear end of a dump truck on KY 163 around 6:24 a.m. as the driver, 35 year-old Nicholas Cunningham, also of Tompkinsville, was stopped to make a left hand turn into J. Stephens Construction. KSP says Nelson was not wearing her seat belt and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Monroe County Coroner. Cunningham was uninjured and was wearing a seat belt.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Drug buy leads to Bowling Green arrest

A Bowling Green man was arrested Thursday after a Warren County Drug Task Force investigation.  46 year-old Larry D. Waddell was arrested after police discovered a controlled drug buy on Adams Street in Bowling Green. Waddell was charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces), and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Warren County Jail.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Three arrested on drug charges

There people were arrested on drug charges Thursday by Glasgow police.  Officer Wesley Hicks conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 44 year-old Chasity Stewart, of Cave City. After a search of the vehicle, Stewart was arrested and charged with failure to dim headlights, failure to produce insurance card, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.  23 year-old Hallie M. Jones, also of Cave City, was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and probation violation for felony offense.  27 year-old James D. Wyatt, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense, methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and was served with active arrest warrants.  All three were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Bowling Green man injured in altercation

A Bowling Green man has been injured after an altercation Sunday morning at the Capitol Arts Center. Bowling Green Police responded to the Arts Center around 1:00 a.m. and found a man with substantial facial injuries sustained during a fight. Police say the fight appeared to be alcohol related. The victim was identified as 36-year-old Sean Packett. He was taken to Vanderbilt Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  The suspects in the fight have not been identified because they were wearing Halloween costumes during the time of the assault. An investigation is continuing.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Three arrested for drug trafficking

The Bowling Green - Warren County Drug Task Force and KSP have made several arrests following a drug trafficking investigation.  Police say they made a controlled drug buy on Tuesday from 29-year-old Geneva Johnson, of Bowling Green and during surveillance Johnson allegedly obtained meth from her supplier, 40-year-old Robert Smith of Bowling Green. 20-year-old Alexander Chant, of Peoria, Arizona, was with her when she was stopped.  Johnson was arrested Tuesday and charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st Degree (methamphetamine), Trafficking in a controlled substance, 3rd Degree, (Xanax); and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Robert Smith was charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st Degree, (Meth); Trafficking in Marijuana, Less Than 8oz, and Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon.  Alexander Chant was charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st Degree, (Meth). All three were lodged in the Warren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Transportation Cabinet funding announcement in Munfordville

A  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) official will be in attendance at Munfordville City Hall Monday, October 28th to make a transportation funding announcement. Gray Tomblyn II, Commissioner of the KYTC Department of Rural & Municipal Aid will be at City Hall at 4 p.m. for the announcement of funding.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Bonnieville awarded $53,036 in pavement funds

During Friday’s presentation at Bonnieville City Hall, a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) official announced $53,036 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on Bonn Drive and Creek Road. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures. The City of Bonnieville is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the city for the projects.

 

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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Friday night area high school football

In Friday night's area high school football action:  Larue County defeated Hart County 45 to 14. Fulton County defeated Caverna 47 to 0, Green County over Metcalfe County in overtime 14 to 6, Glasgow defeated Casey County 21 to 14, Meade County over Barren County 42 to 12, Edmonson County 13 to Clinton County 0 and Taylor over Adair County 31 to 20.

 

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Friday, October 25th, 2019

Cave City man injured in crash

The Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident with injury on Mammoth Cave Road. 50 year-old Danny Hatcher, of Cave City, was operating a 1999 Ford pickup westbound when he stated that the sun obstructed his vision causing him to cross the center line and travel off the roadway striking a tree. Hatcher was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt University for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. BCSO was assisted on scene by Barren Metcalfe EMS, Cave City Police Department and the Cave City Fire Department.

 

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Friday, October 25th, 2019

KYTC funding announcement in Bonnieville

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) official will be in attendance at Bonnieville City Hall Friday at 12 noon to make a transportation funding announcement. Mark Welch of the KYTC Department of Rural & Municipal Aid will be in attendance.

 

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Friday, October 25th, 2019

Traffic Advisory: KY 218 & KY 335 in Hart County (Horse Cave to I-65)

Railroad crossing reconstruction by CSX will require closure of KY 218 in Horse Cave just to the West of US 31W on Monday and Tuesday (October 28th and 29th). The crew is expediting work to finish within the two day window. When work on the KY 218 crossing is complete, work will take place on the KY 335 crossing between Horse Cave and Cave City. Depending on completion of the first crossing, closure of KY 335 is expected to be either Wednesday and Thursday (October 29th and 30th) or Thursday and Friday (October 30th and 31st).

