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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Glasgow traffic stop leads to arrests

Two men were arrested early Tuesday morning following a traffic stop in Glasgow. While patrolling early Tuesday morning, Glasgow Police Officer Zane Greer observed a possible drug deal in progress in an area known for drug activity. The officer conducted a traffic stop. It was discovered that the driver, 45 year-old Stephen Grider, of Brownsville, was driving on a suspended license. A passenger, 22 year-old Colin Matthews, of Glasgow, was observed sitting on a green container which contained suspected meth. Neither Matthews or Grider would claim ownership of the container. Both were arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Offense. Grider was additionally charged with No/Expired Registration Plates, No/Expired Registration Receipt and Operating on a Suspended License. Both were taken to the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Cave City dentist pleads guilty

A Cave City dentist has pled guilty in Federal Court to prescription drug charges. Dr. Chris Steward has plead guilty to three counts of possession of a controlled substance through misrepresentation and fraud, three counts of distributing controlled substances outside his medical practice and scheming to defraud Medicaid. Steward could face 18-30 months in prison under a plea agreement.

 

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Felony arrest warrant served in Cave City

Cave City Police made an arrest Monday on a felony warrant.  Police Sergeant Terrill Riley arrested 30 year old Leland Mcquiston on a Barren County Indictment warrant. The warrant was from an incident that occurred in Cave City earlier this year. Mcquiston was charged with assault 2nd degree, burglary 2nd degree, theft of controlled substances, and theft of all others under $500.00. Mcquiston was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Sergeant Riley was assisted on scene by Officer Michael Stevenson.

 

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Munfordville City Council met Monday

The Munfordville City Council met Monday, May 2nd. The council approved the minutes from last meeting. The council heard a report from Robert Lee Johnson on a parking issue on W. Center Street. The issue was tabled until the next meeting. A public hearing was held on the budget for 2016-17, 1st reading for Ordinance 003-16 (Adopting the budget for 2016-17) and 1st reading for Ordinance 004-16 (amending the budget for 2015-16) were held. The council approved all compliance, conditions, operating budget, assurances, agreements and necessary grant documents for purchasing two new police vehicles. The police department got a $50,000.00 grant to purchase them. The council adopted a proclamation for Older Americans Month. Mayor Freeman opened sealed bids and the council approved the highest bidder for two vehicles the fire department were selling. Monthly bills were approved. Committee reports were heard from Tourism. Coni Sheppherd said the weather was supposed to be nice for Saturday and they expect a large crowd for the yard sales in town. In old business, the council heard from Joe Bailey from Waste Water Management concerning the sewer plant. In new business, the council heard from a citizen about two lots located on Walton Lane that were grown up.

 

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Green River Ferry maintenance

The Green River Ferry will close Friday at 9:00 a.m. for hydraulic repairs and maintenance. It will reopen as soon as the repairs are completed, probably by late afternoon. For current ferry operation information, call 270-758-2166.

 

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Absentee voting machines set up

The absentee voting machines are now set up at the Hart County Clerk's Office Monday through Friday from 8 to 4 and Saturdays from 9 to 12 noon through election day, for anyone who will be out of the county on election day. Also, the deadline to request and return an absentee paper ballot is Tuesday, May 10th.

 

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Trucker injured on Natcher Parkway

A 41 year-old truck driver was injured Monday in a one vehicle collision on the Natcher Parkway.  The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a single vehicle injury collision Monday at approx. 8:34 pm near the 6 mile marker on the William Natcher Parkway in Warren County. The preliminary investigation indicated that Patrick Wood (41) of Frisco, IN was operating a commercial crane truck and was traveling southbound on the William Natcher Parkway when the left front tire

blew out causing the operator to lose control and go into the median. The truck then overturned in the median onto the driver's side partially blocking the left northbound lane.  The fuel tank was ruptured in the collision and several gallons of diesel fuel was spilled. The driver was also pinned in the vehicle but was freed by Sergeant Chad Winn and two civilians, who were first present on the scene.  Mr. Wood was transported by the Medical Center EMS to the Medical Center in Bowling Green for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Texas man arrested in Cave City

A traffic stop in Cave City has led to a DUI arrest.  Cave City Police Sergeant Terrill Riley arrested 38 year old Juan Villarreal, of Texas, on Monday evening. Sergeant Riley observed Villarreal on North Dixie Highway not wearing a seat belt and conducted a traffic stop. He could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from Villarreal. After a brief investigation, Villarreal was arrested and charged with with no seat belt and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Villarreal was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Motorcycle accident in Bowling Green

A Bowling Green man is in critical condition after a motorcycle accident Tuesday morning. The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a single vehicle injury collision around 2:39 am on the exit ramp from Interstate 65 southbound on to the William Natcher Parkway northbound in Warren County. The preliminary investigation indicated that 37 year-old Thad Franklin, of Bowling Green, was operating a 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle and was traveling southbound on Interstate 65 and was exiting on to the William Natcher Parkway northbound when he failed to negotiate the curve and struck the guardrail.

Mr. Franklin was transported from the scene by the Medical Center EMS and then flown by Air Evac helicopter to TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville where he is listed in critical condition. The investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by Trooper Briston Smith.

 

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Munfordville City Wide Yard Sale

The Annual City-Wide Yard Sale is set for this weekend in Munfordville. There will be hundreds of simultaneous yard sales on Friday and Saturday in and around Munfordville, sponsored by the Munfordville Tourism Commission. For more information, call 270-524-4752.

 

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Caveland Trophy's sold to Awards, Inc.

Caveland Trophy's has sold their entire inventory, accounts and fixtures to Awards, Inc - Elizabeth Porter Gifts in Glasgow. The owners, Randall Curry and Sue Nunn would like to extend their many thanks to customers over the years for your business.

 

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Monday, May 2, 2016

One dead, another shot in Taylor County

One person is dead and another injured after a shooting in Taylor County on Saturday. Officers responded to a home on Catawba Circle around 6:00 p.m. where they found two shooting victims. 21 year-old Brianna Washington, of Lebanon, was pronounced dead at the scene and 25 year-old Shenitrea Vaughn, of Campbellsville, was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Kentucky State Police arrested 25 year-old William Calhoun, of Lebanon, on charges of Murder and Assault. He is currently lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. The shooting remains under investigation.

 

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Three drug arrests in Barren County

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday night. deputies with the Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to 2096 Beckton Road in reference to a warrant service. While there deputies observed a strong smell of marijuana inside the residence and also located a marijuana cigarette. Subsequently, a search warrant was served at the residence and deputies located approximately 8.5 pounds of marijuana inside the residence. Cash along with several items of drug paraphernalia was also located during the search. 79 year-old Kenneth E. Wilson, 53 year-old Rebecca S. Wilson and 55 year-old James T. Martin, Jr., of Glasgow, were arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana > 5lbs, 1st offense, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession. All were lodged in the Barren County Corrections Center.

 

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Several indictments served during "April Showers"

On Friday, The Barren River Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Barren County Sheriff's Dept., Cave City Police Dept., and the Glasgow Police Dept., performed a drug round up called operation "April Showers". The Drug Task Force indicted 16 drug related cases involving 12 suspects. The DTF and assisting agencies were able to serve 14 indictment warrants. The Drug Task Force and assisting agencies are still attempting to find the three remaining suspects.

Arrested were 54 year old Donald Huddleston, of Glasgow, for two counts of Trafficking in a controlled substance, 52 year old Vickie Lynn Hatfield, of Glasgow, was charged with one count of Trafficking in a controlled substance and was additionally charged at the time of arrest with possession of a controlled substance. 56 year old Joe Edward Moore was charged with one count of trafficking in a controlled substance and additionally charged at the time of the arrest with possession of a controlled substance.  46 year old Regina Marie Boston, of Cave City, was charged with complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance. 48 year old Bobby Leroy Davidson, of Park City, was charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree - methamphetamine. 58 year old Kerry McQuinn Stockton, of Cave City, was charged with two counts

of trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree - methamphetamine. 53 year old James Anthony Depp, of Glasgow, was charged with three counts of Trafficking in a controlled substance and three counts of persistent felony offender. 38 year old David J. Craddock, of Smiths Grove, was served an indictment warrant at the Barren Co. Jail for manufacturing meth, two counts of controlled substance child endangerment 4th, and unlawful possession of a meth precursor. 35 year old Michael Shane Walling, of Smiths Grove, was served an indictment warrant at the Barren Co. Jail for Manufacturing meth, two counts of controlled substance child endangerment 4th, unlawful possession of a meth precursor and persistent felony offender 1st. 

32 year old Brandy N. Abbott of Glasgow was arrested for two Barren County bench warrants for failure to appear. All suspects were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Munfordville City Council Meeting Monday

The Munfordville City Council will meet Monday night, May 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. On the agenda - discuss parking issue on W. Center Street, hold public hearing (budget FY 16-17), hold first reading ordinance 003-16 (Adopting budget for 2016-17), hold first reading ordinance 004-16 (Amending budget for 2015-16).

 

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Buffalo man arrested for drugs

A Buffalo man was arrested Tuesday on drug charges after texting and driving. An officer with the Kentucky State police conducted a traffic stop on US 31W in Hart County on Tuesday afternoon after observing a driver texting while driving. Upon contact with 25 year-old Keith E. Blair, of Buffalo, a concealed deadly weapon was found on him and a metal safe containing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. officer Nick Pruitt arrested Blair and he was charged with texting while driving, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Blair was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Body found in Hart County a mystery

A body found in Hart County last year still remains a mystery. Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a person whose body was found June 25th, 2015. KSP Post 3 Bowling Green responded to Waterloo Road around 2:26 that afternoon. A truck driver who was jogging in the area, noticed what appeared to be a deceased body. The human remains were discovered in a wooded area. An autopsy was performed at the Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville, but they were unable to identify the body or cause of death. Further examination is being conducted to develop more information. If you should have any information concerning this case, contact Detective Wesley Medley at 270-782-2010 or the Hart County Coroner Reggie Pettit at 270-524-2400.

 

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Campbellsville recognizes local student

As the academic year starts to come to an end, students that excelled in the classroom this past year have been recognized. Campbellsville University honored 95 student-athletes on Wednesday morning. Lindsey Burd, a senior from Hardyville, and the 2016 NAIA Women's Basketball Player of the Year, collected two awards -- the Alumni Association Athletic Recipient Award and the Sports Management Academic Honor.

 

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Pursuit in Bowling Green leads to arrest

A Tennessee man was apprehended after a police pursuit through Bowling Green.  The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a report last night from the Portland Police Department in Tennessee that Whitehouse Police Department was in pursuit of a white BMW. They had been in pursuit of this same vehicle earlier in the day and the operator was observed covered in blood and leaving the scene of a domestic disturbance in the limits of Portland. At approx. 10:43 pm, Troopers located the vehicle northbound on Interstate 65 around mile marker 5. When Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle he fled and lead police on a pursuit through two counties, Simpson and Warren, where it ended in the limits of Bowling Green.  During the pursuit the suspect struck multiple police cruisers and drove at a high rate of speed in an attempt to get away. Tire deflation devices were used to assist in stopping him, but the pursuit ended when a Trooper used his cruiser to stop the fleeing vehicle and the suspect was boxed in where he could not continue to drive. At this point the suspect was taken into custody.  Bret Chadwick (26) of Portland, TN was arrested and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail where he was charged with:

 

Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (Police Officer)- 6 counts

Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)

Criminal Mischief 1st Degree

Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence Alcohol/Drugs 4th or greater Offenses (Aggravating Circumstances)

Driving DUI Suspended License 3rd Offense (Aggravating Circumstances)

Resisting Arrest

Speeding 26 or greater

Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance 1st Offense

Improper Display of Registration Plates

Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear

 

The investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by Trooper Shae Foley.

 

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Homicide investigation underway in Bowling Green

A homicide investigation is underway in Bowling Green. According to the Bowling Green Police Department, a call was received Wednesday night stating that shots were fired at 1701 McGregor Ct. Apt.A. A second call was received before officers arrived telling police a man had been shot. The victim, 36 year-old Christopher L. Ramirez, of Bowling Green, was

located by police and taken to the Medical Center where he died of his injuries. Police have a man in custody in relation to the shooting, but are not releasing any information regarding the suspect or motive for the shooting.

