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Thursday July 29th, 2021

Hart County Board of Education meeting

During Tuesday night's special called Hart County Board of Education meeting, guidance was established for virus protocol as the new year gets set to begin August 11th. As of the time of the meeting, the district is recommending - not requiring - the usage of masks by students K through 12 who have not been vaccinated and by any staff member not vaccinated.  Masks will be required on buses because of President Joe Biden‘s public transportation mandate. Additional back to school plan information will be released early next week. Governor Andy Beshear reissued a mandate Wednesday afternoon for face coverings in all state government buildings beginning today. The governor made recommendations for schools earlier this week but stopped short Wednesday afternoon of specifically mentioning schools in the updated mandate.

In speaking with a Hart County Schools administrator late Wednesday, is was made clear even though a decision was presented at the Tuesday night board of education meeting, depending on recommendations and/or requirements from governing authorities, the plan is subject to change as virus data is updated and as guidance is issued by the Kentucky Department of Education and the Barren River Area District Health Department.

 

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Thursday July 29th, 2021

Hart County man arrested on multiple charges

The Hart County Sheriff's Office received information concerning a man growing marijuana plants on Liberty Schoolhouse Road. After executing a search warrant at the home of John Wayne Gardner Tuesday, authorities located 3 marijuana plants, methamphetamine, items used for manufacture methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and stolen road signs.  John Wayne Gardner was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Cultivating Marijuana less than five plants, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors, along with Receiving Stolen Property and Possession of Marijuana. Gardner was arrested and lodged in Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday July 28th, 2021

Speeding motorcyclist faces felony charges

An Indiana man speeding 139mph on a motorcycle through Hart County faces multiple felony charges.  Kentucky State Police say they clocked and then chased 38-year-old Jeremy D. Pieratt Friday afternoon along sound bound I-65. Pieratt fled officers trying to perform the traffic stop, weaving in and out of traffic, even passing on roadway shoulders. He stopped, surrendered, was arrested and charged with three felonies: first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police. Traffic charges include speeding, reckless driving and driving on a suspended/revoked license, along with non-moving violations. Pieratt was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday July 28th, 2021

Man killed on Hwy 70 after being struck by vehicles

A man was killed on KY 70 in Hiseville Monday night.  Around 9:30 p.m., the Barren County Sheriff's Department responded to a location just east of the intersection of KY 70 and KY 740 and found 26-year-old Allen Johnson, of Glasgow, ejected from a minibike. He had been struck by two vehicles and was pronounced dead at the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates Johnson swerved, causing him to fall from the mini bike.  An unknown vehicle traveling behind, struck Johnson in the roadway and fled the scene. A second vehicle struck Johnson, which was driven by 60-year-old Terry Walls, of Liberty. Kentucky State Police is assisting the Barren County Sheriff's Department in the investigation.  Authorities are still searching the unknown vehicle.

 

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Tuesday July 27th, 2021

Woman kills man with BB gun

Bowling Green Police are investigating the shooting death of a man found on Cherry Way Saturday. Police received a call from a resident in the 300 block of Cherry Way where the resident said a man was passed out on the ground. The man had multiple wounds from a BB gun. He was taken to a Bowling Green Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Police identified the victim as 31-year-old Phillip Stewart. As of Sunday night, Alison Hargis was arrested and charged with murder. According to her citation, she shot the man several times with a BB gun, causing his death. Hargis also had six unrelated warrants for her arrest, according to police. Hargis is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday July 27th, 2021

Hodgenville police looking for wanted man

Hodgenville police are asking for public assistance in locating a man in violation of an emergency protective order.  They say William "Brian" Smith has three active warrants for his arrest.  Anyone with information on Smith's whereabouts should contact local law enforcement.

 

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Tuesday July 27th, 2021

Hodgenville man arrested for voyeurism

A Hodgenville man was caught taking voyeuristic pictures of a woman in Elizabethtown Monday afternoon.  Police responded to a complaint against 50-year-old Ismael Collado Diaz, who allegedly took his cell phone and place it between the woman's legs as she shopped at a business. According to an arrest citation, the woman felt something between her legs and when she looked down, she saw a phone and a hand.  A consensual search of the phone turned up a video of the woman but she claims a picture taken by the suspect had been deleted. Ismael Diaz is charged with voyeurism, which is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in prison. He is scheduled to appear in Hardin District Court.

 

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Tuesday July 27th, 2021

Voluntary critical training at Munfordville Elementary

The Hart County Sheriff's Department and other local law enforcement agencies provided critical training at Munfordville Elementary School on Monday.  The active shooter presentation was a voluntary session, attended by approximately 30 staff members. The program titled "Run, Hide and Fight" was reviewed by participants who were engaged by a mock shooter in the school.  Several staff members commented the training was a great benefit.  A post on the Hart County School's Facebook Page was met with dozens of positive comments by students' parents and others in the community expressing confidence and gratitude for the partnership between law enforcement and area schools.

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Monday July 26th, 2021

Columbia woman arrested in Glasgow

A Columbia woman was arrested on drug and traffic related charges Tuesday in Glasgow.  Officers responded to a reckless driver complaint and pulled over Kristen Pike near the intersection of Happy Valley Road and Veterans Outer Loop. Officer Trey Wyatt responded to the area of Happy Valley Rd and Veterans Outer Loop Tuesday in reference to a reckless driver complaint.
The vehicle was unable to maintain the lane of travel and began to cross the center line and crossed over the fog line. The vehicle continued to travel for approximately two minutes after Officer Wyatt initiated emergency equipment, finally coming to a stop on the shoulder of the roadway on Happy Valley Road. The operator was identified as Kristen Pike, of Columbia. Officer Wyatt requested a Standard Field Sobriety. Upon Pike stepping out of the vehicle, Officer Wyatt observed drug paraphernalia inside and asked Pike about it. Pike then leaned onto the seat and leaned back off the seat and the paraphernalia was gone. Pike was then detained based on suspicion of tampering with evidence. Officer Riffle arrived on scene and observed drug paraphernalia in the center console as well. Pike was then requested to perform Standard Field Sobriety Tests while Sergeant Houchens and Officer Riffle searched the car, based on probable cause from what was observed in plain view. Pike showed multiple clues of impairment during Standard Field Sobriety. While searching the vehicle, officers located the drug paraphernalia with clear crystal residue inside believed to be methamphetamine. Officers also located additional paraphernalia. While continuing to search the vehicle. officers located Narcan as well as a small baggie containing suspected methamphetamine. Pike was placed under arrest and transported to Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday July 23rd, 2021

Federal funding for small towns and cities

A long list of small towns and cities in Kentucky will be receiving federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.  More than $314 million in funding is being released, split into a pair of disbursements. Payments will arrive as soon as next week to offset costs related to COVID-19, including personal protective equipment, vaccination clinics, loss of revenue, payroll and other expenses. Kentucky's Department for Local Government (DLG) is tasked with distributing these funds. Each allocation is based on population. Eligible local governments will receive half of their total allocation now and the second half in spring or summer of next year. In Hart County, Bonnieville will receive $68,365 between the two payments.  Munfordville will receive a total of $429,612 and Horse Cave will receive a total of $627,975.

 

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Friday July 23rd, 2021

Grayson County man arrested at Five Star

A Grayson County man arrested at Five Star in Leitchfield on Wednesday is also wanted in Tennessee. Around 3:00 a.m., police responded to a report of a male subject behaving erratically outside of the store. They arrived and were told the subject left on a bicycle.  A short time later, officers found 55-year-old Jeffrey Kinser of Clarkson riding on South English Street. Kinser was in possession of methamphetamine and a syringe. He was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. When checking for outstanding warrants, a hit came from Sumner County, Tennessee for leading police on a pursuit in May of 2020.  Kinser is lodged in Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Friday July 23rd, 2021

Grayson County bridge work Monday

A project begins Monday on the KY 88 bridge at Iberia in Grayson County. Work will require reducing the bridge to one lane. Temporary signals will be activated to direct alternating one-way traffic until the project is complete. There is a 12' width clearance. Wider loads must utilize an alternate route. Short delays will be possible during the course of the project.

Work includes steel repairs below the bridge deck, painting and cleaning. The $1.03 million contract was awarded to Gulf Coast Contracting on February 26th and calls for completion by November 15th.

 

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Thursday July 22nd, 2021 

Mammoth Cave National Park will temporarily close the Green River Ferry on Today and Friday for mechanical work and to complete paving along Green River Ferry Road. In addition to the ferry closure, on Friday, Green River Ferry Road, Joppa Ridge Motor Trail, the Green River Ferry parking area and Echo River Springs Accessible Trail will be closed to the public while paving is completed. Normal operations are scheduled to return on Saturday.  For the most up to date information about the status for park roads visit us on our website: www.nps.gov/maca, follow our road status on Twitter: @MCNPRoadsFerry, or call the Ferry Hotline at: (270) 758-2166.

 

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Thursday July 22nd, 2021

Body of Hardin County man recovered

Nearly 24 hours after responding to a Kayaker in distress, rescue teams pulled a man's body from Freeman Lake Wednesday afternoon.  The victim is identified as 19-year-old Kenneth Robertson of Hardin County.  Dive crews located him in approximately 20 feet of water near where he was last seen calling for help on Tuesday afternoon. An Elizabethtown Police Spokesperson says Robertson had rented the Kayak from an on-site facility. The Kayak was retrieved shortly after Robertson was last seen. A life jacket was issued with the rental and was in the Kayak when it was retrieved. Authorities in boats and dive teams initially searched the lake immediately after arriving Tuesday until the early morning hours Wednesday. The search resumed around 11am with dive teams from Louisville Metro Police.   Officials say divers faced significant challenges of depth and visibility of the lake. It is unclear why Robertson exited the kayak. Family members and friends were on the lake as well Tuesday afternoon.  Robertson was a former Marine. Freeman Lake and Park has reopened.  The rental facility at the lake will remain closed until further notice.

 

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Thursday July 22nd, 2021

Flags at half-staff in honor of legislators

Flags are at half-staff across the state through sunset today In honor of two state legislators who recently passed away. Senator Tom Buford of Nicholasville passed away July 6th at the age of 72. He represented Garrard, Jessamine, Mercer and Washington counties, along with part of Fayette County. Representative John “Bam” Carney of Campbellsville passed away July 17th at the age of 51. He represented Adair and Taylor counties.

 

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Thursday July 22nd, 2021

Glasgow man sentenced in infant assault case

A man from Glasgow is now sentenced to 15 years in prison for the 2018 assault of his 3-month old son.  On Monday, 22-year-old Tyler Scott McCarter entered a guilty plea for the May 18th of 2018 incident when Glasgow Police were called to T J Samson Hospital.  The infant was brought into the emergency room unable to breathe and was transported to Norton's Children's Hospital in Louisville.  Injuries were consistent with abusive head trauma. The injuries resulted in life-long impairments and disabilities for the child.

 

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Wednesday July 21st, 2021

Search continues for missing Green County man

Authorities are continuing to search for a Green County man who has been missing now nearly three months.  The sheriff's department says 42-year-old Jeremy Grant was last seen at his residence May 4th. They ask anyone with helpful information to contact Green County dispatch at 270-932-4202 or contact your local law enforcement agency.

 

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Wednesday July 21st, 2021

Pending lawsuits also concern in major project

Tuesday morning, we told you about a special called meeting of Kentucky State University’s board of Regents to address financial concerns as the school prepares for a major construction project.  At that meeting Tuesday, the university's president handed in his resignation.  M. Christopher Brown II’s. departure comes after four years on the job at the historically Black college in Frankfort. In addition to concerns about the school’s financial health, there are also pending lawsuits alleging misconduct by campus officials. The university's board of regents named Clara Ross Stamps as the school’s acting president.  Stamps has been a senior vice president and spokeswoman at KSU. The board also voted to hire auditors to review the school’s financial situation.  A $50 million debt-financed project includes a 400-bed dormitory and a dining hall.

 

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Wednesday July 21st, 2021

E-town Police search for missing kayaker

Freeman Lake and Park in Elizabethtown is closed as a search and investigation continues into a Tuesday incident. Elizabethtown Fire Department received a call just after 3:30 local time regarding a distressed kayaker. Emergency crews searched the lake attempting to locate a missing male who was last seen approximately 150 to 200 yards away from shore. At the most recent update from Elizabethtown Police, they say the subject has not been located but a kayak has been recovered.

 

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Wednesday July 21st, 2021

Train derailment in Hardin County

A train derailment near Colesburg in Hardin County on Tuesday evening forced the evacuation of area residents and briefly required emergency crews to block I-65.

Officials continue clearing the scene this morning. Evacuation covered a one-mile radius because agencies did not initially know the contents of various cars of the train.  Approximately seven cars exited the track. Transportation officials say I-65 is currently open and there are no associated blockages between Elizabethtown and Lebanon Junction. The incident is in the same vicinity as another major derailment which occurred in August of 2017.

 

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Tuesday July 20th, 2021

Leitchfield woman dies in crash

A Leitchfiled woman is dead after a weekend crash in Grayson County.  Police say 41-year-old Crystal Willis died along KY 1133 near Blowtown Road when her 2014 Nissan departed from the roadway and struck a culvert.  Willis was a social worker and was responding to a child welfare complaint just before noon Sunday when the incident occurred. A police report indicates she was not wearing a seatbelt.

 

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Tuesday July 20th, 2021

Financial concerns for campus project

Kentucky State University’s board of regents has called a special meeting to address financial concerns. The historically Black college is preparing for a $50 million campus project. The regents agenda says the special meeting was called to hire an outside auditor to review the school's financial status as it relates to the project. Some regents have reached out to the Kentucky Governor's Office about their concerns and needs. The university is about to move ahead with a $50 million, debt-financed 400-bed dormitory and dining hall approved by the Kentucky legislature.

 

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Tuesday July 20th, 2021

Worker shortages blamed for lost jobs

Worker shortages are being blamed for an announced manufacturing closure which will result in about 100 people losing their jobs. Campbellsville Apparel's Board of Directors informed their employees on Wednesday of last week the company will close before the end of the year. The board cites, in part, a lack of applicants for sewing positions that need to be filled.  Campbellsville Apparel has 96 employees but has been staffed with as many as 180 in recent years.

 

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Tuesday July 20th, 2021

Gov. Beshear addresses the state

Governor Beshear addressed the state in a Monday afternoon Virus update, tossing out a range of ideas for preventing further spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19.  He believes all unvaccinated people should wear masks when not in their homes.  He says frontline workers dealing with the public should wear masks, even if they are fully vaccinated. He also believes those at a higher risk due to pre-existing health conditions should wear masks, even if they are vaccinated. The governor continued urging unvaccinated Kentuckians to get shots.  Sixty-one percent of Kentuckians 18 or older have been vaccinated. Broken down further, 51% of Kentuckians age 40 to 49 have been vaccinated, 46% of Kentuckians age 30-39 and 36% of Kentuckians age 18 to 29.

 

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Monday July 19th, 2021

Metcalfe County to receive Farm to School Grant

For the second time in four years, the Metcalfe County School District has been selected by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Nutrition Service (FNS) to receive a Farm to School Implementation Grant. Metcalfe County is one of only two programs in Kentucky and one of 176 programs across the country, to be awarded a 2021 grant. The Farm to School grant program serves 6,800 schools and more than 1.4 million students nationwide.

 

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Monday July 19th, 2021

Assault charges involving kerosene

A Campbellsville woman was arrested in West Point after she reportedly poured kerosene from a pump onto a woman at a gas station. 42-year-old April Lynn Ponder is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center and is scheduled to appear July 23rd in Hardin District Court. According to an arrest citation, Ponder was seen and heard Wednesday night inside a gas station breaking items and swearing at people. When Kentucky State Police arrived, Ponder was found in a field near a Valero station and police also smelled alcohol. Ponder has been charged with attempted first-degree assault, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in priso0n, if convicted; resisting arrest; third-degree criminal mischief; harassment, no physical contact; second-degree disorderly conduct; and first and second offense Alcohol Intoxication in a public place. Ponder was lodged in the Hardin County Jail.

 

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Monday July 19th, 2021

Truck crash shuts down road

An Edmonson County truck crash shut down a road for several hours Saturday. The wreck occurred in the 400 block of Wingfield Church Road. The Wingfield Fire Department said the road was closed while firefighters cleaned up a spill of oil and gas that was covering the roadway.

