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Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Missing Barren County teenager

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

 

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Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Ky Governor gives virus update

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

 

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Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Governor vetoes bill for bypassing cases

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

 

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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Weekend area high school basketball

In Friday night area high school basketball:

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

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

 

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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Hart County Board of Ed working session

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

 

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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

BRDHD confirms more coronavirus cases

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

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Magnolia family wins top honor

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

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

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

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Boys' and Girls' Sweet Sixteen Tournaments

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

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

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

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

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Area high school basketball

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

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Governor vetoes bill to limit executive powers

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

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Bowling Green man charged with murders

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

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Homes evacuated in Edmonson County

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

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Second arrest in murder case

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

 

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Ky Gov. statewide briefing on COVID-19

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

 

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

High School basketball continues

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

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

 

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

 

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

E-town man arrested on federal crimes

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

 

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Lexington expansion for Georgia-Pacific

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

 

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Ky Governor gives update

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

 

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Monday, January 18th, 2021

Area high school basketball action

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

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

 

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

 

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Monday, January 18th, 2021

Ky Gov updates COVID-19 cases

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

 

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Monday, January 18th, 2021

Two missing Glasgow teens sought

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

 

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Monday, January 18th, 2021

Barren County Sheriff's Office investigations

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

 

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Monday, January 18th, 2021

Domestic violence arrest in Warren County

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

 

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

High School basketball action

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

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

 

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Cave City City Hall closed Monday

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

 

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

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


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Friday, January 15th, 2021

BRDHD update on COVID-19

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

 

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Auburn couple arrested for child sexual abuse

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

 

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Edmonson County teacher loses job

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

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Area high school basketball

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank

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

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Edmonson County staff member arrested

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

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Governor update on coronavirus

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

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

One-time payments to unemployed

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

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Circuit Court assignment bill sent to governor

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

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Petition calling for representative's impeachment

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

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Farmers RECC Scholarships awarded

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Hardin County man indicted for attempted murder

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

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

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

 

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Tuesday night high school basketball

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

 

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Butler County man arrested on various charges

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

 

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Governor gives coronavirus update for Ky

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

 

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Drug bust in Barren County

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

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Search for woman who crashed stolen car into hospital

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

 

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

5th Region All "A" Classic

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

 

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Lincoln National Historic Park temporarily closing

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

 

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Gov updates COVID-19 cases

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

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

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

 

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Man arrested after hiding in church

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

 

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Flags in Kentucky flying at half-staff

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

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

MVP trophies in area football given

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

Defensive Award: Jaxson Shoulders

* 1st in State in 3A in tackles

* 71 total tackles

* 6 tackles were for a loss

* Avg. 14.2 tackles a game in 5 games.

 

Offensive Award: Julian Barbour

* 21st in the state in rushing in 5 games

* 4 touchdowns - 475 yards

Avg. 7.1 yards a carry.

 

Offensive Award: Dustin Butler

* 11th in the state in rushing in 5 games

* 3 touchdowns - 505 yards

Avg. 8.3 yards a carry.

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Area high school basketball

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

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

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Local school district - slow the spread

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

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Road department signs recovered

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

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

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

KSP request info on missing juvenile

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

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Bowling Green man dies from gunshot

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

 

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Fatal Collision in Simpson County

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

 

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Friday, January 8th, 2021

Cave City city council meeting

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

 

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Friday, January 8th, 2021

Governor gives COVID-19 update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Renovation at WKU

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

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Green River Ferry now open

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

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Two missing teens located in Tennessee

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

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Lawmakers advance bills for opening day session

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

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

COVID-19 update in Kentucky

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

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Friday night area basketball guidelines

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

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Taco Bell opens in Munfordville

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

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Tuesday night area high school basketball

In Tuesday night's area high school basketball action:

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

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

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Former E-town principal civil suit

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

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Fields appointed as Metcalfe County Clerk retires

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

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Big Clifty man arrested in Grayson County

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

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Change coming for regional hospital

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

 

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Ky Gov gives update on COVID-19

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

 

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Area high school basketball underway

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

 

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

BRDHD update on COVID-19

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

 

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Drug complaint leads to three arrests

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

 

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

E-town man indicted on incest charges

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

 

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Woman struck by rolling vehicle

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

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Basketball season gets underway this week

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

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Hart County Chamber Board of Director's Meeting

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

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

ATV crash leaves woman dead; man faces manslaughter

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

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Positivity rate climbs in Kentucky

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

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Vacating campus lawsuit will continue

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

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Legislation session dominated by GOP

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

 

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

McConnell's and Pelosi's homes vandalized

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

 

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Basketball season gets underway Monday

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

 

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Man dies of COVID while awaiting trial

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

 

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Hodgenville man accused of sexual abuse of minor

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

 

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Cave City woman arrested on drug charges

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

 

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

E-town resident charged with stealing car

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

 

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Cub Run man arrested for shoplifting

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

 

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Two arrested in Glasgow after traffic stop

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

 

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

E-town man arrested on strangulation charges

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

 

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Monday, December 28th, 2020

Clothes for Kids fundraising campaign

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

 

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Monday, December 28th, 2020

Ky Governor gives update on COVID-19

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

 

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Monday, December 28th, 2020

House fire in Barren County

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

 

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Monday, December 28th, 2020

Accident occurs on Burkesville Road

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

 

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Monday, December 28th, 2020

Cecilia man charged with unlawful imprisonment

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

 

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

West Point man dies in crash after fleeing police

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

 

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

BG Regional Driver Licensing office moved

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

 

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Governor gives update on COVID-19

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

 

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Area schools begin semester with virtual learning

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

 

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Monday, December 21st, 2020

Help For An Edmonson County Family

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

 

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Monday, December 21st, 2020

Vaccination Distribution and Sunday Virus Numbers Reported

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Monday, December 21st, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Help For Employers

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

 

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

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

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

 

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

Barren County man indicted for manslaughter

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


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


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

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

Kentucky to receive next vaccinations

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

New cases reported for local counties on Thursday include:

Hart County - 6

Barren County - 13

Edmonson County - 4

Grayson County - 3

Hardin County - 103

LaRue County - 9

Green County - 5

and Metcalfe County - 1

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

 

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

Hart County Schools set to return after break

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

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

 

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

Cave City man facing multiple charges

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

 

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Thursday, December 18th, 2020

Jefferson County Schools plan February in-person classes

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

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, December 17th, 2020

First-round vaccine shipments complete

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

 

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Thursday, December 17th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed working session

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

 

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

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

 

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Span Tech creating full time jobs

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

 

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Stolen vehicle reported in Hardyville area

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

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Ky Governor's update on COVID-19

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

 

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Shooter sentenced to life without parole

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

 

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Free textbooks offered at EKU

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

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Two Sonora men arrested in Hardin County

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

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

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

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Greensburg man arrested after traffic stop

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

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Light snow/rain in forecast

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

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Largest meth seizure in Warren County

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

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

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Distribution info on first vaccinations

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

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

 

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Sidewalk improvement for Cave City

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

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

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank

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

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

Judge Executive Choate guest Tuesday

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

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

Horse Cave City Council meeting

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

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

WLOC Nursing Home visits Wednesday

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

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

Ky's first shipment of vaccinations

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

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

Acting president appointed at Campbellsville University

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

 

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

Kentucky Highway Department Employee Kidnapped

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

 

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Friday, December 11th, 2020

City Of Cave City Council meeting

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

 

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Friday, December 11th, 2020

Search begins for president of Campbellsville University

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

 

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Friday, December 11th, 2020

Restrictions to end Monday on restaurants and other business

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

 

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Friday, December 11th, 2020

Barren County pursuit leads to arrest

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

 

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Friday, December 11th, 2020

High School winter sports

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wear a seat belt!

 

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Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Assistance available for overdue utilities

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

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

 

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

MCNP hotel roof to be replaced with funding

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

 

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Beshears says hospitals nearing capacity

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

 

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Residential fire in Glasgow

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

 

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

City of Glasgow helping area commerce

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

 

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Edmonton woman arrested on drug charges

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

 

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Summer Shade woman arrested after traffic stop

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

 

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

E-town chiropractor faces sexually related charges

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

 

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Monday State-wide Virus Numbers

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

 

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Monday, December 7th, 2020

Two Kentucky children dead after Florida bizarre incident

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

 

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Monday, December 7th, 2020

Vaccine Distribution Test Run

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

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Monday, December 7th, 2020

Vaccine For EMS Workers and School System Staff

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

 

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Monday, December 7th, 2020

Pandemic and food service

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

 

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Two arrest for stolen motorcycle

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

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

 

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Let Hope In with Glasgow Police Department

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

 

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

COVID-19 update from Governor

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

 

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

KHSAA Football Championship game times set

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

·      11 a.m. – 1A Championship

·      3 p.m. – 2A Championship

·      7 p.m. – 4A Championship

 

On Saturday, December 19th

·      11 a.m. – 3A Championship

·      3 p.m. – 5A Championship

·      7 p.m. – 6A Championship

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

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

 

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Edmonson County Fiscal Court hiring Dog Control Officer

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

 

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Highest total reported Tuesday by Ky Governor

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

 

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine soon available

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

 

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

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

 

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Property taxes payable at face value

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

 

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Monday, November 30th, 2020

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

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

 

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Monday, November 30th, 2020

Gov. Beshear gives update on coronavirus

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

 

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Monday, November 30th, 2020

Deceased male's body found in Logan County

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

 

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Monday, November 30th, 2020

Property taxes due and payable

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

 

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Monday, November 30th, 2020

High School football playoffs

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

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

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

 

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Friday, November 27th, 2020

Traffic stop leads to arrest in Cave City

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

 

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Friday, November 27th, 2020

Extended unemployment assistance ending in Ky

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

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Governor reports second highest cases for Tuesday

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

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Stolen property recovered in Hart County

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

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Two arrested after domestic complaint

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

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

E-town church volunteer charged with sex offenses

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

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Cave City City Hall closed for holiday

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

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Hart County Clerk's Office temporarily closed

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

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Horse Cave man indicted for manslaughter

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

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Tompkinsville woman arrested after pursuit

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

 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Fatal collision in Hart County

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

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Horse Cave Christmas parade canceled

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

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Nursing home monetary donations now accepted

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

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Ky Governor reports highest week of case

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

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

E-town man arrested for strangulation

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

 

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Glasgow woman suffers burns in house fire

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

 

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Friday, November 20th, 2020

Green County Country Clubhouse fire

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

 

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Friday, November 20th, 2020

E-town woman arrested in stabbing

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

 

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Friday, November 20th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

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

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Glasgow Police capture fugitive

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

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

BRDHD reports notifications and self-quarantine

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

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

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

* Not going to work or school.

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

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

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed working session

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

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Metcalfe County man arrested for burglary

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

 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Governor announces restrictions; sports update

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

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

 

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Ky Gov. gives COVID-19 update

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

 

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

 

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Upton man arrested for burglary

An Upton man wanted in connection with a domestic assault last month was arrested Monday afternoon by Kentucky State Police when he entered his girlfriend's trailer without permission. 47-year-old Harold Jones, Jr. was charged with second-degree burglary - a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted, and misdemeanor offenses of violation of conditions of release, first-degree criminal trespassing, menacing and resisting arrest. He also faces a charge of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence with minor injury, when he reportedly hit the woman in the left eye with his fist, causing a laceration. According to an arrest citation, Jones and the woman were involved in an argument in the living room of the trailer when troopers arrived. The woman told troopers Jones was told to leave and he refused. She said Jones had been there for about two hours and he had attempted to punch her with his fists. Jones is being held in lieu of a cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Grayson County man killed in officer-involved shooting in Hart County

Kentucky State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Hart County. KSP says the Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance finding 42-year-old James Horton, of Clarkson, who they say was involved in a traffic stop that led to a Breckinridge County deputy being shot. Police say the deputy conducted a traffic stop near Ben Johnson Elementary School. During the course of the traffic stop, police say Horton shot the deputy and fled on foot before stealing a pickup truck from the area. Shortly after midnight, Kentucky State Police Troopers saw the stolen truck in the Wax community of Grayson County and pursued Horton. Police say Horton fired multiple gun shots at law enforcement. The pursuit continued into Hart County where the truck left the road north of Bonnieville. Police say Horton left the truck with a gun and a trooper fired. Horton was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County Coroner’s Office. The Breckinridge County Deputy was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Free Drive-Thru Chili Lunch

A Free Drive-Thru Chili Lunch will be held Saturday, November 21st, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 502 South Dixie Hwy, Cave City. Isaiah 43 Counseling Services will be serving chili and grilled cheese to those in need in the community. One meal per person present and 350 meals will be given out. To ensure proper social distancing, please remain in your car and the meal will be brought to you. For more information, call 270-746-HELP.

 

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Ky reports 1,514 new COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Monday afternoon on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear said additional steps may need to be taken as soon as Wednesday to curb the spread of COVID-19. Beshear clarified that there may be additional restrictions, but not a shutdown. There were 1,514 new cases of the virus reported Monday. The governor reported three deaths raising the total to 1,664.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 11,319 cases, of which 9,404 have recovered. There have been 148 deaths reported in the district from COVID-19. Hart County has a total of 650 cases and three deaths, Barren County has 1,722 cases and 15 deaths, Metcalfe County has 321 cases and 2 deaths and Warren County has 6,329 cases with 59 deaths.

 

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Search continues for Simpson County fisherman

Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources are searching for a fisherman who went missing Saturday in Simpson County. Officials say the 78-year-old Franklin man was last seen fishing from a boat around 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Sportsman Lake near the community of Salmons. Conservation officers responded to the lake shortly before 8:00 p.m. after receiving a report of a possible drowning. Officers said winds were gusting upward of 30 miles per hour when they arrived. Officers said they found a small boat with fishing lines still in the water wedged between trees in shallow water at the upper end of the lake and articles of clothing and footwear were floating in the water near the boat. A search and rescue team is assisting Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and other emergency responders in the search.

