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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tailgate Friday night at Munfordville McDonalds

The Hart County Raiders will host Monroe County Friday night at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited out to a football tailgate party at your Munfordville McDonalds from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  There will be cornhole, specials, giveaways, and music.  Caverna Colonels have the weekend off.

 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday deadline to register to vote

The Hart County Clerk's Office reminds voters that Monday, October 6th, is the last day to register to vote for the General Election.  Other dates to remember:  October 16th, Voting machines will be certified and October 20th, you may vote in the office if you are going to be out of town on Election Day or if, for any reason cannot make it to vote at the polls.  Hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturdays, October 25th and November 1st for those who are unable to make it through the week.  October 28th will be the last day to apply for mail-in absentee ballots. Applications must be received by this day.

 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Weekend drug arrests over the weekend

The Cave City Police Department made three drug arrests over the weekend.  On Sunday Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley received a complaint of drug activity on Grinsteadmill Road in Cave City. Through investigation, 33 year old Leslie Horton of Horse Cave and 35 year old Ricky Horton of Glasgow, were found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine. Leslie Horton was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, First Degree and an outstanding Hart County warrant was served. Ricky Horton was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, First Degree; Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both subjects were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Officer Riley was assisted by the Barren County Sheriffs Office.

On Saturday, Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley responded to a call of a possible theft from a residence on Happy Valley Road in Cave City. It was determined that a male had had taken money from a yard sale. After a brief investigation, Riley was able to determine that, 32 year old Toby Gray, of Cave City was in possession of the stolen money as well as narcotics.  Gray was arrested and charged with the following charges:

Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500; Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Controlled Substance, Third Degree, and Prescription not in Proper Container. Gray was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center; the money was returned back to the victim. Officer Danny Coomer assisted Riley on the scene.

 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Attempted murder case goes to grand jury

A Warren County attempted murder case is going to the grand jury.  In Warren County District Court Monday, Judge Sam Potter found probable cause to forward the case. 42 year-old Judy Reid, of Bowling Green and 53 year-old Kimberly Vincent, of Brownsville, are accused of trying to kill Reid's husband, Dewayne. Reid is charged with attempted murder. Police say she used an accomplice to get prescription pills to poison her husband.  According to police, Reid and Vincent put the drugs in Dewayne Reid's food. He survived, but became intoxicated and ill. Vincent is charged with complicity to murder. police say there was a romantic relationship between Judy Reid and Kimberly Vincent. They remain in the Warren County Regional Jail on $500,000 bonds each.

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

33rd Annual Pumpkin Festival Saturday

The 33rd Annual Pumpkin Festival will be held this Saturday in Edmonton.  Registration will be from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. for the Biggest Pumpkin, Pumpkin Decorating and Carving and Costume Contest.  Deliver your entries for Pumpkin Baking Contest before 9:30 a.m.  Register for Willie-oke at the Fairgrounds from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  The Kids Costume Contest for ages 12 and under will be held at the wagon across from Butler Funeral Home at 9:00 a.m.  There will be Historic Jail Tours, tours of Historic Presbyterian Church, Kids Costume Parade at 10:00 a.m.  Carol and Susan will broadcast live from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Enjoy the magic show at the library at 10:30 a.m. the cake walk in front of Metcalfe Drugs at 11:00 a.m., then the Pumpkin Festival Car show at the Fairgrounds.  A Quilt History program with Lucy Forbes will be held at noon at the Historic Courthouse, the Cassady Band will play four sets starting at noon.  At 2:00 come out for the Paul Curasi Disney Illustrator Demonstration and the Historic Car Parade at 3:00 p.m. followed by the dance teams at 3:30 p.m.  A shuttle bus will be running from the square to the fairgrounds.

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Two nights for one price at Lake Cumberland

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park near Jamestown will host its Camperama this weekend with activities for the entire family. You can camp two nights for the price of one. There will be nature walks, youth archery, a miniature golf tournament, basketball shoot and more. Lake Cumberland State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, Rowena Landing Restaurant, disc golf course, indoor pool and hot tub, gift shop, fishing, picnic areas and hiking trails. Lake Cumberland State Resort is 45 miles west of Somerset. Take the Cumberland Parkway to U. S. 127. For more information, call the park at 1-800-325-1709 or visit www.parks.ky.gov.

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

29th Annual Roller Coaster Yard Sale

The Highway 63 Roller Coaster Yard Sale officially begins Thursday and runs through Saturday.  This is the oldest and most authentic marathon yard sale in Kentucky and Tennessee. The route encircles the Dale Hollow Lake area -- beginning and ending at any point along the route that best suits you.  You will also be able to enjoy flea markets, small shops, antiques, farmer's markets, produce stands, eateries, crafters and lots of treasures and bargains.  The sale route covers over 150 miles through 25 communities/towns and lasts for 3 days.

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Welfare check by police leads to arrests

On Wednesday night Glasgow Police responded to Bryan Street, in reference to a social services request for a welfare check. Police were notified that there could be possible drug use in the presence of juveniles. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the residents 38 year old Gary London and 39 year old Katrina London, who agreed to allow Officers to conduct a walk-through. In plain view, Officers saw a pipe with marijuana residue in an ash tray in same room as both juveniles. Gary admitted to smoking marijuana prior to arrival of Glasgow Police. CPS allowed both juveniles to be released to a family member.  Both Gary and Katrina were cited for POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA and two counts of ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR. A court date has been set for mid October. 

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Glasgow man arrested for EPO Violation

On Thursday afternoon, Officer Fletcher with the GPD arrested 28 year old Christopher Maxey of Glasgow. According to the police report, Maxey violated an EPO that had been filed against him by talking to the complainant. Officers also found four baggies of synthetic marijuana (spice) in Maxey’s back pocket. Maxey was arrested and has been charged with VIOLATION OF A KENTUCKY EPO/DVO, POSSESSION OF A SYNTHETIC DRUG and TRAFFICKING IN A SYNTHETIC DRUG 1ST OFFENSE and was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Woman arrested for poisoning husband

The Bowling Green Police Department have arrested a woman and her accomplice, in connection the poisoning of a Bowling Green man.

On Friday, September 19th, 42 year old Judy L. Reid placed numerous prescription drugs in her husband’s food in what police believe was an attempt to kill him. The attempt was unsuccessful, but the dose was large enough to cause severe intoxication and sickness to her husband.

Reid has been charged with SOLICITATION TO MURDER, ATTEMPTED MURDER and OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT 1ST DEGREE.  53 year old Kimberly Vincent, of Brownsville, has been arrested and faces one count of ATTEMPTED MURDER. Vincent is accused of assisting Reid in lacing her husband’s food.  Reid has been lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. Police are continuing to investigate this incident.

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Hart County Extension Office celebrates 100 years

The Hart County Extension Office will celebrate the 100 years of Extension Service Tuesday, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 505 A. A. Whitman Lane, Munfordville. Light refreshments will be served. There will be a special presentation at 3:00 p.m.  If you have any old photographs or other memorabilia of your extension experience over the years, please drop them off at the office for display.

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Clothes for Kids Radio Auction

The Annual Clothes for Kids Fall Radio Auction will begin Monday, October 20th, at 9:00 a.m. on WLOC and wloconline.com. Donations are needed and appreciated such as: theme baskets, craft items, gift certificates, antiques, tools, toys and homemade baked goods.  Items may be dropped off at the WLOC radio station in Horse Cave and monetary donations can be mailed to:  WLOC Clothes for Kids, P. O. Box 98, Horse Cave, KY.  42749. Clothes for Kids is a 501 C3 non-profit organization serving the needs of students in Hart County and Caverna Schools working through the 9 resource centers.

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Three weekend arrests in Horse Cave

Three men were arrested by Horse Cave Police over the weekend.  Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Munfordville man around 10:00 p.m. Friday night. Officer Martin charged 50 year-old Bobby Nuckols with Careless Driving, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol, and Possession of an Open Alcohol Beverage Container in a motor vehicle.  Although Nuckols blood alcohol level was .087, he boasted that he knew the Judge personally and would get all charges dropped.  Horse Cave Officer Dale Martin arrested a Hardyville man around 11:00 p.m. Saturday night. Officer Martin charged 18 year-old Thomas Shaw on with Failure to Illuminate head lamps, No Operator's License/Moped License and Operator of a motor vehicle under the influence under 21 years of age. Horse Cave Officer Derrick Murphy arrested a Horse Cave man around 7:00 p.m. Saturday night.  Officer Murphy charged 31 year-old Garry Essex, Jr., with assault 4th Degree (Child Abuse).  Officer Murphy received a complaint of Essex slapping his 3 year-old daughter. Officer Murphy observed the child's face as being very red and swollen.  Officer Murphy noted in his citation and involved Social Services Joyce Sharpensteen. A\long with the child abuse charges, there were two other infant siblings wearing soiled diapers, which appeared to have been worn all day.  All three men were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

I-65 connector project in Bowling Green

Construction of the I-65 to U. S. 31-W connector project in Bowling Green is scheduled to start this Saturday. Crews will be placing temporary barrier walls creating closures of the left lane in both directions on I-65 near the 30 mile marker. The closures will last approximately six months while the interchange is being constructed. The grade and drain portion of the project, which includes the bridges, was let on May 30th and awarded to Scotty's Contracting & Stone LLC on August 28th, with a bid of $23,857,883.74. The project is expected to take approximately two years to complete.

 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

District 3 road edge striping

New striping to mark road edges on rural roads in District 3 has begun. The striping will be put down on most of the rural roads throughout the district which are too narrow for a centerline stripe. Research conducted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as well as outside organizations found edge lines on low volume rural roads are helpful to motorists. One study showed edge lines reduce crashes by up to 26%. The project is part of $2.6 million for safety improvement projects approved in May under the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funded by federal funds administered by the state. Oglesby Construction Inc. was awarded the contract for $288,896 with a completion date of November 1st.

 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Caution for placement of yard sales and political signs

Yard sales, political signs and other advertising signage are often set up in dangerous locations with disregard for sight distance, parking conditions and right-of-way infringement.

Regarding yard sales –

As a participant or a passing motorist, safety should be a top priority. When objects block right of way areas, line of sight is reduced and crashes become more likely. Set up your yard sale off of right-of-way limits.

Consider parking. If you are setting up a yard sale, think about where parking can be safely achieved.

Pay close attention when traveling through an area where multiple yard sales are taking place. Don't allow electronic devices to be a distraction. Slow down and be on the lookout for pedestrians.

Regarding political and other signage –

Residents, business operators and property owners along US and KY routes are reminded Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews have authority and will remove political signs along state maintained right-of-way areas.

Additionally, KYTC officials take this opportunity to remind everyone no yard sale, auction, business or any other sign is allowed on state maintained right-of-way areas.

It is also illegal to attach items such as flyers, posters, balloons or streamers to stop signs, highway markers or any other road sign or utility pole.

Removed items will be taken to the county KYTC maintenance facility. Unclaimed materials will be trashed or recycled.

 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, CHILDREN’S & YOUTH MINISTER ANDY CARR OF THE MUNFORDVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED:  APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING, PAYMENT OF CLAIMS, BUDGET TRANSFER, ROAD REPORT TREASURERS REPORT, FIRST READING FOR SPEED LIMIT OF 40 MPH FOR TOMMY TOMS ROAD, AND JAIL REPORT BY JAILER KEITH RIORDAN STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 148 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER RIORDAN ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH CHECKS TOTALING JUST OVER $7,000. THE COURT SHOOTING TEAM FROM HART COUNTY: DAWSON HORTON, ZACHARY GLASS, HAYDEN BELDEN, AUSTIN MILLER, TRISTEN MILES, AND CONNOR RICHARDSON FOR ALL THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS THIS YEAR. THE SHOOTING TEAM IS COACHED BY KENNY KNOTT. AFTER A PUBLIC HEARING JUDGE MARTIN APPROVED AN ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE AT CONCORD CHURCH ROAD FOR LIVE MUSIC AND LIGHT SHOWS. THE LICENSE WAS SUBMITTED BY ANTONITA RANDALL. THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL THURSDAY MORNING OCTOBER 23, AT 9:00 AM.

 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Search for armed and dangerous man

Police continue to search for a man who could be armed and dangerous. Police are searching for a man who, they say, is connected to a homicide investigation in Pennsylvania. According to the Warren County Sheriff's Department, there is no indication that this case is connected to the death of the state trooper in Pennsylvania. Bowling Green Police began chasing him around 12:15 Thursday morning, after they discovered a stolen vehicle in a hotel parking lot.  According to Bowling Green Police, the investigation led to a motel room just off Scottsville Road that the subject had checked into, possibly over night.  The man wrecked the stolen vehicle along Three Springs Road and Long Road, before fleeing from the area.  According to Trooper Jonathan Biven, "Our troopers and detectives have been out in the southern part of Warren County looking for the subject."  The Warren County County School System followed a lock-out procedure throughout the day and continued with after school activities, but with added security. KSP says local residents can take small steps to help with this investigation.  "Be watchful of your surroundings, and make sure your vehicles and doors are locked, and garage doors are closed.  Warren Public Schools will operate under regular conditions today, but will work with local law enforcement to ensure the safety of all students. Police say if you see this man, call 911. He is described as a white male, dark hair with mustache, and last seen wearing a white t-shirt and sunglasses.

 

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cave City man winner of KSP raffle

A Cave City man was the winner of the KSP raffle truck. Kentucky State Police Commissioner Brewer presented John Holbrook with the keys to the GMC Sierra 1500 SLE pickup featured in the 2014 Trooper Island raffle on September 18th. Holbrook's name was drawn on the final day of the Kentucky State Fair from more than 18,000 tickets sold during the raffle. More than $131,000 was raised for the camp through ticket sales this year. The raffle is the primary fund-raising event for Trooper Island, a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. The camps is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used. Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem-building activities designed to build good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers.

 

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Glasgow WKU Open House Oct. 2nd

The Office of Admissions of Western Kentucky University will be hosting the Glasgow Open House at WKU Glasgow on October 2nd. People attending the Glasgow Open House will learn more about Western Kentucky University through information sessions and speaking with representatives of various career majors and university departments. The event is aimed for people who are interested in attending Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green or Glasgow.

The event will include a drawing for a scholarship to WKU as well as the following:

· Registration - 3:30-7:00 pm

· Information Sessions about WKU (Optional) - 4:30-6:30 pm

· Financial Aid

· Academic Advising & Academic Success

· Career Services

· Applying to WKU

· WKU Open House - 5:00-7:00 pm

People wanting to attend this event may submit an RSVP at www.wku.edu/openhouse/glasgow .For more information regarding, contact John Roberts at 659-6984 or at john.roberts@wku.edu.

 

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hart County man arrested for Sodomy

A Hart County man has been arrested and charged with 52 counts of Sodomy 3rd degree. According to Sheriff Boston Hensley, on September 23, Hart County Sheriff Deputies arrested James Turner of 12660 North Jackson Hwy., Magnolia on a Hart County warrant. Turner was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $25,000.00 unsecured bond.  On Tuesday, the Hart County Sheriff’s Office hosted several students from the Junior class of Hart County High School. The students were all interested in a future career in the field of Law enforcement. Hart County Sheriff Deputies provided information and demonstrations to help prepare the students for a career in this chosen field. Some of the topics discussed were duties of the Sheriff’s Office, DOCJT Academy criteria, and an emphasis on education in the field of law enforcement.

 

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Metcalfe County Grand Jury Indictments

A recent session of the Metcalfe County Grand Jury has resulted in the following indictments:

31 year old Troy Alan McKinney of Edmonton was indicted on one count of TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE. Bail amount has been set at $5000 cash.

Theda Elaine Simpson of Summer Shade was indicted on one count of INTIMIDATING A PARTICIPANT IN THE LEGAL PROCESS. Simpson was allowed to remain on a current bond.

23 year old Dennis Lee Pulliam of Edmonton was indicted on two counts: RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY $500 OR MORE BUT LESS THAN $10,000 and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER 2ND DEGREE. Bail amount was set at $5000 secured.

Arraignment for all three has been scheduled for mid October.

Remember, an indictment is an accusation only and all individuals should be considered as innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kentucky Prescription Pill Take Bake

The "Prescription Pill Take Back" initiative is set for 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Kentuckians can bring unused or outdated prescription medications to assigned locations to properly dispose of them. All the drop-off locations are at state police posts across Kentucky with a couple of exceptions.

 

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SCRTC Notice for Bid

SCRTC is now accepting sealed bids for used equipment for sale.  Inspection of items for sale can be viewed at SCRTC's Business Office located at 1399 Happy Valley Road, Glasgow, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning October 1st, 2014. Bid forms must be used and can be obtained from the Business Office or online at website. Bids must be submitted no later than October 23rd, 2014.  Please call 270-670-5959, 270-678-8225 or 270-528-8225 or check website at www.scrtc.com for additional information.

 

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Park City Lions Club Political Forum

The Park City Lions Club will conduct a political forum for the candidates running for election for the office of Mayor and the offices of Commissioner for the city of Park City at 7:00 p.m., October 9th, in the Lions Club Building.  Each candidate will be allowed 10 minutes podium time to express their case for election to the office which they seek and also answer any and all questions from the audience.  For additional information, contact Rondal Brooks at 270-749-4907.

 

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bart Rowland announces re-election campaign

Representative Bart Rowland announced on Tuesday the official launch of his re-election campaign for the 21st district's seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Rep. Rowland has served the legislature since 2012, in what was previously designated as the 53rd House District and has proudly represented the people of Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe and Monroe counties. After re-districting in 2013, he will now be running for re-election in the newly drawn 21st House district which is comprised of Hart, a portion of South West Hardin, Metcalfe and Monroe counties.  He currently serves on the Agriculture and Small Business Committee, the Education Committee, the Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee and as lead Vice-Chair of the Republican Caucus on the Banking and Insurance Committee.  If re-elected, he plans to continue his support of Education and pro-business legislation that will attract and retain jobs throughout Kentucky and especially in the 21st District. Rowland lives in Tompkinsville with his wife Jerri and their three children. 

 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Area highschool Friday night football

Caverna will be on the road Friday night taking on Breckinridge County at 7:00 p.m. while Hart County Raiders will also travel to take on Webster County.  WLOC and wloconline.com will have live coverage of the Hart County game at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, September 25th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.  New business includes: Hearing on Entertainment Permit, approve to cancel fiscal court meetings for Oct. 2nd and 16th and hold next meeting on Oct. 23rd.

 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

iPhone 6 and social media scams

Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is warning consumers who are looking to buy the new iPhone 6 to beware of online scammers. An online search for the iPhone 6, has the phone for sale starting at $200 at the Apple Store. However, further search results has sites listing the phone for $800 to $1800. BBB's Vice Presidnet/Communitcations, Reanna Smith-Hamblin says, "When a new, popular product comes out, like the iPhone 6, scammers always find a way to exploit the hype surrounding it!!"  A majority of the time the scams happen online.  Here are some other scams to look out for: Social Media iPhone Scams:  Beware of ads offering a chance to win a free iPhone 6 on Facebook. These ads often get you to "like" their page, then take you to fake promotion sites, where you give personal information through online surveys. On Twitter, a post goes out asking the person to click on a link to claim their new iPhone 6.  Fake Emails:  Beware of ads offering a chance to win a new iPhone 6 if they enter personal information into an online form. Personal information like social security numbers or bank account information is requested. Also, beware of emails with attachments. The attachment could load malware onto your computer. The best way to secure an iPhone 6 is to go to the store and buy it from there.

 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Bowling Green Hot Rods

Fresh off of signing a two-year Player Development Contract extension with the Tampa Bay Rays, the Bowling Green Hot Rods showed why they have been one of the most productive affiliates since the club's move to South-Central Kentucky.  Johnny Field and Blake Snell were honored as Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year.  Kean Wong was name Bowling Green's Most Valuable Player, and Jake Faria took home the Erik Walker Community Champion Award.  The four were honored at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla on Friday night.

Hot Rods baseball will return to Bowling Green Ballpark on Saturday, April 18th.  Season tickets for the 2015 season are available now, and they can be purchased for as little as $90.  Plans offer numerous exclusive benefits, while also providing the greatest flexibility.  For more information on the club and to secure your seats for the 2015 season, fans can logon to BGHotRods.com call 270-901-2121, or visit the Bowling Green Ballpark box office.

 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Horse Cave weekend arrests

Horse Cave Officer James Roberts arrested a Louisville man around midnight Friday. Officer Roberts charged 24 year-old Donald Chesser with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, and Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage in a motor vehicle, expired registration and expired registration receipt. Officer Robert was assisted by Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin.  Officer Roberts also arrested a Cave City man Friday night. Officer Roberts charged 24 year-old Shagneallen Willis Jr. with Public Intoxication 1st Offense.  Before the interview, Officer Roberts read Willis his Miranda rights, during the interview Whillis admitted to smoking marijuana within the last hour.  Officer Martin cited passenger 53 year-old Francis Grammatico, of Horse Cave, on charges of Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place 2nd Offense and Disorderly Conduct 1st degree. Horse Cave Officer James Roberts arrested a Horse Cave man Saturday night. This is the second offense over the weekend for Mr. Grammatico, who did not get the memo after being cited for the same offense the day before. Officer Roberts charged 53 year-old Francis Grammatico with Public Intoxication in a Public Place 2nd Offense and Disorderly Conduct 1st degree. Grammatico and Company were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Weekend Festivals in the area

Cub Run Days will be celebrated this weekend on Friday and Saturday with craft and food vendors, children's activities, yard sales, a womanless beauty pageant, car show and lots of other events.  For more information about the car show, call Kevin Day at 270-792-1217.  Cave City Good Ole Days will be Friday and Saturday with lots of vendors, car show, bed race, karaoke, music, auction and a corn hole tournament.  For more information, call 270-774-2992.

Seven Springs Sorghum Festival will be held this Saturday at 1696 Edwin Williams Rd, Sulpher Well.  There will be live music, vendors, 5K, car show, tractor show, demonstrations by craftsman and sorghum making.  For more information contact Emory Kidd at 270-528-6259.

Linwood Days will be held on Saturday, September 27.  For more information call Marlene or Danny at 270-528-3017 or Stephanie Elmore at 270-528-7495.

The 20th Anniversary Honeyfest will be held in Clarkson, Kentucky, September 24th through the 27th, with lots of children's activities, a carnival, 5K Race & Walk, Bed Turning, live music, Karaoke contest, pedal tractor pull and more.

The 33rd annual Metcalfe County Pumpkin Festival will be held Saturday, October 4th.  Booth space must be pre-paid.  For more information call 270-432-3222.

 

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-Monday, September 22, 2014

Cave City man arrested for DUI

Officer Shirley also arrested 25 year old Manuel L Castillo of Cave City for DUI AGGRAVATED 1st Offense. Officer Shirley was following Castillo on Highway 90 into Cave City when he noticed Castillo drive on the right shoulder of the highway several times. After contact was made with Castillo it was determined that he was under the influence of alcohol. Castillo was charged and lodged in the Barren County Jail. Charges DUI 1st Offense (AGGRAVATED CIRCUM) and No Operators License.

 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Two Cave City men arrested

Cave City police made two arrest over the weekend. Officer Alan Shirley Arrested 47 year old David B Gable of Cave City. Officer Shirley noticed Gable driving reckless on Highway 90 after making contact with Gable it was determined that Gable was under the influence of alcohol. Gable was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Jail. Charges: DUI 1st Offense (AGGRAVATED CIRCUM), Possession of Alcoholic Beverage Open Container in a Motor Vehicle, Failure To Notify DOT of Address change.

 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Brother faces murder charges after stabbing

Franklin Police have released the names of the men involved in Saturday night's stabbing that killed one. Police said Paul Johnson, 27, stabbed his brother, Patrick Johnson, 24, four times on Pepper Street Saturday night around 8 PM. Paul Johnson is in the Simpson County Jail facing charges of Murder and Assault.

 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Funeral Wednesday for Campbellsville firefighter

Funeral arrangements have been finalized for a Campbellsville firefighter who died a month after being injured in an "ice bucket challenge" when a power line shocked him and another man. Campbellsville Fire Capt. Tony Grider died Saturday after being injured on Aug. 21st when he and 22 year-old firefighter Simon Quinn dumped water on Campbellsville University's marching band in a charity stunt to raise awareness for the disease ALS. Thy were on the fire truck's ladder when it got too close to a high-voltage power line that energized it.  Visitation will be held Tuesday at Columbia Christian Church and the funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Quinn was released from the hospital Sept. 15.

 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Ex NBA guard arrested for shoplifting

Former NBA guard Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale and then selling the items at a pawn shop. Police took the 46-year-old Chapman into custody Friday afternoon after officers stopped his vehicle in northeast Scottsdale. They say he's being held on suspicion of nine counts of organized retail theft and five counts of trafficking in stolen property. Police say Chapman made it appear he was using the store's self-checkout, but left without paying. He allegedly stole from the store seven times and sold the items for cash. Chapman, a former Kentucky star, was a first-round draft pick of Charlotte in 1988. He also played for Washington, Miami and Phoenix in a 12-year NBA career that ended in 2000.

 

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Grayson County man to face grand jury

A Grayson County man will face a grand jury, after what the family describes as, "a tragic accident."  Jason Appleby appeared in court for the preliminary hearing, regarding three counts of wanton endangerment, after four small children were thrown from the bed of a truck he was driving, killing one, on his property.  The judge heard enough evidence to send the case on to a grand jury.  Appleby's stepdaughter, Laura Renfrow, was killed in the accident.  Appleby's case is scheduled to be heard on Monday, October 6th.

 

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Friday, September 19, 2014

I-65 buckle in pavement causes lane closures

Kentucky officials say a 40 foot-long buckle in the pavement has caused lane closures on I-65 near Elizabethtown in central Kentucky.  State Transportation Cabinet spokesman Chris Jessie says the road sank in the center lane of northbound I-65 where the pavement cracked.  Transportation officials were notified of the problem early Friday. He says all northbound lanes were temporarily closed just north of Elizabethtown.  One lane was soon reopened but two lanes remain closed.  Tens of thousands of vehicles travel northbound on that section of I-65 daily.  With traffic volumes increasing during the day, transportation officials are urging northbound motorists to consider using a signed alternate route at Exit 93 to rejoin the interstate at exit 105 at Lebanon Junction.

 

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Short delays expected for I-65 motorists

Motorists traveling along Interstate 65 south of Elizabethtown (Mile Point 82) will experience short southbound delays for the next 4-5 nights as construction crews reduce the interstate to one lane and begin setting temporary barrier wall in preparation for widening. As barrier wall is set along the inside lane, crews will be paving the outside shoulder. When complete, traffic will be pushed to the outer lane and shoulder for the next several months as median work takes place.  When southbound barrier wall crews reach Munfordville (Mile Point 65), the same process will be ;[prepeated on northbound lanes and will progress back to Mile Point 82, also taking 4-5 nights and reducing the interstate to one northbound lane.

Setting barrier wall and paving shoulders in both directions should be complete in approximately two weeks.  Phasing of the project in this manner allows two lanes to remain open throughout the majority of the entire widening process. Only temporary lane closures will be required between now and the mid-2017 completion date.

Workers will be present overnight from 7pm to 7am, Central Time. All lanes will be open during daytime commute. Speed limits are reduced to 55mph through the entire work zone. Motorists are encouraged to minimize distractions and pay close attention to signage while approaching and traveling through the work zone. Kentucky State Police is actively working with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Scotty’s Contracting on traffic safety details. KSP will be utilized to monitor and enforce speed and work zone restrictions.  This project continues the goal of widening I65 through the entire Commonwealth, picking up where another project is currently underway at Munfordville and continuing north to Sonora. Approximately 9 miles of I65 from Sonora to Elizabethtown will remain to complete the goal.  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet updates will be issued from the District 4 office in Elizabethtown throughout the duration of the project.

 

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Drug tip leads to Cave City arrest

A tip to Cave City police has led to a drug arrest.  Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 53 year old Roy W. Skaggs of Cave City on Wednesday afternoon. Officer Riley received a call that there was a strong odor of marijuana inside of the Country Kitchen building located at 816 Mammoth Cave Street. After a brief investigation Riley was able to determine that the odor was coming from a apartment that joins the restaurant. Consent to search was granted by Skaggs to search the apartment, Skaggs was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and prescription drugs a controlled substance not in proper container 1st offense. Skaggs was lodged in the Barren County Correctional Facility.  Officer Riley was assisted on scene by Chief Jeff Wright and Officer Danny Coomer.

 

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Two meth labs discovered in Barren County

A traffic stop in Barren County led to the discovery of two meth labs. Tuesday night, Barren County Sheriffs Office Deputy Eric Bull observed a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado driving carelessly on Mammoth Cave Road. Deputy Bull conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, and immediately detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle, Bull also observed open alcohol containers in the vehicle. While searching the vehicle Deputy Dave Houchens discovered 2 meth labs located in a cooler. When he opened the top of the cooler, Deputy Houchens was exposed to the fumes inside. He was treated at T. J. Sampson Hospital and was later released and returned to his assigned duty. Both the driver and passenger were arrested.  The driver, Leslie L. Minor, 51 of Cave City and a passenger Steve E. David, 42 of Cave City were arrested and face multiple drug, alcohol & traffic charges.  Barren County Sheriffs Office was assisted on scene by the Barren Edmonson Allen DTF, and Solid Waste Coordinator Shannon White.

 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Annual Roller Coaster Yard Sale

The 29th Annual Roller Coaster Yard Sale is scheduled for October 2-4, 2014. There are several events that are also occurring during the sale in the communities along the route.  The sale route covers over 150 miles through 25 communities/towns and lasts for 3 days with an abundance of yard sales, flea markets, crafts, antiques, handcrafted quilts, produce, BBQ, southern food, entertainment, parks, recreation areas, historic sites, picturesque small town squares and so much more!  Here’s a little history for those that are new to the sale: the Roller Coaster Yard Sale is unique in many ways. First, it is the oldest and most authentic marathon yard sale in Kentucky and Tennessee. Second, it is a destination yard sale. What does that mean you might ask? The route encircles the Dale Hollow Lake area – beginning and ending at any point along the route that suits you best. You can easily bring along family and friends that would rather do something besides yard sale and allow them to enjoy their day while you shop yard sale after yard sale – and still be close by. All because you can start and end anywhere along the route and/or move farther around the loop each day. Either way - loads of fun and bargains are sure to be found.  Not only are there yard sales and bargains galore, but there are numerous small shops all around, farmers’ markets, produce stands and eateries along the route which are also treasures themselves. You might want to extend your stay to linger longer – or plan a weekend getaway for the coming months – or maybe a longer vacation at another time of year. The variety of mouth-watering barbeque alone is enough to keep you coming back for more. BBQ is big along the Roller Coaster Yard Sale route as is good old fashioned country cooking. Farmers’ markets and roadside stands will be filled with the harvest. Crafters bring out their wares making it a great time to pick up those special holiday gifts that will make for treasured memories.

 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hart County Board of Education meeting

The next Hart County Board of Education meeting will be held Thursday, September 18th, at Memorial Elementary School at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Gas prices fall this week

West Central Kentucky gas prices fell almost 10 cents to $3.32 a gallon this week, according to AAA East Central's Fuel Gauge report.  The average price during last week per gallon was $3.41 and the average price during the week of Sept. 17th, 2013 was $3.34.  Locally, you can purchase gas as low as $3.23 per gallon.  Louisville gas stations continue to have the highest average among the regions surveyed at $3.62 per gallon. 

 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I-65 construction begins tonight

I-65 will be reduced to one lane tonight from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. This will continue for the next several days as crews set inside barrier wall for the widening of the next section up to Sonora beginning approximately at mile marker 82, heading south to Munfordville. This will require shutting the interstate down to one lane. After finishing the barrier wall south at Munfordville, crews will head back northbound to Sonora. This should take about two weeks to accomplish.

 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Three people injured Tuesday night

The road was closed for about 2 hours. The crash occurred around 8:00 p.m. and involved a commercial and a person vehicle. Three people were injured and taken from the scene to a local hospital. The roadway opened about two hours later.

 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Friday night high school football action

In area high school football action Friday night:  Caverna Colonels will travel to take on Clinton County at 7:00 p.m.  While Hart County Raiders will be on the road taking on South Warren. Join wloc and wloconline.com for live coverage of the Hart County game starting at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Leitchfield man arrested on theft charges

According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, an investigation by the sheriff's office has led to the arrest of a Leitchfield man on theft charges.  52 year-old Danny Joe Crabtree has been charged with Theft by Deception $10,000 or more and Theft by Failure to make Required

Disposition of Property, $10,000 or more.  According to the Hart County Sheriff's Office, Crabtree deceived an individual out of more than $58,000. Crabtree was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center and later transported by the Hart County Sheriff's Office and lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Court appearances for violent home invaders

Three people accused of a pair of violent home invasions in Barren County appeared in court Monday. 32 year-old Stuart Whitman Hodges, 37 year-old Adam Joseph Bryant and 32 year-old Roxanne Nichole Whitlow, stood before the Court and Honorable Judge Phil Patton as all three wished to move forward with a trial by jury. The trial has been set for Wednesday, February 25th, at 9:00 a.m. Another pretrial conference has been set for February 16th, 2015, at 1:00 p.m.  The first home invasion was February 27th within the city limits of Glasgow and the other just outside Cave City that occurred the next day. Both victims were seriously injured during the home invasion and attack.

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Friday night high school football scores

In are high school football action from Friday night:  Caverna Colonels defeated Hart County 34 to 29, Adair County over Metcalfe County 40 to 22, Barren County defeated Monroe County with a final score of 20 to 17. Glasgow defeated Allen County 34 to 7, Green over Larue County 20 to 13 and Hancock County defeated Edmonson County 38 to 36.

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Horse Cave Heritage Festival this weekend

The Horse Cave Heritage Festival will be celebrated this weekend on Friday and Saturday, September 19th and 20th.  Opening ceremonies begin Friday night at 5:00 p.m.  There will be two stages of continuous music with lots of arts and crafts and food vendors.  Enjoy the Cruise-In, 3K fitness run and walk, 5K run, antique tractor show, zip lines, repelling, Chattin' on the Porch and more.

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Abundance of the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gym at the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Thursday, September 18th, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, September 19th, from 8:00 a.m. til 11:00 a.m. or until the food is gone.  To qualify for the program you must:  Meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America, show proof that you live in Hart County, only receive commodities one time a month, and only one person per household can receive food.  Farmers Market Vouchers will be available to those who are currently enrolled in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior adults.  Qualifications for this program are:  Show proof that you are 60 years old or older, show proof that you live in Hart County, show proof of income for all members of your household, meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America and only one person per household can receive food.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Hart County Democratic Executive Committee meeting

The next scheduled meeting for the Hart County Democratic Executive Committee will be held Wednesday, September 17th, at 11:00 a.m., at the Pizza Hut in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Accident in Columbia injures two people

Trooper Daniel Stephens is investigating a collision that occurred Sunday, 2 miles east of Columbia on Bull Run Lane. 32 year-old Amy Holmes, of Columbia, was operating a 2008 Suzuki, westbound, on Bull Run Lane, when she left the right side of the roadway, overcorrecting and crossing the roadway, and striking a tree. Holmes and a passenger, 9 year-old Paris Taylor, of Columbia, were not belted and were taken to Westlake Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Holmes was also cited for Expired Registration, No Insurance and No Seatbelt.

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Protestors want step-father released from jail

Protesters gathered Friday at the Public Square in Leitchfield with handmade signs to petition for the release of Jason Applebee, who is being held at the Grayson County Detention Center in relation to the accidental death of his 9-year-old step-daughter.  Applebee was arrested on September 7th, the day his step-daughter, Laura Renfrow, died on her family's lawn after being run over by a pick-up truck. According to first responders at the scene, when the incident occurred Applebee was driving the vehicle while four children rode in the bed of the truck.  Juanita Renfrow, Laura Renfrow's mother, said that as the vehicle was backing up across their lawn, there was a popping noise from the truck, and at that point Applebee was unable to stop the vehicle.  Officers who responded to the scene later said that the truck went backward down an extremely steep slope, throwing all four children out of the truck bed. Coroner Joe Brad Hudson said that three of the children suffered scrapes and bruises, but Laura Renfrow was run over and dragged by the vehicle before it came to a rest on top of her. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Applebee is currently lodged in the detention center's main facility and is being held on a $10,000 full cash bond.

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

More arrests made in Horse Cave

A Horse Cave woman was arrested Tuesday night.  Officer Bruce Neville executed a Hart County Bench Warrant on 52 year-old Betsy Ballard charged with Theft of services.  Horse Cave Officer Derrick Murphy arrested a Cave City woman around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night. Officer Murphy charged 32 year-old Sondra Richardson with Theft by Deception and Tampering with Physical Evidence.  Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested a Bonnieville man around 6:00 p.m. Saturday morning. Chief Henry observed a suspicious vehicle parked behind the Shell Station in Horse Cave throwing out garbage onto the gas station back parking lot.  38 year-old Todd Waldeck was dressed in drag, cleaning out his truck.  Waldeck appeared to be very nervous and police noticed a strong odor of marijuana.  Waldeck admitted to being out on parole for manufacturing methamphetamine.  Police requested permission to search the vehicle; Waldeck refused stating "No, I know my rights."  Police used K-9 Charlie who indicated the presence of drugs by scratching on the driver's side door. Inside the vehicle, Chief Henry and Officer Bruce Neville located a clear plastic baggie of Methamphetamine in the center console, a bag of marijuana in the glove box and a roach in the ashtray in plain view. Waldeck was charged with Possession of Meth First Offense, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 1st Offense. Waldeck faces these drug charges and if found guilty has three years on the shelf. Waldeck requested that jailers provide toenail polish remover to remove the pink toenail polish, the jailers advised the jail did not keep toenail polish remover.  All were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

4 hour man hunt leads to arrest

Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry and Officer L. D. Martin while on patrol on Hwy 218 near Loves Truck came upon an assault that had just taken place off the Highway around 10:00 a.m. Friday morning.  According to several witnesses, 23 year-old Adam Kinslow was observed holding Ashley Kinslow's head to the ground with his hand over her mouth in an attempt to assault and conceal Mrs. Kinslow.  Mrs. Kinslow began waving her arms in the air getting the attention of passer bys and the police.  Officer Martin rendered aid to the victim and got several witness statements.  Chief Sean Henry pursued Kinslow on foot in the woods for nearly 4 hours with the assistance of K-9 Charlie. Kinslow gave up without a fight and was charged with Assault 4th Domestic Violence minor injury and stalking 1st degree.

 

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Friday, September 12, 2014

ZZ Top band member injured

The Lost River Music Festival will be rescheduled after a band member of ZZ Top was injured. Dusty Hill, the band's bass-guitarist, took a mis-step on his tour bus and injured his hip. According to those with the festival, the October 25th concert at Bowling Green Ballpark will be rescheduled for next spring. If you have already purchased tickets, hold on to them for the rescheduled concert.

 

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week

Volunteers will be out in force next to “fall sweep” Kentucky’s highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces that Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week is Sept. 15-21. Nearly 700 groups participate in Kentucky’s Adopt-a-Highway program, which was established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 4,800 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship. In District 4 counties (Breckinridge, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Taylor & Washington), nearly 80 miles of roadway is adopted. The Adopt-a-Highway program promotes public environmental awareness and supports tourism. The program also creates a partnership between citizens, community and government, and establishes a sense of pride in the Bluegrass State.  For more information, contact Adopt-a-Highway coordinator, Chris Jessie: 270.401.3193.