 

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Monday July 19th, 2021

One injured in Glasgow motorcycle wreck

The Glasgow Police Department responded to an injury accident at the intersection of N L Rogers Wells Blvd. and Wall Street on Sunday. Police say a 2011 Nissan Being operated by a juvenile was traveling southbound on S > Rogers Wells Blvd. and was attempting to make a left turn onto Smith Road when it collided with a 2009 Harley Davidson traveling northbound on N L Rogers Wells Blvd. being operated by Albert Smith, Jr. Albert Smith, Jr. was life-flighted to the University of Louisville Hospital for his injuries, the juvenile was not injured. The accident is still under investigation at this time.  The Glasgow Police Department was assisted by the Barren/Metcalfe EMS and the Glasgow Fire Department.

 

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Monday July 19th, 2021

Body recovered from Barren River

The body of a person believed to have drown, has been recovered from Barren River. According to Warren County Emergency Management Travis Puckett, a body was recovered from the Barren River Sunday night. Officials have identified the body as a young Hispanic female. Several agencies responded to Barren River Lake shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. According to Warren County Emergency Management, fishermen saw personnel effects on the wall of the dam and then reported seeing a possible body floating in the water. Warren County Emergency Management says the victim looks to have drowned. Warren County Sheriff's Office, Warren County Emergency Management, Ky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Richardsville, Bowling Green, and Gott Fire Departments responded to the scene.

 

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Friday July 16th, 2021

Sahara Steakhouse closing

Cave City's Sahara Steakhouse to close after nearly 50 years in business. A beloved Cave City restaurant is closing its doors. However, the legacy and memories from Sahara will continue to last a lifetime. Hishmeh founded the restaurant along with her husband John Hishmeh in 1972. In 1991, the restaurant was bought by its now owner Nancy Seymour. The last day you can eat at Sahara Steakhouse is Saturday, July 17th.

 

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Thursday July 15th, 2021

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education working Session will be held Thursday, July 15th, at 5:00 p.m. in the Central Office. Discussion of only items on the agenda/no action taken. Review July, 15th, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda. This will be followed by the regular Hart County Board of Education meeting at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday July 15th, 2021

Greensburg couple injured in collision

Campbellsville Police responded to an injury collision Tuesday at the intersection of East Broadway and the US Post Office. A 2002 Volvo semi-tractor trailer, operated by 48-year-old Charles Spears, of Glasgow, collided with a 2015 Subaru o9perated by 69-year-old Paul Clark, of Greensburg. Clark, along with his passenger, 71-year-old Jean Clark, also of Greensburg, were both transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville Taylor County EMS and later transported to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. Spears was not injured.

 

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Thursday July 15th, 2021

E-town man charged in jewelry theft

A 42-year-old Elizabethtown man was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing more than $3,600 worth of jewelry from a residence where he had worked. Adam Wade Peters was charged with theft by unlawful taking of more than $500 and less than $10,000- a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham said Peters was in possession of multiple pieces of jewelry after working with a cleaning company in the home. The theft occurred July 5th, according to the arrest citation. Peters was lodged in the Hardin County Jail.

 

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Thursday July 15th, 2021

Hardin County man arrested

The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested 33-year-old Sean P. Owens on charges related to child sexual abuse material. Owens was arrested after the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch discovered the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. Owens is currently charged with ninety-nine counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. These charges are Class-D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison. Owens was taken to the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday July 15th, 2021

Glasgow man arrested after fight

The Glasgow Police Department responded to a fight on Bob White Way after receiving a complaint.  At the scene, police say the victim told them the suspect had ran away. The suspect, identified as Mario Frazier, was found a short time later. According to the Glasgow Police Department, the altercation between the two was physical and the victim had been assaulted.  21-year-old Mario M. Frazier was arrested and charged with Strangulation, 2nd Degree, and Assault, 4th Degree (Minor Injury).  He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday July 14th, 2021

Mother and daughter missing from Logan County

32 year-old Desirae Remour and her 18-month-old daughter, Harley Rae Remour, were last seen in Logan County July 8th. Desirae is a white female with brown hair and blue eyes, 5'10" tall and weights 150 pounds. Harley is an 18-month-old female with blue eyes and red or auburn hair. Sheriff's deputies say Desirae has fled with Harley in an attempt to avoid being arrested on Felony Warrants for Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Desirae and Harley, to please contact the Sheriff's Office at 270-726-2244 or dispatch at 270-726-4911.

 

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Wednesday July 14th, 2021

Hit and run crash in Warren County

The Warren County Sheriff's Office responded to a hit and run crash involving a motorcycle just after midnight Tuesday morning. Sheriff's deputies temporarily shut down both lanes of 31-W northbound in front of Bristow Elementary and Pine Groves Apartment, to process the scene. The sheriff's office said Claude Conley, Jr. struck a motorcycle and fled the scene. The cyclist was thrown from his bike and treated for his injuries. Authorities say a witness followed Conley's vehicle to an apartment and waited for law enforcement. Both scenes were investigated and Claude Conley, Jr. was arrested and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Munfordville City Council special meeting

Munfordville City Council special meeting will be held Tuesday, July 13th, at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Human remains found in Barren County

Kentucky State Police investigate human remains found in Barren County. Kentucky State Police3 responded to a call Sunday of possible skeletal remains found in a cave in Barren County. Detectives arrived at the scene on Hiseville Bear Wallow Road in Cave City and took the remains as evidence for the investigation. The remains were then taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville for identification purposes. The investigation is currently ongoing.

 

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Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Stan Cottrell's Amazing Friendship Run

Stan Cottrell with his Amazing Friendship Run was greeted Monday afternoon by a crowd of 175 to 200 at the Hart County Courthouse lawn. The Governor's Office, along with several local dignitaries, recognized Stan Cottrell for his many achievements during his lifetime and remembering the local Hart County charity, the WLOC Clothes for Kids. Many thanks to Coni Shepherd and the Munfordville Tourism Commission for coordinating the special day.

The speakers for the afternoon were:

State of Kentucky Proclamation - Dewayne Forbis

Hart County Proclamation - County Judge Joe Choate

Key to the City - Mayor John Johnson

Hart County Chamber - Chamber of Commerce President Jay McCoy

Hart County Superintendent - Nathan Smith

Caverna School - Assistant Superintendent Amanda Abell-Summers

Family Resource - Wilma Bunnell

Stan is continuing his Amazing Friendship Run to Washington D.C. Part of the proceeds from the run will go to the WLOC Clothes for Kids Organization.

 

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Monday, July 12th, 2021

Several area council meetings

The City of Cave City regular council meeting will be held in council chambers Monday, July 12th, at city hall at 5:00 p.m.

Munfordville City Council will hold a special meeting Monday evening, July 12rh, at 6:00 p.m.

City of Horse Cave will hold a public hearing at Horse Cave City Hall on Monday, July 12th, at 5:45 p.m. for the purpose of obtaining oral and written comments from citizens regarding the use of Municipal Road Aid Funds as contained in the 2021-2022 budget. Horse Cave City Council will meet Monday , July 12th, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

 

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Monday, July 12th, 2021

Man dies in Allen County crash

One man has died after a fatal collision in Allen County. Police say on Sunday at 6:31 a.m., Kentucky State Police Bowling Green was requested by the Allen County Sheriff's Office to investigate a fatal collision. The collision occurred on US 31-E near the intersection of KY 101 in Allen County. Police say the investigation indicates that 27-year-old Keith Wall, of Scottsville, was operating a 2006 Ford Mustang southbound on US 31-E just south of KY 101. Police say Wall lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center dividing line and entered into oncoming traffic on US 31-E. Wall's vehicle struck a 2000 Chevy truck being operated by 34 year-old Jordan Keen, of Scottsville, that was traveling northbound. Police say Keith Wall, who was not restrained at the time of the collision, was ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced deceased by the Allen County Coroner. Jordan Keen was transported to the Medical Center at Bowling Green where he was treated for minor injuries. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

 

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Monday, July 12th, 2021

One person killed in Barren County crash

One person has died in a crash on Hwy. 31E at the intersection of Browning School Road in Barren County. Police say an unidentified person was operating a Ford Ranger northbound on US 31-E near Browning School Road. Police say the Ford Ranger crossed the center dividing line and entered into oncoming traffic on US 31-E. Police say the truck struck a 2004 Recreational vehicle being operated by 46-year-old Samuel Doyle, of Glasgow, that was traveling southbound. Police say the operator of the Ford Ranger was pronounced dead by the Barren County Coroner. Samuel Doyle was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was treated for injuries. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

 

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Monday, July 12th, 2021

Hart County Grand Jury Indictments

In a recent session of a Hart County Grand Jury, the following indictments were handed down:

* Jennifer Jones, 39, of Smiths Grove, for receiving stolen property under $10,000, criminal mischief, 2nd degree and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

* Zachary Stotts, 38, of Glasgow, for theft by unlawful taking or disp all others, $1000 or more but under $10,000 and persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

* Malcolm Booher, 39, of Canmer, for theft by unlawful taking or disp all others, $1000 or more but under $10,000 and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

* Kellie Smith, 54, of Canmer, for theft by unlawful taking or disp all others, $1000 or more but under $10,000.

* Austin Browning, 21, of Campbellsville, for tampering with physical evidence, criminal mischief, 2nd degree, and criminal trespass, 2nd degree.

* Jessica Judd, 44, of Bardstown, for escape, 2nd degree.

* Codi Tingle, 22, of Bardstown, for escape, 2nd degree.

* Justin Rogers, 24, of Hodgenville, for escape, 2nd degree, and persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

* Jason Philpott, 32, of Bonnieville, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree - 2nd offense (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 2nd offense, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, driving on DUI suspended license, failure to wear seatbelt, failure to produce insurance card, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container and excessive window tinting.

* James Horton, 51, of Horse Cave, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree-1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense, failure to notify address change to Dept. of Transportation, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree, indecent exposure, 2nd degree, and rear license not illuminated.

* Matthew McMahan, 36, of Hardyville, for possession of controlled substance, 1st degree-1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense, and failure to wear a seatbelt.

* Shane Moran, 37, of Horse Cave, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree-1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

* Christopher Nation, 42, of Horse Cave, for wanton endangerment, 1st degree, unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree, and terroristic threatening, 3rd degree.

* Shanna Short, 42, of Lucas, for theft by unlawful taking or disp all others, $1000 or more but under $10,000, and theft by unlawful taking or disp firearm.

* Joseph Alvey, 31, of Munfordville, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree-1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia-buy/possess.

* Jacqueline Ashley, 26, of Munfordville, for burglary, 2nd degree, and theft by unlawful taking or disp $500 or more but under $10,000.

* Jonathan Sturgeon, 38, of Cub Run, for assault, 1st degree, and unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree.

* Kyle Reynolds, 37, of Munfordville, for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and tampering with physical evidence.

* Caleb Clark, 25, of Cub Run, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree - 1st offense (methamphetamine).

* Savannha Sueanne White, of Bowling Green, for theft by unlawful taking or disp auto-$1,000 or more but under $10,000.

* Jeremiah Rollins, 42, of Horse Cave, for assault, 2nd degree-domestic violence and persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

* Jeremy S. Smith, 49, of Bonnieville, for theft by failure to make required disposition of property $1,000 or more and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

 

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Friday, July 9th, 2021

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food bank, a certified member agency of feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify, Friday, July 16th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m. To qualify for Senior CSFP program must have the following: Meet Income eligibility guidelines, show proof you are 60 and older, provide income info for all members of household. To qualify if under 60, you must provide: ID, Proof of Hart county residency, Income information for all household members and meet eligibility guidelines. There will be a "Drive through pick-up", someone will be in the parking lot to assist you with getting in line. Listen to WLOC radio 1150AM or 101.7 FM, for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteers will need to arrive by 9:00 a.m.

 

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Friday, July 9th, 2021

Cave City Council Meeting

The City of Cave City regular council meeting will be held in council chambers Monday, July 12th, at city hall at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, July 9th, 2021

LaRue County  receiving transportation funding

LaRue County will receive more than $200,000 through another round of discretionary transportation funding to help dozens of local governments make street and road repairs and improvements. LaRue County received $201,958 to resurface Ferrill Hill Road and Alvin Brooks Road. The $11.8 million from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will support 177 projects throughout the state.

 

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Friday, July 9th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court

Hart County now has an Animal Shelter Advisory Board.  At Thursday's fiscal court meeting, Judge Executive Joe Choate announced appointments of Israel Bergenson, Ashley Walters, John Quincy Adams, Diane Thompson and John Bunnell who will serve of the board's inaugural installment.

The court also made a declaration recognizing Monday, July 12th as Stan Cottrell Day in Hart County. Cottrell is in the middle of his run across the country and will stop in Munfordville Monday afternoon with a welcoming event scheduled on the courthouse square.

Other highlights from Thursday's meeting include the jail report, which states 153 inmates are currently being held at the facility and $74,414 in revenue was presented to the court.

A first reading was held at Thursday's meeting to establish a 25 miles per hour speed limit for Julius Mills Road.

An announcement was made that Hart County will be applying for a 2021 Spay/Neuter Program Grant.

And, Joe Farmwald and Mafaz Ansar were appointed to the Hart County Tourism Board.

The next Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting will be August 5th.

 

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Friday, July 9th, 2021

Hart County man killed in crash

Updating our story from Thursday, a 22-year-old from Hart County is identified as the fatality involved in Wednesday morning's crash along US 31-E in Magnolia. Kentucky State Police say Colby Wilder was southbound in a 2011 Kia Forte' and struck the rear of a stopped garbage truck. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other injuries were reported as a result of the collision. Investigation into circumstances of the crash continues.

 

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Friday, July 9th, 2021

Missing Elizabethtown woman

Officials are looking for a missing woman from Elizabethtown. Information released from Elizabethtown PD says 31-year-old Melissa Emerick was last seen at her home June 25th. She is described as a woman of "diminished capacity" who left her home of her own accord after packing her belongings. They say Emerick has gone missing before, leaving her residence for prolonged periods of time. Anyone with information on her location is asked to call Elizabethtown Police or local law enforcement.

 

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Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting recap

Hart County now has an Animal Shelter Advisory Board. At Thursday's fiscal court meeting, Judge Executive Joe Choate announced appointments of Israel Bergenson, Ashley Walters, John Quincy Adams, Diane Thompson and John Bunnell who will serve of the board's inaugural installment.  The court also made a declaration recognizing Monday, July 12th as Stan Cottrell Day in Hart County. Cottrell is in the middle of his run across the country and will stop in Munfordville Monday afternoon with a welcoming event scheduled on the courthouse square. In other highlights from Thursday's meeting include the jail report, which states 153 inmates are currently being held at the facility and $74,414 in revenue was presented to the court. A first reading was held at Thursday's meeting to establish a 25 miles per hour speed limit for Julius Mills Road. An announcement was made that Hart County will be applying for a 2021 Spay/Neuter Program Grant. And, Joe Farmwald and Mafaz Ansar were appointed to the Hart County Tourism Board. The next Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting will be August 5th.


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Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Mount Sherman man arrested for attempted burglary

A Mount Sherman man is in jail after an attempted burglary in Elizabethtown on Sunday.  Police say 32-year-old George Stout made an unwelcome appearance at a residence on Knollwood Lane and tried to kick open the front door. He also destroyed a banister and damaged chairs on the porch. When units from the Hardin County Sheriff's Department arrived, Stout shouted at deputies to shoot all the people who were out to get him. He continued acting erratically and talking to individuals who were not present while also threatening officers. After trying to use a chair to combat officers, he was given multiple verbal commands but did not respond. A deputy fired a taser, but Stout pulled out the wires and threw them back at the deputy. Stout then struck the deputy with a metal table. After a continuing struggle, Stout was eventually cuffed. A citation indicates Stout admitted to being under the influence of methamphetamine.  He is charged with assault of police officer, public intoxication of controlled substance, burglary, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disarming a peace officer. He is currently in Hardin County Detention Center with a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Wednesday morning fatal crash in Magnolia

A 22-year-old from Hart County is identified as the fatality involved in Wednesday morning's crash along US 31E in Magnolia. Kentucky State Police say Colby Wilder was southbound in a 2011 Kia Forte' and struck the rear of a stopped garbage truck. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other injuries were reported as a result of the collision. Investigation into circumstances of the crash continues.