 

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Man pleads not guilty to shooting

A man charged with shooting his girlfriend in Warren County was in court Wednesday morning.  Willie Lester James appeared in Warren County District Court in front of Judge John Brown. James had a not guilty plea entered on the charges of assault and possession of a gun by a felon, resulting from a shooting around noon Tuesday at the intersection of Russellville Road and Rockfield Browning Road. The victim, 26-year-old Shadonna Coleman, had gotten out of the vehicle and ran when James allegedly ran after her and shot her multiple times. He was apprehended in Logan County. Coleman was taken to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, and listed in stable condition. James is in the Warren County Detention Center with bond set at $500,000.

 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Student charged with Terroristic Threatening

A student at a Barren County School has been charged with terroristic threatening. On Tuesday April 26th, the Barren County Sheriff’s conducted an investigation at the Barren County Trojan Academy in reference to threatening statements that had been made by a student over social media. One student was charged after the investigation concluded with Terroristic Threatening 2nd degree and Terroristic Threatening 3rd degree.

 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Theft investigation at Park City Shell

The Barren County Sheriff's Office is investigating a theft that occurred at the Park City Shell on the morning of April 10th . According to the report, a black male entered the store and stole approximately $5900.00 from the office and then left. Anyone with information on this theft, is asked to contact the Barren County Sheriff's Office at 270-651-2771 or tip line at 270-646-8771.


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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Canadian man pleads not guilty

A Canadian man has plead not guilty in February hit and run that left a Glasgow woman dead.  27 year old Inderpoll Gill has plead not guilty to charges of leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid with death or serious physical injury. and disregarding a stop sign that stem from a February hit and run that left 55 year old Vanessa Jessie of Glasgow dead. Gill asked for a bond reduction , according to the Metcalfe Circuit Court Clerk's Office. The judge denied his request and his bond is still set at $100,000 cash.

 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bowling Green woman shot multiple times

A Bowling Green woman was shot multiple times Tuesday on Russellville Road. According to reports, Warren County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the shooting just before noon at the intersection of Russellville Road and Rockfield Browning Road. A caller reported that a black passenger car stopped just past the intersection and a female later identified as 26-year-old Shadonna Coleman of Bowling Green exited the vehicle and attempted to run. 36-year-old James Lester Jr., also exited the car and began firing at Coleman. Lester Jr. then left the scene and fled towards Logan County. A Logan County EMS ambulance passed by just after the incident took place and transported Coleman to the Medical Center in Bowling Green where she was later transferred to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Coleman was listed in critical condition.

 

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Drive for a Cure/Hart of Autism Saturday

A couple of worthy cause events will take place Saturday, April 30th. The 12th Annual Drive for a Cure will be held Saturday, April 30th, at 10:00 a.m. at Bale Warehouse #1 in Horse Cave. This year's drive will be held in honor of Ruby Meredith and in memory of Walter "Fuzzy" Meredith. A live auction will begin at 1:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. The entry fee is $25 per tractor. For more information, call 270-537-4652 or 270-528-1467.

Also on Saturday, "Straight From the Hart" benefit for the Hart of Autism will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Hart County Fairgrounds at Floral Hall. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Citizens First Bank in Munfordville and Hart County Farm Bureau in Horse Cave. Donations are begin accepted for the silent and live auction. For more information, call 270-537-5381.

 

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Two killed in Warren County accident

Two people were killed in a two vehicle collision Monday morning on the William Natcher Parkway.  Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a two vehicle injury collision at approx. 10:40 am near the 12 mile marker on the Natcher Parkway in Warren County. The preliminary investigation indicated that Patrick Powell (49) of Elkton was operating a 2016 Volvo dump truck and was traveling northbound on the William Natcher Parkway in the right lane when he stated that he was distracted and did not see a slow moving vehicle, a 1998 Kia passenger car being operated by 32 YEAR OLD Jonathan McDaniel,of Morgantown, who was also in the right lane and traveling northbound. Powell struck the rear of the other vehicle where the dump truck then overrode the passenger car, and then pushing it into the guardrail where the front passenger of McDaniel's car was ejected.  McDaniel, the operator of the Kia, and the front passenger that was ejected, John McDaniel (56)

also of Morgantown, were both flown to TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville where Jonathan McDaniel later succumbed to his injuries. Cindy McDaniel (52) of Morgantown, a back passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Warren County Coroner's Office.  Powell was not injured in the collision and was wearing a seat belt.

 

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Lady Raiders softball district tournament

The Hart County Lady Raiders softball team will play in the district tournament at Larue County on Tuesday, May 24th. And on Thursday, May 26th, at 5:00 p.m. WLOC and wloconline.com will have the live broadcast of both games from Larue County.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Donation to Clothes for Kids

The WLOC Clothes for Kids received a donation of $500 Monday from the Zion Baptist Church. Monetary donations may be made anytime throughout the year and are tax-deductible. Donations can be mailed to: WLOC Clothes for Kids, P. O. Box 98, Horse Cave, KY. 42749. All donations are greatly appreciated.

 

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Faulkner signing to play at Campbellsville

Madison Faulkner will be signing to play basketball at Campbellsville University on Wednesday, April 27th, at 2:00 p.m. CST in the Caverna High School library.

 

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Monday, April 25, 2016

National Day of Prayer Thursday

The community is invited to attend the National Day of Prayer with a gathering Thursday, May 5th, at 12:00 noon on the lawn of the courthouse in Munfordville. Ministers from churches in Hart County will lead in various prayers for our county, state and nation. The event will be aired on WLOC radio station beginning at noon.

 

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Warren County man arrested on burglary and drugs

Warren County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched Saturday around 8:00 p.m. to a burglary on Cemetery Road in Bowling Green. 30 year-old Aaron H. Brown, of Bowling Green, was identified as the suspect and deputies found a large number of stolen items, including tools and a firearm at Brown's home. As deputies returned to the scene on Cemetery Road, they found him burglarizing the home and another building on the property again. As they were arresting him, Brown exited the vehicle and it rolled into a deputy's cruiser, causing damage to both vehicles. No one was injured. Brown is charged with burglary (1st degree), theft by unlawful taking (over $500, 2 counts), theft by unlawful taking-firearm, criminal mischief (2nd degree, 3 counts), burglary (2nd degree), possession of a controlled substance (1st degree) and possession of drug paraphernalia. brown also was served with an outstanding warrant for flagrant non-support out of Warren County.

 

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Husband arrested on murder charges

Authorities have arrested the husband of a woman whose body was found in a well in south-central Kentucky. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets that 29 year-old Joseph Jones was arrested Saturday on charges of murder-domestic violence and tampering with physical evidence in connection with the death of 28 year-old Rachel Jones. Her body was found at the bottom of a well in the Jonesville community near Monticello on Friday morning.

 

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Four die in Grayson County crash

KSP Post 4 Troopers worked a quadruple fatality caused by a two vehicle head on collision in Grayson Co. on Saturday afternoon. On April 23, 2016 KSP Post 4 received a call from the Grayson Co. dispatch asking for a KSP accident re-constructionist to respond to KY 54 about 1.5 miles West of Leitchfield in regards to a fatality accident. Dylan Fleener (18) of Leitchfield was operating a 1998 GMC Sonoma Pickup West on KY 54 with passengers Thomas Davis (42) of Radcliff, James Vincent (18) of Leitchfield, and Nicholas Sawyer (18) of Leitchfield. For unknown reasons his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 1995 Ford F-150 being driven by Christine Walton (88) of Falls Of Rough. Dylan Fleener was transported by ambulance to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. Thomas Davis, James Vincent, and Christine Walton were all pronounced dead at the scene by the Grayson Co. Coroner’s Office. Nicholas Sawyer was airlifted to the University Of Louisville Hospital by Air-methods where he is in serious condition. The accident is still under investigation by KSP Trooper Dewan Kelly.

 

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Five arrested in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Office Mike Petra arrested three people on drug charges at Plantation Apartments around 9:00 p.m. Thursday night. Officer Petra received a complaint of a male subject outside the apartment complex wearing only a towel arguing with tenants. Upon making contact with 43 year-old Robert Seward, 37 year-old Melissa Logsdon and 40 year-old Cheryl Carnahan, police observed marijuana in plain view at the residence. During the search, police located a meth lab which resulted in charging Robert Seward and Melissa Logsdon with Manufacturing Meth, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Cheryl Carnahan was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Carnahan also faces an arrest warrant for failure to appear on DUI charges. Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Glasgow couple around 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Officer Martin charged 29 year-old Terry Hunt with Operating a Motor vehicle under the influence of Alcohol/Drugs and possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth). 24 year-old Jessica Minton was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication. All five were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER EMERGENCY MANAGER KERRY MCDANIELS OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING, PAYING OF BILLS, TREASURERS REPORT, ROAD REPORT, BUDGET TRANSFER #12, BANK TRANSFER #4, AND JAIL REPORT GIVEN BY JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 197 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER BERGENSON ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH 2 CHECKS TOTALING JUST OVER $11,122.

THE COURT APPROVED THE 1ST READING OF THE BUDGET FOR 2016/2017, 2 YEAR POLICY TERM WITH KACO, APPROVE JUDGE TO SIGN USDA GRANT FOR 3 SHERIFFS VEHICLES, EASEMENT ON WHITMAN ROAD, RESOLUTION PERMITTING REBATE OR RETENTION OF KCW, APPROVING SELLING JAIL TRUCK TO LOGSDON BACKHOE FOR $30,001, ACCEPTED BIDS FOR GAS, OIL, STONE, ASPHALT, ADVERTISE FOR REVERSE AUCTION FOR SALT, AND APPROVED TO TAKE BIDS FOR VORTEX PATCHER.

THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY MORNING AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Scottsville man arrested on assault charges

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a report last night at approx. 5:54 pm from a female who advised that her 37 year old daughter had been assaulted and was currently seeking treatment at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. Trooper Shae Foley responded to the Medical Center Emergency Room where it was determined that the female had indeed been assaulted and held against her will for a period of time. It was also discovered that the victim did have an active Domestic Violence Order against the alleged perpetrator, who were in a relationship together. At this point a search warrant for the residence at 1114 Hade Bell Road in Scottsville was obtained by Trooper Foley, who was then assisted by Trooper Randy Chambers. They made contact with 38 year old Wendell Jackson at this residence where he was taken into custody and placed under arrest. Through the investigation a handgun was located, along with suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Wendell Jackson was lodged in the Allen County Detention Center where he was charged with: Assault 1st Degree (Domestic Violence), Kidnapping (Adult) Violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO, Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia Possession. The investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by Trooper Shae Foley. He was assisted with the investigation by Trooper Randy Chambers and the Allen County Sheriff's Department. No further details can be released at this time.

 

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Judge denies lowering bond

A bond hearing was held Tuesday in regards to Kevin Scott Gentry's request to have his bond lowered. Gentry has been jailed since March 28th after being charged with solicitation to murder. Gentry is also facing several other felony charges in Barren and Metcalfe counties. Gentry's request was denied and the judge upheld the $250,000 cash bond. A pretrial conference is scheduled for June 13th.

 

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dana Corporation plant closing in 2017

Dana Corp. employees in Glasgow have learned the plant will close by mid-2017. The Glasgow Daily Times reports the company plans to reduce employment by half by the end of the year. The plant employs 203 people and produces gear sets, shafts and secondary gearing components for commercial vehicles. Dana Holding Corp. spokesman Mark Burd said the reason for the closure is deterioration of the commercial vehicle market. A notice filed with the state on Tuesday said Dana will let 191 employees go as a result of the plant closure. Burd said the facility employs 186 hourly workers and 17 salaried workers though some are currently laid off. Burd said employees will be eligible for severance pay, and some may relocate to other Dana facilities. The plant was built in 1972. Dana acquired it in 1998.

 

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

New owners of Funtown Mountain

Funtown Mountain in Cave City now has new owners. An auction was held Wednesday at the former Guntown Mountain Amusement park. The top bidder was David Ray Froggett, Jr., who also owns 991 the HOSS Radio Station and Froggett's South 65 Entertainment in Cave City. He and his wife Vikki plan to add both entities to the property, along with their partnership with Gateway Development based in Chicago. The Froggett's say they will be adding lots of extras to Funtown Mountain including: cabins, an indoor/outdoor water park, 5 star restaurant, Kentucky artisan vendors, music entertainment, a zip-line and they plan to keep the signature ski-lift.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Abundance of the Heart

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Thursday, April 21st,  from 1:30-5:00 pm and Friday, April 22nd, from 8:00 until the food is gone.  Only one person per household can receive the food. 