 

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER BRO. BILLY JOE FOSTER, PASTOR OF MT. PISGAH BAPTIST OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. BRO FOSTER REMINDED US OF WHAT HAPPENED 13 YEARS AGO. ROUTINE BUS. INCLUDED APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING, PAYING OF BILLS, APPROVED TREASURERS REPORT, ROAD REPORT, AND JAIL REPORT BY JAILER KEITH RIORDAN STATING THERE WAS 145 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL.  OTHER BUS. INCLUDED SETTING THE TAX RATE FOR NEXT YEAR WITH NO INCREASE FOR REAL ESTATE, TANGIBLE , MOTOR AND WATERCRAFT, BUDGET TRANSFER, ACKNOWLEDGE CLERKS AUDIT, HEAR 2ND READING TO SET SPEED LIMIT OF 15 MPH ON JOHN HORNBACK ROAD, APPROVE JUDGE TO SIGN TAX INCENTIVE FOR KENTUCKY CHROME EXPANSION, AND APPROVE MAGISTRATES REQUEST. THE NEXT MEETING OF THE COURT WILL BE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th, AT 9:00 AM.

 

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Lone Oak Glade in Grayson County

The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission (KSNPC) will conduct a public meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the E/F conference room of the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office, 101 Lakeview Court, Frankfort.  The meeting will include a presentation by KSNPC staff and the establishment of Kentucky’s 62nd preserve, Lone Oak Glade in Grayson County. The new 34-acre preserve contains a unique limestone slope glade community, which also has rare barrens/prairie community remnants adjoining the glade. There are only a few remaining slope glades of high quality in private ownership and the commission considers them a priority for protection. For additional information visit the KSNPC website at naturepreserves.ky.gov.

 

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Cave City DUI arrest Wednesday night

Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 33 year old Toby L. Gray of Cave City Wednesday night. Officer Riley observed Gray driving his vehicle on Broadway Street in a careless manner. After a brief investigation Officer Riley was able to determine that Gray was under the influence of alcohol. Gray was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence 1st offense, careless driving, and failure to notify address change to department of transportation. Gray was lodged in the Barren County Correctional Facility.  48 year old Roger Napier was a passenger in the vehicle, he was arrested on two outstanding warrants for Alcohol intoxication in a public place. Napier was also and lodged in the Barren County Correctional Facility.

 

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Marijuana Eradication numbers released

The Kentucky State Police, Cannabis Suppression section has released marijuana eradication numbers from January to July, 2014. Statewide, 168,115 outdoor plants and 1,802 indoor plants have been eradicated at a total plant value of nearly $344 million dollars. 34 arrests have been made.  32,061 outdoor plants and 296 indoor plants were eradicated in the Post 15 area and valued at over $66 million dollars. 8 arrests have been made. Post 15 has the 3rd highest amount of marijuana plants eradicated to date with over 19,628 plants eradicated in the month of July.

 

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Four August fatal collisions in Post 15

During the month of August, there were 18 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington. There were four fatal collisions during the month of August in the Post 15 area.

Martha & John C. Boggs of Campbellsville KY was killed August 08 in Adair Co.

April M. Thompson, age 30, of Burkesville KY was killed August 11 in Cumberland Co.

Misty Padgett, age 27, of Russell Springs KY was killed August12 in Casey Co.

This brings our yearly fatality count to 25 compared with 13 through this same period in 2013.

State wide fatality count stands at 417 compared with 421 through this same period in 2013. During the month of August 2014, there were 1195 citations written, 32 courtesy notices written, 1290 vehicles inspected, 724 complaints answered, 62 motorists assisted, 62 criminal cases opened and 165 criminal arrests made.

 

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Information sought on stolen pickup

Police need your help in figuring out the exact story of a stolen truck filled with bullet holes. The Barren County Sheriff's Office got a report of a stolen truck near Bluff Springs Road, later detectives found the truck East of Glasgow on Vernon School Road. It was unoccupied, but had several bullet holes. Police say the truck is believed to have been used in a theft in Monroe County. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Barren County Sheriff's Office at 270-651-2771 or the Monroe County Sheriff's Office at 270-487-6622.

 

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Homicide investigation in Bowling Green

Bowling Green Police say a death investigation has turned into a homicide. On Sunday police got a call about a body at a home on College Street. When police got there, they noticed flies on the window and a bad smell. After getting inside, police found the body of Shaun "Sonny" Yonko, 30. The Cause of death was not released but police say they do believe he was murdered. There are no suspects at this time. If anyone has any information about Yonko's death, call Bowling Green Police at 270-393-4000 or Crime Stoppers at 270-781-CLUE.

 

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Special 9-11 service at Courthouse

A special 9-11 Service will be held at the Hart County Courthouse today at noon. All firefighters, officials, veterans and the public are welcome to attend.

 

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Grocery bowl game - Hart County vs. Caverna

It's the grocery bowl locally as Hart County Raiders take on Caverna Colonels during Friday night football at Hart County at 7:00 p.m.  Join WLOC for a tailgate party at McDonalds in Munfordville from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Come out for $1 and $2 specials, music, cornhole, free coupons, prizes and more.  Listen to the game on WLOC and wloconline.com beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show.

 

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

AAA says gas prices are on the rise

West Central Kentucky gas went up about six cents to $3.416 a gallon, according to AAA East Central's Fuel Gauge report. This week's West Central Kentucky average price is $3.416, the average price during the week of September 3rd, 2014 is $3.357, the average price during the seek of September 10th, 2013 was $3.468.  The national average at $3.43 has ticked upward over the past seven days, and drivers statewide in Kentucky have seen prices jump by a nickel or more. The average cost of gas per gallon of regular unleaded across the state was $3.455.  Louisville, at $3.615 per gallon, continued to have the highest price among the regions surveyed.  Bowling Green has some of the lowest priced gasoline per gallon at $3.329.

 

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Missing Tompkinsville teen

Police are looking for a missing teen from Tompkinsville. According to police, Joshua Price was last seen on August 28th at his home on Kidwell Lane in Tompkinsville. He is a white man that is 5'10" and weighs 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt, and was carrying a Nike duffel bag. His mother says Price told her he was leaving to work in a tobacco field. If you have any information, call Tompkinsville Police at 270-487-6191.

 

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cold front bringing thunderstorms

A strong cold front will bring thunderstorms to the region late this afternoon through tonight. Lightning, heavy rain and locally gusty winds will be the primary threats with the thunderstorms. Thunderstorms will continue on Thursday as the cold front makes its way through the area. A few storms could produce gusty winds in the Lake Cumberland Region, but overall lightning and locally heavy rain will be the main threats.

 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, September 11th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.  New business will include:  Approve 2nd Reading of speed limit ordinance at 15 mph on John Hornback Road, Approve second reading 2014-15 tax rates, Real Estate 10.6, Tangible Personal Property 10.6, Motor and Watercraft 12.1 and approve to sign tax incentive for Ky Chrome Expansion.

 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Two weekend arrests in Cave City

A 47 year-old Cave City man was arrested on several charges over the weekend. Jeffery Key, of Cave City, on Saturday, was observed by Officer Riley on Grindstead Mill Road speeding.  After the traffic stop, Officer Riley observed in plain view what appeared to be a marijuana cigarette.  After a brief investigation, Officer Riley arrested and charged Key with trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces, drug paraphernalia, speeding 22 over limit, and failure to comply with helmet law due to the fact he only had a Kentucky motorcycle permit, also $1,335 was seized in cash. Key was lodged in the Barren County Correctional Facility.  Also, Officer Alan Shirley, of the Cave City Police Department, responded to Holiday Motel on a possible domestic. The suspect had left the scene and was walking on 31-W. Officer Shirley made contact with 26 year-old Ruben Mendosa, of Cave City. Mendosa was arrested for Assault 4th degree and Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place 1st offense. He was lodged in the Barren County Correctional Facility.

 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Barren County shooting involves officer

On Monday Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green was contacted by the Barren County Sheriff’s Office regarding an officer involved shooting that occurred on New Bowling Green Road in Barren County.  According to investigators, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office was called to an alleged stabbing complaint in the 600 Block of S Gassaway Road in Barren County. When officers arrived the alleged suspect, David Smith (22) of Bowling Green, had left the scene in a Maroon Chevrolet Equinox. Barren County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kevin Wilson located the vehicle on New Bowling Green and initiated a traffic stop. Smith exited the vehicle armed with a pair of scissors and approached Deputy Wilson. Deputy Wilson deployed his Taser but it was unsuccessful and Smith continued toward Deputy Wilson. Deputy Wilson then shot Smith with his issued firearm. Smith then fled on foot before being apprehended by other members of the Barren County Sheriff’s Department.

David Smith was transported to T. J. Samson Community Hospital where he is being treated for non life threatening injuries.  Deputy Wilson has been placed on administrative leave by Barren County Sheriff Kent Keen.  The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Hart County Civil War Days

Hart County Civil War Days will be held in Munfordville this weekend.  Friday activities begin at 8:00 a.m. as the Museum opens, at 5:00 p.m., there will be music under the tent, Union Street, at 7:00 p.m. - Images of Civil War Fashions: A Civil War Fashions: A Civil War-Era Fashions Contest for women, men and children at the Munfordville Presbyterian Church, at 8:00 p.m. - Civil War-Era Dance Lessons, under the tent, Union Street.  On Saturday, - The Lions Club Pancake Breakfast will be held at the Hart County High School from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m., the museum will be open throughout the day, there will be an Arts & Crafts Fair, Living History, Reenactor's Camp, (Woodson House at the Battle for the Bridge Preserve), there will be self-guided walking tours of Old Munfordville.  Come out and enjoy the Quilt and Basket Show, the Civial War Artifacts Exhibit, a parade, children's area will be at the back of the Courthouse lawn, various concerts. At 3:00 p.m. is the Battle of Munfordville Reenactment at Fort Craig, Woodsonville, at 4:00 p.m., enjoy the Munfordville Woman's Club Country Ham Dinner at the Old Munfordville Inn and the Blue/Gray ball will be held on Union Street at 7:00 p.m.  Also, the Hart County Clerk's Office will be closed on Saturday due to Civil War Days.

 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Cave City Proud Meeting

Cave City will hold their next Proud meeting on Wednesday, September 10th, at City Hall at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Salvation Army Hart County meeting

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, September 9th, at noon, at the office in the Courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Red Cross Blood Drive in Horse Cave

The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, September 9th, at 9:00 a.m. at Caverna High School in Horse Cave.

 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Traffic impacts for this week

On I-65 - the ramps at exit 58 (Horse Cave) will have shoulder closures that reduce the lane width down to 12 feet as crews construct the widening in these areas.

In Barren County - Ky 70/ KY 90 - Construction crews will be installing rock, pavement, guardrail, curb and sidewalks between the CSX bridge and I-65. Flaggers will be present.

Ky 90 - (Between Adam McCreary Road and Ky. 839) -  Earthwork operations will continue. Expect an increase in construction traffic and intermittent flagging operations. Traffic will be switched to a temporary traffic diversion between Golden Pond and Witty Road. Motorists should be aware that the speed limit has been reduced through the construction zone. 

Outer Loop - Lane closures remain in place for both directions on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway between mile marker 8 through mile marker 10. Contractors will still have construction traffic entering and leaving the parkway, U. S. 68 and Ky. 1297 throughout the week. 

Ky. 90 - Expect lane closures between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. while crews work on the traffic signals at the following intersections: Glasgow Outer Loop, Walmart/Max Wagner Dr., Reynolds Road.

Ky. 70 - Contractors will continue working on an asphalt resurfacing project on Ky. 70 from the intersection of Ky. 90 to the Metcalfe County line. This work will include sidewalk and traffic signal repairs in Cave City.

Edmonson County - Ky. 728 - Contractors are scheduled to begin an asphalt resurfacing project on Nolin Dan Road (Ky. 728) from the intersection of Jock Road. *Ky. 2336) to the intersection of Brier Creek Road (Ky. 1827).

Metcalfe County - US 68/Louie B. Nunn Parkway - Grade work will continue for the next several months on the new interchange project. Trucks and equipment will be entering and exiting the road in this area. The northern section of Harvey Hurt Road (across from Industrial Drive) will be closed to through traffic. Local traffic will need to use the southern approach from U. S. 68 to access Harvey Hurt Road. U. S. 68 will be switched to the new alignment and bridge beginning Monday.

Industrial Dr. (Ky. 3524) - Industrial Drive is closed from U. S. 68 to Sumitomo as part of the new interchange construction. Motorists will need to follow the detour along U. S. 68 turning onto Ky. 80 and then onto Industrial Drive until further notice.

Louie B. Nunn Parkway - There will be lane closures in both directions on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway at mile marker 29 through mile marker 31. These will remain in place until the bridge construction in the median has been completed.

 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Stolen truck recovered in Monroe County

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday received a report of a stolen Ford F-150 from the area of Bluff Springs Road. Later that day, Detective Rusty Anderson located the vehicle east of Glasgow on Vernon School Road. The vehicle was unoccupied but contained several bullet holes throughout the body of the truck. The truck is believed to have been used in a theft in Monroe County in which the owner of the property told police that the suspects came toward him in the stolen vehicle. And in fear of his life, he fired on the vehicle. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Barren County Sheriff’s Office at 270-651-2771, or the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 270-487-6622. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the BCSO tip line at 270-646-8771.

 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Weekend arrests in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Horse Cave man around 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Officer Martin charged 63 year-old Leonard Mills with Careless Driving, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the influence of Alcohol First Offense Aggravated Circumstances and Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.  Horse Cave Officer Derrick Murphy cited a Bonnieville woman into court around 10:00 p.m. Saturday night on charges of Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess and Careless Driving. Sandra Brant must appear in court on the drug charges and faces additional probation charges if found guilty. Officer Murphy was assisted by Horse Cave Officer James Roberts.  Horse Cave Officer James Roberts arrested a Horse Cave man Sunday night around 10:00 p.m. on a Hart County Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear. 62 year-old Michael Jagger's owes $455 to the Hart District Court for recent Drug Trafficking Charges in Horse Cave. Officer Roberts was assisted by Horse Cave Officer Derrick Murphy.

 

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Stolen Boat Recovered

The Barren County Sheriff’s Department responded Tuesday to the Pennisula Marina in reference to a possible stolen boat at the dock. The Sheriff's Office received this information from the Bowling Green Police Department. After arriving, the boat, a JC   Tritoon, yellow and white in color and valued at $42,000 dollars, was located in a boat slip. Through further investigation, it was determined that a false VIN plate was placed on the hull of the boat. The serial number to the motor match the original VIN plate to the stolen boat taken from a boat storage facility out of Cumberland County. The owner of the boat was contacted and also identified several personal items that were on the boat when it was stolen. The investigation into the theft of the boat is ongoing.

 

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Corn Maze at Green River Lake State Park

In honor of Kentucky State Parks' 90th anniversary, a corn maze opening next week in central Kentucky will feature the state park logo from the air.  Green River Lake State Park and a group of volunteers, Friends of Green River Lake, are responsible for the project. Most of the work was donated. The maze will be open from 8:00 a.m. until dark from Sept. 13th through the end of October. The volunteer group will accept donations from visitors, but there's no charge for admission.  Green River Lake State Park is about five miles south of Campbellsville.

 

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Gas prices nationally could decline

AAA says gasoline prices should fall in September through the end of the year as people drive less and because refineries can produce a less expensive winter-blend gasoline. AAA expects gas prices nationally could decline another 10-20 cents per gallon by the end of October, barring any major refinery or overseas problems.  Last year, U.S. driving declined nearly 10 percent in September compared to August, according to the Federal Highway Administration. The decline in driving during cooler months helps to reduce gasoline demand. In addition, refineries will begin to sell less expensive winter-blend gasoline in many parts of the country on September 15, which should further push prices down.

Refineries in many regions are required to produce more expensive summer-blend gasoline during warm-weather months to prevent air pollution and smog. As the weather grows cooler, this gasoline blend is no longer required. In the days leading up to September 15, supplies of summer-blend gasoline occasionally can tighten before the deadline, which could lead to very short-term and localized price increases around the middle of the month.  Consumers this week were paying the lowest average prices since late February. At $3.43 on Thursday, the average was about 16 cents per gallon cheaper than a year ago and the lowest average for the same day since 2010. The national average has remained under $3.50 per gallon for 31 consecutive days.  AAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.FuelGaugeReport.AAA.com.

 

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Friday, September 5, 2014

I-65 Interstate widening project

Kentucky is taking another step toward widening Interstate 65 from the Ohio River to the Tennessee border. The state's Transportation Cabinet has awarded a nearly $138.5 million contract to rebuild 17 miles of I-65 in Hart, LaRue and Hardin counties.  The project will widen the interstate to six lanes - three in each direction. That stretch is currently four lanes. State officials say the project is to be completed in 2017.  Gov. Steve Beshear's Office says once the work is done, less than 10 miles of I-65 in Hardin County will remain to be widened to six lanes.  A section that ends near Munfordville is currently under construction.

 

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Horse Cave planning grant survey

During the next few weeks, anyone with an idea about Horse Cave’s downtown will have an opportunity to express it.  With the help of a planning grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, the City of Horse Cave is working with Marketek consultants to develop Market Data and a Business Plan for Horse Cave’s downtown. To help gather data, they have created a Shopper Survey. The surveys ask questions about Horse Cave shopping, how people use Horse Cave’s downtown and what shoppers want in the future. All local residents and employees are urged to complete the electronic surveys. The surveys will be available until September 30.  In addition to surveys, Marketek will conduct interviews and business visits to gain input on the future market vision for downtown.  “Downtown Horse Cave has many opportunities for economic expansion. Input from people who use downtown or might use it will be valuable for continuing to restore downtown Horse Cave’s economy,” said Mayor Randall Curry.

The survey is available on-line by visiting the City’s website: http://www.horsecave,ky.com. Surveys will also be available at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival and at meetings of various civic groups.

 

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Barren County closing in on arrest

Authorities in Barren County are closing in on the person or persons responsible for a burglary back on August 24th. The Barren County Sheriff’s Office was called to the area of Whites Chapel Road in reference to a stolen car and a burglary to a residence. Sheriff’s deputies have made connections to three other crimes that may be linked to one perpetrator. Two vehicles were stolen and an attempt to steal a third was unsuccessful.  One of the stolen vehicles was burnt on Hwy 1297 during the early morning hours of August 24th. During the crime spree the perpetrator sustained an injury to their arm which caused considerable blood loss to the suspect. Blood evidence has been recovered on several of the vehicles and at the residence of the burglary. Anyone with information about these crimes is urged to contact the Barren County Sheriff’s Office or tip line at 270-646-8771.

 

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Friday night highschool football

In area Friday night highschool football action:  The Caverna Colonels will host McLean County at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County Raiders will host Metcalfe County at 7:00 p.m. WLOC will hold a tailgate party at your Munfordville McDonalds, with music from the 70's and 80's, giveaways and food specials from McDonalds.  Then, join WLOC and wloconline.com for the Hart County game beginning at 6:45 p.m.  Also, The Hart County High School football Alumni Reunion will be held Friday night at the HCHS football stadium. All former HCHS players and coaches are invited to attend. They will meet at the enzone of the old football field. Sandwiches and chips will be served. At halftime, they will present the new inductees to the HCHS football Hall of Fame.

 

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Edmonson County Grand Jury Indictments

The Edmonson County Grand Jury on Wednesday returned indictments on three individuals stemming from an investigation conducted by the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green at Genesis Healthcare Edmonson Center Nursing Home in Brownsville. A total of 69 criminal charges were brought forth on the following individuals:  Jerry Matthew Snyder of Leitchfield was arrested and charged with 14 counts of Criminal Abuse 1st degree (adult), two counts of Wanton Endangerment 2nd degree, 14 counts of Assault 4th degree, and 14 counts of Knowingly abuse/neglect of adult by person.  Kayla D. Kinser of Leitchfield was arrested and charged with four counts of Criminal Abuse 1st degree (adult), two counts of Wanton Endangerment 2nd degree, one count of Assault 4th degree, and four counts of Knowingly abuse/neglect of an adult by person Kelly D. Duvall of Sweden was arrested and charged with four counts of Criminal Abuse 1st degree (adult), two counts of Wanton Endangerment 2nd degree, four counts of Assault 4th degree, and four counts of Knowingly abuse/neglect of adult by person. The Kentucky State Police was assisted in the investigation by the Office of the Attorney General, the Office of the Inspector General, and the Edmonson County Sheriff Wil Cannon.


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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Two arrests made in Horse Cave

A Horse Cave man was arrested Saturday night. Horse Cave Officer James Roberts charged 33 year-old Josh Shane Webb with theft by

unlawful taking controlled substance under $10,000. Officer Roberts responded to a residence on Bunnell Street, the victim described seeing Josh Webb leaving out the front door. The victim reports Webb taking a prescription of diazepam and a pack of cigarettes from the home. After interviewing the victim and other local residents, Officer Roberts had enough evidence to make the arrest.

Horse Cave Officer Bruce Neville arrested a Park City man Wednesday around 9 p.m. Officer Neville received a complaint from a local

business of over $500.00 missing out of the cash register. The victim installed surveillance camera which captured a clear video of 52 year old Garnett Whitlow entering the business through a window and taking the cash out of the cash register. Officers Neville and Roberts located Whitlow who denied taking the cash even after being shown clear photographs of himself taking the cash from the register. Police continued the interview and observed that Mr. Whitlow was also wearing the same clothing in the burglary video. Both Men were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Missing Green County girl found safe

A missing 2 year-old Green County girl has been found safe. The 2 year-old who went missing around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night on the Union Chapel Church Road was found Thursday morning. The girl who was found cold and wet was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital for observation. The Green County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation.

 

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

One person killed on Parkway

One person was killed in a collision on the William Natcher Parkway near mile marker four.  Kentucky State Police say not one, but two accidents occurred when a vehicle was driving northbound in the southbound lane.  "Just prior to the collision occurring, Kentucky State Police Dispatch received a call of a vehicle traveling the wrong way on the William Natcher Parkway. It was traveling Northbound in the Southbound lanes of traffic," said Sergeant Derek Grant. Officials are not releasing the name of the victim, pending notification of the family. The investigation is on-going.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Munfordville City Council Meeting

The Munfordville City Council met on Tuesday, September 2nd. The meeting was called to order by Mayor pro tem Daryl Miles. 

1) Held a public hearing on tax rate.

2) Held first reading on Ordinance #006-14 (Property Tax Rate)

3) Held first reading on Ordinance #007-14 (Vehicle Tax Rate)

4) Heard Committee Reports, Tourism Director Coni Sheppard said everything was ready for Civil War Days to be held next weekend on September 12th-14th.

5) Discussed Ordinance #005-14 (Road Blocks) it was tabled until next month.

6) Discussed 911 agreement with County, Councilman John Freeman made a motion to give the county $5,000 for 991 Dispatch, seconded by Councilman Gary Puckett, motion passed.

7) Heard fire and police department reports

8) Heard complaints from a business owner, no action taken.

9) Approved bills

!0) Meeting adjourned.

 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Green County man arrested after pursuit

51 year-old Carlton Lee Underwood was arrested on Friday, August 29th, at 7:48 p.m. EDT following a pursuit that occurred 14 miles west of Campbellsville on KY 210.  Kentucky State Police Lt. Jamie Heller observed Underwood traveling at a high rate of speed on a motorcycle and established the speed at 96 miles per hour. Lt. Heller attempted to stop the motorcycle when Underwood fled. The pursuit ended on KY 569 when Underwood left the roadway in an attempt to turn around and Lt. Heller blocked his path. Underwood was taken into custody, following a brief struggle and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.  He was charged with Speeding, Reckless Driving, Attempting to Elude, Operating on a Suspended Operator's License, DUI 4th Degree Aggravated, Wanton Endangerment 1st, Improper Registration, No Insurance, No Motorcycle Operator's License, No Signal, Resisting Arrest, Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Improper Passing, No Helmet, Operating on Wrong side of Roadway and No Registration.

 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Farmers RECC warns of scam artists

A prepaid debit card scam is currently circulating our area targeting members of Farmers RECC.  "The perpetrator calls members posing as an employee of Farmers RECC. They inform the member they are late on their electric bill, and their service will be disconnected if not paid immediately. The caller instructs the member to purchase a Green Dot prepaid card in a dollar amount and mail it to a specific address," said Jerry Carter, VP of Member Services at Farmers RECC.  It is important to note that the perpetrators have falsified their caller ID to reflect Farmers RECC's company name. 

In brief, here's what you need to know:

* Farmers RECC will never require you to pay with a prepaid debit card. You may but it is never required.

* Watch for high-pressure tactics, such as a sudden threat to disconnect your service unless you make an immediate payment. Farmers RECC will make multiple contacts about an overdue bill before issuing a final written notice.

* If you are suspicious, contact Farmers RECC at 270-651-2191. Do not use the fake number that appears on your caller ID. Report the scam attempt to the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.

 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Weather related damage in Barren County

Heavy rain was reported Tuesday afternoon in parts of our listening area. In Barren County, winds lifted and flipped a mobile home from its foundation on the Genie Franklin Road.  The Dennis Vibbert family sustained minor injuries. Farmers RECC reported two power outages in southern Barren County. The outages were a result of downed trees and fuses blown.  No other major damage was reported.

 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Friday night highschool football

In area Friday night highschool football action:  The Caverna Colonels will host McLean County at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County Raiders will host Metcalfe County at 7:00 p.m. WLOC will hold a tailgate party at your Munfordville McDonalds. Then, join WLOC and wloconline.com for the Hart County game beginning at 6:45 p.m.  Also, The Hart County High School football Alumni Reunion will be held Friday night at the HCHS football stadium. All former HCHS players and coaches are invited to attend. They will meet at the enzone of the old football field. Sandwiches and chips will be served. At halftime, they will present the new inductees to the HCHS football Hall of Fame.

 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cave City Police make DUI arrest

Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 44 year old Robert B Crumpton of Park City on Sunday night. Officer Riley observed Cumpton on West Estes Road, he made a left turn onto Estes Road and failed to use a turn signal. After a brief investigation Officer Riley was able to determined that Crumpton was under the influence of alcohol. Crumpton was arrested and charged with failure to or improper signal and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs/ etc. .08 1st offense. Crumpton was lodged in the Barren County Correction Facility. Officer Riley was asst. on scene by Officer Jason Morgan.  Officer Alan Shirley arrested 47 year old Bobby Davidson of Park City for alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place. Officer Shirley received a call to respond to Jullian Lane in Cave City on a possible intoxicated person. After contact it was determined that Davidson was intoxicated. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Barren County man killed in accident

A 40 YEAR OLD BARREN CO MAN WAS KILLED MONDAY ON THE CORAL HILL ROAD.  The Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded at 6:30 p.m. to the motorcycle accident around the 1500 block of Coral Hill Road.  40 year-old Anthony W. Neal, of Glasgow, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Barren County Coroner’s Office. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. The Barren County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Hiseville Fire Department, Barren Metcalfe EMS, and the Barren County Coroner’s Office.

 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Several upcoming meetings in the area

Meetings for tonight include:  The Munfordville City Council at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.  The Caverna High School Advisory Council (SBDM) meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. in the high school library.  The Hart County Republican Party meets at 6:00 p.m. for a cookout at Thelma Stovall Park and the Cave City proud community meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.   On Wednesday, My Social Security Sign Up Event will be held at the Hart County Community Action/Senior Center at 509AA Whitman Lane, Munfordville from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  For more information, call 270-524-0224.  The Hart County Democratic Party will hold a rally Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at the Hart County Fairgrounds at Rowletts. Among the guests, will be Senate Candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes. The rally will include music with Bluegrass Express and free food.

 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hardyville man arrested for DUI

Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a Hardyville man around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. Officer Roberts charged 49 year-old Tony Cole with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place First Offense. Officer Roberts was assisted by Trooper Gram Rutherford and Deputy Walter Bush. Cole was lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Road construction continues in Hart County

31-E at Rio over Green River will be reduced to one lane beginning this week as crews start on a bridge painting project. Short delays will be possible. Temporary signals at each end of the bridge will allow one way, alternating traffic. The project should be finished before the end of September.  Widening of I-65 will soon be underway from Munfordville to Sonora. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's contract awards committee is expected to meet Wednesday. A low bid of 138.5 million dollars was submitted by Scotty's Contracting to complete the next 15 mile stretch. KYTC typically awards contracts to the lowest bidder. Scotty's low bid is nearly 4 million lower than state engineers working estimate. Work schedules will be released in coming weeks by the cabinet, after awarding of the contract.

 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

My Social Security Sign Up Event

Beginning October 1, 2014, the Social Security Administration will no longer provide benefit verification letters in their offices. You can still get a benefit verification letter online instantly with a My Social Security account.   Social Security representatives will be in Munfordville Wednesday, September 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hart County Communication Action Community Services/Senior Center, at 509AA Whitman Lane, Munfordville.  For more information, contact Tonia Bruton at 270-524-0224. If you are unable to attend the event you can go online at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount to sign up for my Social Security.

 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

City and school meetings

The Munfordville City Council will meet Tuesday, September 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.   There will be a Caverna High School Advisory Council (SBDM) meeting on Tuesday, September 2nd, in the high school library at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Closings for Labor Day

All Federal, State & Local offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. Post Offices will be closed and there will be no rural delivery of mail.  Hart County Solid Waste Billing Office & Drop Office Center will be closed Monday, September 1st in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  There will be no trash pick up that day. Trash pickup will run one day behind schedule that week, except Friday's pickup will be late Friday afternoon.

 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Check book stolen out of delivery truck

What was originally thought of as a robbery at El Mazatlan yesterday afternoon, turned out to be a case of theft. Cave City Police were dispatched to El Mazatlan where they learned someone had stolen a check book from inside the vehicle of a delivery driver. Cave City Police are investigating.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Etoile break-in investigation continues

The Barren County Sheriff's office continues to investigate a break in in Etoile.  On Wednesday, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Etoile Community Center. Suspects had broken a window and made entry and took a 4x4 freezer, along with change from a coke machine.

A reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this Burglary. If you have any information please contact the Barren County Sheriff’s Office at 270-651-2771. You can also contact the BCSO tip line at 270-646-8771.

 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Deceased man in Glasgow identified

Police have identified the person found deceased in a yard Wednesday night in Glasgow at 205 Cedar Street.  Authorities say 33 year old Jason Curtis Hughes, was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy was performed in Louisville Thursday and results are pending. The investigation continues under the direction of the Department’s CID Unit. No foul play is suspected at this time.

 

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hart County Clerk's Office Maintenance

The Hart County Clerk's Office will be closed Friday and Saturday due to maintenance inside the courthouse.  Also the clerk's office will be closed Monday, September 1st, due to the Labor Day holiday.

 

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kentucky awarded $20 million federal grant

Democrats and Republicans gathered Wednesday to celebrate a $20 million federal grant designed to move Kentucky to new forms of energy, a tricky subject in a state dominated by the coal industry. Republican U. S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and U. S. Rep. Andy Barr joined Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and state House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins to announce a federal grant spread out among the state's eight public colleges and universities. The money will pay for researchers to explore new ways to generate energy from p0lants and chemicals. Beshear and Barr said the grant would complement the coal industry, which generates about 90 percent of the state's electricity. McConnell, who has made coal a central part of his re-election campaign, said the grant shows Kentucky is in a great position to compete for federal research dollars.

 

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rape charge arrest in Hardin County

A North Carolina man was arrested Tuesday in Hardin County on rape charges.  50 year-old Eugene Hunt, of Wendell, NC, is charged with 2 counts of Rape 2nd Degree, one count of Sodomy 2nd Degree, and two counts of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor 1st Degree. The charges stem from allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a 13 year old female, who is a non-relative, that resided in the same Hardin County home with him in 2014. Hunt has been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. Additional charges could be pending. The investigation is being conducted by Detective Jon Vaughn.

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hart County Board of Ed Meeting

This is a notice of Special Board Meeting. William Belt, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board of Education to be held on Thursday, August 28th, at 6:00 p.m. at the central office.  Items on the agenda include: 1.) Conduct student hearings, 2) Create additional positions.

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hart County Republican Party meeting

The Hart County Republican Party will have a meeting and cookout on Tuesday, September 2nd, at Thelma Stovall Park at 6:00 p.m.  For more information, call 270-531-3115.

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I-65 Widening Project earns award

A project that increased traffic capacity, improved safety and reduced congestion along a major artery in southcentral Kentucky has been recognized with a regional transportation award for coming in under budget.  The Interstate 65 widening project in Barren County increased a 5-mile stretch from four lanes to six lanes and reconstructed the Exit 53 interchange. The project was delivered for about $41 million – about $2.6 million under the contract amount – earning an award in the “Under Budget – Medium” category in the Southeast Regional competition of the America’s Transportation Awards program.  The award was presented Tuesday at the annual Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) in New Orleans.

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Adopt-A-Highway Poster Contest

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has announced the beginning of the 2014 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest.  Students across the Commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2015. The contest is open to all Kentucky students of elementary, middle and high school age.  Exposure to the contest and to the Adopt-a-Highway program provides young people with a sense of ownership in Kentucky’s highways and stresses the importance of keeping Kentucky’s highways clean and free of litter. The contest is aimed at educating and encouraging children not to litter and to spread the message to others. Parents, teachers and family members are asked to encourage children to participate in the contest. The entry form with the necessary certificate of authenticity can be obtained by contacting KYTC’s Office of Public Affairs at (502)546-3419.  The form is also available online at adopt-a-highway.ky.gov, where you can click on the “Art Contest Deadline” link.  Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 30, 2014.

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Babysitter in Glasgow arrested

A Babysitter in Glasgow has been arrested after a 3 year old wandered outside during the night.  21 year old Donna Woodward has been charged with Wanton Endangerment 2nd Degree.  According to police reports, the child was inside the residence when Woodward fell asleep, but the child was later found by a passing motorist around 6am Monday, the next morning, just down the block on Bryan Street.  Woodward was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center and released later that afternoon.

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Burkesville woman arrested in Cave City

Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 37 year old Ora C. Carter of Burkesville on Tuesday evening. Officer Riley received a call to Countryside Inn Motel in reference to a possible domestic. After a brief investigation Carter was arrested for assault 4th degree (domestic violence) minor injury. Officer Riley recovered four syringes and a white powdery substances believed to be Ketamine. Carter was also charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (drug unspecified) and drug paraphernalia. Carter was lodged in the Barren County Correction Facility. Officer Riley was assisted on scene by Chief Jeff Wright.

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

GRVWD Boil Water Advisory lifted

The Boil Water Advisory that has been in effect for the Green River Valley Water District has been lifted. The Boil Water Advisory had been issued due to a power outage at the plant over the weekend.

 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Highschool football action Friday night

In area highschool football action Friday night:  Caverna Colonels will travel on the road to take on Adair County at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County Raiders will also be on the road as they travel to Hodgenville to take on Larue County at 7:00 p.m.  WLOC will have live coverage of the Hart County game starting at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cave City man arrested after accident

Cave City Police Officer Jason Morgan responded to an accident without injury on 31-W North in the limits of Cave City.  38 year-old Joseph Absher, of Cave City had ran through a fence on 31-W. The owner of the property followed Absher into Cave City and was on the phone with 911 who directed Officer Morgan to the area of Absher.  Officer Morgan arrested Absher for DUI 1st Aggravating Circumstances and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.  He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wanted man arrested in Cave City

Cave City Police made two arrests over the weekend. On Sunday morning, Officer Terrill Riley received a call to be on the lookout for 27 year-old Michael Fox, of Cave City, who was wanted by the Baren County Sheriff's Office for a violation of a Domestic Violence Order. Officer Danny Coomer observed Fox on North 10th Street and made a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon Officer Riley arriving at the scene, Fox was arrested and charged with operating on a suspended operator's license, possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct 2nd degree. Fox was lodged in the Barren County Correction Facility. More charges are pending from the Barren County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Missing Glasgow teen found

A 16 year-old Glasgow teen, who was reported missing recently, has been found. Glasgow Police Department Public Affairs Officer Julie Anne Williams says due to Phillip Massey's juvenile status, the Department will not be releasing any other details as to what happened. All the police can say or will be saying is that the 16 year-old has been found.

 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SCRTC Office of Trustee nominees

South Central RTC’s Nominating Committee met Thursday, August 21st, at its Headquarters Office in Glasgow with the following candidates being nominated for the office of Trustee in two districts.  Nominated in District I (consisting of Bonnieville & Munfordville Exchanges) was Ralph J. Thompson, Incumbent Trustee. Nominated in District III (consisting of Cave City & Hiseville Exchanges) was Jerry Polson, Incumbent Trustee.

SCRTC’s Annual Meeting will be held on October 2nd at the Cave City Convention Center where reports will be given by Coop Officials.

 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bomb threat at Barren County School

The Barren County Sheriff’s Department says a non-credible bomb threat was reported to Barren County school officials at the Trojan Academy Monday morning. School Officials immediately evacuated students to safe areas, contacted law enforcement, and followed all procedures for such a threat. School Officials and the Barren County Sheriff’s Department conducted a thorough sweep of the entire building, and nothing was found.  After an all clear was given, students and staff returned to their classrooms. An investigation by School Officials led to a confession by

the individual who made the threat, and disciplinary action will be taken in accordance to the Discipline Code of Conduct.

 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Boil Water Advisory lifted for most of area

The Boil Water Advisory that has been in effect for the Green River Valley Water District has been lifted, except for the following areas: Hwy. 1079 from Hwy. 357 to Hwy. 31-E. Hwy. 569 from Hwy. 357 to Hwy. 31-E, Hwy. 1854 from Hwy. 31-E to Hwy. 88 and Hwy. 218 from Chris Wilson Road to Hwy. 571. This advisory is standard procedure due to lost pressure. There were no water line breaks, just water shortage. The water is treated but should be boiled for 3 minutes before drinking. The Boil Water Advisory had been issued due to a power outage at the plant over the weekend.

 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

National Park Service Anniversary

August 25, 2014, is the 98th birthday of the National Park Service, and the 198th anniversary of the first tours through Mammoth Cave.  Today the National Park Service launched its 2016 birthday logo at its 401 parks, monuments and recreation areas across the country.  Each area managed by the National Park Service tells an important part of the American story.  Some commemorate notable people and achievements, others conserve magnificent landscapes and natural wonders, all provide a place to have fun and learn.  Plan your visit at www.nps.gov.

 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

More arrests in Cave City

Cave City Police made a few arrests over the weekend. On Sunday Morning Officer Terrill Riley received a call to be on the lookout for 27 year old Michael Fox of Cave City who was wanted by Barren County Sheriffs Office for a violation of a Domestic Violence Order. Officer Danny Coomer observed Fox on North 10th Street and made a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon Officer Riley arriving at the scene Fox was arrested and charged with operating on a suspended operators license, possession of marijuana, and disorderly conduct 2nd degree. Fox was lodged in the Barren County Correction Facility. More charges are pending from the Barren County Sheriffs Office. Also over the weekend Officer Jason Morgan responded to wreck without injury on 31-W North in the limits of Cave City. 38 year old Joseph Absher of Cave City had ran through a fence on 31-W. The owner of the property followed Absher into Cave City and was on the phone with 911 who directed Officer Morgan to the area of Absher. Officer Morgan Arrested Absher for DUI 1st Aggravating Circumstances, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Cave Country Lions Club meeting tonight

Cornelius Faulkner, acting superintendent of Caverna Independent Schools will be the guest speaker at the Cave Country Lions Club meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Sahara Steak House in Cave City.  Members are reminded to bring non perishable food items for the food pantry.

 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Glasgow teen reported missing

A Glasgow teen has been reported missing by his family and could possibly be in danger. 16 year-old Phillip Ethan Massey is white, slim build, 5'8" tall with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray Nike t-shirt, dark khaki shorts and carrying a black back pack. If you see him or have any knowledge of his whereabouts, call the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-5151.