 

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Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Glasgow man arrested after foot pursuit

A traffic stop and short foot pursuit have landed a Glasgow man in jail.  Police arrested Thomas L. Stone on Tuesday along East Cherry Street. Stone exited his vehicle before coming to a stop then ran. He was taken into custody a short time later on Pace Avenue. Police found methamphetamine and marijuana. Charges include no registration plate, failure to produce an insurance card, fleeing or evading police (on foot), failure to maintain required insurance, operating motor vehicle under influence third offense, possession of a control substance third or greater offense (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, operating on suspended or revoked operators license and possession drug paraphernalia. Stone is lodged at Barren County Detention Center with a $5,000 bond.

 

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Thursday, July 8th, 2021
Glasgow man charged with child molestation

A Glasgow man faces charges following allegations of child molestation. 66-year-old Gary Lance Jewell was taken into custody. A police report accuses him of sexual activity with a minor related to incidents between 2018 and 2021. Charges include incest with a victim under 12 years of age and first-degree sexual abuse. Jewell is in Barren County Detention Center with a $150,000 bond.

 

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

1st Kentuckian to win $1 million for vaccine

The first Kentuckian to win $1 million for getting a COVIDs-19 vaccine was announced Friday, as well as five students who are now locked in for a free ride to college. Patricia Short, who lives in the Lexington/Winchester area of Kentucky, went to Frankfort with her husband, Gary, where Gov. Andy Beshear surprised her with the award.

In addition to her winning, five people, ages 12 to 17, were awarded college scholarships. The winners were: Jalen Crudup, from Elizabethtown, Crystal Frost, of Crestwood, Tyler Henson, from Mt. Sterling, Addison Sullenger, from Princeton, and Alex VonderHaar, from Louisville.

 

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Glasgow woman arrested on burglary charges

The Glasgow Police Department responded to Roseville Road Saturday after receiving a burglary complaint. Police say 38-year-old Jennifer Dicks had arrived at a residence kicking the front door causing damage and fighting with the homeowner. Dicks ran off and after a short pursuit, she was taken into custody. No injuries were reported. Jennifer Dicks, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Burglary, 2nd degree, Criminal Mischief, 2nd degree (on foot), Criminal Trespassing, 1st degree, and resisting arrest. She was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Glasgow man killed in Warren County crash

A Glasgow man has died after a crash in Warren County. Police say 38-year-old Matthew Durbin, of Glasgow, was killed Sunday in an accident on Highway 185 and Mt. Olivet Road. According to a social media post from the Warren County Sheriff's Office. Durbin was traveling west on Mt. Olivet Road in his blue 2004 Toyota Prius. He continued through a stop sign and struck a rock wall head on. According to the police department, Durbin was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Warren County Coroner's Office. Alcohol is considered to have been a contributing factor in this collision. The Warren County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Medical Center EMS, the Richardsville Fire Department and the Warren County Coroner's Office.

 

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Two stabbed and arrest made in Hart County

Two people were stabbed and an arrest has been made in Hart County. Hart County Sheriff's Office responded to Red Buck Estes Road Sunday in regards to a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, there were two victims with stab wounds that were flown to University of Louisville Hospital for medical treatment where they remain in stable condition. The investigation led to 58-year-old Mitchell Rice being found, arrested and charged with 2 counts of Assault, 1st degree. Rice was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. The Hart Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation and were assisted by the Kentucky State Police, the Munfordville Police Department, Horse Cave Police Department, Horse Cave Fire Department and Hart County Ambulance Service.

 

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Tennessee man dies after fleeing police

A 34-year-old Westmoreland, Tennessee, man has died after fleeing police in Barren County. Police say on Sunday at 12:45 a.m., Kentucky State Police Bowling Green was requested by the Glasgow Police Department to investigate a fatal collision. The collision occurred near the 6600 block of Scottsville Road in Barren County. Glasgow Police Department say they responded to a physical domestic altercation on Grandview Avenue in Glasgow. Police say, upon the officers' arrival, a motorcycle being driven by Hartigan fled the scene. Glasgow Police Department Officers pursued the motorcycle as it left the scene, traveling toward Scottsville Road. Police say near the 6600 block of Scottsville Road, Hartigan failed to negotiate a curve and his motorcycle ran off the roadway. Hartigan was pronounced dead by the Barren County Coroner. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Road improvement funding in several counties

One Hart County town will receive funding for road improvements with Thursday's announcement from the governor's office. Across the state, more than $11.8 million in discretionary transportation funding is being released to help dozens of local governments make street and road repairs and improvements.

·         Bonnieville will receive $33,751 for resurfacing of Elliott Avenue and Memorial Drive.

·         Elsewhere in our area....

·         Metcalfe County will receive nearly $1.1 million to resurface New Liberty-Big Meadow Road, Mosby Ridge Road and Iron Mountain Road.

·         Green County will receive $405,050 for resurfacing of Walnut Springs Road, Union Church Road, Black Gnat Road and Chestnut Ridge Road.

·         Hardin County will receive $85,494 for resurfacing of Sportsman Lake Road.

·         LaRue County will receive $201,958 for resurfacing on Ferrill Hill Road and Alvin Brooks Road.

 

Funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will support 177 projects, in all, that include resurfacing, patching and sealing, storm drain work, slide repairs and construction of connecting roads.  Projects were submitted to KYTC's Department of Rural and Municipal Aid.  In each case, the county or city is responsible for administering work and will then be reimbursed.

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Friday, July 2nd, 2021

New stores coming to Glasgow

Two new stores are coming to Glasgow. A social media post by the Glasgow/Barren County Chamber of Commerce says Marshalls and Five Below will be locating in the former Stage location.  The deal comes after 6 months of negotiations.  An opening date is expected in March of next year.

 

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Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Booker launches campaign for U.S. Senate

Democrat Charles Booker has launched another campaign for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky. The Black former state lawmaker is reprising his “hood to the holler” theme in hopes of building an urban-rural coalition powerful enough to unseat Republican incumbent Rand Paul next year. Booker rose to prominence by touting racial and economic justice themes. Booker narrowly lost last year’s Democrat Primary to an establishment-backed rival, who was trounced by Mitch McConnell in the general election. Booker starts this campaign with more name recognition and a stronger fundraising network. But he's a decided underdog against Paul, who's seeking a third term.

 

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Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Two arrested in park vandalism

Tips and an investigation have led to arrests in connection to vandalism at Weldon Park.  Glasgow police say 24-year-old James Keys, of Glasgow, and 24-year-old Andrew Boughton, of Glasgow, each face charges of first degree criminal mischief. Over $1,000 of damage occurred in the destruction of park bathroom facilities. Both men are in Barren County Detention Center with a $5,000 cash bond and a court date set for July 12th.  Both have been booked at least five other times on charges since the beginning of the year.

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Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Kentucky State Fair special deals on admission

Officials say the Kentucky State Fair will offer special deals on admission as it reopens to the public. Fair officials said in a statement that early bird tickets are available beginning on July 2nd for $8 per person, which includes parking. The price is good through August 5th. Admission at the gate is $10 per person plus parking. Kentucky Venues President David S. Beck says officials wanted to focus on accessibility after last year, when the event was closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some events were held but only participants were allowed to attend. The 2021 Kentucky State Fair is being held August 19th to 29th.

 

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Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Bowling Green shooting suspect arrested

The Glasgow Police Department Tuesday was advised to "be on the lookout" for a suspect and vehicle that was possibly involved in a shooting in Bowling Green and wanted for questioning. Police located the vehicle and a man that matched the description on Humble Avenue and attempted to pull the driver over. Instead of stopping, police say the driver, 37-year-old Stephen Flaherty, of Bowling Green, turned onto East Main Street and drove for about 3.5 miles on Burkesville Road before finally stopping. During a search of the vehicle, police say they found syringes, digital scales, Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a 9mm handgun inside the vehicle. Officers also confirmed the vehicle Flaherty was driving, was stolen. Flaherty, was arrested and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operators license, fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree, wanton endangerment, 2nd degree police officer, receiving stolen property $10,000, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 3rd or > offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Flaherty was also served with warrants for probation violation (for felony offense) and failure to appear. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Information sought on missing teens

As reported on Tuesday, Kentucky State Police continue looking for a 16-year-old from Sonora.  They say Ranyia Murphy has not been seen since June 22nd.  Now, authorities in Grayson County are searching for a 14-year-old form Leitchfield. Police say Gabe Harper has been missing since running away following a disagreement with a family member on June 21st.  Harper has been in contact with friends and has been seen at locations in the Leitchfield area. He is described as 5ft, 5in tall, weighing 110lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. Police say the teen's appearance has changed since going missing. Anyone with information on either of these missing teens, should contact local law enforcement.

 

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

10-year-old slightly injured in bike accident

A Summer Shade man driving in LaRue County on Saturday struck a 10-year-old on a bicycle.  Hodgenville Police say Gregory Jaggers was traveling south while operating a 2007 Mazda along Meadow Lane when the incident occurred. The 10-year-old entered the roadway from a residential driveway, failing to yield, just before being hit. Police say Jaggers' line of sight was blocked by a vehicle parked in the driveway.  Jaggers stopped immediately and rendered aid and assistance to the child until emergency responders arrived. The juvenile appeared to suffer only minor injuries and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by Larue County EMS.

 

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Vandalism at Glasgow's Weldon Park

Vandals struck public property in Barren County Monday night.  A release from Glasgow Parks and Recreation says bathrooms at Weldon Park are closed until further notice as a result. Fixtures such as sinks and toilets were completely destroyed.  The agency says repairs will be made as soon as possible.  Police have not made any arrests at this point..

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Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

Closings for 4th of July holiday

Cave City City Hall will be closed Monday, July 5th, 2021. Monday garbage will be picked up Tuesday and Tuesday garbage will be picked up on Wednesday. All federal, state and most all local offices, will be closed Monday.

 

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Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

KSP requesting assistance in locating teenager

The Kentucky State Police is requesting assistance in locating a teenager missing for the past week. 16-year-old Ranyia Murphy, of Sonora, is classified as a juvenile runaway. She was last seen at 7:20 a.m. June 22nd, wearing black shorts, a dark gray t-shirt and black and gray Croc shoes. She's 5'5 with brown eyes and black hair. Anyone with information concerning her whereabouts, is urged to contact KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078 or a local law-enforcement agency.

 

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Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

Barren County man charged in shooting

A man is in custody after allegedly shooting another man in Barren County. Preston Ennis was arrested Monday morning by Barren County Sheriff's Deputies, charged with shooting a man on Garrett's Hideout Road. Deputies say the shooting victim's girlfriend said they had been fishing behind the victim's home while drinking all night long. She said as she and the victim were leaving, Ennis came running out of the residence, shooting at the victim's vehicle. The victim's girlfriend said she tried to get between Ennis and the vehicle to stop him from shooting, but said he fired over her head and through the windshield, hitting the victim in the torso. The victim was flown to Louisville for treatment.  Deputies took Ennis into custody and searched the residence, where they say they found four spent shell casings, a large sum of money, marijuana, pills and drug paraphernalia used to traffic illegal narcotics. Officers say Ennis told them he had consumed 18 beers, had taken several Xanax pills, smoked marijuana, and blacked out. They say he didn't remember how he had gotten home and didn't remember where he had put the gun. Among Ennis' charges, are 1st degree assault and wanton endangerment, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and various drug charges. Ennis was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, June 28th, 2021

Upton man indicted for three felonies

A 48-year-old Upton man has been indicted by a Larue County Grand Jury on three felonies related to a May incident with another man. Timothy Riggs was indicted for first-degree assault, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted; along with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted; and first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. He also was indicted on a misdemeanor count of third-degree terroristic threatening.

 

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Monday, June 28th, 2021

Barren County shooting ends with standoff

A man is in custody after allegedly shooting another man in Barren County. According to the Barren County Sheriff's Office, the suspect allegedly shot a man Monday morning following an altercation. That man was flown to Louisville for treatment. The suspect was taken into custody after a standoff on Garrett's Hideout Road.

 

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Monday, June 28th, 2021

Executive order pertaining to fireworks in Horse Cave

An executive order pertaining to shooting of fireworks in Horse Cave, has been issued by Mayor and Chief Executive Officer Randall Curry. In the interest of safety for all citizens of this city, the mayor proclaims:

1. Legal consumer fireworks may be discharged starting July 2nd and ending July 5th in celebration of Independence Day.

2. The discharge of fireworks shall not take place after 10:00 p.m. CST.

3. Fireworks shall not be discharged on property of another without written consent.

4. Fireworks shall not be discharged on public property including roadways.

5. Proposed site must provide for required clearances, fireworks shall not be ignited within 200 ft of any structure, vehicle or other person.

6. Discharge only of Consumer fireworks as defined by KRS 22702 (1), (2) and (3).

7. Consumer fireworks as defined by 227.702 (2) and (3), may only be used by individuals at least 18 years of age.

 

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Monday, June 28th, 2021

Special called Horse Cave City Council Meeting

A special called meeting of the Horse Cave City Council will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 28th, at 121 Woodlawn Avenue, Horse Cave. Business will be 1st reading: Ordinance #2021-02 - Amending the city of Horse Cave Annual Budget for Fiscal Year July 1st, 2020, through June 30th, 2021, by estimating revenues and resources and appropriating funds for the operation of city government.

A special called meeting of the Horse Cave City Council will be held Tuesday, June 29th, at 4:30 p.m. for the 2nd reading of above mentioned ordinance.

 

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Monday, June 28th, 2021

State laws into effect Tuesday

Senate Bill 80 will give the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council at EKU& more authority of police officer's licenses. It increases ways an officer can lose their certification.

House Bill 574 will make some of the pandemic changes to Kentucky elections permanent. It expands early voting to three days and offers ballot drop boxes.

And House Bill 563 gives families more options on school choice and helps with education expenses. That bill is being challenged in court.

These laws, along with several others, go into effect Tuesday, June 29th.

 

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Monday, June 28th, 2021

Investigation underway in Glasgow shooting

The Glasgow Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place in the parking lot of Speedway located on Grandview Avenue on Sunday after police say an argument occurred between two men. The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. One man was transported by the Barren/Metcalfe EMS to T. J. Samson Community Hospital with a single gunshot wound to his leg. No other injuries were reported. The shooting is still under investigation.

 

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Friday, June 25th, 2021

Hart County Chamber Banquet and Meeting

A combined Hart County Chamber of Commerce 2020 banquet and 2021 annual meeting was held Thursday night.  The 2020 banquet was not held this past winter due to the pandemic.

 

Hart County Teacher of the Year is Megan Thompson. 

 

Caverna Teacher of the Year is Jessica Nunn.

 

A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Chris Houk.

 

A President's Award was presented to Stokes Baird, Greg Ard and Chris Sanders.

 

Citizen of the Year is Virginia Davis.

 

The Forward Award was presented to "From the Abundance of the Heart."

 

The Farmer/Agribusiness of the Year is Jay McCoy.

 

The 2020 Small Business of the Year is Horse Cave KOA and the 2020 Hart County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year is German American Bank.

 

Approximately 200 attended the event.  It was the largest attendance ever for a Hart County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

 

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Friday, June 25th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court met Thursday morning in the courtroom. After Judge Joe Choate called the meeting to order, Bro. Steve Watkins, pastor of Munfordville Presbyterian Church, opened the meeting with prayer.

Committee reports were given: Sheriff Jeff Wilson stated the sheriff's department reported a new Dodge pickup had been purchased. The department had received a grant from Homeland Security for $223,000 for hand held radios for all law agencies in Hart County and Jonah Carter had passed the POPS examination.

Coroner Anthony Roberts announced the new coroner's van had been delivered. Jailer Bergenson stated there was a total of 153 in the county jail and presented the court with 2 checks totaling just over $35,900.

The court approved Inter-Local Agreement with South Central Workforce Development Board, 2nd reading of Ordinance of Discontinuance of Timberlake Cemetery Spur Road, 2nd reading for speed limit of 25 mph for Chaney Lane Road, Budget Transfer #19, Bank Transfer #9, Volunteer Fire Departments Contracts for 2020-21, Chris Sanders Heating and Cooling to service AC/Heaters 4 times a year for a total of $2,500 a year and the Judge announced a grant of $176,250 for pre-treatment plant at Horse Cave.

The Court's next meeting will be Thursday, July 8th, at 9:00 a.m. in the courtroom.