For the KY 218 closure, truck traffic from I-65 is being directed to Cave City and proceed to the industrial district via US 31W. Local traffic is encouraged to use KY 335.

For the KY 335 closure, motorists will use US 31W and/or KY 218 as a detour route.

Signs are posted along these routes to alert traffic about upcoming work. Detour signs will also be posted during the closure.


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Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Arrest made in Bowling Green shooting

Bowling Green Police have arrested a man in connection to a shooting that took place Sunday. According to a news release, 27 year-old Jamin K. Pewett was involved in a shooting at Hilltop Club Apartments. Pewett supposedly shot 22 year-old Christopher Wilkinson in the leg after a brief argument. Pewett was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. An investigation into the shooting is continuing.

 

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Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Trial date set for accused murderer

A trial date has been set for a man accused in the slaying of 32 year-old Christopher Walker, of Glasgow. In Barren Circuit Court Monday, 49 year-old David Pons had his murder trial slated for September 15-18th of 2020. A pretrial hearing was also scheduled for June 15th, 2020. Pons was arrested April 27th after Walker was found dead from apparent gunshot wounds outside a residence along Park City-Glasgow Road. Walker was found inside a vehicle at the residence along with Pon's wife, Melinda Pons, who was discovered unconscious by authorities. David Pons claimed self-defense while being taken into custody. He was indicted on one count of murder and first-degree wanton endangerment and remains lodged in the Barren County Detention Center in lieu of $500,000 bond.

 

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Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Teen survivors of deadly car crash testify

15 year-old Macie McMillen, a John Hardin High School sophomore, testified Wednesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court. She and classmate Cameron Brown survived the Oct. 20th, 2018, crash that killed two of their friends. Brown also testified Wednesday as the murder trial began. Shawn Welsh, accused of murder in the death of two teens last year, sat Wednesday afternoon between two of his attorneys as he listened to testimony. Former Meade County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Casey was one of three people to testify Wednesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court as a double murder trial began. Two teenagers who survived a car crash that killed two of their friends last October, testified Wednesday afternoon they were driving around waiting to return to John Hardin High School to attend a dance when their vehicle was struck.

Macie McMillen, 15, a John Har­din sophomore, and Cameron Brown, 17, a junior, said they each were talking with Katarina Peeters, 17, shortly before a violent crash on U.S. 31W on the south end of Radcliff. A stolen Silverado truck driven by Shawn Welsh, 37, of Mar­ion, West Virginia, was traveling in the southbound emergency lane and slammed into the Honda Accord being driven by Jacob Barber, 18.

Barber and Peeters died in the Oct. 20, 2018, crash that occurred at about 8:30 p.m.

Welsh is charged with two counts of murder; two counts of first-degree assault; first-degree persistent felony offender; receiving stolen property more than $500; first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle; and first-degree possession of methamphetamine. He was uninjured in the crash and was apprehended by police shortly after leaving his vehicle.

Peeters was a John Hardin High School senior and Barber, who had attended the school, had received his Hardin County High School diploma a week before he died.

Welsh was accompanied in the Silverado by his girlfriend, Laura Neville, 37, of Morgan­town, West Virginia. She is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and also was charged on a fugitive warrant. She remains in jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. She is scheduled for trial in January.

Kentucky State Police has handled the crash investigation.  If convicted of murder, Welsh could spend the rest of his life in prison.

 

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Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Scottsville man sentenced on murder charges

The sentencing phase for the Scottsville man convicted of killing and raping a 7 year-old girl in 2015 started in Allen Circuit Court Wednesday morning. Timothy Madden appeared in the Allen County Judicial Center before Judge Janet Crocker. The Commonwealth's Attorney started the day by questioning Kentucky State Police Detective Wes Medley. he provided the commonwealth with details about the day of Gabbi Doolin's murder. Leading up to a break for lunch, the court heard testimony from the forensic analyst who found DNA matching Madden on Doolin's body. Tim Adams with KSP took the stand after a break for lunch. He said Madden admitted to being at the football game that night playing hide and go seek with children. Sergeant Adam Morgan with KSP said once they identified Madden as a person of interest they went to his house where he admitted to taking a bath when he got home. In the tub, police found a pink fiber similar to clothing Gabbi Doolin was wearing. A witness at the game stated she saw Gabbi Doolin playing with two other girls during the football game. She said the girls went to play hide and seek and came back saying they couldn't find Gabbi. She added one of the girls playing with Gabbi was Madden's daughter. Judge Janet Crocker accepted the commonwealth's recommendation and sentenced Madden to life in prison without parole. On August 24th, Madden had pleaded guilty to Gabbi Doolin's murder and kidnapping and entered an Alford plea for rape and sodomy.