 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Fire truck incident closes US 68

A Sunday incident involving a fire truck will require closure of US 68 in Greensburg today (Monday).  The fire truck was parked at the car lot on the corner of Legion Park Road and US 68 when it broke through into an existing building's basement.  Cranes are scheduled to remove the truck and will block US 68 from 8:00 a.m. until the truck is removed. Passenger vehicles can take the alley behind the downtown funeral home according to Greensburg's Mayor. Commercial traffic will need to detour using the following routes:  US 68 to KY 218, KY 218 to KY 1464, KY 1464 to KY 88 then KY 61 back to Greensburg. 

 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

GRVWD Boil Water Advisory

Most of Hart County remains under a Boil Water Advisory after a power outage over the weekend at the Green River Water Plant. The area affected includes all of the District except Cave City, Mt. Sherman Area in Larue County, Northtown, Toohey Ridge Road, and Mammoth Cave Road.  Cave City early on Monday switched the valve over to get their water supply from the City Of Glasgow.  For more information and specific locations, you may visit the website www.greenriverwater.com.  The advisory is in effect until further notice.

 

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Hart Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER BRO. LINDELL SEXTON PASTOR OF FAITH INDEPENDENT CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  ROUTINE BUS. INCLUDED APPROVING MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING, PAYMENT OF CLAIMS, BUDGET TRANSFER #2, APPROVE JUDGE TO SIGN ENCROACHMENT PERMIT WITH THE KY DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION, APPROVE THE JUDGE AND TREASURER TO MAKE INVESTMENTS, APPROVE JUDGE TO SIGN PAPERS FOR ADF GRANT OF $1,300, AND JAIL REPORT GIVEN BY JAILER KEITH RIORDAN STATING THERE WERE 140 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER RIORDAN ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH 2 CHECKS TOTALING $16,602.  THE COURT ALSO ACKNOWLEDGED THE TAX RATES OF FROM THE AMBULANCE AND LIBRARY BOARDS WITH NO INCREASE FROM LAST YEAR. THE COURT THEN APPROVED RAISING ELECTION WORKERS FROM $115 TO $125 PER ELECTION DAY. THE COURT HEARD THE 1ST READING TO LOWER THE SPEED LIMIT ON JOHN HORNBACK ROAD TO 15MPH.

 

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Jobless Rates Down in Kentucky Counties

State officials say last month's jobless rates in 108 Kentucky counties were lower than in July 2013.  The Kentucky office of Employment and Training says unemployment rates rose in 10 counties and stayed the same in two.

 

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Two Campbellsville Firefighters Seriously Injured

Police in Campbellsville say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge.  Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said Thursday that one of the firefighters is in critical condition and the other is stable.  They were in the truck's bucket as it was being lowered when they were shocked.  He says two other firefighters on the main part of the truck were also shocked.  They have been treated and released.  Campbellsville University asked the local fire department to help spray its Tiger marching band with cold water to raise awareness for ALS.  No students were hurt.

 

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ribbon Cuttings in Hart County

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join them at two upcoming ribbon cuttings.  The first will take place on Friday, August 22nd, at 11:00 a.m. for Farmers Propane Plus, which has opened a new facility in Munfordville at 51 Raider Hollow Road. Following the ceremony, several door prizes will be given away and light refreshments will be served. Then on Tuesday, August 26th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., a ribbon cutting and open house will be held at Harmony Ridge Senior Enrichment Center, located adjacent to Caverna Memorial Hospital in Horse Cave. Light refreshments will be served.

 

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dart contributes to Clothes for Kids

The WLOC Clothes For Kids Foundation is the recipient of a very generous gift from a local factory. Dart Container Corporation of Horse Cave donated $3,000 to Clothes For Kids Thursday morning. Dart Container has been a supporter of this cause for many years. Clothes for Kids is a non-profit organization serving clothing needs for students in Hart County and Caverna School. If you or your business wish to donate: please mail your tax-deductible gift to: WLOC P.O. Box 98, Horse Cave, KY 42749.

 

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Carhardtt receives Governor's Safety Award

Deputy Secretary Rocky Comito of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet on Wednesday joined company officials from Carhartt in Edmonton to recognize employees for earning the Governor's Safety and Health Award.  The clothing manufacturer has not had a lost-time incident in more than 500,000 work hours, going back to November 2011.  Labor Cabinet Secretary Larry L. Roberts applauded the company's dedication to safety. Carhartt manufactures apparel for workers on and off the job. Established in 1889, the company is family-owned. Descendants of the company's founder, Hamilton Carhartt, still operate the company, which has grown to employ about 140 employees. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227 represents the employees at Carhartt in Edmonton.  The Governor's Safety and Health Award program is part of Gov. Beshear's efforts to improve the health of all Kentuckians. The Governor launched kyhealthnow in February as an aggressive and wide-ranging initiative to reduce incidents and deaths from Kentucky's dismal health rankings and habits. It builds on Kentucky's successful implementation of health care reform and uses multiple strategies over the next several years to improve the state's collective health.

 

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cave City man arrested for DUI

Cave City police made a DUI arrest Wednesday night. Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley observed 42 year-old James G. Chmiel, of Cave City, parked in the middle of North Dixie Highway talking to two females on the side walk. Officer Riley pulled in behind Chmiel's car and he still refused to get out of the roadway.  At this time, Officer Riley activated his emergency lights and made contact with Chmiel's, and asked why he was parked in the roadway. After a brief investigation, Officer Riley was able to determine that Chmiel was under the influence of alcohol. Chmiel was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense and open alcohol container. Chmiel was lodged in the Barren County Correction Facility.

 

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Three separate accidents in Barren County

The Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to three separate accidents involving injuries on Wednesday.  At 10:00 a.m. Deputy Mike Houchens responded to a two vehicle accident that occurred on Tompkinsville Road in front of Paul's Minit Mart.  20 year-old Nolan G. Dubree, of Mt. Herman, was traveling north in his 1996 Nissan pickup when a 1999 Cadillac Escalade, driven by 27 year-old Justin Rose, of Glasgow, turned into his path of travel into the store's parking lot. The two vehicles hit head on and came to rest off the roadway in the parking lot. Dubree was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Rose was not injured in the accident, but was cited on scene for operating on a suspended/revoked operator's license and also for failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

At approximately 4:15 p.m., Deputy Eric Bull responded to an injury accident on Happy Valley Road at the intersection of Flint Knob Road. 37 year-old David R. Wilson, of Glasgow, told Deputy Bull that he was stopped at the intersection of Happy Valley Road on Flint Knob Road when he observed a 1999 GMC operated by 36 year-old Kristopher D. Haynes, of Lakeview, OH, traveling west on Happy Valley Road. Wilson stated that he believed the GMC was going to make a right turn onto Flint Knob, so he pulled out to make a left turn onto Happy Valley Road. Haynes vehicle struck Wilson in the northbound lane of Happy Valley and then continued off the roadway striking a parked vehicle at  a residence located directly across from Flint Knob Road. Two passengers in Haynes vehicle, 52 year-old Terry R. McDaniel and 23 year-old Brian L. Scurlock, both of OH, were transported to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Both Haynes and Wilson were uninjured in the accident. 

At approximately 8:19 p.m., Deputy Dean Crumbaugh responded to an accident with injury on the Burkesville Road. 67 year-old Bobby D. Severe, of Peytonsburg, was traveling east when he stated he must have fallen asleep.  The 1993 Buick he was operating traveled a short distance in a field before coming to a complete stop.  Severe along with his wife 66 year-old Margie, were both transported to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Get Ready for Summer Heat

Summer heat will arrive this weekend. Expect high temperatures solidly in the 90's over the area starting Friday and lasting through the beginning of next week.  Hot temperatures and elevated humidity will result in heat indices peaking in the 100 to 105 range each afternoon and evening through at least Monday.

 

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Glasgow man injured in truck accident

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injury accident Tuesday on Stovall

Road at approximately 10:45am. 69 year-old Carlos Wilson, of Glasgow, was traveling

south on Stovall Road when his 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck traveled off the left side of

the roadway striking a tree. The vehicle then overturned and traveled back across the

roadway coming to a stop in a wood line. Wilson was transported by Barren Metcalfe

EMS to the Glasgow Airport, and was then flown to University of Louisville Hospital for

treatment of injuries sustained in the accident. Two small children, who were also in

Wilson’s vehicle, were transported to TJ Samson Hospital for treatment of minor injuries

and were later released. Wilson was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, and

both children were in child safety seats.

 

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

More DUI arrests in Cave City

Two DUI arrests were made in Cave City Tuesday. Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 48 year old David Coop and 31 year Terry Coop, both of Cave City.  Officer Riley and Officer Jason Morgan received a call that there was a male subject at the Budget Inn Motel causing a disturbance. Upon Officer Riley and Morgan arriving at the motel, the subject was already gone. A few minutes later Officer Morgan observed the the subject pulling back into the motel. After a brief investigation, Officer Riley and Morgan were able to determine that David Coop was under the influence of alcohol. David Coop was arrested and charged with Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. .08 1st offense and open alcohol container. The passenger in the vehicle (Terry Coop) was arrested and charged with violation of Domestic violence order. Both David and Terry were lodged into the Barren County Correction facility.  Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 47 year old Anthony Reller, of Cave City, Tuesday night. Officer Riley observed Reller operating a moped on Mammoth Cave Street without eye protection, After a brief investagition Riley was able to determine that Reller was under the influence of alcohol. Reller was arrested and charged with no eye protection, no operators/ moped license, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. .08 (Agg Circum) 1st offense. Reller was lodged into the Barren County Correction Facility.

 

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court will meet at 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning, August 21st, on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.  New business includes: Approve Judge to sign Encroachment Permit with KY Dept. of Transportation, 1st reading ordinance 520.92 speed limit 15 mph on John Hornback Road, approve 2014-15 salary schedule, acknowledge Ambulance Service and Library Tax Rates, approve increase in election workers pay.  The next meeting will be September 11th.

 

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign

Law enforcement agencies around Kentucky are taking part in a national effort to reduce impaired-driving fatalities. The campaign started last week and runs through Labor Day. It's called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." Kentucky recorded more than 5,500 alcohol-related crashes last year, resulting in 138 deaths and more than 3,000 injuries.

 

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Life in prison for Allen County man

An Allen County man was sentenced to life in prison without parole in Allen Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon. 36 year-old Charles Copass of Scottsville, was sentenced in connection with the murder of 22 year-old Chelsey Mahaney and her unborn baby in June 2012. In February, Copass pled guilty to all charges surrounding the murder and waived his right to a jury sentencing.

 

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Oil company CEO sentenced Tuesday

The CEO of the bankrupt Young Oil Corp. has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for scamming investors into giving him money for three oil partnerships in Kentucky and Tennessee. Anthony L. Young, of Knob Lick, pleaded guilty in March to defrauding investors in both states. Young acknowledged that from November 2007 through December 2008, he fraudulently solicited investments through his company and took the majority of the money for personal and other uses. Young also pleaded guilty to failing to file income taxes in 2005 and 2006 and having someone make a false statement on a federal form to purchase a pistol for him in 2010.  U. S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell sentenced Young in Louisville on Tuesday.

 

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Severe weather in forecast

An upper level disturbance will likely cause scattered thunderstorms today mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. Some storms are expected to become strong to severe with damaging winds and large hail. In addition, some storms will cause very heavy rainfall potentially leading to localized flooding. Scattered afternoon and evening storms are possible Thursday through Saturday. Summer heat will arrive this weekend. Expect high temperatures solidly in the 90's over the area starting Friday and lastingt through the beginning of next week. Hot temperatures and elevated humidity will result in heat indices in the upper 90's and low 100's each afternoon Friday through Tuesday.

 

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education Meeting will meet Thursday, August 21st, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hart County High School Auditorium.

 

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sentencing nears for oil company CEO

The CEO of a bankrupt southern Kentucky Oil company is set to be sentenced after pleading guilty to scamming investors into giving him money for three oil partnerships in Kentucky and Tennessee. Young Oil executive Anthony L. Young, of Knob Lick, pleaded guilty in March to defrauding investors in both states. Young acknowledged that from November 2007 through December 2008, he fraudulently solicited investments through his company, Young Oil Corp., and took the majority of the money for personal and other uses. Young also pleaded guilty to failing to file income taxes in 2005 and 2006 and having someone make a false statement on a federal form to purchase a pistol for him in 2010.  U. S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell will hold the hearing in Louisville.

 

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Horse Cave man arrested for bike DUI

A Horse Cave man landed himself in jail after a bike ride and too many beers.  Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested 24 year old Adam Thomas Neely around 1:30 am Sunday morning.  Officer Roberts observed Neely on his bike riding down the middle of Hwy 218. Officer Roberts could smell a strong odor of alcohol.  When asked, Neely said he started his drinking at 6 p.m. and had consumed eight 16 ounce malt beers with 5.9% alcohol. On a preliminary breath test Neely blew a .250, over three times the legal limit.  Neely was lodged in the Hart County Jail charged with, OPERATING A NON-MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICANTS.

 

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Football season kicks off this weekend

In local sports, this is the week to kickoff the local highschool football season.  Both local teams will open up the season this weekend. Caverna will entertain Eminence this Friday night at 7:00 p.m. Hart County will take on Glasgow Saturday night at 5:00 p.m. in the T. J. Samson Bowl.

 

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Food Bank Commodity Program

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gym at the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Thursday, August 21st, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, August 22nd, from 8:00 a.m. til 11:00 a.m. or until the food is gone.  To qualify for the program you must:  Meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America, show proof that you live in Hart County, only receive commodities one time a month, and only one person per household can receive food.  Farmers Market Vouchers will be available to those who are currently enrolled in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior adults.  Qualifications for this program are:  Show proof that you are 60 years old or older, show proof that you live in Hart County, show proof of income for all members of your household, meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America and only one person per household can receive food.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Domestic Assault in Green County

KSP is investigating a domestic assault in Green County. KSP Post 15 responded to 822 Hudgins Hwy in Green County Thursday to a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon units' arrival they discovered that 54 year-old Tony Evans, of Summersville, had been involved in a domestic altercation with his wife Debbie Evans. It was discovered that Mr. Evans fired shots at his wife but she was uninjured and fled the scene prior to units' arrival. Police made contact with Evans and he was taken into custody and charged with menacing, resisting arrest, cultivation of marijuana, wanton endangerment and attempted murder. Tony Evans was lodged in the Taylor County Detention. Detective Jamie Richard is continuing the investigation and was assisted at the scene by Green County Sheriff's Department.

 

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Traffic impacts this week

The expected traffic impacts for August 18 through August 22 (Friday).

I-65

· The ramps at exit 58 (Horse Cave) will have shoulder closures that reduce the lane width down to 12 feet as crews construct the widening in these areas.

Barren County

· KY 70/KY 90- Construction crews will be installing rock, pavement, guardrail, curb and sidewalks between the CSX bridge and I-65. Flaggers will be present.

· KY 90- (Between Adam McCreary Road and Ky. 839) – Earthwork operations will continue. Expect an increase in construction traffic and intermittent flagging operations. Traffic will be switched to a temporary traffic diversion between Golden Pond and Witty Rd. Motorists should be aware that the speed limit has been reduced through the construction zone.

· Outer Loop- Lane closures remain in place for both directions on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway between mile marker 8 through mile marker 10. There will be lane restrictions in the eastbound direction of the Louie B. Nunn Parkway. Contractors will still have construction traffic entering and leaving the parkway, U.S. 68 and Ky. 1297 throughout the week.

· KY 90- Expect lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews work on the traffic signals at the following intersections: Glasgow Outer Loop, Walmart/ Max Wagner Dr., Reynolds Rd.

· KY 70- Contractors will begin an asphalt resurfacing project on Ky. 70 from the intersection of Ky. 90 to the Metcalfe County line. This work will include sidewalk and traffic signal repairs in Cave City.

Metcalfe County

· US 68/ Louie B Nunn Parkway- Grade work will continue for the next several months on the new interchange project. Trucks and equipment will be entering and exiting the road in this area. The northern section of Harvey Hurt Road (across from Industrial Drive) will be closed to through traffic. Local traffic will need to use the southern approach from U.S. 68 to access Harvey Hurt Road. U.S. 68 will be switched to the new alignment and bridge beginning Monday.

· Industrial Dr. (KY 3524)- Industrial Drive is closed from U.S. 68 to Sumitomo as part of the new interchange construction. Motorists will need to follow the detour along U.S. 68 turning onto Ky. 80 and then onto Industrial Dr. until further notice.

· Louie B. Nunn Parkway- There will be lane closures in both directions on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway at mile marker 29 through mile marker 31. These will remain in place until the bridge construction in the median has been completed.

 

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Meth House bust in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Officer Derick Murphy arrested 34 year-old Neal Dennison around 9:00 p.m. Thursday night. Police were unable to located over 17 grams of methamphetamine. Police received a complaint of an assault on Jessica London. The complaint was a result of London calling a family member with complaints of being beaten and held against her will, further stating Dennison was going to kill her. Officer Murphy charged Mr. Dennison with Assault 4th degree, 2nd offense drug unspecified, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, Offense drug unspecified, Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd offense (Meth over two grams, drug paraphernalia and persistent felony offender.  Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin arrested 28 year-old Jessica London during the Thursday night drug bust. Officer Martin charged Mrs. London with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Meth), Drug Paraphernalia and Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree.  Officers Murphy and Martin were assisted by Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry.  Both Neal Dennison and Jessica London were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Three DUI arrests in Cave City

Three people were arrested on DUI charges in Cave City Sunday.  Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 51 year old Antonia Mathews and 55 year old Harvey Pedigo, both of Louisville after he observed Matthews parked in the middle of South First Street.  Riley noticed that Matthews was very unsteady on her feet and he could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. Matthews was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. She was charged with: Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol, First Offense. Matthews' passenger, Harvey Pedigo was also arrested and lodged in the Barren County detention Center. His charges include: Possession of Controlled Substances, Third Degree (drug unspecified), Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Possession of Marijuana, Prescription not in Proper Container, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Cave City Police Office Terrill Riley arrested 31 year old, David Jewell of Cave City Sunday night. Riley observed Jewell driving on Mammoth Cave Road dragging a road sign underneath his truck. After a brief investigation, Riley was able to determine that Jewell was under the influence of alcohol. During his arrest, Jewell began to resist the officer. Jewell was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. His charges include: Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/ Drugs, First Offense and Resisting Arrest. Riley was assisted on the scene by Officer Jason Morgan.

 

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Drug arrest in Cave City

Also on Thursday the Cave City Police Department, responded to a call of a disturbance at 170 West Estes Road in Cave City. Contact was made with 25 year old, Spencer Huddleston. Huddleston admitted that he was in possession of narcotics and paraphernalia. It was determined that Huddleston had LSD, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Huddleston was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center charged with, Possession of a Controlled Substance, First Degree; Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Hit and run in Cave City

Cave City police are looking for a man involved in a hit and run. On Thursday August 14th, Officers Alan Shirley and Terrill Riley, with the Cave City Police Department, responded to a call of a hit-and-run accident, involving a 15 year old juvenile of Cave City. The juvenile stated that he was struck while he was walking on Grinstead Mill Road. The vehicle is described as a newer model red or maroon Ford truck with a tinted back glass, shiny rims and a chrome bumper. The driver was a white male in his 50's wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. The juvenile was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The Cave City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating the run vehicle. If anyone has any information they can call the Cave City Police Department at 270-773-2441.

 

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Glasgow Speedway robbed Sunday

Glasgow Police are looking for a man after he pulled a gun on a store clerk and ran off with cash early Sunday morning. Police said they responded to the armed robbery just before 2am Sunday, at Speedway on Grandview Avenue. Police said the suspect pulled a gun and then ran away with cash after robbing the store. They believe suspect is a white male, between 5' 8" and 5' 10" tall and between 230 and 250 pounds. If you have any information call Glasgow Police at 270-651-5151.

 

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Sulphur Well Homecoming this weekend

The Annual Sulphur Well Homecoming will be held this weekend, August 16th and 17th, at Sulphur Well Park. There will be a Homecoming Pageant Saturday at the Mollie Thompson Annex Building at Sulphur Well United Methodist Church with registration at 11:00 a.m.  For more information, contact Kyla at 270-432-7232. The North Metcalfe Volunteer Fire Department will serve a meal on Saturday starting at 5:00 p.m. with matching funds from Modern Woodmen of America and serving a meal Sunday. Enjoy live music by the Cassady Dance Band, bring a lawn chair or quilt.  There will be a Cruise-In of collector and antique cars and trucks with no fees.  A children's pet show and games will begin at 1:30 p.m. and the duck race begins at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the park. Ducks are available for adoption at $5 per duck. You may adopt your ducks at Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce office, Edmonton State Bank and Metcalfe Drugs.  If any are unsold on race day, they will be available.  Chris Allen will be the official race judge. The first place prize is $500 cash, and other prizes will be awarded.

 

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Cave City Proud Community Meeting

The Cave City Proud Community meeting will be held at city hall at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 18th.

 

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Green River Valley Water special meeting

The Green River Valley Water District will hold a special called meeting Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. at the Water District Office at 85 Les Turner Road in Cave City.

 

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Horse Cave man surrenders after pursuit

On Wednesday, Officer Danny Coomer, of the Cave City Police Department attempted to make a traffic stop on a white 2008 Ford Ranger on Sanders Street in Cave City, for reckless driving. The vehicle failed to stop for Officer Coomer and a pursuit ensued. The driver of the Ranger, later identified as 19 year old Hurley Wease Jr of Horse Cave, fled in the vehicle and eventually crashed into a building on Grinstead Mill Road in Cave City. Wease then fled on foot and led law enforcement on an extended foot pursuit through corn fields, tobacco patches and around the area of Gun Town Mountain. Kentucky State Police K-9 units were able to obtain tracks on Wease, but were unable to detain Wease due to the terrain. Law enforcement searched for hours, but were unable to take Wease into custody.

On Thursday, Kentucky State Police received a call from a citizen stating that they had seen Wease in a corn field on South Toohey Ridge Road in Cave City. Law enforcement saturated the area throughout the day, trying to apprehend Wease. Chief Jeff Wright, of Cave City Police Department, received a call around 2:00 p.m. stating that Wease wished to surrender to Cave City Police Department.  Wease was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center without further incident. His charges include:  Leaving the Scene of an Accident; Fleeing or Evading Police, First Degree (motor vehicle); Reckless Driving; Fleeing or Evading Police, First Degree (on foot); No Operators License and Criminal Mischief, First Degree.  Officer Coomer was assisted by Chief Jeff Wright of the Cave City Police Department, the Barren County Sheriff's Office and the Kentucky State Police.

 

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Bowling Green man arrested at Wendy's

On Tuesday Officer Jason Morgan, with the Cave City Police Department, received a call of a suspicious vehicle parked in the parking lot of Wendy's restaurant on Mammoth Cave Street in Cave City. Upon contact with the 2001 silver Volvo, the driver, 22 year old Josh Carter of Bowling Green, stated that he was asleep in the vehicle. Through investigation, it was determined that Carter was under the influence of multiple prescription medications. Carter was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center on the following charges: Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs, First Offense; and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Second Degree.

 

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Marijuana sentencing in Mammoth Cave Park case

A Bowling Green, Kentucky, man was sentenced this week in United States District Court by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 10 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for conspiracy to manufacture marijuana inside Mammoth Cave National Park and inside a residence located in Warren County.  Robert Williams, age 28, pleaded guilty to a four-count federal indictment in April 2014.  According to the plea agreement, search warrants obtained by Kentucky State Police for Williams’ and Pitcock’s apartment in Warren County revealed an extensive marijuana growing operation, processed marijuana for distribution, mushrooms containing psilocin and psilocybin being grown and packaged for distribution, and several stun guns.  Williams was charged by federal grand jury indictment on February 15, 2012, and was arrested by U.S. Marshals on November 4, 2013, in Florida.  Pitcock pleaded guilty to the charges on August 21, 2012 and was sentenced by Chief Judge McKinley to 12 months and one day in prison followed by a two year period of supervised release.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Judd, and it was investigated by the National Park Service Rangers and the Kentucky State Police.

 

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kentucky State Fair underway in Louisville

Kentucky's annual showcase of its people's work, hobbies and talents begins today when the gates open for the 2014 Kentucky State Fair.  Animals from bunnies to lambs to cows and pigs will be on display, concerts will be held throughout the fair's 11-day run, and cakes, pies, baskets and embroidery will be judged and spread out for the public to see. The World's Championship Horse Show is also held during the fair. Fair officials say attendees and exhibitors contribute more than $16.8 million annually in economic impact.  The opening day ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m. with the 113th Army Band from Fort Knox parading to the fairgrounds.

 

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Green River continues to rise

Green River continues to rise, now making it possible to safely ferry vehicles hauling trailers at Mammoth Cave National Park. For current ferry information, phone 270-758-2166.

 

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

CSX Railroad Crossing closed

CSX Railroad Crossing on the Raider Hollow Road in Munfordville will be closed today and Friday for reconstruction of the Railroad Crossing.

 

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hart County Raider Football scrimmage

Kick off the highschool football season with your Hart County Raider football team this Friday, August 15th, at 4:00 p.m. at the Hart county Football field. A scrimmage game will start at 6:00 p.m. There will be food, music and Hart County apparel.

 

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Edmonton man injured in Glasgow collision

Trooper Logan Richardson is investigating an injury collision that occurred Tuesday afternoon 4 miles west of Edmonton on Glasgow Road. 22 year-old Anthony Graham, of Edmonton, was traveling east on Glasgow Road in a 2014 Chevrolet Express van when his vehicle was struck by a hook from a wrecker that was loading a vehicle in a private drive. Graham was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of his injuries.  The operator of the wrecker, 55 year-old Steve Simpson, of Glasgow, was not injured in the crash. Seatbelts were in use at the time of the crash.

 

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fatal collision in Russell County

A fatal collision occurred Tuesday in Russell County on Ky 910, 10 miles south of Liberty. 31 year-old Joshua Hadley, of Liberty, was operating a 2006 Chevy 2-dr, traveling south on KY 910. Hadley failed to negotiate a curve, drove off of the roadway and struck a tree.  Hadley was transported to UK Medical Center where he remains in critical condition. A passenger, 49 year-old Deborah Padgett, of Russell Springs, was transported to Somerset Hospital and then transferred to UK Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. 26 year-old Misty Padgett, of Russell Springs, was transported to Casey County Hospital and the transferred to UK Medical Center. During transport, Misty Padgett coded and was taken to Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville where she was pronounced dead.  All occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision. Misty Padgett is the daughter of Deborah Padgett.  Tpr. Likens was assisted by the Dunnville and Evona Fire Departments and Casey County Sheriff's Department.

 

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Phone Scam in Hart County

Hart County Attorney Mike Nichols is warning area residents of another phone scam. Several people have called the Hart county Attorney's Office reporting phone calls form a "Microsoft employee" who said he had identified that their computer had a virus. The scammer directed the consumer to go to their computer and gave directions to 'get rid of the virus.' Thankfully the consumer realized that the directions given would give the scammer remote access to their computer. The consumer did not allow the scammer to proceed further. According to Microsoft, one these scammers have access to the computer they can install malicious software, steal personal information, take control of the computer remotely or direct consumers to fraudulent websites where they are asked to enter their credit card information. Microsoft's Online Safety and Security Center states that neither Microsoft nor its partners make unsolicited phone calls. Consumers should follow these tips to protect themselves from scammers attempting to access their computer: go through your service provider directly; install virus detection; don't trust cold calls. never give out personal information, over the phone, to someone you don't know. If the caller claims there is a security threat to your computer, hang up and call your computer company directly.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Candidates file for November election

The following non-partisan candidates have filed at the Hart County Clerks Office as of 12 noon today.

Horse Cave City Council - 1. Ellis T. Pitchford  2. Maronda Gibson  3. Jackie Buckingham  4. Perry "Wool" Martin  5. Ray Wilcoxson.  6. Vicky Rogers  7. Amanda Button Bishop  8.  Allen Harper   9. David Lindsey.

Munfordville Mayor -  1. John Freeman III   2. Gerald "Jerry" Dobson

Munfordville City Council -  1. Joann Pedigo  2. Macy R. McDowell  3. Brian Key  4. Daryl Miles  5. Jennifer F. Jones  6. Dona Ebert  7. Judy Toerner   8. Betty Sue Gossett.

Bonnieville Mayor -  1. Denis Edwards  2. Marie Whitlow

Bonnieville City Council -  1. Fran Bowsher  2. Sherman Bowman  3. Mozella Hornback  4. Frieda K. Watkins  5. Colby Smith  6. Suellyn White  7. Shirley Dye

Caverna School Board -  1. Khris Medcalfe  2. Marla Wilson  3. Marcia C. Witherspoon  4. Samuel Dick  5. Fred Paul

District # 1 School Board -  1. Bill Belt

District # 4 School Board -  1. Wesley Hodges  2. La Donna Rothman

District # 5 School Board -  1. Robin Kelly Smith

Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisors -  1. Diane Choate  2. Tom Croghan  3. Roger "Dodgie" Meador II.

Those who file after 12:00 noon will be listed on Wednesday morning. The deadline to file is 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.

 

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Brothers arrested in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Officer Derrick Murphy arrested two angry brothers in Horse Cave around 7:00 p.m. Sunday night. Officer Murphy received another fight call at the Brown house at 301 Smith Street. Up arrival, Officer Murphy broke up a heated argument between 57 year-old David Brown and 56 year-old Arthur Brown.  Arthur Brown attempted to punch his brother David's girlfriend as police placed David in the police cruiser. Officer Murphy quickly apprenheded Arthur, charging him with Alcohol Intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct 2nd degree and attempted assault 4th degree. David Brown was arrested on a Hart County warrant for failure to pay fines on shoplifting charges. The brothers were lodged in the Hart County Jail, David bonded out. Arthur Brown is awaiting bond and faces a parole violation hearing.

 

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Meade County father charged with murder

Police have charged a central Kentucky man with murder in the death of his infant son. Muldraugh Police say 23 year-old Eric Braddam was arrested Friday in the death of the 7 week-old child. Police responded on Thursday to a report of an unresponsive infant, who was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital where he died.  The child's body was sent to the medical examiner's office in Louisville, which told police that the boy died from "traumatic brain injury consistent with that of the child being shaken," according to a statement. Braddam is being  held at the Meade County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Truck driver found dead at Donnelly's

A truck driver has been found dead in his truck at a local factory in Glasgow.  Police and detectives were called to R R Donnelly Sunday morning in reference to a truck driver that had been found slumped over the wheel of his truck. The driver, identified as 51 year-old William Doyal Whittaker, of Wellington, was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Tim Gibson. Mr. Doyal's body was taken to Louisville for an autopsy. The preliminary report indicates his death was the result of medical issues.

 

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Alcohol a possible factor in fatality

KSP say alcohol may have been a factor in fatal collision in Cumberland County.  Tpr. Logan Richardson is investigating the collision that occurred Monday at approximately 3:00 a.m., 7 miles west of Burkesville on KY 90.  30 year-old April M. Thompson, of Burkesville, was traveling east on KY 90, operating a 2006 Chevy van when she crossed the center line and collided with a westbound 2007 Freightliner semi truck operated by 50 year-old Robert Nissley, of Monticello.  Nissley attempted to avoid the collision and ran off the roadway into a ditch line following the initial impact. Nissley and a passenger, 15 year-old Caleb Nissley, were both wearing seatbelts and were treated and released at the Cumberland County Hospital. Another passenger, 13 year-old Jared Nissley was unrestrained in the sleeper birth and sustained a broken leg. He was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Cumberland County Coroner. Alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor. 

 

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Several meetings and forums this week

The Horse Cave City Council will meet in regular session tonight at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.  Old business includes: Resolution to borrow $25,000 from Citizens First Bank for brush truck to by repaid by Fire Department.  New business includes: 2014 Tax Rates.  The Salvation Army  Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, August 12th, at noon at the Courthouse in Munfordville.  The Cave City Chamber of Commerce will hold it's monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12th, at Sahara Steak House in Cave City.  The next scheduled meeting for the Hart County Democratic Executive Committee will be held on Wednesday, August 13th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pizza Hut in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Health benefit exchange info at State Fair

A dairy processing plant planned for southeastern Kentucky intends to develop a low-calorie, lactose-free skim milk produced from Kentucky cows.  Kentucky Dairy Product Innovations will open its plant in Laurel County where it has a lease-purchase agreement to acquire a 12,000 square-foot plant.

 

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Taylor County couple die after crash

A collision in Columbia has left two Taylor County residents dead.  The Adair County Community Voice reports that two cars carrying multiple passengers collided at the intersection of Kentucky 55 and the By-Pass on Friday after one car didn't stop.  The car that ran the intersection was driven by 73 year-old Martha Boggs.  She and 64 year-old John Boggs were taken to the hospital where they later died. The other car's five passengers are listed in stable condition. Funeral joint services will be held this afternoon at the Faith Baptist Church in Campbellsville.

 

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Search for inmate from Marion County

Kentucky State Police are searching for an inmate who walked away from a work detail in Springfield.  Trooper Billy Gregory says 28 year-old Darrell W. Arrwood left the Springfield Recycling Center at approximately 2:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.  Arrwood is a 5'9", 140 lb, white male with green eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a brown shirt with brown pants.  Arrwood may be traveling with a woman in a midsize 4 door, black car. If anyone has any information regarding this investigation, please contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.

 

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Bowling Green woman charged with murder

A southern Kentucky woman has been charged with murder after a crash that killed a recent high school graduate riding a motorcycle.  The Daily News reported that a grand jury also charged 28 year-old Kathy Keller, of Bowling Green, with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence.  Police say Keller struck 18 year-old Alexander Harkins on June 25th, as Harkins, a recent graduate of Greenwood High School, attempted to make a left turn. Harkins was pronounced dead from a lacerated aorta at the Medical Center. Keller is in Warren County Regional Jail in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond. 

 

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Assault charges against Adair County teen

An Adair County teen has been arrested and charged with Assault 3rd degree -- Police Officer, Robbery 2nd Degree, Fleeing/Evading Police on Foot, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Burglary Tools and Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree. Tpr. Daniel Stephens was assisting the Adair County Sheriff's Department with a Robbery investigation when he saw a male juvenile, walking on Liberty Road, which fit the description of the robbery suspect. A foot pursuit ensued and the suspect resisted arrest when he was apprehended. Tpr. Stephens sustained minor injuries and was checked by EMS but not transported for additional treatment. The juvenile was lodged in the Adair County Juvenile Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BARRY LOCKE PASTOR OF HOPEWELL CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED:  APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING, PAYING OF BILLS, BUDGET TRANSFER, ROAD REPORT, AND JAIL REPORT GIVEN BY JAILER KEITH RIORDAN STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 149 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL.  OTHER BUSINESS INCLUDED:  APPROVING EXCHANGE INFORMATI0N WITH DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, EMERGENCY REQUEST FROM 911 TO PURCHASE LAW ENFORCEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE AT STATE CONTRACT PRICE OF $74,101 AND WORK ON THE LINWOOD TOWER FOR $12,400. THE SHERIFFS 2013 TAX SETTLEMENT WAS APPROVED, RESIGNATION OF MATT ROBERTS FROM PLANNING COMMISSION AND APPROVING DAVID PAIGE TO THAT POSITION UNTIL 2018.

THE COURT APPROVED SPEED LIMITS OF 25 MPH FOR JOHN HORNBACK ROAD AND 15 MPH FOR GOSSIP HILL ROAD.  THE FIRST READING FOR TAX RATES WAS HEARD—REAL PROPERTY 10.6, WATER CRAFT 12.10, AND MOTOR VEHICLES 12.10. ALL RATES ARE THE SAME AS LAST YEAR. THE COURT UPDATED THE POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL. THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, AUGUST 21st, AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Melon Day at Hart County Farmer's Market

Join the fun at the Hart County Farmer's Market on Friday, August 8th, as vendors celebrate the deliciousness of melons. Enter your melon for a chance at some great prizes.  The event includes 2 categories: Most Elegant Carving and Funniest Carving (either watermelon, cantaloupe, or honeydew).  Bring your entry to the market by 9:00 a.m. this Friday. Winners will be announced at 12 noon.  The market will open at 7:30 a.m., with special activities starting at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Child pornography charges against Glasgow man

A Glasgow man has been arrested on Child Pornography charges. Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to 118 Oliva Drive Apt. B in the city limits of Glasgow, regarding a child pornography complaint.  The investigation of the complaint led to the arrest of 43 year-old Tyrone Gray. Mr. Gray was charged with Possession/Viewing Matter Portraying Sexual Performance by a Minor.  Gray was lodged in the Barren County Jail. The investigation is ongoing and is being led by Detective Erik Salman.

 

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Firefighter fatally injured on I-65

A mother and her son, both firefighters, were responding to a vehicle blaze when a semi-trailer slammed into a fire truck, killing the son and injuring the other.  Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory said Jonathan French died and his mother, Lisa French, was taken to a hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.  The crash occurred in central Kentucky along I-65 about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, about a mile north of Glendale.  The mother and son were getting equipment off the fire truck when it was hit.  Firefighting runs in the French family. Lisa French is the sister of the chief of the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department. Police say firefighters had been called to a vehicle fire on the interstate's shoulder. No charges have been filed. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

 

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Campaign stops in Kentucky

Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell are competing for votes in eastern Kentucky's coal country and bringing in reinforcements. Grimes will campaign in Hazard with former President Bill Clinton while McConnell will tour with Hal Rogers, the Republican congressman who has represented eastern Kentucky for more than three decades.

 

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Same-sex marriage ban challenged today

Challenges to same-sex marriage bans in four states, including Kentucky, will be argued today in Cincinnati. A federal appeals court will hear the arguments, marking the biggest day yet in a slew of upcoming cases going before federal appeals judges covering nearly half the United States.

 

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I-65 fatal crash at Glendale

Authorities say a fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer and a fire truck has closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 65f in central Kentucky.  The Kentucky Transportation Department says the crash occurred about 4:00 a.m. Wednesday and the southbound lanes of the interstate would be closed at mile marker 91 in Hardin County until midmorning.  Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory says one person was killed and one person suffered serious injuries in the crash. Gregory said the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department was fighting a car blaze at mile marker 87 when the accident occurred. He declined to say whether the victims were firefighters. Authorities say motorists are being detoured to U. S. 31 W.

 

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court will meet in session on Thursday, August 7th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse. Items on the agenda include: Approve Emergency request of 911 Board to purchase Law Enforcement Infrastruction at State Contract Price, approve Sheriffs 2013 Tax Settlement, approve contract for Animal Shelter services, approve resignation of Matt Roberts and approve David Paige for Planning Commission term ending December 2018, approve 2nd reading of speed limit ordinances for John Hornback Road and Gossip Hill Road, approve 2014-15 tax rates Real Property Compensating Rate 10.6, water craft 12.10, motor vehicles 12.10.  The next meeting will be Thursday, August 21st.

 

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Gay marriage ban appeal hearing Wednesday

The city where same-sex marriage will be argued this week before federal appeals judges has been the scene before of heated debate over gay rights. The 6th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear challenges tomorrow in downtown Cincinnati about the constitutionality of marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

 

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Munfordville City Council meeting

The Munfordville City Council met Monday night.  The council heard committee reports, discussed and held first reading on Ordinance 005-14 concerning road blocks that are held in the city, voted to change street name of Louisville Bedding Blvd to Hollander Drive and heard police department report.