 

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Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Woman Stabbed Multiple Times In Hart County Domestic Assault, Man Arrested After Pursuit

A woman is critically injured after being assaulted in a domestic incident by a man with a knife at a residence on Roseburg Road between Cub Run and Nolin Lake. The suspect is in custody after a multi-county pursuit.

On Wednesday, the Hart County Sheriff's Department received notification from TJ Samson Community Hospital that a victim had arrived at the emergency room with at least 10 stab wounds to her neck, throat, arms and legs.

The woman, whose identity is not officially released, was transported to University of Louisville Hospital.

Authorities were able to get a lead on the man, identified as 38-year-old Jonathan Sturgeon. They searched the residence where the assault occurred but did not locate Sturgeon.

Around 5pm, a vehicle being driven by Sturgeon was located on US 31E by the Barren County Sheriff's department. A pursuit began which continued into Hart County towards Hardyville and then continued west on KY 88. The pursuit ended on Back Street in Munfordville, where Sturgeon was taken into custody. The pursuit also included units from the Hart County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky State Police and Munfordville Police.

Jonathan Sturgeon faces charges 1st degree domestic assault as a result of the stabbing and a list of charges from the pursuit which include speeding more than 26 miles per hour over the limit, reckless driving, multiple counts of wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, disregarding a stop sign, failure to signal, menacing, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

Police discovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, resulting in possession charges.

He is lodged in Hart County Jail with a $50,000 cash bond and a court date set for Monday, June 28th.

 

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Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Several charged in Redneck Rave

Ahead of last week's Redneck Rave event in Edmonson County, promoters touted as many as 20,000 tickets had been sold.  It's unknown how many people ended up attending, but the influx of visitors combined with locals stretched local law enforcement resources to maximum capacity. The Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department says a total of 48 attendees are being charged with various offenses.  Those charges resulted in 14 arrests. Six of the 14 are felony charges, including assault, strangulation and wanton endangerment.  Approximately 2/3rds of charges involve drugs or alcohol. Two arrest warrants were served on a fugitive. The event resulted in injuries to several attendees and include: broken bones, severed and dislocated fingers, impalement, lacerations and intoxication sickness. The event resulted in and estimated 63 traffic-related offenses. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Department teamed up with Kentucky State Police, Mammoth Cave National Park Rangers and Kentucky Fish & Wildlife to provide law enforcement over the weekend.

 

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Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Improvements to park and ride location

A long time park and ride location, used as carpool and meeting points for citizens in surrounding counties, will be improved by a new project that features the additions of a wider entrance, a sidewalk, an electric vehicle charging station and resurfacing.  The location is near the I-65, Lincoln Parkway, US 31W intersection on the southern end of Elizabethtown. Work begins Monday and will take about a month to complete. The project is another improvement for the south end of town which continues to see revitalization with a new firehouse and yet-to-be-completed travel plaza. A press release from the city of Elizabethtown asks those who use the park and ride to be prepared and expect reduced parking capacity at times as construction takes place.

 

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Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Traffic stop leads to two drug arrests

The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Monday on Grandview Avenue.  Police made contact with Christy Harper, of Glasgow, and confirmed her license is suspended. After obtaining consent to search, officers located Methamphetamine. After performing field sobriety test, officers determined that Harper was impaired. A female passenger identified as Margaret Jones, also of Glasgow, had Methamphetamine and a glass pipe in her possession. Christy Harper was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, 1st Offense, Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree - 2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operator's License, and no tail lamps. Margaret Jones was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree -1st Offense (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  

 

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Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Glendale woman apprehended

A Glendale woman stole a truck and was apprehended a short time later on Tuesday.  Police say 36-year-old Brittany Adair-Goodman faces charges of first-degree fleeing or evading police and theft by unlawful taking of a vehicle more than $10,000. The vehicle was taken from behind Whistle Stop restaurant around 2:00 p.m.  Police located and began trailing Adair-Goodman. As she approached the intersection of US 31W and KY 84, Kentucky State Police set up tire spikes. After being stopped, Adair-Goodman was arrested and taken to Hardin County Detention Center. She remains jailed with a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday morning, June 24th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving Volunteer Fire Department Contracts for 2021-2022, approve service contract for HVAC, approve to cancel July 1st and 15th, 2021 Fiscal Court meetings, and approve July 8th, 2021, as next Fiscal Court meeting.

 

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

City of Cave City Special Called Meeting

The City of Cave City will hold a special called meeting in Council Chambers-City Hall Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Two arrested for wanton endangerment of minor

Two people were arrested Monday after police say a gun discharged during a struggle that also endangered a 1-year-old in the house. According to the Logan County Sheriff's Department, 19-year-old Hannah Dearmond said that she had been arguing with her boyfriend, 25-year-old Timothy Armstrong, when he got a gun and waived it around and pointed it at her. Deputies said the altercation turned physical with Dearmond and Armstrong wrestling on the kitchen floor for the weapon. According to the report, Dearmond and Armstrong were both intoxicated and were charged with Assault, 4th degree, Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree, Alcohol Intoxication, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. The 1-year-old was left in custody of a grandparent. Both were lodged in the Logan County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Several charged during Redneck Rave in Edmonson County

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Department released information Monday related to criminal activity and medical response following the Redneck Rave on June 16th. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, there were 48 people charged with various offenses, including 14 arrested, 30 involving drugs or alcohol-related offenses and 63 traffic-related offense charges. Two arrest warrants were served on a fugitive and 6 felony charges, including assault, strangulation and wanton endangerment were also charged. ECSO also responded to theft and assault complaints within the park. The Sheriff's Office was also assisted by Mammoth Cave National Park Rangers and Kentucky Fish & Wildlife on various traffic stops and calls for service.

 

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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Hart County Large item Drop-off

Hart County Solid Waste will be accepting large items dropped off at no cost on Saturday, July 3rd. No garbage will be accepted, only large items for 8:00 a.m. to noon.

 

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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

22nd Annual Ky Southern Gospel Music Singing Convention

The 22nd Annual Kentucky Southern Gospel Music Singing Convention will be held Friday, June 25th, at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 26th, at the Cave City Convention Center. Admission is free.

 

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Monday, June 21st, 2021

Hart County Chamber Awards Banquet

The annual Hart County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet will be held Thursday night, June 24th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Hart County Agriculture Center at Rowletts. The evening will include a delicious meal, door prizes and a silent auction. Registration will being at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. For reservation, call the Hart County Chamber of Commerce at 270-524-2892.

 

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Monday, June 21st, 2021

Visitor statistics at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Nation Historic Park

A report from the National Park Service shows just under a quarter of a million visitors stopped by Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in 2020, despite the pandemic. The report estimates visitors directly injected $13 million in the economies of LaRue and surrounding counties. Those dollars spent support 202 jobs in the local area and carry a cumulative economic benefit of $18.4 million. The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by economists with the park service and the U.S. Geological Survey. The report encompasses impacts by visitors in communities within 60 miles of the park. Expanding the report beyond Kentucky, national park revenues support 234,000 jobs with a cumulative benefit to the overall U.S. economy of $28.6 billion.  Breaking down the report even further, the lodging sector is the largest direct beneficiary of national park visitor revenues, with a $5 billion infusion, nation-wide. The restaurant sector sees the second highest revenues with $3 billion. To learn more about national parks in Kentucky, visit  nps.gov/kentucky.

 

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Monday, June 21st, 2021

Drivers testing will move to Elizabethtown

Kentucky State Police will soon administer Hart County drivers testing in Elizabethtown.  The location is one of two new testing branches from around the state set to open June 28th in a transition away from testing in each individual county.  License applicants will need to make appointments for a driver's test by visiting the Kentucky State Police website. In addition to serving Hart County residents, the Elizabethtown office will also provide testing for Breckenridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties.

 

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Monday, June 21st, 2021

Cecilia man arrested after firing handgun

A 44-year-old Cecilia man is facing several charges following an altercation Friday morning where shots were fired inside a residence. Brandon Scott Kerr is charged with seven counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. According to an arrest citation, Kerr was arrested by a Hardin County Sheriff's Office deputy after entering a home under the influence of alcohol and began an altercation with another man. Kerr went into a bedroom and returned with a 9mm handgun and fired two shots. There were four children around the age of 10 in the home when the shots were fired. Kerr also was charged with misdemeanor third-degree terroristic threatening. He was released Friday afternoon from the Hardin County Detention Center on a $10,000 unsecured bond. He is scheduled to appear July 2nd in Hardin District Court.

 

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Monday, June 21st, 2021

Large fire at Barren County Landfill

Officials begin battling a large fire Sunday at the Barren County Landfill. Glasgow Police posted a photo on their Facebook page asking people to use caution in the area. According to the post, the fire was put out around 4:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, June 11th, 2021

Glasgow man arrested after parking lot collision

A Glasgow man is facing charges related to a parking lot collision along Cleveland Avenue on Wednesday. Glasgow Police say they received a complaint and arrived to find Joshua Sexton standing in the parking lot of Spine Stop and determined he was operating a vehicle that was involved in an accident where his vehicle had struck a parked vehicle and fence. After further investigation, Officers determined that Sexton had a suspended operator’s license and was impaired.  Joshua Sexton is charged with Operating On Suspended Or Revoked Operator License, Operating Motor Vehicle Under Influence Substance 2nd Offense, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Terroristic Threatening 3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree.

 

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Friday, June 11th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Government will be part of a pilot project to streamline tax collections by the sheriff's department, county clerk's office and property valuation office.  The announcement was made by Sheriff Jeff Wilson at Thursday's Hart County Fiscal Court meeting. Wilson says the pilot involves all these offices using the same tax program, which will be more efficient for the county.  Full implementation is expected to take just over a year.

In other court news, Barren River Area District Health Department Director Matt Hunt addressed the court, updating COVID-19 statistics to-date for the county.  Mirroring a story we aired earlier this week, Hunt told the court there have been a total of 1,977 cases since tracking began early last year.  The county has experienced a total of  41 virus related deaths in that same time period.

In the jail report, Hart County Jailer Israel Bergenson announced there are currently 135 inmates at the facility and presented the court with $45,469.

The court accepted a $65,098 bid by ERS Wireless for continuing improvements of the 911 System.

Approval was given to accept the clerk's 2019 audit.

There was a 1st reading to establish a 25mph speed limit for Chaney Lane Road.

Danny Logsdon was appointed to the Assessment of Appeals Board for a term ending in 2023.

Carolyn Short and Andrew Houk were appointed to the Library Board for a four-year term to begin in October.

The court's next meeting will be this coming Thursday (June 17th) at 9am.

 

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Friday, June 11th, 2021

Arrests made after children left unattended

Two unattended children were discovered Tuesday night at Pilot Travel Center in Sonora, resulting in charges against a man and woman. Upon arrival, Kentucky State Police found 38-year-old Christi Fryer and 37-year-old Migel Munenton, both of Madison, Tennessee after receiving a call from employees who observed the children. A citation narrative indicates Muneton was at a gas pump around 10pm while Fryer was inside with the children, ages 5 and 8.  Fyer went to a restroom for approximately 15 minutes, leaving the children alone. When she returned witnesses say she had slurred speech and dilated pupils. Employees called police and tried to stall the couple from leaving. Muneton had passed out in the front seat of a 2001 Honda Odyssey van. Fryer was found with Xanax and several cut-off straws in her purse. Christi Fryer is charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, prescriptions not in a proper container, possession of drug paraphernalia, harassment, disorderly conduct and public intoxication from a controlled substance.

Migel Muneton, faces two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, public intoxication from a controlled substance, driving on a suspended or revoked license, forgery, criminal possession of a forged instrument, theft of identity and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Muneton is being held on a $10,000 bond and Fryer is being held on a $5,000 bond.  Both are in Hardin County Detention Center and are scheduled to appear July 2nd in Hardin District Court.

 

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Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Missing juvenile from Green County

Authorities in Green County are trying to locate a missing juvenile.  Police say 17-year-old Alexander Jewell was last seen around 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence near Greensburg on Columbia Highway. He is possibly in a Green Chevrolet which has a hood with the appearance of burn marks.  Police also believe he may be accompanied by a male subject named Austin. Anyone with information on Alexander Jewell's whereabouts is asked to contact the Green County Sheriff's department at 270-932-5641 or call 911.

 

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Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Two Edmonson County drug arrests

Two people reported as passed out in a vehicle have been arrested in Edmonson County on drug charges. Officers with the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department responded to Alford Road in Brownsville on Wednesday morning and identified 39-year-old Phildon D. Wooden of Big Clifty and 38-year-old Katrina S. Holderman of Caneyville. Suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and cash were found.  Wooden and Holderman face possession and trafficking charges. Wooden is additionally charged with wanton endangerment of a police officer due to the observed syringe not being capped.  Wooden is in Hart County Jail with a $5,000 cash bond and a court date of June 22nd.  Holderman is not currently listed as an inmate at Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Investigation underway concerning fire department
Additional details are emerging from the ongoing state attorney general's office investigation of the Horse Cave Fire Department.  As we reported last week, the fire chief is suspended without pay following an audit by the state fire commission.  Details were turned over to the attorney general's office for further investigation.  Attention is centered on a bank account titled "Friends of Horse Cave Fire Department".  The fire commission audit reveals payments have been made out of the account for various items and services.  A legal source speaking on a condition of anonymity tells WLOC the investigation will determine the scope of use of the account and what is -and is not - allowed from such an account tied to or belonging to an agency such as the fire department.

 

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Latest coronavirus reports in Kentucky

On Tuesday, state-wide reports include 614 new coronavirus cases and six virus-related deaths, continuing the trend of lower case numbers. Over 2 million Kentuckians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the governor's office.  Kentucky is set to lift coronavirus-related capacity restrictions, as well as the state’s mask mandate, on Friday. The state’s test positivity rate is 2.12%. In Hart County, the Barren River Area District Health Department reports 126 currently active or unaccounted for cases of the virus.  There have been 1,977 cases reported and 41 deaths reported througout the county since tracking began early last year.

 

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Feeding America releases data on food needs

Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland has released data showing household budgets and food needs. Their study provides local-level estimates of food insecurity and food costs across the United States. Food insecurity is a measure defined by the USDA as lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. In the Kentucky Heartland service area, the rate of households in an insecure food situation is just under 15%.  Broken down further in Hart County, 16.6 percent of the population is food insecure. Childhood food insecurity rate is 19.7 percent.  In the state of Kentucky, 14.4 percent of the population is food insecure. Childhood food insecurity rate is 17.9 percent. This year’s study, which provides data for 2019, shows a widening gap for households struggling to get by even before pandemic. In Hart County, a person who is food insecure is estimated to need an additional $38.93 per month to buy just enough food to meet their needs. The study finds that 31 percent of Kentucky residents who live in food-insecure households are likely ineligible for SNAP and other federal nutrition programs, further underscoring the importance of food banks like Feeding America. Monthly food bank programs in Cave City and Munfordville are outreaches made possible by Feeding America.

 

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting will be held Thursday, June 10th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approve 1st reading of ordinance lowering speed limit to 25 mph on Chaney Lane Road, approve appointing Danny Logsdon, from Cub Run, to the Assessment of Appeals Board for a term ending 2023 and approve appointing Carolyn Short and Andrew Houk to the Library Board for a four year term starting October 1st, 2021. The next fiscal court meeting will be held June 24th, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Green County man faces sexual abuse charges

A Green County man faces sexual abuse charges after being indicted by Adair County's Grand Jury. Police arrested 19-year-old Jordan Hilty, of Greensburg, last week. Investigation details from the Adair County Sheriff's Department were presented following an investigation of alleged contact with a victim under the age of 12. In addition to the charge of 1st degree sexual abuse, Hilty is also charged with video voyeurism related to the case. Jordan Hilty is lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

If you've noticed all of the construction signs along West Main Street in Glasgow you might be curious as to when the project will begin. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 office out of Bowling Green has announced the rehabilitation work is under way. Crews will begin by working nights from 8pm to 6am on base failure repairs between US 31E to the square. The roadway will be resurfaced when the repair portion of the project is finished.

Motorists should expect lane closures and delays during the project. The rehabilitation and resurfacing is expected to be finished by the end of June.

 

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Bowling Green man enters guilty plea

A Bowling Green man entered a guilty plea Monday in connection to a fatal shooting outside O'Charley's back in January of 2020.  The plea received from 45-year-old Terry Stice is for 1st degree wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and for being a persistent felony offender. Original charges included attempted murder.  In lieu of a maximum penalty of life in prison, the plea agreement calls for a 15-year prison sentence. Two men, 21-year-old Elijsha Taylor and 40-year-old Michael Russell, died as a result of that altercation.