To qualify for this program you must:

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

2.  Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3.  Only receive commodities one time a month.

Those 60 years old and older can fill out an application to additional food from the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.  Qualifications for this program are:

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

2.  Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Please no one arrive at the distribution site before 12 noon.

 

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Metcalfe County Grand Jury indictments

A recent session of the Metcalfe County Grand Jury has returned five indictments:

State Police testified in the case against 25 year-old Stevie Joe Davidson, of Burkesville. Davidson will face five counts related to drugs. 33 year-old Shaeyloynne Deleyenne Farris, of Edmonton, was indicted based on testimony from Metcalfe County Sheriff's Deputy Colby Romines. Farris will face two counts. 24 year-old Andrew Conners, of Hardyville, was indicted on one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance and 25 year-old Courtney Danielle Acree, of Summer Shade, was indicted on four counts related to drugs.

 

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Three arrested in Horse Cave

Three people have been arrested by Horse Cave Police. A Florida man and Georgia woman were arrested Tuesday night around 8:00 p.m. Officer Sievert received a complaint from a greyhound bus driver at Loves Truck Stop. The bus driver described a strong odor of marijuana and of an intoxicated passenger harassing other passengers. Police arrested 51 year-old Steven Carmicle with Public Intoxication. K-9 Charlie was called to the scene to assist in locating the source of the marijuana and positively indicated in a passenger's seat. Upon questioning a passenger, 36 year-old Carrissa Luttrell turned over a clear plastic baggie with a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. Luttrell was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana.

Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Cave City man Sunday evening around 7:00 p.m. 31 year-old Steven Craine was charged with Operating on a Suspended Operators License, no insurance, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (meth) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. All three were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Monroe man killed in logging accident

A 52 year-old Monroe man was killed Tuesday in a logging accident in the 2600 block of Defries Hwy near Canmer. Clay Jewell was pronounced deceased at the scene by Hart County Coroner Reggie Pettit.  Winn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting Thursday

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business includes, approving 1st reading of 2016/2017 budget, approving 2 year policy term with KACo July 1, 2016-July 1, 2018, approve Judge to sign USDA Grant for sheriff's vehicles and approve easement on Whitman Road.

 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Metcalfe County man injured in accident

A 26 year-old Metcalfe County man was injured Monday in a one vehicle accident. Tpr. Nick Davis investigated the collision that occurred at approximately 12:00 a.m. on Knob Lick Road. 26 year-old Dewey Reece, of Center, was operating a northbound 1991 Chevy pickup on Knob Lick Road when it traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Reece was not belted and was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of injuries. Trooper Davis was assisted at the scene by Barren/Metcalfe County EMS and Metcalfe County Fire Department.

 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tennessee man killed on I-65

A 63 year-old Tennessee man was killed Monday in a one-vehicle accident in Hardin County. The Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement responded to the collision around 3:20 p.m. at the 87 mm southbound on I-65. The preliminary investigation indicated that 62-year-old Gloria Grado of Lebanon, TN, was operating a 2015 Toyota traveling south when she dropped off the shoulder of the road. Grado attempted to regain control of the vehicle but collided with the end of the guardrail. The vehicle overturned, striking the guardrail a second time, before coming to a stop in the southbound lane.  A passenger, 63-year-old Benjamin Grado, of Lebanon, TN, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office. Gloria Grado was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by the Hardin County EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Heroin arrest in Barren County

A Barren County man has been arrested on charges of heroin. The Barren River Drug Task Force executed three arrest warrants Monday charging 34 year-old Allen Christopher Steward with Trafficking in a controlled substance - heroin with firearms enhancement, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The indictments involve

Steward selling quantities of heroin to an informant from January through March of 2015. Steward was also in possession of other drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center on a $15,000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Six drug arrests in Hart County

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a call Friday, April 15, 2016 requesting a welfare check to be done on a female and her child. At approx 8:27 am on Friday Troopers responded to 8500 Cub Run Highway in Hart County in reference to this call. Through the course of the investigation an active meth lab and an indoor marijuana grow was discovered along with suspected methamphetamine and some firearms. A three year old boy was also present inside the residence when Troopers arrived. Social Services responded to the scene upon request of the units and removed the child where he was taken to be examined at the hospital. Six people were arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail and charged with the following charges:

Nicholas Meredith (30) of Munfordville

Manufacturing Meth 1st Offense

Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Meth)

Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 4th Degree

Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor 1st Offense

Danielle Decker (18) of Munfordville

Manufacturing Meth 1st Offense

Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Meth)

Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 4th Degree

Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor 1st Offense

Laura Bennett (24) of Munfordville

Manufacturing Meth 1st Offense

Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Meth)

Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 4th Degree

Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor 1st Offense

Jacob Staples (30) of Munfordville

Manufacturing Meth 1st Offense

Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Meth)

Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 4th Degree

Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor 1st Offense

Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

James Staples (48) of Munfordville

Manufacturing Meth 1st Offense

Jeremiah Staples (25) of Munfordville

Cultivate in Marijuana (5 Plants or More) 1st Offense

Drug Paraphernalia Possession

The investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by Trooper Justin Rountree. He was assisted on scene by Troopers Jonathan McChesney and Randy Chambers, KSP Drug Enforcement Detective Brad Harper, KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Nick Pruitt, and the Hart County Social Services.

 

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Three injured in Bowling Green accident

Three people were injured Sunday afternoon in Bowling Green after an accident involving a motorcycle. The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a two vehicle injury collision on Morgantown Road at the intersection of Mark Trail in Warren County that also involved a passenger car. The preliminary investigation indicated that 84 year-old Corene Counts, of Bowling Green, was operating a 2007 Saturn passenger car and was stopped at the stop sign on Mark Trail.  She then pulled on to Morgantown Road into the pathway of a 2000 Honda motorcycle being operated by 30 year-old Chris Oulay, of Bowling Green. The motorcycle struck the driver's side of Counts' vehicle. Oulay and his passenger, 29 year-old Ida Myldy, of Irvington, were both flown by AirEvac to TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.  Counts was transported by the Medical Center EMS to the Medical Center in Bowling Green for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Three vehicle collision injures one person

A three vehicle collision in Bowling Green Thursday sent a Bowling Green woman to the hospital with injuries. The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded around 8:00 a.m. to the scene near the 9 mile marker on the William Natcher Parkway in Warren County. The preliminary investigation indicated that 29 year-old Christina Wheeler, of Bowling Green, was operating a 2013 GMC SUV and traveling southbound on the William Natcher Parkway where she failed to see another southbound vehicle that had just merged onto the parkway. Wheeler struck the rear of a 2006 Pontiac passenger car driven by 33 year-old Blanca Ray, of Bowling Green, causing Ray to go off the right side of the roadway and strike an embankment. Wheeler's SUV went into the median where it overturned multiple times and went into the northbound lanes striking the driver's side of a northbound vehicle operated by 33 year-old Shannon Donovan, of Scottsville. Ms. Ray was transported from the scene to the Medical Center of Bowling Green for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by Trooper Tomie Walters.

 

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Harned man arrested for sex abuse

KSP Post 4 Investigators arrested a Harned man on multiple sex abuse charges involving multiple victims. On March 28, 2016 KSP personnel received a call from the Breckinridge County Social Services in regards to possible sex abuse allegations from two different victims. Through investigation, On April 1, 2016, KSP Detective Bryan Washer arrested Charles “Vinnie” Smith (38) of Harned, Ky. He was charged with two counts of Sodomy 1st degree and lodged in the Breckenridge Co. Det. Ctr. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending.

 

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Magistrate/dentist indicted for fraud

A former Barren County magistrate and Cave City dentist has been indicted by a federal grand jury for charges involving prescription and Medicaid fraud. The federal grand jury returned an eight count indictment Thursday on Dr. Christopher Steward. Steward was indicted on two counts of acquiring possession of controlled substances by misrepresentation, fraud, deception and subterfuge, two counts of distributing and dispensing controlled substances outside the course of professional medical practice, two counts of conspiracy to acquire possession of controlled substances by misrepresentation, fraud, deception and subterfuge, healthcare fraud and illegal use of means of identification of another person. If convicted, Dr. Steward could face a maximum of 67 years in prison and a maximum fine of $2.25 million dollars. An indictment is an accusation only and all individuals should be considered as innocent until, and unless, proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Storage unit theft investigation underway

A theft is being investigated locally from a storage unit. The Horse Cave Police Department is investigating a theft that occurred sometime between January and April 10th at a storage unit at Miller's Storage. Chris Carroll who rents the unit, said that the value of the items are in excess of $50,000 with the most expensive being 11 hunting trophies. Other items taken were jewelry, a gun and a 46" tv. Police say that similar thefts occurred in Munfordville at the time, but they have not been able to connect them to this crime. If you have any information ont he items, call Crime Stoppers at 270-781-2583.

 

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Voter registration deadline is Monday

The deadline for voter registration for the May primary is nearing. Eligible Kentucky voters will need to register to vote or make address changes by the April 18th deadline. Persons who will be 18 years of age by the November General Election may register and vote in the May 17th primary.

 

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Glasgow man arrested for burglary

On Tuesday night at approximately 8:50pm, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary in progress at 81 Tick Ridge Road. Caller advised that 41 year-old Anthony Stewart, of Glasgow, had broken into her home and had a handgun. The caller was assaulted by Stewart before fleeing the residence and going to a neighbor’s house to call 911. Deputy Eric Bull responded to the residence and found Stewart still inside. Stewart was arrested without incident. Through further investigation, a handgun was found hidden in the back yard of the residence. Stewart admitted hiding the gun prior to the deputy’s arrival. Stewart was transported to the Barren County Corrections center and was charged with Burglary 1st degree; Possession of Burglary Tools; Menacing; Assault 4th degree; and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

 

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hot Rods celebrate Great Outdoors

The Bowling Green Hot Rods will celebrate the Great Outdoors this Saturday. The first 500 fans will receive a free camo hat. Also, camo jerseys worn by the Hot Roads will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.

 

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tax return filing deadline is Monday

Why is Tax Day April 18th? The regular tax return filing deadline is April 15th. However, due to the Washington D. C. Emancipation Day holiday being observed on April 15th instead of April 16th, 2016. Tax Day is on the following Monday.

 

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Escapee captured in Radcliff

A 40 year-old escapee has been captured in Radcliff. KSP Post 4 troopers arrested escapee Michael Hunter Tuesday morning in Radcliff. Hunter had escaped from the Fulton County Detention Center on Sunday. Through investigation and several tips from the public, police were able to narrow down his whereabouts in Radcliff where he was arrested without incident shortly after midnight. He is currently lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center and charged with Escape 2nd degree. KSP was assisted by the Radcliff and Elizabethtown Police Departments.

 

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Two plead not guilty to attempted murder charges

Mary Ann Ash and Anthony Wood plead not guilty on Monday to attempted murder charges according to the Barren County Circuit Court Clerk's Office. Wood also pleaded not guilty to wanton endangerment and being a persistent felony offender. They are scheduled to be back in court on June 6th. Jaleel Wood is scheduled to be in court on May 2nd on attempted murder and wanton endangerment charges. These charges stem from February where two cars exchanged gunfire while driving on Columbia Ave. in Glasgow.

 

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Glasgow drug arrests after traffic stop

Glasgow Police Officer Nick Houchens conducted a traffic stop on Sunday afternoon after observing 27 year old Alicia Chavarriya riding in the passenger seat of a 1998 Dodge Ram. Officer Houchens already knew that Chavarriya had an outstanding warrant and the driver , 27 yr. old Christopher Arms , according to reports would not show his hands after being told to several times. Several Syringes were found in Chavarriya's shirt sleeve while Sgt. Flatt discovered a white substance in the seat and a clear plastic baggy. Arms claimed ownership of a scale , syringes , a pipe and a bag of meth found in his pocket. Chavarriya was served with the Hart County Warrant for BURGLARY 2ND DEGREE, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING $500 OR MORE and THEFT FROM A BUILDING UNDER $500. Arms was arrested and charged with POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE and POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Clothes for Kids spring fundraiser totals

The 2016 Clothes for Kids Spring Radio Auction brought in $2,734. That brings the total to $319,815 since the organization began. Our many thanks to the community for donations and volunteer work. Monetary donations can be given anytime throughout the year at the WLOC radio station for Clothes for Kids. The address is P. O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749. The Dart Foundation is also presenting a check to Clothes for Kids in the amount of $3,000 which will bring the total to almost $323,000 since it was founded in 1998.