 

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sheriff's Office Take Back Program

Hart County Sheriff's Office Take Back program disposed of 356 pounds of prescription medication Thursday. The Hart County Sheriff's Office was approved for the Take Back program by the DEA for collection and disposal of prescription medications. This program was initiated to prevent the abuse of prescription medication and provide a safe place for disposal. Prescription medication can be deposited at the Sheriff's Office Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information on the Hart County Sheriff's Office Take-Back Program, call 270-524-2341.

 

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Indiana fugitive arrested in Hart County

A fugitive wanted for auto theft in Indiana has been arrested in Hart County.  The Hart County Sheriff's Office received information of a fugitive from Indiana on Wednesday.  Hart County Deputy Joey Cox located and arrested 47 year-old Denise J. Flatt, at her residence at 3705 Powder Mill Road, Summersville, for auto theft from Newton County, Indiana. Flatt was also charged with receiving stolen property auto over $300 and fugitive from another state. A 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser was recovered that was entered in NCIC as a stolen vehicle out of Indiana. Flatt was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bond for local charges and awaiting extradition to Indiana.

 

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Police release identity of murder victim

The identity of a man found dead inside a vehicle in Hardin County has been released. Kentucky State Police say the victim was 47 year-old Saul Alvarado Flores, of Munfordville. Police said last month two people were charged in the case after the body was found July 19th.  24 year-old Octavio Fernandez Correa, of Munfordville, was charged with murder, kidnapping, and Theft by Unlawful Taking (auto). Mr. Correa's girlfriend, 31 year-old Tiffany Nicole Hodges, of Munfordville, was charged with Complicity to Murder, Kidnapping and Theft by Unlawful Taking (auto). Both suspects were lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. 

 

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Free breakfast and lunch for Caverna students

Caverna students will be receiving free breakfast and lunch meals this next school year.  Through a USDA food service provision call the Community Eligibility Option, there will be free meals for every child. There is no household income requirements for this provision.

 

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Self-inflicted stabbing death in Casey County

KSP is investigating the death of a Casey County man who accidentally stabbed himself. Post 15 received a call Saturday from Casey County dispatch in reference to a deceased male that was found in the yard of his residence on KY 501 south. The investigation revealed that 40-year-old Barry R. Wilson, of Liberty had been walking down an embankment, carrying a potted marijuana plant and a knife, when he attempted to cross a fence and tripped, falling on the knife and stabbing himself in the upper left chest. Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Casey County Coroner. An autopsy will be performed and no foul play is expected. The case remains under investigation.

 

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Greyhound bus collision on I-65

Saturday night KSP Post 3 received a report of an injury collision, involving a Greyhound bus and an SUV, which had occurred in the northbound lanes of I-65, near the 55 mile post.  Preliminary investigation indicates that Cynthia K. Blackwell (51) of Upton, was operating a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer, northbound in the right lane, when a Greyhound bus, operated by Phillip L. Coleman (63) of Nashville, TN, failed to see Blackwell's vehicle and merged into the right lane. Blackwell's vehicle was struck by the bus and traveled off the roadway and came to rest in a tree line.

Blackwell was transported to the Caverna Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Coleman and the 39 passengers aboard the Greyhound bus were not injured. Trooper Wesley Medley is investigating this collision. He was assisted on scene by Trooper Jeremy Smith, Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts, Horse Cave Fire Dept., and Hart County EMS.

 

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Foot chase in Cave City leads to arrest

A Cave City man was taken into custody Friday afternoon after a foot chase with police. Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested Mathew R. Wright, 29, of Horse Cave, on Friday evening. Riley observed Wright driving on South Dixie HWY and had known that Wright's license was suspended. Riley turned around to make a traffic stop on Wright when he pulled into Minit Mart. Wright then bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, Riley was able to take Wright into custody behind the Minit Mart. Wright was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator license, fleeing or evading police 2nd degree, no registration plate, and no registration receipt. Wright was lodged in the Barren County Correction Facility.

 

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Allen County man arrested on drug charges

KSP arrested an Allen County man over the weekend on felony drug charges. On Saturday Kentucky State Police Post 3 Trooper Brian Gann initiated a traffic stop on Ky 482 in Allen County.  During the stop the operator's passenger Eddie White (25) of a Bowling a Green was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st (methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Tampering With Physical Evidence. Mr. White was lodged in the Allen County Jail. The investigation is still on going and is being led by Trooper Brian Gann.

 

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Heroin overdose deaths rise in Kentucky

A state report shows more people continue to die from heroin overdoses in Kentucky. The Office of Drug Control Policy says 230 people died from heroin overdoses in 2013, a 60% increase from 2012.  In 2011, 22 people in Kentucky died from heroin overdoses.

 

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Butler County man charged with murder

Police say a Butler County man was arrested Thursday and charged with the murder of his infant son. 27 year-old Jonathan Waters, of Roundhill, was served with a Warren County Circuit Court indictment surrounding the death of his baby son in October 2013. He was arrested and is being held on a $250,000 bond in the Warren County Regional Jail. Waters is charged with Murder and Criminal Abuse Second Degree.

 

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Munfordville City Council Meeting

The Munfordville City Council will meet in regular session Monday, August 4th, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.

 

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Liberty collision claims life

KSP is investigating a collision that occurred Wednesday in Casey County, 8 miles north of Liberty on KY 906. The collision occurred when a northbound 2006 Dodge, operated by 21-year-old Amanda Griffin, of Hustonville crossed the centerline and struck a 1995 Western Star log truck operated by 35-year-old Brian Martin of Liberty. Griffin was not belted and was pronounced dead at the scene. Martin was belted and sustained no injuries.

 

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Three sought in Larue County

Police are looking for three people in connection with last week's drug round-up in LaRue County. The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force is looking for Brandon Weathers, Shanna Shanks, and Rickey Martin. All three are from Hodgenville. They're wanted for various charges, including engaging in organized crime and trafficking a controlled substance. Officials ask anyone with information to their whereabouts to call the task force at (270) 769-0694.

 

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Marijuana arrests in Green County

A Green County man & woman have been charged with marijuana Offenses. 61-year-old Daniel Warren and 45-year-old Michelle Warren were cited on Tuesday on Old Salem Church Road in Greensburg for Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. KSP received an anonymous tip that led to the investigation into a marijuana indoor grow at the residence. Troopers recovered 16 pounds of marijuana and firearms at the residence.

 

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Grants acquired for Cave City Police

The Cave City Police Department has partnered with the United State Department of Agriculture for the purchase of two new fully equipped 2015 Ford Police Interceptors. The vehicles will be in use around September or October.

Chief Jeff Wright has also acquired a grant in the amount of $3,300 from Kentucky Homeland Security Law Enforcement Protection Plan to purchase six new bullet proof vests for all Cave City officers. This is the second grant from Homeland Security that Chief Wright has obtained. The first grant was received last year for the purchase of new weapons and ammunition for the department.

Chief Wright has again been named a recipient of the Kentucky Department of Transportation, Highway Safety Division grant award. Cave City has been a recipient for the last two years. This year, they were awarded $11,060 for traffic enforcement for the City of Cave City. Cave City Police Department is proud to partner with Kentucky Highway Safety Division for a goal of zero highway deaths. This money is used to reimburse the seven sworn officers for overtime that is worked strictly for highway safety related duties.

 

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Murder in Edmonson County

An Edmonson County woman has been charged with murder.  On Wednesday Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to the 1700th block of KY 70 in Edmonson County, regarding an alleged shooting.  Preliminary investigation shows that Angela Reshonsky (54) of Brownsville, shot and killed Charles Bingham(49)of Brownsville, at her residence. Mr. Bingham was pronounced dead at the scene by the Edmonson County Coroner's Office. Ms. Reshonsky was charged with Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence. She was lodged in the Hart County Jail. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Caverna High School SBDM Meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Advisory Council SBDM meeting on Monday, August 4th, in the high school library at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gas prices continue to fall

West Central Kentucky gas prices fell nearly nine cents to $3.35 a gallon, according to AAA East Central. The national average price for unleaded gasoline has dropped every day in July and has fallen on 32 consecutive days.  The average price during the week of July 22nd was $3.43 and the average price during the week of July 30th is $3.48 for a gallon of unleaded gasoline.  Unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas are:  Bowling Green at $3.38, Elizabethtown is $3.15 and in Louisville $3.53.

 

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Single vehicle fatality in Edmonson County

A Mississippi woman was fatally injured Tuesday in single vehicle accident on I65 in Edmonson County.  According to KSP, June M. Moran (74) of Hernando, MS was traveling north on I65 when she lost control of her 1938 Lincoln. Ms. Moran left the right hand shoulder of the roadway and struck the overpass concrete pillar. Ms. Moran was pronounced dead on scene by the Barren County Deputy Coroner Tim Gibson. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Crystal Meth Bust in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Officer James Roberts arrested a Georgia couple around 3 a.m. Monday. Officer Roberts stopped the couple on Harper Drive in the limits of Horse Cave for careless driving. During the traffic stop the couple was acting very suspicious and appeared to be under the influence of drugs/alcohol.  43 year-old Kennith Clark, of Bogart, GA,  refused to give the officer consent to search the vehicle. Officer Roberts then requested K-9 Charlie. Chief Henry arrived within minutes with K-9 Charlie, Clark insisted convincingly that there were no drugs in the vehicle. K-9 Charlie indicated on the drivers side door and on multiple spots inside the vehicle. Trooper Chambers and Officer Roberts quickly located a clear plastic baggie with approximately 5.85 ounces of crystal methamphetamine in a small cooler inside the vehicle with a street value of $40,000.  Officer Roberts charged Clark with Reckless Driving, Operating a Motor vehicle under the influence of Alcohol/Drugs, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Trafficking in a controlled Substance over 2 grams of Methamphetamine.  Also charged was 44 year-old Tracie Underwood, of Jefferson, GA, with giving officer a false name or address, trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree over 2 grams of Methamphetamine, Careless Driving and Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. 

 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Cave City Proud Community Meeting

The Cave City Proud Community will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 31st, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall in Cave City.

 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

2 meetings for U.S. 68 improvements

Two public meetings have been set to discuss improvements to U. S. 68 in Green and Metcalfe Counties.  Tuesday, July 29th, in Green County from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Greensburg Baptist Church-Christian Life Center. Thursday, July 31st, in Metcalfe County at the Sulphur Well Community Center from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Brief presentations will begin approximately 5:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. with a come and go format for both meetings.

 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Unclaimed property mail scam

Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach says some people may be receiving mail or other contacts regarding unclaimed property that aren't coming from his office. Hollenbach says most of the mailings are postcards with a Denver postmark.  His office was notified of the mailings recently by the National Unclaimed Property Association. Hollenbach's office says the cards are unusually green, blue, yellow or orange. Hollenbach says the postcards aren't related to the state treasury or his office's unclaimed property program called Treasure Finders and advises not giving out any information or responding.  For questions or issues involving anyone claiming to be with the treasurer's office or unclaimed property, contact NAUPA at (859) 244-8150 or the treasurer's office at (800) 465-4722.

 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Child taken from Wal-Mart by father

Glasgow Police were called to Wal-mart Saturday afternoon in reference to a possible kidnapping. Upon arrival, officers learned the minor child, a 7 month old male, had been taken by his biological father, 20 year-old Dillon Cook, who had met the mother and child at the store for an agreed upon visitation. Information gathered at the scene and prior knowledge of Mr. Cook gave Officers Fletcher and Shields places to begin their search for the child which ultimately led them to Bon Ayr where the child was located. Chief Guy Turcotte took the child back to Walmart where he was reunited with his mother. Cook was not at the residence where the child was found at the time of officer's arrival, but turned himself in at the Police Department at 9:45 p.m.  Barren/Metcalfe EMS transported the child to T. J. Samson Community Hospital where he was examined as a precautionary measure and released.  Dillon Cook is charged with 3 counts of Wanton Endangerment and 1 count of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. He was lodged in the Barren County Correctional Center on a $1,500 bond which was made on Sunday. A court date has been set for 8:30 August 4th.

 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Death investigation in Mercer County

Authorities are investigating the death of a 48 year-old Mercer County veteran whose body was discovered in his home not long after he was dropped off by a taxi. James Price had health issues, but investigators are suspicious about his death.  Deputies say he was alive when he left a local hospital on Friday, but he was found dead not long after he was dropped off at home by a taxi.  A neighbor told authoriites that Price seemed to fall out of the taxi.  He said the cab driver dragged him into the house then left.  A deputy stopped by to check on Price and discovered he was dead. Officials say the taxi driver is cooperating in the investigation. He said Price was still alive when he dropped him off.

 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Metcalfe County Burglary Investigation

The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police responded to the complaint at Breeding Road on a Burglary Theft. Metcalfe County Deputy Josh Neal responded to the residence , and after speaking with the victims, found they had property missing. The victim had went to the neighbors to inquire if anyone had been seen at the residence. When the victim walked up to the neighbor's residence she saw one of the missing items on the back deck of the house.  Based on the victim's statement Deputy Neal obtained a Search Warrant.  While serving the Search Warrant, Kentucky State Police and Metcalfe County Sheriff's Department found several of the reported stolen items at the property. During the sear, drugs, methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were discovered along with scales and baggies.  Chesaney Dile and Jason Smith of Edmonton were arrested at the scene and lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Smiths Grove man arrested for DUI

Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin arrested a 51 year-old Smiths Grove man around 6:00 p.m. Sunday night. Officer Martin charged Timothy Crumpton with Criminal Mischief 3rd degree, receiving stolen property over $300, Persistent Felony Offender 2nd degree and Operating a Motor Vehicle  under the Influence of Alcohol 1st Offense. Crumpton was lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Officer accidentally fires gun

Glasgow Police are releasing little information about an officer accidentally firing a gun. Police say they are investigating an incident where an unnamed officer discharged a weapon on July 14. While they haven't given any details about the accident, police say no one was hurt when the gun went off. Police plan to release more information when the investigation is complete. In a similar situation earlier this year, Glasgow Police Officer Darrell Smith shot himself in the hand while looking at a gun at Barren Outdoors. No one else was hurt in that accident.

 

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Drug arrests in Hodgenville

The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force arrested 21 individuals Thursday. The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force was assisted by officers from Larue County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police. Additional arrests are expected.

 

12 subjects were arrested from indictments issued from the Larue County Grand Jury after a several month narcotics investigation which began in December 2013. The subjects are involved in a Drug Trafficking Organization involved in Trafficking Cocaine in Larue and Hardin Counties. All subjects have been lodged in the Larue County Detention Center.

 

Artie Price, 29 years of age from Hodgenville

Betty J Cox 51 years of age from Hodgenville

Vera Weathers 56 years of age from Hodgenville

Joey Sallee 31 years of age from Hodgenville

Craig S Phillips 40 years of age from Hodgenville

Cherry Sheppard 56 years of age from Hodgenville

Jason A Lee 42 years of age from Louisville

Jamarquis V Handley 31 years of age from Hodgenville

Horace Barbour 67 years of age from Hodgenville

Derek Shelton W/M 32 years of age from Hodgenville

Jamie Handley 39 years of age from Hodgenville (arrested in Nashville TN)

Tyrone M Lee 33 years of age from Hodgenville (arrested in Nashville TN)

Seven additional subjects have also been arrested and lodged in the Larue County Detention Center following Grand Jury indictments and District Court warrants were issued from other ongoing drug trafficking investigations in Larue County.

Michael Whitaker 54 years of age, from Hodgenville

William W Preston 50 years of age, from Hodgenville

Cory Stark 24 years of age, from Hodgenville

Tussie K Harper 23 years of age, from Hodgenville

Brandon N Hornback 30 years of age from Hodgenville

Loretta J Hornback 26 years of age from Hodgenville

Robert B Howard 26 years of age from Hodgenville

Victor Cox 48 years of age from Hodgenville

Meghan R Slayton 37 years of age from Hodgenville

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bottle bombs at Lexington School

A bottle bomb exploded at a Lexington school, chasing band members inside and bringing police to the scene.  Fayette County Public Schools canceled all student activities at Lafayette High School after the detonation Wednesday. District spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall told the Lexington Herald-Leader two other bombs were also found on campus and deactivated. Deffendall says a search turned up no bombs at other schools and no one was injured by the explosion. The bombs were made out of soda bottles and the explosion happened at about 8:30 a.m. as the school's marching band color guard practiced on a parking lot behind the school.  Superintendent Tom Shelton says there was no warning phone call or social media message received by the school.

 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

100 new jobs coming to Mount Sterling

A company plans to open a data processing center in Mount Sterling and create 100 new jobs in the eastern Kentucky town. Gov. Steve Beshear said yesterday that Data Dimensions Corp. plans to invest $3.2 million in the project in Montgomery County.

 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Soldiers being deployed to Afghanistan

Soldiers from two 101st Airborne Division brigades from Fort Campbell and from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will deploy to Afghanistan, involving about 3,600 soldiers.  The Defense Department says the deployment involved about 1,000 soldiers from the 1st Brigade and about 900 from the 3rd Brigade from Fort Campbell and about 1,725 form the 82nd Airborne Division. 

 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Judge rules enough evidence for murder

A preliminary hearing was held Tuesday in the Barren County District Courtroom in the case of the Commonwealth of Kentucky vs. John William Amis.  The Commonwealth Attorney John Gardner addressed the Court first and questioned the state’s sole witness, Detective Eric Cowan.

Cowan testified that on June 16th of this year Amis called 911 Dispatch advising he was on his way to T. J. Samson Hospital with his wife who had potentially overdosed.  On the 17th, one day after Lobombard was pronounced dead, an autopsy was conducted and the cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma. The medical examiners report also listed injuries as ‘acute’, and stated they could have been obtained anywhere from 24-48 hours prior to being dropped off at T. J.  Cowan was cross-examined by Amis’s attorney Greg Berry. After hearing both sides Judge John Alexander ruled that there was enough evidence to present the MURDER charge before the Grand Jury, but there was insufficient evidence to proceed with a charge of TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE. Judge Alexander did add that additional testimony could be presented before the grand jury to result in an additional charge.  Judge Alexander also denied the request to lower the bond amount. Bond for Amis is currently set at $1million cash. A decision from the Grand Jury is expected in the next few weeks.

 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wethington accepts CEO position

T. J. Samson Community Hospital’s Board of Directors announced Bud Wethington has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer. Wethington will replace Bill Kindred, who retired from the hospital’s top position in December.  Wethington, a native of Owensboro, is the current CEO at Tomball Regional Medical Center in Tomball, Texas. He has 30 years of experience in the field of health care. Prior to his tenure in Tomball, he was President and CEO of Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, Florida. Wethington has also worked for Hospital Corporation of America.  Wethington will begin his role as CEO of T. J. Samson Community Hospital on August 18.

 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Four plead guilty to defraud charges

Four Kentucky residents have pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud Lowe's Companies, Inc. by getting store credit accounts, bouncing checks to the accounts and buying merchandise from the stores using the fraudulent accounts. U. S. District Judge Todd J. Campbell, of Nashville, accepted the pleas on Monday from 38 year-old Joe Fuqua, 39 year-old Michael Gregory, 49 year-old Charles Ragar, all of Franklin and 40 year-old Robert Trammel, of Bowling Green. Prosecutors say the men sold some of the merchandise to a co-conspirator in exchange for a percentage of the actual retail value of the merchandise, with fraudulent purchases exceeding $191,000 at 14 Lowe's stores across Tennessee and Kentucky.  Four other men from Kentucky and Tennessee are awaiting trial on related charges.

 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

KY 88 widening west of Munfordville

Scotty's Contracting has the only bid on a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet safety improvement project to straighten and widen a portion of KY 88 west of Munfordville. The bid is worth 3.25 million dollars for the project which extends from County Barn Road just west of I-65 to Logsdon Valley Road. Although Scotty's had the only bid, it was almost 900-thousand under the project's estimated construction cost of 4.14 million.  Right of way has already been purchased along the stretch of KY 88.  Once the bid is accepted, the cabinet will have to approve the work schedule, which is yet to be determined.

 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pursuit leads to arrest of Russell County man

A Casey County pursuit leads to the arrest of a Russell County man.  33 year-old Brandon C. Roy has been arrested on multiple charges following a pursuit Tuesday in Casey County.  Troopers from Post 15 assisted Casey County Deputies in the pursuit that came to an end following a Stinger deployment by Tpr. John Boyd.  Two of Roy's tires were deflated on the 1992 Dodge Spirit allowing unit to surround the vehicle and bring it to a stop. During the pursuit, Roy collided with 1 State Police Cruiser and 3 Casey County Sheriff's Department Cruisers.  No one was injured as the result of the collisions.  Roy was arrested at the scene and charged with 2 counts of Wanton Endangerment, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree and Resisting Arrest. Additional charges from the Casey County Sheriff's Department are pending.  Roy was lodged in the Casey County Jail. Investigators believe that Roy fled due to outstanding warrants and a suspended license. Tpr. Kevin Roberts, Tpr. Justin Phillips and Arson Investigator Alex Wesley were also involved in the pursuit along with multiple units from the Casey County Sheriff's Department.

 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Liquor sales in Cave City

Cave City has voted to go wet. Only residents living within the city limits of Cave City were eligible to vote on the local option which would allow package liquor sales inside the city limits. Cave City South precinct totals were: 81 year  45 no.  Cave City North results  148 year   86 no.  The absentee votes were:  1 yes and 1 no.  Totals:  230 yes    132 no.  According to state law, the change in the law will take place in 60 days from the election.

 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Caverna Readifast Thursday morning

Caverna Readifest will be held Thursday morning, July 24th, from 9:00 a.m. To 12:00 noon at the Cave City Convention Center.  There will be door prizes, free school supplies and lots of information. Open enrollment will also be underway. For more information, call 270-773-4149

 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education will meet tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the central office. Several items are listed on the agenda for approval for the upcoming school year.

 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Murder investigation underway in Glendale

Kentucky State Police Post 04 investigators are working a murder case that they were alerted to on Saturday.  KSP was notified of a possible deceased person located in a vehicle parked at the abandoned Glendale Children’s Home. Upon KSP arrival a deceased male was found in a vehicle and a death investigation was started. Once the victim was removed from the vehicle by the Hardin Co. Coroner it appeared that the victim had suffered a single gunshot wound to the head.  With the assistance of KSP Post 03 Units, Two suspects were identified, located and interviewed. After further investigation, Octavio Fernandez Correa (24 of Munfordville) was charged with murder, Kidnapping, and Theft By Unlawful Taking (Auto). Mr. Correa’s girlfriend, Tiffany Nicole Hodges (31 of Munfordville), was charged with Complicity to Murder, Complicity to Kidnapping, and Complicity to Theft By Unlawful Taking (Auto). Both suspects were lodged in the Hardin Co. Detention Center. Additional charges may be forthcoming and the case remains under investigation by Det. Chris Berry.

 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cave City wet vote election today

Cave City's local option "wet vote" will be held today. The ballot will have one question, “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in Cave City, Kentucky?” Voters will select “yes” or “no”.  Both precincts open at 6am today at the Cave City Convention Center and will remain open until 6pm tonight.

 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Possible thunderstorms this week

Isolated afternoon thunderstorms will be possible today... mainly south of I-64 and east of I-65.  Any of the stronger storms may produce gusty winds and brief heavy rainfall.  Better coverage of thunderstorms is expected Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday ahead of a cold front.  Some storms on Wednesday may become strong with gusty winds... frequent cloud to ground lightning...and briefly heavy rainfall. Thunderstorms will be possible again Saturday through Monday as a series of systems cross the region. At this time widespread severe weather looks unlikely.

 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Metcalfe County Road Construction

Motorists traveling in and through Metcalfe County should be prepared as construction is in full swing in several areas of the county. U.S. 68/ Louie B Nunn Parkway- Grade work will continue for the next several months on the new interchange project. Trucks and equipment will be entering and exiting the road in this area. The northern section of Harvey Hurt Road. (across from Industrial Drive) will be closed to through traffic. Local traffic will need to use the southern approach from U.S. 68 to access Harvey Hurt Road. U.S. 68 will be switched to the new alignment and bridge beginning Monday.
Industrial DR (KY 3524)- Industrial Drive is closed from U.S. 68 to Sumitomo as part of the new interchange construction. Motorists will need to follow the detour along U.S. 68 turning onto Ky. 80 and then onto Industrial Dr. until further notice.
Louie B. Nunn Parkway- There will be lane closures in both directions on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway at mile marker 29 through mile marker 31. These will remain in place until the bridge construction in the median has been completed.

 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Mammoth Cave National Park Visitors

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that nearly 495,000 visitors to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2013 spent $40 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 567 jobs in the local area.  According to the 2013 economic analysis, most visitor-spending was for lodging followed by food and beverages, gas and oil , admissions and fees and souvenirs and other expenses.

The largest jobs categories supported by visitor spending were restaurants and bars and lodging.

 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Bowling Green Woman Arrested

Horse Cave Officer James Roberts arrested a Bowling Green woman around 3 a.m. Sunday morning. Officer Roberts charged 33 year old Amanda Huffmon with Rear License Plate not Illuminated, Operating on a Suspended License, Display of Cancelled Operators License, and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs. Huffman was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Glasgow One of the Safest Cities

According to the national real estate blog:  Movoto.com. Glasgow is one of Kentucky's safest cities.  Movoto started with U.S. Census data in towns with populations of 10,000 or more.  They then factored in crime data, including: murder, rape, robbery, assault and theft.  Then they calculated crime rates based on crimes per 100,000 residents.  Finally, they weighed the rankings so that murders, violent crimes and property crimes each accounted for 30% of the overall score.  Glasgow, at number 6 was the only city in our region to rank among the top 10.  Coming in at number 1 is the City of Lawrenceburg, followed by Fort Thomas.

 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Two Munfordville People Charged with Kidnapping and Murder

Two Munfordville people have been charged with kidnapping and murder after police say they found a body inside the trunk of a car in Hardin County.  24-year-old Octavio Fernandez Correa and 31-year-old Tiffany Nicole Hodges are scheduled for arraignment Monday in Hardin County District Court.  Police say Correa kidnapped the person from a home in Munfordville and drove to Glendale in the victim's car.  Police say Hodges said she helped Correa bind the victim and wrap him in a blanket and also told police she saw Correa shoot the victim in the head.  Correa and Hodges are being held at the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $1 million cash bond.  Jail records did not list an attorney for either person.

 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Prosecutor in Russell County Accused of Having Affair with Defendant

A Prosecutor in Russell County has been accused by his estranged wife and a defense attorney with having an affair with and impregnating a defendant whom he prosecuted for felony drug trafficking.  In court records in a divorce case and a criminal case, Russell County Commonwealth's Attorney Matthew Leveridge is alleged to have carried on a two-month long sexual relationship with Lashley Sartain, then filing a motion to end her probation after she told his wife about the affair.  Leveridge cited a pending misdemeanor shoplifting charge as his reason for revoking Sartain's probation in the drug case.  After filing the motion, Leveridge disqualified himself.  Wayne County Attorney Thomas Simmons took over the case and withdrew the motion.

 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Monroe County Woman Pleaded Guilty to Complicity to Murder

A Monroe County woman has pleaded guilty to complicity to murder and avoided a possible death sentence had she gone to trial.  The Glasgow Daily Times reported that 36-year-old Chasity Hagan entered the plea Thursday in Monroe Circuit Court.  Hagan had been charged in the April 2012 death of 63-year-old Brenda Howard.  Howard was found dead at her residence in Monroe County by a family member; she had been beaten and stabbed.  Police say robbery played a role in the slaying.  As part of the plea deal, Hagan must testify against co-defendent, John William Smith.  No trial date has been set for Smith.  Hagan's final sentencing before Judge David L. Williams is scheduled for August 15th. 

 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Kentucky One of the Highest Risk States for Earthquakes

A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth of the nation.  Parts of 16 states, including Kentucky, have the highest risk for earthquakes.

 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Weeklong Campaign Targeting Distracted Driving

Law enforcement agencies in six states, including Kentucky plan to participate in a weeklong campaign targeting distracted driving.  The stepped-up enforcement is scheduled to begin Sunday and run through July 26.  The agencies will be on the lookout for seat belt use and speeding as well as aggressive and impaired driving.

 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

17-Month-Old Tested Positive for Amphetamines

A family in Hardin County are facing charges after a 17-month-old baby was rushed to the hospital and tested positive for amphetamines.  After questioning by Elizabethtown Police Department and Child Protective Services, the child's parents and a grandmother have been arrested and jailed.  Authorities questioned Jessica M. Humphrey, 29, of Elizabethtown, who is the child's mother.  In her statement, Humphrey said the baby was acting weird and not like himself.  She also told police the child "appeared as if he was on something," which prompted her to call 911.  Hardin County Emergency Medical Services arrived at the home and transported the child to HMH.  He later was transported to the Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville for further evaluation.  Police said the amphetamines and drug paraphernalia ingested by the child were present in the home.  According to a police statement, the child found a spoon with amphetamines on it and placed the spoon in his mouth.  Humphrey was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.  Police also arrested the child's father, Joseph R. Culley, 28, and the boy's grandmother, Sherrie A. Smith, 52, both of Elizabethtown.  They also are charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.  All three are lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center.  Bond has not been set as of Thursday afternoon.

 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Large Amount of Marijuana Found in Bonnieville

On July 16, 2014 Hart County Deputy Jeff Wilson who is a member of the Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force with other members of the task force responded to a marijuana complaint north of Bonnieville.  Seized were 326 marijuana plants with a street value of approximately $489,000.00.  Various paraphernalia for an indoor plant grow and guns were also seized.  The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Never leave child alone in vehicle

With summer temperatures heating up across the country - parents and caregivers are reminded to never leave a child unattended inside a vehicle. heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. On average, every 10 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle.  On an 80 degree day, the inside of a car can quickly exceed 100 degrees. Cracking a window does not help keep the inside of a car cool.  Children are at great risk for heatstroke because a child's body heats up three to five times faster than an adult's. Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, and make sure to keep your car locked when you're not in it so kids don't get in on their own. Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child, such as a purse or cell phone.  And, take action, if you see a child alone in a car, call 911.  One call could save a life.

 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Passage expected for I-65 widening

Widening of I-65 should continue as planned once congress passes a new Highway Trust Fund plan.  A House version easily passed across party lines earlier this week which basically extends the agreement now in place. The current version expires at the end of September. This plan reimburses states for federally funded highway projects. The main source of funding is the national fuel tax that consumers pay at the pump. The White House is urging support for the House version. Leaders in Washington say the Senate will likely vote by the end of July and passage is expected. Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says passage will keep I-65 construction on schedule.  Currently, widening of I-65 is in progress from Cave City to Munfordville. Completion of the section from Cave City to Horse Cave is expected late this year. The section from Horse Cave to Munfordville will be completed in 2016.

 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Glasgow woman arrested on drug charges

Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 28 year-old Heather D. Richardson, of Glasgow, on Wednesday evening.  Officer Riley observed Richardson on Mammoth Cave Street with expired registration plates.  After making contact with Richardson, she stated that she had marijuana in the vehicle. Officer Riley had Richardson to perform field sobriety test which she failed. Richardson was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense, possession of marijuana, no registration plate and failure to produce an insurance card. Richardson was lodged in the Barren County Correction Facility. Officer Riley was assisted on scene by Officer Allen Shirley.

 

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, THE NEW PASTOR, MARK JONES OF MT. BEULAH AND MUNFORDVILLE METHODIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. ROUTINE BUS.- INCLUDED APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING, PAYING OF BILLS, ROAD REPORT, TREASURERS REPORT, BANK TRANSFER AND JAIL REPORT BY JAILER KEITH RIORDAN STATING THERE WAS 154 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER RIORDAN THEN PRESENTED THE COURT WITH 3 CHECKS TOTALING $107,440.  THE COURT ALSO APPROVED RESOLUTION AND AGREEMENT WITH KDOT FOR $250,000 FOR RESURFACING COUNTY ROADS, APPROVED JAIL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES UPDATE, CONTRACT WITH SOUTHERN HEALTH PARTNERS, 1ST READING FOR 25 MPH ON JOHN HORNBACK ROAD, 1ST READING FOR 15 MPH ON GOSSIP HILL ROAD, AND MAGISTRATES REQUEST. THE NEXT MEETING OF THE FISCAL COURT WILL BE THURSDAY AUGUST 7 AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Deadline nears for non-partisan filings

The deadline is nearing to file for non-partisan offices for the upcoming November General Election. The deadline to file for the offices of Mayor, City Council, Soil Conservation and Caverna, Munfordville and Bonnieville School Board races is Tuesday, August 12th, at 4:00 p.m. Candidates may pick up filing papers at the Hart County Clerks Office.

 

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Somerset defense attorney murdered

A Somerset detective says a man accused of gunning down a prominent defense attorney told police he had deciphered a newspaper message instructing him to carry out the killing. Chris Gates said at a hearing that Clinton Inabnitt believed that if he killed Mark Stanziano, the ringing in his ears would stop.

 

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ky's number of high school smokers dropped

A Centers for Disease Control report shows Kentucky's ranking in percentage of high school cigarette smokers has dropped. Gov. Steve Beshear's Office said Kentucky was sixth among surveyed states in 2013, compared with a first-place ranking in 2011.  The rate nationwide is 15.7 percent.

 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Elizabethtown man's body found in lake

Elizabethtown Police responded to the area of Buffalo Lake Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. in regards to a man face down in the lake. When officers arrived on scene, the gentleman had been pulled out of the water and CPR had been initiated.  The Elizabethtown Fire Department and Hardin County Emergency Emergency Medical Services arrived and CPR was continued without success. The Hardin County Coroner's Office was contacted and Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee and Deputy Coroner Shana Norton responded and pronounced the victim deceased. The man has been identified as 28 year-old Justin S. Russell, of Elizabethtown. The investigation continues.

 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Former Sheriff's Deputy found in violation

A federal judge has ruled that a former Barren County Sheriff's Deputy violated the constitutional rights of a man under arrest. U. S. District Judge Joseph McKinley found that Adam Minor used excessive force on Billy Stinnett after a 2010 chase.  The Daily News reported the decision is the latest in the long-running case involving former Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton and other officials.  Stinnett claimed in a civil suit filed in federal court in 2011 that Eaton, Minor and other officers struck him or failed to intervene when others struck him after he was arrested. The incident led to federal criminal charges against five officers, with Minor pleading guilty to providing false information to federal investigators and Eaton convicted of two counts of witness tampering. Eaton has appealed his conviction.

 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bacon Creek Watershed Council

The Bacon Creek Watershed Council, an award winning community group working on behalf of Bacon Creek for over a decade, and Kentucky Waterways Alliance recently received funding to sponsor agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) and septic system replacements for area residents. The Watershed Council is currently seeking applicants to participate in the watershed area northeast of Bonnieville that includes the communities of Hammonsville, Magnolia, and Upton. Qualifying residents in the Bacon Creek area will be able to improve their septic systems or farming practices at a greatly reduced cost and help clean up Bacon Creek at the same time!  Applications are available at Bonnieville City Hall or at www.KWAlliance.org <http://www.kwalliance.org/>.

 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Two drug arrests in Cave City

Cave City Police officer Terrill Riley arrested 28 year old Paul Travis Buley and 24 year old Amber Dawn Poteet both of Cave City on Saturday morning. Officer Riley received a complaint of possible drug activity at 301 Owen Street. After a brief investigation and a search of the house a meth lab and methamphetamine was found. Buley was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine 2nd offense, controlled substances endangerment to child 4th degree, possession of controlled substances 1st degree (methamphetamine), and drug paraphernalia (buy/possess). Poteet was aressted and charged with possession of controlled substances 1st degree (methamphetamine), and drug paraphernalia (buy/possess. Both Buley and Poteet were lodged in the Barren County Correction Facility. Officer Riley was asst. by the Barren/Edmonson/Allen Drug Task Force and the Barren County Sheriff's office. The case was turned over to the Drug Task Force.

 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Average gas prices have fallen lately

On the National Front, today’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.61 per gallon. This price is about four cents less than one week ago and five cents less than one month ago. Today is the 19th consecutive day the national average has decreased.  Although the situation in Iraq remains unresolved, the possibility of disruptions to supply is increasingly viewed as unlikely.

This week’s West Central Kentucky average price: $ 3.488

The following is a list of the average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas:

$3.455 Bowling Green
$3.244 Elizabethtown
$3.705 Louisville
$3.579 Owensboro
$3.458 Paducah

 

 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Barren County husband arrested for murder

A Barren County man charged with killing his wife has been returned to Glasgow after being arrested in an Ohio park.  The Glasgow Daily Times reported that 35 year-old John William Amis was taken in to the Barren County Detention Center on Tuesday night.  Jail records list his bond at $1 million cash and do not list an attorney for him.  Amis is charged with one count of murder and two counts of felony tampering with evidence after Lorine Dawn LaBombard was pronounced dead on June 16th at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. Police arrested Amis on Friday inside a tent in East Fort State Park near Batavia, Ohio.

 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Two arrests made in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a Horse Cave man around 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Officer Roberts charged 25 year old Michael McMillan with Reckless Driving and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs.  Officer Roberts was assisted by Officer L. D. Martin.  Horse Cave Officer James Roberts arrested a Munfordville man around 11 p.m. Tuesday night. Officer Roberts charged 54 year old David Howard with Reckless Driving and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol.  Both men were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Shooter identified at rest area murder/suicide

Two people are dead after a shooting last night at a rest area.  On Tuesday at 9:25pm, Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to the shooting at the Kentucky Welcome Center in Simpson County. Preliminary investigation shows that a man walked up to a vehicle that was parked at the Rest Area and opened fire on the driver of the vehicle. According to witness statements the male subject then turned the gun on himself. The driver has been identified is Jamie Plymel(40) of Spring Hill, TN. Mr. Plymel was pronounced dead at the Franklin Medical Center.

The shooter is identified as 39 year-old James Roames, of Hendersonville, TN. Roames was taken to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville were he died from his injuries. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, July 17th, at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse on the 2nd floor.  New business includes:  approving resolution and agreement with KDOT 250,000.00 re-surfacing, approve jail policies procedures update and approve contract with Southern Health Partners.

 

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Unlawful transaction with a minor charges

A Clinton County man has been arrested and charged with Unlawful Transaction with a Minor.  35 year-old Nathan Henemyer, of Albany, was arrested on June 27th, after an investigation by KSP Post 15 Detective Michael Dubree revealed that Henemyer created a Facebook account for the purpose of soliciting juvenile females as friends and then requesting sexual photographs.  Henemyer has been charged with Unlawful Transaction with a Minor in the 1st Degree and with the Prohibited Use of Electronic Means Originating or Received within the Commonwealth to Induce a Minor to Engage in Sexual or Other Prohibited Activities.  The investigation was initiated by Monroe County Deputy Sheriff and School Resource Officer Dwaine Barnett. Henemyer is lodged in the Monroe County Jail and the investigation is ongoing.

 

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Alcohol Sales vote in Cave City nears

Voters in two precincts of Cave City are set to vote up or down on alcohol sales. A special option election is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22nd for the 2,685 voters registered at the two precincts. The question on the ballot is "Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in Cave City?"  The Glasgow Daily Times reported the effort to bring packaged liquor sales to Cave City was spearheaded by the Cave City Forward Committee which began circulating petitions in November to get the referendum on the ballot.  Cave City has been already "moist" since 2006, when restaurants were allowed to sell liquor by the drink if they meet certain state law requirements.

 

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fatal accident claims second life

A second person has died from injuries in an accident Sunday on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway, 9 miles east of Russell Springs. 55 year-old Dana Bell, of Louisville, was traveling west when her vehicle dropped off the side of the roadway. Bell overcorrected and lost control, the car crossed both lanes of travel, exited the roadway and flipped multiple times. Bell and a passenger, 54 year-old Kenneth Bell, of Louisville, were not wearing seatbelts. Kenneth Bell was pronounced dead at the scene. Dana Bell was airlifted to the U K Medical Center and died Monday as a result of injuries sustained in Sunday's collision.