 

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Bowling Green man indicted for murder

A Bowling Green man has been indicted on a murder charger. Pedro Alfaro's attorney, Alan Simpson, says Alfaro was indicted on Thursday. Alfaro was arrested in connection to the deadly shooting of Kevin Morris on September 8th. Police say they found Morris in the parking lot of the Campus Pointe Apartments in Bowling Green with multiple gunshot wounds. Morris later died in the hospital. Officials say when Alfaro was arrested, he told officers he had shot Morris in self-defense. Alfaro's bond hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

 

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Several arrested in child porn investigation

Two Hardin County men and another man accused of setting up a meeting with an underage person in Hardin County, are part of a combined effort to net online child predators as part of an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation. The culmination of Operation Gabbi Doolin was announced Monday by federal law enforcement. It was named in honor of 7 year-old Gabbi Doolin who was kidnapped and murdered in 2015 from her brother's youth football game in Allen County. The investigations, which were conducted in Elizabethtown and Louisville, resulted in multiple state and federal arrests. In addition to the arrests, multiple investigative leads were developed that continue to assist law enforcement with the apprehension of child predators. 54-year-old Melvin Dowell, of Rineyville, 23-year-old Travis Puckett, of Elizabethtown, and 66-year-old Charles Ashley, of Adolphus, were among seven people named in the investigation.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Hart County Raider Football team advances

Hart County Raiders Football team has advanced into the playoffs. The Hart County team will play at Taylor County Friday night and kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. You may join Studio 101 with the pregame show at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food bank, a certified member agency of feeding America, will be distributing food outside the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify, Friday, November 20th, from 10:30 a.m. until the food is gone or 3:00 p.m. To qualify for Senior CSFP program must have the following: Meet Income eligibility guidelines, show proof you are 60 and older, provide income info for all members of household. To qualify if under 60 you must provide: ID, Proof of Hart co residency Income information for all household members meet eligibility guidelines. There will be a :Drive through pick-up", someone will be in the parking lot to assist you with getting in line. Listen to WLOC radio 1150AM or 101.7 FM, for last minute changes in food bank distribution. Volunteers will need to arrive by 9:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Barren County Schools virtual until November 30th

The Barren County School District has announced they will remain closed to in-person learning until Monday, November 30th. The school switched to all virtual learning on October 26th which was only supposed to last until November 2nd. This is the second extension the district has made during this closure due to the fact that COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise significantly in the county and state of Kentucky.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Kentuckians asked to recommit by Governor

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday asked all Kentuckians to recommit to following safety guidelines as Kentucky again set a record for cases reported in one week. Sunday's report also represented the highest number of new cases ever reported on a Sunday. The governor reminded community leaders, schools, businesses and residents in the state's hardest hit areas to follow the Red Zone Reduction Recommendations. Thursday's red zone counties should follow the recommendations through Sunday, November 22nd. As of Sunday at 4:00 p.m., Gov. Beshear reported 1,449 new cases with 3 new deaths and a positivity rate of 8.88% with total number of deaths at 1,661 and those currently hospitalized are 1,383.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Big Clifty woman charged with possession of stolen mail

A Big Clifty woman is facing a felony charge after reportedly stealing and throwing away U. S. mail. According to the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, people in Clarkson reported November 2nd, that a woman was removing mail from mailboxes on Millerstown Street. Two residents reportedly said they had mail stolen and followed the suspect, 41-year-old Kelly R. Higdon, as she traveled. Higdon was found at her home in the 400 block of Skeese Road, police said. In addition to mail found by officers along the road, law enforcement also found mail inside Higdon's vehicle. Higdon is charged with possession of stolen mail, a class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted, as well as misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and criminal littering.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Cave City man arrested for trafficking

A Cave City man is in jail following a traffic stop Thursday afternoon. The Barren River Drug Task Force and Kentucky State Police made a traffic stop on a 2019 white Nissan pick-up truck on Smith Road in Glasgow. The driver of the vehicle, 40-year-old Eric Ray Sturgeon, of Cave City, declined consent to search and a K-9 unit responded to the scene, according to a press release from the Barren River Drug Task Force. KSP Trooper Jordan Matthews conducted a field sobriety test on Sturgeon and based on the tests, Sturgeon was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence. The K-9 gave a positive alert to the odor of narcotics from the vehicle and law enforcement found a pound of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, pills, paraphernalia and cash, according to the release. Sturgeon was also charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second offense, greater or equal to two grams of meth. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

Glendale man charged with attempted murder

A 38-year-old Glendale man was arrested and charged with attempted murder Saturday morning after an alleged incident involving a male relative. 38-year-old Aaron Florian allegedly placed a rifle on the back of the victim's head and pulled the trigger but the weapon malfunctioned and failed to fire, according to a citation from the Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Florian then reportedly pulled the charging handle on the rifle and expelled the chamber round. Throughout Friday evening, Florian reportedly grabbed his rifle on several occasions and threatened to kill the male relative. He allegedly told the man he would "not live to see Saturday" and that he was "a dead man". Florian is being charged with attempted murder, first-degree wanton endangerment and third-degree terroristic threatening. Attempted murder is a Class B felony, punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted, while first-degree wanton endangerment is a Class D felony, punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Florian is currently lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Larue and Hardin County virtual instruction continues

Elizabethtown Independent, Larue County and Hardin County school students will continue with virtual instruction through next week as COVID-19 cases continue to rise locally. In the case of Elizabethtown Independent Schools and Hardin County Schools, the districts announced Thursday online instruction would remain until at least November 24th. This is the third full week of NTI for the three school districts in response to surges of COVID-19 in Hardin and Larue counties.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Hart County Schools continues virtual academy

Due to Hart County's COVID index being at 50.3 Thursday and following Kentucky Department of Public Health's guidelines for "red zone" districts, Hart County Virtual Academy will continue for all students through Tuesday, November 24th. Of course, November 25th through 27th is Thanksgiving break, and there is no virtual school those days. The numbers are trending downward, but are still too far from what constitutes a "red zone" county. The school wants to do everything possible to assist in keeping staff, students, and community safe. If data allows, in-person instruction with the green group will begin on Monday, November 30th, and with the orange group on Tuesday, December 1st.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Ky Gov gives COVID-19 update

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Thursday afternoon on COVID-19. Gov. Beshear announced 94 red zone counties and asked Kentuckians to follow red zone recommendations and school recommendations. The Governor reported 2,342 new cases of the virus and 18 deaths.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 10,870 cases, of which 8,820 have recovered. There have been 148 deaths reported from COVID-19. Hart County has 11 new cases, Barren County has 24 new cases, Edmonson County has 250 new cases and Warren County has 64 new cases.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Woman struck by vehicle; man arrested

A vehicle struck a woman in Barren County and police arrested the alleged driver elsewhere. The Glasgow Police Department arrested 20-year-old Mario Frazier, of Glasgow, on charges of first-degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid and reckless driving. GPD officers were called Monday to Park Street regarding a disturbance that resulted in a woman being struck by a vehicle. Police found a woman lying on the ground and she was taken to T. J. Samson Community Hospital for treatment. The woman's name has not been released by police, but Frazier's arrest citation described the victim as an acquaintance of his. The vehicle involved in the incident had left the scene by the time police arrived but witnesses provided a description of the vehicle, which officers located Tuesday outside Frazier's Noah Drive address. Frazier was taken into custody and was arraigned Thursday in Barren District Court. He remains lodged in the Barren County Corrections Center under a $15,000 cash bond. Frazier has trials pending in Warren County in multiple cases. He has been charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree criminal mischief in a 2019 incident at Lampkin Place Apartments.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Bowling Green Police investigate robbery

Bowling Green Police are investigating a robbery that took place Monday morning at Fastrac Food Mart at 2926 Nashville Road. Officers spoke with employees and viewed video surveillance which showed an unknown male enter the store, pointing a handgun at the employees, who then complied with the suspect's demands, as he took cash from the register area. He then took off to an unknown location. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Friday, November 13th, 2020

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest 

A traffic stop was conducted by the Hart County Sheriff's Office Wednesday.  After the traffic stop, a deputy deployed K-9 Rina who gave a positive alert on the vehicle.  49 year-old Timothy L. Hayes was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (methamphetamine), along with multiple traffic violations. Hayes was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. The Horse Cave Police Department, Hart County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police assisted in the investigation.

 

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Thursday, November 12th, 2020

FRECC donates to area to end hunger

Farmers RECC recently donated $7,000 to area organizations who are committed to ending hunger in our area. The BackPack Program, organized by Feeding America, helps children get nutritious, easy-to-prepare food so they can get enough to eat on the weekends when they are not in school. Bags of food are assembled at area food banks and then distributed to children through the school's Youth Resource Office. Farmers RECC donated $2,000 each to Barren, Hart and Metcalfe counties. Approximately $120 will feed a student on the weekends for the entire school year. The funds have been distributed to the schools Youth Resource offices so they can identify individuals with a need for the donations.

 

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Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Ky reports highest daily COVID-19 case total

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Wednesday afternoon on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. The Governor said Kentuckians are in significantly greater danger of contracting COVID-19 now than they were in March or April and should take the pandemic more seriously. The Governor reported 2,700 new cases, the state's highest ever daily total. In addition, the positivity rate increased to 8.12%, the highest it has been since May 5th. "This entire state is in danger. COVID-19 is absolutely everywhere. We need everybody to wear your masks and follow red zone reduction recommendations and school recommendations. The Governor reported an additional 14 deaths, raising the death toll to 1,604.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 10,736 cases, of which 8,748 of which have recovered. There have been 144 deaths reported from COVID-19. New cases include: Hart County with 10, Barren County with 28, Metcalfe County with 8, Edmonson County with 4 and Warren County with 58 new cases.

 

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

E-town mother arrested, 4 children removed

An Elizabethtown mother has been arrested after her children tested positive for methamphetamine. Malayanah Root, 27, is charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.  According to an arrest warrant, Elizabethtown police assisted Child Protective Services July 30th in a child abuse complaint. Four children were placed in protective custody and then examined by a doctor. Three children tested positive for methamphetamine and two tested positive for THC. Root is being held in lieu of a $1,000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear Friday in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Governor reports 14 new deaths from COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Tuesday afternoon on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. The governor reported 2,120 new cases of the virus Tuesday raising the total number of infections to 124,646 since the outbreak began. 14 deaths were also reported, raising the death toll to 1,590. Five men from Jessamine County were residents at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center.

The Governor recognized Glasgow native Timothy England, a 10-year employee of the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction, who passed away on Nov. 8 due to COVID-19 complications. He was 60 years old.  Gov. Beshear announced many counties with double digit new cases of the virus including Warren with 68 and Barren with 14.

 

And Dr. Steven Stack discussed Thanksgiving plans and guidance for a safe holiday, issuing the following guidelines: 

Avoid in-person gatherings with people who do not live in your household.

Always wear a face covering or mask.

Maintain a social distance of at least 6 ft. or more.

Avoid large gatherings, especially those held indoors.

Do not host or attend crowded parades.

Avoid shopping in crowded stores before, on or after Thanksgiving.

 

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Click It or Ticket Campaign

‘The Click It or Ticket’ campaign gets underway Monday, November 16th, and runs thru November 29th.  Law enforcement across the state of Kentucky will be participating in the campaign this month to enforce the use of seatbelts. Drivers are reminded to use their seatbelts. Kentucky had 567 motor vehicle fatalities last year. That number includes 300 people who weren’t properly restrained.

 

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Hart County Schools continue virtual learning

Hart County's COVID-19 data is trending in the right direction; however, not at the point that was hoped for. Therefore, Hart County Virtual Academy will continue for all students through Friday, November 13. Llooking at data daily, the school hopes to begin in-person instruction again on Monday, November 16th, with the green group; and on Tuesday, November 1th, with the orange group. The next update will come out Friday, November 13th. Please remember meal pickup for anyone 18 and under is still available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11-1 at all schools.

 

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

KYTC virtual traffic school and license courses

Following red zone reduction recommendations to help combat the spread of COVID-19, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Division of Driver Licensing will be offering virtual state traffic school and graduated driver licensing courses through the end of February 2021. In-person classes for both programs will be halted temporarily.

 

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Cave City City Hall closed Veteran's Day

Cave City City Hall will be closed Wednesday, November 11, for Veteran’s Day.

 

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Gov. reports 11 new deaths in Ky

Governor Beshear announced 1,745 new cases on Monday, 197 of those are 18 and under. Beshear announced 11 new deaths bringing the state’s total to 1,576.  The governor reported 22 new cases in Warren County, 17 in Barren, and 11 in Grayson. Hart County has had a total of 589 cases and 1 death reported from COVID-19 thus far. The state’s positivity rate is 7.49%

 

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Son seeks public's help to find father

The son of a missing Logan County man is asking the public for the public's help in finding his father, Terry Knight. Billy Knight says his father went missing Friday morning. Terry Knight is 46-years-old and was last seen at the USA Fuel in Russellville wearing a camouflage hoodie, work pants and work boots. His son says a witness reported seeing him on US 68 headed toward Hopkinsville.  If you have any information on the whereabouts of Terry Knight, you are asked to contact the Logan County dispatch at 270-726-4911.

 

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Historic landmark damaged over the weekend

Information is being sought by The Hart County Sheriff’s Office concerning damage of a historic landmark. The sheriff's office is searching for the person(s) responsible for damaging the landmark at Hopewell Church over the weekend during the overnight hours. Tracks at the scene indicate a truck ran into the object and then left the scene. Anyone with information, is asked to contact the Hart County Sheriff’s Office at 270-524-0011.

 

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Monday, November 9th, 2020

Friday night high school football

In Friday night's area high school football scores:

Hart County over Casey County 44 to 20. Hart County's Dustin Butler scored 3 touchdowns and Jackson Shoulders with 7 tackles. Wayne County defeated Barren County 42 to 20, while Clinton County defeated Green County 44 to 14. Hart County will advance into the football playoffs Friday night, November 20th, on the road at Taylor County. Studio 1010 will have the broadcast.

 

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Monday, November 9th, 2020

Horse Cave City Hall special called meeting

A special called Horse Cave City Council meeting will be held at Horse Cave City Hall at 121 Woodlawn Avenue Monday night, November 9th, at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, November 9th, 2020

City of Cave City Council meeting

The City of Cave City will hold their regular council meeting in the council chambers at City Hall Monday, November 9th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, November 9th, 2020

Gov. reports highest weekly total of cases

Gov. Andy Beshear implored Kentuckians, especially those in red zone counties, to follow the recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19, with a continued escalation in cases that includes Kentucky's highest test positivity rate in more than half a year and the highest number of cases in a week by almost 500 cases. As of 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Gov. Behsear reported 1,177 new cases with 4 new deaths, a positivity rate of 7.24% and total deaths are 1,565. Top counties with the most positive cases Sunday are: Jefferson, Fayette, Warren, Kenton and Boone. Those reported lost to the virus Sunday include two 92-year-old men and a 77-year-old man from Hardin County; and a 76-year-olod man from Marion County.

 

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Saturday, November 7th, 2020

Vote Totals From Hart County Now Official

Friday afternoon was the deadline for mail-in ballots to be received by the Hart County Clerk. Winning vote-getters from national, State and regional races are wide-margin victories and remain unchanged with only a handful of additional votes being counted.

 

In the county’s more closely contested races, the order of finish for Hart County School Board seats also remains the same. In the final tally, Sonya Gedda defeated Bontina Haynes 325 to 268 in the 2nd district race and Tyler Holthouser defeated Shane Reynolds, 377 to 342 in the 5th educational district.
 

In the Caverna School Board Race from Hart County, Wayne Hatcher received 725 votes and Glaine Percell received 551 votes (both unopposed).
 

On Bonnieville’s City Council, the numbers are unchanged with Larry Srygler, Christy Richards, Marie Whitlow, Danny Thompson, Jonathan Hornback and Colby Smith winning seats.
 

On Horse Cave’s City Council, Vickie Rogers, Randy Russell, Velpha Hatchett, Larry Bunch, Sue Nunn and James Perry Martin remain the top six vote-getters.
 

And, on Munfordville’s City Council, all five ballot candidates will be seated on the council with write-in candidate Annie Swift winning the final spot, having received 43 votes.
 

In all, additional Hart County votes received since Tuesday did not affect any local outcomes.
 

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Friday, November 6th, 2020

Update on Hart County Schools' instruction plan

Due to Hart County's current COVID-19 index of 61.5, Hart County Schools will utilize the Hart County Virtual Academy through Wednesday, November 11.  Depending on data at that time, in-person instruction could resume on Thursday, November 12th.

 

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Friday, November 6th, 2020

Barren County Schools continue distance learning

Barren County Schools will continue distance learning through November 13th. With COVID-19 still remaining high and widespread throughout Barren County, Barren County School officials announced Thursday they will extend their current school closure through November 13th. According to a Facebook post from Barren County Schools, they hope that extending the closure will allow in-person instruction until Christmas break without interruption. Teachers will continue to communicate with families regarding distance learning.

 

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Friday, November 6th, 2020

Metcalfe County woman falls out of truck

A Metcalfe County woman was injured Wednesday after falling out of a moving truck and then being struck by it. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office was notified around 2:30 p.m. of a single vehicle injury collision on KY 1048 around 2 miles north of Sulphur Well. MCSO said 22-year-old Samantha Johnson was driving a 1993 GMC Sierra pickup westbound on KY 1048 at the intersection of Seven Springs Church Road. Officials said as Johnson made a right turn, the driver's door opened, and she fell out of the truck onto the road. Johnson was then struck by the truck as it left the roadway, striking a wire fence and coming to rest. MCSO said Johnson was taken to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Johnson was cited to Metcalfe District Court for the following offenses related to the collision:

* Failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance

* Failure to register transfer of motor vehicle

* No registration plate

* No registration receipt

* Obstructed vision/windshield and

* Improper equipment.

 

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Friday, November 6th, 2020

Couple identified in Warren County murder

The Warren County Sheriff's Office has identified the couple killed in a double murder in Alvaton Tuesday night. They have been identified as 65-year-old Larry Glen Howell and his 63-year-old wife, Debra Kay Howell. A woman had called the sheriff's office after she found her father deceased in the garage.  When deputies arrived to a residence on H. E. Johnson Road, they say they later found a female victim on the back porch of the residence as well. Their grandson, Joshua Wright, has been arrested for their murders. His bond has been set at $500,000 and his next court appearance is on December 2nd, 2020. Wright is lodged in the Warren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, November 6th, 2020

Gov reports record COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Thursday afternoon on COVID-19. Thursday's new cases report is one of Kentucky's highest ever, second only to the day Beshear reported a significant backlog from Fayette County. Gov. Beshear said Thursday's update would be a difficult one. He reported 2,318 new cases of COVID-19. Counties with the highest number of new cases included Barren with 49 and Warren with 34. Hart County reported 20 new cases and Metcalfe County has 10 new cases.