 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hardin County School bus accident

Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown worked a single vehicle collision involving a Hardin County Schools bus in the 9000 block of Leitchfield Rd. On April 11, 2016 at approximately 3:25 P.M. EDST, Hardin Co. School bus #701 was traveling east on (U.S. 62) Leitchfield Rd. For unknown reasons, Jennifer M. Leon (38) of Eastview lost control of the bus and exited the roadway and traveled through three residential front lawns before striking the residence located at 9799 Leitchfield Rd. There were 50 children inside the bus that were unharmed. Mrs. Leon was extricated and later transported by air to the University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. KSP was assisted at the scene by the Hardin Co. SO, Hardin Co. EMS and the Stephensburg Fire Dept. The accident is still under investigation by KSP Post 4 Trooper Jacobe Farmer.

 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Metcalfe man pled not guilty to Murder For Hire

Kevin Scott Gentry appeared in Barren Circuit Court on Monday for the first time after being charged with Solicitation of Murder on March 28th. The owner of Scott's City Limits in Edmonton has been in jail after police say he paid an undercover officer $2500 to kill someone with promises of another $2500 upon completion of the murder. Gentry's Attorney, Danny Butler stated that Gentry is under a lot of stress and said that he is not a well man according to reports. Butler has requested a bond hearing for next Tuesday with hopes of getting Gentry's bond lowered so he can get out of jail. Gentry's current bond is set at $250,000 cash. He also has recent indictments for stolen property and weapons charges. A pre-trial conference has been scheduled for June 13th.

 

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Caverna High SMDM Meeting tonight

There will be a Caverna High School Advisory Council (SBDM) meeting on Monday, April 11th, in the high school library at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Hart County Salvation Army meeting Tuesday

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, April 12th, at noon, at the courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Horse Cave City Council meeting

The Horse Cave City Council will meet in regular session Monday, April 11th, at 6:00 p.m. at city hall.

 

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Monday, April 11, 2016

One injured in rear-end collision

One person was injured in a rear-end collision in Barren County Friday at approximately 1:00 p.m. The Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to the injury accident on Burkesville Road. According to the report, 42 year-old Sherry Wilson, of Glasgow, was traveling eastbound in her 2004 Isuzu and was attempting to make a left turn onto Witty Road, when she was rear-ended by a 2006 Mercury driven by 29 year-old David Crowe, of Tompkinsville. The collision caused Wilson's vehicle to overturn several times in the roadway before coming to a stop. Wilson was transported by Barren Metcalfe EMS to TJ Samson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Crowe, along with a passenger in his vehicle, were not injured. BCSO was assisted on scene by the East Barren Fire Department and Barren Metcalfe EMS.

 

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Barren County Grand Jury Indictments

A recent session of the Barren County Grand Jury has returned several indictments:

Based on testimony from Cave City Police Officer Jason Morgan, 39 year old Michael Shane Johnson of Scottsville was indicted on eight counts: TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, three counts of POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA LESS THAN 8 OUNCES, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER. Bail amount was set at $5000 surety.

Officer Brian Starnes with Glasgow Police testified in the case against 24 year old Jordan Montaz Smith of Glasgow. Smith was indicted on one count of POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE. Bail amount was set at $1500.

State Police testified against 21 year old Joshua Ray Todd Curry of Horse Cave, in regard to his involvement in events that occurred in early October of last year. Curry was indicted on two counts: POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE and POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. Bail amount was set at $1500 secured.

33 year old Brandon Wease of Glasgow was indicted on four counts: POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 3RD OR MORE OFFENSE, TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER 1ST DEGREE. KSP Trooper Raymond Chambers testified in the case and bail amount was set at $2500 secured.

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

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Car-train collision in Warren County

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a vehicle train collision Thursday morning at 8:49 in the limits of Woodburn on KY 240 IN WARREN COUNTY.  The preliminary investigation indicated that 22 year-old Chelsey Beller, of Bowling Green, was operating a 2010 Nissan passenger car and was traveling westbound on Woodburn Allen Springs Road when she failed to yield at the rail road crossing and was struck in the passenger side of her vehicle by a southbound CSX train.  Ms. Beller was transported from the scene by the Medical Center EMS to the Medical Center of Bowling Green where she was later TRANSFERRED to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is still ongoing.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Recent Barren County Grand Jury

A recent session of the Barren County Grand Jury has returned several indictments:

35 year old Thomas Leighton Upton, Jr. of Bowling Green was indicted on two counts: RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY $500 OR MORE BUT LESS THAN $10,000 and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER. According to the indictment, Upton, Jr. received a 2005 Yamaha Rhino ATV, knowing it had been stolen. KSP Detective Wesley Medley testified in the case. Bail amount was set at $2500 cash.

34 year old Sharleena Byus of Glasgow was indicted based on testimony from BCSO Deputy Eric Bull. Byus was indicted on two counts: CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 1ST DEGREE and THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING $500 OR MORE BUT LESS THAN $10,000. According to the indictment, items stolen were jewelry and coins.

27 year old William Brandon Bulle was indicted based on testimony from BCSO Deputy Eric Bull on charges of POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN BY A CONVICTED FELON, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (FIREARM) and PERSISITENT FELONY OFFENDER 2ND DEGREE. Charges stem from a late February theft of a SIG Sauer 22 pistol.

Bail amounts for above named individuals was set at $2500 cash.

KSP Trooper Raymond Chambers testified in the case against 33 year old Jessie Bell of Glasgow. Bell will face two counts: POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE and POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.

24 year old John Dennis Carter Jr. was indicted based on testimony from GPD Officer Zane Greer in regard to events that occurred in early November of last year. Carter Jr. will face: two counts of POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 3RD DEGREE, CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRESCRIPTION NOT IN ORIGINAL CONTAINER and ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A LEGEND DRUG. Drug charges, according to the indictment, involve opium, oxycodone and xanax.

38 year old Philip Massey of Glasgow was indicted on one count of TAMPERING WITH A PRISONER MONITORING DEVICE. The device, according to the indictment, had been ordered as a condition of a pretrial release.

Bail was set at $1500 for each of these three individuals.

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

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

LIHEAP extended through April

Community Action's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been extended to April 30th, 2016 or until funds are expended. LIHEAP helps low income families pay their heating bills. Assistance is offered in the form of a voucher paid directly to utility companies or fuel source company. Along with meeting all income guidelines, applicants must by responsible for paying home heating costs and be within 4 days of running out of fuel source or have received a disconnect/past due notice. If your family is in a heating crisis, you are encouraged to contact the local office at 270-524-0224.

 

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Man arrested in Bardstown shooting

A man who was wanted for attempted murder following a shooting in Bardstown on Tuesday was taken into custody in Louisville on Wednesday. 28 year-old Darnell Maurice McGee was booked into Louisville Metro Department of Corrections at shortly after 6:00 p.m. An arrest warrant was issued for McGee on Tuesday in connection to a shooting that happened near N. Third Street and Daugherty Avenue in Bardstown. Police said the victim was hot in the leg and was taken to University of Louisville Hospital and the victim's injuries did not appear to be life threatening. In addition to attempted murder, McGee is charged with wanton endangerment, criminal mischief, possession of marijuana and giving an officer a false name or address.

 

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Hart County man injured in accident

A 29 year-old Hart County man was injured in a single vehicle accident Wednesday morning. The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to the single vehicle injury collision in the 2300 block of Raider Hollow Road in Hart County. The preliminary investigation indicated that Justin Tucker (29) of Munfordville was operating a 2004 Mazda passenger car traveling southbound on Raider Hollow Road when he failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of his vehicle and traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. Tucker was treated at the scene by the Hart County EMS but was later flown to the University of Louisville Hospital by helicopter for the treatment of injuries he sustained from the collision. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Horse Cave large item drop-off

Residents of Horse Cave can drop off their unwanted large items during the large item drop-off being held Thursday and Friday, April 7th and 8th, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday, April 9th, from 7:00 a.m. to noon on New Street at the City Maintenance Building off Hwy 218. Items accepted include: electronics, appliances, mowers, tillers, furniture, toys, metal and plastic. There are some restrictions, items that cannot be accepted include: building material, wood, roofing, paint, carpet, tires, or garbage. For more information, call Hart County Solid Waste at 270-524-5178 or Jimmy Martin at 270-670-1890.

 

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Barren County Grand Jury Indictments

A recent session of the Barren County Grand Jury has returned several indictments:

 

25 year old Robert Lee Holmes III, of Cave City, was indicted based on testimony from Cave City Police Officer Jason Morgan. Holmes will face thirteen total counts: four counts of ASSAULT 3RD DEGREE, POLICE OFFICER, RESISTING ARREST, five counts of TERRORISTIC THREATENING, DISORDERLY CONDUCT 2ND DEGREE, ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE and CRIMINAL TRESPASS 3RD DEGREE. Bond amount was set at $50,000 cash.

Included on a single indictment were 38 year old Joleen Elmore and 39 year old Jeremiah Elmore, both of Smiths Grove. Joleen will face one count of THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OVER $10,000 and Jeremy Elmore will face seven total charges: RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY $10,000 OR MORE, WANTON ENDANGERMENT 1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, DUI, OPERATING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED LICENSE and POSSESSION OF OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER INSIDE A MOTOR VEHICLE. According to the indictment, Joleen took a 2014 Chevy Silverado belonging to Gillie Hyde Pre-owned in Glasgow and Jeremy Elmore was found driving the truck. GPD Officer Ashley Jones testified in the case.

22 year old Logan Seth Matthews, of Glasgow, was indicted in two separate cases. Deputy Mike Houchens testified in the first where Matthews was indicted on two counts: RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY and TERRORISTIC THREATENING. GPD Officer B. J. Childress testified in the second case, where Matthews was indicted on three counts: WANTON ENDANGERMENT 1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE and POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. Matthews was allowed to remain on a current bond and arraignment has been scheduled for the middle of this month.

25 year old Chasity Carnes, of Glasgow, was indicted on three counts: POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, HINDERING PROSECUTION OR APPREHENSION and POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. KSP testified in the case and bail amount was set at $1500.

Due to testimony in regard to events that occurred in late February of this year, 33 year old Brandon Wease, of Glasgow, was indicted on four counts: POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER. Bail amount was set at $2500 secured.

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

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Hardyville man arrested in Barren County

A 20 year-old Hardyville man has been arrested following complaints of reckless driving. Glasgow Police Officer Steven Fields was dispatched to an area near Scottie Drive Saturday night to locate a possible reckless driver. As he arrived, he received a call that a car was stopped in the road on Scottie Drive. 20 year-old Ryan Yates was observed standing in the roadway as Officer Fields approached the scene. Officer Fields detected alcohol and Yates admitted to having a few drinks according to reports. Yate's 2007 Chevy Impala also matched the description of the vehicle involved in the previous complaints and also had damage. Yates was charged with Criminal Mischief, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI. Yates was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Munfordville City Council Meeting

The Munfordville City Council met Monday, April 4th, at City Hall. The council heard a presentation from United Way of Southern Kentucky about a new 211 system for the State of Kentucky.  The council also heard from Joe Bailey concerning the Wastewater plant in Munfordville.  Concerning the 2nd reading of Ordinance 001-2016, the council passed a motion to increase the mayor's salary from $150 to $400 in 2019, also motion was passed for the 2nd reading of Ordinance 002-2016 to increase the council's salary from $50 to 100 in 2017. Committee reports were heard from Tourism Director Coni Shepherd. Monthly bills were approved. Mayor Freeman appointed Macy McDowell and Joann Pedigo to the budget committee. The mayor is also seeking volunteers to serve on a Zoning Board. Reports were heard from the fire and police departments. There was no old business. The council heard a complaint from Mrs. Hubert Beams. The meeting was adjourned.

 

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Edmonton man indicted by Barren County Grand Jury

A Metcalfe County man has been indicted by the Barren County Grand Jury. Kevin Scott Gentry has been indicted for Solicitation to Murder related to his arrest on March 28th. Gentry had previously been indicted for two counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon along with trafficking in a controlled substance. Gentry is currently lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Body identified in Columbia fire

Kentucky State Police say the body found in the ruins of the housefire in Columbia at 496 Watson Street has been identified as 41 year-old Sharon Austin, of Columbia. The homeowner discovered the body around noon on Sunday in the ruins of the town house. The fire and death investigation is still ongoing by the detectives from KSP Post 15.