 

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Monday, June 7th, 2021

Spring high school sports season ending

Even though school is out, spring high school sports continue wrapping up.  Hart County's track team is sending Jaxson Shoulders, Dea Bradley, Emma Smith, Kiley Adcock and Kennedy Reynolds to the KHSAA State Track Meet.  Jaxson qualified in discus throw competition.  Dea, Emma, Kiley and Kennedy placed for the 4x100 sprint relay.  After sweeping the Cardinals over the weekend, the Cincinnatti Reds are off today.  They begin a series with the Brewers Tuesday night at 6:10.  Radio network coverage begins at 5:40 here on Studio 101 Sports.

 

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Monday, June 7th, 2021

Grayson County 10-year-old boy dies

A 10-year-old has died after becoming unresponsive in a residential pool near Leitchfield.  Just after two on Friday afternoon, emergency responders arrived at the home on Clifty Church Road in Grayson County.  It is unclear why the boy became unresponsive.  An adult was outside with the boy at the time of the incident.  CPR was administered immediately and continued as the boy was transported to Twin Lakes Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.  An autopsy is being performed by the state medical examiner’s office.

 

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Monday, June 7th, 2021

Road Rage lands teen in jail 

Road rage on the Western Kentucky Parkway in Hardin County has landed a Christian County teen in jail.  Officers with the Hardin County Sheriff's Department responded Saturday night after 18-year-old Lucas Justice allegedly pointed a shotgun and an assault rifle at drives near White Mills, which is between Leitchfield and Elizabethtown. Police say Justice drove beside another vehicle while traveling east on the parkway and displayed the barrel of a shotgun. When the other vehicle fell behind, Justice exited the parkway at the White Mills/Eastview exit and after the other vehicle drove past got back on the parkway and pointed an AR-15 out of his driver's window.   After the incident was reported, police were able to locate Justice and was in possession of a loaded shotgun and an unloaded AR-15.  Lucas Justice faces a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment.  He is jailed at Hardin County Detention Center on a $1500 cash bond.

 

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Friday, June 4th, 2021

Area sports action

As district runner-up, the Hart County Raider baseball team plays Saturday in the KHSAA 5th Region Tournament at Bardstown. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. as they take on Campbellsville. Region tournament semi-finals will be played Sunday and the championship game is set for Monday.

Thursday night, the Reds won the opening game of a 4-game series with the Cardinals 4-2. Tonight's game is set for 7:15 p.m. central. Radio network coverage begins at 6:45 p.m. on Studio 101 Sports.

 

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Friday, June 4th, 2021

Man with knife arrested at laundromat

Police responded to Glasgow Laundry Mat on Wednesday after receiving a complaint of a man with a knife. Officers arrived to find 45-year-old Ronnie Elmore standing outside the facility making threats. Elmore attempted to charge officers with the knife raised but then dropped the weapon. He was arrested and faces charges of public intoxication of a controlled substance, attempted assault, wanton endangerment, menacing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, terroristic threatening and attempted escape. Elmore is jailed at Barren County Detention Center with a $20,000 cash bond.

 

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Friday, June 4th, 2021

Hart County Inmate Escapes From Work Detail

A Hart County Jail inmate worker has eascaped and public assistance is being reqeusted by law enforcenent. Jail administration contacted Kentucky State Police for assitance Friday morning in reference to 49-year-old Christopher Lee Mazur of Michigan who walked away from a work detail operation at 100 Bluegrass Avenue in Horse Cave. Mazur is described as a white man with brown hair, brown eyes, 5′9″ and weiging approximately 155 pounds. He was jailed after being arrested on April 19th in Hardin County on a bench warrant for violating his felony probation.

 

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Friday, June 4th, 2021

Bonnieville School improvement grant

Bonnieville Elementary School is set to receive a sizeable improvement grant.  Governor Andy Beshear announced $127 million in funding which will go to 13 Kentucky school districts, including Hart County. Bonnieville Elementary will receive $2.7 million. The funding is part of the Governor’s Better Kentucky Plan, which directs $1.3 billion to schools, expanding internet access, and delivering clean drinking water and quality sewer systems across Kentucky.

 

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Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Recent Hart Circuit Court Indictments

* Terry Johnson, 29, of Magnolia, for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

* Samuel Beck, 33, of Canmer, for wanton endangerment, 1st degree, terroristic threatening, 2nd degree, receiving stolen property under $10,000 and disorderly conduct, 2nd degree.

* Christopher Thompson, 39, of Canmer, for receiving stolen property under $10,000.

* Summer Kennedy, 32, of Hardyville, for fraud use of credit card $500<$10,000.

* James Richardson, of Hardyville, for fraud use of credit card $100<$10,000.

* Idris Akeeb, 34, of IL, for fleeing and evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment, 1st degree - police officer, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, speeding 26 mph or >speed limit and reckless driving.

* Marty Catron, 37, of Bonnieville, for sexual abuse, 1st degree (4 counts).

* Paul Logsdon, 40, of Horse Cave, for receiving stolen property under $10,000.

* Christopher Metcalfe, 22, of Horse Cave, for receiving stolen property under $10,000.

* Charles Wease, 60, of Horse Cave, for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and persistent felony offender, first degree.

* Rebecca Renick, 32, of Horse Cave, for wanton endangerment, 1st degree, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, 2nd offense, leaving the scene of an accident - failure to render aid or assistance, driving on DUI suspended license, failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation and display or possession of canceled or fictitious operator's license.

 

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Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Area sports action

As district runner-up, the Hart County Raider baseball team plays Saturday in the KHSAA 5th Region Tournament at Bardstown. Game time is set for 3pm Central as they take on Campbellsville. Region tournament semi-finals will be played Sunday and the championship game is set for Monday.

The Reds are back in action tonight after being rained out Wednesday.  They travel to St. Louis to open a 4-game weekend series.  First pitch tonight is set for 7:15 Central. Radio network coverage begins at 6:45 here on Studio 101 Sports.

 

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Horse Cave's Fire Chief suspended

The Horse Cave Fire Chief has been suspended and an investigation is underway by the State Attorney General's Office. Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry told Studio 101 news that he was notified last week by the State Fire

Commission that some discrepancies had been found with the Horse Cave Fire Department and has now been turned over to the State Attorney General's Office.  Mayor Curry said he wanted to thank Munfordville Mayor

John Johnson and the Munfordville Fire Department, along with Cave City Mayor Dewayne Hatcher and the Cave City Fire Department lending their available services to Horse Cave's Fire Department. The Horse Cave Fire Department is still in full operation. No other details have been released. The investigation is continuing by the State Attorney General's Office.

 

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

E-town woman charged with arson

A 41-yearold Elizabethtown woman was arrested early Saturday morning for reportedly being complicit in the arson of an apartment building. According to an arrest citation, Amanda House said she was instructed to set paper towels and trash on fire. The citation said trash was set up against the wall, which caused a larger fire with smoke. The Elizabethtown Fire Department was dispatched at around 2:00 a.m. and evacuated 24 residents from the building with the fire contained and extinguished in House's apartment. EFD Capt. David Walters said the fire is under investigation by the city's police and fire department. He said no injuries were reported. House is being held at the Hardin County Detention Center. First-degree arson is a Class A felony punishable by 20 to 50 years or life in prison, if convicted.

 

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Glasgow man arrested on numerous drug charges

Mr. James Dylan Lacy, 23 of Glasgow, was arrested Thursday night on a Barren River Drug Task Force indictment warrant for Trafficking in Marijuana 8 oz to < 5 pounds 1st offence, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The investigation led to Mr. Lacy after a parcel was intercepted by the Drug Task Force that contained $9,000.00 in cash that was being shipped to California in July 2019. Mr. Lacy was having marijuana and THC products shipped to Glasgow from California. After the parcel was discovered, Detectives went to Mr. Lacy’s residence and interviewed Mr. Lacy, who admitted that he was sending the cash to California to purchase Marijuana Wax and THC Vapes and was selling1 them. Mr. Lacy owns a vape store in Glasgow but stated that he did not sell marijuana or THC items out of his store but did have people who sold for him (though evidence showed that marijuana/THC products were being sold out of the store.) Mr. Lacy gave consent to search his residence where numerous marijuana, THC wax and THC vape products were located along with over $18,000 in cash and items of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Lacy was transported and lodged in the Barren County Jail.  Additional charges may be pending from items that were discovered after the

arrest. The DTF executed three search warrants on Mr. Lacy’s business and residence on the May 28th where Detectives found a large amount of additional illegal THC products and a large amount of cash. The Barren River Drug Task Force was assisted by the Glasgow Police Department and the Barren County Sheriff’s Dept.

 

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Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Kentucky Down Under Zoo search for missing dog

According to a Facebook post, Stetson is a Border Collie and went missing on May 19th around 5:00 a.m. from the zoo. The dog does not have a collar on but does have one blue eye and a brown one. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Stetson could be eligible for a $3,000 reward. Please contact zoo owner David Gray at 270-474-7461.

 

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Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Clydesdales coming to Cave City

The Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to the south central Kentucky areas starting at the end of June. The famous horses will be in Bowling Green June 29th through July 5th. Also, the Clydesdales are coming to Cave City July 3rd There they will be starting at noon downtown and will make their way to the Cave City Convention Center.

 

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Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

MCNP closing portion of Green River Ferry

Mammoth Cave National Park will temporarily close a portion of the Green River Ferry Road from Maple Springs Campground to the junction of Mammoth Cave Parkway and suspend ferry service between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2nd, and Friday, June 4th. There will be no river access or exit options for paddlers and boaters and the Echo River Springs Accessible Trail will be inaccessible. During the closure period the project, the project contractor will install, and then later remove, a barge needed to continue work on the lower section of the canoe and kayak launch. The canoe and kayak ramp will reduce congestion around the Green River Ferry as well as address potential safety concerns for paddlers and vehicles at the popular water access point. Full completion of the project is dependent on weather but is expected to occur before the end of the 2021 summer season.

 

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Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Police find and identify body found off Highway 259

Kentucky State Police and the Breckinridge County Sheriff's Office say they are working a death investigation on a missing Illinois woman. On May 27th, KSP detectives and Breckinridge County Sheriff's Office deputies located a deceased female at 7863 South Highway 259 in Breckinridge County. The3 female is believed to be Dwan Atwell, of Illinois. Atwell had been reported missing by her family in March. An autopsy was performed on Friday at the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville and the medical examiner was able to give positive identification. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

ATV fatality in Warren County

The Warren County Sheriff's Office found a missing person Sunday morning, who appears to have died in an ATV accident. Sunday night, WCSO responded to White Avenue in reference to the missing person and shortly after arrival, requested the assistance of the Richardsville Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Management to help search the farm property. Early Monday morning, Deputies found 56-year-old Jeff Halter, of Bowling Green. According to WCSO, it appeared Halter was operating his ATV on the farm, when he struck a piece of farm equipment resulting in a rollover accident.

 

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Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Radcliff man shoots and kills wife

A long-running dispute between a Radcliff man and a stepson led to the shooting death early Sunday morning of a Radcliff woman. 67-year-old Gregory Cunningham is charged with murder-domestic violence, after he fired a shot at his wife, Victoria, striking her outside of their home as she stood there with her son. Radcliff Police Capt. Willie Wells said Gregory Cunningham and a stepson had been involved in an argument before the shooting and had been separated. Cunningham then retrieved a firearm and fired the gun while his wife and a son were outside. Wells said Cunningham called police about what had happened. According to an arrest citation, the shooting happened about 1:00 a.m. and one gunshot struck the woman. Cunningham was arrested at 4:18 a.m. He faces between 20 and 50 years or life in prison if convicted. The investigation is ongoing. Cunningham is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, May 28th, 2021

Kentucky requiring prison visitors be vaccinated

Kentucky will reopen prisons to visitors starting the week of June 20th at Department of Corrections and Juvenile Justice facilities. Governor Andy Beshear said Tuesday that more than 75% of adult inmates in state custody have been vaccinated. Visitors must be vaccinated and will be expected to wear as face covering and remain distanced.

 

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Friday, May 28th, 2021

More Circuit Court Clerk's transitioning

Ten more counties will make the transition in June to a new, secure driver-licensing model, administered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), that gives customers more choices and modern services. The traditional system of licenses and permits being issued by the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in each county is being phased out. It is being replaced by a network of KYTC Driver Licensing Regional Offices intentionally located across the state Making the transition in June will be Elliott, Fleming, Hancock, Hart, Knott, Lee, Owen, Owsley, Rockcastle and Wolfe counties. The Office of Circuit Court Clerk in each of those counties will cease nearly all in-person driver licensing services on June 28th, 2021, and licensing services will instead be performed at KYTC's regional offices. It will bring to 30 the number of counties to have made the transfer of services. KYTC regional offices - the only place to get a REAL ID are currently operating in Paducah, Madisonville, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Louisville/Hurstbourne, Elizabethtown, Frankfort, Lexington, Burlington, Richmond, Columbia, Somerset, Jackson, Morehead, Catlettsburg and Prestonsburg with more offices planned.

 

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Friday, May 28th, 2021

Two indicted in murder for hire

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Freddy Gonzalez and Xavior Posey for the murder of Brian Russell on December 30th, 2020 in Franklin. Authorities said over the course of 2020, Freddy Manuel Gonzalez and Brian Russell, both dated Russell's ex-wife. She ultimately broke up with Gonzalez in mid-December 2020.  Russell told co-workers that Gonzalez had once threatened him with a gun. According to the criminal complaint, on the morning of December 30th 2020, Franklin Police responded to a shots fired call at Russell's home and found that Russell had been shot three times. Russell died later that day. Gonzalez and Posey were co-workers. The Criminal Complaint alleges that December 20th and December 30th text messages between Gonzalez and Posey discuss the murder, and that Gonzalez offered to pay Posey to commit murder. The federal grand jury sitting in Bowling Green returned a one count indictment against both Gonzalez and Posey on May 20th, 2021, charging them with murder for hire. Gonzalez and Posey are both now in federal custody. If convicted at trial, the4 maximum sentence is death and the minimum sentence is life in prison, and there is a maximum $250,000 fine. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Madison Sewell and David Weiser.

 

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Friday, May 28th, 2021

Leitchfield man dies in fatal crash

One person is dead after a single car accident Thursday morning on the Western Kentucky Parkway in Harding County. Kentucky State Police Post 4 responded to the crash near the 120 mile marker. According to authorities, 26-year-old Jacob Wisdom, of Leitchfield, was driving westbound on the Western Kentucky Parkway in a Toyota Camry, and for unknown reasons Wisdom lost control of his vehicle and entered the median before overturning several times, that caused Wisdom to be ejected from the vehicle. The Hardin County Coroner's Office pronounced Wisdom dead at the scene.

 

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Friday, May 28th, 2021

Glasgow home burglarized and vandalized

A home was burglarized and vandalized Monday in Glasgow.  Police were called to Bryan Street to follow up on a report of a broken out window. Upon arrival, officers discovered Bredin Vondbrandt, of Glasgow, inside the residence destroying property and pouring paint throughout.  Damages are estimated at approximately $2,000. Vonbrandt is charged with burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, menacing and criminal mischief. He is currently lodged in the Barren County Detention Center with a $7,500 cash bond with court appearance held Thursday. Vonbrandt has now been arrested each of the past three months. On March 31st, he was charged with public intoxication and methamphetamine possession and on April 27th, he was charged with methamphetamine possession and contempt of court.

 

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Attack near Park City leads to arrests

A physical altercation Monday afternoon at a residence on US 31W just south of Park City prompted a response from Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputies. When they arrived, officers determined 20-year-old Angel Dimmett, of Smiths Grove, had attacked 47-year-old Loretta Goodpasture, who lived at the location. Goodpasture told police three men were also there during the incident and one of them fired a gun. These men are identified as 23-year-old Easton Rector, of Oakland, 22-year-old Jason Temples, of Smiths Grove and 49-year-old Michael Vance. Vance is a resident of the location and admitted to firing a gun into the ground. Consent was given to search the residence and property. Officials located drug paraphernalia, suspected methamphetamine, cash and several firearms. Law enforcement said they also located a white powdery substance believed to be a controlled substance.