 

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Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Hart County Grand Jury indictments

The Hart County Grand Jury met Tuesday in Hart Circuit Court and the following indictments were returned:

Waynetta Jordan, 43, of Canevville, for trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, driving DUI suspended license, 2nd offense, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, 4th offense or more, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess, possession of marijuana, failure to produce insurance card, failure to wear a seatbelt, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container and persistent felony offender.

Teddy Horton, 51, of, Munfordville, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and excessive window tinting.

Marcus Thompson, 34, of Horse Cave, for wanton endangerment, 1st degree – police officer, fleeing and evading police, (motor vehicle), 1st degree, resisting arrest, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, reckless driving, improper passing, failure to or improper signal, failure to wear seatbelt and no registration receipt.

Pamela Brian, 57, of Louisville, for fleeing and evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment, 1st degree – police officer, resisting arrest criminal mischief, 1st degree, speeding 26 mph or greater over the speed limit, reckless driving, failure to or improper signal, failure to wear a seatbelt, improper passing and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

Scott Mays, 25, of Louisville, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree -1st offense (heroin), drug paraphernalia-buy possess and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense.

Anthony Hawkins, 30, of Hardyville, for tampering with physical evidence, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess and possession of marijuana.

Desiree Bryant, 33, of Horse Cave, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree – 1st offense (opiates), possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, 1st offense, failure to or improper signal and failure to produce insurance card.

Jason Miller, 45, of Sonora, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree- 2nd offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, second offense (aggravating circumstances), operating a motor vehicle while license suspended, failure to or Improper signal, failure to produce an insurance card and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Joshua Bunch, 37, of Glasgow, for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree - 1st offense (meth), fleeing and evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment, 1st degree, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense, operating a motor vehicle while license suspended, speeding 26 mph or more over the speed limit, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

Malik Hawkins, 23, of Munfordville, for trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 oz), possession of a firearm while committing an offense, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, speeding and improper equipment.

James Jaggers, 25, of Munfordville, for theft by unlawful taking, $500 or more but under $10,000, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, criminal trespass, 2nd degree, possession of marijuana and possession of legend drugs.

And Bryce Diamond, 29, of Bonnieville, for receiving stolen property (firearm), fraudulent firearms transaction and theft by deception under $500.

 

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Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Friday night high school football

Caverna will travel to take on Shawnee Friday night at 7:30 p.m.  Hart County will be on the road Friday night taking on Casey County with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. Studio 101 will be on the air at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show.

 

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Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Governor extends mask mandate 30 days

Gov. Andy Beshear is extending the mask mandate for 30 more days. The governor reported 1,635 new cases Wednesday of the virus and 11 deaths. Among the counties with the highest number of cases Wednesday, were Warren with 64, Christian with 34, Barren with 22, Grayson with 17, Monroe with 14 and Hart and Simpson with 12.

 

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Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Rineyville woman arrested for attempted murder

A Rineyville woman is being held on a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center after reportedly firing a shot into a living room ceiling as her husband fled the house. 54-year-old Karen Jolly is charged with attempted murder, domestic violence. According to an arrest citation, Hardin County sheriff's deputies had been called several times to the residence. Jolly was out on bond following three October arrests, including two misdemeanor domestic violence assault charges and assault of a police officer. She was released and told not to return to the home or to consume alcohol. When deputies arrived Monday around 7:00 p.m., they found Jolly asleep in a bed and her husband inside a vehicle in the driveway. He had returned to the house and found Jolly there and an argument ensued. She reportedly grabbed his Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun and began waving it and when he began to leave the home, he heard a gunshot. In addition to attempted murder, Jolly is charged with third-degree terroristic threatening and four counts of violation of conditions of release. Jolly is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

2020 Election Local Voting

Just under 8,400 votes were tallied on Tuesday in Hart County. Early in-person votes (which ended Monday) made up 5,391 of them. There were 1372 ballots mailed out with less than 100 outstanding. Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders says mail-in ballots postmarked by Tuesday will be counted if they arrive by the end of the day on Friday. She says official/final numbers must be reported to Frankfort on Monday, November 9th. Just over 1,700 votes were cast in-person at Hart County's three precincts on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump carried Hart County, receiving 76% of the vote.

Mitch McConnell is re-elected to the US Senate by a significant margin and also carried the county with 69%.

Brett Guthrie easily won re-election to the US House. He had 77% of Hart County’s vote.

For state legislature seats, Senator Steve Meredith and Representative Bart Rowland easily won their re-election bids.

Hart County’s Board of Education Races are much closer. The 2nd District Seat is currently separated by 58 votes. Sonya Gedda leads Bontina Haynes 323-265 while the 5th District Seat is even closer, separated by only 34 votes. In that race, Tyler Holthouser leads Shane Reynolds, 376-342.  Yet-to-be-counted mail-in ballots may impact these school board races.

In the Caverna School Board Race from Hart County with both candidates unoppossed: Wayne Hatcher received 724 and Glaine Percell received 549 votes.

On Bonnieville’s City Council, Larry Srygler is the current top vote-getter with 61, followed by Christy Richards with 58, Marie Whitlow with 48, Danny Thompson with 47, Jonathan Hornback with 38, Colby Smith with 31, Sherman Bowman with 27 and Fran Bowsher with 26.  The council has 6 seats.

On Horse Cave’s City Council, Vickie Rogers is the current top vote-getter with 466, followed by Randy Russell with 464, Velpha Hatchett with 442, Larry Bunch with 430, Sue Nunn with 416, James Perry Martin with 403, Maronda Gibson with 376 and Charles Leonard Stinson with 342.  The council has 6 seats.

On Munfordville’s City Council, only five candidates are on the ballot for the 6 seats. The current top vote-getter is Ricky Line with 373 votes, followed by Bill Belt with 311, Kenny Shepperd with 310, Shelli Templeman Gibbons with 283 and Jeremy Atwell with 274.  Three write-in candidates are identified to fill the 6th seat.  Annie Swift has currently received 43 votes, Ronnie Huff has received 28 votes and Marcia Hayes has received 20 votes.

With regard to Kentucky’s Constitutional Amendments, Hart County voted slightly in favor of Amendment #1 addressing Crime Victim Laws, 3483-3045.  Hart County voted overwhelmingly against Amendment #2 addressing Judicial Term Length, 4597 to 1925.

And, from Barren County, Cave City’s Council results currently show Steve Pedigo at the top with 417 votes, followed by Mike Houchens with 398, Leticia Cline with 334, Beverly Tobin Ford with 323, Kevin Houchens with 314, Denny Doyle with 271, Andrew Bagshaw with 265, Seaborn Ellzey with 239, Brandon Wright with 226, John Grissom with 198, John Rickett with 149, J.P. Merlo with 112 and Dallas Fancher with 93.

Remember all votes have not been counted.  Mail-in ballots post marked by Tuesday and received by the end of Friday will be counted before final results are sent to Frankfort on Monday, November 9th.

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Hart County continues virtual classes

Due to Hart County School's staff who remain in quarantine, Hart County's current index of 83.3 and local and state health department guidelines; Hart County Schools will continue using the virtual academy instruction through Friday, November 6th. In-person instruction is planned to resume Monday, November 9th, depending on COVID data for our county at that time.

 

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Ky reports 1,032 new COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Monday afternoon on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear reported another record total for a Monday with 1,032 new cases of the virus, raising the total number of Kentuckians infected since the beginning of the outbreak to 109,670. Gov. Beshear reported three deaths raising the death toll to 1,492. Those reported lost to the virus include: an 82-year-old man from Hardin County, a 93-year-old man from Jessamine County; and a 59-year-old man from Whitley County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 9,623 cases, of which 7,875 have recovered. There have been 141 deaths reported from COVID-19 in the district. In new cases, Hart County has 37, Warren County has 150 new cases and Barren County has 66 new cases.

 

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

E-town man charged with 10 felony counts

A 39-year-old Elizabethtown man charged last year with 10 felony counts of use of a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance is expected to accept a plea deal next week in Hardin Circuit Court. 39-year-old Billy Joe Chesser, who was identified in part by his tattoos, has been offered a 20-year sentence by prosecutors. He's scheduled to appear November 10th for sentencing. According to the plea deal, Chesser used a child less than 16 to engage in a sexual performance in 10 different videos. He will be sentenced to 20 years in prison on each count with each count running at the same time. Each charge is a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted. He is being held in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, November 2nd, 2020

BRDHD increase in positive cases

The Barren River District Health Department's disease investigation team is working diligently in order to keep up with the growing COVID-19 cases in our district. The Barren River District , is currently experiencing an increase in positive cases and ask for cooperation of the communities in order to help control the spread of the virus as they continue providing disease and contact investigation.

Contacts to a positive case should do the following:

* Stay home (except to get medical care) and do not invite others in until you get a call from the health department.

* If you become sick, get tested. When seeking medical care, inform the provider you have been exposed to COVID-19.

* Even if you test negative for COVID-19 or feel healthy, you should stay home (quarantine) since symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

BRDHD will be in communication with all positive cases and their contacts as quickly as possible. For more information on what to do if you or someone you know tests positive, visit www.barrenriverhealth.org.

 

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Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Ky Governor reports record number of COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear reported Sunday there were more new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kentucky this week than any other since the beginning of the pandemic. Red zone counties should follow nine recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19 and all counties should consider adopting some of these measures to help them avoid the red zone. As of 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 1st, Gov. Beshear reported 1,423 new cases and 4 new deaths. The state's positivity rate was at 6.14% and the total deaths are at 1,489. Those currently hospitalized are 994 and 250 are currently in ICU with 136 on a ventilator.

 

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Monday, November 2nd, 2020

One person killed in Barren County crash

Kentucky State Police Bowling Green responded to a two vehicle injury collision Saturday just before 6:30 a.m. The collision occurred westbound on the Cumberland Parkway near the 1mm in Barren County. Police say 41-year-old Joseph Phelps, of Dunnville, was operating a 2006 International Tractor Tr4ailer in the right lane of travel on the Cumberland Parkway. Police say a 2001 Dodge pickup driven by 35-year-old Luis Segura, of Monticello, struck the rear of Phelps' trailer. Police say a passenger in Segura's vehicle, 25 year-old William Barnes, of Monticello, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Barren County Coroner's Office. Police say Segura was flown to the Vanderbilt University Hospital and is listed in serious but stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Two injured in Metcalfe County collision

A man and a 22-month-old child were involved in a collision Friday morning in Metcalfe County. The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office was notified just after 10:00 a.m. Friday of a single vehicle injury collision on KY 90, about 5 miles east of Beaumont. Sheriff Lonnie Hodges responded to the scene to investigate. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, Quentin A. Christian, of Glasgow, was driving a 2017 Dodge Caravan westbound on KY 90 with a juvenile passenger. As the van was headed westbound, it suddenly veered across the eastbound lane left the roadway, traveled own an earth embankment and struck the ditch line. MCSO said Christian was taken to T. J. Samson Community Hospital where he was admitted for his injuries. The child was taken by ambulance as a precautionary measure. Officials said alcohol was not a factor in the collision, Christian was wearing a seatbelt and the child was in a safety seat.

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Friday, October 30th, 2020

Munfordville City Council meeting

The Munfordville City Council will meet Monday, November 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. New business will include a discussion on the Christmas parade and side walk.

 

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Friday, October 30th, 2020

BRDHD update on COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 9,185 cases, of which 7,448 have recovered. The district has reported 141 deaths from COVID-19. Hart County has 14 new cases, Warren County has added 58 new cases, while Barren County has 34 and Metcalfe County is reporting 7 new cases of COVID-19.

 

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Friday, October 30th, 2020

Cave City City Hall closed Election Day

Cave City City Hall will be closed Tuesday, November 3rd, for Election Day. Tuesday's garbage pickup will be on Wednesday next week in Cave City.

 

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Friday, October 30th, 2020

Bowling Green man pleads guilty to rape

A Bowling Green man has pled guilty to rape, sodomy and promoting human trafficking of a minor female from October of 2017 to January of 2019. Court records say 74-year-old Jerry N. Cline entered into a plea deal where he will serve at least 17 of the 20 years he will be sentenced to. 34-year-old Latrisha LeGrand is accused of complicity to the same charges Cline pleaded to. Her case has not yet gone to trial.

 

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020

BRDHD updates COVID-19 cases

The Barren River District Health gives update on COVID-19 confirming a total of 9,047 cases, of which 7,352 have recovered. There have been 141 deaths reported from COVID-19 in the district. Barren County and Warren County have 41 new cases each, Hart County has 27 new cases. Metcalfe County has 7 new cases and Edmonson County has 3 new cases. Hardin County soared past the 2,000-mark for positive COVID-19 cases with 86 new cases announced Wednesday afternoon by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The county has had 197 positive cases between Monday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon, the health district says. Larue County reported 13 new positive cases Wednesday.

 

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Bowling Green man arrested for drug trafficking

The Warren County Drug Task Force and the Kentucky State Police on Wednesday arrested 26-year-old Kendall Scott, of Bowling Green, on drug trafficking charges. According to the Warren County Drug Task Force, Scott was arrested at I-65 and Russellville Road in Bowling Green. Authorities say the arrest was followed by a short term investigation, three covert drug purchases and surveillance. The investigation determined that Scott was trafficking in heroin and fentanyl in the Bowling Green area. Scott was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, Class C Felony (Fentanyl) 3 counts. Scott was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Mammoth Cave man arrested on various charges

A Mammoth Cave man has been arrested for trying to sell a stolen truck. Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle says a 2004 GMC Sierra was stolen from Bowling Green on October 17th this year. While deputies secured the stolen truck at Keith Lockard's home, Grayson County authorities caught Lockard at the Taco Bell in Leitchfield. Police say he is a convicted felon who had illegal drugs and a handgun when they took him into custody. Lockard was lodged in the Grayson County Jail.

 

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Search continues for a Richardsville man

Emergency crews are still searching for a man with serious medical issues . 57-year-old Raif Velic went missing from his home at 1076 Pruitt Road in the Richardsville Community October 18th.  He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. Velic was wearing a dark ball cap, dark vest, dark track pants and a gray backpack.  Officials last confirmed siting of Velic was last Wednesday on Riverside Benleo Road. Daily searches for Raif Velic have continued each day since his disappearance with over 100 volunteers helping. If anyone knows of the whereabouts of Velic, please contact Kentucky State Police or the Warren County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Stolen vehicle recovered in Hart County

In the early morning hours on Wednesday, Deputy Jacob Hodges received a complaint in regards to an abandoned vehicle near the intersection of Cub Run Hwy and Sam Goodman Road. While responding, there was also a complaint of an unknown male looking in vehicles near the 6000 block of Cub Run Hwy. Deputy Hodges made contact with 47-year-old David Crowell, of Owensboro, as well as the abandoned vehicle. The vehicle in question had been reported stolen by the Owensboro Police Department. Crowell was arrested for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Horse Cave man arrested on multiple charges

A Horse Cave man has been arrested on multiple charges. The Hart County Sheriff's Office and Horse Cave Police responded to a complaint Tuesday on London Pace Sink Road. Upon arrival, a suspect fled police on foot but was apprehended a short time later while hiding in an outbuilding. 29 year-old Adam Kinslow, of Horse Cave, was arrested and charged with fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (on foot), alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest and criminal trespassing-2nd degree. Kinslow was also served an outstanding arrest warrant out of Hardin County. He was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Area high school Friday night football action

Caverna Colonels will entertain Western at home at 7:30 p.m.

Hart County's game has been cancelled for Friday night

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Lady Raiders Volleyball team defeated

The Hart County Lady Raiders Volleyball team lost to Central Hardin in the Regional Tournament Tuesday night at John Hardin. Coach Angie Craddock's team made it to the Region for the first time since 2005. The team has everyone returning next year.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Hart County students currently at home

Hart County Schools released the following message concerning the canceling of in-person classes for this Thursday and Friday.

"Due to Hart County Schools having 33 staff members currently being quarantined, there will be no in-person school in Hart County Thursday and Friday. Hart County Virtual Academy will occur during those two days."