 

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Food Bank Commodity Program

From the Abundance of the Hart Commodity Food Bank  will be distributing food in the gym at the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Thursday, July 17th, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, July 18th, from 8:00 a.m. til 11:00 a.m. or until the food is gone.  To qualify for the program you must:  Meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America, show proof that you live in Hart County, only receive commodities one time a month, and only one person per household can receive food.  Farmers Market Vouchers will be available to those who are currently enrolled in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior adults.  Qualifications for this program are:  Show proof that you are 60 years old or older, show proof that you live in Hart County, show proof of income for all members of your household, meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America and only one person per household can receive food.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Tuesday is deadline for crop report

Tuesday, July 15th, is the deadline to file the 2014 crop report for your farm.  Reports can be given once all crops have been planted. Crop reports for hay and/or pasture are also encouraged. All CRP/CREP participants must file a report in order to receive payments in October. No postcard reminders will be sent.  Contact the Farm Service Agency Office at 270-524-5631 for more information. Office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Cave City Proud Community Meeting

There will be a Cave City Proud Community Meeting Tuesday at City Hall at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

 

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Horse Cave City Council Meeting

The Horse Cave City Council will meet in regular session tonight at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.  New business involves: Authorizing mayor to accept $8,000 ARC grant for update of Market Study.

 

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Horse Cave man arrested for DUI

Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Horse Cave man around 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Officer Martin charged 45 year-old Rondall D. Brents on charges of Careless Driving and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs Second Offense.  Brents was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Nolin RECC reports phone scam

Kentucky State Police Post 04 along with Nolin RECC is asking the Cooperative members to beware of a billing scam. Nolin RECC CEO Mickey Miller contacted the KSP to report that several of the Cooperative customers/members were receiving phone calls from a male subject with a foreign accent asking for credit card information or a green dot Money Order to reconcile past due bills. Nolin RECC wanted everyone to be aware that they will never request payment over the phone. If you are late on your payment you should receive an automated message. If any customer has any questions about their bill they can contact Nolin RECC at 270-765-6153. These scams are common and once they are exposed to the public they generally die out. As a safety precaution KSP is advising the public not to place bills or other sensitive information in mail boxes with the flag up. This is a common way that criminals obtain information. KSP Post 4 is investigating this complaint.

 

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Injury collision at 31-E and 218

On Friday, July 11th, Trooper Jonathan McChesney, responded to the scene of an injury collision at the intersection of KY 218 and US 31 E. According to Trooper McChesney, Jessica Vincent (21) of Black Gnat, failed to yield the right-of-way at the intersection. Mrs. Vincent proceeded east across US 31E directly into the path of unit two a concrete mixer being driven by James Runyon (52) of Glasgow. Vincent was transported by Hart County EMS to Caverna Memorial hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of unit two was not injured in the collision. Trooper McChesney was assisted on the scene by Hart County DES, Horse Cave Fire Department, and Trooper Joel Huff.

 

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Two people arrested in Cave City

Cave City police report two recent arrests. On July 13th, Cave City Officers Alan Shirley and Terrill Riley responded to a call of a domestic assault at 607 Doris Ave in Cave City. Upon investigation, 25 year old Gloria Evans of Cave City was arrested for Assault, Fourth Degree (Minor Injuries), for assaulting her husband. Evans was lodged in the Barren County Correctional Facility.  On July 7th, the Cave City Police Department responded to a call of a burglary at T&N Laundromat on Dixie Highway in Cave City. The suspect had broken a window to gain entry, and then stole several items and cash from inside. After investigation, and an interview with 20 year old Matthew Wright, of Cave City, Cave City Chief Jeff Wright and Major Darrell Butler arrested Wright on charges of Burglary, Third Degree and Criminal Mischief Second Degree on July 12th. Matthew Wright was lodged in the Barren County Correctional Facility.

 

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Low water level closes Green River Ferry

The Green River Ferry is closed because the low level of Green River. The ferry service will reopen as soon as the river rises enough for safe operation. For current information on the ferry service, please call 270-758-2166.

 

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Louisville man fatally injured at Russell Springs

Tpr. Adam Likins is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Saturday on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway, 9 miles east of Russell Springs. 55 year-old Dana Bell, of Louisville, was traveling west on the Parkway operating a 1997 Toyota. The vehicle dropped off the right side of the roadway and Bell overcorrected and lost control. The car crossed both lanes of travel, exited the roadway and flipped multiple times before coming to rest on a hillside. Bell and a passenger, 54 year-old Kenneth Bell, of Louisville, were not wearing seatbelts. Kenneth Bell was pronounced dead at the scene. Dana Bell was airlifted to the UK Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.  Tpr. Likins was assisted at the scene by Russell County EMS, Coroner's Office and Russell County EMS. The investigation is ongoing. 

 

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Thunderstorms expected locally today

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue today as an upper level disturbance cross the area and a cold front approaches.  Any thunderstorms that develop today will produce dangerous lightning and brief heavy rainfall. This afternoon and evening, a few strong storms will be possible. These storms could produce isolated damaging wind gusts and small hail.

 

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Farmers RECC Annual Meeting

Farmers RECC held their Annual Meeting Thursday, July 10th, at the Cave City Convention Center. Local artist Shaylin McGuire provided entertainment while members registered. After the presentation of colors by the Barren County JROTC, National Anthem, sung by Ms. McGuire, and recognition of local veterans, the business meeting was called to order.  The state of the Cooperative was reported to the membership by Farmers RECC’s President & CEO, Bill Prather, who stated that the Cooperative was financially sound, returning more than $631,000 in capital credits to members in March 2014. Mr. Prather also mentioned Farmers RECC’s environmental leadership with the construction of the facilities to begin capturing methane gas from the Glasgow landfill and turning it into electricity, and he highlighted the new LED bulb included in every members’ bucket and encouraged members to use the LED bulb to lower their energy use in their own homes.  Lastly, Mr. Prather expressed his concern about the future cost for purchased power due to the more stringent environmental regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency and urged members to fill out the Action.coop cards included in their Annual Meeting buckets.  Several prizes were given away during the meeting including LeapPads and bicycles for several age ranges as well as a Kindle Fire tablet.  Featured entertainer Kelsey K finished the evening.

 

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Glasgow husband wanted for murder

A Glasgow man is wanted for murdering his wife. On June 16th, John W. Amis told 911 dispatchers his 37 year-old wife, Lorine Labombard, was unresponsive, possibly due to a drug overdose.  After the couple arrived at T. J. Samson Hospital, the victim was pronounced dead. Glasgow Police Chief Guy Turcotte said an autopsy report ruled out an overdose as the cause of death, but rather blunt force trauma to her body.  During a press conference yesterday, police announced a felony warrant is active for John Amis.  Police say Amis is six foot, three inches tall, weighing 245 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Police say he has several distinctive tattoos on his body. Two tear drop tattoos below his right eye.  A tattoo of "Nathan" on the right side of his neck, "Madison" on the left side of his neck, and "Chase" on the back of his neck.  He has big stars on his shoulders and a tattoo across his stomach that says pimp.  Police need your help finding John Amis. If you have any information about his whereabouts, contact the Glasgow Police Department immediately, at 270-651-5151.

 

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Adair County bank robbery arrest

A Tennessee man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the robbery of two banks located in Kentucky, and one-count carjacking in Adair County. 63 year-old Eugene Earl Gentry, of Lafayette, admitted in court to robbing the United Citizens Bank, located at 1582 Campbellsville Road, in Columbia of approximately $90,000 on October 15, 2012. On the same day, in Adair County, Gentry stole a 1998 Ford Ranger pickup from United Citizens Bank manager and in doing so brandished a semi-automatic handgun which carries an additional charge of carjacking. One year later, on October 29th, 2013, Gentry attempted to rob the Citizens Bank, located at 209 Campbellsville Bypass, located in Campbellsville.  In court, the United States and Gentry agreed to a sentence of 240 months in prison and supervised release for a period of five years. sentencing before Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell is scheduled for October 8, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in Bowling Green.

 

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bridge construction in Taylor County

Bridge construction will require closure of KY 3211 north of the intersection with Bear Track Road (Mile Point 4.4) in Taylor County on Monday, July 14th. Work is expected to take 3 weeks to complete. Detour signs will be in place to guide traffic around the closure.

 

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dart Container plant adding jobs

Dart Container Corporation is adding jobs at its plant in Hart County. The Horse Cave facility makes cups, lids, bowls, plates and deli containers and opened its facility in 1980. About 1,400 people work there now. Gov. Steve Beshear's Office says the company expects to create up to 30 jobs with its $23 million investment to build a warehouse in Horse Cave. It will be the facility's 11th expansion. The state has given preliminary approval for tax incentives of up to $900,000 for the project. Dart's headquarters is in Mason, Michigan.

 

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fewer people seeking unemployment benefits

Fewer people sought U. S. unemployment benefits last week, driving down the level of applications to nearly the lowest in seven years. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. That's not far from a reading of 298,000 two months ago, which was the lowest since 2007, before the Great Recession began. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, kipped 3,500 to 311,500, the second-lowest level since August 2007. Applications are a proxy for layoffs, so the low readings indicate that employers are letting go of fewer workers. The figures are the latest sign that the job market is steadily improving. Employers are adding jobs at a healthy clip and the unemployment rate is at a 5 1/2 year low.

 

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Auditor will discuss rural hospitals

Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen has set 10 hearings across the state to discuss the fiscal health of rural hospitals. Edelen's office says 45 percent of Kentucky residents receive health care at small, community hospitals and that the facilities help drive local economies. The hearings start next week in Prestonsburg and continue through Aug. 12th in Campbellsville.  Edelen's office says hospital administrators and staff, local elected officials, other health care providers and the public are invited.

 

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Somerset man's body found on roadway

Police say they think a Somerset man found dead alongside a roadway was hit by a car. The body of 45 year-old Ricky Meredith was found Tuesday morning alongside a highway in Pulaski County.  Police are searching for any witnesses who might have seen Meredith walking along the road.

 

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Pastor accused of statutory rape

Police say a Kentucky pastor who is a registered sex offender has been arrested in Tennessee on rape charges involving a juvenile. 46 year-old Roy Neal Yoakem is charged with aggravated statutory rape, sexual battery by an authority figure and statutory rape by an authority figure. He is being held at the Sumner County Jail.  Yoakem is accused of having sex with a 14 year-old boy at the New Gospel Outreach Church in Scottsville, where Yoakem is a pastor, and at a residence in Gallatin, Tennessee. He is also facing charges in Kentucky.  Gallatin police said Yoakem was convicted in 2005 in Kentucky of sexual abuse.

 

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tomato Festival at Hart County Farmer's Market

The Hart County Farmers' Market will host the Tomato Festival Friday morning. Special activities will begin at 9 a.m. Enjoy music, sample recipes, learn how to can, free and dehydrate tomatoes. There will be various contests including: the Ugliest tomato and the largest.  Winners will be announced at noon. Produce, baked goods and items will be available for purchase. The Hart County Farmers Market is located at 516 A. A. Whitman Lane, near the extension office in Munfordville.

 

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hart County Grand Jury Indictments

According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley the following Hart County Grand Jury Indictments were executed:

On June 29, 2014, George F. Yurjevich, age 49, 216 Die Rd, Magnolia, KY charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st offense, Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st offense complicity, Drug Paraphernalia buy/possess and Drug Paraphernalia buy/possess complicity. Yurjevich was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $50,000.00 cash bond.

On June 30, 2014, Katherine Wilson, age 33, 249 N. Toohey Ridge Rd, Cave City, KY charged with Flagrant Non Support. Wilson was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $5,000.00 cash bond.

On July 2, 2014, Charles L. Nunn, age 55, 530 Locust Grove Rd, Bonnieville, KY charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 2nd or greater offense complicity, Possession controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense Methamphetamine complicity, Unlawful possession of meth precursor 1st offense complicity, Drug paraphernalia buy/possess complicity, Possession of marijuana, Cultivate in marijuana 5 plants or more 1st offense and Persistent Felony Offender I. Nunn was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $100,000.00 cash bond.

On July 2, 2014, Timothy Riggs, age 41, 421 Lewis Loop, Sonora, KY charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st offense, Possession of controlled substance 1st degree 2nd offense methamphetamine, Fleeing or evading police 2nd degree on foot, Drug paraphernalia buy/possess and Persistent Felony Offender I. Riggs in was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $100,000.00 cash bond.

On July 2, 2014, Tonya Parmon, age 41, 315 S. Dixie Hwy Apt B, Horse Cave, KY charged with 3 counts Theft of identity of another without consent, Theft of mail matter, Theft-receipt of stolen credit/debit card greater than 2 cards and Theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others under $500. Parmon is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $5,000.00 cash bond.

On July 2, 2014, Rodney D. Floyd, age 30, Priceville Rd, Bonnieville, KY charged with Manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offense, Unlawful possession of meth precursor 1st offense and Drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Floyd is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $50,000.00 cash bond.

On July 2, 2014, Luke J. Brooks, age 47, 674 Dickies Mill Rd, Mammoth Cave, KY charged with Theft by unlawful taking all other $10,000 or more, Criminal mischief 1st degree and Leaving the scene of accident-failure to render aid or assistance. Brooks was lodged in the Hart Jail in lieu of $30,000.00 cash bond.

Also Edmonson County Grand Jury Indictments were executed on the following:

On July 1, 2014, Dennis D. Middleton, age 59, 1840 Alexander Creek Rd, Bowling Green, KY charged with Robbery 1st degree complicity, Assault 2nd degree complicity, Prescription controlled substance not in proper container 2nd or greater offense, Drug paraphernalia buy/possess and Possession of controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense drug unspecified. Middleton was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $25,000.00 cash bond.

On July 2, 2014, William J. Durbin, age 49, 230 Bell Flower Ln, Roundhill, KY charged with Wanton endangerment 1st degree police officer, Fleeing or evading police 2nd degree on foot, Resisting arrest, Possession of controlled substance 1st degree 3rd or greater offense methamphetamine, Carrying a concealed weapon, Drug paraphernalia buy/possess and Persistent Felony offender I. Durbin is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $25,000.00 cash bond.

On July 2, 2014, Barton A. Houchin, age 25, 5260 Hwy 259 N, Sweeden, KY charged with Manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offense and Persistent Felony Offender I. Houchin is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $25,000.00 cash bond.

On July 1, 2014, Joseph L. Milton, age 29, 2048 Roberts Rd, Hardyville, KY was arrested on a Hart County Circuit Bench Warrant for contempt of court when he failed to appear for arraignment on original charges of 2 counts of Wanton endangerment 1st degree and Leaving scene of accident-failure to render aid or assistance. Milton was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $9,500.00 cash bond.

On July 1, 2014, Nathaniel L. Thompson, age 23, 300 Bales Rd, Magnolia, KY was charged with Theft by failure to make required disposition of property on a Barren County Warrant and lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $1,500.00 cash bond.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Wind blows wreaths from graves

After Monday evening's storms, some flowers and wreaths were blown from headstones at the Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.  Some of the arrangements have been placed beside the fence adjacent to the cemetery on Hwy 218 in Horse Cave.  Please feel free to stop by and claim these if they belong to you.

 

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hart County Schools Open Enrollment

Hart County Schools will hold open enrollment on Monday, July 14th, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at each elementary school and the Hart County High School. Registration if for new students who will be attending Hart County School for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents are asked to register their child at the school where they will attend and to bring the following information with them:

a) Physical Exam Record

b) Up-to-date immunization certificate

c) eye exam form

d) dental exam form

f) and child's social security card.

For additional information, contact Steve Caven, Director of Pupil Personnel, at 270-524-2631.

 

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Open house for fire station

There will be a Community Wide open house at the New Horse Cave Fire Station on Sunday, July 13th, at 2:00 p.m.  All churches are invited to attend and take part in singing and words of inspiration. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Chaplain David Shepherd for additional information.

 

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Health Fair at Family Medical Center

Family Medical Center of Hart County will be having a free health fair Saturday, July 12th, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. CST in Munfordville at the Family Medical Center of Hart County. The event will be held in the patient parking lot rain or shine. Free health screenings will include cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, bone density, body fat analysis and vision, also there will be educational handouts and many giveaways. Barren County Health Department will be doing car seat safety, ambulance education by Hart County Ambulance Service and fire safety demonstrations will be available. Food will be provided by Bluegrass BBQ and musical entertainment by Rodger Riggs. For more information, call 270-524-7231 or visit the web www.MunfordvilleFMC.com.

 

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Campbellsville man pleads guilty to bank robberies

A Campbellsville man pleaded guilty in United State District Court Monday to two counts of bank robbery. U. S. Attorney David J. Hale says 28 year-old Joshua Riley Spangler admitted in court to robbing the Cecilian Bank in Sonora of $1,019 on January 15, 2013.  Hale says Spangler also admitted to robbing the Bank of Buffalo of $9,125 on February 27th, 2013. Spangler was charged by federal grand jury indictment on November 20th, 2013.  Spangler faces no more than 20 years in prison, a fine of $500,000 and a three-year-period of supervised release. His sentencing is scheduled on October 10th in Louisville.

 

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Death penalty still option in murder case

A prosecutor says the death penalty is still an option for a man who pleaded guilty to killing a pregnant Allen County woman during a robbery. Commonwealth's Attorney Clint Willis says a jury could opt to sentence 36 year-old Charles Copass to death for killing 22 year-old Chelsey Mahaney on June 11, 2012 at her Scottsville home. Copass entered the guilty plea in February without an agreement with prosecutors to killing Mahaney.  Copass explained that he did not want to put anyone through a trial, which would have been in Simpson County.  Willis told the Daily News that the Mahaney family has expressed a preference that Copass be sentenced to life in prison when the sentencing starts this week.

 

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Hart County Chamber Quarterly Luncheon

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce's Quarterly Luncheon will be held Wednesday, July 9th, at the Hart County Ag Center in Rowletts.  The luncheon program is "The Leader In Me", which is now being implemented in over 1500 schools worldwide including Hart County and Caverna Schools. Come learn more about this dynamic program and how it equips students with essential life skills.  The program is being presented by: Principal Jerri Harper of Legrande Elementary School, Principal Lori Chapman of Bonnieville Elementary School and Principal Nathan Smith from Cub Run Elementary School.  The luncheon sponsor is Kentucky Computer Support Specialists, LLC. The cost is $12 per person, which includes a luncheon buffet prepared by Mobile Q Southern BBQ.  Plus, bring a gue3st with you and pay only $6 for that person's ticket.  For more information, call 270-524-2892.

 

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Cave City Chamber of Commerce meeting

The Cave City Chamber of Commerce will hold it's monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, at El Mazatlan in Cave City.  The guest speaker will be John Roberts, Coordinator of Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University's Glasgow campus. Learn about all WKU has to offer young and older students. Dinner will be dutch treat.

 

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Salvation Army Hart County Unit meeting

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, July 8th, at noon, at the courthouse in Munfordville.  They will be discussing the upcoming bell ringing campaign.  Bring a friend.  Note: The Salvation Army is celebrating Christmas in July by ringing the bell at IGA in Horse Cave and Save A Lot in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Traffic impacts this week

Traffic impact report for July 7th through July 11th.  I-65 - The northbound ramps at exit 58 (Horse Cave) will have shoulder closures that reduce the lane width down to 12 feet as crews construct the widening in these areas.   Rolling road blocks from mile marker 52 to mile marker 59 for blasting operations will take place sometime between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  In Barren County - KY 70/90 - Trucks will be entering and exiting the roadway in Cave City because of earthwork between the CSX bridge and I-65.  Ky 90 - (Between Adam McCreary Road and Ky. 839) - Earthwork operations will continue. Expect an increase in construction traffic and intermittent flagging operations.  Outer Loop - Lane closures remain in place for both directions on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway between mile marker 8 through mile marker 10. Lane restrictions in eastbound direction of the Louie B. Nunn Parkway. Contractors will still have construction traffic entering and leaving the parkway and Ky. 1297 throughout the week.

 

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Horse Cave man arrested on rape charges

A 58 year-old Horse Cave man has been arrested by Horse Cave Police on rape and sodomy charges involving a juvenile.  Police Chief Sean Henry arrested Gregory Garnett Wednesday afternoon, charging him with Rape second degree and Sodomy second degree. The arrest followed an in-depth investigation alleging Garnett was having a sexual relationship with a juvenile. Witnesses confirm Garnett was having a sexual relationship and sent frontal nudity photographs of himself to the juvenile. Horse Cave Police were able to recover over 30 pages of deleted text messages between Garnett and the juvenile confiscating a vast amount of computerized evidence. The electronic evidence was sent to the crime lab for further examination. Chief Henry was assisted by Officer's Derick Murphy and Bruce Neville.  Garnett was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Irvington man dies in head-on collision

Kentucky State Police in Elizabethtown is investigating a two vehicle accident that occurred Saturday morning on US 60 in Breckenridge Co. just west of Irvington. William Brown (21) of Irvington was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Westbound on US 60. James L. Dupin (43) of Irvington was operating his 2004 Ford Focus Eastbound on US 60. The vehicle Mr. Brown was operating crossed the center line striking Mr. Dupin’s vehicle head on. James Dupin was pronounced dead at the scene. William Brown was transported to Breckenridge Memorial Hospital with minor injuries and later released. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor. James William Brown was charged with Manslaughter 2nd degree and DUI 1st. He was later lodged at the Breckenridge Co. Jail.

 

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Logan County Inmate sought by police

KSP is looking for an escaped Logan County Inmate.  The inmate, Christopher A. Scarbrough (21) of Russellville is described as a white male 5'11" 160lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen at the Logan County Detention Center 1:46 P.M.  Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Christopher Scarbrough is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.

 

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Horse Cave arrests

Horse Cave Police Officer L.D. Martin arrested a Lebanon Tennessee man Thursday. Officer Martin charged 34 year old James Jashua Mortan with Menacing, Improper Container for a Controlled Substance, and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence.  Horse Cave Officer James Roberts arrested Georgia couple around 3 a.m. Saturday. Officer Roberts charged 44 year old Kenneth Allen Clark and 45 year old Tracie Underwood with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Crystal Meth). Clark was additionally charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence aggravated circumstances.  Underwood was additionally charged with giving Police a fake name or address. Underwood was also served with a Hart County Warrant on charges for failure to enroll for a DUI treatment program. Officer Roberts was assisted by Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry and K9 Charlie along with KSP’s Trooper Chambers. Horse Cave Police Bruce Neville arrested a Horse Cave man Thursday afternoon. 57 year-old Anthony Breeze was taken into custody on a Montgomery District Court arrest warrant for failure to appear. Breeze was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Metcalfe County Grand Jury Indictments

A recent session of the Metcalfe County Grand Jury resulted in 9 indictments: 

28 year-old Jeremy D. Fancher, of Edmonton, was indicted on nine separate counts:  Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, two separate counts of Wanton Endangerment 2nd degree, Terroristic Threatening 3rd degree, Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol 1st offense, license to be in possession, improper passing, failure to or improper signal and persistent felony offender 1st degree.  Fancher was allowed to remain on bond. 

Included on a single indictment were 37 year-old Michael Wayne Bennett and 38 year-old Edward Terry Brooks, both of Edmonton.  According to the indictment, in late April of this year both individuals had planned to murder another individual.  Bennett was indicted on counts of Criminal Attempt to Murder and Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon. Brooks was charged with Complicity to Criminal Attempt to Murder.

35 year-old Charles Damien Hurt, of Tompkinsville and 35 year-old Anthony C. Melecosky, III, of Burkesville, have been indicted on four counts. Two separate counts of Burglary 3rd degree and two separate counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking $500 or more but under $10,000.

34 year-old Melissa L. Smith, of Summer Shade, was indicted on two counts Failure to Report Change in order to Receive Benefits and False Statement/Misrepresent to Receive Benefits over $100.

32 year-old Elisha Mae England, of Edmonton, was indicted on four counts of False Statement/Misrepresent to Receive Benefits over $100.

Included on a single indictment were 23 year-old Justin Mosby and 21 year-old Brooke Mosby, both of Summer Shade. Both were indicted on one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition (firearm). 

An indictment is an accusation only and all individuals should be considered as innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bowling Green teen stabs mother

A Bowling Green teen has been arrested after stabbing his mother.  On Monday, Bowling Green Police responded to Windover Avenue to investigate an assault stabbing. Upon arrival at the residence, Officers found family members attempting to restrain 19 year-old Devin Ray in the front yard. Through investigation it was determined that Ray had stabbed his mother in the abdomen with a knife and attempted to flee. When officers stepped in to arrest Ray, he resisted and attempted to fight the Officers, punching one in the face.  Ray was arrested and charged with Assault 1st degree, Assault 3rd degree-police officer and Resisting Arrest. He was lodged in the Warren County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

 

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Drug arrest in Hart County

The Munfordville Police Department responded Tuesday to a DUI complaint in the area of Bull Run Road. Officers Dennis and Tweedy made contact with Waynetta Jordan and Corey Smith at their residence, Officer Tweedy arrested Jordan on a Grayson County warrant. Officer Dennis then gained consent to search the house and found Marijuana and Methamphetamine. After further investigation, the Munfordville Police Department and the Kentucky State Police then went to a farm on Cave Hill Road where the marijuana was being cultivated.  5 marijuana plants were eradicated from the farm. Officer Dennis arrested Corey Smith, of Munfordville, for Cultivating in Marijuana (5 plants or more), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (meth). Smith was lodged in the Hart County Jail.  Officer Dennis was assisted by Officers William Tweedy and Shaun White of the Munfordville Police Department, as well as, Troopers Jeremy Smith and Wesley Medley of the Kentucky State Police Post #3.

 

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Judge Heyburn strikes down ban on gays

A federal judge in Kentucky has struck down the state's ban on same-sex couples getting licenses and marrying in the state. However, Tuesday's ruling was temporarily put on hold because it will be appealed, meaning it is not yet clear when same-sex couples could be issued marriage licenses. U. S. District Judge John G. Heyburn in Louisville concluded in Tuesday's ruling that the state's prohibition on same-sex couples being wed violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U. S. Constitution by treating gay couples differently than straight couples.

 

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Glasgow man arrested for trooper impersonation

A Glasgow man has been arrested for Impersonating a Peace Officer. KSP Trooper Lonnie Hodges initiated an investigation after numerous complaints that 22 year-old Ross Roderick, of Glasgow, had stated he was Kentucky State Trooper and an officer of other law enforcement agencies. The investigation led to the arrest of Roderick on Tuesday. Roderick was charged with Impersonating a Peace Officer and was lodged in the Barren County Jail. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Warrant arrest leads to drug arrest

An 18 year-old Horse Cave man was arrested on drug charges by Munfordville Police Friday night. Officer White of the Munfordville Police Department arrested 18 year-old Aaron Logsdon, of Horse Cave. Logsdon was arrested on a Hart County Bench Warrant for (Truancy - Student 18 but not yet 21.) Upon further investigation Logsdon was also charged with Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia, and promoting Contraband 1st degree. Logsdon was lodged in the Hart County Jail. He was assisted by Munfordville Police Officer William Tweedy and Munfordville Police Officer Ryan Riggs.

 

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Foot pursuit leads to arrest

A 31 year-old Horse Cave man was arrested by Munfordville Police Saturday night. Officer Dennis of the Munfordville Police Department conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle for careless driving. During the traffic stop, the passenger of the vehicle fled on foot through an open field. After a short foot pursuit, Officer Dennis apprehended Brandon Lee Wease, 31, of Horse Cave. Wease had an arrest warrant for Parole Violations and was also charged with Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd degree (on foot). Wease was lodged in the Hart County Jail. Officer Dennis was assisted by Deputy Caleb Butler and Deputy Joey Cox of the Hart County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Two injured in two separate accidents

Two separate single vehicle accidents on Monday and Tuesday sent the drivers to T. J. Samson Community Hospital.  On Monday, 61 year-old Dennis Smith, of Summer Shade, was traveling east bound on Burkesville Road in a 2005 Dodge Dakota.  He stated that he swerved to miss a vehicle that was in his lane of travel. He went off of the right side of the roadway and struck several small trees and came to rest in a ditch line.  He was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  BCSO was assisted on scene by the Summer Shade Fire Department, Temple Hill Fire Department, and Barren County EMS.  On Tuesday, 31 year-old Bradley Quesenberry, of Cave City, was traveling west bound on Griderville Road in a 1997 Nissan truck when he veered off of the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.  He was transported to T. J. Samson Community Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  BCSO was assisted on scene by the Hiseville Fire Department, Cave City Fire Department and Barren Metcalfe EMS.

 

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Monday, June 30, 2014

ATV Accident in Hardin County

Kentucky State Police Post 4 is investigating a single vehicle ATV accident that occurred on Springfield Rd. just east of Elizabethtown in Hardin Co.  On Monday at approximately 12:34 a.m. EST, 20 year-old David B. Taylor, of Elizabethtown, was operating his 2009 Honda Rubicon eastbound when he struck a deer that crossed the roadway.  The collision caused the victim to lose control of the ATV resulting in the operator being ejected and the vehicle overturning in the ditch on the north side of the roadway.  The victim was airlifted by AirMethods to University of Louisville Hospital with life-threatening injuries and he is listed in critical condition.  The accident is still under investigation by KSP Trooper Josh Cummings.

 

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Hodgenville Police Chief Under Investigation

Kentucky State Police is currently conducting a criminal investigation on Hodgenville Police Chief, Steven Johnson.  On Friday, June 27, 2014 Chief Johnson was charged with Official Misconduct 1st and Hindering Prosecution or apprehension 2nd.  Johnson will have a pending court date in July.  This is an ongoing investigation.  No further information will be released at this time.

 

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Monday, June 30, 2014

2014 Hart County Fair underway

A week full of excitement, entertainment and fun is planned for this year's Hart County Fair at Rowletts.  Beginning Monday, come out and enjoy all the rides by Miller Spectacular Shows.  Gate admission is $10.  Monday's events include:  The FFA & Adult Tractor Driving Contest at the Motor Sport Tract at 10:00 a.m. followed by the 4-H and Dog Show at the Show Barn, Red Dragon Laser Tag will be every night from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.. At 6:00 p.m., come out for the baby contest followed by KOI Drag Racing and the Miss Pre-Teen Pageant.  Tuesday night is Family night with gate admission just $8. Activities for Tuesday include: the Tiny Miss and Mister Pageant, Fried Pie Contest, Little Miss and Mister Pageant, Lawnmower Pull and the Miss Teen Pageant.  On Wednesday:  The Ice Cream Eating Contest begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Miss Hart County Fair Pageant and Truck Tug of War.  On Thursday: Enjoy the 4-H and FFA Beef Show, the 17th Annual Fried Chicken Contest, Karaoke Contest and the Tractor Pull.  On Friday: Chainsaw Carving begins at 5:00 p.m., the BBQ Contests will be held throughout the day, the quilt contest and the truck pull.  And on Saturday: the Split White Oak Basket Contest starts at 1:00 p.m., followed by the Blackberry Cobbler Contests, chainsaw carving, gospel music with the Joymakers and the Demolition Car and Lawnmower Derby.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Cub Run Veterans Memorial Program

The Cub Run Community Veterans Memorial Awareness Program will be aired this Wednesday, July 2nd, from 9 to 10 a.m. on WLOC. This program is to let the public know what is being developed and to gather information about Veterans from the Cub Run community.  Calls will be taken. Money raised at this point will go to Phase 1 - Memorial and Flagpole and Phase 2 - Veterans Walkway and Landscaping.  Call 270-537-4895.

 

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Munfordville man arrested Friday

Horse Cave Officer James Roberts arrested a Munfordville man around 1:00 a.m. Friday morning on a Hart County warrant.  Officer Roberts served 24 year-old John Melton, Jr., with the Hart County warrant for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree.  Milton was lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Four arrested over the weekend in Horse Cave

Four people were arrested in Horse Cave over the weekend. Horse Cave Officer James Roberts arrested a Tennessee man Saturday morning around 2:00 a.m. 43 year-old Andrew Culp was charged with Reckless Driving, Operating on a Suspended License and Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of Alcohol/drugs. On Saturday night, Officer Roberts arrested 56 year-old Cass Martin, of Horse Cave, charging him with Careless Driving, failure to signal turn, no registration and Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs.  Horse Cave Officer Derick Murphy arrested two Louisville men Friday night. 34 year-old Leannard Antinio Wilson, was charged with Public Intoxication, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia buy/possess first offense and 21 year-old Dalton Heath was charged with Contempt of Court Violation of an Emergency Protective Order.

 

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Monday, June 30, 2014
Ohio woman arrested on drug charges

A 30 year-old Ohio woman was arrested on drug charges Thursday by Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley.  30 year-old Jessica Rowland, 1819 Biscayne Dr., Springfield, OH, was arrested on a Hart County Grand Jury Indictment for Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense Methamphetamine, Drug Paraphernalia, buy/possess and Possession of Marijuana. Rowland was entered in NCIC as a fugitive and extradited by Sheriff Hensley from Tarrant County Corrections, Fort Worth, Texas and is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Free Health Fair

Family Medical Center of Hart County will be having a free health fair Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM CST. in Munfordville at Family Medical Center of Hart County.  The event will be held in the patient parking lot rain or shine. Free health screenings will include cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, bone density, body fat analysis and vision also there will be educational handouts and many giveaways. Barren County Health Department will be doing car seat safety, ambulance education by Hart County Ambulance Service and fire safety demonstrations will be available. Food will be provided by Bluegrass BBQ and musical entertainment by Rodger Riggs. For more information call 270-524-7231 or visit us on the web www.MunfordvilleFMC.com .

 

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Cave City Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting

The Cave City Chamber of Commerce will hold it's monthly meeting at 6:00 PM on July 8, 2014 at El Mazatlan in Cave City. Our guest speaker will be John Roberts, Coordinator of Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University's Glasgow campus. Join us to learn about all WKU has to offer young (and older) students. Dinner will be dutch treat.

 

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Stolen ATV's Recovered

The Barren County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men in connection with the theft of three four wheelers that were taken Monday morning from Coral Hill Road in Barren County. 25 year old James Brandon Morgan of Glasgow and 21 year old Cody Lee Morgan of Cave City were arrested on Thursday and charged with theft by unlawful taking. The Barren County Sheriff's Office along with the Hart County Sheriff's Office obtained confessions from the two men. Other arrests are pending in the investigation. All three ATV’s have been recovered.

 

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Hart County Farm Tour

Hart County Farm Tour will be held this Saturday, June 28th.  The tour includes:  Hart County Produce Auction, Clayton and Chris Geralds (Commercial Hay Production), Randy and John Seymour (Roundstone Native Seed Company), Mike and Hannah England (Corn, Soybean, Cattle and Transplant Production), Tim and Matt Isaacs (Black Angus Cattle Production), Paul and Matt Dennison (Tobacco (140 acres), Vegetables (40acres) and High Tunnel), Daniel Wengerd and Family (Multi-County Corn & Soybean Production).  Tour begins at 8:30 a.m. with departure from Hart County High School in Munfordville.  Only a limited number of seats are available, and registration is on a first come basis.  Seating is free and lunch will be provided.  To register call the Hart County Chamber at 270-524-2892 or Hart County Extension office at 270-524-2451.

 

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Kentucky Southern Gospel Singing Convention

The 15th annual Kentucky Southern Gospel Music Singing Convention will be held this afternoon and tomorrow at the Cave City Convention Center.  This afternoon doors open at 4, singing begins at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday doors open at 2:00 p.m. and singing begins at 3:00 p.m.  The singing will feature 60 to 75 Gospel Groups from across the United States.  Admission is free and concessions will be available.

 

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Friday, June 27, 2014

New Distillery to be Built in Bardstown

Nelson County is going to become home to another distillery in the heart of Kentucky's bourbon country.  The Bardstown Bourbon Co. says it plans to build a distillery in Bardstown.  The venture is expected to create 35 jobs.

 

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Head-On Collision Kills Six People

Six people, including three children, are dead and four are injured after a head-on collision in Nicholasville.  Nicholasville Police Patrolman Todd White says a station wagon was traveling northbound on U.S. 27 Thursday night when it lost control, crossed the median and collided head-on with a van.  White says police are looking into the possibility that road rage or reckless driving by the driver of the station wagon caused him to lose control.  None of the victims were immediately identified.  White said the two adults and three children in the station wagon were killed.  One adult in the van was killed.  The injured were taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.  A spokeswoman said she could not comment on their condition.  Nicholasville is about 15 miles southwest of Lexington.

 

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Munfordville Man Arrested on Hart County Warrant

Horse Cave Officer James Roberts arrested a Munfordville man around 1 a.m. Friday morning on a Hart County warrant.  Officer Roberts served 24 year old John Melton Jr. with the Hart County warrant for Criminal Possession of a forged instrument 2nd degree.  Milton was lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURT ROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, PASTOR MARTY EDWARDS OF THE MUNFORDVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED:  APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING, PAYING OF BILLS, ROAD REPORT, TREASURERS REPORT, BUDGET AND BANK TRANSFERS.  THE COURT ALSO APPROVED THE JUDGE TO SIGN PAPER WORK FOR THE SPAY AND NEUTER GRANT, 15 MPH SPEED LIMIT ON D. WINTCH ROAD, APPROVED AWARDING KNIGHTS MECHANICAL THE BID FOR A NEW HVAC SYSTEM FOR THE SHERIFFS OFFICE AT A COST OF $24,950, THE COURT ALSO APPROVED HIRING BRANSTETTER CARROLL TO OVERSEE THE SHERIFFS HVAC FOR A FEE OF $1,800. THE COURT DECLARED SURPLUS A TRUCK AND VAN FROM THE JAIL BECAUSE NO BIDS WERE RECEIVED ON THEM. THE COURT APPROVED A RESOLUTION TO APPLY FOR A $200,000 GRANT FROM HOMELAND SECURITY FOR 911 INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AND APPROVED MAGISTRATES REQUESTS. THE NEXT COURT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Child abuse arrest in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Officer Larry Dale Martin arrested a Horse Cave man around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Officer Martin charged 37 year-old Stanley McCay with Assault 4th degree (child abuse), Disorderly Conduct, and Assault 4th Domestic Violence.  McCay was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Filing deadline nearing for Ky. businesses

Kentucky businesses have until Monday to file their annual reports and pay a $15 filing fee with the secretary of state's office.  So far, more than 148,000 of Kentucky's 200,000 registered businesses have filed their paperwork. About 70% of those businesses filed online. Companies already registered with the secretary of state can download the annual report from the secretary of state's website that has much of the information already completed. The website is www.sos.ky.gov.  Companies that do not file their annual reports by July 1 will be listed in bad standing and have 60 days to complete the report and pay the fee. Companies that do not file their annual reports by July 1st will be listed in bad standing and have 60 days to complete the report and pay the fee. Companies that don't file after the 60-day notice will no longer by authorized to do business in Kentucky.

 

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Albany man fatally injured on KY 90

A 34 year-old Albany man was killed in a fatal collision Tuesday on KY 90 in Clinton County. 34 year-old Jerry Hadley, of Albany, was traveling east 3 miles north of Albany. Hadley rear ended a semi truck that was also eastbound but making a left turn into a business. The semi was operated by 33 year-old Timothy Beaty, of Breeding. Hadley, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.  A passenger, 34 year-old Patrick Scott, of Breeding, was wearing a seatbelt and was treated and released at Clinton County Hospital. Beaty was wearing a seatbelt and was also treated and released at Clinton County Hospital. The collision remains under investigation.