All of these individuals were arrested and face multiple drug or assault related charges. The Department of Social Services was called to assist with the placement of two children at the residence during the incident. Dimmett, Goodpasture, Rector, and Vance were all lodged in Hart County Jail. Temples was taken ti Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Woman arrested on stalking charges

A woman in Glasgow was arrested Monday on several charges, including stalking.  According to an arrest citation, 38-year-old Kayla Perez had been harassing a man and his family over the past several months. The harassment, which includes allegations of multiple threats, is a violation of an existing protective order. Charges against Perez include stalking 1st degree, terroristic threatening, falsely reporting an incident and violation of an IPO.  After her arrest by Glasgow Police, she was taken to Barren County Detention Center.  She remains jailed with a $5,000 cash bond and has a court date set for Thursday.

 

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Larue County active arrest warrant

Authorities in LaRue County are asking for help from the public in finding a man with an active arrest warrant. A statement from Hodgenville Police indicates Carroll Corbin, Jr. is wanted for flagrant non-support. They ask anyone with knowledge of Corbin's whereabouts to please contact law enforcement.

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Woman rescued at Green River Lake

An off-duty firefighter helped rescue a woman in danger of drowning Monday evening at Green River Lake. The woman was having trouble staying above water several yards out from a designated swimming area where a steep drop in the lake bottom occurs. Campbellsville-Taylor County firefighter Cody Wood was boating with his wife and observed the woman screaming and struggling in the water. Wood quickly responded, tossed a float to her and then pulled her aboard his boat. The identity of the woman was not made public, though she was described as in her 50s and resides in Hardin County. She refused medical treatment. Officials say the incident is a reminder to make safety the highest priority when out on the lake, especially with the busy Memorial Holiday Weekend ahead.

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Utility line falls across I-65

A utility line fell across I-65 Monday morning causing a brief disruption in traffic for both directions.  Around 8am, motorists reported what they believed to be a power line down across the interstate between the rest areas location and Munfordville.  A utility crew was dispatched and determined the downed line was an uncharged communications line. Kentucky State Police momentarily blocked traffic as a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crew pulled the line off the interstate onto right of way.  There were no significant delays and there was no further disruption of traffic.

 

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Mammoth Cave runaway juvenile located

A runaway juvenile from the Cave City area was located after a brief search Monday afternoon. The 15-year-old boy left his home on Mammoth Cave Park Road on foot around noon.  Authorities were notified and local emergency service agencies began a search.  The boy was found around 6pm by a Mammoth Cave Park Ranger and taken back to his residence by the sheriff's department.

 

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Motel drug arrest in Cave City

There has been another motel drug arrest in Cave City. Officers responded Friday evening to a room at Countryside Inn. They detected an odor of marijuana and observed 41-year-old Billy Joe Johnson of Cave City attempting to hide several baggies of suspected methamphetamine and other items in a drawer. Officers were granted permission to search the room and found crystal meth weighing just over 30 grams along with a bag of marijuana, pills and cash. Johnson was taken into custody and is now charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Johnson was in court for a preliminary hearing Monday. He remains lodged at Barren County Detention Center with a $7,500 cash bond.

 

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Monday, May 24th, 2021

18-year-old accused of murder

Kentucky State Police have arrested an 18-year-old and charged him with murder in Meade County. Tyler J. Perry, of Vine Grove, is accused of killing 65-year-old Cris Blehar, whose body was found inside a home on Woodland Road in the Flaherty area. At 9:21 a.m. Friday, Kentucky State Police Post 4 was called to the residence regarding a dead woman found inside the home. Blehar was identified and pronounced dead by the Meade County Coroner's Office. KSP said in a statement Saturday, it's investigation discovered Blehar was a victim of homicide. Perry, whose address is listed as Vine Grove, was interviewed and charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence. Perry is lodged in the Meade County Detention Center The homicide remains under investigation.

 

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Monday, May 24th, 2021

House fire in Glasgow

The Glasgow Fire Department responded to a house fire early Friday morning. Officials were dispatched at 2:08 a.m. to Humble Avenue for a possible structure fire. Upon arrival, fire personnel extinguished the flames, completed a search of the house and determined that it was unoccupied at the time. The fire department used 2,500 gallons of water to put out the fire and was on scene for approximately two hours, with assistance from Glasgow Police Department and Barren-Metcalfe EMS. The house sustained significant damage to the rear area of the structure, but no injuries were reported at the scene. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

 

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Monday, May 24th, 2021

Motorcyclist dies on Morgantown road

Kentucky State Police say a man driving a motorcycle was killed after a crash on Morgantown Road near the intersection of Midcrest Drive in Warren County. The Warren County Sheriff's Office asked Kentucky State Police to investigate the crash that occurred just before 7:00 p.m. Friday. The preliminary investigation states that a 2021 Honda Accord driven by 19-year-old Paul Dunia, of Bowling Green, turned on Morgantown Road from Midcrest Drive. Police say Dunia turned in front of a motorcycle driven by 60-year-old Bobby Austin, Jr., who was on Morgantown Road. Austin was unable to stop and hit the rear of the Accord. The crash caused Austin to be ejected from the motorcycle and into the road. Police say a Ford Taurus driven by 51-year-old Robert Jones, of Rochester, was unable to avoid hitting Austin. Austin, Jr., was pronounced dead on the scene.

 

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Monday, May 24th, 2021

Smith Grove woman arrested at Rural King

A Smiths Grove woman is behind bars at the Barren County Detention Center after a shoplifting complaint at Rural King. Glasgow Police say they made contact with Mary Cummings who had three active warrants out for her arrest. Officers determined that she had recently been involved with multiple theft investigations for shoplifting at Rural King. They located a large amount of merchandise inside her vehicle that had been reported stolen. Police also located a large amount of cash, hydrocodone and heroin inside her purse. Cummings was arrested and charged with: shoplifting under $500, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (heroin), possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (drug unspecified), trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st offense. She was also served the active warrants. She was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, May 24th, 2021

One dead in Glasgow shooting

An unidentified person has died after a shooting in Glasgow Sunday. The name and gender of the victim have not been released. Glasgow Police say they responded to Ann Avenue in reference to a victim that had been shot and the suspect had left the scene. The victim was taken to T. J. Samson Hospital where they were pronounced dead. Police say the suspect is described as a white man and left the scene as a passenger in a white four-door sedan with tinted windows and chrome trim. The vehicle had a white female driver and left in an unknown direction of travel. If you have any information or may have seen this vehicle in the area, please call Glasgow Police Department at 270--651-6165 or 270-651-5151.

 

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Friday, May 21st, 2021

Fourth body found in Ohio County home

Authorities say a fourth body has been found at a home in Ohio County where police were called in response to a shooting. A statement from Kentucky State Police says officers responded Wednesday afternoon to that home near Beaver Dam to find three victims outside the residence with apparent gunshot wounds. A detached structure near the home was ablaze and a body was found inside it Thursday morning. Autopsies are being performed. Police are not actively looking for any particular suspect at this point.

 

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Friday, May 21st, 2021

Criminal mischief investigation by Hodgenville Police

Hodgenville Police are currently investigating a rash of criminal mischief in the downtown area. Multiple business windows have been broken and graffiti has been written on walls. These incidents have occurred since last Friday. Police are looking for a person of interest who may be missing a skateboard, which is being held as evidence.  A social media post states if you are missing a skateboard, or know someone that is, Hodgenville Police would like to speak to you.

 

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Friday, May 21st, 2021

US 68 alternating passing sections project

A project to add alternating passing sections along US 68 between Campbellsville and Lebanon begins next week. As part of the Heartland Parkway Corridor, the 2+1 configuration will be familiar to motorists who travel KY 55 between Columbia and Campbellsville. Work starts Monday, May 24, on the Lebanon end of the project along the westbound lane side. Construction will move toward Campbellsville and be under way through the entire corridor by mid-summer. Work will be phased to minimize impacts to traffic and maximize safety and efficiency. The project was awarded to Haydon Materials, LLC earlier this month in a $17.8 million contract with a specified completion date of August 1, 2022.

 

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Friday, May 21st, 2021

MCMS has a new principal

Metcalfe County Middle School will have a new principal on July 1st.  An announcement was made Thursday that Jenny Stotts-Lundy will take over for Allen Trotter, who recently was named the district’s new director of pupil personnel. Stotts-Lundy started her teaching career 21 years ago at Metcalfe County Elementary School, where she currently teaches Kindergarten.

 

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Friday, May 21st, 2021

AG asks Supreme Court's reconsideration in DUI case

Kentucky’s attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its recent ruling in a DUI case. Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office says the ruling will “stand as a barrier” to prosecuting many DUI cases and thereby make the roads less safe. The petition came on the same day the ruling came into play in a Kentucky lawmaker’s case. Republican State Rep. Derek Lewis was acquitted Wednesday of operating a vehicle under the influence. The state Supreme Court ruling was cited in a defense motion that prevented the prosecutor from presenting Lewis’ blood-test refusal to the jury.

 

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Friday, May 21st, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Among highlights from Hart County Fiscal Court’s Thursday meeting, members took the final step in establishing an animal shelter in Hart County.  A second reading was passed, paving the way for a local facility. As part of departmental reports, the sheriff stated 90 dogs have recently been removed from Hart County and taken to the Warren County Shelter. The jail report says 137 inmates are currently being held at the facility.  Two checks were presented to the court on behalf of the jail, totaling just under $27 thousand dollars. Approval was given to purchase a new backhoe for the county at the state bid price.  Second readings were passed for the 2021-22 budget and to set a speed limit of 25 on Alan Pottinger Road. The court decided to request bids for the next phase of upgrades for the county’s 911 system and they approved to purchase the land near Bonnieville where the 911 tower stands. The next Hart County Fiscal Court meeting is set for Thursday, June 10th.

 

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Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Ky taxpayers affected by storms could delay filing

Kentucky taxpayers affected by storms in late February may be able to delay filing and paying their income taxes until the end of June. The Kentucky Department of Revenue says it will honor the Internal Revenue Service special tax relief for taxpayers in an area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as qualifying for individual assistance. The Finance and Administration Cabinet says the extension doesn’t apply to sales tax or other types of taxes, but taxpayers may contact the Department of Revenue to seek an extension or waiver of penalties.

 

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Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Changes in Driver Licensing service

Drivers' licensing services in some of our adjacent counties change next week.  Beginning Monday, Green, Hardin and Metcalfe County residents must visit a regional Real ID office instead of their Circuit Court Clerk's Office.  Five other counties across the state will also make the transition next week. The closest regional offices to our area are Columbia, Bowling Green and Elizabethtown. Twelve counties have already made the switch and the statewide transition is expected to be completed June 2022.  The official date for Hart County has not been announced. Citizens can visit drive.ky.gov to schedule an appointment at a regional office.  The website also contains information regarding required documentation needed to process a license applications and the various license options available.

 

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Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Larue County Schools Board of Ed

LaRue County is the latest local district to make a decision regarding a supplemental year for applying students. LaRue County Schools Board of Education approved the usage of Senate Bill 128 at their meeting on Monday.

Board President Farah Pruitt broke the 2-2 tie to approve all supplemental year applications. The bill, which was signed by the governor in March, is emergency legislation allowing a supplemental year for students after this school year in which the COVID-19 pandemic caused a disruption to regular in-person instruction. The district received a total of 15 applications.

 

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Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Larue County Schools ending school year early

LaRue County Schools will be ending their school year a week ahead of schedule partly because of a shortage of bus drivers. The last day of school is Friday. It had been set for May 28th. An announcement from the district says if the board had not voted to amend the calendar, their option would have been NTI for the remainder of the year, which would have involved creation of paper packets due to laptop pickup occurring this week. Because testing has already taken place, the district’s statement says forgiving the final four days of school would result in a minimal loss of instruction.  Graduation for LaRue County High School seniors remains scheduled for May 28th.

 

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, May 20th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: approving payment to Scotty's Contracting, approve advertise for bids phase #2 upgrading the 911 system and approval to cancel regular scheduled June 3rd and 17th fiscal court meetings, while approving June 10th and 24th as the next two fiscal court meeting dates.

 

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Governor Beshear reported 645 new cases Tuesday in the commonwealth, bringing the state total to 453,460 cases. 11 new deaths were reported along with no new audit deaths, making the state total 6,673 deaths. Kentucky's positivity rate is 2.79%

 

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Columbia woman charged with child neglect

According to Columbia Police Department, employees of an area library called Adair County's 911 after a child was found walking their parking lot naked Monday afternoon. Officers with Columbia Police Department say library employees stayed with the child until they got there. They believe the child wandered away from an apartment complex on South High Street in Columbia. Police said the child's grandmother had been watching the child inside the home and had taken medication and fallen asleep. Contesa Abbott, of Columbia, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.

 

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Upton man indicted for rape of child

A 41-year-old Upton man has been indicted by a Larue County Grand Jury for reportedly raping and sexually assaulting a girl younger than 12. 41-year-old Temmy Wise faces Class A felony charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy - punishable by 20 to 50 years, or life in prison, if convicted. He also was indicted for first-degree sexual abuse, a victim younger than 12, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. According to Wise's indictment, the acts occurred between 2017 and 2020. He's been held in the Larue County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Governor gives update on COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update on COVID-19 and vaccination efforts in Kentucky. Gov Beshear announced 1,927,168 people had received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky. The Governor said "Overall, 54% of all Kentucky adults and 80% of Kentuckians 65 and older now have at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine". Gov. Beshear reported 285 new cases of the virus and six new deaths. On May 28th, all indoor and outdoor events of any size and businesses of any capacity can increase to 75% capacity. Final Capacity restrictions related to COVID-19 end Friday, June 11th. The same day, the state will also eliminate the mask mandate for all Kentuckians with the exceptions of places where people are the most vulnerable.

 

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Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Complaint leads to arrest of Glasgow man

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office responded to a reckless driving complaint Monday. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff, they were notified of a semi-truck and trailer traveling in a reckless manner, weaving in and out of the emergency lanes before it came to a stop. The driver, Phillip W. Myers, of Glasgow, was found on the passenger side of the vehicle standing between the truck and trailer with a red towel in his hand. Authorities found a knife in Myers' right front pocket, and drug paraphernalia containing suspected methamphetamine in the red towel. Myers was placed under arrest and charged with: possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), prescription controlled substance not in proper container, 1st offense, drug paraphernalia - buy/possess and no registration plates Myers was taken to the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Man recovering after shooting

A man is recovering in the hospital following a Sunday evening shooting in Bowling Green. According to the Bowling Green Police Department, they were called to a home Sunday evening where the caller said a man had been shot multiple times. Upon arrival, the officer discovered the victim with gunshot wounds to his stomach and legs. The officer administered first aid and spoke with the female witness. The female witness stated there had been an altercation before the shooting in Franklin and when they returned to the home on Beauty Avenue in Bowling Green, an unknown person began shooting at her and the victim. The victim was taken by EMS and was advised to stay in the hospital for at least 24 hours.

 

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Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Transition of Driver Licensing Services

A new era of driver licensing services, offering an array of options and conveniences for obtaining or renewing driver’s licenses and state identification cards, will soon begin in eight more Kentucky counties this month.

The traditional trip to the local Office of Circuit Court Clerk is being replaced in those counties with a visit to a secure, specialized Driver Licensing Regional Office operated by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC).

“To make a better Kentucky, we have to strive for constant improvement in our public services and the manner in which they’re delivered,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “The transition to licensing through a network of Driver Licensing Regional Offices, with modern services and more choices for cardholders, takes this essential service to the next level.”  Making the transition this month will be Caldwell, Casey, Green, Hardin, Menifee, Metcalfe, McCreary and Webster counties.

The Office of Circuit Court Clerk in each of those counties will cease nearly all in-person driver licensing services on Monday, May 24th.

The lone exception is that the circuit court clerk in each county will continue the temporary processing of remotely submitted applications for renewal or replacement of standard-issue licenses and IDs until June 30, 2021. That was an emergency measure to limit person-to-person contact and safeguard public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The remote renewal option – by mail or by leaving applications in drop boxes – is not available to anyone whose name or address has changed or who requires testing by the Kentucky State Police. Get more information at drive.ky.gov | COVID-19 Driver Licensing Changes and Updates.