"In the board-approved school calendar, Monday, November 2nd is a professional development day, and Tuesday, November 3rd, is listed as a "no school" day because of the presidential election." " On Wednesday, November 4th, Hart County Schools will hold virtual academy classes and restart in-person classes with the green group on Thursday, November 5th, and the orange group on Friday, November 6th, depending on COVID-19 data at that time," stated Debbie Fowler, Assistant Superintendent of Hart County Schools.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Accident leads to drug arrest in Glasgow

A non-injury accident in Glasgow Monday led to a drug arrest.  Glasgow Police Department responded to the intersection of North Race and West Front Street. During an investigation, officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from one of the vehicles involved. Also, a stolen firearm was found in the center console of one of the vehicles. The driver, William Beard, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), Trafficking In Marijuana (Less Than 8 OZ.) 1st Offense (Enhancement) and Tampering With Physical Evidence.  He lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

November General Election ballot for Hart County

The November General Election will be Tuesday, November 3rd, with polls closing at 6:00 p.m.

Voters will cast their ballots for the Presidential Race between President Donald Trump, Joseph R. Biden, Jo Jorgensen, Kanye West and Brock Pierce.

In the U.S. Senate race: Incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell is facing Democrat Amy McGrath and Brad Barron.

For U.S. Representative: Incumbent S. Brett Guthrie is facing challengers Hand Linderman, Lewis Carter and Robert Lee Perry.

In the State Senators race: Incumbent Stephen L. Meredith will face Guy M. Miller and John Whipple.

State Representative 21st District: The Incumbent Bart T. Rowland will be up against John W. Pennington.
For Hart County Coroner: Anthony Tony Roberts is unopposed.

 

Nonpartisan School Candidates for the Member Board of Education, 2nd Educational District are Sonya Gedda and Bontina Haynes. This includes parts of Rowletts, Horse Cave #6, #7 & #8, Pascal and Uno.

Member Board of Education 3rd Educational District candidate including: Memorial, Pikeview, Linwood, part of Pascal, Uno, High School and Hammonsville is Sheryl Shirley, who is unopposed.

Member Board of Education 5th Educational District candidates are Tyler Holthouser and Shane Reynolds and includes part of Euclid and Priceville.

Member Board of Education for Caverna Independent School District candidates are Glaine Percell and Wayne Hatcher, which includes part of Horse Cave #6, #7 & #8.

On the Nonpartisan City Ballot for City Council the City of Bonnieville, candidates are Fran Bowsher, Johnathan R. Hornback, Marie Whitlow, Christy Richards, Colby Smith, Sherman Bowman, Larry D. Srygler and Danny Thompson and includes part of Bonnieville #13 & #14.

 

For City Council (City of Horse Cave), candidates are: Velpha Hatchett, James Perry “Wool” Martin, Vickie Rogers, Larry Bunch, Maronda L. Gibson, Randy Russell, Sue Nunn and Charles Leonard Stinson which includes part of Horse Cave #6, #7 & #8.

City Council for the city of Munfordville candidates are: Kenny Shepperd, Ricky D. Line, Shelli Templeman Gibbons, Jeremy Atwell and Bill Belt.

 

Studio 101 WLOC will have live election coverage from the Hart County Courthouse beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday night.  

 

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

BRDHD updated report on COVID-19

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 8,903 cases of COVID-19, of which 7,286 have recovered. There have been 141 deaths reported from COVID-19. Hart County has 12 new cases with a total of 426 with 281 recovered, along with 1 death. Barren County has 1211 total cases with 926 recovered and has seen 13 deaths, Metcalfe County has had a total of 206 cases with 166 recovered and 2 deaths reported.

 

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Hart County Football not playing Friday

Hart County will not be playing Football Friday night.

 

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Metcalfe County Schools transition to at-home learning

Metcalfe County Schools will transition to all AT-HOME learning starting Tuesday, October 27th, through Tuesday, November 3rd. Metcalfe County hopes to resume the in-person option on Wednesday, November 4th. District administrators made the decision due to a combination of circumstances, including the increased number of staff in quarantine. The 21st Century after school program will also be virtual. At this time, extracurricular activities will continue but are subject to review on a daily basis. Metcalfe County will be providing at-home meal services and will release those details as soon as possible. For the latest district COVID-19 information and resources, visit www.metcalfeschools.com.

 

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Final sentencing in murder case

It took a Hardin County jury less than four hours Monday to find Kendall Lincoln, a father of two, guilty of robbing and shooting to death a Vine Grove man last year and then recommending he spend 50 years in prison. Lincoln, 22, of Elizabethtown, was arrested and charges December 3, 2019 in the shooting death the night before of Cornelius Tory as he sat inside his Chevy Tahoe in a front parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter in Radcliff. Tory, 20, was shot multiple times in what has been described as a drug deal that turned into a homicide. The jury recommended Lincoln serve in total a 50-year sentence - 30 years for the murder conviction, 15 years for a first-degree robbery conviction, and five years for being a felon in possession of a handgun. Final sentencing will be December 15th. Lincoln would be eligible for parole after serving 20 years as required by state law.

 

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Gov issues recommendations for Red Zone counties

Gov. Beshear reports record number of COVID-19 cases for a Monday, issues recommendations for Red Zone counties. Gov. Beshear reports 953 new cases of the virus. The Governor issued a map of Red zone counties that is those with 25 or more average daily cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents. The top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Kenton and Floyd. There were three deaths raising the death toll to 1,410. The positivity rate rose to 5.84 percent.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 8,782 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 7,207 of which have recovered. The district has 141 deaths reported from COVID-19. Barren County reported 95 new cases Monday and Hart County reported 43 new cases. Warren County with 116 new cases and Metcalfe County with 7 new cases. Hart County Judge Executive was a special guest Tuesday morning on Studio 101 speaking about the counties new covid cases and taking precautionary measures.

 

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Monday, October 26th, 2020

Hart County Volleyball action

Congratulations to Hart County Lady Raiders Volleyball team. They are advancing in the tournament and will play Tuesday night at John Hardin and will take on Central Hardin at 8:00 p.m.  A decision will be made later in the week concerning Hart County's Friday night football action.

 

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Monday, October 26th, 2020

Ky sets record for weekly COVID cases

Gov. Andy Beshear said during Sunday's briefing that Kentucky unfortunately set a new record for the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in a week since the pandemic began, with 9,335 positive cases this week. The Governor said that Sunday marked the highest number of new cases ever reported on a Sunday, with 1,462 cases. The Governor said he will be talking about new recommendations to counties that are in the red zone, those with 25 or more average daily cases per 100,000 residents. Two new deaths were reported Sunday which included a 74-year-old woman from Grayson County. There are currently 231 in ICU and 106 on ventilator.

 

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Monday, October 26th, 2020

Barren County Schools move to distance learning

All Barren County School students are moving to distance learning beginning October 26th. Superintendent Bo Matthews said the campus closure will last until Friday, November 6th. Matthews said the closure was due to rising COVID-19 cases and high quarantine numbers both in the schools and community. Students are expected to return on Monday, November 9th. All schedules will resume at the time including A/B schedules at Barren County High and Middle School, as well as distance learning on Fridays implemented district wide.

 

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Monday, October 26th, 2020

KSP search for Logan County inmate

Kentucky State Police are searching for a Logan County inmate after he never returned back to jail after work. According to jail staff, the inmate, Jason Stratton, was granted furlough. This means the inmate was allowed to leave for work, but had to return back at a certain time. Officials say he never returned back at 2:00 p.m. as instructed on Thursday. Stratton, 48, has brown hair, hazel eyes, stands 6'2" tall and weighs around 189 pounds. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Stratton, please contact Kentucky State Police at 270-782-2010. You may also text a tip through the Kentucky State Police App. Callers may remain anonymous.

 

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Monday, October 26th, 2020

Fire at Burkesville City Hall Sunday

Burkesville Fire Chief Greg Cary reports that the call came in at 5:46 a.m. Most of the damage was contained to the East end of the City Hall building. The majority of the files and furniture was able to be removed from the building. An arson investigator is being called to the scene as part of routine measures. City Hall will conduct business from across the street at the Veteran's Memorial Community Center until further notice.

 

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Friday, October 16th, 2020

Hart County Schools suspend athletic practice

Hart County Schools has suspended all athletic practice and competition at this time. Studio 101 will continue to monitor day to day COVID-19 case data for the community. Friday night's Hart County game against Casey County has been postponed until November 6th and next Friday night's game has been cancelled.

 

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Friday, October 16th, 2020

Ribbon cutting at Clark Drugs

Clark Drugs in Munfordville will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening at their new location on 31-W Main Street in Munfordville on Monday, October 26th.  Studio 101 will broadcast live from 10:00 a.m. till noon.

 

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Friday, October 16th, 2020

Tennessee woman charged after chase

A Tennessee woman was arrested early Thursday morning after she was clocked by Kentucky State Police driving in excess of 120 mph on the Bluegrass Parkway. 23-year-old Victoria McMillian, of Clarksville, TN, is facing multiple charges including putting the lives of police and motorists at risk as she fled. A KSP trooper initiated lights and sirens on his vehicle in a northbound lane of I-65 near the 91-mile marker after McMillian reportedly drove her gold Chevy Classic past him at a high rate of speed and entered the Bluegrass Parkway. McMillian also reportedly drove the vehicle several times in a manner that looked as if she was going to strike vehicles pulled to the side of the parkway during the chase. She drove to the eastbound eight-mile marker, got off the parkway and then headed in the westbound lane KSP personnel had set up spike strips at the westbound 1-mile marker causing flat tires with the vehicle finally stopping as she attempted to get in a southbound lane of I-65 McMillian, who was arrested at 1:55 a.m., is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer and first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, as well as first offense driving under the influence of intoxicants; reckoless driving; speeding 26 mph or more over the speed limit; first offense, trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces, possession of open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. She is scheduled to appear October 23rd in Hardin District Court. A passenger in the vehicle, 22 year-old Teona Venoy, of Clarksville, TN, was charged with first offense trafficking in marijuana les than 8 ounces and possession of drug paraphernalia. She has been released from jail.

 

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Friday, October 16th, 2020

Fatal collision in Columbia

Kentucky State Police is investigating a two vehicle fatal collision that occurred Wednesday just before 4:00 p.m. According to KSP, 46-year-old Lisa Cooper, of Columbia, was driving a 2012 Toyota Camry east bound on KY 900 when she crossed into the oncoming lane, striking a westbound 1989 International log truck driven by 63-year-old Tommy Cape, also of Columbia. KSP said Cooper was not wearing her seat belt and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Adair County Coroner. Cape was belted and treated for minor injuries by Adair County EMS.

 

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Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Hart County Board of Ed working session

The Hart County Board of Education will hold a working session at 5:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon followed by the regular Board of Education meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Hart County High School.

 

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Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Ribbon cutting at Inspire Nutrition

Hart County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting Friday, October 16th, at 11:30 a.m. at Inspire Nutrition at the I-65 interchange in Munfordville.

 

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Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Hart County Schools suspend in-person classes

Hart County Schools announced Wednesday all in-person instruction is suspended through October 28th. The decision comes as administrators face challenges due to current numbers of COVID infections. A public release by the school system specifically cites difficulties in providing a healthy atmosphere along with issues related to staffing. The announcement explains faculty availability is reduced to the point where adequate student supervision is not possible in some cases.  Still, school remains in session with all students utilizing the district’s virtual platform. In-person classes are currently scheduled to resume in two weeks, Thursday, October 29th, using the previous A/B schedule. No decisions are finalized regarding how sports and other extra-curricular activities will be affected. Superintendent Nathan Smith says discussions will take place this morning and further information will be available later.

 

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Thursday, October 15th, 2020

E-town man arrested for wanton endangerment

A 42-year-old Elizabethtown man is facing a pair of felony charges after police say he showed up Tuesday night to help his wife who had been in a "DUI wreck" and police found him heavily intoxicated with two children in his vehicle. William Routte was arrested by the Hardin County Sheriff's Office and charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, as well as first offense driving under the influence of intoxicants. He showed up to aid his wife "who had been involved in a DUI accident where she had left the scene and was attempting to get her disabled vehicle towed".  40-year-old Jessica Routte was charged with fist offense driving under the influence of intoxicants after crashing a Chevy Aveo into a fence and telephone pole on Valley Creek Road. The report said part of the front bumper had been knocked off the vehicle but she continued to drive it for a bit. Deputies followed a trail of antifreeze on the roadway and found the vehicle being loaded onto a tow truck at the intersection of Valley Creek Road and Ky. 210. When her husband arrived, a deputy said he had glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol. William Routte is being held in lieu of a $5,000 unsecured bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear November 20th in Hardin District Court. Jessica Routte was released Wednesday from the detention center.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Area high school football Friday night

Caverna Colonels will entertain Russellville at 7:00 p.m. while Hart County will be on the road taking on Casey County. The pregame show begins at 6:45 p.m. on Studio 101.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Cave City Chamber Radio/TV Auction

The Cave City Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Radio/TV Auction will be held Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, October 27th, 28th & 29th. The auction will be broadcast on radio WLOC/AM 1150, Studio 101.7 FM and online at wloconline.com and simulcast live on SCRTC TV channel 6 and EPB TV channel 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. each evening. Prior to the auction, a link to a complete listing of items will be available at cavecitychamber.com and item pictures will be available on the Chamber's Facebook page. To bid during the auction, call (270)646-2199 or (270) 528-2199.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Jerry Taylor receives Bob Miller Award

Hart County Schools Athletic Director Jerry Taylor recently received the Bob Miller Award Mr. Miller, from Newport, was one of the founding fathers of the Kentucky High School Coaches Association (KHSCA). This association gives an annual award in Bob Miller's name to a deserving individual who has contributed to the well-being of student athletes, coaches and administrators in their community, school and state. This year's award goes to Mr. Jerry Taylor of Hart County. Jerry has served the students of Hart County as a teacher, coach and athletic director for 52 years. For 36 of those years, he has been Athletic Director of Hart County High School.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Governor gives update on COVID-19

Ky Governor Andy Beshear reported 776 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday and 14 deaths. The death toll has now risen to 1,269. The Barren River District Health Department is reported 7,554 cases of which 6,399 have recovered and there have been 140 deaths reported from COVID-19. Warren County has 36 new cases and Hart County has had 10 new cases since Monday's update.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Search for missing Warren County teen

Kentucky State Police Post 3 is searching for a missing 16-year-old girl from Warren County. KSP says 16-year-old Ireland Scanlan was last seen in Bowling Green on Friday, October 9th, near Scottsville Road. Scanlan is described as a white female 5'6" tall, 120 pounds, with long brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a white pullover shirt, camo leggings and white shoes. Anyone with information regarding the location of Ireland Scanlan, is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green at 270-782-2010 or 877-416-1224.