 

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Indictments handed down by grand jury

The Barre County Grand Jury has handed down three indictments related to the reports of gunfire in February. Glasgow police responded to reports of two cars firing shots at each other on February 3rd. Police located shell casings at the scene but the parties involved had fled the scene. 24 year-old Jaleel Wood and 27 year-old Mary Hash were indicted one count each of Criminal Attempt to Murder. 22 year-old Anthony Wood will face two counts along with Persistent Felony Offender 2nd degree. Additionally, both Anthony and Jaleel Wood will face five counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st degree. No one was injured in the gunfire. The three were allowed to remain on bond. Arraignment is scheduled for May.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Cave City Chamber Radio Auction

The Annual Cave City Chamber of Commerce Radio Auction will be held Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, April 5th, 6th & 7th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on WLOC, 991 & SCRTC Channel 6.

 

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Hardyville house fire Sunday night

A Hardyville home suffered extensive damage due to a fire Sunday night around 8:00 p.m. The home of Sue Underwood at the caution light suffered heavy damage. The cause of the blaze is unknown at this time.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Body found near Columbia

On Sunday, at approximately 12:00 cst, Post 15 Columbia was contacted in reference to a body that had been located in the ruins of a town house at 496 Watson Road, Columbia. Units from the Adair County & Columbia Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire on Saturday at the same address. it wasn't until approximately 12:00 noon Sunday that the owner of that residence went back into the burnt structure and located the body. The body was sent for autopsy and identification by the Kentucky State Medical Examiner's Office. The investigation is ongoing.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Several weekend arrests over the weekend

Horse Cave police made several arrests over the weekend. Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a La Vergne, Tennessee couple around 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Officer Martin charged 52 year-old Daniel Nystrom with Possession of Marijuana and Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs and 23 year-old Kirstie Brown with Possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Bowling Green man around 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning. 31 year-old Jonathan Lane was charged with Public Intoxication, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth) and Resisting Arrest. Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested a Canmer man around 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. 28 year-old Joshua Bryant was charged with Assault 4th Domestic Violence. All were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Munfordville City Council Meeting Monday

The Munfordville City Council will meet Monday at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall. On the agenda: Hold 2nd reading of Ordinance 001-2016 (Mayor's salary) and hold 2nd reading of Ordinance 002-2016 (Council salary).

 

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Metcalfe County Grand Jury indictments

A recent session of the Metcalfe County Grand Jury returned several indictments:

49 year-old Kevin Scott Gentry was indicted on six counts: two counts of Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, trafficking in a controlled substance, two counts of receiving stolen property over $500, controlled substance prescription not in original container.

42 year-old Marvin Harris, of Glasgow, was indicted on three counts:

Manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a meth precursor and possession of drug paraphernalia. The indictment stems from events that occurred in late January of this year. Kentucky State Police testified in the case. Harris was allowed to remain on a current bond.

40 year-old Joey Searcy, of Campbellsville, was indicted based on testimony from Deputy Colby Romines of the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office in regard to events in early February of this year. Searcy was indicted on eight counts: Manufacturing methamphetamine, assault 1st degree, possession of a controlled substance, and fleeing or evading police, criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance and reckless driving. Bond was set at $25,000 cash or approved surety.

Officer Michael Hampton with the Edmonton police Department testified in the case against 20 year-old Justin Moss, of Edmonton. Moss was indicted on two counts: Possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Moss was allowed to remain on a current bond.

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

 

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Missing juvenile returned safely

According to Sheriff Boston Hensley, on Thursday the missing juvenile Hailey Gibbins, was located and returned safely to her parents. The Hart County Sheriff Office would like to thank the public for their help in this matter.

 

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Head on collision at Legrande

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a call of a head on collision with entrapment today in the 2000 block of Legrande Highway in Hart County that occurred at approx. 6:28 am. The preliminary investigation indicated that Kinly Denton (18) of Horse Cave was operating a 2015 Ford passenger car and was traveling eastbound on Legrande Highway and had pulled into the westbound lane to pass a slower vehicle. As she cleared the slower vehicle she failed to see an oncoming westbound vehicle and steered left in an attempt to avoid a collision but struck him head on. The westbound vehicle was a 1993 Buick passenger car being operated by George Logsdon (61) of Hardyville. Mr. Logsdon's vehicle came to final rest in the westbound lane and Ms. Denton's vehicle went off the west side of the roadway. Mr. Logsdon was extricated from his vehicle by the Horse Cave Fire & Rescue where he was transported by the Hart County EMS to the Medical Center in Bowling Green for multiple injuries. Ms. Denton was transported by private means to T. J. Samson Community Hospital for treatment. The investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by Trooper First Class Jonathan McChesney. He was assisted on the scene by Hart County EMS, and Horse Cave Fire & Rescue.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cave City Chamber Radio Auction

The Annual Cave City Chamber of Commerce Radio Auction will be held Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, April 5th, 6th & 7th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on WLOC, 991 & SCRTC Channel 6.

 

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Scottsville woman pleads guilty to church fraud

A Scottsville woman has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after stealing from her church. Patricia Barlow pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud in November of 2015 where she had stolen money from Scottsville Baptist Church over her 10 years as Secretary and Office Administrator. Barlow has also been ordered to pay $274,846 in restitution to the church.

 

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Child struck by SUV in Bowling Green dies

A 10 year-old child was killed Wednesday after being hit by an SUV in Bowling Green. According to Police, the accident occurred near Scott Way and Gordon Avenue. 10 year-old Giselle Arias was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a Chevrolet Trailblazer operated by 36 year-old Angela Clark. Clark and her three juvenile passengers were uninjured in the accident. No charges are expected at this time.

 

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Semi truck catches fire in Cave City

A semi truck hauling cooking oil was fully engulfed in flames around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 90 and Happy Valley Road in Cave City. According to sources, the cab caught fire. Traffic was blocked due to the incident. The scene was worked by Cave City Police Department and the fire was extinguished and the area cleared by 9:00 p.m. The condition of the driver is unknown.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Horse carriage vs pickup truck collision

A Smiths Grove man was injured Tuesday after he pulled his horse drawn carriage into the path of a pickup truck. Warren County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to an injury collision in the 5000 block of Smiths Grove Scottsville Road around 4:30 Tuesday. 53 year-old Emmanual Yoder, of Smiths Grove, was operating a horse drawn carriage when he pulled into the path of 73 year-old Charles Littrel, also of Smiths Grove, who was operating a 1994 Ford truck. Medical attention was sought later after the collision by Emmanual Yoder. Both refused medical attention at the scene. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Teenager injured in Hart County accident

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a single vehicle injury collision today in the 2200 block of Macon Kessinger Road in Hart County that occurred at approx. 7:30 am.

The preliminary investigation indicated that Dylan Hayden (17) of Munfordville was operating a 2000 Chevrolet passenger car and was traveling southbound on Macon Kessinger Road at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle and slid off the right side of the roadway and collided with a tree. There was extensive damage to the vehicle and Hayden had to be extricated by the Priceville Fire & Rescue and Hart County EMS.

Mr. Hayden was transported from the scene by the Hart County EMS but was later flown to the University of Louisville Hospital by Air Methods for the treatment of multiple injuries. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision.

The investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by Trooper First Class Johnathan McChesney. He was assisted on the scene by the Hart County Sheriff's Department, Hart County EMS, and Priceville Fire & Rescue.

 

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Bowling Green woman wants charges dismissed

A Bowling Green woman that is accused of killing her boyfriend has moved to have charges dismissed. Kaylee Whitehall is charged with reckless homicide in the death of her boyfriend, Kuston Johnson. Whitehall told police she had stabbed him once during an altercation last September. Whitehall's attorney has filed a motion to dismiss. A pretrial conference is scheduled for June 13th.

 

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Edmonton man arrested after hiring a hitman

49 yr. old Kevin Scott Gentry was arrested Monday in Glasgow and charged with one count of SOLICITATION TO MURDER . KSP post 15 had contacted the Drug Enforcement and Special Investigations unit on Monday about a murder for hire investigation involving Gentry. A confidential informant along with Nashville Metro Detectives met with DESI in Bowling Green. Gentry had discussed having James M. Darnell killed in a recorded phone call according to reports. Gentry agreed to meet the confidential informant posing as the hitman at K-Mart parking lot in Glasgow where he provided a picture of Darnell and his address. Gentry then made a down payment of $2500 and agreed to pay the other half after completion of the murder. Gentry is lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Police search for man in assault case

Kentucky State Police are searching for man in an assault and criminal case in Hart County. The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green is asking for help in identifying the suspect of an Assault and Criminal Mischief investigation that occurred Sunday night at approximately 9:19 p.m. in Hart County. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6 ft tall, 250 pounds, with light brown hair, brown facial hair and was wearing a blue short sleeve t-shirt with blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green at 270-782-2010. The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Trooper Graham Rutherford.

 

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Gas up three cents per gallon

West Central Kentucky gas prices are up 3 cents to $1.969 a gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Fuel Gauge report. The national average is $2.039.

West Central Kentucky average price last week: $ 1.938
Average price during the week of March 30, 2015: $ 2.335

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

$1.868 Bowling Green
$1.849 Elizabethtown
$2.214 Louisville
$1.989 Owensboro
$1.901 Paducah

 

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Softball and Baseball sign-ups Saturday

The Last day for Softball and Baseball sign-ups are Saturday, April 2nd, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Sports Complex in Munfordville for ages 7-16. For more information, call 270-528-4283.

 

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Public meeting in Green County Tuesday

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a Public Meeting to be held Tuesday, March 29th, from 5 to  p.m. at the Greensburg Christian Life Center in regards to improvements along a portion of US 68 in Green County. The purpose of this meeting is to obtain input from the public regarding proposed improvements south of the US 68/KY 61 intersection. Local residents may be more familiar with the project limits being described from the intersection of KY 218 to Mickey Vaughn Curve. Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be available to answer questions.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Hart County Fair Board Meeting

The Hart County Fair Board will meet Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds at Rowletts.

 

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Louisville murder suspect arrested locally

The Kentucky State Police Bowling Green received a request to attempt to locate a subject that was thought to be a murder suspect by the Louisville Metro Police Department in reference to a murder investigation in connection to the shooting of a female victim in the Louisville Metro Police Department in reference to a murder investigation in connection to the shooting of a female victim in the Louisville area Friday morning. At approximately 8:37 a.m., Troopers Johnathan McChesney and Justin Rountree were observing on I-65 at the 58 mile marker when the vehicle in question, a 2000 Nissan passenger car, passed by them traveling southbound.  They attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle where the suspect did not yield and attempted to flee. At this point, he led troopers on a pursuit at a very high rate of speed through four counties until he lost control of his vehicle at the 40 mile marker where he spun out of control and wrecked off the right side of the roadway. 24 year-old Stuart Cox, of Louisville, was taken into custody at approximately 8:45 a.m. and was later relinquished over to Detectives of the Louisville Metro Police Department, where he was arrested and and charged with Murder. The investigation involving the suspects apprehension and circumstances surrounding the pursuit is still ongoing and being led by Trooper Johnathan McChesney.

 

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Green County Pedestrian struck by vehicle

Tpr. Boston Hensley is investigating a collision that occurred Saturday at approximately 5:42 p.m. on Aetna Grove Church Road, 6 miles west of Summersville. 38 year-old Sammy Scott, of Summersville, was walking on Aetna Grove Church Road when an unknown vehicle struck him from behind. Scott was transported from the scene by EMS to Jane Todd Crawford Hospital where he was treated for non life threatening injuries. Tpr. Hensley was assisted at the scene by the Green County Sheriff's Department, Fire, EMS and Rescue. Anyone with any information involving this collision, contact Tpr. Boston Hensley at 270-384-4796.

 

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Lindsey Burd named Player of the Year

Campbellsville's Lindsey Burd has been named the NAIA Player of the Year. Lindsey, who was a Hart County High School Standout Player, was also named the 2015-16 Mid South Conference Co-Player of the Year. Burd ended the season ranked among the Top 5 nationally in total scoring at 601 and total rebounds at 309. She finished 6th in the nation with 12 double-doubles and ended her career with 1381 points and 902 rebounds. Congratulations to Lindsey Burd.