 

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Monday, May 17th, 2021

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food bank, a certified member agency of feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify, Friday, May 21st, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m. To qualify for Senior CSFP program must have the following: Meet Income eligibility guidelines, show proof you are 60 and older, provide income info for all members of household. To qualify if under 60, you must provide: ID, Proof of Hart county residency, Income information for all household members and meet eligibility guidelines. There will be a "Drive through pick-up", someone will be in the parking lot to assist you with getting in line. Listen to WLOC radio 1150AM or 101.7 FM, for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteers will need to arrive by 9:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, May 17th, 2021

Munfordville City Council meeting

The Munfordville City Council will hold a special called meeting Monday night at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, May 17th, 2021

Governor gives update on COVID-19

Governor Andy Beshear gave the latest update Sunday on COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the state's total case number to 452,537. The positivity rate decreased to 2.79%. The state reported 8 new deaths.

 

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Monday, May 17th, 2021

One person killed in Columbia collision

Kentucky State Police Post 15 troopers responded to a two-vehicle collision on KY 92 around eight miles east of Columbia. According to KSP, 26-year-old Michael Scott of Columbia, was driving west on KY 92 in a 1995 GMC Sierra truck.  Mimi Bairstow, 87, of Glens Fork, was driving east on KY 92 in a 2006 Ford Explorer.  Scott's vehicle and Bairstow's vehicle collided head on at the centerline of the roadway. Bairstow was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adair County Coroner's Office. Scott was airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington with life-threatening injuries. A portion of KY& 92 was closed for several hours to allow troopers to reconstruct the collision.

 

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Monday, May 17th, 2021

Bowling Green man arrested on drug charges

A Bowling Green man was arrested in Hart County on drug charges. Hart County Sheriff's K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 218 in Horse Cave. A positive K9 alert lead to 26-year-old Christopher Page, of Bowling Green, being arrested for: trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Cocaine) (Enhanced by a firearm), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess (Enhanced by a firearm), speeding 12 mph over the limit, excessive windshield/window tinting, failure to produce insurance card and failure to wear seatbelts. Page was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. Assisting on scene was the Horse Cave Police Department, Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and Kentucky State Police.

 

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Monday, May 17th, 2021

Illinois man arrested after pursuit

Hart County Sheriff and K9 Unit initiated in a motor vehicle pursuit Wednesday when a 2021 Dodge Durango fled from a traffic stop on I-65 beginning around the4 62mm. The vehicle continued into Hardin County where the vehicle exited at Sonora. KSP Post 4 Troopers and Hardin County Sheriff's Office joined in the pursuit that shortly ended near US 31-W. 35-year-old Idris Akeeb of Chicago, Ill, was arrested and charged with: speeding 26 or > speed limit, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), reckless driving, wanton endangerment, 1st degree (police officer) and operating on a suspended/revoked license. Akeeb was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, May 14th, 2021

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Sheryl Shirley, Chairman of Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board to be held Sunday, May 16th, at 2:30 p.m. at Hart County High School in Munfordville. The agenda will include appointing a board member to serve on the Pipeline to Workforce Screening Committee.

 

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Friday, May 14th, 2021

E-town man charged with incest

A 65-year-old Elizabethtown man is being held on a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center following his arrest Wednesday on multiple sex offenses, reportedly against a female family member. Mickey Hatfield was arrested Wednesday at 4:25 p.m. by Elizabethtown Police. He is charged with incest, first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree rape, second-degree sodomy and third-degree sodomy - all felonies. The reported abuse began in 2003 against a minor when the reported sexual abuse occurred. Hatfield was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, May 14th, 2021

Woman arrested in Butler County murder

Kentucky State Police arrested a woman Thursday in connection with the death of a man in Butler County. According to authorities, 43-year-old Samantha J. Stewart was arrested Thursday in connection to the death of Michael Embry, who was found Wednesday inside a home on Caneyville Road Stewart is charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence. Stewart was lodged in the Butler County Jail.

 

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Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Upton man arrested for DUI

An Upton man was arrested on DUI related charges Tuesday. Kentucky State Police charged 65-year-old Odell Williams, Sr. with driving under the influence of intoxicants, having an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, disregarding a stop sign, careless driving and failure to wear a seat belt. He was taken to Hardin County Detention Center and was released later in the day.

 

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Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Man identified after standoff in Glasgow

Glasgow Police arrested a man after a lengthy standoff Wednesday night. Police fired tear gas into the home on Humble Avenue around 8:00 p.m.  Police were on the scene for hours in Glasgow trying to negotiate with the man to come outside. The man was identified Thursday morning as 31-year-old Cannon C. Pendergrass, of Glasgow. Pendergrass had apparently pointed a gun at a child earlier. He entered the home where police could see a handgun in his waistband. The handgun was found inside the home with an extended magazine. Pendergrass was arrested and charged with three counts of first degree wanton endangerment, se3cond degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), menacing, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, resisting arrest, second degree disorderly conduct, tampering with physical evidence and first degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified).

 

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Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Cave City Police make two drug arrests

Sgt. Reynolds with the Cave City Police Department observed a 2016 white Impala traveling south bound on I-65 Tuesday running 80 mph in a 70 mph zone. Sgt Reynolds made a traffic stop around the Park City area. The Sergeant made contact with the driver, Terrell Johnson, and smelled the odor of marijuana. K-9 Jax was deployed and gave a positive indication on the driver's side door. After a search of the vehicle, Sgt. Reynolds located over three pounds of packaged marijuana. Terrell Johnson was charged with speeding 10mph over the limit and trafficking in marijuana. The passenger of the vehicle, Darin Johnson, was charged with trafficking in marijuana. Both were arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Murder investigation in Butler County

Kentucky State Police Post 3 is investigating a murder in Butler County. According to officials, KSP was called Wednesday to investigate a deceased male found inside a home on Caneyville Road. Troopers and detectives found Michael Embry, 57, of Morgantown, dead at the home. The Butler County Coroner's Office pronounced Embry deceased at the scene. An autopsy has been scheduled at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville Authorities say the investigation is ongoing and foul play is suspected. Kentucky State Police request anyone with information regarding the death of Michael Embry, to call 270-782-2010.

 

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Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Two suspects located in E-town

An alert and determined Elizabethtown resident helped law enforcement Tuesday morning locate a Louisville pair wanted in two county cases. According to an arrest citation, 36 year-old Jessica Baker and 40 year-old Cory Murphy were seen ransacking a broken down van by the vehicle’s owner, who had returned to jump-start it around 4:00 a.m.  When Baker and Murphy saw the person approaching, they fled in their vehicle. The local resident followed them and contacted police. A Kentucky State Police trooper stopped the vehicle when he saw it run another vehicle off the road. The trooper reportedly found approximately $1,000 worth of the van owner’s belongings in the truck and, upon further investigation, determined that Baker and Murphy had entered the van by breaking out a window. According to the citation, the trooper then contacted the Elizabethtown Police Department after furniture was found in the truck that had been reported taken from a storage building of Rent-A-Center in Elizabethtown. Baker and Murphy are each being held in lieu of a $2,500 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Bowman chose for Chamber Director

Hart County's Chamber of Commerce has new leadership.  Sherman Bowman was introduced as the new executive director earlier this week. He takes over following the retirement of Virginia Davis. As one of the first items of business under Bowman's leadership, a ribbon cutting will be held Saturday at Dutch Country Safari Park on L&N Turnpike.  The event begins at 10:00 a.m

 

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Man located after Golden Alert

John Edberg has been located.  A golden alert was issued midday Monday as police solicited public assistance in locating the Glasgow man. Edberg could not be located after leaving the Barren County Family YMCA earlier in the morning.

 

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Authorities are asking for help in locating a woman missing from Glasgow. A release from Glasgow Police says 31-year-old Sarah Whitcraft was last seen Thursday evening on Hillcrest Drive getting into a grey car. She was wearing blue jeans, black tennis shoes and a white back pack with a flower print. Whitcraft is described as 5' 1" and approximately 115 pounds. She was expected back at the location where she was last seen later in the evening but has not returned. Anyone with information is asked to contact Glasgow Police at 270-651-5151.

 

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Louisville men arrested in Glasgow

Two Louisville men were arrested in Glasgow over the weekend after an incident at T. J. Samson Community Hospital. Police were called to the hospital Saturday after security officers said 36-year-old Daniel Jack Taylor and 31-year-old Edward Frank Kiper became belligerent with staff. Arrest citations indicate Taylor had abandoned four children that were with him at the hospital while he and Kiper stole a hospital vehicle. Police found the stolen vehicle, abandoned, on West Main Street. Taylor was located hiding in a creek bed where he was taken into custody. Kiper was found on West Liberty Street and taken into custody. Police say those juveniles were not harmed and were released to a family member. Both men have suspended licenses and after further investigation it was determined they arrived at the hospital in a vehicle pulling a stolen trailer which was reported missing from Green County. Daniel Taylor is charged with receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, fleeing or evading police (on foot), four counts of abandonment of minor, disorderly conduct, assault of a peace officer and terroristic threatening. Edward Kiper is charged receiving stolen property, criminal mischief and fleeing or evading police (On Foot).

 

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Governor's Scholars Program

With summer approaching, many high school juniors across the state have a distinct honor heading into their senior year by attending the Governor's Scholars Program. With its inception in 1983, GSP now invites around 1,000 students across the state to participate each year. Hart County has two students recognized for qualifying. Easton Sturgeon will be participating and Aislinn Wilson is an alternate and will get to attend if a spot opens. GSP provides academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong arts and humanities program, along with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. Students must complete an application and compete with others from across the state. Those selected attend the program free of charge.  The program is conducted on the campuses of Center College, Bellermanie College and Morehead State University. Just days ago, Kentucky officials announced an infusion of federal funding, enabling 30 additional students to attend the Governor’s Scholars Program this year and in each of the next two years.  Officials say the goal is to expand opportunities for students from historically underserved backgrounds and areas.

 

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Cave City man arrested on multiple charges

Sergeant Reynolds with the Cave City Police Department received a complaint of a suspicious person in the area of Eastland court. Sergeant Reynolds made contact with Christopher Johnson of Cave City. Sergeant Reynolds placed Mr. Johnson under arrest for public intoxication. Mr. Johnson then struck sergeant Reynolds and the fled the scene, Sergeant Reynolds apprehended Christopher Johnson.

Christopher Johnson was arrested and charged with

1) Public intoxication

2) Possession controlled sub 1st degree, 1st off (Methamphetamine)

3) Resisting arrest

4) Fleeing or evading police 2nd degree (on foot)

5) Assault 3rd degree- police

6) Tampering with physical evidence

7) Drug paraphernalia

Johnson was transported to T. J. Sampson hospital and was medically cleared, then transported to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Woman arrested by Cave City Police

Cave City Police were dispatched to 308 N. Dixie Hwy Sunday in reference to a complaint on a wanted subject. Upon arrival, Officer Childress observed a yellow Ford Escape that had just been reported stolen to the Barren County Sheriff’s Office. A female was rummaging in the back of the vehicle. Officer Childress identified her as Jennifer Jones. It was confirmed Jones had four active warrants for her arrest. Jones admitted to taking the vehicle. While on Scene, Officer Childress spoke with a resident at 308 N Dixie, They stated at some time throughout the day, Jones had been in their residence without consent. The resident also stated Jones returned later on and attempted to enter the apartment again, causing damage to the storm door. Jennifer Jones was placed under arrest for the four warrants for her arrest and also charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree and Receiving Stolen Property U/$10,000. Jones was transported and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Officer Childress was assisted on scene by Officer Stoney Phillips and Barren County Sheriff’s deputies Tyler Maxey and James Duff.

 

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Monday, May 10th, 2021

Help requested in hit and run

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office is requesting information in regards to a hit and run collision at Cove Hollow Cemetery. Police say the investigation shows this occurred after midnight Sunday morning, and police say the vehicle involved is suspected to be a dark green 1992 Ford Ranger. Edmonson County Sheriff's Office says, "Our agency takes damage to religious property very seriously". Anyone with information regarding the case, is urged to call Edmonson County Dispatch at 270-597-2729.

 

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Monday, May 10th, 2021

Edmonton man arrested for robbery

The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance on Tug Clark Road. According to Metcalfe County Sheriff, authorities found Darrell Wilson, of Edmonton, putting a small ax in the home owner's vehicle Wilson was also found to be in possession of the home owner's keys, cell phone and methamphetamine. The home owner said Wilson was armed with a small ax and threatened to kill the home owner with the ax, then took the homeowner's keys and attempted to take the home owner's vehicle. Wilson was arrested and charged with robbery, 1st degree, burglary, 1st degree, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine), assault, 4th degree (no visible injury), menacing and criminal mischief, 3rd degree. Wilson was lodged in Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, May 10th, 2021

Woman killed at gas station

A woman was killed after a man crashed his truck into a Leitchfield gas station. The incident occurred at the Shell Station on South Main Street. According to officials, a truck driven by 59-year-old Garry Jaeggers, of Mammoth Cave, crashed his truck into the front of the gas station. During the crash, 54-year-old Brenda L. Brown, of Ashland, was hit and killed. According to Deputy Grayson County Coroner Larry Holeman, Brown had been picked up by her boyfriend, who leaves in Beaver Dam, and was traveling to Ohio County to meet his parents. She went into Shell gas station to buy a pack of gum when the truck crashed through the front of the store. Holeman pronounced Brown dead at the scene. No charges have been filed. Jaeggers was transported to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center for a blood draw, which is Leitchfield Police Department standard operating procedure in cases such as this. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Friday, May 7th, 2021

Gov Beshear gives latest update

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the easing of some capacity restrictions starting May 28th All businesses and events indoors and outdoors that cater to 1000 or fewer people can increase capacity to 75%. That includes businesses such as hair salons, restaurants, gyms, etc. Also on May 28th, all businesses and events indoors and outdoors that cater to 1,000 people or more can increase capacity to 60%. The Governor also clarified that small groups of individuals are no longer mandated to wear facial coverings indoors in private businesses or homes if all individuals present have received the final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior. Gov. Beshear reported 655 new cases of the virus, five new deaths and one from audit. The positivity rate is now at 3.51%.

 

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Friday, May 7th, 2021

Cave City man arrested on multiple charges

The Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force assisted Glasgow Police Department Street Crime Unit and ATF, with apprehending a Cave City man Thursday. The task force was contacted to assist Glasgow Police Department's Street Crime Unit in arresting 40 year-old Eric Sturgeon, of 119 Broadway Street, Cave City. Sturgeon was believed to be in the area of Greenwood Mall. He was wanted on a parole violation and bench warrant from Barren County. Sturgeon had been released from custody with an "ankle monitor" which he removed and has been wanted since January 26th. Detectives initiated a surveillance and located Sturgeon , who was on foot, in the Mall Parking Lot. He was taken into custody. After locating Sturgeon's vehicle parked at 2500 Scottsville Road, detectives requested assistance from KSP K-9 for a search of the vehicle. The search revealed a semi-automatic handgun, over 6 ounces of crystal meth, over 3 ounces of marijuana, digital scales, multiple baggies and cash. Sturgeon was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree (meth), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail pending arraignment in Warren District Court. The case will also be presented to the US Attorney's Office for potential federal prosecution.

 

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Friday, May 7th, 2021

Simpson County man arrested for rape

Kentucky State Police have arrested a Simpson County man on allegations of rape. On Monday, police were called by the Simpson County Sheriff's Office to investigate an incident where a woman reported she had been raped at her home. According to authorities, 65-year-old John Ellis, of Franklin, was identified as a possible suspect. Detectives found Ellis and arrested him on charges of burglary, kidnapping (adult) and rape. He was lodged in the Simpson County Jail.

 

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Friday, May 7th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE JOE CHOATE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BROTHER GREG ROSE PASTOR OF MT. BEULAH AND MUNFORDVILLE METHODIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN. JAILER BERGENSEN STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 155 IN THE COUNTY JAIL AND PRESENTED THE COURT WITH CHECKS TOTALING JUST OVER $58,331. THE COURT RECOGNIZED FIRST RESPONDERS AND EMS WITH A PROCLAMATION DECLARING MAY 16-22 AS EMS WEEK. RON GONTERMAN OF ARK REPORTED THAT THE NEW DOG SHELTER WAS 99% COMPLETE.