 

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Drug arrest in Barren County

The Glasgow Police Department on Monday conducted a traffic stop on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway that resulted in a drug arrest. Sgt. Barton made contact with the driver identified as Jason B. Smith, of Tompkinsville, and confirmed that he had an active warrant for his arrest. Sgt. Barton located marijuana inside Smith's pants pocket and methamphetamine inside the vehicle. Smith was arrested and charged with license plate not legible, no registration plates, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Smith was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Monetary donations accepted for Clothes for Kids

Due to COVID-19, this year's Annual Fall Clothes for Kids radio auction will not be held. However, monetary donations are greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible. Mail your monetary donation to:

WLOC Clothes for Kids, P. O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749. Clothes for Kids serves the nine family resource centers at Hart County and Caverna School systems.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank changes

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

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

In-person voting underway at clerk's office

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders says the voting process for November General Election is underway now through Monday, November 2nd. Citizens may come to the clerks office to vote Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 17th, 24th & 31st, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  or you may wait till Election Day, November 3rd, to vote either at the Horse Cave Fire Department, the Fairgrounds at Rowletts or the Bonnieville Firehouse. For more information on absent ballot and mail-in voting, you may call the clerk's office at 270-524-2751 or you may go to govoteky.gov to request a mail in ballot.  Studio 101 will provide local live election coverage beginning Election Night at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

COVID-19 update for Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 43 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky during an update Monday. Ninety-four of the newly reported cases were from children up to age 18, of which 18 were age 5 and under. The youngest was 4-months-old. Gov. Beshear reported three deaths raising the death toll to 1,253. The deaths reported Monday include a 79-year-old man from Boyd County, a 67-year-old woman from Fayette County; and a 61-year-old man from Grayson County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 7,485 cases of COVID-19 in the district and has seen 140 deaths. Hart County has had 229 total cases, of which 183 have recovered and there has been 1 death. Warren County has the most with 4718 cases and have seen 57 deaths.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Louisville man indicted in Hardin County murder

A Louisville man arrested for the September 6th shooting death of a man inside an Elizabethtown residence, has been indicted on five felony charges, including murder. 21 year-old Jalen Williams is charged with murder in the shooting death of Juwone Doleman.  Williams was arrested September 18th by members of the U. S. Marshals Service and Louisivlle Metro Police Department. He was indicted for killing 23 year-old Doleman, of Danville, and the shooting of an adult female in the same residence in the 600 block of Westport Road. The woman, whose identity was not released, is recovering from her injuries. The arrest warrant said Williams took an unknown sum of cash, a handgun and jewelry belonging to Doleman during the incident. He also is accused of taking the female victim's cell phone and discarding it on the side of the road while fleeing. According to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham, Williams was identified as a suspect within hours of the shooting. Williams was indicted on murder, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and tampering with physical evidence. He is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $1 million cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Green County man arrested for impersonating officer

Kentucky State Police arrested a Greensburg man Sunday following an assault investigation from September. According to KSP, the victim said that she was traveling west on Edmonton Road around 10:30 p.m. on September 3rd, when she saw blue lights coming up behind her. She pulled over even though she did not think she had made any traffic violations. She stated that a male subject approached her from an unidentified car that did not have law enforcement decals on it. Police said when the man got to the window, he threw what is suspected to be ammonia in her face and tried to forcibly take her from the vehicle. According to the report, the woman fought back and suffered a head injury but was able to get free. The male subject went back to his vehicle and left the scene. As the result of an investigation, KSP obtained an arrest warrant on 47-year-old George Barton for Assault 4th degree (minor injury), impersonating a peace officer, improper use of blue lights, wanton endangerment-2nd degree, unlawful imprisonment-1st degree and terroristic threatening, 3rd degree. Barton was arrested Sunday after several hours of negotiation and the use of chemical munitions after authoritie4s said he barricaded himself inside his home.

 

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Caverna Middle SBDM Council meeting

Caverna Middle School will have a special-called SBDM meeting Thursday, October 15th, at 4:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, October 12th, 2020

Homeland Security Grant approved for Hart County

Hart County has been notified by the Governor's office that a Homeland Security Grant has been approved. Hart County Judge Executive Joe Choate told Studio 101 News that a grant of $223,550 has been approved to provide funding for communications equipment, including mobile and portable radios for use by law enforcement as requested in an application submitted by the Hart County Fiscal Court. The grant money will be made available in 2021.

 

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Monday, October 12th, 2020

Hart County-Warren Central game canceled

The Hart County-Warren Central football game was cancelled Friday night after the Raiders made the trip to Bowling Green for the game. According to Hart County School Superintendent Nathan Smith, the Raiders football team we4re notified by a players parent after arriving in Bowling Green, that they had tested positive for COVID-19 Friday. Hart County decided that it was in the best interest of both teams to cancel Friday night's game. After contacting Julian Tackett with the KHSAA, Hart County was told that the school made the right call in canceling the game.

 

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Monday, October 12th, 2020

Governor's family quarantines due to COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday updated Kentuckians on the state's continuing efforts to fight the (COVID-19). Earlier Sunday, the Governor issued a statement telling Kentuckians that he and his family are committed to setting a good example by following state and federal quarantine guidelines after they were potentially exposed to a person with COVID-19 late Saturday afternoon. As of 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Gov. Beshear announced 852 newly reported cases. Ninety of the newly reported cases were from children up to age 18, of which 23 were age 5 and under. The youngest was just 23 days old. The governor announced three more deaths on Sunday bringing the death total to 1,252. The deaths reported included a 33-year-old man from Jefferson County; a 60-year-old man from Hopkins County and a 70-year-old woman from Warren County.

 

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Monday, October 12th, 2020

E-town man indicted on sex abuse charges

An Elizabethtown man, who previously received a plea deal to sexual abuse of a child, has been indicted again by a Hardin County Grand Jury on two charges involving a person younger than age 12. 38-year-old Joseph William Sweat faces two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12. According to the indictments, one reported incideent happened between January 1st and February 1st of this year while he was on probation and the other allegedly occurred from August 2015 through August 2016. The complaints were granted to pursue an arrest warrant based on investigations by Detective Andrea Haire, of Elizabethtown Police Department. Whitney Meredith of Larue County is a special prosecutor in the case since members of Sweat's family know members of the Hardin County Commonwealth Attorney's Office. Sweat has been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center since his September 17th arrest on the charges. He is being held in the jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond. In a previous case, Sweat was arrested January 24th, 2018 and faced three counts of first-degree abuse of a child younger than 12. He accepted a plea agreement on a Class A misdemeanor of second-degree sexual abuse. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

 

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Monday, October 12th, 2020

Two arrested in double murder case

T2wo people wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of 20-year-old Trevor Cleary, of Tompkinsville, and 19 year-old Austin Copas, of the Fountain Run community in Monroe County back on September 20th, have been apprehended. According to Kentucky State Police Post 15 Columbia, 28-year-old Kayla Spivey, of Tennessee, and 29-year-old Edward Whitledge, of CA, were located and arrested on Friday, in Bakersfield, CA. According to Kentucky State Police, Cleary and Copas were both found dead of apparent gunshot wounds to the head inside a residence in the Fountain Run community of Monroe County. Kentucky State Police go on to say that Spivey and Whitledge will both be extradited back to Kentucky to face charges in connection with the double murder.

 

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Friday, October 9th, 2020

City of Cave City Council Meeting

The City of Cave City regular council meeting will be held at the Council Chambers at City Hall Monday, October 12th, at 5:00 p.m.


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Friday, October 9th, 2020

Caverna High SBDM Council meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Decision Based Council meeting Monday, October 12th, in the high school library at 3:30 p.m..


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Friday, October 9th, 2020

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. GREG ROSE, PASTOR OF MUNFORDVILLE AND MT BEULAH METHODIST CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. DEPARTMENT REPORTS WERE GIVEN:  ROAD, SHERIFF, COURTROOM MAINTENANCE, BUILDING & ELECTRICAL PLANNING AND ZONING, OCCUPATIONAL.  JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 160 IN THE COUNTY JAIL AND ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK OF JUST OVER $18,484.

OTHER BUSINESS INCLUDED REJECTED BID ON 2007 CROWN VIC, APPROVED BUDGET TRANSFER #6, BANK TRANSFER #3, PAYMENT OF CLAIMS, ORDINANCE #220.52 AMENDMENT # 3 (CARES ACT), SHERIFF 2020 3RD QTR. REPORT, JUDGE/EXECUTIVE TO SIGN EXTENSION FOR HART COUNTY QUARRY ROAD WATER MAIN GRANT, JUDGE/EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AGREEMENT WITH DEPARTMENT OF RURAL AND MUNICIPAL AID FOR BRIDGE PROJECTS, RESOLUTION FOR EXECUTION OF RURAL SECONDARY PROGRAM AGREEMENT, EASEMENT WITH ROBERT MULLET ON WALNUT LANE AND FLAT ROCK ROAD, APPLY FOR GRANT WITH CENTER FOR TECH & CIVIC LIFE GRANT (ELECTION EXPENSES), TRANSFER FRENCHMAN KNOB PROPERTY TO SOUTHEAST CAVE CONSERVANCY, ACKNOWLEDGE HART COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL 2020 REPORT, TRANSFER 1998 VAN FROM HART COUNTY LIBRARY TO HART COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT. AND HIRED JAMES GARY PUCKETT AS MAINTENANCE PERSON AT THE JUSTICE CENTER FOR $10.50 PER HOUR. THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, IN THE COURTROOM.

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Friday, October 9th, 2020

Gov gives update on COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Thursday afternoon on coronavirus reporting 884 new cases. The governor also reported 11 deaths including a 31-year-old man from Warren County. Beshear said the man was dealing with other health issues in addition to COVID-19. The additional deaths raised the death toll to 1,234.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 7,299 cases, of which 6,202 have recovered and there have been 139 deaths reported from COVID-19 in the district.

 

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Friday, October 9th, 2020

E-town man arrested in strangulation case

An Elizabethtown man is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center after he was arrested Thursday morning and charged with first-degree strangulation. 42-year-old David Corbit and a woman became involved in an argument about her whereabouts. She told him he needed to leave and when he refused, she attempted to leave and he began choking her. The woman managed to reach her purse and grabbed pepper spray and sprayed it on Corbit. Corbit fled after the woman called police. First-degree strangulation is a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. Corbit was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, October 9th, 2020

Accident claims Bowling Green man's life

Police worked a fatal collision on Nashville Road at the junction of I-165 Thursday afternoon. They say a motorcycle driven by 20-year-old Jacob Perry, of Bowling Green, was traveling north on Nashville Road. Just before getting to the I=165 ramp, a southbound pickup made a left turn, crossing into the path of the motorcycle. Perry was pronounced dead at the scene by the Warren County Coroner. Both vehicles were heavily damaged and traffic was backed up for nearly two hours.

 

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Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders says the voting process for November General Election will begin Tuesday, October 13th, through Monday, November 2nd. Citizens may come to the clerks office to vote Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 17th, 24th & 31st, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  or you may wait til Election Day, November 3rd, to vote either at the Horse Cave Fire Department, the Fairgrounds at Rowletts or the Bonnieville Firehouse. For more information on absent ballot and mail-in voting, you may call the clerk's office at 270-524-2751 or you may go to govoteky.gov to request a mail in ballot.  Studio 101 will provide local live election coverage beginning Election Night at 6:00 p.m.

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Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Latest on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear gave an update on cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, reporting 2,398 cases of the virus with 1,472 of those being previous backlogged cases from Fayette County. There were 926 new cases actually reported for Wednesday. Three hundred and fifty-eight of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 38 were children ages 5 and under. The Governor reported five deaths raising the death toll to 1,223. The deaths reported Wednesday include a 68-year-old man from Fayette County; an 80-year-old woman from Greenup County; a 65-year-old man from Harlan County; a 79-year-old man from Henderson County and a 75-year-old woman from Whitley County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 7,248 cases, of which 6,169 have recovered. There have been 132 deaths reported in the district due to COVID-19.

 

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Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Rineyville woman charged in stabbing

A 24-year-old Rineyville woman was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with assaulting her husband by throwing boiling water on him and stabbing him in the chest. Megan Wilson was arrested by Hardin County Sheriff's Office deputies around 2:26 a.m. According to the arrest citation, her husband said he awoke to a "burning sensation." He told police he saw his wife holding a pot and that he was covered in water. She was also holding a knife, according to the citation. As he attempted to get out of bed, she stabbed him in the middle of hte chest and fled to a neighbor's house. The neighbor called 911. Deputies located a 7" knife in water in the kitchen sink. The man was flown to UofL Hospital for the stab wound and third-degree burns "on a large portion of his body." There were two children under the age of 5 in the home when the reported assault occurred. Wilson is charged with first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence. She was lodged in the Hardin County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, October 8th, on the second floor of the courthouse. New business will include: Approving Sheriff Department's 2020 3rd Qtr report, Judge/Executive to sign extension for Hart County Quarry Rd Water Main Grant and to sign agreement with Dept of Rural and Municipal Aid for Bridge Projects, approve to apply for Center for Tech & Civic Life Grant and approve to accept transfer of 1998 Chevy van from the Hart County Library to the Road Department.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd

Hart County Clerk Lisa Sanders says the voting process for November General Election will begin Tuesday, October 13th, through Monday, November 2nd. Citizens may come to the clerks office to vote Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on the 3rd Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or can wait til Election Day, November 3rd, to vote either at the Horse Cave Fire Department, the Fairgrounds at Rowletts or the Bonnieville Firehouse. For more information on absent ballot and mail-in voting, you may call the clerk's office at 270-524-2751. Studio 101 will provide local live election coverage beginning Election Night at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Gov. Beshear extends mask mandate

Gov. Andy Beshear says he has extended his mask mandate for another 30 days. And he's promising stricter enforcement as Kentucky struggles with surging numbers of coronavirus cases. Beshear said Tuesday that the state is on pace to set another record high for weekly COVID-19 cases. Beshear says the state will step up enforcement of the mask requirement and he called on local leaders to do their part. He says businesses should refuse to serve people who aren't wearing masks.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Missing teen sought by Bowling Green Police

Bowling Green Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing teen. According to authorities, they first asked for help in the search on August 25th, but still need help finding 14-year-old Roman Jones. Officials say Roman was last seen on Barnwood Avenue in Bowling Green. He is described as a 5'7 male, weighing 132 lbs with two small cross tattoos on his left forearm.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jones, is asked to contact the Bowling Green Police Department at 270-393-4000.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

E-town man faces felony charges

A 24-year-old Elizabethtown man is facing two felony charges after reportedly filling a shopping cart at the Elizabethtown Walmart with more than $600 worth of items Monday afternoon and walking out of the store without paying. Travis Cobble was arrested by E-town police at 4:59 p.m. Monday after he passed all points of sale and left the store without paying for items valued at $649.01. When asked by police if he had anything on him, Cobble told the officer he had a "rig" in a pocket and the officer then found a needle. The report also said he gave consent to search a vehicle where police found a marijuana smoking pipe with residue, numerous needles in the glove box and two caps containing what appeared to be methamphetamine. Cobble is charged with theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting more than $500 and less than $10,000 and second offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine and a misdemeanor offense of possession of drug paraphernalia. Cobble is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Two arrested for drugs and theft

The Warren County Sheriff's Office says two people have been charged with drug related crimes and receiving stolen property after an incident at the McDonalds in Smiths Grove. On Monday evening, Smiths Grove Police Chief received a complaint of suspicious vehicles at McDonalds. A motorcycle and pickup truck were both discovered to have been stolen. Deputies searched the vehicles and found suspected methamphetamine and a possibly stolen pistol. 30-year-old Ray Wolf, of Glasgow, and 34 year-old Rachel Graves, of Austin, were arrested and held at the Warren County Regional Jail. Wolf has been charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, trafficking in synthetic drugs - 1st offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also served an unrelated warrant from Barren County. Graves was charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also served on an unrelated warrant from Barren County and had been reported missing from Barren County. The investigation is ongoing.

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

High school football action Friday night

This Friday night, Caverna Boys will take on Crittenden County at home at 7:00 p.m. Hart County Raiders will travel to take on Warren Central at 7:00 p.m. Studio 101 will be on the air with live coverage of the game at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

BRDHD confirms 7,134 cases of COVID-19

Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 7,134 cases, of which 6,072 have recovered. The district has reported 130 deaths so far. Warren County has the most total cases with 4,534 of which 49 have died, Barren County has the second most cases of COVID-19 with 820 and there have been 13 deaths, while Hart County has 204 total cases so far and there has been 1 death.

 

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Glasgow Fire Dept has two openings

The Glasgow Fire Department is looking to fill two vacancies in the department. Applications will be accepted through October 16th at 4:00 p.m. Applicants must be 18-years-old, have a high school diploma or equivalent and a current driver's license. A written exam and physical ability course will be administered by the department. The written and physical exam will take place on Friday, October 23rd.

 

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Halloween looking different in 2020

Officials released guidelines Thursday afternoon to help celebrate the holiday safely during COVID-19. Activities recommended to avoid were the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treating be permitted in your community, that several safety measures are observed including placing individually wrapped candy outside on a porch, driveway or table for trick-or-treaters and only trick-or-treating in family groups.

 

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Monday, October 5th, 2020

Munfordville City Council Meeting

Munfordville City Council will meet Monday night, October 5th, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. New business will include: discussing vacancy water and street dept, Halloween and Cemetery.