 

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Glasgow woman's death possible homicide

The death of a Glasgow woman is now being investigated as a possible homicide after an autopsy was performed at the Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville. On June 16th, 37 year-old Lorine Dawn Labombard of Embark Court was taken to T. J. Samson Community Hospital by private vehicle where she was pronounced deceased. Anyone with any information about the death of Lorine Labombard, is asked to contact the Glasgow Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division at 270-651-5151.

 

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hart County Fair begins Saturday

The 2014 Hart County Fair gets underway Saturday, June 28th, at the fairgrounds at Rowletts.  Saturday events begin at 9:00 a.m. with the 4-H Lamb and Sheep Show followed by the 4-H Goat Show, then at 6:30 p.m., it's the 4-H and Open Horse Show.  Beginning Monday, come out and enjoy all the rides by Miller Spectacular Shows.  Gate admission is $10.  Monday's events include:  The FFA & Adult Tractor Driving Contest at the Motor Sport Tract at 10:00 a.m. followed by the 4-H and Dog Show at the Show Barn, Red Dragon Laser Tag will be every night from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.. At 6:00 p.m., come out for the baby contest followed by KOI Drag Racing and the Miss Pre-Teen Pageant.  Tuesday night is Family night with gate admission just $8. Activities for Tuesday include: the Tiny Miss and Mister Pageant, Fried Pie Contest, Little Miss and Mister Pageant, Lawnmower Pull and the Miss Teen Pageant.  On Wednesday:  The Ice Cream Eating Contest begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Miss Hart County Fair Pageant and Truck Tug of War.  On Thursday: Enjoy the 4-H and FFA Beef Show, the 17th Annual Fried Chicken Contest, Karaoke Contest and the Tractor Pull.  On Friday: Chainsaw Carving begins at 5:00 p.m., the BBQ Contests will be held throughout the day, the quilt contest and the truck pull.  And on Saturday: the Split White Oak Basket Contest starts at 1:00 p.m., followed by the Blackberry Cobbler Contests, chainsaw carving, gospel music with the Joymakers and the Demolition Car and Lawnmower Derby.

 

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ky 2785 remains closed this week

KY 2785 (Hammonsville-Jonesville Road) remains closed in Hart County as crews replace a pipe. Weather conditions have played a role in the schedule. Completion is not expected by the end of the week.

 

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nonfatal mosquito-borne virus confirmed

State Health officials have confirmed Ky's first case of a nonfatal mosquito-borne virus. An Anderson County man who recently traveled to Haiti has contracted chikunguna. The virus can only spread to humans if an infected mosquito bites someone. It cannot spread human to human. Symptons include high fever, chills, joint pain and a rash that can last up to four days. State health officials say the virus could become more prevalent in Kentucky because the state is home to both species of mosquitoes that can carry the virus.

 

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Three year old's death may be homicide

Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a 3 year-old girl in Danville. State Police say Alexa K. Raley died Monday night after being flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. She was originally brought to Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville and was unresponsive.  Police said in a statement that it appears Raley's injuries were caused by an assault. The investigation continues. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday in Frankfort to determine the cause of death.

 

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

3 ATV's stolen in Barren County

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of three ATV’s that were taken from a residence on Coral Hill Road around 1:00am Monday Morning. The descriptions of the ATV’s are as followed: 2004 Kawasaki KFX 700 Orange in color with black front bumper and floor boards, 2007 Suzuki LTR 450 R Sport Bike Yellow in color with chrome floor boards and blue seat, and a 2004 Honda 400EX red and black in color with chrome front bumper, chrome floor boards and Beadlock wheels.  The owner of the ATV’s is offering a $1,000.00 reward for any information leading to the recovery of the ATV’s and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for this theft. The Barren County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with any information to please contact them at 270-651-2771, or call the tip line at 270-646-8771.

 

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hours for fireworks in city of Horse Cave

The Horse Cave Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July.  The Horse Cave Police have coordinated with Mayor Randall Curry and Fire Chief Donnie Parker on this years 4th of July activities. There will not be a ban on fireworks for the city of Horse Cave for FY 2014.  Chief Henry along with Mayor Curry and Chief Parker ask that Horse Cave citizens take precautions by being safe and courteous of neighbors when shooting off fireworks.  Approved hours to shoot off your fireworks for FY-14 in Horse Cave are: 12:00 noon until 10:00 p.m. on the 3rd of July, 12:00 noon until 11:00 p.m. on the 4th of July. No fireworks are to be shot off before 12:00 noon on the 3rd of July or after 11:00 p.m. on the 4th of July, violators will be cited.  A Horse Cave 4th of July Celebration will include a free concert courtesy of Bluegrass Express.  There will be give-aways, and hamburgers and hotdogs will be for sale by the Horse Cave Fire Department at the Thomas House Lawn from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

IRS contacts by mail, not by phone

Officials are advising caution when contacted by anyone who claims to be with the Internal Revenue Service. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says if someone calls and threatens to take legal action, it's probably not the IRS. Conway also says when the IRS first contacts a taxpaper, it's done by U. S. mail, not by phone.

 

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Drug complaint leads to arrests

The Barren County Sheriff's Office have arrested two people on marijuana cultivation charges.  Officers responded Friday to a drug complaint at 11-743 New Bowling Green Road. Barren County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 31 year-old Lester Matthew Poynter and 25 year-old Misty A. Keele, after finding approximately 150 marijuana plants growing at the residence. They were both charged with Cultivating in Marijuana 5 plants or more 1st offense, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia Possession.  They were both lodged in the Barren County Corrections Center.

 

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Numerous thunderstorms expected in the area

Another round of scattered to numerous thunderstorms is expected today and tonight ahead of an upper level disturbance and cool front. Some of the storms may become strong with gusty winds. However, the main threat will be torrential rain at times. Localized minor flooding problems may become a concern for spots that see repeated thunderstorm activity. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible Thursday through Monday, mainly each afternoon and evening. Locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds are possible in any of these thunderstorms.

 

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Ky. So. Gospel Music Singing Convention

The 15th Annual Kentucky Southern Gospel Music Singing Convention will be held this Friday and Saturday at the Cave City Convention Center. This Friday doors open at 4:00 p.m., with the singing starting at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, doors open at 2:00 p.m. and the singing begins at 3:00 p.m.  The singing will feature 60 to 75 gospel groups from across the United States. Admission is free and concessions are available.

 

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Hart Co. Democratic Exec Committee

There will be a meeting of the Hart County Democratic Executive Committee on Wednesday, June 25th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pizza Hut in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Abuse lawsuit filed by parents

The parents of three special needs children say their children suffered abuse or neglect by a special education teacher at Marion County High School last year, and one of the plaintiffs is the school's immediate past principal.  The LexingtonHerald Leader reports a lawsuit filed in Marion Circuit Court states that special education teacher Holly Buckman placed students in seclusion without supervision, endangering the life of one girl who is unable to care for herself.  The lawsuit also says that Schools Superintendent Taylora Schlosser fired classroom aides who reported problems to parents. In a statement, Schlosser said the school district doesn't comment on pending litigation. However, she said district officials are always concerned about allegations involving their students.

 

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Fire destroys Brownsville building

A Saturday night fire destroyed a building in downtown Brownsville on the corner of Washington Street and Cross Main. Several businesses were operating inside the building which is one of the larger buildings in town, it was also one of the oldest. Officials said at this point, they're not sure what started the fire. The state fire marshall will investigate what caused the fire this week.

 

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Monday, June 23, 2014

One dead; three injured in Hardin County

One person has died and three people are injured following a crash in Hardin County. According to police, just before 11:00 Sunday night, two cars crashed at the intersection of Deckard School Road and New Patriot Parkway in Hardin County. A truck flipped upside down and a red Mustang had to be cut open. Police said four people were flown to University Hospital. Hardin County dispatch confirms one person has died.

 

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Storms forecast for the area

We can expect scattered storms today and tonight. Locally heavy rain and gusty winds will be the main threats.  Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are possible Tuesday and Tuesday evening ahead of an upper level disturbance and coldfront. Any of the stronger storms will be capable of producing locally torrential rainfall and gusty winds.  Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible Wednesday through Sunday, mainly each afternoon and evening.  Locally heavy rainfall, cloud to ground lightning, and gusty winds will be threats with these thunderstorms.

 

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Attempted break-in at Rite-Aid Pharmacy

The Munfordville Police Department received a Criminal Mischief complaint at Rite-Aid Pharmacy in Munfordville on Wednesday at around 8:30 a.m.  Officer Dennis states that the perpetrator attempted to gain entry into the pharmacy by cutting a hole in the exterior wall. As the investigation continues the Munfordville Police Department asks anyone with information about the incident to please contact the police department at 270-524-0011.

 

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Horse Cave woman arrested for theft

Horse Cave Police have made an arrest after investigating a complaint of theft. Officer Derrick Murphy received a complaint that an elderly female had her check stolen from her mail box and the accused attempted to cash the check at South Central Bank in Cave City. Officer Murphy gathered video surveillance and witness statements to make a case against Tonya Parman who also goes by Tonya Bradley.  Parman, of 315 South Dixie Highway apartment B in Horse Cave allegedly not only took mail but stole $80 in cash out of the lady's purse and used her credit card at Jr. Foods.

 

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bowling Green man dies on I-65

A fatal collision occurred early Thursday morning in Warren County on I-65 after a driver traveling southbound in the northbound lane struck a semi head on.  The operator of the commercial vehicle has been identified as 36 year-old Gary Moody, of Decatur, GA. The operator of the SUV has been identified as 31 year-old Richard Gott, of Bowling Green.  Mr. Moody was treated at the Medical Center in Bowling Green for his injuries. Mr. Gott died as a result of the collision. The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Trooper Shea Foley. 

 

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education will meet Thursday, June 19th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office. Several items are listed on the agenda for approval for the upcoming school year.

 

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

AAA predicts higher summer gas prices

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.66 per gallon. Today's average is about a nickel more per gallon than the same date last year.  AAA predicted that drivers will pay relatively high prices this summer, ranging from $3.55 - $3.70 cents per gallon, however this range may be higher if unrest in Iraq escalates or disrupts oil production in the region.  This week's West Central Kentucky average price is $3.64.  Unleaded self-service gasoline prices in our area include:  Bowling Green at $3.42, Elizabethtown at $3.72 and Louisville at $3.90.

 

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court awarded road funds

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced that Hart County Fiscal court will receive $47,300 in County Road Aid Emergency Funds. The money is being used for drainage repair on Kesselring Road (County Road 1382).  Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock says emergency funds are being used to repair roadways and improve safety and mobility. He added, "These projects are an example of the cabinet's commitment to providing a solid infrastructure in Hart County and all across the commonwealth."  Hart County Judge Executive, Terry Martin, says that the project is nearly finished with resurfacing work remaining.

 

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Allen County woman charged with son's death

A 26 year-old Allen County woman is charged in New York with killing her 5 year-old son, possibly by poisoning him with sodium. The Westchester County district attorney says Lacey Spears, of Scottsville, is accused of murder in the death of Garnett-Paul Spears. Spears pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

 

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Two Hart County men arrested

KY State Police arrested two men in Hart County on felony charges.  Saturday, Kentucky State Police along with the Munfordville Police Department acted on a complaint of possible drug activity at 530 Locust Grove Rd. in Bonnieville. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Charles L. Nunn (55) of Bonnieville, and Allen W. Henderson (33) of Sonora.  While on scene, law enforcement located numerous items of drug paraphernalia, marijuana, methamphetamine, as well as multiple methamphetamine precursors. It was also discovered that marijuana was being cultivated on the property. Through further investigation it was discovered that a methamphetamine lab was on the property and active at the time. Charles Nunn and Allen Henderson were both transported to the Hart County jail and lodged on multiple drug related charges. It was further discovered that Mr. Henderson had multiple warrants out of Hardin County. This case is currently being investigated by Trooper Justin Rountree. Trooper Rountree was assisted at the scene by Trooper Graham Rutherford, Trooper Wesley Medley, Munfordville Police officer Shaun White, and Munfordville Police officer Ryan Riggs.

 

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Phone scam in Barren County

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office has received several complaints of a scam in the area.  Someone is calling and advising residents that they are with the Sheriff’s Office, and that they are taking up money for a calendar. They are advising residents that they owe money for the calendar and are requesting that they pay the balance over the phone. The Sheriff’s Office is not taking calendar advertising at this time, nor do they take payment over the phone for advertising. If you are contacted by these people in reference to this scam, contact the Sheriff’s Office at 270-651-2771. You can also call our tip line at 270-646-8771.

 

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Head on collision kills Summer Shade woman

A Summer Shade woman was killed Tuesday morning in a head on collision on the Nobob Road.  32 year-old Michael A. Poindexter, of Glasgow, was traveling southbound in his pickup when he collided head on with a passenger car traveling northbound driven by 56 year-old Tammy Vaughn, of Summer Shade.  Poindexter was transported by private means to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Mrs. Vaughn was pronounced dead at the scene by the Barren County Coroner’s Office. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.  Barren County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Temple Hill Fire Department, Barren Metcalfe EMS, and the Barren County Coroner’s Office.

 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Food Bank Commodity Program

From the Abundance of the Hart Commodity Food Bank  will be distributing food in the gym at the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Thursday, June 19th, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, June 20th, from 8:00 a.m. til 11:00 a.m. or until the food is gone.  To qualify for the program you must:  Meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America, show proof that you live in Hart County, only receive commodities one time a month, and only one person per household can receive food.  Farmers Market Vouchers will be available to those who are currently enrolled in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior adults.  Qualifications for this program are:  Show proof that you are 60 years old or older, show proof that you live in Hart County, show proof of income for all members of your household, meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America and only one person per household can receive food.

 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Traffic impacts for this week

There are multiple projects that will impact traffic on I-65 this week.  The northbound ramps at exit 58 (Horse Cave) will have shoulder closures that reduce the lane width down to 12 feet as crews construct the widening in these areas.  Rolling road blocks from mile marker 52 to mile marker 59 for blasting operations will take place sometime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Friday.

 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Police seek info on Warren County escapee

KSP are looking for an escapee from the Warren County Jail. Saturday, Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green was contacted by the Warren County Regional Jail regarding an inmate who did not return to the jail from work release.  21 year-old Zachary Williams, of Scottsville, is described as a white male, 5'2", 128 lbs, with green eyes and brown hair. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Zachary Williams is asked to contact KSP at 1-800-222-5555.

 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Canmer man arrested for Disorderly Conduct

Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Canmer man just after midnight Saturday. Officer Martin charged 35 year-old William Amick with Disorderly Conduct 2nd degree, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree and Terroristic Threatening 3rd degree. Amick was lodged in the Hart County jail awaiting bond.

 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cave City man stabbed in domestic violence

A 24 year-old Cave City woman has been charged in the stabbing of a Cave City man.  At approximately 4:15 p.m. Friday afternoon, the Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to a stabbing that occurred at 402 Squire Edwards Road. A domestic altercation had occurred at the residence between 24 year-old April Hash, of Cave City and 66 year-old Jimmy Lee Edwards, of Cave City. During the altercation, Hash stabbed Edwards in the back then left the residence on foot. She was later located at the intersection of Bessie Baston Road and taken into custody. She was charged with Assault 2nd degree domestic violence and was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Edwards was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of the wound he sustained and was later released.

 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Police warn not to leave children in cars

With temperatures on the rise, Kentucky State Police officials are reminding parents not leave children alone in hot cars. It seems like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children in vehicles. The National Safety Council says nine children have died in 2014 from being left in hot cars across the country. KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb says a child's body heats up three to five times faster than that of an adult. In 2000, Kentucky passed "Bryan's Law", which makes a person liable for second-degree manslaughter or first -degree wanton endangerment for leaving a child younger than 8 in a vehicle where circumstances pose a grave risk of death.  The law was named after an 11 month-old who died after being left in a hot car.

 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Kentucky Bluegrass Festival in Edmonton

Celebrate all things blueberry this Friday and Saturday at the Kentucky Blueberry Festival held on the courthouse lawn in Edmonton. All kinds of activities will be held throughout both days.  Come out for the blueberry pancake breakfast, pie-eating contest, milkshakes, clown-led bike parade, arts, crafts, booths, food vendors, music and magic show. For more information, call 270-432-2601 or visit www.blueberrygrowers.com.

 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Munfordville Classic Car, Truck and Motorcycle

The 2014 Munfordville Classic Car, Truck and Motorcycle Cruise In will be held Friday, June 20th, in downtown Munfordville. There will be music, entertainment, food and concessions by the Hart County Rescue Squad, trophies will be awarded. The entry fee is $10. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 270-537-4143.

 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

2014 crop report deadline nearing

July 15th is the deadline to file the 2014 crop report for your farm. Reports can be given once all crops have been planted. Crop reports for hay and/or pasture are also encouraged. All CRP/CREP participants must file a report in order to receive payments in October. No postcard reminders will be sent. Contact the Farm Service Agency Office at 270-524-5631 for more information. Office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Hart County family loses everything in fire

A Hart County family lost all their possessions in a house fire Wednesday morning. The Robin Crain family consists of 5.  8 year-old Hunter wears a 7/8 in clothes and a size 3 shoe, Summer is 9 and wears size 10/12 in clothes and size 5 shoe, 7 year-old Autumn wears a size 6 in clothes and size 2 shoe, C. J. is 18 years-old, wears a small shirts, really skinny. The mother is in her late 30's, wears large in shirts, 9/10 in pants and size 5/6 in shoes. For more information, contact Rebecca Dennis at 270-528-1180.

 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

The Hart County Fiscal court met Thursday morning in the courtroom. After judge Terry Martin called the meeting to order, Bro. Gary Gaddie pastor of Cub Run Methodist Church opened the meeting with prayer. Routine business included, approving the minutes of the previous meeting, paying of bills, bank and budget transfers, road report, and jail report by jailer, Keith Riordan stating there was a Total of 145 inmates in the county jail. Jailer Riordan also presented the court with checks totaling $117,000. Other business included: approving agreement with Wright Express to use gas cards at various business in the county, approved 1st Reading to set 15 mph for D Wintsch road, approved CRA agreement with KDOT, magistrates request, and hired Lee Vaughn Thompson for part time summer help at the road department. The court also was told by UNITED WAY OF SOUTHERN KY they were returning $5,320 to Hart Co. for critical issues in Hart Co.  The next meeting will be Thursday, June 26th, at 9:00 am in the courtroom.

 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Mother and son injured in Glasgow

On Sunday morning at approximately 9:51 a.m., the Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to the IGA Express on Burkesville Road in reference to an injury accident. 23 year-old Megan Asberry, of Albany, was traveling west in her 2009 Nissan passenger van. Asberry stated that she had to swerve to avoid a vehicle. After swerving, Asberry lost control of the vehicle, traveling across the eastbound lanes of traffic and off the roadway. The vehicle struck a sign and then continued on striking two gas pumps before coming to a stop. Asberry, along with her son were transported to T. J. Samson Community Hospital by Barren Metcalfe EMS for treatment of minor injuries. The BCSO was assisted by the East Barren Fire Department, the Glasgow Fire Department, KSP and Barren Metcalfe EMS.

 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Two men dead in Warren County

Two men are dead and one remains in the hospital after a car accident in Warren County.  Saturday night around 11:00 p.m., a vehicle carrying three men drove off the 7000 block of Smiths Grove Scottsville Road hitting a number of trees before flipping. Authorities said 27 year-old Andrew Hall, who was driving the vehicle, was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. 20 year-old Lucas Turner was also pronounced dead at the scene. A second passenger, 20 year-old Dillon Hart, was life flighted from the scene to Skyline Medical Center in Tennessee where he's listed in stable condition. The Warren County Sheriff's Office said they're not sure if drugs or alcohol were a factor, but the investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Sonora man arrested on drug charges

A 41 year-old Sonora man has been arrested for parole violation and drug charges. On Thursday, Hart County Deputies Kenneth Glass and Lanny Jewell arrested 41 year-old Timothy Ray Riggs, 421 Lewis Loop, Sonora, on a Kentucky Parole Board Warrant for parole violation. Riggs attempted to escape from deputies and was charged with Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd degree (foot) and Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd offense methamphetamine. A one step meth lab was in the Riggs vehicle which added charges of Manufacturing methamphetamine 1st degree, Drug paraphernalia buy/possess and Persistent felony offender 1st degree. Riggs was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $100,000.00 cash bond.

 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Hart County arrests

On Monday, June 9, Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley arrested Randon D. Redman, age 28, 150 Fairview Ave, Horse Cave, KY after turning herself in to the Sheriff’s Office. Redman was indicted by the Hart County Grand Jury for Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree 1st offense methamphetamine, Tampering with physical evidence, Operating a motor vehicle under influence alcohol/drugs/etc .08 aggravating circumstances and Careless driving. Redman was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $9,500.00 cash bond.On Wednesday, June 11, Hart County Deputy Heather Childress executed a Barren County Bench Warrant for Contempt of Court on Tyler S. Logsdon, age 26, 99 Macon Kessinger Rd, Munfordville, KY. Logsdon is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $16,217.47 cash bond.

 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Citizen assists with DUI arrest

Horse Cave Police Officer Bruce Neville arrested a 47 year-old Mammoth Cave man around 8:00 p.m. Sunday night.  Officer Neville received a complaint from a citizen of 47 year-old Luke Brooks leaving the Dollar General Store. The complainant gave a detailed vehicle description and a direction of travel, which helped police locate the vehicle that was all over the roadway at Dixie Highway and Bluegrass Avenue. Officer James Roberts, who is advanced roadside assistance certified, assisted in the field sobriety testing for DUI drivers under the influence of drugs other than alcohol. Officer Roberts determined Brooks was under the influence of an unknown narcotic believed to be hydrocodone. Brooks was taken to Caverna Hospital where he consented to blood testing. Officer Neville charged Brooks with Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Three year-old dies from home injury

A three-year-old Edmonton boy died Monday from injuries after a TV fell on him.  According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Department it was an older model TV that fell on top of Kayden Jace Thompson. Police say he was taken to the hospital in Louisville where he later died.  He is the son of Cody and Kim Thompson White of Edmonton and locally a great-grandparent Chunk White of Hardyville.  Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton.

 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Shoplifting arrests at Wal-Mart

Glasgow Police made several shoplifting arrests last week at Wal-Mart in Glasgow.  According to loss prevention employees on Tuesday, 26 year old Tiffany N. Bowles of Glasgow had attempted to leave the store without paying for various items totaling $60.55. Wal-Mart recovered all items and Bowles was charged with THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OVER $500.  Wednesday morning, the GPD responded to Wal-Mart to investigate a report of a shoplifter. 27 year old Joshua S. Webb of Horse Cave had taken flowers from a rack outside the store and placed them in his car. The total on the merchandise was $12.66. Webb was arrested and charged with THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING UNDER $500.

On Wednesday afternoon, 35 year old Patricia L. Druin of Park City, had attempted to leave the store with unsold merchandise. When officer Kirkpatrick made eye contact with the subjects purse, he observed three prescription pill bottles. One of these prescription bottles had two different pills located inside. Druin was arrested and charged with THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING UNDER $500 and POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 2ND DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE.  On Thursday afternoon, GPD Officer Fields responded to Wal-Mart in response to a reported shoplifter. According to loss prevention, 58 year old Phillip Dunagan of Horse Cave had attempted to shoplift 3 ink cartridges and two packs of scissors by sticking them in his pants. The items totaled $132.49. Dunagan was arrested and charged with THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING UNDER $500.All individuals were taken to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Cave City couple arrested in Munfordville

A Cave City couple was arrested Monday by Munfordville Officer Shaun White.  25 year-old Gregory Martin and 19 year-old Lakota Shaw was charged with Reckless Driving, Fleeing and Evading Police 2nd (motor vehicle), Criminal Trespassing 3rd and Failure to or Improper Signal. Both Martin and Shaw were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Sonic employee arrested for theft

A 31 year-old Hart County woman has been arrested on 2 felony warrants of theft. On Wednesday, the manager of Munfordville Sonic reported to Officer Dennis that an employee had failed to make two deposits at the bank. One deposit was for $1536.69 and the other was $779.67.  As a result of the investigation Hart County Attorney Mike Nichols issued two felony warrants of Theft by Failure to make Required Disposition of Property. At around 2:20 p.m., Chief Atwell and Officer Riggs arrested 31 year-old Tiffany Hodges, of Munfordville.  Hodges was lodged in the Hart County Jail. The investigation is being conducted by Officer Eli Dennis.

 

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Hart County Grand Jury Indictments

Three more arrests have been made by the Hart County Sheriff's Office. Hart County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Reynolds executed Hart County Grand Jury Indictments on Wednesday.  They are:  32 year-old Jason Wheat, 308 Quigley St., Cave City, for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Unlawful Possession of a Meth Precursor. Wheat is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bond.  25 year-old Chaz Thompson, 191 Old Main St., Munfordville for Possession of a Controlled Substance: Cocaine, Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs and Careless driving. Thompson is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bond. And 33 year-old Andre Goodman, 134 Walnut St., Horse Cave, for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance; cocaine. Goodman is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Dairy month celebration in Munfordville

Hart County Dairy Day Celebration is set for this Friday. Several activities will take place on the courthouse lawn, beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Games will include: ice cream eating and milk chugging contests at 10:00 and 11:30 a.m., Dairy Producer of the Year presentation, Bone Density testing by Family Medical Center staff, calf petting area, cow milking featuring Kentucky Kate, free samples of cheese, milk, butter and rolls and ice cream, giveaways, farm-related booths, informational booths and educational displays, photo contest, door prizes, plus Hart County Cattleman's Association will be grilling ribeyes and hamburgers.  We'll give away free dairy t-shirts. WLOC will broadcast live as we salute our local dairy farm families.

 

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Glasgow shooting may have been self-inflicted

The Barren County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate a shooting incident Tuesday afternoon on Lecta Kino Road. 52 year-old Tamara Huff, of Glasgow, told police she had sustained a gunshot wound to the head. She was flown from the residence to U of L Hospital for treatment of the gunshot wound. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, but police are saying this could be a self-inflicted gun wound.

 

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Woman killed in crash in Metcalfe County

A woman was killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Ky. 90 and Ky. 163, in Metcalfe County.  Wilma Jean Thompson was traveling north on 163 when her vehicle failed to come to a stop and was struck by a semi traveling east on Ky. 90. Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene by Metcalfe County Coroner Larry Wilson. This is the second fatality at this intersection this year. Metcalfe County magistrates have approached Sen. David Givens about the issue. Givens included $100,000 in the state's budget for safety and improvements at the intersection.

 

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Man fleeing police causes fatality

One person is dead and 4 injured after a head on collision Wednesday on KY 313.  At approximately 10:05 EST KSP received a complaint from the 3000 block of Wooldridge Ferry Rd. of a possible active kidnapping. Troopers responded to the scene and spoke with a female who alleged that she and her three minor children were abducted at knife point earlier in the night. The female complainant told Troopers that she managed to get out of her vehicle (2006 Dodge Van) and get to a residence to call for help but the alleged perpetrator had left with her three small children. A short time later a Trooper observed the vehicle in question pass the residence. The Trooper then attempted to catch up with the van allegedly containing the children. As the Trooper caught up with the vehicle just before the intersection of Wooldridge Ferry Rd. and Ky. 313, he activated his emergency equipment and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle then turned South on Ky. 313 and went a short distance before crossing the center line and striking a 2005 Jeep Liberty that was being operated by Ashlee Berry (22) of Radcliff. Ms. Berry’s vehicle then rolled down an embankment on the East side of the roadway. Ms. Berry was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin Co. Coroner. The operator of the Dodge Caravan, Kyle David Thompson (24) of Vine Grove, and three minor children were also injured in the crash. Kyle David Thompson was transported by Hardin Co. EMS to the University of Louisville Hospital with serious injuries. He was placed under arrest on an outstanding warrant for Failure To Comply With The Sex Offender Registry. Any other pending charges will be presented to a Grand Jury at a later date. The three juveniles were airlifted to Kosair Childrens Hospital and remain in critical condition. Ky. 313 was shut down for several hours while KSP Troopers reconstructed the accident.

 

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Metcalfe County Fair begins Monday

The 2014 Metcalfe County Fair, Monday June 9th thru Saturday June 14th

Monday June 9th: Baby Show/Tiny Mr. & Miss Beauty Pageant along with the Little Miss & Mister Metcalfe County Fair and Miss Preteen. Gate Fee $5, No Carnival Rides. For pageant info call, Angie McCoy @ 270-579-1379 or Charity Nunnally @ 270-670-9842.

---Tuesday June 10th: Metcalfe County Fair Miss Teen, Miss Metcalfe County Fair /Miss Metcalfe County. For pageant info call, Angie McCoy @ 270-579-1379 or Charity Nunnally @ 270-670-9842. Tuesday is Family Night, Gate admission $8 includes Arm Band for unlimited rides plus shows & events.

---Wednesday, June 11th the ATV Rodeo. Gate Fee $10, includes all Rides. For more information call David Hawk @270-590-6647 or Daniel Waddle @270-646-8690.

---Thursday June 12th: Lawn Mower Pull & Tractor Pull. Gate Fee $10, includes all Rides. For more information call David Hawk @270-590-6647, David Shaw @270-261-1649 or Daniel Waddle @270-646-8690

---Friday June 13th: Kentucky Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pullers Association. Gate Fee $10, includes all Rides. For more information call David Hawk @270-590-6647 or David Shaw @270-261-1649. Rules @ kottpa.com

---Saturday June 14th: Mud Run, Gate Fee $10, includes all Rides. For more information call David Hawk @270-590-6647, David Shaw @270-261-1649 or Daniel Waddle @270-646-8690

Friday, June 20th: Mule Pull, Gate admission $5, for more information call Gary Shive @ 270-428-4271or Mark Shive @270-428-4043.

---Thursday July 10th thru July 18th : Floral Hall,4-H & FFA, entries judging viewing.

---Saturday, July 14th: Family Farm Pet and Youth Livestock Show

---Thursday, July 19th: Dairy Show

 

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New at Mammoth Cave - Big Hollow Trail

This Saturday is National Trails Day, the perfect day to celebrate a new backcountry feature at Mammoth Cave - Big Hollow Trail. Park staff and trail enthusiasts will gather at the Maple Springs Trailhead at 10:00 a.m. to cut the ribbon on Big Hollow Trail.

 

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Missing Warren County man found dead

Kentucky State Police have confirmed they found a missing Warren County man dead on his property. Steven Hudspeth has been missing since May 31st. The investigation is ongoing but no foul play is suspected.

 

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Police continue search for non-custodial father

One arrest has been made in the search for two people involved in an alleged kidnapping Monday in Bowling Green. Warren County Sheriff's Deputies and Kentucky State Police arrested Sabrina VanMeter. She was taken to the Warren County Regional Jail on a warrant for kidnapping. Meanwhile, police continue to search for 25 year-old Robert Pomeroy, a non custodial father who allegedly kidnapped his 20 month-old child from a home in Bowling Green. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Pomeroy, is asked to call 911 or the Warren County Sheriff's Office at 270-842-1633.

 

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Three warrants served on Glasgow man

On Monday evening, Officer Fields with the Glasgow Police Department served three separate warrants on 47 year old Larry S. Wrather of Glasgow. Wrather was served: one indictment warrant for SEXUAL ABUSE 1ST DEGREE VICTIM UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER 2ND DEGREE along with two warrants for FAILURE TO REPORT TO DRUG COURT. Wrather was taken to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Glasgow woman arrested for stealing

On Monday Glasgow Police Department responded to T. J. Samson where 27 year old Angela Gillespie of Glasgow was attempting to steal wash cloths from the Hospital. Through investigation it was determined Gillespie had placed needles, bandages along with things to start IV’s in her purse. Gillespie was arrested and charged with THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING.

 

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Five drug arrests in Glasgow

Investigations into reported drug activity led to the arrests of 5 individuals by Glasgow Police Tuesday at 300 West Cherry Street.  Those arrested were, Jeremy S. Nay, Dwayne T. Smith, Shawn Hunter, and Manuel Enrique Velasquez Cerna all of Glasgow and Brandon Rice of Bowling Green.

 

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Metcalfe County Relay Pancake Breakfast

Metcalfe County's Relay for Life is this Friday night. Activities get underway at 5:00 p.m. and continue through 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning.  An All you can eat pancake breakfast will be Saturday morning at the Edmonton City Park - Football Field concession stand from 4:30 till 6:00 a.m.  The menu consists of pancakes, sausage and a choice of milk, coffee or soft drink for $5 a plate. To go plates are available. To place an order, call 270-576-8230.

 

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Shooting investigation on Lecta Kino Road

At approximately 3:08 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, the Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting at 5595 Lecta Kino Road. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies made contact with 52 year-old Tamara Huff, of Glasgow. Mrs. Huff had sustained a gunshot wound to the head. She was flown from the residence to U of L Hospital for treatment of the gunshot wound. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Thunderstorms expected for the evening

Later this afternoon... Thunderstorms are likely to develop.  These storms are forecast to organize into a squall line and then move quickly southward through Southern Indiana and Central Kentucky late this afternoon and this evening.  At this time... the highest risk of severe weather looks to occur between 2:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.  Damaging winds... large hail and cloud to ground lightning will be the primary severe weather hazards... Though isolated tornadoes can not be ruled out.  Torrential rainfall will be possible with thunderstorms this afternoon and evening which may result in localized flooding in some areas. A chance of thunderstorms will return to the area Saturday and Sunday as another weather system approaches.

 

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Green River Bluegrass Festival

The Green River Bluegrass Festival will be held Friday and Saturday at the Hart County High School Sports Complex in Munfordville. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy bluegrass music Friday at 5:00 p.m. with Arthur Hatfield, Bluegrass Express and at 7:00 p.m. Rhonda Vincent.  On Saturday, Arthur Hatfield will sing at 12:00, followed by South Union Bluegrass and Down on 5th throughout the afternoon. Then at 7:00 p.m., it's Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver.  Admission is $15 for one day and $25 for both days.  Craft booths and concessions will be available.  Coolers are permitted, no alcohol please. For more information, go to www.visitmunfordville.com.

 

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Munfordville City Council Meeting

The Munfordville City Council met Monday night.  The Council:  (1) Held public hearing for Proposed Budget and use of Municipal Road Aid and Local Government Economic Assistance Funds. (2) Heard Committee Reports (a) Coni Shepperd reported that the Bluegrass Festival would be held this weekend on the old football field at Hart County High School, Rhonda Vincent would be Friday nights headliner While Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver would be Saturday nights, tickets are $15.00 a day or $25.00 for both days and are available at the door. (b) The Cemetery Committee Thanked everyone who gave donations to the cemetery on Memorial Day weekend, they also thanked Sego Funeral Home for providing a tent for the . Volunteers. (c) Donna Ebert gave a report for the Zoning Board. (3) Susan Mouser reviewed the City's Audit. (4) Passed a second reading of Ordinance 002-14 (adopting code of ordinances) Held a first reading of the Budget also a first reading of the Budget Amendment. (5) Voted to purchase a lawn mower from Jerry Dobson. (6) Heard Police and Fire Department reports. (7) Discussed Personnel (annual salary increase).

 

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Motorcycle fatality in Barren County

Friday night the Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal motorcycle accident on Burkesville Road at the intersection of Cora Wilborn Road.  63 year-old Daniel Chaney, of Cave City was traveling east on his 1995 Honda Motorcycle, when he went off the roadway and traveled into a culvert. The motorcycle overturned multiple times before coming to a stop. Chaney was transported to TJ Samson Hospital for treatment and later died of complications from the accident.

 

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Non custodial father kidnaps daughter

The Warren County Sheriff's Office is searching for a non custodial father who allegedly kidnapped his 18 month-old child from a home in Bowling Green. Investigators said 25 year-old Robert Pomeroy, of Bowling Green, broke into a home Monday night in the 6000 block of Scottsville Road and took the 18 month-old girl from a bathtub. Pomeroy then fled with his girlfriend, Sabrina Vanmeter, in an off white late 1990's or early 2000 model, 4-door Lexus. Pomeroy is described as being 5'10" tall, weighing 180 pounds with a shaved head and thin beard. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and camouflage pants. A description for Vanmeter has not been released. Police said the child was not wearing clothes when she was taken. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Pomeroy, Vanmeter or the 18 month-old girl is asked to call 911 or the Warren County Sheriff's Office at 270-842-1633.

 

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Munfordville bank burglarized over the weekend

On Monday morning at 7:35 a.m., the Munfordville Police Department responded to First Federal Bank on Main Street. The employees entered the bank and discovered that someone had broken out a window. On Monday at about 1:40 a.m., a subject had gained entry to the bank through the window. Once inside the subject then attempted to gain entry to the vault. The attempt was unsuccessful. The Munfordville Police Department was assisted by Deputy Glass, Trooper Joel Huff and Trooper Ronnie Reynolds of the Kentucky State Police. The incident is still under investigation by the Munfordville Police Department.

 

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Monday, June 2, 2014

400 mile yard sale starts Thursday

Four days, 400 miles of scenic roadways. And all the yard sale goodies, antiques and collectibles you can carry. Tables and tents are setting up again along U. S. 68 from Maysville to Paducah, south across the Tennessee line, going through 60 communities.  The sales start Thursday and run through Sunday.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds drivers to pay close attention in areas where multiple sales are taking place.  This is 11th year for the 400 Mile Sale. For more information, visit 400mile.com

 

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Metcalfe Schools received planning grant

Metcalfe County Schools have received a $100,000 National Breakthrough School planning grant that will focus on personalized learning. The announcement of the planning grants follows a rigorous selection process that identified the most promising school visions and leadership teams. Metcalfe County was one of eight national grantees selected from a pool of more than 90 applicants from across the country. MCHS will use the funds to begin to explore alternative delivery models of education through blended digital learning.

 

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Weekend pursuit ends in arrest

Kentucky State Police have arrested a Summer Shade man after a weekend pursuit. On Sunday, State Police arrested 54 year-old Summer Shade, after he was involved in a pursuit that was initially started by the Mammoth Cave Park Rangers. At 5:53 p.m., Mammoth Cave Park Rangers attempted to stop a Ford F150 being operated by Hardin. Hardin was able to evade the Park Rangers and the pursuit continued through Brownsville and Edmonson County. At 6:18 p.m., Trooper Jeremy Smith observed Mr. Hardin's vehicle on US 31W just North of Park City. Hardin attempted to elude Trooper Smith before stopping two miles south of Cave City. Hardin was arrested and charged with multiple traffic offenses including, DUI 3rd Aggravated. Hardin was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Two men arrested in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Officer Larry Martin arrested a Glasgow man just after midnight Saturday morning.  Officer Martin charged 22 year-old Steven Helton with failure to illuminate rear license plate and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense aggravated circumstances. Horse Cave Officer Bruce Neville arrested a Horse Cave man on an Allen County warrant on charges of Harassing Communications. Arrested was 35 year-old Jeramiah Rollins. Both men were lodged in the Hart County Jail. Helton awaits bond and Rollins will be kept on an administrative hold for the Allen County Jail.

 

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Traffic impacts for week of June 2nd

The expected traffic impacts for June 2 through June 6:

I-65

· The northbound ramps at exit 58 (Horse Cave) will have shoulder closures that reduce the lane width down to 12 feet as crews construct the widening in these areas.

· Rolling road blocks for blasting operations will take place sometime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Barren County

· KY 70/KY 90- Trucks will be entering and exiting the roadway in Cave City because of earthwork between the CSX bridge and I-65.

· KY 90- (Between Adam McCreary Rd and KY 839) – Earthwork operations will continue. Expect an increase in construction traffic and intermittent flagging operations.