 

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Green River Ferry closed Monday

On Monday, the Green River Ferry will be closed all day to facilitate moving one ferryboat out of the river and replacing it with the rehabbed ferryboat. Once it is in place, the Coast Guard will complete its inspection of the new boat. Ferry service will reopen at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday. The old boat will be moved to dry dock for future renovation.

 

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Friday, March 25, 2016

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. PHILLIP TRENT, OF IMMANUEL MINISTRIES, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. BRO. TRENT ALSO TOLD THE COURT THAT ABUNDANCE FROM THE HART DISTRIBUTED MORE THAN 264,698 POUNDS OF FOOD IN THE YEAR OF 2015 AT A COST OF JUST OVER $9,600. BRO. TRENT ALSO INFORMED THE PUBLIC THAT ALL MONEY DONATED TO ABUNDANCE FROM THE HART STAYED IN COUNTY TO HELP OUT ONLY HART COUNTY CITIZENS. PAUL HAWKINS AND MELODY CHANEY CAME BEFORE TO TELL OF A PROGRAM THAT WAS GOING ON IN HART COUNTY OF SCHOLARSHIPS HELPING BELOW POVERTY STUDENTS TO GET COLLEGE CREDITS. HE WAS ASKING THE COURT TO PUT SOME MONEY IN THE PROGRAM FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

TOURISM DIRECTOR SANDRA WILSON GAVE A TOURISM REPORT ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY TOURISTS ARE BRINGING TO HART COUNTY.

JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATED THERE WERE 184 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL AND THAT THE NEXT YEARS JAIL BUDGET WILL TAKE $150,000 LESS OF THE HART COUNTY TAX DOLLARS TO RUN THE JAIL WHICH WILL BE HELPING THE JAIL TO BE SELF SUPPORTIVE. JAILER BERGENSON ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH 2 CHECKS TOTALING JUST OVER $12,000.

ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING, TREASURERS REPORT, PAYING OF CLAIMS, MAINTENANCE REPORT, ROAD REPORT BUDGET TRANSFER #2, BANK TRANSFER #4, APPROVED JAIL BUDGET, ADVERTISE FOR ROAD BIDS, ADVERTISE FOR LGEA HEARING, TO TAKE BIDS TO SELL A 2015 TRUCK FROM THE JAIL,, INCREASE SALARIES FOR PRECINCT WORKERS AND ELECTION BOARD MEMBERS, INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITIES OF BONNIEVILLE, MUNFORDVILLE, AND HORSE CAVE, EASEMENT FOR POTEET AND DAVIS WILLIAMS ROAD, AND MAGISTRATES REPORT.

THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, APRIL 21ST,  AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Mother arrested at school for DUI

A Warren County woman has been arrested for DUI following dropping her child off at school. Around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Warren County Sheriff's Department received a call reporting a reckless driver at Richardsville Elementary School. 31 year-old Leslie Miller was placed under arrest after it was determined that she was under the influence of alcohol and narcotics following dropping off her 8 year-old child. She has been charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence.

 

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Glasgow officer on paid suspension

A Glasgow Police Department officer has been placed on paid suspension until completion of a criminal investigation by Kentucky State Police. The GPD was notified Thursday that KSP are investigating an alleged domestic altercation between Officer Joey Judd and the juvenile son of his fiance in which the juvenile was injured and taken to T. J. Samson Community Hospital where he was treated and released. Officer Judd will remain on paid suspension until the outcome of the KSP's criminal investigation. The GPD will also conduct their own investigations separate from the criminal investigation by KSP.

 

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Hart County Chamber drive successful

The Hart County Chamber Membership Drive Wednesday on WLOC was a huge success. 40 new members joined the chamber during the 2 hours broadcast bringing total membership to 214. If you like to join the chamber, please call 270-524-2892.

 

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Cave City man pleads guilty to fraud

A Cave City man has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of receiving Supplemental Security income benefits by fraud. 33 year-old Gary Thompson plead guilty to failure to report income and falsely misrepresenting his mental state to receive benefits from August of 2009 and April of 2013. Thompson received $24,884 in Supplemental Security Income as well as $81,831.27 in Medicaid benefits during that period. Also in court records, Thompson had impaired his speech to make him seem to have comprehension issues. Thompson's sentencing is scheduled for June in Bowling Green where he could face a recommended 27 month sentence and also restitution of benefits received.

 

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Two arrested and stolen vehicle recovered

On Wednesday at approx. 10:25 am, Trooper First Class Johnathan McChesney with the Kentucky State Police Bowling Green observed a vehicle that was speeding and initiated a traffic stop in the 5000 block of Hammonsville Road north of Munfordville. The vehicle also was found to have a registration plate displayed that did not belong to the vehicle. Upon further investigation it was determined that the vehicle, a 1995 Ford F-150, was entered stolen in December from the Louisville area. The operator, 20 year-old Dillion Warren of Summersville, was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property Under $10,000, Speeding, and It was also discovered that he had outstanding warrants from Hart County charging him with the offenses of Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking Under $10,000, and Theft by Unlawful Taking Under $500. In addition to the original charges, he was also served with the warrants and lodged in the Hart County Jail. A female passenger, Candi McKinney (23) of Hardyville, was also arrested and charged with Giving Officer False Name.. When her true identity was learned it was discovered that she also had an outstanding warrant out of Marion County charging her with the offense of Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) and No Tail Lights. This warrant was served and McKinney was also lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

City Wide Clean Up underway in Cave City

A free city wide clean-up is underway this week in Cave City through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. The location is across from the firehouse. No tires, paint or hazardous chemicals will be accepted.

 

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Adair County vote goes wet

Adair County has voted to go wet. 6,139 of 13,431 registered voters turned out to the wet/dry vote on Tuesday. Adair County voted to go wet by 649 votes. 55.12% votes yes with the other 44.88% voting no.

 

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Shooter targets wrong person in Barren County

The man arrested in Barren County during the weekend wanted for attempted murder in Pennsylvania shot the wrong person. According to authorities, Cortland Michalides shot the mother of the man he was allegedly hired to shoot. Michalides' mother contacted police asking if he was in some kind of trouble leading to his arrest on I-65 in Barren County. The victim, Theresa McDonald, is expected to survive and Michalides will be extradited back to Pennsylvania to face charges.

 

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Funeral services set for motorcycle victim

FUNERAL SERVICES HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED FOR A 59 YEAR OLD HORSE CAVE MAN WHO WAS KILLED LAST WEEKEND IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT. DAVID BOYD WAS KILLED AROUND 1:30 P.M.  LAST FRIDAY ON HWY 218, WEST MAIN STREET IN HORSE CAVE AFTER FAILING TO NEGOTIATE A CURVE AT THE INTERSECTION OF KY 355. BOYD DIED AT THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT. HIS SERVICES ARE SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY AT 1:00 P.M. AT THE FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH IN HORSE CAVE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF HAYES, WATTS & PERCELL FUNERAL HOME.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hart County Chamber Radio Membership Drive

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce will take over the radio station playing some of their favorite music Wednesday, March 23rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on WLOC and wloconline. This is the annual membership drive. If you would like to join the Hart County Chamber of if you need more information, call 270-524-2892.

 

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

West Central KY Gas Prices Up Two Cents

(March 21, 2016) -- West Central Kentucky gas prices have risen two cents to $1.938 a gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Fuel Gauge report. The national average is $1.983.

West Central Kentucky average price last week:

$ 1.919

Average price during the week of March 23, 2015:

$ 2.275

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

$1.853

Bowling Green

$2.002

Elizabethtown

$2.125

Louisville

$1.868

Owensboro

$1.825

Paducah

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Public meeting concerning portion of US 68

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a Public Meeting to be held Tuesday, March 29th, from 5pm to 7pm (Central Time) at the Greensburg Christian Life Center in regards to improvements along a portion of US 68 in Green County.

The purpose of this meeting is to obtain input from the public regarding proposed improvements south of the US 68/KY 61 Intersection. Local residents may be more familiar with the project limits being described from the intersection of KY 218 to Mickey Vaughn Curve. Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be available to answer questions.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

More testing needed in child's murder case

A man charged with killing a two-year-old girl has gone before a judge for the first time since September. The trial for Anthony Barbour was originally scheduled for next month but not it has been delayed due to the need for more evidence and testing. The new trial date has been set for December 6th. Barbour is charged with killing 2 year-old Laynee Wallace in May of 2015 and throwing her body in a well on family's property. A search for Barbour by the FBI and KSP ended almost a week later resulting in his arrest. A pretrial conference is scheduled for July 11th.

 

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cub Run shooting injures teen

An accidental shooting in Hart County during the weekend resulted in a teen being taken to University of Louisville Hospital. A 15 year-old Cub Run teenager was accidentally shot by another teen according to a preliminary investigation by Kentucky State Police. The names of the two juveniles are not being released and the condition of the teen is not known at this time.

 

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Two die in head-on collision

A head-on collision Monday morning in Larue County has claimed two lives. Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown responded to a double fatality collision just East of Hodgenville on Ky. 210 near the intersection of Bailey Rd. 32 year-old Ashley Moore, of Campbellsville, along with a juvenile passenger was traveling East on Ky. 210. For unknown reasons, Moore lost control of her 2003 Honda Accord and crossed the center line into the westbound lane. 48 year-old Anita Aubrey, of Buffalo, was headed westbound operating her 1998 Chevy Lumina and was unable to avoid Moore’s vehicle striking her head on. Moore and her juvenile passenger were pronounced dead at the scene by the Larue Co. Coroner’s Office. Aubrey was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The accident is still under investigation by

KSP Trooper/Reconstructionist Scott Rafferty. KSP was assisted at the scene by the Larue Co. Sheriff's Office, Larue Co. EMS, State Highway Dept, Larue Co. Coroner’s Office and the Fire Dept.

 

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Clothes for Kids Spring Radio Auction

The Annual Spring Clothes for Kids Radio Auction will begin Monday, March 28th, at 9:00 a.m. on WLOC and wloconline.com. WLOC is asking for donated auction items such as: home canned goods, crafts, primitives, country hams, cookbooks, candles, gift certificates, sheet sets, toys, kitchen items, theme baskets, spring items, and baked goods. This will be a one-week auction running through Friday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. Get ready to bid and buy and all the proceeds will go toward providing needed clothing for students in Hart County and Caverna Schools. Monetary donations may be mailed to:

WLOC Clothes for Kids

P.O. Box 98

Horse Cave, KY. 42749.

 

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Wanted man arrested near Park City

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a request to attempt to locate a subject considered to be armed and dangerous that was wanted by the Windber Borough Police Department in Pennsylvania for an attempted homicide investigation in connection to the shooting of a female victim. They had information that he may be in the Elizabethtown area on Interstate 65 heading south in a 2002 Chrysler minivan. Troopers located the suspected vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at the 49 mile marker southbound on I-65 in Barren County and identified the operator as the wanted subject.

Cortland Michalides (22) of Windber, PA was arrested at approx. 6:27 pm where he was charged with Fugitive From Another State in reference to the original charge in Pennsylvania of Criminal Attempt to Commit Homicide Involving a Gun and he was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Trooper Michael Murray was the arresting officer and he was assisted by Troopers Timmy Jewell and Graham Rutherford.

 

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Horse Cave man arrested over the weekend

Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Horse Cave man. Friday night, Officer Martin was dispatched by KSP Post 3 to a motorcycle single vehicle injury collision at Old Dixie Hwy and Hwy 218 West. Upon arrival, police observed 54 year-old Gary W. Hodges, The subject stated he had been driving prior to operating the motorcycle. Hodges also failed the standard field sobriety test and refused the blood test at Caverna Hospital. Hodges was lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Motorcycle fatality in Horse Cave

A 59 year-old Horse Cave man has been killed in a motorcycle accident on Friday. The Kentucky State Police responded to the single vehicle injury collision at approx. 1:32 pm in the 300 block of West Main Street in the limits of Horse Cave. The preliminary investigation indicated that David Boyd (59) of Horse Cave was operating a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on KY 218 when he approached the intersection of KY 355 where he failed to negotiate a left hand curve. He went off the right side of the roadway and struck a curb and then an unoccupied vehicle. Boyd was ejected from the motorcycle and struck another unoccupied vehicle. Mr. Boyd was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County Coroner's Office. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision and alcohol is believed to be a factor. The investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by Trooper Randy Chambers. He was assisted on the scene by Trooper Justin Rountree, KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Horse Cave Police Department, Hart County EMS, Hart County Coroner's Office and the Horse Cave Fire Department.