 

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Monday, October 5th, 2020

Munfordville man arrested in Glasgow

The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop on North Broadway Street Thursday that led to a drug arrest. The driver, 32 year-old Tyler Logsdon, of Munfordville, was found to be driving on a suspended license and during a search of his vehicle, the officer found Methamphetamine and a glass pipe. Logdson was arrested and charged with disregarding traffic control device- traffic light, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, possession of controlled substance, 1st degree - 1st offense (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Logsdon was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, October 5th, 2020

Pursuit leads to arrest in Hart County

The Hart County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a reckless driver Friday on US Hwy 31W coming from Horse Cave. K9 Deputy Caleb Butler initiated emergency equipment once behind the vehicle, the suspect began to flee and a pursuit began. The vehicle pursuit continued through Main St, Munfordville, and ended on Old Main St. 34 year-old Marcus A. Thompson was eventually apprehended and charged with: fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), resisting arrest, wanton endangerment, 1st degree - police officer, reckless driving, improper passing, failure to or improper signal, failure to wear seat belts, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, 1st offense, and no registration/registration receipt. Thompson was also served an outstanding arrest warrant for unrelated offenses. Deputy Butler was assisted on scene by Chief Atwell with the Munfordville Police Department and two citizens that ran to the aid of law enforcement after the pursuit ended and as the suspect resisted. Thompson was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, October 5th, 2020

Hodgenville man charged with murder

More details have emerged from the Wednesday night fatal shooting of a Mount Sherman man. According to an arrest warrant, 22 year-old Timothy R. Hedges, of Hodgenville, is charged with fatally shooting 21-year-old Levi G. Sheroon as he sat in his girlfriend's vehicle. Police say Hedges drew a loaded pistol and held the barrel of the handgun on Sheroon's left shoulder at 11:00 p.m. Wednesday as he sat in the driver's seat of the vehicle in Hodgenville. Sheroon was transported to the Baptist Health Hardin Hospital in Elizabethtown where he died of his injuries. Hedges was found Thursday in the community of Custer in Breckinridge County and was arrested and charged with murder. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Larue District Court to face the charge. He is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center. Kentucky State Police was contacted by the Hodgenville Police Department at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday requesting assistance with a shooting investigation on Dana Drive in Hodgenville. The ongoing investigation is headed by state police Detective James Martin.

 

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Monday, October 5th, 2020

Fatal ATV collision in Edmonson County

KSP Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a call of an ATV fatal Collision Sunday, shortly after 5:30 a.m. The collision occurred at 5410 Nolin Dan Road at the Blue Hollar Off-Road Park located in Edmonson County. Police say the preliminary investigation indicated that 30-year-old Adam Jones, of Fairdale, was operating a 2020 Polaris RZR on an unlit trail in the Blue Hollar Off0ROad Park. Police say Jones lost control of his vehicle causing it to exit the trail and overturn several times. Police say Jones, along with a passenger4f, 22-year-old Lukas F. McCoy, of Fairdale, were ejected from the ATV. Police say Adam Jones was pronounced deceased on scene by the Edmonson County Coroner. Lukas F. McCoy was transported to the UofL Hospital where he is in stable condition. A third passenger in the vehicle, 22 year-old Megan Hayden, of Pleasureville, sustained no injuries. The investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by Trooper Aaron Hampton. He was assisted on the scene by Lincoln Fire Department and the Edmonson County Coroner.

 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Friday night area high school football

It's Senior night for the Caverna Colonels. Caverna plays host to Webster County for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. High School Principal Chris Crain says no tickets are necessary at the gate, but exact change is required. He also encourages fans to bring lawn chairs and utilize open areas around the track. 

Hart County Raiders will entertain Taylor County. Game time is 7:00 p.m.  Pregame coverage begins at 6:45 p.m. on Studio 101 sports.

 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Season over for Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds are finished for 2020 after losing Thursday to the Braves in Atlanta. After finishing the season on high power offense boost, the Reds failed to score a single run over the 22 innings played between the two games in the N-L Wild Card Series.

 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

SCRTC Trustee election results are in

The Cooperative did not hold an annual meeting this year because of COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings but the election was conducted as usual by mail as required within by-laws of the cooperative.

In District I (Munfordville & Bonnieville Exchanges) the Incumbent Director Ralph J. Thompson was unopposed. In District III (Hiseville & Cave City Exchanges) candidates were Incumbent Director Jerry W. Polson and Gregory M Davis with Polson receiving 321 votes and Davis receiving 184 votes. 

At the Board’s Annual Re-Organizational Meeting held October 1st, Zack Kender was elected President, Ronnie R. Tucker was elected Vice President, Ralph J. Thompson elected Secretary-Treasurer, and Billy Smith was elected Assistant Secretary-Treasurer.

SCRTC has also announced $1.5 million in capital credits will be refunded to subscribers.

 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Thursday evening crash I-65South

Traffic is flowing normally on Southbound I-65 near Bonnieville following a Thursday evening crash.  Full details have not been released, but we are told one person was flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville due to injuries suffered in the incident. The crash halted southbound traffic more than four hours, causing major traffic congestion from Upton to Munfordville along both I-65 and US 31W.  Adjacent routes also received an increase in traffic volume due to interstate overflow. The crash occurred near Mile Marker 71.  The roadway reopened around midnight.

 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Motorcycle rider dies after crash

The rider involved in a weekend motorcycle crash in Grayson County has died.  Kentucky State police say 38-year-old Matthew Wilson of Millwood was operating a dirt bike on Pleasant View Road and crossed into the path of a mini-van driven by 36-year-old Beth Meredith, also of Millwood. Wilson was taken to University of Louisville Hospital where he died Tuesday.  No other serious physical injuries were reported related to the crash.

 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Green County man murdered in Larue County

A suspect is in custody after a Green County man was shot to death in LaRue County on Wednesday night. Hodgenville police were called just before midnight to a location on Dana Drive. They discovered 21-year-old Levi Sheroon with a single gunshot to the chest. He was transported to Baptist Health Hospital in Elizabethtown and later died. Just after 8:00 p.m. Thursday, a suspect identified as 22-year-old Timothy Hedges, was taken into custody in Breckinridge County. Hedges is now charged with murder. Police have not released any details of motive related to the case.  Hodgenville Police, the LaRue County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police are collaborating in the investigation.

 

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Free Large Item Drop Off in Hart County

Free Large Item Drop Off for Hart County residents only will be held Saturday, October 3rd. Examples of large items include: couches, chairs, tables, beds, mattresses, tvs, entertainment centers, paint, furniture, etc. You must show your Hart County Drivers License or ID. The drop off will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon at 300 Quality Street in Munfordville. Please remain in your vehicle with your license ready and an attendant will come to you. Also, if you have regular trash or non-large items, have your payment ready for the attendant. For more information, call 270-524-5178.

 

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Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Park City man faces charges

A Park City man now faces charges after a weekend incident in Brownsville. Officials with the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office say they were alerted of suspicious activity when a vehicle left Brownsville Minit Mart Saturday night and stopped in multiple driveways with no illumination. Authorities responded and found 47-year-old Christopher Decker operating the suspicious vehicle. He could not provide an association to any of the residences where he stopped. A search of the vehicle revealed pills, suspected to be Oxycodone. Decker was arrested and is charged with possession of a controlled substance and not having a prescription controlled substance in its proper container. He was lodged at Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Metcalfe County High computer science classes

Metcalfe County High School has been selected to join the Amazon Future Engineer program and will receive funding from Amazon to bring expanded computer science classes to students this school year. With the support of Amazon Future Engineer, Metcalfe County High School will offer introductory and Advanced Placement (AP) computer science courses. All coursework can be done virtually. In addition, students are eligible for scholarships and paid internships.  

 

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Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Coronavirus tops 1,000 for second straight day

According to numbers released Wednesday afternoon, Kentucky’s daily reported count of new coronavirus cases topped 1,000 for a second straight day. Officials say 1,004 more cases were identified across the commonwealth, one day after a near-record 1,018 cases were reported on Tuesday. Four additional virus related deaths are included with Wednesday's report. Even though the raw number of reported cases has been higher over the past few days, the positivity rate is slightly lower. Wednesday's rate is reported at 4.07%, statewide.

 

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Man arrested for robbery in E-town

A man is charged with robbery after leaving Academy Sports in Elizabethtown on Monday without paying for merchandise. Elizabethtown Police say 39-year-old Mitchell Ramsey, of Bardstown, is seen on store security video walking out wearing a pair of stolen Nike LeBron shoes. Ramsey put the shoes on in the store's shoe department and then walked toward the front door.  He was confronted by a store security employee. Ramsey pushed the employee into the glass door and exited the building. Ramsey left the parking lot in a 2009 Chevy car.  A matching vehicle was located a short time later and stopped by police. Upon searching the vehicle, a variety of tools were located which Ramsey admitted sealing earlier the same day from Home Depot in Elizabethtown. Ramsey was wearing Nike LeBron shoes when taken into custody.  He is charged with second-degree robbery, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison and receiving stolen property more than $500 and less than $10,000, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.  He also faces charges of driving on a suspended or revoked license. Ramsey is lodged in Hardin County Detention Center under a $10,000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear October 9th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Ky Speedway loses spot on NASCAR's schedule

Kentucky Speedway has lost its spot on NASCAR’s schedule. The racetrack made the announcement Tuesday night ahead of NASCAR’s announcement of venues and dates for next year. Kentucky held its first Cup Series race in 2011 and has hosted a tripleheader in recent years with races in NASCAR’s Cup, Xfinity and Truck Series. Its last NASCAR race was this past July. The 1.5-mile track opened in 2000.

 

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Spike in Kentucky's coronavirus cases

Now two weeks running, Kentucky’s spike in reported virus cases continues.  The number announced Tuesday afternoon is 1,018.  That's the state’s second-highest daily total since the pandemic began. Governor Andy Beshear addressed media, claiming the reported number should be a “wake-up call,” urging Kentuckians to follow prescribed health guidelines. The state is on pace to exceed last week’s total number of reported virus cases, which was a weekly record. Eight virus-related deaths for the state are included in the Tuesday report.

 

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Production plant opening in Mount Vernon

On Kentucky's economic development front, a company which manufactures compressed air sprayers plans to open a production plant just a few counties over the way in Mount Vernon.  Chapin International is relocating a portion of existing operations to a 175,000 square feet facility in the Rockcastle County town. The move will initially create around 100 jobs. Company leaders say the move from New York and Ohio to Mount Vernon will help them better serve customers throughout North America.  Operation is expected to begin by end of this year.

 

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Monday, September 28th, 2020

Outdoor burning restrictions

This is the most threatening time of year when it comes to wildfires in Kentucky and officials have announced outdoor burning restrictions. Gov. Andy Beshear said predictions are for a worse than average fire season in the commonwealth. Restrictions in effect each year from October 1st to December 15th and February 15th to April 30th prohibit burning between 6am and 6pm local time within 150 feet of any woodland, brush land or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials. To date in 2020, 278 wild land fires have burned more than 3,700 acres in Kentucky.

 

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Monday, September 28th, 2020

Reds take on Braves in round one

The Cincinnati Reds are playing October Baseball. The Reds will play the Braves in Atlanta at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in round one of the National League Wild Card Series. Pregame coverage begins at 10:30 am. on Studio 101 Sports.

 

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Monday, September 28th, 2020

Metcalfe County Schools Move to All “At Home” Instruction

Metcalfe County Schools will transition to ALL “At Home” learning for the week of September 28 – October 2.

A small group of staff members reported positive COVID-19 test results, so the district is taking this preventative measure out of an abundance of caution. Due to contact tracing, a number of elementary school administrators likely will be asked to quarantine. District leaders determined that without these staff members, it would be difficult for the elementary school to resume normal operations. Therefore, all three schools will move to “At Home” instruction for one week with plans to return to “In Person” classes after Fall Break on Oct. 12th. This includes the 21st Century after-school program, which will also move to virtual instruction.

While district leaders believe this will affect a small number of people, administrators will contact, by phone, any student, staff, or community member who may be impacted.  Buildings will be open on Monday, Sept. 28th. If parents need to pick up a Chromebook or other materials for their children, they are asked to stop by between 8am and 3pm.

In addition, Metcalfe County Schools is expanding its At Home Meal Service Program. All children under the age of 18 are eligible for food pickup. To serve more families, the district will offer two pick up times on Monday, Sept. 28th: 9am-11am and 3pm-6pm. There will be a tent set up in front of the Metcalfe County Board of Education office at 709 West Stockton Street.

Because the decision to move to “At Home” learning affects the elementary school primarily, at this point, all middle school and high school athletic activities will continue as scheduled. Coaches will be in contact with their teams with any further instructions. If you have any questions, please contact your building principal or the Metcalfe County Board of Education.

 

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Monday, September 28th, 2020

Former principal accepts plea deal

A former high school principal already serving a federal sentence for pornography related charges is accepting a plea deal on state charges related to the case. 40-Year-Old Kyle Goodlett, of Elizabethtown, who was in his fourth year as principal at LaRue County High School when he was arrested October 13th, 2016, will serve a seven-year state sentence on 63 felony counts. Formal sentencing is scheduled for October 20th in front of Hardin County Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton. The plea deal is expected to receive approval from the judge. Goodlett is currently lodged at Ashland Federal Correctional Institute in Eastern Kentucky and scheduled for federal release in April, 2025. The state sentence will run concurrent. He may become eligible for state parole after serving twenty percent of his time. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

 

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Monday, September 28th, 2020

E-town woman arrested after altercation

A Elizabethtown woman is in custody following an altercation early Sunday.  Elizabethtown Police say 27-year-old Tiersa Revels faces multiple felony charges after stabbing one person and holding her boyfriend against his will. The incident occurred at a residence on Douglas Alley. After being called following the stabbing, officers arrived to find Revels barricaded inside the residence. The stabbed individual received minor injuries. Revels and her boyfriend were uninjured. Revels is being held on a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center with arraignment scheduled for today.

 

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Friday, September 25th, 2020

Glasgow man arrested on drug charges

A Glasgow Police Department deputy stopped a vehicle traveling on South Lewis Street Thursday. The driver, identified as 28-year-old Cody Wooten, gave the deputy permission to search the vehicle. The deputy said Wooten failed a sobriety test. He was arrested and charged with failure to wear a seatbelt, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), possessionof drug paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance, 1st offense. Wooten was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, September 25th, 2020

Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway May Become Interstate

Signs have been up for years along the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway labeling the roadway a future interstate corridor, but it has been a long time since any movement has taken place on the issue. On Thursday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressman Brett Guthrie, along with Congressman Hal Rogers and Congressman James Comer introduced legislation restart the process of designating the route as a federal spur of Interstate 65. The designation is designed to help qualify the Cumberland Parkway for federal funding and assistance in the future, to further attract new businesses as an industrial destination and opportunities for workers and families to the region. The Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway runs East/West from Interstate 65 just north of Smith's Grove to Somerset.

 

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Friday, September 25th, 2020

Two Wanted In Monroe County Double Homicide

Authorities are looking for two people they believe are responsible for a double homicide in Monroe County.  Kentucky State Police says 29-year-old Edward Whitledge, of Bakersfield, California, is wanted on two counts of murder and 28-year-old Kayla Spivey, of Hiham, Tennessee, is wanted on two counts of complicity to commit murder.  The pair was last seen in a black 2009 Nissan Altima with a Tennessee license plate.  Whitledge and Spivey are considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency.

 

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Ky reports 796 new cases of COVID-19

Governor Beshear reported 796 new cases of the virus Wednesday. Beshear reported five deaths raising the death toll to 1,124.

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 6,637 cases, of which 5,436 have recovered. The district has seen 128 deaths from COVID-19. Hart County has had a total of 184 cases, of which 158 have recovered and there has been one death reported.

 

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Edmonson County man arrested on drug charges

An Edmonson County man was arrested Tuesday after attempting to flee from police. According to the report, an Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputy was walking back towards his patrol vehicle on Grassland Road when he observed a white pick-up truck drive by, heading towards Morgantown Road. According to the deputy, he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The deputy followed the truck and said he saw it cross the white fog line several times and initiated a traffic stop as they neared the Bank of Edmonson County. According to the report, the truck accelerated and did not stop after blue lights and the deputy's siren were activated. The driver of the white pick-up accelerated over the 25 mile per hour school zone speed limit and the deputy observed the vehicle pass another vehicle by driving on the right shoulder of the roadway. ECSO said the truck continued through Brownsville, turned onto Mohawk Street and eventually came to a stop in the oncoming lane of traffic. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 21-year-olod Caleb G. Vincent, of Park City (Edmonson County). The report said a search of the truck produced numerous forms of drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, and Vincent showed evidence of having consumed marijuana. He was charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia- buy/possess, fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (motor vehicle), speeding 25 mph over limit (school zone), tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), wanton endangerment, 1st degree. Vincent was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Illinois man arrested in Columbia for murder

An Illinois man is arrested in Columbia for a murder out of Kentucky. 31 year-old Christopher Howard, of Cairo, Illinois, was taken into custody on Tuesday at a home in the El Chaparral subdivision in eastern Columbia. He's being held in the Boone County Jail on a $1-million bond. He's charged with murder, assault and illegal possession of a firearm. When officers arrived at the home, Howard initially refused to exit, but eventually surrendered. The shooting occurred August 8th in Paducah during a large public gathering. One person was killed and four others were wounded. One additional man has been charged for his part in the shooting.