· Outer Loop- Lane closures remain in place for both directions on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway between mile marker 8 through mile marker 10. Lane restrictions in east bound direction of the Louie B. Nunn Parkway. Contractors will still have construction traffic entering and leaving the parkway and KY 1297 throughout the week. Crews will be flagging traffic on the parkway around mile marker 9 for equipment crossings from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both lanes of travel should be prepared to stop.

· US 68/ KY 255 – Flaggers will be present as crews will be installing pipe, drainage structures and paving at the intersection in Bon Ayr.

Metcalfe County

· U.S. 68/ Louie B Nunn Parkway- Grade work and bridge construction has begun and will continue for the next several months on the new interchange project. Trucks and equipment will be entering and exiting the road in this area. The northern section of Harvey Hurt Rd. (across from Industrial Dr.) will be closed to through traffic. Local traffic will need to use the southern approach from U.S. 68 to access Harvey Hurt Rd.

· Industrial DR (KY 3524)- Beginning Tuesday, June 3rd, Industrial Dr. will be closed from U.S. 68 to Sumitomo as part of the new interchange construction. Motorists will need to follow the detour along U.S. 68 turning onto KY 80 and then onto Industrial Dr. until further notice.

· Louie B. Nunn Parkway- There will be lane closures in both directions on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway at mile marker 29 through mile marker 31 in Metcalfe County. These will remain in place until the bridge construction in the median has been completed.

· Mount Moriah RD (KY 2387)- Scotty’s Contracting will be resurfacing Mount Moriah Rd. from KY 90 to Pace Rd. Motorists are urged to drive with caution through the construction zone. Flaggers will be present.

· Old Glasgow RD (KY 3234)- Scotty’s Contracting will be resurfacing Old Glasgow Rd. from Dry Fork Rd. to U.S. 68. Motorists are urged to drive with caution through the construction zone. Flaggers will be present.

 

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Munfordville City Council Meeting Monday

The Munfordville City Council will meet in regular session Monday, June 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. On the agenda: Hold Public Hearing for Proposed Budget and use of Municipal Road Aid and Local Government Economic Assistance Funds, hold second reading of Ordinance 002-14 (adopting code of ordinances), and hold first reading of Ordinance 003-14 (budget).

 

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Caverna High School SBDM Meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Advisory Council (SBDM) meeting on Monday, June 2nd, in the library at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Oscarware participated in United Kingdom trip

Joined by a dozen Kentucky companies, economic development and tourism officials, Gov. Steve Beshear recently led a Kentucky Export Initiative Trade Mission to the United Kingdom.  One of the companies that participated in the trip was Oscarware Inc of Bonnieville. And according to owner Debra Dudley, the trip was a huge success. In a press release, Dudley said their products are now being introduced to a new continent, and the trip has given Oscarware an opportunity to grow and showcase their products with the United Kingdom  Oscarware has 30 full time employees and produces 17 different products in their 64,000 square foot facility.

 

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cleanup for Green River

The Munfordville community is partnering with groups and volunteers from around the state for a cleanup of the Green River on Saturday, June 14.  The cleanup will start at Thelma Stovall Park, 100 River Road, at 8:00 a.m.  This year, we will be cleaning 25 miles of river from Rio to the Western Kentucky University nature preserve. This is a family-friendly event open to everyone, groups are encouraged. This event is FREE and participants will receive a canoe rental (with shuttle provided), lunch, a commemorative t-shirt, a water bottle, an afternoon snack, plus a chance to win a free kayak package!  Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA) has been working across the state to carry out the mission of protecting and restoring Kentucky's waterways since 1993. The cleanup is begin sponsored by KWA, the Nature Conservancy of Kentucky, WKU Upper Green River Biological Preserve and Big Buffalo Crossing Canoe & Kayak as part of an initiative to protect the Green River - one of our state's most prized ecological treasures.  To register or for more information about this event, contact: Will Willis, Communications Director at will@kwalliance.org.

 

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hart County Board of Ed Meeting

William C. Belt, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board of Education on Friday, May 30th, at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Hart County High School.  The items on the agenda are as follows:  1) Approve sale of surplus buses/transportation vehicles  2) Approve grant request.

 

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Grand Jury Indictment warrants

On May 27, 2014, the Barren-Edmonson-Allen Drug Task Force executed 20 Grand Jury Indictment warrants resulting in the arrest of 15 individuals. The indictments were prepared by Commonwealth Attorney John Gardner and his office.

The operation began at 7:00 AM and continued through 2:00 PM. Assisting agencies included: Bowling Green- Warren County Drug Task Force, Barren County Sheriff's Office, Cave City Police Department, Glasgow Police Department, Kentucky State Police, and ATF. This operation consisted of coordination with the above agencies and Barren County Jailer, Matt Muter.

All arrestees were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center except for Stevie L York, who was lodged in the Warren County Detention Center.

1. Deandra L. Barlow, age 25, charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense Less than 4 grams Cocaine, Trafficking in Marijuana less than 8 oz . 1st Offense Drug Paraphernalia - Buy /Posses

2. Charles W. Skaggs, age 23, charged with Possession Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Unlawful Distribution of a Meth Precursor, 1st , Drug Paraphernalia - Buy /Posses

3. Cody D. Wills, age 19, charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Off, Possession Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia - Buy /Posses

4. Crystal E Doyle, age 21, charged with Unlawful Distribution of a Meth Precursor, 1st

5. Jesse P. Davis, age 28, charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense, Persistent Felony Offender 1st.

6. Jessica L. Byrd, age 37, charged with Unlawful Distribution of a Meth Precursor, 1st

7. Dennis W. Decker, age 30, charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense Less than 4 grams Meth, Drug Paraphernalia - Buy /Posses, Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense Less than 4 grams Cocaine

8. Franklin D. Estes, age 48, charged with Controlled Substance Endangerment to child 4th.

9. Elexis R. Houchens, age 21, charged with Possession Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Unlawful Distribution of a Meth Precursor, 1st , Drug Paraphernalia - Buy /Posses

10. Antonio L Nuckols, age 23, charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance within 1000 Feet of a School, Unlawful Distribution of Meth Precursor 1st

11. Ashley B. Hurt, age 28, charged with Possession Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia - Buy /Posses, Possession of Marijuana ,Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense Less than 2 grams (Methamphetamine)

12. Derek A. Riggs, age 19, charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense Less than 2 grams (Methamphetamine)

13. Timothy A. Miller, age 52, charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense Less than 4 grams Cocaine

14. Stevie L.York, age 42, charged with Possession Controlled Substance 3rd Degree - Drug Unspecified, Drug Paraphernalia - Buy /Posses, Possession of Marijuana, Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or = 2 Grams), Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense, Possession Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense Methamphetamine), Unlawful Distribution of a Meth Precursor, 1st Offense, Poss Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree - Drug Unspecified.

15. Alicia S. Byrd, age 35, charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense More than 2 grams (Methamphetamine).

 

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Alcohol sale vote in Cave City

Cave City residents will vote on alcohol sales in July. The Office of the Barren County Judge/Executive, along with the Office of the Barren County Clerk, have completed the qualification process of the local option election petition filed in the County Clerk's Office on May 14th. Barren County Judge/Executive Davie D. Greer signed an Executive Order on May 28th, ordering that an election be held on Tuesday, July 22nd, by placing the following question on the ballot: "Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in Cave City, Kentucky?".

 

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

I-65 bridge work for the overnight

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Contract Crews will be setting bridge beams along the I65 bridge over US 31W tonight beginning at 7pm (central time). I65 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Though this work is taking place during off-peak hours, short delays are possible.  Beams should be set and both lanes open by 7am Friday morning.

 

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Horse Cave woman arrested

A 47 year-old Horse Cave woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon. Police Officer Larry Martin charged Tracy McCluskey with Obstructed view windshield and Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs.  McCluskey was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Adopt-a-Highway Summer Scrub Week

The state Transportation Cabinet says its Adopt-a-Highway Summer Scrub Week is set for the week of June 2nd. Nearly 700 groups participate in Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program, which began in 1988. The cabinet says volunteers clean about 4,800 miles of roadside annually.

 

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hemp crop testing in Kentucky

Hemp has turned into a legitimate test crop in Kentucky after a legal battle over imported seeds. Researchers are planting seeds to start gauging the potential for the non-intoxicating cousin of marijuana. University of Kentucky agronomy researchers planted a small plot Tuesday in central Kentucky. The seeds were part of a shipment released after a legal standoff between Kentucky's Agriculture Department and the federal government. Another test hemp plot affiliated with Murray State University in western Kentucky has has also been planted. Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says the research will eventually lead to new jobs and farm income. The new federal farm bill allows state agriculture departments to designate hemp pilot projects for research in states that allow hemp growing. Kentucky is at the forefront of the comeback. 

 

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Motorcycle fatality in Hardin County

A 3 VEHICLE ACCIDENT SUNDAY RESULTED IN ONE FATALITY ON I-65 IN HARDIN COUNTY. Troopers worked the fatal accident on Southbound I-65 at approximately 1:20 P.M. EST just south of the Glendale EXIT. ACCORDING TO THE KY STATE POLICE, 42 YEAR OLD Miranda M. Flowers and her husband, 43 YEAR OLD Gerald Flowers Jr. both of Darden, Tn. were traveling Southbound on their Harley Davidson Motorcycles when for unknown reasons traffic began to slow. Miranda Flowers and Gerald Flowers both attempted to swerve right to avoid hitting a Ford Expedition being driven by 33 YEAR OLD Angela J. Mitchell,of Louisville.  The Flowers vehicle struck the rear of the Expedition driven by Angela Mitchell causing her to overturn. Gerald Flowers Jr., who was also trying to avoid the vehicle swerved right and struck the motorcycle driven by his wife. He was then ejected from the motorcycle he was operating. Miranda Flowers was pronounced dead on the scene by the Hardin Co. Coroner. Gerald Flowers Jr. was airlifted to UL Hospital and is listed in critical condition. Angela Mitchell was uninjured.

 

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Caverna High School Announcements

The 2014 Graduation for Caverna High School will be held on Thursday in the High School Gym at 7:00 p.m. 

There will be a reception on Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for the Caverna High School Class of 1984 in the Library.  Special Recognition at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Gym.

 

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Traffic Impacts for May 26th Through May 30th

I-65

The northbound ramps at exit 58 (Horse Cave) will have shoulder closures that reduce the lane width down to 12 feet as crews construct the widening in these areas.

Rolling road blocks for blasting operations will take place sometime between 11:00 am and 5 pm Tuesday through Friday.

Crews will be working on I-65 southbound from the Natcher Parkway Ramps to the Simpson County Line routing and sealing cracks along the pavement joints.  Lane closures will be in place and crews will be working between 9 pm and 7 am.

Barren County

KY 70/KY 90 - Trucks will be entering and exiting the roadway in Cave City because of earthwork between the CSX bridge and I-65.

KY 90 (Between Adam McCreary Rd and KY 839) - Earthwork operations will continue.  Expect an increase in construction traffic and intermittent flagging operations.

Outer Loop - Lane closures remain in place for both directions on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway between mile maker 8 through mile marker 10.  Lane restrictions in east bound direction of the Louie B. Nunn Parkway.  Contractors will still have construction traffic entering and leaving the parkway and KY 1297 throughout the week.  Crews will be flagging traffic on the parkway around mile marker 9 for equipment crossings from 6 am to 6 pm.  Both lanes of travel should be prepared to stop.

US 68/KY 255 - Flaggers will be present as crews will be installing pipe, drainage structures and paving at the intersection in Bon Ayr.

Edmonson County

KY 101/KY 259 - Scotty's Contracting will continue working on an ultra-thin resurfacing project that extends between Stice Rd. and KY 70.

Metcalfe County

U.S. 68/Louie B Nunn Parkway - Grade work and bridge construction has begun and will continue for the next several months on the new interchange project.  Trucks and equipment will be entering and exiting the road in this area.  The northern section of Harvey Hurt Rd. (across from Industrial Dr.) will be closed to through traffic.  Local traffic will need to use the southern approach from U.S. 68 to access Harvey Hurt Rd.

 

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Barren County Man Arrested

A tip led to the arrest of a Barren County man. On Friday Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 31 year old Robert Kelley, of Cave City at the Star Motel on an outstanding traffic warrant.  Officer Riley located Kelley hiding in the bathroom of the motel.  Kelley was arrested on the following charges:  Failure to Appear warrant (Original charges: Speeding, and Failure to Maintain Insurance), Possession of Controlled Substance, Third Degree (Two Counts), Possession of Controlled Substance, Second Degree, Prescription not in Proper Container, and Possession of Marijuana.  Kelley was lodged into the Barren County Correction Facility.

 

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Holiday weekend arrest in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police made three arrests over the holiday weekend. Officer James Roberts arrested a Louisville woman around 11:00 p.m. Friday night. 19 year-old Anne Chandler Dismore was charged with Careless Driving, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol and Possession of Marijuana.  Officer Bruce Neville arrested a Campbellsville man Friday afternoon. 24 year-old Kentrell Coulter was charged with Trafficking in Marijuana and Tampering with Physical Evidence.  Officer Neville was assisted by Chief Henry, K9 Charlie and Officer Derrick Murphy. Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Smiths Grove man Sunday night. 41 year-old Alvin Harrell was charged with Careless Driving, Operating on a Suspended/Revoked operator's license and Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs. All three were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Glasgow Police Officer arrested

A Glasgow Police Officer, facing a domestic violence charge has been place on administrative leave. Kentucky State Police received a call Friday just after 11:00 p.m. from Glasgow Police Chief Guy Turcotte asking them to investigate an incident involving Glasgow Police Officer Howard Garrison. Shortly after arriving on the scene, Garrison was arrested and charged with Assault fourth degree, Domestic Violence with minor injury. Garrison was held at the Barren County Jail for a short time before eventually being released. Garrison will be placed on leave, with pay until investigations by both KSP and Internal Affairs are complete.

 

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Florida man arrested for drugs

A 52 year-old Miami Florida man has been arrested in Hart County on drug charges.  Hart County Deputies Caleb Butler and Michael Murray on Friday arrested Ricardo Perez, of Miami, FL, on a Hart County Grand Jury Indictment for Trafficking in Marijuana over 5 pounds 1st offense and Trafficking in Marijuana over 5 pounds 1st offense complicity. Perez was entered in NCIC as a fugitive and extradited by Deputies Butler and Murray from the Florida Department of Corrections. Perez is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bond.

 

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Veteran's Memorial dedication held Thursday

Several veterans were on hand along with members of the general public Thursday for the dedication of the new Veteran's Memorial at the Hart County Judicial Center. There were several speakers and music was provided by Gary Puckett. The dedication was broadcast live on WLOC.  During this Memorial Day weekend, WLOC would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday.

 

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Recanvass requested for Barren County Judge Executive's race

A democratic candidate for Judge Executive in Barren County has requested a recanvass of votes cast this past Tuesday. W. R. "Bud" Tarry who finished 3 votes behind winner Michael Hale requested the recanvass on Wednesday. Hale, who earned 1643 votes to Tarry's 1640, and Dr. Chris Stewart wasn't far behind with 1626.

 

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Ft Campbell man sentenced for murder

According to the Ky State Police, on Wednesday, 35 year old Robby Knight of Fort Campbell, pled guilty and was sentenced to 52 years in prison in a US Military Court for premeditated murder and maiming of Jeremy Priddy, who was found dead at his residence in Edmonson County, on October 9, 2012.  This was a joint investigation between the US Army CID and Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green.

 

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Warrants and Indictments for Hart County

Hart County Sheriff’s Office arrested the following persons:

Brice A. Martin, age 23, 5624 S. Jackson Hwy, Horse Cave, KY on a Warren County Contempt of Court Warrant failure to pay child support. Martin was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

2. Misty Francis, age 36, Munfordville, KY on a Hart County Bench Warrant for Violation of Probation Conditions. Francis was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $10,500.00 cash bond.

James Slover, age 19, 155 Terry Bastin Rd, Hardyville, KY on a Barren County Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear. Slover was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

Dillon Constant, age 21, 2848 Raider Hollow Rd, Munfordville, KY on two Hart County Grand Jury Indictments for two counts of Burglary 1st degree, two counts of Theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others, Receiving Stolen Property Firearm and Criminal Mischief 2nd degree. Constant is lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $55,000.00 cash bond.

James Maulden, age 46, Bonnieville, KY on a Hart County Grand Jury Indictment for Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st offense, Tampering with physical evidence, Drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, Assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury, Assault 4th degree minor injury, Terroristic threatening 3rd degree and Persistent Felony Offender I. Maulden is lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $100,000.00 cash bond.

Jon Graham, age 23, 1770 S. Dixie Hwy, Munfordville, KY on a Hart County Grand Jury Indictment for Theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others. Graham was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $5,000.00 cash bond.

Derek Meredith, age 23, 500 Ernest Chaudion Rd, Magnolia, KY on a Nelson County Grand Jury Indictment for Possession of Controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense methamphetamine, Tampering with physical evidence, Drug paraphernalia buy/possess and Public Intoxication controlled substance excludes alcohol. Meredith is lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $5,000.00 cash bond.

Jackie Thomas Riggs, age 19, 2150 Omar Chaney Rd, Munfordville, KY on a Hart County Grand Jury Indictment for Burglary 3rd degree, Theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others and Criminal mischief 2nd degree. Riggs was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $5,000.00 cash bond.

Derek Vincent, age 31, 3929 Rex Rd, Hardyville, KY on a Hart County Grand Jury Indictment for Trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces 1st offense, Trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces 1st offense complicity and Tampering with physical evidence. Vincent was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $9,500.00 cash bond.

Forest J. Collins, age 43, 2063 Concord Church Rd, Munfordville, KY on a Hart County Grand Jury Indictment for Burglary 1st degree, Theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others and Receiving stolen property firearm. Collins was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $50,000.00 cash bond.

Mike Williamson, age 48, 1021 Bunnell Crossing Rd, Munfordville, KY on a Larue County Warrant for Defrauding a secured creditor over $500.00 but less than $10,000.00. Williamson was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

Angel Wilder, age 37, 964 R. W Handy Rd, Hardyville, KY on two Hart County Grand Jury Indictments for two counts of Flagrant Non Support and two counts of Persistent Felony Offender II. Wilder was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $19,000.00 cash bond.

Craig Anthony Weston, age 22, 1555 Powder Mills Rd, Magnolia, KY on a Hart County Bench Warrant for Violation of conditions of diversion. Weston was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $10,500.00 cash bond.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Memorial Day holiday closings

In observance of Memorial Day - All Federal, State and Local Offices will be closed this weekend through Monday. Post offices will be closed Monday and there will be no rural delivery of mail.  Hart County Solid Waste Billing Office and Drop Off will be closed Monday in obervance of Memorial Day. There will be no trash pickup that day, trash pickup will run a day behind this week.

 

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ky's long-range transportation plan

A proposed update to Kentucky's long-range transportation plan is available for public review. The draft updates the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's 2006 long-range plan and was developed with help from more than 16,000 public survey responses.  The cabinet says the draft plan's goals include more emphasis on longer-lasting investments, use of emerging technologies to improve operation, responsiveness to needs of a growing population and its demographics, steadily increasing highway safety and innovation in raising revenues.  The proposal can be found at yourturn.transportation.ky.gov, and comments may be made in a survey available at the same site through June 23rd. Hard copies of the draft plan and survey are also available at Highway District offices, Area Development District offices, Metropolitan Planning Organization offices and the cabinet office building in Frankfort.

 

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Information sought on bank robber

The investigation into an armed robbery at Edmonton State Bank on North Race Street around Monday has led to a vehicle of interest.

According to Julie Anne Williams, Glasgow Police Department Public Affairs Officer, the vehicle is a Jeep, possibly a Wrangler and dark in color. The suspect is a white male wearing a plain black ball cap, dark sunglasses a bandana over his face and neck, white or cream colored gloves, a white or light gray hoodie, blue jeans and boot type shoes. Glasgow Police are leading this investigation with assistance from the FBI.

Anyone with information about the suspect, the vehicle or the crime itself is asked to contact the GPD at 270-651-5151.

 

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cave City woman arrested on drug charges

Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested a Cave City woman around 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon. Chief Henry arrested 27 year-old Hattie Pointer on charges of Careless Driving and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (15 Hydrocodone).  Mrs. Pointer was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Glasgow woman arrested for stabbing

At approximately 12:04am Tuesday morning, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to 580 Hidden Lake Road Apartment #10 in reference to a stabbing that had occurred at that residence. Victoria E. Swain 22 of Glasgow was arrested and charged with Assault, 1st degree following an altercation that occurred with the resident at the apartment, Dawn Kerr. During the altercation, Kerr, 37 was stabbed in the chest, and was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Primary Election Results for Hart County

The 2014 Primary Election was held Tuesday, May 20th, with 20 of 20 precincts reporting in Hart County.  In the U. S. Senator's race on the Republican ticket, Mitch McConnell received 562 votes, followed by Matt Bevin with 316, Brad Copas with 10 votes, Chris Payne - 8 votes and Shawna Sterling with 7 votes.  On the democratic side in the senator's race:  Alison Lundergan Grimes received 1,728 votes, with Gregory Brent Leichty in second with 229 points, followed by Burrel Charles Farnsley with 160 votes and Tom Recktenwald received 128 votes.  In the Hart County Judge Executives race: John T. Johnson received the most votes with 1,431 and John R. Sharpensteen received 898 votes.  In the race for Hart County Jailer: Israel "Brown" Bergenson received 1,806 votes with Jeffery L. Roten receiving 878 votes.  For Hart County Coroner, Marlene Pippin received the most votes with 1,316 while William M. Rucker had a total of 1,040 votes. In the race for 1st Magisterial District, Gary Gardner received 532 votes, while Betty Sue Gossett received 123.  In the 2nd Magisterial District race: Melvin Perkins received the most votes with 116 and Phyllis Wilcoxson received 49.  In the Constable 2nd Magisterial District race: Terry Riley won with 195 votes while Ricky Woodard received 129 votes. In the Magistrates race for the 4th District: Carolyn Turner received the most votes with 241, Sharon Meredith was a close second with 211 votes, while Glen Knight received 125 and David Skaggs had 51 votes. and in the 4th Magisterial District for Constable: Dennis Amos received 408 votes, while Timothy Thomas Trulock got 166 votes. For Judge of the Court of Appeals 2nd Appellate District 2nd Division: Kelly Thompson received 1,814 votes, Mark H. Flener received 838 votes while Osi Onyekwuluje received 113 votes.

 

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Horse Cave City Attorney arrested

Cave City Police say they arrested the Horse Cave City Attorney Saturday night. Police say they stopped 63-year-old Patrick A. Ross on North Dixie Highway and charged him with failure to dim his headlights and driving under the influence. Ross was booked into the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Two pedestrians struck in Campbellsville

The Campbellsville Police Department is looking for a hit & run suspect. Police say Dustin Carter struck two pedestrians Monday on South Central Avenue in Campbellsville. Carter is described as a white man, approximately 23-years-old, 5-ft-7, and 135 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. Police list his residence as 467 Noe Road in Campbellsville. Anyone with information about Mr. Carter is asked to contact the Campbellsville Police Department at (270) 465-4121. To remain anonymous, you can call the PRIDE line at (270) 469-7743.

 

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Edmonton State Bank in Glasgow robbed

Police are still looking for the man who robbed Edmonton State Bank on North Race Street in Glasgow Monday morning. According to Glasgow Police Department Public Affairs Officer Julie Ann Williams, the suspect is a white man with a thin build, who has side-burns down to the bottom of his ears. Surveillance footage revealed he was wearing dark sunglasses, a plain black ball cap, a white or light gray hoodie, white or cream colored gloves, a dark bandana around his neck and face, blue jeans and boots. The suspect walked up North Race Street from the area of Adairland Court, entered the bank, carried out the robbery and upon leaving, ran behind the bank toward Adairland Court. If you have any information, contact the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-5151.

 

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Monday, May 19, 2014

2 Horse Cave Men Arrested

Horse Cave Officer Derrick Murphy arrested a Horse Cave man around 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning.  Officer Murphy charged 49 year old Thomas Harper with Assault 4th Degree (Domestic Violence Minor Injury).

Horse Cave Officer L.D. Martin arrested a Horse Cave man around 10:00 p.m. Sunday night.  Officer Martin charged 21 year old Thomas Wayne Bennett with Careless Driving, Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess 1st Offense, Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, and Instructional permit violation.  Both men were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Munfordville Man Arrested

Horse Cave Officer James Roberts arrested a Munfordville man around 2:00 p.m. Thursday on a Hart County Warrant.  18 year old James Cahari Perkins is being charged with Terroristic Threatening 2nd degree and Assault 4th degree on a minor (Minor Injury).  Mr. Perkins allegedly assaulted a minor at Caverna High School as the Juvenile was waiting for his ride home.  Officer Roberts was assisted by Chief Sean Henry and Officer Derrick Murphy.  He was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Caverna Hospital Physicians Office Complex

The public is invited to a Ribbon Cutting and Open House this Thursday at the new Caverna Memorial Hospital Physicians Office Complex. The Ribbon Cutting will be held at 2:15 p.m. and the Open House will be from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Lebanon man dies after shooting

A central Kentucky man has died after a shooting that Kentucky State Police say involved officers who responded to the man's house. State police say two state troopers and a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer went to the home in response to a suicide threat at about 9:30 a.m. EDT Friday. police said shots were fired about six minutes later, and 38 year-old Joseph L. Livers III of Lebanon was wounded. Livers was taken to Spring View Hospital and pronounced dead just before 10:30 a.m. No officers were injured.

 

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Veteran's Memorial Service Thursday

A Special Memorial Service for Veterans and their families will be held this Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the new Judicial Center in Munfordville. The new Braille Veteran's Memorial Monument, in honor of our veterans will be unveiled. WLOC will broadcast the special ceremony beginning at 11:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Voters head to the polls for primary Tuesday

The May Primary is Tuesday.  Voters will be going to the polls to vote in several state and local races.  Locally, the ballot will be topped in the Judge Executive's race on the democratic ticket where John Johnson, Mayor of Munfordville, is being challenged by John Sharpensteen. The winner will face Republican incumbent Terry Martin in the fall.  In the race for Jailer: the current County Coroner Jeff Roten is challenged by Israel Brown Bergenson.  For the office of Coroner:  William Rucker and Marlene Pippin face each other in the Democratic Primary.  The winner will face Republican Reggie Pettet in the fall.  In the Magistrate race in the 1st district:  the incumbent Democrat Gary Gardner is being challenged by Democrat Betty Sue Gossett. In the 2nd District: the incumbent Republican Melvin Perkins is being challenged by Phyliss Wilcoxson. In the 4th District:  the incumbent Franklin Turner is retiring and his wife Carolyn Turner is being challenged by Democrat's Glen Knight, David Skaggs and Sharon Meredith. The winner will face Republican Doug Well in the fall.  And for the office of Constable in the 2nd District:  Democrat Terry Riley is being challenged by Ricky Woodard and in the 4th District, Democrat Dennis Amos faces Timothy Trulock. A record 3.1 million Kentuckians are registered to vote in Tuesday's primary.

 

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Hart County Public Library Awarded Literacy Grant

Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Hart County Public Library in Munfordville, Kentucky a literacy grant in the amount of $700 to support adult, family and summer literacy programs. This local grant award is part of over $6 million in grants awarded today to approximately 700 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 40 states the company serves.

 

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Regional Farm Energy Meetings in May

The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) and USDA Rural Development will be co-hosting six Regional Farm Energy Meetings across the Commonwealth in May to share grant and loan opportunities available to farmers in the areas of on-farm energy efficiency and renewable energy production.

Two of these meetings will be held in western Kentucky: Thursday, May 22, at 6 p.m. CDT, at the Barren County Extension Office in Glasgow and Tuesday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. CDT, at the Graves County Extension Office in Mayfield.

These meetings are designed to be interactive learning sessions that will help farmers choose the program(s) most appropriate to meet their needs. Scott Maas, business-cooperative specialist with USDA Rural Development, will discuss the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Bill McCloskey, director of financial services for the GOAP, will discuss the On-Farm Energy Incentives Program and low interest financing opportunities.

The Regional Farm Energy Meetings come after Gov. Beshear, Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers, community leaders and local residents announced their action plan for eastern Kentucky’s Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Initiative. Among the initiative’s main goals is to address emerging agricultural opportunities, as well as energy efficiency.

 

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Friday, May 16, 2014

City Council ousted Hodgenville mayor

A City Council in central Kentucky has ousted the mayor following his indictment on charges of theft and abusing public trust.  The News-Enterprise reports Hodgenville City Council members voted unanimously Thursday night to remove Mayor Terry L. Cruse from office after a daylong hearing.  The decision stemmed in part from a state police investigation of Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback that led to criminal charges. A grand jury indictment issued in December accuses both of using a city-issued fuel credit card to make personal purchases and taking money from the city. Cruse and Hornback have denied the allegations.  After removing Cruse, the officials appointed Councilman Kenny DeVore as interim mayor.

 

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Three injured in Barren County accident

On Thursday Kentucky State Police responded to the scene of an overturned vehicle with a person trapped on Park City Glasgow Road.

A 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier was being operated by Joshua Combs (19) of Cave City and lost control for an unknown reason. The Cavalier overturned in the road after striking a tree stump off the left shoulder. Two passengers, Ashley Jewell (22) and an infant were transported to T J Samson by Barren County EMS. The driver was flown by Air Methods to the University of Louisville with multiple injuries.

Trooper Timmy Jewell was assisted at the scene by The Barren County Sheriffs Department, Park City Fire and Rescue and Mammoth Cave Fire and Rescue.

 

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Ammo and cash seized in Brownsville

On Wednesday Kentucky State Police with assistance from the Arson Task Force executed a Search Warrant at a residence located at 200 Cedar Road, 3 miles east of Brownsville. A total of 22 weapons were seized including hand guns, shotguns, assault rifles, a Grenade Launcher, several thousand rounds of ammunition and $6,850.00 cash.  Detective Terry Scott arrested David Kevin Ring, 52 charging him with Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Trafficking in Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ring was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Brownsville man arrested on drugs

A Brownsville man was arrested Wednesday on drug charges. Kentucky State Police Post 3 with assistance from the ATF/BGFD Arson Task Force executed a Search Warrant at a residence located at 200 Cedar Road, 3 miles east of Brownsville.  A total of 22 weapons were seized including hand guns, shotguns, assault rifles, a 40mm M203 Grenade Launcher, several thousand rounds of ammunition and $6,850.00 cash.

Detective Terry Scott arrested 52 year-old David Kevin Ring, charging him with Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Trafficking in Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ring was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, REV. DOUGLAS BARBOUR PASTOR OF BUFFALO BAPTIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

CONGRESSMAN BRETT GUTHRIE WAS IN ATTENDANCE AND GAVE A SHORT SUMMARY OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON.

ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED: APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING, BUDGET TRANSFER, PAYING OF BILLS, EASEMENT ON POSSUM TROT ROAD, ROAD REPORT, AND JAIL REPORT GIVEN BY JAILER KEITH RIORDAN STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 145 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER RIORDAN ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK TOTALING JUST OVER $115,000.

THE COURT ALSO APPROVED SELLING VEHICLES TO VARIOUS BIDDERS AND DECLARING 3 VEHICLES SURPLUS PROPERTY BECAUSE THE BIDS WERE TOO LOW. THE COURT THEN APPROVED TO PAY MOTOR VEHICLE AND BOAT TAX, APPROVED THE JUDGE TO SIGN ALL PAPERS FOR HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT AND AOC AGREEMENT FOR $243,000, APPROVED EMERGENCY ON KESSLERING ROAD AND AWARD HORNBACK CONSTRUCTION TO PLACE BOX CULVERT FOR NO MORE THAN $47,300, EMERGENCY ORDER FOR BONNIEVILLE TOWER SITE, ACCEPTED THE RETIREMENT FOR ROAD WORKER DAVID PUCKETT EFFECTIVE MAY 30TH OF THIS YEAR, APPROVED CLOSING A PORTION OF LESTER GARDNER ROAD, AND HAD THE FINAL READING OF THE 2013-2014 BUDGET TOTALING 8.2 MILLION UP JUST OVER $300,00O FROM LAST YEAR.  THE NEXT MEETING OF THE COURT WILL THURSDAY JUNE 12 AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURT ROOM.

 

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

FMC Free Health Fair Saturday

The Family Medical Center of Hart County will be having a free health fair Saturday, May 17th, from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Pierce, at Block City Grocery.  Free health screenings will include cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, bone density and body fat analysis also there will be educational handouts. For more information, call 270-524-7231 or visit us on the web www.MunfordvilleFMC.com.

 

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Food Bank Commodity Program

From the Abundance of the Hart Commodity Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gym at the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Thursday, May 15th, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, May 16th, from 8:00 a.m. til 11:00 a.m. or until the food is gone.  To qualify for the program you must:  Meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America, show proof that you live in Hart County, only receive commodities one time a month, and only one person per household can receive food.  Farmers Market Vouchers will be available to those who are currently enrolled in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior adults.  Qualifications for this program are:  Show proof that you are 60 years old or older, show proof that you live in Hart County, show proof of income for all members of your household, meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America and only one person per household can receive food.

 

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Memorial Service for slain officer

A Memorial Service for slain Tpr. Johnny Edrington will be held on Friday, May 23rd, at 1:30 p.m. EDT at the Brookside Cemetery, West Main Street, Campbellsville. Trooper Johnny M. Edrington, age 34, was shot and killed Dec. 21st, 1988, during a traffic stop seven miles west of London in Laurel County. No suspect was ever apprehended. In honor of his service and sacrifice, US 68 in Taylor County has been designated the Trooper M. Edrington Memorial Highway. 

 

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Undercover investigation leads to drug arrest

An undercover investigation involving the units from Post 15 and officers from the Columbia HIDTA Task Force has led to the arrest of 49 year-old Philip L. Williams, of Burkesville. Williams was arrested Monday in the limits of Burkesville and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana and No Seatbelt.  Approximately $7500 and a 2009 Chevy Cobalt were seized.  Williams was lodged in the Adair County Jail. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fatal fire in Glasgow caused by cigarette

The cause of a fatal fire at a Glasgow apartment back in March has been released. Police say the fire happened at the Huntsman Manor Apartments on Jefferson Street on the morning of March 22nd, 2014.  70 year-old Florence Watson's body was found inside the apartment. The State Fire Marshall's Office says the fire was accidentally started because a lit cigarette was too close to oxygen that was being used. The coroner says Watson died from multiple thermal injuries because of the fire.

 

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education meeting will be held Thursday, May 15th, at central office at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Three people injured in Barren County accident

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident with injury on Lecta Salem Road Tuesday night around 8:30 p.m. 29 year-old Jonathan Rutledge, of Glasgow, was backing out of a residence at 308 Lecta Salem Road in a 2008 Dodge pickup and stated that he had been sideways in the roadway. Rutledge stated that as he put the vehicle in gear and started pulling forward, a1993 Chevrolet driven by 17 year-old Jeffrey Riddle, of Allardt TN, struck him in the right side. Riddle along with a passenger, 20 year-old Jamarccus Mockabee, of Glasgow, were transported to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained in the accident. A third passenger in Riddle’s vehicle, 16 year-old Brandy Care, of Glasgow, was flown from the scene to Vanderbilt Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident. Rutledge was not injured. Deputy Rodney Sponhouse investigated the accident and was assisted by the East Barren Fire Department and Barren Metcalfe EMS.

 

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, May 15th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.  New business includes:  Approve Judge to applya nd sign all papers for Homeland Security Grant, approve Judge to AOC agreement 243,900.00, approve Judge to sign and apply for Area Development Fund Grant, hear Road Viewers Report on Lester Gardner Road, declare emergency on Kesslering Road and award Hornback Construction Box Culvert replacement not to exceed 47,300 and accept retirement of road worker May 30th, 2014.

 

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May Primary one week away

The May Primary is one week away. Today is the last day for voters to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot. All applications must be in the clerk's office by 4:00 p.m. Hart County voters who will be out of the area on Election Day may cast their ballots at the court house from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 8:00 till noon.  In Metcalfe County, voters who will be out of the county on Election Day, may cast their ballots from 8:00 till 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 8:00 till noon.  A record 3.1 million Kentuckians are registered to vote for the May 20th primary elections.

 

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Police Officers Memorial Day observed

On October 1, 1962, U. S. President John F. Kennedy signed into public law a joint resolution of the 87th Congress designating May 15 as Police Officer's Memorial Day in honor of federal, state, and municipal peace officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty. Each year, the calendar week in which May 15 falls is called "Police Week." The 2014 National Peace Officer's Memorial Week has been designated May 11-17, 2014

During this week fallen officers from across the country will be honored in both public and private ways. As a part of the Kentucky State Police's annual observance of this somber time, wreaths will be place on the graves of the 25 fallen officers who died in the line of duty while serving this great Commonwealth.

Four of these 25 brave men are from the Bowling Green Post 3 area. Three of which are buried in the Post 3 district and the fourth is buried in Tennessee.

Lieutenant William C. Smith, age 45 was shot on November 10, 1972, while attempting to arrest a murder suspect in Warren County. Lt. Smith succumbed to his injuries on April 26, 1973. Lt. Smith was assigned to Post 3 Bowling Green and was a 24-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. In honor of his service and sacrifice, a portion of US 31 W in Warren County has been designated the Lt. William C. Smith Memorial Highway.

Post 3 personnel will place a wreath at the grave of Lieutenant William Smith at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Warren County at the Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Trooper Darrell V. Phelps, age 34, was fatally shot August 7, 1981 while investigating illegal cultivation of marijuana in Edmonson County, Kentucky. Trooper Phelps was assigned to Post 3 as a detective. Trooper Phelps was an 11-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. In honor of his service and sacrifice an eight-mile stretch of KY 1153 in Butler County has been designated the Det. Darrell V. Phelps Memorial Highway.

Post 3 personnel will place a wreath at the grave of Trooper Darrell V. Phelps at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Butler County at the Union Cemetery in Quality, Kentucky.

Trooper Walter O. Thurtell, age 42, died September 29, 1972 from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while en route to a call for assistance in Logan County. Trooper Thurtell was assigned to Post 3 Bowing Green and was a 15-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. In honor of this service and sacrifice, a 14-mile stretch of KY 431 in Logan County has been designated the Trooper Walter O. Thurtell Memorial Highway.

Post 3 personnel will place a wreath at the grave of Trooper Walter O Thurtell at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Logan County at the Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville, Kentucky.

Trooper William H. Barrett, age 35, died December 19, 1971, when he was ambushed and shot in Warren County. Trooper Barrett was assigned to Post 3 Bowling Green and had served with the Kentucky State Police for four years. In honor of his service and sacrifice, a five mile stretch of US 68/80 in Warren County has been designated the Trooper William H. Barrett Memorial Highway.

Post 3 personnel will place a wreath at the grave of Trooper William Barrett at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury, Tennessee.

“I would like to personally invite all media outlets as well as members of the community to come out and pay respect to these four Troopers who gave the “Ultimate Sacrifice” in the name of service above self,” commented Trooper Jonathan Biven, Public Affairs Officer

 

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Use of Food Stamps Rises in Hart County

By Emily Guerin and Tim Marema

The use of food stamps in Hart County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program.  The proportion of Hart County residents receiving food stamps hit 22.9 percent in 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services. That’s an increase of 4.7 percentage points since 2007, the year the recession started.

Across Kentucky, 19.3 percent of residents in 2011 received support from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as the food stamp program is officially known. Nationally, 14.8 percent of the population receives SNAP benefits.

Places like Hart County, which are located outside metropolitan areas, tend to have a higher percentage of the population receiving SNAP benefits. That’s because incomes are generally lower in nonmetropolitan counties.