 

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Science Hill man arrested in Cave City

A high speed pursuit in Cave City has led to the arrest of a Science Hill man. On Thursday , Sergeant Riley and Cave City code enforcement officer Robert Smith were dispatched to 701 North Dixie Highway for a complaint of a city code violation. Upon contact with 29 year old Brandon Denton of Science Hill, it was discovered that he had an active warrant for probation violation. Denton fled the scene and continued on North Dixie Highway where Police Chief Jeff Wright attempted to conduct a traffic stop. Denton then continued on Griderville Rd. to North Jackson Highway at Goodnight traveling at speeds over 100 MPH where he was finally arrested and charged Fleeing/Evading Police, First Degree, Operating on a Suspended Operators License, Possession of Marijuana, Wanton Endangerment First Degree (Police Officer) two counts, Disregarding Traffic Control Device, Reckless Driving; Speeding 26 MPH Over Limit, and Disregarding Stop Sign. Denton was also served with the warrant for parole violation. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Grand Jury will hear shooting case

The man responsible for the shooting of a Simpson County Sheriff's Deputy on March 10 has made his first court appearance.

On Thursday, Ben Wyatt pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder of Deputy Eddie Lawson as the Deputy was attempting to serve a warrant. Lawson was hit twice resulting in his femur being shattered. Wyatt was struck in the arm as the deputy returned fire when pepper spray did not work. Wyatt waived his rights to a preliminary hearing and a grand jury will now see the case. Wyatt is being held on a $500,000 dollar cash bond.

 

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Judge will decide in Doolin case

A decision will be made next Thursday whether the KSP can file any more documents in the murder case of Gabbi Doolin without the Allen County Commonwealth's Attorney's involvement.  Madden's Attorney Travis Locke reported that he learned about the October incident in Mason , West Virginia where a boy said Madden may have been the man that tried to get him to ride with him in a Wal-Mart parking lot from local news media. Locke is also asking for Surveillance video from that day which shows the man in question. Judge Janet Crocker will make a decision on the motive next week.

 

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Hart County Preschool & Kindergarten Registration

Hart County Schools will hold Kindergarten and Preschool Registration on Tuesday, march 22nd, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at each elementary school. Parents are asked to register their child at the school where they will attend and bring the following information:

a) physical examination record

b) an up-to-date immunization certificate

c) medicaid card for preschool students

d) verification of household income

e) birth certificate

f) child's social security card

g) eye exam form

h) dental exam form.

The child is not required to attend the registration. For additional information, contact Steve Caven, Director of Pupil Personnel, at 270-524-2631 or Donna Lefevre, Director of Special Education at 270-524-9345.

 

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Horse Cave City Council Meeting

The Horse Cave City Council will meet Monday, March 21st, at 6:00 p.m. New business will include a resolution modernizing the city boundaries and a resolution to recommend payment for cemetery lots.

 

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Man and woman arrested in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer Mike Sievert arrested a Horse Cave man and woman around 7:00 p.m. Thursday night. 27 year-old Justin Kinslow and 32 year-old Shelly Kemble were charged with Tampering with physical Evidence 1st Offense and Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container. Officer Sievert was assisted by Horse Cave Officer David Graves and Officer Mike Petra. Both were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Missing Bowling Green foster teen

Authorities in Bowling Green are asking for the public's help in finding a missing teen. 16 year-old Cody Kesler ran away from foster care March 8th from the Canterbury Way area. He was wearing dark jeans, a white t-shirt, black hooded sweatshirt and black Nike shoes. He has blonde hair and blue eyes and is 5'7, weighing approximately 130 lbs. His left ear is also pierced.  If you have any information, please call the Bowling Green Police Department at 270-393-4000.

 

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Three arrested after meth lab complaint

A complaint of a possible meth lab has led to the arrest of 3 people. Barren County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched Tuesday night to a residence on 2392 Merry Oaks Railton Road where they immediately could detect the odor of a meth lab. Deputies were given consent to search the residence where two children and three adults were located along with an active meth lab. Barren-Metcalfe EMS was then dispatched for the children as well as child protection services. The South Barren Volunteer Fire Department was called in to decontaminate the area. 33 year-old Joanie Lynn Sleeth, 35 year-old Michael Shane Welling and 38 year-old David James Craddock, of Smiths Grove, were arrested and charged with Manufacturing Meth and Child Endangerment 4th degree. An additional charge of unlawful distribution of a meth precursor was added to Sleeth. They were all lodged in the Barren County Jail. The investigation is ongoing by the Drug Task Force and additional charges are pending.

 

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Burglaries at Bingo Hall in Edmonton

A theft investigation in underway by Edmonton Police. Bowling Park Bingo Hall was burglarized on two separate occasions; January 25th and February 28th. Employees told police on both dates the thieves pried open an office door and took a bag containing cash. Overall, the thieves took over $9,000. The suspects are described as a white male and a white female. The man was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with blue jeans and tennis shoes. He has short light brown hair, glasses and a beard. The woman is short and heavy set and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with dark pants. If you have any information about this crime, please call South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers at 781-CLUE. You can also “text a tip” to

Crime Stoppers. Text “SCKY” plus your message to 274637 (Crimes).

 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Cave City Town Hall Meeting Thursday

There will be a town hall meeting at the Cave City City Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, March 17th, at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Drug arrest made in Cave City

Cave City Police have made another drug arrest. On Monday at around 6:40 p.m., Sgt. Riley observed a white Pontiac Grand Am driven by James A. Locke traveling eastbound on Broadway Street. A traffic stop was initiated at Minit Mart. After confirmation of a warrant through dispatch, Officer Chris Edwards placed the subject under arrest. upon search, eight baggies with powdery white residue, a pipe with residue and a set of scales were discovered between the driver's seat and the center console. The residue in both objects tested positive for methamphetamine. In addition to the warrant, Officer Edwards charged Locke with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Locke was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Russellville shooting leaves one dead

Kentucky State Police report that 28 yr old Amanda Harper of Russellville was waiting in the drive through lane at McDonalds when her former boyfriend , 34 yr old Joseph Harris of Lewisburg pulled in and shot her . She then tried to drive across North Main Street where she struck a building. Harris fled the scene where he later made contact with Russellville Police Sargeant Morris Kisselbaugh and Officers Stephen Meridith and Seth Whitaker. Harris then pulled a firearm causing all three officers to fire hitting him three times. Harper was transported to the Medical center in Bowling Green and treated for a single gunshot wound where she is listed in stable condition. Harris was pronounced dead a the scene by Logan County Coroners office and an autopsy is scheduled. A bystander, 48 yr old Vanna Krang, of Russellville, was struck in the neck by gunfire while sitting in the Russellville donut shop . He was flown to Tri Star Medical Center in Bowling Green and is listed in stable condition. None of the Officers were injured in the shooting.

 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Four arrests made in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer Mike Sievert arrested a Horse Cave man on a Barren County warrant. 27 year-old Jonathan Hendricks is set to face charges of failure to appear. Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Horse Cave couple on drug charges. 35 year-old Michelle Kurtz and 47 year-old David Kurtz were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth) Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. And, Officer Martin has arrested a Horse Cave man. 31 year-old William Street was charged with Assault 4th degree Domestic Violence (minor injury). All were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Girls Sweet 16 Winner

Butler won the girls Sweet 16 Sunday over Franklin County 62 to 36.

 

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Abundance of the Heart

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gymnasium of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Thursday, March 17th from 1:30-5:00 pm and Friday, March 18th from 8:00 until the food is gone.  Only one person per household can receive the food. 

To qualify for this program you must:

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

2.  Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3.  Only receive commodities one time a month.

Those 60 years old and older can fill out an application to additional food from the Commondity Supplemental Food Program.  Qualifications for this program are:

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

2.  Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Please no one arrive at the distribution site before 12 noon.

 

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Monday, March 14, 2016

State Seeks Death Penaly Against Timothy Madden

The state has announced that they will seek the death penalty against Timothy Madden for the murder of 7 year old Gabbi Doolin.  Some Scottsville residents have mixed opinions on the decision and some just do not want to voice their opinion.  Madden's next appearance in court is July 13th for a status pretrial conference.

 

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Man Involved in Accident Dies After Being Tased

Kentucky State Police say a man involved in a weekend rollover accident has died after offices used a Taser on him when he became combative.  State Police say 52 year old Michael Roll of Bowling Green was pronounced dead at the Medical Center at Bowling Green following the encounter with officers.  The accident occurred Saturday night shortly before 11:00 on the William Natcher Parkway.  An autopsy is scheduled.

 

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Monday, March 14, 2016

72 Year Old Cave City Man Arrested

Cave City Police Sergeant Terrill Riley arrested 72 year old Kenneth King Jr. of Cave City on Sunday morning.  Sergeant Riley responded to 108 Reynolds Street to serve a warrant on King for menacing and harassment.  After making contact with King he was in possession of a handgun.  King was arrested and charged with menacing, harassment, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.  King was lodged into the Barren County Jail.  Sergeant Riley was assisted on scene by Barren County Special Deputy Robert Smith.

 

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Town Hall Meeting

There will be a town hall meeting held at City Hall Council Chambers on Thursday at 6:30 pm.  Everyone is invited, bring your ideas for this spring and summer's concert series and Proud Days.  Please feel free to call with any questions.  270-773-2188

 

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Cave City Chamber Meeting

The Cave City Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting will be Tuesday at 6:00 pm at the Cave City Convention Center.

 

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Hart County Board of Education Meeting

Hart County Board of Education will meet Tuesday at Cub Run School at 6:00 pm.

 

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Jobless Rates Fall in 59 Kentucky Counties

Unemployment rates fell in 59 of Kentucky's 120 counties between January 2015 and January 2016.  The state Office of Employment and Training said Thursday that the jobless rate rose in 53 counties and stayed the same in eight other counties during the span.  The agency says Woodford County had the state's lowest jobless rate at 3.7 percent.  Fayette and Oldham counties were the next at 4.2 percent each.  Shelby County was next at 4.4 percent, followed by Scott and Spencer counties at 4.6 percent each.  Magoffin County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 21 percent.  It was followed by Elliot County at 14 percent and Wolfe County at 13.7 percent.  Next were Carter County at 13.6 percent, Harlan County at 13.5 percent and Leslie County at 13.3 percent.

 

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Two People Arrested on Drug Charges in Glasgow

On Thursday at approximately 11:00 am Detectives with the Barren River Drug Task Force went to Town Inn Motel in Glasgow in reference to a drug complaint.  Detectives made contact with 33 year old James Michael Harper of Smiths Grove and 27 year old Kendra Houchin of Glasgow.  After a consensual search, Detectives found approximately 14 grams of crystal meth and a syringe on Mr. Harper along with a loaded handgun in Harper's vehicle.  A loaded syringe and two pipes were found in the bathroom where Ms. Houchin was located.  Both subjects were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and Ms. Houchin was charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st - methamphetamine.  Both were lodged in the Barren County Jail.  The DTF was assisted by the Glasgow Police Department.  Additional charges are pending further investigation.

 

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Simpson County Sheriff's Deputy Shop While Serving Warrant

On Thursday at 3:14 pm Simpson County Deputy Sheriff Eddie Lawson responded to 104 Cherry Street in Franklin, KY to attempt to serve a warrant on Ben J. Wyatt III (28 of Franklin).  Upon arrival, Deputy Lawson told him that he was under arrest.  Wyatt immediately produced a handgun and began firing at Deputy Lawson striking him in the center of the pelvis and the right knee.  Deputy Lawson returned fire striking Wyatt one time in the upper are.  Wyatt fled the scene on foot running about three blocks where he hid in a field.  Shortly after 4:00 pm, Wyatt was located and arrested by KSP units without incident.  Deputy Lawson was transported by Simpson County EMS to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville where he is in stable condition.  Wyatt was transported to Simpson County EMS to the Medical Center in Franklin and has been released and arrested and charged with attempted murder.

 

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Friday, March 11, 2016

It's Time to Spring Forward

Daylight Savings Time officially begins Sunday morning at 2:00 am.  Before you retire Saturday night, make sure you set your clocks forward one hour.  This is also a good opportunity to change the batteries in your smoke detectors, as well as other important devices.