 

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Two escape Hardin County Detention Center

Kentucky State Police and the Hardin County Detention Center is requesting the public's assistance in locating two escaped inmates from the Hardin County Detention Center substance abuse program annex. Kentucky State Police was notified around 11:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, that two inmates, Carl Steven Brooks and John Thomas Tinsley, Jr., were missing from the HCDC annex. Brooks, 33, is descri9bed as a white male, 5'10" tall and weighs 182 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Thomas, 25, is a white male, 5'9" tall and weighs 140 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Both Brooks and Thomas were being held on probation violations. Brooks' last listed address was in the Brandenburg area of Meade County. Tinsley's last listed address was in the Radcliff area. The public is asked not to approach Brooks or Thomas if located. Anyone with information about Brooks or Thomas is asked to contact Kentucky State Police at 270-766-5078 or b dialing 911.

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Area high school football action Friday night

Caverna Colonels will entertain Webster County at 7:30 p.m. while Hart County Raiders will be on the road taking on Adair County at 7:00 p.m. Join Studio 101 for live coverage beginning with the pregame show 6:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Hart County Schools to return in-person

Hart County Schools will be returning to in person classes, as well as still offering virtual learning on Monday, Sept 28th. One half of Hart County in person students will attend Mondays and Thursdays: another half will attend Tuesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be virtual learning for all to allow for deep cleaning of the buildings. The following is a list of what days your child will attend according to alphabetical order: Monday's and Thursday's Letters A-L, Tuesday's and Friday's M-Z. Masks will be required and temperatures will be taken before boarding the bus and entering the school building. The Caverna School system currently is scheduled to resume classes October 12th.

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Barren County Schools announce quarantine

Barren County Schools announced the 14-day quarantine of a class Monday afternoon due to COVID-19. The school system said they had five active cases for their in-person settings, with one requiring a whole class to quarantine. "In these cases, the school will work to ensure that students are able to continue with their learning from home and the staff are working with the health department to follow all safety, contact-tracing and quarantine protocols."

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Barren, Warren in "red zone" in virus cases

Governor Andy Beshear talked Tuesday about counties in the "red zone" with the spread of the virus. The counties in the report Tuesday included Warren, Barren, Allen, Logan and Monroe. The Governor reported 824 new positive cases of the virus Tuesday. Beshear reported seven deaths raising the death toll to 1,119.

 

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Wedmesday, September 23rd, 2020

Buffalo man faces charges after motorcycle crash

One of the two passengers injured in a Sunday night single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Elizabethtown suffered a fractured skull and brain bleed, according to Elizabethtown Police. 45 year-old Tracey Keith Miles, of Buffalo, had a blood-alcohol level of .164 according to a preliminary breath test - more than twice the legal limit.  His son, 12, suffered serious head injuries and according to the Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham, "he has a long road ahead of him".  The child was airlifted Sunday night to Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville. The adult female passenger also was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville where she has "significant" injuries from  the accident that occurred at 6:06 p.m. Denham said both are in critical but stable condition. Miles, who suffered minor injuries in the crash, is facing several charges including: first-degree assault, second-degree assault, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and first-offense driving under the influence of intoxicants. He was also cited for not having insurance and failure to have registration plates. Miles had an active warrant for failure to appear on a traffic violation case. He is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He will appear October 2nd in Hardin District Court.

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Sweeden man arrested on drug charges

A Sweeden man has been arrested after authorities said they found drug paraphernalia and meth in his car. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, a deputy saw a Ford Focus turn left onto Vincent Streetwithout using a turn signal. The deputy stopped the car in the parking lot of the 5/6 Center, where the deputy made contact with the driver, 37 year-old Kenton Webb. ECSO said a consented search of the vehicle was performed and the deputy found several forms of drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine. Webb was arrested on scene and charged with: Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st Offense (methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia - Buy/Possess and failure to or Improper Signal. Webb was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Cecilia man arrested on drug charges

A Cecilia man was arrested Sunday morning after a 14-year-old girl passed out from smoking marijuana with him. 42-year-old Daniel Donhoff was arrested by Hardin County Sheriff's Office deputies after they responded to a Shipley Road residence in Cecilia on a possible overdose involving a teenager. According to an arrest citation, deputies found the girl "under the influence of an intoxicant." The girl said she had smoked marijuana prior to passing out and told police she had been buying marijuana for the last seven months from Donhoff who lives nearby in a camper. Donhoff has been charged with first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor under the age of 16, trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces - gun enhanced and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Bowling Green man arrested for sexual abuse

An Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputy last weekend was notified by a family that an obscene video had been sent to their 15-year-old via Snapchat. According to ECSD, 51-year-old Tracy Scott Jaggers, of Ellis Cole Road, had sent an obscene video of himself to the minor using the popular app. Authorities said Jaggers made an obscene request during the Snapchat conversation towards the 15-year-old juvenile's friend, also a minor of the same age. Once contact was made with Jaggers, he was charged and arrested for: Sexual Abuse, 1st degree, Prohibiting use of Electronic Communications to Procure Minor/Peace Officer: Sexual Offense. Jaggers was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail and released the following morning after ten percent of his $5,000 bond was paid.

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Glasgow drug and shoplifting arrest

On Saturday, the Glasgow Police Department responded to Wal-mart on a shoplifting complaint. Once police attempted to make contact with the accused, they took off running through the parking lot. One of the officers was able to detain one subject and the other , Donald Harrison, was able to get inside a vehicle and leave at a high rate of speed. Harrison's vehicle stopped a short distance later. During a search of the vehicle, officers found a syringe, digital scales and Methamphetamine. Harrison, 40 of Scottsville Ky was arrested and charged with TBUT or Disp shoplifting U/$500, fleeing or evading police 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment 1st degree police officer, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (Methamphetamine), possession drug paraphernalia. Harrison was taken to the Barren Co. Jail.

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

The Metcalfe County Schools has been awarded federal grant

The Metcalfe County Schools has been awarded a $461,505 federal grant from the U.S. Dept of Justice of Community Oriented Policing services . The school safety grant will expand the districts partnership with the Edmonton Police Dept and Metcalfe County Sheriffs office in a comprehensive school violence prevention program.

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Buffalo Ky man charged after Motorcycle wreck

A Buffalo man is facing numerous charges after a motorcycle he was operating Sunday night, wrecked on the 31-W Bypass, seriously injuring his wife and son who were passengers. Tracy Miles, 45, suffered minor injuries. His wife and son age 12 were airlifted from the crash scene to Louisville area hospital with "critical to life threatening injuries." Police say Miles was under the influence of intoxicants when the crash happened. The crash occurred just after 6 pm near the entrance to the Western Kentucky Pkwy off the Bypass. Miles is charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, felony assault and wanton endangerment. He was lodged in the Hardin Co detention center.

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

KSP investigates double murder in Monroe County

Kentucky State Police is investigating after two people were found dead in Monroe County on Sunday. Post 15 responded to White Oak Ridge in Fountain Run regarding two dead makes inside a home with gunshot wounds to the head. Those men were identified as Trevor Cleary, 20, and Austin Copas, 19, of Fountain Run. Autopsies are scheduled and the double murder is under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact KSP Post 15 at 800-222-5555

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Glasgow man indicted by a grand jury

A Glasgow man charged in July with nearly hitting a woman with his car on an Elizabethtown street, and then pushing a Hardin County Sheriffs deputy, has been indicted on multiple felony charges by a Hardin County grand jury. Andrew Blythe, 36 was arrested July 7th after reportedly driving at a high rate of speed on Alexander Dr, when a young woman had to jump off the road to avoid being struck. The woman estimated Blythe was driving about 90 mph on a residential street, according to the arrest citation. When Blythe was found by the authorities, he allegedly pushed a deputy to the ground while he was being placed in the back of the sheriffs vehicle. Blythe has been charged with first degree wanton endangerment, third degree assault, second offense operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants and second degree criminal mischief. Blythe is being lodged in the Hardin County detention center on a $5000 cash bond.

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Covid-19 at Barren County Detention Center update

Barren County detention center , reports 73 cases of Covid-19 from inmates and staff. Barren County detention center reports that on Friday, residents and staff were tested for Covid-19, after two contract workers and one deputy jailer tested positive for Covid-19 on Sept 15th. The testing results were 63 residents out of 216 tested positive , 6 employees out of 40 tested positive, and 4 contract workers out of 7, tested positive. 

The Barren County Health Dept is working with the local Health Dept., Dept.of Public Health, Department of Corrections, Judge Executive, and Barren County Emergency Management to take the highest precautions", to address this issue.

 

 

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Hart County Schools update on in person classes

Hart County Schools will be returning to in person classes, as well as still offering virtual learning on Monday, Sept 28th. One half of Hart County in person students will attend Mondays and Thursdays: another half will attend Tuesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be virtual learning for all to allow for deep cleaning of the buildings. The following is a list of what days your child will attend according to alphabetical order: Monday's and Thursday's Letters A-L, Tuesday's and Friday's M-Z. Masks will be required and temperatures will be taken before boarding the bus and entering the school building. The Caverna School system currently is scheduled to resume classes October 12th.

 

 

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Friday, September 18th, 2020

From the Abundance of The Hart Food Bank changes

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 , Fri Sept 18th from 10:30 until food is gone or 3pm.To qualify for Senior CSFP program must have the following: Meet Income eligibility guidelines, show proof you are 60 and older, provide income info for all members of household. To qualify if under 60 you must provide: ID, Proof of Hart co residency Income information for all household members meet eligibility guidelines. We will have 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 9AM.

 

 

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Friday, September 18th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal court have meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court met Thursday in the courtroom. Judge Executive Joe Choate called the meeting to order, Bro Mark Wade , pastor of Ladies Chapel and Hardyville Methodist church, opened up the meeting with prayer. Committee reports were given by Maintenance and  Road Dept. . Sheriff Jeff Wilson sugessted to sell a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, that was no longer usable, Jailer Israel Bergerson stated there was a total of 160 inmated in the county jail, Lisa Sanders gave an updating on the voting process for November. Starting Mon Oct 12th through Mon Nov 2cd, citizens can come to the clerks office to vote.  Hours will be Mon-Fri 8am -4 pm and on Sat 9-1. If you wish you may wait till election day Nov 3rd to vote either at the Horse cave Fire Dept, Fairgrounds at Rowletts, or the Bonnieville Fire House. For info on absent mail in voting call the clerks office at 270-524-2751. The courst then approved 2nd reading of 20-21 budget amendment, budget transfer, and approved a contract with Kimbles Foods with the Hart Co Jail. The next meeting will be on Oct 8th at 9 am in the courtroom.

 

 

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Friday, September 18th, 2020

Hart County Schools to resume in person classes

Hart County Schools will be returning to in person classes, as well as still offering virtual learning on Monday, Sept 28th. One half of Hart County in person students will attend Mondays and Thursdays: another half will attend Tuesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be virtual learning for all to allow for deep cleaning of the buildings.

 

 

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Friday, September 18th, 2020

Elizabethtown man back in custody on sexual abuse charges

A 38 year old Elizabethtown man, who previously admitted to sexual abuse of a child, is back in the Hardin County Justice center on arrest warrants issued Wednesday, which charge him with two counts of first degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12. The charges are class C felonies punishable by 5-10 years in prison, if convicted. Sweat, 38, was placed on two years probation , ordered to register as a 20 year sex offender and undergo sex offender treatment. The state registry maintained by KSP identifies Sweat, including his photograph, lists his home address on Shepherdsville Rd and the charge he admitted to in the 2018 plea agreement. Sweat is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.

 

 

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Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Fatal Crash on I-65 North Of Smiths Grove

Kentucky State Police responded to a single -vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon. The collision occurred around 1:45 pm , northbound on I-65near the 40 mile marker in Warren Co. According to KSP Jeffrey Midlar, was driving a 2001 Ford pick-up in the northbound lanes of I-65, when Midlar lost control of his vehicle, and was ejected after striking the concrete wall dividing north and southbound lanes. Midlar was pronounced deceased at the scene by Warren County Coroners office. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Governor appoints new Larue Judge executive

Blake Durrett will be the next judge executive of Larue County. Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Wednesday naming Durrett to fill the vacancy created Aug 31, by the retirement of Tommy Turner, who had served in the office since 1985. Durrett , who will celebrate his 35th birthday next Wednesday, received official notification of his appointment from Turner, who once was the states youngest judge executive. A Baptist minister and engineer , Durrett and his wife, the former Whitney Pickerell, have been married 12 years and have two children, the family lives near Hodgenville on Tonieville Rd. A Democrat, Durrett plans to seek the office when it appears again in 2022. A 2003 Graduate of Green County High School, Durrett studied two years at Elizabethtown Community and Technical college, and completed his bachelors degree in civil engineering at the University Of Kentucky

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Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Covid-19 at Barren County Detention Center

According to officials in Barren County, two contract employees and one deputy jailer at the detention center have recently tested positive for Covid-19. Jailer Aaron Bennett "The Barren County Health Dept is working with the local Health Dept., Dept.of Public Health, Department of Corrections, Judge Executive, and Barren County Emergency Management to take the highest precautions". With 40 staff members, Bennett confirms that there are a total of nine active cases in the jail among contractors and deputy jailers. There are currently 229 inmates lodged in the detention center.

 

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Hart County Christmas Angel Program

Applications for the Hart County Christmas Angel Program will be taken beginning Monday, September 21st. Please call your FRYSC for Cub Run and Bonnieville - 270-524-0592, for HCHS and Munfordville, call 270-524-4673, for Memorial and Legrande - 270-528-7211 and for Legrande only - 270-786-3068. The last day to call is October 2nd and no late calls will be accepted. If your child has plenty of clothing and only needs toys, please let the staff know.

 

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, September 17th, at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse on the 2nd floor. New business will include: acknowledge Hart County High School's 2020 tax rates and acknowledge Caverna Independent School's 2020 tax rate.

 

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Governor gives update on COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest update Tuesday on Kentucky's fight against COVID-19. The Governor said, "I will start by telling you one of the most exciting things about our COVID report is that today we are now under a 4% positivity rating. Gov. Beshear reported 745 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. Ninety-five of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 15 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was only 27 days old. The Governor reported nine deaths including an 88-year-old man and an 84-year-old man from Warren County. The new deaths raised the death toll to 1,074.

 

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Beshear reported 342 new cases of the virus Monday bringing the total infected since the outbreak began to 57,282. Fifty-three of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 12 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was a 1-month-old from Russell County. Beshear said there had been more than 1 million tests performed in Kentucky to date. The Governor announced there were 5 deaths raising the death toll to 1,065. The deaths reported Monday include a 71-year-old woman from Christian County; two men, ages 77 and 80, from Fayette County; an 82-year-old woman from Pulaski County; and a 49-year-old man from Shelby County.

Dr. Stack, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, and several education officials on Monday offered a number of updates on the state of education in the commonwealth amid the global pandemic.

“This afternoon, we filed an emergency regulation addressing K-12 COVID-19 reporting requirements pursuant to existing statutes,” Dr. Stack said. Under the new regulation, no later than Monday, Sept. 28th, all parents and guardians are required to report to the child’s school within 24 hours if their child tests positive for COVID-19, and all schools must report via a secure website, Monday through Friday, every day school is in session, data related to the coronavirus. He said the Kentucky Department of Education is sending instructions to schools on how to register with the online portal and report this data.