The inflation-adjusted median household income in Hart County in 2011 was $32,808, compared to the Kentucky median of $42,610. Nationally, median household income was $52,306 in 2011.

In 2011, residents of Hart County received a combined $6,494,958 in SNAP benefits. The USDA reports that each $5 in SNAP benefits generates $9.20 in spending.

SNAP benefits start to circulate in the economy quickly. Participants spend nearly all their food stamps within one month of receipt, according to a study by the University of New Hampshire Carsey Institute.

Grocers say they feel the impact of SNAP and other USDA nutrition programs like Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

“Without SNAP and WIC, we wouldn’t be able to make it,” wrote the owner of the Mill City Market in the small town of Mill City, Ore., in a survey of rural grocers conducted by the Oregon Food Bank and Kansas State University Rural Grocery Initiative.

Owners know they have to stock the shelves to prepare for more business when SNAP benefits hit the streets, said David Procter with the Rural Grocery Initiative

It’s not just the mom-and-pop stores that see a bump from food-stamp spending in small towns and rural areas. Walmart reported in a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing that a decrease in SNAP benefits last year could affect the retail giant’s bottom line.

Average SNAP benefits nationally fell about $30 a month per family in November after a temporary increase that was part of the 2009 economic stimulus package. More funding decreases are on the way.

This summer, Congress agreed to trim about $8 billion from SNAP over the next decade. Backers of the cuts said the program had expanded too much in recent years and was creating too much reliance on government assistance. SNAP expenditures increased 135 percent between 2007 and 2011.

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (Va.-R) backed a measure that would have removed SNAP from the farm bill entirely.

“While [SNAP] is an important part of our safety net, our overriding goal should be to help our citizens with the education and skills they need to get back on their feet so that they can provide for themselves and their families,” Rep. Cantor said during congressional debate.

Food stamps have been part of the farm bill for the past 50 years. The legislation’s combination of farming and nutrition programs has helped ensure the bill receives broad backing from farm-country representatives and more urban-based members who support anti-poverty programs.

That alliance was tested but held with the passage of the 2014 farm bill.

 

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Smiths Grove man arrested on drug charges

Horse Cave Police arrested a Smiths Grove man Monday night around 8:00 p.m. on drug charges.  Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin charged 21 year-old Coty Evan Willoughby with Careless Driving, Drug Paraphernalia and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs.

 

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Accident in construction zone injures two people

On Sunday, at approximately 2:19 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 3 received the report of a single vehicle injury collision, southbound on I-65, near the 65.5 mile marker, in the construction zone.  The preliminary investigation by Trooper Wesley Medley indicates that Matthew T. Wright (20) of Columbia, TN was traveling southbound in a 2007 Dodge Dakota, when he briefly fell asleep at the wheel. Upon waking up, Wright overcorrected which caused his vehicle to veer across both southbound lanes. The vehicle then struck the end of a concrete barrier and traveled through a break in the concrete median wall, which allows access for construction vehicles. The vehicle's left side then dropped down approximately 1 foot off of the newly paved surface, onto a gravel bed, and overturned.  Matthew T. Wright and his passenger Brandi C. Duke (19) also of Columbia, TN were transported to Caverna Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Trooper Wesley Medley is investigating this collision and he was assisted on scene by the Munfordville Police Dept., Hart County EMS and the Munfordville Fire Dept.

 

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Cave City Proud Meeting

Cave City will hold a Proud Meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, May 13th at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Bridge Beams to be Placed Along KY 88

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Contract Crews will be setting bridge beams along the KY 88 bridge over I-65 tonight beginning at 7 p.m. (central time).  This work is part of an ongoing project to widen the interstate.  KY 88 will be closed for approximately 15 minutes intervals as each of the four beams is set.  The entire process should only last 2-3 hours.  Again, anyone caught on KY 88 during the closure should not be delayed more than 15 minutes before the queue is allowed through. 

On I-65 rolling roadblocks will be taking place during the beam setting process.  Delays will be possible northbound and southbound between Cave City and Bonnieville (Exits 53 to 71) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m..

Motorists traveling on KY 88 and I-65 should be prepared for stopped and/or slowly moving traffic ahead upon approach to the work zone.

 

 

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Expected Traffic Impacts for May 12th through May 16th

I-65

The northbound ramps at exit 58 (Horse Cave) will have shoulder closures that reduce the lane width down to 12 feet as crews construct the widening in these areas.

Weather dependant:  Wednesday night (7 p.m. - 7 a.m.) there will be alternating lane closures between the 53-59 mile markers northbound.  Also crews will be utilizing rolling roadblocks in conjunction with the lane closures.  These closures are necessary for changing the northbound traffic pattern.

Thursday there will be intermittent rolling road blocks for both north and south bound traffic between the 53-59 mile markers.

Friday night (10 p.m. - 7 a.m.) there will be a left lane closure between the 57-59 mile markers southbound.  Also crews will be utilizing rolling roadblocks in conjunction with the lane closures.  These closures are necessary for changing the southbound traffic pattern.

 

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes to be at Wigwam Store

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will be at the Wigwam Store at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 16th.  Everyone is invited to come out and meet your Kentucky Secretary of State.

 

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Hart County Relay for Life results

The 2014 Hart County Relay for Life event was a huge success.  Top Corporate Fundraiser:  Dart Container, Top Non-Corporate Fundraiser:  "Drive for a Cure", Top School Team:  Hart County High School, Team Spirit award went to Team Dustin; Team Captain award went to Joanie Brooks of Team Dustin. Drive for a Cure raised the most money, $17,062, which brought this year's total team effort to $42,465.

 

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Monday, May 12, 2014

NB I-65 Shut Down Friday Due to Crash

Northbound I-65 was shut down for several hours Friday following an early morning accident.  Friday morning at 4:14 a.m. Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a call of two commercial vehicles on fire at the 43.7 mm on I-65 northbound in Edmonson County. According to Trooper Jonathan McChesney, 64 Martin Gassitte, of Kenosha, WI, was traveling north on I-65 when he struck a commercial vehicle being operated by 49 year-old Scott Miller, of Pegram, TN, causing both vehicles to catch fire.  Gassitte was transported by Barren County EMS to T. J. Samson Hospital for non life threatening injuries.  Trooper McChesney was assisted on the scene by the Smiths Grove Fire Department and The Park City Fire Department.

 

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Incomplete 911 call leads to drug arrests

Cave City Police Officers Jason Morgan and Alan Shirley were dispatched Sunday to 305 North 1st Street on an incomplete 911 call. After arriving at the residence, Officer Morgan and Shirley  made contact with two suspects inside. A strong odor of a chemical was coming from inside the residence, 20 year old Landon Logan, of Glasgow, and 29 year old Jessie Davis, of Cave City, admitted to Officers that they had been making METHAMPHETAMINE inside the residence. There were several items that is commonly used to make the drug in the residence. Both Logan and Davis were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center on Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st and 2nd Offense.

 

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Checkpoint end in arrest in Cave City

A safety checkpoint by Cave City Police ended with an arrest Saturday night. Officer Terrill Riley arrested 59 year old Keith Martin of Horse Cave. After a brief investigation, officer Riley was able to determine that Martin was under the influence of alcohol and or drugs. Martin was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs( Aggravated Circumstances).  Martin was lodged into the Barren County Correction Facility. Riley was assisted on scene by Officer Allen Shirley and Officer Jason Morgan.

 

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Cave City woman arrested for DUI

Horse Cave Police arrested a Cave City woman Saturday night on DUI charges. Around 11:00 p.m.  Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin charged 53 year-old Virginia Ryherd, of Cave City, with Careless Driving and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs. Ryherd was lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Proud Meeting

Cave City will hold a Proud Meeting at City Hall on Tuesday May 13th at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Cave City Woman Arrested

Horse Cave Officer Bruce Neville arrested a Cave City woman Thursday afternoon on a Barren County Warrant.  36 year old Carnessa D. Childress was lodged in the Hart County Jail on a courtesy hold for Barren County.  The charges are for failure to pay or appear as ordered.  No bond.  Childress is ordered to serve 4 days in jail or pay $163.00 and any arrest fees.

 

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Ball Park Break Ins

Some baseball fans in Hart County got a rude surprise Thursday night when they returned to their cars after the game.  About 20 vehicles were broken into at the ball park in Munfordville while the fans were watching the games.  Purses were taken as well as other personal items.  No other details are available at this time.  KSP are continuing the investigation.

 

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Caverna has a new football coach

Caverna School has a new football coach. Lucas Ford was introduced Wednesday afternoon at a press conference at Caverna.

 

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

State inmate indicted for multiple sex abuse

Detective Laura Phillips of the Kentucky State Police began an investigation into the allegations of sexual abuse of multiple children over several decades. As a result of that investigation, the Butler County Grand Jury returned indictments on 66 year-old Lloyd Garrison Bandy, who is currently incarcerated in the Kentucky State Penitentiary for other sexually based offenses. Mr. Bandy was indicted for 3 counts of Rape 1st degree, victim less than 12 (3 counts), Sodomy 1st degree victim less than 12 (10 counts), Sexual Abuse 1st degree, victim less than 12 (20 counts) and Persistent Felony Offender II (1 count). Mr. Bandy is lodged in the Kentucky State Penitentiary at Eddyville, Ky.

 

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Butler County Indictment warrants for sexual abuse

The Kentucky State Police initiated an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of children in March, 2014. The investigation was presented to the Butler County Grand Jury on April 22, 2014.  On April 30th, 2014, Kentucky State Police served indictment warrants on 33 year-old Mike Grise, of Morgantown. Mr. Grise was arrested for Sexual Abuse 1st degree, victim less than 12 (13 counts), Sodomy 1st degree, victim less than 12 (11 counts), and Rape 1st degree, victim less than 12 (11 counts). Mr. Grise is currently lodged at the Butler County Jail. The investigation is ongoing and being led by Detective Laura Phillips.

 

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

KSP activity for the month of April

(Bowling Green, KY) -- Kentucky State Police Post 3 Commander Captain John Clark is reporting the following activity by the Troopers and Detectives for the month of April 2014:

Total Citations: 1781

Speed: 448

Seatbelts: 161

DUI: 28

Complaints: 1001

Collisions Worked: 76

Cases Opened: 50

Criminal Arrest: 339

Kentucky State Police Post 3 covers eight counties which include: Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Simpson, and Warren Counties. Captain Clark would like to remind motorist that Troopers and Detectives would still be utilizing the safety checkpoints and directed patrols.

 

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Alleged assault investigation in Hart County

Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green were on the scene late last night at 2180 Raider Hollow Road in Hart County, regarding an alleged assault that had occurred at the residence. No other details have been released. The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Detective Matt Cardwell.

 

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

The Horse Cave Lions Club annual Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, May 10th, at Sheila Kay's Restaurant in Horse Cave. The Lions Club will serving "all you can eat" pancakes, sausage, coffee, orange juice and milk. Donations accepted at the door between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. One of the Bowling Green Hot Rods Mascots, Axle or Roscoe, will be visiting the breakfast at 8:00 a.m.  You may also purchase a ticket to the June 9th Hot Rods game while eating your pancakes.

 

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Jamestown man sentenced to life in prison

A judge has sentenced a south-central Kentucky man to life in prison without the possibility of parole for raping and strangling a pregnant jogger in 2012.  The prosecutor's office says Russell County Circuit Judge Vernon Miniard, Jr., sentenced 30 year-old Christopher Allman, of Jamestown on Tuesday. Allman pleaded guilty in April to murder, fetal homicide, kidnapping, first-degree robbery, rape, tampering with evidence and being a persistent felony offender.  The case involved the June 2012 death of 31 year-old Sarah Hart, who was about 10 weeks' pregnant with her fourth child. She was attacked after she decided to return to her car alone when she felt ill during an early-morning run along U.S. 127 with her sister.

 

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Drug arrests after traffic stop

A traffic stop leads to DUI, drugs, and other charges against two Barren County men. Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley made a traffic stop on Owen Street for a equipment violation which resulted in the arrest of 33 year old Ron Grider and 28 year old Jessie Davis both of Cave City. After a brief investigation, Officer Riley determined that Grider was under the influence of alcohol/drugs. Grider was arrested and charged with rear license plate not illuminated, failure of owner to maintain insurance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense, and drug paraphernalia. Grider's passenger, Jessie Davis was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substances 1st degree (drug unspecified), drug paraphernalia, and public intoxication, Both Grider and Davis were lodged into Barren County Correction Facility.

 

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Munfordville City Council meeting

The Munfordville City Council met on Monday, May 5th. Committee reports were heard. Coni Sheppard said the Bluegrass Festival's about a month away, they are looking for a big crowd on both nights, the Cemetery Committee reported they would be taking up donations at the cemetery the weekend of Memorial Day.  Heard citizen complaints and concerns about the drainage of water from a new sidewalk being built  on Union Street, voted 5-0 to sell surplus property (a wood chipper), vote 4-1 to install lights at the Sports Complex with the Munfordville Tourism paying half the cost, Councilman Freeman voted no, voted 5-0 to give new police officer Eli Dennis, trained officer pay, voted 4-0 to give City Water Clerk Sheryl Shirley a pay increase, Councilman Miles abstained from voting. Heard fire department report from Chief Henry Locke and heard from Susan Mouser about City Audit.

 

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

WLOC Hawaii cruise in September

Come join WLOC and 991 the Hoss as we embark on the vacation of a lifetime.  This September, set sail onboard Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas for a 12 day, 11 night Hawaiian cruise September 5th through 16th.  There will be five stops along the way including: Maui, Hilo, Kailua Kona, Kauai and Honolulu.  Inside stateroom prices start at $1278 per person.  For more information, stop by the WLOC studios on 31-W in Horse Cave or call Platinum Travel Group at 800-928-8888.

 

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Outbreak of Pertussis confirmed locally

Local public health officials have confirmed an outbreak of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in the Barren River area. All age groups are susceptible to the illness which is a contagious respiratory disease caused by a bacteria. It most commonly affects infants and young children and can be fatal, especially in babies less than one year of age. The main symptoms are; a cough that lasts for weeks or months and coughing fits. The best way to prevent pertussis (whooping cough) is to make sure infants and children are up-to-date on their immunizations. Pregnant women and anyone who will be around babies should be vaccinated, as infants often get pertussis from a family member.  Other measures of prevention are to practice  good cough etiquette and keep infants and anyone at high risk for pertussis complications away from infected people.  Those at high risk for pertussis complications away from infected people. Those at high risk are pregnant women, infants less than one year of age, anyone with lung or heart conditions and those who have weakened immune systems. At this time, with pertussis circulating in the community, you're asked to pay special attention to the health of your children, yourself, and your family. People with pertussis are contagious and need to contact their healthcare provider for appropriate testing and treatment.

 

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Barren River District Health Department award

Last month, the Barren River District Health Department was recognized with six different awards for excellence by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.  The awards were presented by state Public Health Commissioner Dr. Stephanie Mayfield-Gibson during the statewide annual meeting of the Kentucky Public Health Association. 

 

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

State Fleet Vehicle Auction next week

About 150 vehicles will be up for grabs at a state fleet vehicle auction next week at the State Service Garage in Frankfort. Among the models are pickups, vans, SUVs and cars. Model years range from 1994 to 2008. Officials say 11 vehicles are in running condition and more than 30 are non-runners to be sold for parts or as salvage. People interested may register and inspect the vehicles on the afternoon of May 12th. They can also register on the morning of the sale. A 7% buyer's premium will be charged to all items sold. Full payment is due within one h our after the last item is sold.

 

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

More arrests made in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested a Park City woman Monday morning. Chief Henry charged 23 year-old Destiny Houchin with Complicity to Trafficking in a Controlled Substance first Offense and Tampering with Physical Evidence first offense.  Chief Henry was assisted by Officer L. D. Martin.  Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Horse Cave man Monday afternoon. Officer Martin charged 21 year-old Christopher Thomson with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs first offense, trafficking in a controlled substance (Spice), and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.  Officer Martin was assisted by Chief Sean Henry. Horse Cave Officer Bruce Neville served two warrants Monday afternoon. Officer Neville arrested 24 year-old Amanda Hunt of Horse Cave on three Hardin County warrants for Failure to Appear and a Hart County warrant on 40 year-old Leon Ragland, of Horse Cave, on charges of Criminal Trespass 1st degree. All four were lodged in the Hart County Jail. Three are awaiting bond, Amanda Hunt is on a complimentary hold for Hardin County.

 

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Monday, May 5, 2014

May Primary

The May Primary is just 2 weeks away.  The last day for voters to apply for a mail-in absentee ballots is Tuesday, May 13th.  All applications must be in the clerks office by 4:00 p.m. on the 13th.  Hart County voters who will be out of the area on election day may cast their ballots at the court house beginning Monday, May 5th from 8:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and on Saturday, May 10th and 17th from 8:00 a.m. till Noon.  In Metcalfe County voters who will be out of the county on election day may cast their ballots beginning this Thursday, May 1st from 8:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and each Saturday from 8:00 a.m. till Noon.  A record 3.1 million Kentuckians are registered to vote for the May 20 primary elections.

 

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Removal of Illegal Signs

Residents, business operators and property owners along US and KY routes are reminded Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews have authority and will remove political signs along state maintained right-of-way areas.  Additionally, KYTC officials take this opportunity to remind everyone no yard sale, auction, business or any other sign is allowed on state maintained right-of-way areas. It is also illegal to attach items such as flyers, posters, balloons or streamers to stop signs, highway markers or any other road sign or utility pole.  Removed items will be taken to the county KYTC maintenance facility. Unclaimed materials will be trashed or recycled.  In a current advertising trend, billboards attached to semi trailers are popping up around the district. Anyone utilizing this method of placing billboards should be aware that federally regulated routes, such as interstates and parkways, restrict billboards.

 

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Hart County Relay for Life Friday

The Hart County Relay for Life will be held Friday, May 9th, at Hart County High School gym due to impending weather conditions. Teams can begin sitting up at 3:00 p.m. The theme of relay is Finish the Fight. The survivor reception will begin at 6:00 p.m.  The honorary chairperson is Mary Woodard. The opening ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by teams beginning the relay walk. Entertainment will be by the Family Bluegrass Band, McCubbins Family and Andrea Childress Tanaro Family and Friends.  There will be a live auction at 8:30 p.m. with quilts and other items. The luminary service will begin at 9:00 p.m.  Visitors will be able to purchase luminaries for $5 each.

 

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Business seminars held this week

Seminars for starting a business will held in the month of May.  On Tuesday, May 6th, the seminar "Starting a Business in Kentucky" will be held at the Learning Center at 247 Double Springs Road from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  The discussion will be business plan, funding, legal entities, licenses and insurance.  A Small Business Forum 2014 will be held at the Hart County Agriculture Center on Thursday, May 8th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  Topics include: Marketing your business, how the SBA can help you Grow your Business and 5 mini workshops, and an Introduction to QuickBooks seminar will be held Tuesday, May 13th, from 10:00 a.m. - noon at the Learning Center 247 Double Springs Road in Bowling Green.

 

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Free Community Eye Screening Wednesday

The Munfordville Lions Club is offering a Free Community Eye Screening Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 421 Hardyville Road, Munfordville. Screening ages are 2 years of age through adults.

 

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Area traffic impacts this week

Here are the expected traffic impacts for May 5 through May 9.  I-65 - The northbound ramps at exit 58 (Horse Cave) will have shoulder closures that reduce the lane width down to 12 feet as crews construct the widening in these areas.  In Barren County, KY 70/KY 90- Trucks will be entering and exiting the roadway in Cave City because of earthwork between the CSX bridge and I-65.  KY 90- (Between Adam McCreary Rd and KY 839) – Clearing operations to continue. Expect an increase in construction traffic.

· Outer Loop- Lane closures remain in place for both directions on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway between mile marker 8 through mile marker 10. Lane restrictions in east bound direction of the Louie B. Nunn Parkway. Contractors will still have construction traffic entering and leaving the parkway and KY 1297 throughout the week. Crews will be flagging traffic on the parkway around mile marker 9 for equipment crossings from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both lanes of travel should be prepared to stop.

· US 68x (Columbia Ave)- Concrete pavement repairs will continue and will require lane closures shifting traffic to the middle lane at times. This work will also affect the intersection with Cherry St.

· US 68/ KY 255 – Flaggers will be present as crews will be installing pipe, drainage structures and paving at the intersection in Bon Ayr.

In Metcalfe County, U.S. 68/ Louie B Nunn Parkway- Grade work and bridge construction has begun and will continue for the next several months on the new interchange project. Trucks and equipment will be entering and exiting the road in this area. The northern section of Harvey Hurt Rd. (across from Industrial Dr.) will be closed to through traffic. Local traffic will need to use the southern approach from US 68 to access Harvey Hurt Rd.

· Louie B. Nunn Parkway- There will be lane closures in both directions on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway at mile marker 29 through mile marker 31 in Metcalfe County. These will remain in place until the bridge construction in the median has been completed.

 

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Bowling Green Police search for missing man

Bowling Green Police are looking for a missing person. Police say 30 year-old Alexander Maldonado was last seen on Ragland Way Tuesday afternoon. According to police, he is currently having a crisis because of a mental disability. If you see Maldonado or know where he is, call BGPD at 270-393-4244.

 

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Monday, May 5, 2014

DUI arrests in Cave City

Cave City police made two DUI arrest over the weekend.  On Saturday, Officer Jason Morgan received a call of a possible intoxicated driver leaving the KFC in Cave City. Contact was made on Happy Valley Street with 53 year old, Johnny Lovell of Glasgow. Through investigation, Lovell stated that he was under the influence of a controlled substance. Other controlled substances were located on Lovell prior to being transported to the Barren County Detention Center. Charges included, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, First Offense and Possession of Controlled Substance. Officer Jason Morgan conducted a traffic stop Saturday night on 50 year old, Rick Howard of Glasgow, for an equipment violation. Upon contact, Howard stated that he had smoked marijuana. Through investigation, it was determined that Howard was under the influence of drugs. Howard was transported and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center, charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, First offense and One Headlight.

 

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Recent Horse Cave arrests

Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested a Cave City man Thursday night. Chief Henry charged 32 year-old Jason Wheat with Trafficking Methamphetamine first degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence 1st offense. Horse Cave Officer James Roberts arrested a Greenwood Indiana man late Sunday night. Just after midnight Officer Roberts stopped the 39 year-old Jeremy Scott Hancock in his 2001 Chevy. Officer Roberts received a dispatched call; KSP Post 3 received several complaints from motorist of a reckless driver at the Exit 58 interchange. Hancock was charged with Reckless Driving, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol 1st offense, Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Possession of Marijuana and Prescription of a controlled substance not in the original container. Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Smiths Grove woman Sunday night just after midnight. Officer Martin charged 25 year-old Samantha Deloris Francis with Failure to illuminate rear license plate and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol first offense (aggravating circumstances).  Francis refused to submit to blood or breath testing. All were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Three arrested from Indiana in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police arrested three people from Indianapolis.  Horse Cave Police Officers L. D. Martin and James Roberts arrested three people from Indianapolis on a traffic stop Friday just after midnight. The driver of the car was 47 year-old Richard Dabbs. Dabb's accomplices were passengers, 42 year-old Christopher Mathis and 22 year-old Nicole Greene. Police charged the three with Criminal Mischief, Theft by Deception under $500, Possession of burglary tools and Criminal Trespass 2nd degree. During the traffic stop, Officers Robert and Martin noticed parts of a coke machine located in the vehicle.  Police soon discovered the threesome broke into a local coke machine at 110 Broadway Street causing over a $1,000 in damages. Officers Martin and Roberts were able to recover $94 in change for the victim.  Dabbs was additionally charged with Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs.  All three were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Munfordville City Council Meeting

The Munfordville City Council will meet in regular session Monday, May 5th, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.  The agenda will include: hearing committee reports, hold first reading of Ordinance 002-14 enacting and adopting a supplement to the Code of ordinances. Discuss lighting at Sports Complex, discuss personnel, hear fir and police department reports.

 

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Caverna High School Advisory SBDM meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Advisory Council (SBDM) meeting on Monday, May 5th, in the library at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Crystal meth arrest in Corydon
Kentucky State Police DESI West conducted a buy/bust operation on April 30. A target delivered 2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine to KSP undercover detectives in western Kentucky. Investigators followed leads to Henderson County to serve a federal arrest warrant on Steven Marruquin. Information from a four year investigation involving large amounts of crystal methamphetamine distribution was used to obtain a search warrant for the residence at 5501 J Royster Road, Corydon, KY. The search yielded approximately 6 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, 1.5 pounds of high grade marijuana, powder cocaine, black tar heroin, brown heroin, 3 vehicles, a skid-loader, a John Deere tractor, an equipment trailer, and over $35,000.00. Marruquin was lodged in the Daviess County jail. This is an ongoing federal investigation with additional arrests pending. Agencies involved included Kentucky State Police SRT, D-9, Post 16, Post 2, the Owensboro Police Department Street Crimes Unit, the Henderson Police Department Narcotics Unit, the Madisonville Police Department Narcotics Unit, the Hopkins County Sheriff's Department and the FBI.

 

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Two more arrests in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Department has made two more arrests this week. Horse Cave Officer Derrick Murphy arrested a Horse Cave man Wednesday night.  Officer Murphy charged 53 year-old Gary Reynolds with no break lights and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of Alcohol/Drugs second offense. Officer Murphy was assisted by Officer James Roberts.


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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, RICK JOHNSON PASTOR OF MT. BEULAH AND MUNFORDVILLE METHODIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED: APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING, PAYING OF BILLS, ROAD REPORT, BUDGET TRANSFER, AND JAIL REPORT BY JAILER KEITH RIORDAN STATING THERE WERE 140 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER RIORDAN ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH 3 CHECKS TOTALING JUST OVER $120,000.  THE COURT APPROVED THE 2ND READING OF 35 MPH ON PLEASANT HILL ROAD, APPROVED THE JUDGE TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT AND RESOLUTION FOR DRAINAGE STRUCTURE ON PORT WOODEN AND WHEELER HORTON ROADS WITH THE KDOT, TO ADVERTISE 2ND READING OF THE 2014-2015 BUDGET, APPROVE THE RESIGNATION OF CHRIS GARMON FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND APPROVE MATT ROBERTS TO FILL THE TERM UNTIL 2014, APPROVE ROAD VIEWERS, GORDON ARD, LEE MILES, AND RONNIE THOMPSON TO CLOSE PART OF LESTER GARDNER ROAD, APPROVED THE JUDGE TO SIGN RESOLUTION FROM MARLENE EVANS ESTATE, AND APPROVED THE JUDGE TO APPLY FOR EMERGENCY FUNDING ON KESSLERING ROAD.  THE COURT ACCEPTED THE BID OF $25,000 FROM DEVIN WILSON TO FIX BOX CULVERT ON PORT WOODEN ROAD AND ACCEPTED THE BID OF $27,900 FROM

HORNBACK CONSTRUCTION TO FIX BOX CULVERT ON WHEELER HORTON ROAD.  THE COURT APPROVED BIDS FOR ROCK, GASOLINE, OIL, ASPHALT FROM VARIOUS VENDORS.  THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY MAY 15 IN THE COURTROOM AT 9:00 AM.


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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Barren County Grand Jury Indictments

A recent session of the Barren County Grand Jury has resulted in the following indictments: 27 year old Tony Fontaine Franklin of Glasgow was indicted on two separate counts: POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN BY A CONVICTED FELON and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER. No bail amount was listed on the indictment.  According to the indictment, events in mid March of this year led to the indictment of 32 year old Jennifer Carlon Jones of Scottsville was on five separate counts: BURGLARY 2ND DEGREE, VIOLATION OF KY EPO/DVO, RESISTING ARREST, DISORDERLY CONDUCT 2ND DEGREE and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER 1ST DEGREE. Bail amount was listed at $10,000 cash.  37 year old Maelea Kymber Stratton of Glasgow was indicted on three counts: THEFT OF A LEGEND DRUG, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION UNDER $500 and CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRESCRIPTION NOT IN ORIGINAL CONTAINER. No bail amount was listed on the indictment.  Events in March of this year led to the indictment of 34 year old Charles Damien Hurt of Summer Shade. Hurt was indicted on three counts: FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE-MOTOR VEHICLE, FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE-ON FOOT and RECKLESS DRIVING. No bail amount was listed on the indictment.  31 year old Daniel Dade Norris of Burkesville was indicted on four separate counts: CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A PRESCRIPTION BLANK, OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE  WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE, FAILURE TO NOTIFY ADDRESS CHANGE TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER.  Anthony Todd Watkins, 41, of Smiths Grave was indicted on nine counts: WANTON ENDANGERMENT 1ST DEGREE, three separate counts of FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE-MOTOR VEHICLE, WANTON ENDANGERMENT 1ST DEGREE-POLICE OFFICER, SPEEDING 26MPH OR MORE OVER LIMIT, LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT, RECKLESS DRIVING and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER 1ST DEGREE. Bail amount was listed at $5,000.  An indictment is an accusation only and all individuals should be considered as innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Glasgow woman arrested for shoplifting

A Glasgow woman was arrested for shoplifting with her children present. Sunday night, 33 year old Kimberly Ward of Glasgow entered Wal-Mart in Glasgow with her two minor children. She attempted to shoplift items valued at $50 and refused to stop for loss prevention personnel. Ward was arrested and has been charged with THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING, two counts of ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR and TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.

 

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Green River Ferry closed due to high water

Green River Ferry is closed because of high water levels.  The river measures 23 feet and rising at the ferry crossing. The park has received more than seven inches of rain in the month of April, about three inches falling in the last few days.  For current ferry information, telephone 270-758-2166.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor at the courthouse.  In new business:  Approve 2nd reading 35 mph on Pleasant Hill Road, approve judge to sign agreement and resolution for drainage structure on Port Wooden and Wheeler Horton Roads with KDOT, approve to advertise 2nd reading of 2014-2015 budget, approve judge signing resolution for Marlene Evans Estate, approve resignation of Chris Garmon from Planning Committee, discuss bids on Port Wooden and Wheeler Horton Road Culverts, appoint Matt Roberts to Planning Committee to fill term expiring Dec. 2014, approve Road Viewers Gordon Ard, Lee Miles and Ronnie Thompson on Lester Gardner Road partial closing and to approve judge applying for emergency funding on Kesslering Road.  The next meeting will be held Thursday, May 15th.

 

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Horse Cave Large Item Drop-off

The City of Horse Cave Large Item Drop-Off/Pick-Up 2014 is being held this week through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The dumpster is located next to the new Maintenance Building on 681 New Street.  City Maintenance will pick up through Friday, May 2nd with no Saturday pick-up.  If you have items to be picked up, call City Hall at 270-786-2680.

 

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mowing season starts

Mowing season is expected to start this week. This is a reminder the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has the authority to remove any non-permitted signs along state maintained right-of-way areas. Illegally placed materials along roads can create obstacles for our mowing crews.  Any removed item will be taken to the KYTC maintenance facility in that county. It may be claimed within 30 days. Unclaimed materials will be trashed or recycled.

 

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hemp crops planted next month

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says the state's first hemp crop in decades will be planted next month. Comer said Tuesday he expects hemp seeds to start arriving soon at the state Agriculture Department.  he says eight pilot projects are planned as the crop that once thrived in Kentucky is reintroduced on a small scale. The new federal farm bill allows state agriculture departments to designate pilot projects fro research in states that allow the growing of hemp.  Kentucky lawmakers passed legislation last year allowing hemp to be reintroduced, if the federal government allows its production.  The versatile crop was banned decades ago due to its ties to marijuana.  Hemp and marijuana are the same species, but hemp has a negligible content of the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high.

 

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Horse Cave man arrest on drug charges

Horse Cave Police Officer Larry Dale Martin arrested a Horse Cave man late Tuesday night. Officer Martin charged 26 year-old Jonathan M. Reynolds with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd Offense and Cultivating in Marijuana less than 5 plants 1st offense. Reynolds was lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting arraignment.

 

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May Primary under 3 weeks away

THE MAY PRIMARY IS LESS THAN 3 WEEKS AWAY.  THE LAST DAY FOR VOTERS TO APPLY FOR A MAIL-IN ABSENTEE BALLOTS IS TUESDAY MAY 13TH.  ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE BY 4 PM ON THE 13TH.  HART COUNTY VOTERS WHO WILL BE OUT OF THE AREA ON ELECTION DAY, MAY CAST THEIR BALLOTS AT THE COURT HOUSE BEGINNING MONDAY MAY 5TH FROM 8AM TILL 4PM MONDAY THRU FRIDAY AND ON SAT MAY 10TH AND 17TH FROM 8 TILL NOON.  IN METCALFE CO, VOTERS WHO WILL BE OUT OF THE COUNTY ON ELECTION DAY, MAY CAST THEIR BALLOTS BEGINNING THIS THURSDAY MAY 1ST FROM 8 TILL 4 MONDAY THRU FRIDAY AND EACH SAT FROM 8 TILL NOON.

 

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Grand Jury Indictments in Metcalfe County

A recent session of the Metcalfe County Grand Jury resulted in two indictments:  32 year old Jason Brian England of Burksville, was indicted on one count of FLAGRANT NONSUPPORT. Bail was set as $2000 secured bond.  36 year old Benjamin Scott Wilborn, of Edmonton, was indicted on three separate counts: THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION UNDER $10,000, CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRESCRIPTION NOT IN ORIGINAL CONTAINER and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER 1ST DEGREE. Wilborn was allowed to remain on existing bond.  An indictment is an accusation only and all individuals should be considered as innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

1 shot and 2 arrested in Metcalfe County

Two arrest have been made in the shooting near the Barren/Metcalfe County line.  Police say Jonathan W. Greer had to be life-flighted to U of L Hospital after being shot around 7:30am Tuesday morning near Highway 70 and Black Dot Road in Metcalfe County.  37-year-old Michael Wayne Bennett was arrested at his residence, at 11693 Edmonton Road, Edmonton.  38-year-old Edward Terry Brooks was arrested at at his residence, at 5051 Greensburg Road, Edmonton.  Both have been charged with Assault 1st, and are lodged in the Barren County Jail.

Jonathan W. Greer remains in serious but stable condition.

 

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hart County Relay for Life

Hart County Relay for Life will be held Friday, May 9th, at Hart County High School. Teams can begin setting up their campsites at 3:00 p.m. at the track.  The theme this year is Finish the Fight.  The survivor reception will begin at 6:00 until 6:30 p.m. The honorary chairperson is Mary Woodard.  The opening ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by teams beginning the relay walk. Entertainment will be by the Family Bluegrass Band, McCubbins Family and Andrea Childress Tanaro Family and Friends.  The luminary service will begin at 9:00 p.m. Visitors will be able to purchase luminaries at Relay. The cost is $5 per luminary and can be in honor or in memory of someone.  Organizers are also planning a scavenger hunt, music, best friend and limbo.  There will be a live and silent auction with teams bringing donations.

 

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Chamber will present Teacher of the Year Awards

Teacher of the year awards will soon be presented by the Hart County Chamber of Commerce. Nominations are available at each of the schools and are being accepted through May 16th. For more information, contact the Chamber Office at 270-524-2892.

 

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Two Community Listening and Design Sessions

Two Community Listening and Design Sessions are scheduled locally. On Thursday, May 1st, in Horse Cave in the new fire station at 1040 East Main Street and Monday, May 5th, in Bonnieville at City Hall at 7775 North Dixie Highway. At 6:00 p.m. refreshments will be served at both locations. Listening sessions give local residents an opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns about the future of the community. Additionally, citizens can visualize their ideas with maps, pictures and markers, showing one another their ideas for the future of Hart County.  The initiative is being led by community development advisors from the Kentucky League of Cities. The listening session will be collaborative and transparent. For more information, call Kenny Isenberg at 270-528-7892.

 

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

National Day of Prayer at Courthouse

The community is invited and encouraged to attend the National Day of Prayer meeting Thursday, May 1st, at 12:00 noon on the lawn of the courthouse in Munfordville. Ministers from congregations in Hart County will lead in various prayers for our county, state and nation.  WLOC will broadcast the service live from the courthouse.

 

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Grand Reopening at Cave City Welcome Center

A Grand Reopening will be held at the Cave City Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. A ribbon cutting will be held at 9:30 a.m. with an Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spring Clothes for Kids Auction total

The Spring Clothes for Kids radio auction was a huge success. The final total from the spring radio auction was $3386.  WLOC would like to say thanks to everyone who donated auction items, their time, and money.  Also, donations are accepted throughout the year and can be mailed to WLOC, P. O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky.  42749.

 

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Motorcycle accident injured Franklin man

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle accident Sunday on Mammoth Cave Road at approximately 2:40pm. 36 year-old James M. McCoy, of Franklin, was traveling south on his 1986 Honda motorcycle and was approaching the intersection of Old Mammoth Cave Road. As Mr. McCoy went to slow down, the brakes on the motorcycle locked up causing him to lose control. The bike slid down the roadway on its side for several feet before finally coming to a stop. Mr. McCoy was taken to TJ Samson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The BCSO was assisted by the Cave City Fire Department and Barren Metcalfe EMS.

 

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Several arrests made recently in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police officer L. D. Martin arrested a Sonora man Thursday around 3:00 p.m.  Officer Martin charged 31 year-old Jonathan D. Hornbeck with Failure to wear a seatbelt and Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs first offense.  Officer L. D. Martin also arrested a Hardyville man Thursday around 6:00 p.m.  Officer Martin charged 58 year-old Henry Lee Ellis with Improper start from a parked position and Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 2nd offense.  Horse Cave Officer Dereck Murphy arrested a Horse Cave man Friday night around 10:00 p.m. Officer Murphy charged Steve Wayne Parker with Careless Driving, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol first offense.  Officer Murphy also arrested a Horse Cave woman on an Edmonson District Court warrant on charges of Theft by Deception-including cold checks under $500. 32 year-old Amanda J. Toler may post bail in the amount of $250, secured by cash. All four were arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond and/or posting of bond.

 

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Cave City Man Arrested

On Sunday, Officer Shirley conducted a traffic stop on 31 year old, Brian Wilson of Cave City. Through investigation, it was determined that Wilson was under the influence of alcohol. He was almost three times over the legal limit according to Kentucky State law. Wilson was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center for Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, First Offense, Aggravated Circumstance.

 

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Upton Man Arrested

On Friday Officer Alan Shirley of the Cave City Police Department conducted a traffic stop on 21 year old Russell Bush of Upton, for not wearing a seat belt. Through investigation, it was determined that Bush was possibly under the influence of marijuana after Officer Shirley detected a strong odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. Bush was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, First Offense, and Failure to Wear Seat Belts.

 

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Arrests Made in Cave City

On Friday, Cave City Police Chief Jeff Wright assisted an off-duty Barren County Sheriff's Detective at 418 E Happy Valley Street in Cave City. The detective witnessed, 19 year old, Katelyn Overfelt of Cave City, assault her estranged boyfriend in the parking lot of Happy Valley Apartments. After a short struggle, Overfelt was placed into custody. Overfelt was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center on charges: Assault Fourth Degree (No Visible Injury), Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree.

While on the scene, 20 year old Veronica Vance of Cave City, was causing a disturbance and was also placed under arrest, and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center for Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree

 

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Hart County Chamber Hosting Small Business Forum

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Small Business Forum on Thursday May 8th that includes free seminars, workshops and exhibits. The event will begin with two seminars in the morning presented by Michael Ashcraft, Economic Development Specialist with the Small Business Administration and Miller Slaughter, Director of WKU Small Business Development Center. They will explain about free services offered by their offices, government contracting and exporting opportunities, loan programs and financing, marketing strategies and management. That afternoon booths showcasing other agencies and services will open. Several mini workshops will also be held beginnin