THE COURT APPROVED ACCEPTED BID OF $10,750 FOR NEW AIR CONDITIONERS FOR SHERIFFS OFFICE TO ACCEPT HIGH BIDS FROM SULLIVAN AUTO FOR 2 FORD TRUCKS AT $41,500 FOR EACH, ACCEPTED BID FROM TIMMY WILKERSON FOR $30,555 FOR KUBOTA TRACTOR AND FROM BEN KILLMAN FOR $29,000 FOR ANOTHER KUBOTA TRACTOR, AND STANDING ORDERS, 1ST READING.
ALSO ESTABLISHING HART COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER, HART COUNTY CHAMBER BUDGET, PURCHASE FROM WRIGHTS IMPLEMENT NEW JOHN DEERE TRACTOR, LOADER, AND SNOW PLOW AT STATE BID, 1ST READING TO DISCONTINUANCE OF TIMBERLAKE CEMETERY SPUR, PARTICIPATE IN THE HART COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL PIPELINE TO THE WORKFORCE, HART COUNTY JAIL 21/22 JAIL POLICIES WITH NO CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS YEAR, ADVERTISE FOR REPAIR TO CORONERS OFFICE ROOF, AND ELIMINATED THE OFFICE OF DEPUTY EMERGENCY MANAGER DIRECTOR.
THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL THURSDAY, MAY 20th, AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Cost will likely increase at WKU

The cost of attending Western Kentucky University will likely increase this fall. The school is proposing a tuition hike expected to be around 2%. University President Timothy Carboni says the proposed hike is being devoted to efforts of increasing salaries of faculty and staff. Several budget cuts are also in the proposal to help offset a nearly $8 million budget shortfall. The university's board of regents is set to review the proposal Friday.

 

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Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Two arrested on theft and drug charges

Two men are being held in Hart County Jail after being arrested for theft and drug charges in Edmonson County. Smith's Grove Police Chief Jason Franks made a traffic stop on Chalybeate Road regarding a possible stolen vehicle and called for assistance from the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department. The vehicle was confirmed as stolen from Southern Recycling. The VIN plate had been removed.  A search also turned up suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. As a result, 28-year-old Harley Jessie of Bowling Green and 25-year-old Tyler Stith of Smiths Grove were taken into custody and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), receiving stolen property (more than $10,000), theft by unlawful taking, obscuring the identity of a machine ($10,000 or more) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Stith also has a bench warrant from Hart County for a probation violation in connection to theft by unlawful taking of a firearm. The stolen vehicle is also suspected to be involved with the theft of two trailers from Edmonson County. One trailer had already been recovered and the other was recovered in Barren County. VIN numbers had also been removed from the trailers. Additional charges may be coming against Jessie and Stith.

 

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Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Man in vehicle arrested on drug charges

A man found either asleep or passed out inside a running vehicle on Richland Road in Grayson County faces several drug charges. Officers with the Grayson County Sherriff's Department made contact with 37-year-old Daron Fentress of Caneyville around 4pm Saturday sitting in the drivers seat of a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. Once Fentress was coherent enough to respond, his actions were described in a citation as slow and sluggish. He was arresed and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating on a suspended and/or revoked license and failure to maintain insurance, along with other non-moving violations. He was taken to Grayson County Detention Center.

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, May 6th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.

 

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Man and horse rescued from water

A horse and buggy were swept off a road by flooding in Barren County Tuesday The incident happened on Red Cross Road Emergency responders were able to rescue the man and horse. No injuries were reported.

 

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Tennessee man convicted of robbery and murder

A federal jury has convicted a Tennessee man in a robbery and killing at a grocery store in southern Kentucky. Jurors spent about 90 minutes deliberating Monday in U. S. District Court before returning a guilty verdict on all charges against 36-year-old Jorge Santos Caballero-Melgar orchestrated robberies at businesses in Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. Prosecutors say that included the robbery of La Placita Market in Bowling Green where 31-year-old Jose Cruz was fatally shot while attempting to intervene. Caballero-Melgar faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced on August 2nd.

 

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Shelter animals moved after flooding

Several animals were displaced at the Barren County Animal Shelter due to flooding Tuesday morning as severe weather passed through the region. Social media posts began popping up shortly after water entered the building showing volunteers helping staff carry animals from the facility. The former4 Barren County Correctional building is being used as a temporary shelter. Management says they are in need of items such as: water, bleach and dog-type pads. There is no running water at the temporary facility. They say animals are placed in lit areas but conditions are extreme.

 

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Jewelry store theft; two suspects sought

A jewelry store theft Monday in Elizabethtown has police looking for two suspects.  Around 4:00 p.m., two black males entered Clark Jewelers on West Poplar Street and began looking at merchandise. The men distracted employees and grabbed various jewelry items valued at several thousands of dollars, then ran out of the store. Police say the incident is not classified as a robbery due to no weapon or force being involved. When caught, suspects will face charges of theft by unlawful taking and shoplifting. The degree of charges will be determined once the value of items taken is fully determined.

 

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Daycare worker charged with abuse

A daycare worker in Bardstown captured on video yelling and spraying a liquid at a child being watched at the center has been charged with abuse. Heather Jent was arrested Tuesday in connection with the April 26 encounter at Little Angel’s Primary House. A police warrant also indicates Jent grabbed the toddler by the arm and dragged him. The center is owned by former Bardstown Mayor John Royalty, who says Jent has been terminated.

 

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Road signs and mowing season

Mowing cycles are under way and illegally placed items along state maintained right of way areas are being removed. Residents, business operators and property owners along US and KY routes are reminded no signage is allowed on right of way other than official highway signs and items approved through a permit process.

Particularly, with yard sales and property sales commonly taking place in spring, related signs must be placed beyond right of way limits. Crews will not mow around illegally placed items. Items placed on right of way areas create significant delays for mowing crews and are potential hazards for mowing operators and passing motorists. They can create additional hazards by blocking sight distance or distracting drivers, particularly at intersections. All sale activities including parking should be off right of way limits.

It is also illegal to attach items such as flyers, posters, balloons or streamers to stop signs, highway markers or any other road sign or utility pole. Illegal placement on utility poles presents additional obstacles and potential dangers for utility crew workers.

Removed items will be taken to each county’s KYTC maintenance facility and held for a short period of time. Unclaimed materials will be trashed or recycled.

If you have questions related to legal/illegal sign placement, please get in touch with KYTC District 4 in Elizabethtown at 270.766.5066.

KYTC District 4 serves Breckinridge, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties. With nearly 3,000 miles of roadway to maintain, we greatly appreciate cooperation within each community regarding illegally placed items along right of way areas.

 

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Nation Day of Prayer Thursday

National Day of Prayer will be observed on Thursday, May 6th, from 12 noon til 1:00 p.m. at the Hart County Courthouse in Munfordville. WLOC/Studio 101 will broadcast the service live.

 

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Governor gives update on COVID-19

Gov. Beshear gave the latest update Monday on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear reported 313 new cases of the virus, five new deaths and 3 deaths from audits. Among the new deaths was a 78-year-old man from Hart County. The governor said the positivity rate was 3.45%.

 

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Three arrested in drug investigation

The Barren River Drug Task Force along with Scottsville Police Department and the Allen County Sheriff's Department, went to 518 E. Poplar Street in Scottsville in reference to a drug investigation and active warrants. Detectives were allowed inside where they noticed a suspected meth lab in plain view. Law enforcement was granted consent to search the residence. Detectives found chemicals and equipment used to manufacture meth and loaded syringes with suspected meth inside. Officers also recovered several items of stolen property in the residence. 29-year-old Amanda Farris, of Scottsville, was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st offense. 19-year-old Matthew Olson, of Scottsville, was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Meth, 1st offense, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st (drug unspecified). 41-year-old Laure A. Whitney, of Scottsville, was charged with Manufacturing Meth, 1st offense, Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000, Criminal Possession of a Forced Instrument, 3rd degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (drug unspecified) and active warrants. Farris and Olson were lodged in the Allen County Jail and Whitney was cited to court and released due to Covid restriction.

 

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Tornado leaves damage in Tompkinsville

After an EF-1 tornado was confirmed to have swept through the city of Tompkinsville Monday morning. Workers and volunteers spent all afternoon cleaning up the damage. 30 homes were damaged and ten of the homes were severely damaged. There were no injuries reported after the tornado hit. Several businesses were damaged also including the local funeral home. The National Weather Service rated the tornado an EF-1 with estimated winds up to 90 mph.

 

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Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Governor gives update on COVID-19

Governor Andy Beshear gave an update on COVID-19 cases Sunday, reporting 368 new cases and a 3.4% positivity rate. There were four reported COVID-19 related deaths Sunday and one new death reported from the ongoing audit. That brings the state total to 6,517.

 

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Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Lane closures on I-65 rescheduled

Monday, May 3rd

    * I-65 southbound will be reduced to one lane in the area between the 27 mile marker and the 13 mile marker from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Lane switching will also take place for motorists within this section. Crews will be working close to the roadway and with a one-lane road, traffic is expected to be backed up. Motorists should use extra caution, watch the road at all times and avoid distracted driving. Slowed and stopped traffic is expected.

 

Tuesday, May 4th

   * I-65 southbound will be reduced to one lane in the area between the 27 mile marker and the 13 mile marker from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.  Crews will be working close to the roadway and with a one-lane road, traffic is expected to be backed up. Motorists should use extra caution, watch the road at all times and avoid distracted driving. Slowed and stopped traffic is expected.

 

Wednesday, May 5th

    * I-65 southbound will be reduced to one lane in the area between the 27 mile marker and the 13 mile marker from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.  Crews will be working close to the roadway and with a one-lane road, traffic is expected to be backed up. Motorists should use extra caution, watch the road at all times and avoid distracted driving. Slowed and stopped traffic is expected.

 

Interstate165

    * A project to upgrade the Interstate 165 interchange with U.S. 231 Morgantown Road at Exit 7 in Bowling Green has started. The old ramps will be removed once construction of the new ramps are complete.

 

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Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Radcliff man arrested on assault charges

A Radcliff man was arrested Friday morning by Kentucky State Police after he reportedly struck his mother and then kicked a table into a trooper. 40-year-old Robert Anthony Stewart was arrested on several charges, including third degree assault of a police or probation officer. According to an arrest citation, a woman was brought Thursday night by ambulance to Baptist Health Hardin because of injuries sustained after being struck in the head by Stewart. She reportedly smelled drugs being smoked in his bedroom and confronted Stewart he could not do that in her house, he struck her in the left eye. When troopers entered the room, a large knife was found on the floor. As troopers tried to place Stewart in handcuffs, he kicked a hospital-type bed table that struck one officer in the abdomen. Stewart also has been charged with fourth-degree assault - domestic violence3 with minor injury; possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and first-offense possession of synthetic drugs. Stewart was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, April 30th, 2021

Arrests made after welfare check

An employee at Five Star on Doyle Avenue in Cave City, requested a welfare check Thursday on a vehicle in their parking lot due to it sitting there for multiple hours. Officer Childress with the Cave City Police checked on the vehicle and made contact with a female, identified as Michelle Brewer and a male, identified as Scott Lemons. Lemons was confirmed to have an active warrant for his arrest. Brewer gave verbal consent to search the vehicle. Officer Childress located Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Gabapentin, and multiple items considered to be Paraphernalia.  Michelle Brewer was placed under arrest and charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense Methamphetamine, Drug Paraphernalia Buy-Possess Scott Lemons was placed under arrest for the active warrant and charged with Possession Control Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession Control Substance 3rd Degree, Drug Paraphernalia Buy-Possess. Both Brewer and Lemons were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, April 30th, 2021

Corvette museum announces plans for expansion

Leaders of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, have announced plans for an expansion. The board of directors said they plan to build a 30,000-square-foot addition after raising enough money for the project. It's estimated to cost around $12 million. A campaign to raise money is under way. The expansion will help the museum better tell the story of the evolving sports car. Last year, a mid-engine Corvette was introduced. Museum Board Chairman Glenn Johnson says more room is needed and they hope to start construction on the addition within five years.

 

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Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Crash injures woman and three children

A crash on KY 259 (Rocky Hill Road) in Edmonson County injured a woman and three children Wednesday morning. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department, 27-year-old Melita Simpson was northbound in an SUV. She exited the right shoulder and struck a tree. All four of the vehicle occupants were transported from the scene by ambulance for serious injuries. None of the children, ages seven, seven and eight, were properly restrained. The Edmonson County Attorney's Office is being handed the case for consideration of any potential for prosecution.

 

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Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Search warrant leads to arrest

Glasgow Police arrested a man Tuesday after executing a search warrant at a residence on Newman Street.  Officers were able to locate three grams of Methamphetamine and cash money, resulting in charges against 40-year-old Tony Ray Keen.  The list includes possession of drug paraphernalia and trafficking in a control substance.  He is additionally charged with a technical probation violation.  Keen is lodged in Barren County Detention Center with court dates set for today and May 3rd.

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Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Census Bureau releases figures

Figures released by the Census Bureau show Kentucky will maintain its six congressional seats.  It put Kentucky’s population at 4.5 million. That's up from the approximately 4.3 million people counted in the 2010 Census. Republicans hold five of the state’s congressional districts. The lone Democrat-held seat is the 3rd District, spanning almost all of Louisville Metro.

 

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Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Changes in country circuit court clerk's office

All Kentucky residents will eventually no longer go to a county circuit court clerk's office to obtain drivers licenses and IDs. For Green, Hardin and Metcalfe Counties, that date is coming in just a few weeks. 

These adjacent counties are among the next round of transitions to regional licensing offices set for May 24th.

Governor Andy Beshear says circuit court clerks have done great work to get Kentuckians properly licensed over the years but times demand a modernized system that offers convenience and choices to the customer, plus greater security for personal information and the credentials themselves. Beshear says Driver Licensing Regional Offices are uniquely equipped for that.

Security upgrades in licensing are a result of federal requirements passed in 2005 as part of an overhaul of national security measures following the terrorists attacks of September 11th, 2001. States were mandated to issue citizens federally compliant IDs, providing a consistent standard across the country. These standards enable law enforcement officials at local, federal and international levels to provide higher levels of protection, in addition to better protecting each individual's identity.

While Green, Hardin and Metcalfe Countians MUST visit a regional office beginning May 24th, any Kentucky resident may visit a regional location to renew or apply for a REAL ID or new standard card version of driver licenses, permits, commercial driver licenses (CDLs) and ID cards.

There is a total of 16 driver licensing regional offices around the state, and the network will continue to grow. Nearest locations for Green, Hardin and Metcalfe Counties include Bowling Green, Elizabethtown and Columbia.

Kentucky State Police will continue to oversee all permit and license testing. Appointments for written or road testing can be made online at kentuckystatepolice.org/driver-testing. Until further notice, testing will continue in currently utilized locations. Once testing is successfully completed, residents will visit a KYTC Driver Licensing Regional Office to apply for their permit or license.

Kentuckians should know that a REAL ID or another form of federally approved identification, such as a passport or military ID, will be needed in passing through airport security checkpoints to board a U.S. commercial flight; visiting a military base; or accessing a federal building or facility that requires identification once federal enforcement starts.  That date had been set for October 1st of this year, but was extended by the US Secretary of Homeland Security on Tuesday.  The new date is now May 3rd of 2023 due to complications from the pandemic.

Obtaining a REAL ID for the first time requires applicants to apply in-person at a Driver Licensing Regional office and present specific, required documentation. A list of acceptable documentation and a link to take an interactive quiz that populates a personalized list of documents is available at drive.ky.gov.

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Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Police awaiting autopsy results concerning inmate's death

We're still waiting for autopsy results of 36-year-old Sara D. McDaniel, the Barren County Detention Center inmate found dead Saturday.  In our report earlier this week, we told you she had been jailed on assault and drug related charges. Additional details are now public regarding her arrest, which stems from an altercation at her home on Old Scottsville Loop with 53-year-old Jefferey Guffey, who is also facing charges related to the incident.

Officers from the Barren County sheriff's department responded.  While being interviewed, Guffey told police McDaniel was his girlfriend and said she threw an ashtray at his head. He claimed to hit her back three times.

Suspected methamphetamine and marijuana were located in a shed on the property. Guffey claims he and McDaniel both used methamphetamine and marijuana. He faces possession charges, paraphernalia charges and fourth degree assault with no visible injury.  He has a court date set for May 27th.

 

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Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Ky man dead after boating incident

A Kentucky man is dead following a boating incident near the Smokies in Tennessee.  Wildlife officers are investigating the incident which happened Saturday morning on Lake Douglas, just outside of Sevierville.