 

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Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Nine Metcalfe County Grand Jury Indictments

Nine indictments have been returned by the Metcalfe County Grand Jury.

* Patrick J. Rowe, 33, of Edmonton, on one count of 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

* Adam R. Azar, 33, of Jamestown, on one count of 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), and one count of 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl).

* Douglas K. Pennycuff, 62, of Albany, was indicted on one count of 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, 3rd or more offense.

* Jonathan W. Greer, 38, of Glasgow, on one count of receiving stolen property $500 or more but less than $10,000, and one count of obscuring the identity of a machine or other property $500 or more but less than $10,000).

* Christopher D. Hollingsworth, 44, of Edmonton, was indicted on one count of 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

* April D. McCoy, 38, of Edmonton, was indicted on one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

* Adam B. Cook, 33, of Edmonton, on one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, 3rd or more offense).

* James E. Vibbert, 42, of Edmonton, on one count of tampering with physical evidence, one count of public intoxication, and one count of 2nd degree persistent felony offender.

* Jerry R. Roscoe, 26, of Edmonton, was indicted on one count of 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

 

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Friday night area high school football action

Caverna Colonels will entertain Fulton County at 7:00 p.m. 

Hart County Raiders will travel to take on Larue County at 7:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 and Gary Gardner for the pregame show beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency are partnering on Saturday to encourage citizens to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely for the 'National Drug Take Back Day'. For the first time, they will be accepting vaping devices and cartridges at any drop off location during 'National Take Back Day.' These devices cannot contain lithium ion batteries. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there was at least 1,479 lung injury cases reported across every state but Alaska, all connecting to the use of e-cigarette or vaping products. Thirty-three deaths from these products have been confirmed nationally. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at 16 locations throughout the state.

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Trial set in two teen deaths

A little more than a year after two Elizabethtown teenagers were killed in a car crash following a Halloween event at John Hardin High School, the man charged with causing their deaths and seriously injuring two other teens will stand trial.  Jury selection has begun in Hardin Circuit Court for the case against 37 year-old Shawn Welsh, of Marion, West Virginia. While fleeing from police Oct. 20, 2018, Welsh is charged with crashing a stolen Chevrolet Silverado into a Honda Accord, killing 18 year-old Jacob Barber and 17 year-old Katarina Peeters at the intersection of U.S. 31W and Battle Training Road. Barber and Peeters were pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office.

Welsh is charged with two counts of murder; two counts of first-degree assault; first-degree persistent felony offender; receiving stolen property more than $500; first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle; and first-degree possession of methamphetamine. If convicted of murder, Welsh could spend the rest of his life in prison. Welsh reportedly traveled 21 miles in 18 minutes, passing through residential areas in Vine Grove and Radcliff and eventually onto U.S. 31W.

A passenger in the Silverado, 37 year-old Laura Neville, of Morgantown, West Virginia, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and also was charged on a fugitive warrant. She remains held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. She is scheduled for trial in January.  Welsh is in the Hardin County facility on a $1 million cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Two arrested after drug complaint in Barren County

A drug complaint in Barren County has led to the arrests of two men. Glasgow Police responded to a drug complaint at Little Acres Trailer Park. Police received consent to search a residence where they found methamphetamine, syringes and a glass pipe. Scotty Bryant and James McCandless were arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both men were lodged in

the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Complaint leads to two arrests

A complaint from the Travel Inn in Cave City has led to the arrests of two women. Officer David Lunz responded to Travel Inn Sunday where he made contact with a man and woman. Police discovered that Ruby Waters had an active warrant and was placed under arrest. Inside the apartment, various drug paraphernalia was located.  Crystal Jent was arrested for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st Offense. (Methamphetamine) and Trafficking in Marijuana.  Waters and Jent were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.  

 

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

A man was arrested at Country Hearth Inn in Bowling Green after a reported domestic violence incident involving strangulation.  Police responded to a disturbance call concerning room 211 at the Inn, where a caller stated he could see a man holding a woman by the t-shirt and heard sounds of a struggle. The female told police she and a man named Stephen Newman, had been using marijuana and that when Newman awoke he attacked her and tried to strangle her. She was able to escape from Newman into the hallway.  Newman was taken to The Medical Center for treatment and arrested and charged with first degree strangulation, first degree unlawful imprisonment, second degree unlawful transaction with a minor, fourth degree assault (domestic violence), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Warren County Detention Center.