“Publicly reporting this data is a necessary tool to enable students, parents, and communities to make informed decisions COVID-19 risk in collaboration with the education and public health communities,” Dr. Stack said.In addition to reporting protocols, Dr. Stack provided updated guidance for schools on a variety of instructional modes. “Superintendents have requested local control. They have asked us to give them a metric to decide,” Dr. Stack said. “This tool provides the metric and public health guidance attached to it.” He said the guidance is in effect as long as the state’s positivity rate is less than 6% and the health care system has enough resources. A color-coded map showing incidence rates will provide districts with corresponding guidance. It will be updated every Thursday evening to guide schools for the following week. Schools in green and yellow areas essentially follow KDE Healthy at Schools guidance. Schools in an orange zone should take enhanced measures, including more aggressive crowd limits, and should consider a variety of factors to determine what mode of instruction they should use. If a county reaches red, then both in-person instruction should be suspended the following week and only remote learning should occur; schools may still use small groups per KDE guidance for special circumstances.

“Let me be clear, that there is not going to be an overall recommendation coming from me or my office post-Sept. 28,” Gov. Beshear said. “What’s going to be provided is the information to make a week-by-week decision in our various school districts and counties based on prevalence and what public health experts believe is the right course based on that prevalence.”

 

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

The Glasgow Police Department conducted a traffic stop Friday on Britthaven Drive.  An officer made contact with the driver identified as Holley Short and confirmed that the registration plate had been cancelled and the registration decal had been tampered with and was not valid for that vehicle. Officers performed a search of the vehicle and located Methamphetamine and after conducting field sobriety tests, determined that Short was driving while impaired.  Holley H. Short, of Glasgow, was arrested and charged with No Registration Plates, No Registration Receipt, Theft Of Motor Vehicle Registration Plate, Failure To Register Transfer Of Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Operating Motor Vehicle U/Influence Control Substance 1st Offense, Possession Control Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine). Short was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Allen County fatal crash

Kentucky State Police Post 3 is investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that happened at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway (U.S. 231) and Halfway Halifax Road (KY 1332) in Allen County. The preliminary investigation indicated 77 year-old Charles Wagoner, of Scottsville, was driving a pickup hauling a pontoon boat on Halfway Halifax Road, near the intersection of U.S. 231, when he attempted to merge onto the southbound lane of U.S. 231 and entered into the path of 25-year-old Brandon Harrison, who was driving a motorcycle northbound. Harrison's vehicle struck the driver's side of the pontoon boat in tow. Brandon Harrison was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Bowling Green man dies in collision

Officials responded to a head-on collision in the 5000 block of Nashville Road between Elrod Road and Old Nashville Road Loop just after 5:00 a.m. Monday. When police arrived, they say Nicholas Coon was unresponsive and not breathing. Fire and EMS tried to revive Coon, but they were unsuccessful. He was later transported. Robert Crawford says he was driving north on Nashville Road, and as soon as he came to the pinnacle of the bridge, he says Coon drove into his lane and hit his car head-on. Police say Crawford told them he tried to avoid hitting Coon by driving into the right shoulder of the road, but Coon did not slow down and Crawford could not avoid the collision. According to authorities on the scene, Coon was not wearing a seat belt during the accident.Police say Crawford agreed to do a blood draw voluntarily, which was sent to the KSP Laboratory for testing. Coon was pronounced deceased at the scene.

 

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Monday, September 14th, 2020

Highschool football action Friday night

Caverna Colonels will entertain Todd County Central at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County will entertain Glasgow at 7:00 p.m.  Studio 101 will be on the air with the pre-game show of the Raiders at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, September 14th, 2020

Brownsville man wins St. Jude Dream Home

Ray Page from Brownsville is the winner of the 2020 St. Jude Dream Home.  In June, 6,500 tickets sold out for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. It is the fastest sellout in Bowling Green’s history. Every ticket helps St. Jude kids and their mission: finding cures and saving children.  Winner Ray Page says he always buys a ticket just for the good cause.  The funds will make sure the families never receive a bill at St. Jude. The full list of winners is:

Bailey Hunt, of Morgantown, won a 2020 Spartan commercial grade zero turn lawn mower courtesy of Legacy Outdoor Power Equipment.

Sherria Ponder, of Bowling Green, won a year of gas and groceries, valued at $4,800 courtesy of Houchens Industries.

Joseph Wyatt, of Glasgow, won a 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost courtesy of Hunt Ford in Franklin.

 

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Monday, September 14th, 2020

KSP investigates death of Hart County man

KSP Post 3 responded Friday shortly after 6:00 p.m., to a man lying in front of a home on Pine Ridge Road in Hart County. KSP Troopers found 59-year-old John Wallace, of Bonnieville, who was dead. The cause of death is unknown at this time and an autopsy was scheduled at the State Medical Examiner's Office.

 

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Monday, September 14th, 2020

Gov. Beshear gives update on coronavirus

Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians Sunday on COVID-19. As of 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Gov. Beshear reported there were 536 newly reported cases. Eighty-seven of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 24 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was a one-month-old from Barren County. The governor reported three new deaths Sunday, raising the total to 1,060 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The deaths reported Sunday include a 96-year-old man from Fayette County; a 76-year-old woman from Taylor County; and a 58-year-old man from Warren County.

 

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Friday, September 11th, 2020

Metcalfe County Board of Ed meeting

The Metcalfe County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, September 10th.

On the agenda, board members approved the 2020-21 property and motor vehicle tax rates. The property tax rate was set at the compensating rate of 53.0 with .2 for exonerations, which brings the rate to 53.2 and actually lowers it one point from the previous year. The motor vehicle tax will remain the same for the fifth consecutive year at 56.6. Also on the agenda, board members approved a contract to provide a hearing impairment specialist to Glasgow Independent Schools as needed during the 2020-21 school year.  Grant writer Torrie Osbon announced during the board meeting the district was awarded a $461,505 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The school safety grant will allow the district to partner with the Edmonton Police Department and Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office in a school violence prevention program. Metcalfe County was one of ten school districts in Kentucky and 160 across the country to be awarded the grant.

 

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Friday, September 11th, 2020

Former Judge-Executive dies in crash

A former Monroe County Judge Executive died in a crash on Tuesday following days of chest pain. Kentucky State Police responded to a single vehicle collision along Kentucky 1049. Police determined that 66 year-old Tom Willett was driving a 2011 Nissan pickup truck when his vehicle left the roadway, drove through a fence and entered a cornfield. Willett was pronounced dead at the scene by the Monroe County Coroner's Office. State police said further investigation revealed Willett had chest pain for about three days prior to his death.

 

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Friday, September 11th, 2020

Two arrested after home invasion

Two people are behind bars after police responded to a Bowling Green home invasion robbery Thursday morning. Bowling Green Police received a call around 1:40 a.m. of a robbery on Harlow Way. According to police, residents said multiple males wearing masks broke into their home and restrained everyone. The suspects had knives and stole money from the residents. Through information gathered from the residents, police were able to identify two of the suspects. 21 year-old Blake A. Cabral, of Bowling Green, and 28 year-old Dara M. Chin, of Bowling Green, were both arrested. Cabral is charged with burglary, 1st degree, robbery, 1st degree, unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Chin is charged with burglary, 1st degree, robbery 1st degree, unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree, and assault, 4th degree. Both were taken to the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Friday, September 11th, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians Thursday afternoon on the state's continuing efforts to fight COVID-19. Gov. Beshear reported 805 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 deaths Thursday, raising the death total to 1,035. One-hundred twenty-two of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 19 were children age3s 5 and under. The deaths reported Thursday include: an 84-year-old man from Barren County; a 78-year-old woman from Grayson County; a 101-year-old woman from Green County; a 100-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man from Marion County; a 60-year-old man from Monroe County; a 77-year-old man from Nelson County; and two women, ages 83 and 90, and two men, ages 82 and 84 from Warren County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 5,834 cases of which 4,148 have recovered. There have been 108 deaths reported from COVID-19.

Hart County has 172 cases, of which 120 have recovered and there has been one death.

 

Hardin County added 24 positive cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the county total to 1,023. The4re have been nine county deaths due to the virus.

 

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Kiwanis Club of Caverna road block

The Kiwanis Club of Caverna will have a road block set up on Saturday in Horse Cave and Cave City. They will be collecting money to provide service projects for kids in the local area. So if your are in the area Saturday drop some change in their buckets. Every penny you donate will be used to help our kids.

 

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Bowling Green man dies from gunshot

One man is behind bars after police say a shooting happened around midnight Tuesday at the Campus Pointe Apartments on Fields Drive in Bowling Green. Officers found 20-year-old Kevin Morris, of Bowling Green, in the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds. Witnesses were able to give a description of the shooter's vehicle and officers found the vehicle in the 2100 block of Nashville Road and conducted a traffic stop. The car was driven by 25-year-old Pedro Alfaro, of Bowling Green, and he was the only person in the car. Police say he told them he acted in self-defense after an altercation with Morris. Police say they reached Alfaro's vehicle and found two handguns. According to officials, Morris was shot at close range and struck in the torso and the chest. Morris was taken to the hospital and flown to a trauma center where he died. Alfaro was arrested and charged with Assault, 1st degree. With the death of Morris, the charges will be upgraded to murder. Alfaro is in the Warren County Regional Jail.

 

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Two arrested after restaurant altercation

Two people have been arrested after an altercation at a Glasgow restaurant. The Glasgow Police Department arrested 21 year-old Haven Wilburn, of Glasgow, and 19 year-old Preston D. Pruett, of Eads, TN, Tuesday following a report of a verbal altercation inside a car at Wendy's. The two confirmed to police that they were involved in an altercation. At the time of contact, officers discovered methamphetamine and marijuana with a glass pipe inside the car. Both face charges of first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Governor gives update on coronavirus

Gov. Andy Beshear gives the latest update on COVID-19 in Kentucky Wednesday afternoon. As Kentucky surpasses 1,000 deaths related to COVID-19, he ordered all Commonwealth buildings fly their flags half mast. Gov. Beshear reports 667 new cases of COVID-19, and 16 new deaths. The positivity rate is at 3.84%.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 5,613 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District. There have been 103 deaths reported in the eight-county district. Warren County has the most cases in the district with 3650 cases and 29 deaths, Barren County has 530 cases with 10 deaths and Hart County has 166 cases with 1 death.

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Census deadline is approaching

September 30th is the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census. Hart County currently has a response rate of only 61.1%.  Census takers are now visiting households that haven’t responded yet. They are also wearing masks and following social distancing guidelines. Census takers are also calling some households to help them respond to the census. Results from the 2020 Census will shape how billions of dollars in federal funds are allocated to communities for critical public services such as healthcare, education, infrastructure and public safety.

 

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 Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

E-town shooting leaves one dead

A 23-year-old Danville man was found shot to death Sunday morning, and an adult woman was injured in a shooting inside a residence in the 600 block of Westport Rd in Elizabethtown.  Elizabethtown police Dept spokesman, Chris Denham called the incident a targeted shooting of the pair. Denham said " The two people shot was a targeted crime." I was not a random shooting, it was intended specifically for the two people of the residence." Elizabethtown police say Juwone Doleman, 23, of Danville was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroners Office. The woman who is from Hardin County, was taken to a medical facility in critical condition. Denham said she had improved to stable condition later Sunday. Denham said he was unsure if the woman lived at the residence. EPD  received a 911 call around 8:30 Am Sunday, and responded to the scene. Anyone with Information on Sunday's shooting is encouraged to call EPD at 270-765-4125.

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Elizabethtown Man Indicted for Insurance Fraud.

A 61 year old Elizabethtown man was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury last week for committing Unemployment Insurance Fraud over a 9 month period about 6 years ago. William Williams was indicted on one charge of making false statements to obtain an increase of a benefit of more than $100 -A class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, in convicted . According to indictment, between Sept. 28, 2013, and June 14, 2014, Williams received $6,506 in unemployment benefits he was not entitled to receive.

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

South Central RTC Trustee Election

Attention All Members of South Central Rural Telecommunications Cooperative; Ballots will be mailed for the trustee election In district 3 ( Cave City and Hiseville exchanges), On Wed Sept 9 2020. All Ballots must be signed by member and dated. All Ballots must be returned by mail postmarked no later than Sept 19. If you have any questions concerning your ballot or the election, Please Call 270-651-2163.

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Kickoff of the High school Football season

This Friday Night kicks of the High School Football season . Caverna will be on the road at Breckinridge Co for a 7pm kick-off. Butler Co will be at Hart Co for a 7pm kick-off. Studio 101 will have the Hart Co Best beginning at 6:45 pm with the pre-game show

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

City of Cave City special called meeting

Special called meeting will be held at the Council Chambers, City Hall, on Tuesday Sept 8  at 5:00 pm.

 

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Munfordville City Council Meeting

Munfordville City Council meeting will be held at Munfordville City Hall on Sept 8 at 6:00 pm. New business matter to be addressed are as follows; 2021 Motor vehicle & Watercraft property tax certification, 1st reading 2020 property taxes. Ratify Resolution #03-2020 Corona virus relief fund , and resolution 04-2020Firehouse subs public safety foundation grant.

 

 

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Louisville man arrested; sheriff's deputy injured

A Louisville man was arrested Wednesday morning after an alleged incident involving a Hardin County sheriff’s deputy in Glendale.  Abdullah Sami, 19, is being charged with first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, third-degree assault and first-degree fleeing or evading police. According to a citation, the incident began when the sheriff’s office responded to a complaint of loud music being played from a car parked on Gilead Church Road. When the deputy on the scene approached the vehicle, Sami reportedly put the vehicle in reverse and ignored commands to stop.  Sami then allegedly drove toward the deputy, prompting him to fire a shot into the windshield of the vehicle. While fleeing the scene, Sami struck the deputy’s leg with his vehicle. The deputy then pursued Sami with his emergency lights and siren on for approximately two miles before Sami came to a stop. Sami and two juveniles in the vehicle were then detained. Sami is lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear today in Hardin District Court.

 

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Friday, September 4th, 2020

Rineyville woman faces felony charges

A Rineyville woman is facing multiple felony charges for reportedly tossing a pan full of boiling water that injured three people. Trina E. Alston, 46, reportedly fought with officers who took her into custody. Her husband and two Hardin County Sheriff’s Office deputies are recovering from injuries following the incident early Thursday morning. According to an arrest citation, her husband received second-degree burns to his right arm and abdomen and the deputies received burn injuries to the head and legs. Deputies were called to a residence in Rineyville at 2:25 a.m. Thursday regarding a verbal argument. Once deputies arrived, they said Alston locked a door. When her husband said he would get a few things and leave, according to the citation, he opened the door and when he did, he was struck by boiling water.  Alston, who is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center, is charged with second-degree assault, domestic violence; two counts of third-degree assault of a police or probation officer and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and second-degree disorderly conduct. She is scheduled to appear September 11th in Hardin District Court.

 

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Friday, September 4th, 2020

Fatal crash on Cumberland Parkway

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal accident on the Cumberland Parkway Thursday morning. According to Kentucky State Police, they responded to a crash involving a semi and a passenger car before 7:00 a.m. on the Cumberland Parkway around the 14-mile marker in Barren County. According to KSP, 24-year-old Cassie Horton, of Glasgow, was driving a 2017 Ford Fiesta eastbound on the Cumberland Parkway when her vehicle crossed the median and entered into westbound lanes. The vehicle struck a 2015 Volvo semi truck being operated by 60-year-old Stevie Surgener, of Eubank, Ky, that was traveling west. KSP said Cassie Horton was fatally injured in the collision and pronounced deceased on the scene by the Barren County Coroner. An 8 month-old passenger in Horton’s vehicle was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital and later flown to Kosair’s Children’s Hospital. The juvenile is listed in stable condition at this time. Surgener was uninjured in the collision.

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Friday, September 4th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear gives the latest update on COVID-19 in Kentucky Thursday afternoon. Beshear reported 906 new COVID-19 cases Thursday bringing the total Kentuckians infected since the outbreak began to 50,885. One hundred twenty-four of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 17 were children ages 5 and under. The Governor said Warren County had 89 cases and Barren County had 10. Beshear said there were 10 deaths raising the death toll to 976. The deaths reported Thursday include a 52-year-old man from Barren County.

 

The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed a total of 5,389 cases, of which 4,134 have recovered. There have been 103 deaths reported from COVID-19.

 

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

KSP ticketing aggressive drivers

Ky State Police are looking for aggressive drivers in Kentucky over the next three weeks. Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division has announced  the launch of the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign. The agency says officers will target drivers of passenger and commercial vehicles who exhibit dangerous behaviors such as improper lanes changes, following too closely and speeding. Police will also be out in full force this Labor Day Weekend.

 

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