 

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Arkansas man accepts plea deal

A plea deal was accepted Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court involving an Arkansas man who led police on a high-speed chase on I-65 in June before crashing his vehicle. 42 year-old Trent Tyrone Smith received four years each on two first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer charges along with two years for fleeing and evading police. According to Smith’s citation, police in Munfordville had previously attempted to stop him at the 70 mm northbound on I-65, before he crashed his vehicle trying to elude spike strips place by police at the 86 and 88 mile markers. Smith was arrested near the 88-mile marker between Glendale and Elizabethtown. He was wanted in Arkansas on charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault and terroristic threatening.

 

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Judge will consider later date for trial

A defense attorney for a suspended Radcliff police officer filed a motion Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court, pushing for a later date for his client's trial. Barry Birdwhistell was recently hired to the case and is seeking co-counsel for the defendant,

52 year-old Terry Allen Moore. Moore is charged with assaulting and handcuffing his wife at their Rineyville home last year. The domestic violence trial date is set for April 27th.Birdwhistell also has filed a motion to end drug screenings for Moore as part of his bond, as all four tests have come back negative. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon challenged both motions, saying Moore was heavily intoxicated on the day of the reported attack and she wishes to see those drug screening continue.  Judge Kelly Mark Easton said Tuesday he would take both motions under consideration.  Moore has been suspended with pay from the department since his arrest.

 

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Complaint filed against two care homes

A state complaint against two personal care homes in Scottsville has been filed.  The Allen County Attorney's Office requested an investigation after a resident and a former resident are facing murder charges. The claim states both Cornerstone Manor and Scottsville Manor are accepting residents who are beyond their capabilities of supervision and level of care. Residents are allowed to roam freely which allegedly has led to panhandling and loitering. The state complaint was filed February 29th.

 

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Church bus destroyed by fire

A church bus was destroyed by fire around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Someone traveling on the Cumberland Parkway reported a church bus fully engulfed at the 3 mile marker. 7 people were reported to have been on the bus, and all made it off safely. South Barren and Park City fire departments responded to the incident.

 

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

An escaped inmate has been captured

Wednesday morning at approx. 9:07 am the Warren County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a concerned citizen who believed they had spotted escapee Anthony Embry near the 9000 block of Morgantown Road.  Deputies, along with Kentucky State Police Troopers and Officers with the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, responded to the area and attempted to locate him. Deputies with Warren Sheriff's Office. located Embry and took him into custody without further incident where he was arrested in reference to the escape and will be lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, Embry was found to be in possession of a firearm and a machete at the time of his arrest and additional charges will be forthcoming. An investigation is being conducted by the Sheriff’s Department and no further information is available for release at this time.

 

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Boys 4th & 5th Region Tuesday night Championship games

 

Bowling Green 49 vs. Barren County (at Western Kentucky University) 46 4th Region

 

Taylor County 69 vs. Bardstown (at Nelson County) 53 5th Region

 

 

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Bowling Green man dies in crash

A two vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon in Warren County has resulted in the death of a Bowling Green man. Kentucky State Police say 60 year-old William Alford was traveling north on Nashville Road when his vehicle crossed the center-line, striking a southbound vehicle head-on. After the vehicles collided, Alford's SUV overturned, ejecting him from his vehicle. The vehicle came to rest on its side and caught fire. Alford was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Warren County Coroner's Office. He was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision. Amy McKeown and her passenger, Dallas Thorton (13) of Bowling Green, were transported to the Medical Center of Bowling Green for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Three arrested in Cave City on drug charges

A complaint involving a reckless driver in Cave City has led to the arrest of three people.  Cave City Police arrested 36 year old Bobby Skaggs, 39 year old Angela Skaggs, both of Munfordville, and 22 year old Alan Poole, of Hardyville.  Cave City Police located the White Jeep driving reckless on Happy Valley Road.  After a brief investigation, police discovered Angela Skaggs had a active arrest warrant out of Grayson County for failure to pay on fines. A search of the vehicle netted what appeared to be crystal meth. Angela Skaggs was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, as well as the warrant out of Grayson County.  Bobby Skaggs was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine. Poole was charged with possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and tampering with physical evidence. All three were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Search narrowing for escaped inmate

The search continues, but is narrowing for an escaped Warren County Jail inmate. A tip was called in to Warren County officials Tuesday afternoon stating that Anthony Embry had been seen at a home on Price Chapel Road.  The woman said after seeing her dog acting strangely, she went outside and discovered a bald headed man asleep in her husbands farm truck. The woman ran into the house calling 911. The man was described as wearing a blue shirt with blue or possibly green pants. She stated the man attempted to open her front door, but then began walking down the driveway.  KSP said there was also a report of Embry being sighted near Morgantown Road Tuesday. Police say if you see Embry, please call authorities immediately and do not approach him.

 

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Mobile home explosion in Warren County

A mobile home explosion in Warren County early Wednesday morning is under investigation. Dispatchers received the call just after 1:00 a.m. The mobile home, located off of Crows Lane, appeared to be vacant and the fire department did not see any electrical lines attached to the home. Chief of the Barren River Fire Department, Stephen Grossl said when units arrived at the scene the mobile home was on the ground, fully engulfed. The cause of the explosion is still to be determined by the State Fire Marshal, but no foul play is suspected at this time.

 

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Man dies on I-65 after exiting his vehicle

A 71 year-old man is dead and KSP are investigating the incident that occurred Tuesday night on I-65.  Kentucky State Police received a call around 8:30 p.m. concerning a man who either fell or jumped from the Cemetery Road overpass onto I-65 south.  His identity has not yet been released. Warren County Coroner Kevin Kirby said a witness stated she saw the man's parked car and saw him on the bridge, but when she turned her car around, the man had either jumped or fallen.  The I-65 southbound lanes were blocked from about 8:30 to 10:15 p.m. Tuesday.

 

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I65 Traffic Advisory for Hart County

Daytime southbound lane closures will take place through this week in Hart County. Each section listed below will involve the outside lane being closed from approximately 7am to 4pm, Central Time.

Tuesday, March 8th: 64.0 – 62.9 southbound (CSX Bridge to the KY 88 Bridge)

Wednesday, March 9th: 62.9 – 60.0 southbound (KY 88 Bridge to the Rest Area)

Thursday, March 10th: 60.0 – 58.0 southbound (Rest Area to Horse Cave Exit).

 

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Boys 4th & 5th Region Scores

In the Boys 4th Region Monday night, Barren County defeated Warren Central 58 to 53, while Bowling Green defeated Russell County 61 to 55. In the 5th region, Bardstown won in overtime over Central Hardin 74 to 60, Taylor County defeated North Hardin 69 to 49. The Championship game will be played tonight as Bardstown Boys take on Taylor County at Nelson County.

 

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Rural Development rep will reschedule

The Rural Development representative will not be in Munfordville at the Court House Wednesday, March 9th. This is due to training and will be rescheduled for a later date. If you have any questions, call the office at 270-769-1555, Ext. 4.

 

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Taylor County woman arrested for murder

33 year-old Brandy N. Roth, of Campbellsville, was arrested and charged with Murder on Monday night at the Marion County Jail. Dispatch received a call Monday from the Marion County Sheriff's Department regarding the discovery of a deceased male inside a residence at 100 Lucas Lane, St. Francis, Ky who appeared to have died from multiple gunshot wounds. The body was identified as 48 year-old Timothy W. Hahn, of St. Francis. Detective Clint Walker discovered that Roth had made statements to a witness about shooting Hahn, her boyfriend. That information led investigators to find Roth in the Marion County Jail, where she had been lodged on unrelated charges earlier on Monday. An autopsy has been scheduled at the State Medical Examiner's Office. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Escaped inmate sought by police

Bowling Green Police are seeking the public's help in locating an escaped inmate. Two Inmates from the Warren County Regional Jail walked away from work detail Monday afternoon in Bowling Green. According to KSP post 3, the two were last

seen on Church Avenue. 25 year-old Bates Cole was apprehended and is back in custody. The search continues for a second inmate, 23 year-old Anthony Embry, of Morgantown.  Embry is 5'3" tall, weighs 170 lbs with brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown hoodie, white t-shirt and blue jeans.  If you have any information on the whereabouts of Embry, please call KSP Post 3 at (270) 782-2010.

 

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Arrest made in Grayson County

KSP Post 4 Troopers searched a Grayson Co. home and arrested a Caneyville man on drug charges Thursday night. Troopers Brandon Brooks and Jared Clemons developed information through investigation that led them to the 400 block of Windy Ridge Rd. in Caneyville where they searched the residence of Wendell R. Embry (43). Upon completion of the search, Embry was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st, Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st, Possession of A Controlled Substance 1st (2nd offense, Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree, and resisting arrest. Embry was lodged in the Grayson Co. Det. Ctr. The investigation is ongoing by Tpr. Jared Clemons.

 

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Boys 5th Region semi-finals tonight

The Boys 5th Region semifinals will begin tonight at Nelson County. At 5:00 p.m., Taylor County will play North Hardin followed by the Bardstown and Central Hardin game. The championship game will be Tuesday night, March 8th.

In the Girls 5th Region Championship from Saturday night, Elizabethtown was the winner defeating John Hardin 64 to 51.

The Girls Sweet 16 begins Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. and will be broadcast on WLOC.

 

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Salvation Army Hart County Service meeting

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, March 8th, at noon, at the Courthouse.

 

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Hart County Farmer's Outreach meeting

The Hart County Farmer's Outreach meeting will be held Tuesday, March 8th, at the Hart County Fairgrounds at 5:30 p.m. Chris Clark, Hart County Extension Agent, will be conducting the Tobacco GAP training during this meeting. If you need to be Tobacco GAP certified, you should attend the meeting.

 

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Caverna High School Advisory Council meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Advisory Council (SBDM) meeting today in the high school library at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Madden identified by West Virginia boy

A Kentucky State police affidavit says a man charged in the killing of a 7 year-old girl was identified by a West Virginia boy as someone who allegedly tried to lure him into a vehicle a month before the girl's death. Detective Wesley Medley filed the affidavit for a search warrant last month in the case of 39 year-old Timothy Madden of Scottsville.

 

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Columbia woman injured in accident

An Adair County crash Saturday afternoon injured a Columbia woman.  Police say 19 year-old Amber Akers, of Columbia, was traveling south on KY 900, when her vehicle left the right shoulder of the roadway, traveled across the road and struck a concrete cattle water trough.  Police say Akers wasn't wearing her seat-belt. She was taken by Adair County EMS to TJ Health Columbia for treatment of minor injuries.

 

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Civil Action Lawsuit filed in Barren County

A civil action lawsuit was filed Friday by a former Public Affairs Officer in Glasgow. The case began with Glasgow Police Sergeant Michael Burton receiving proof of an inappropriate text conversation between two officers.  Sgt. Burton asked Public Affairs Officer Julie Anne Williams to assist with printing the picture. Williams was eventually fired from her job with the depart-ment due to the incident. Williams filed a Civil Action Lawsuit against the city of Glasgow.  Williams attorney, Matt Baker said they are asking for money for damages that the Civil Rights Act will allow.

 

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Ky's 1st Republican Presidential Caucus

Kentucky saw its first Republican Presidential Caucus over the weekend.  Nearly 230,000 votes were cast Saturday with Donald Trump receiving the most with nearly 36%. Ted Cruz came in second with 31.57%, Marco Rubio received 16.36% and John Kasich got 14.43%.  Locally in Hart County, there were 767 total votes cast with Trump receiving 46.28%, followed by Ted Cruz with 32.99%, Rubio received 11.99% in Hart County followed by John Kasich with 7.82%.  Locally in Metcalfe County, there were 715 total votes cast with Trump receiving 43.36%, followed by Ted Cruz with 31.05%, Rubio received

13.01%, followed by John Kasich with 11.19%.  In every county represented in Kentucky's caucus, Donald Trump received

the largest percentage of votes.

 

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Smiths Grove Man Dies Due to Accident

After a traffic accident on Thursday in Cave City, a Smiths Grove man has died.  67 year old Ronald E. Roundtree was operating a GMC Pickup East on Mammoth Cave Rd. when he passed out and left the roadway.  After driving through two parking lots, the vehicle ended striking a steel barrier.  Roundtree and a passenger 68 year old Gordon Roundtree were transported to TJ Samson hospital where Ronald Roundtree died of an apparent heat attack.  His passenger was treated for non-life threatening injuries.  Neither were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

 

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Salvation Army Service Unit to Meet

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday at noon at the Courthouse.

 

 

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Hart County Farmer's Outreach Meeting

The Hart County Farmer's Outreach meeting will be held on Tuesday at the Hart County Fairgrounds at 5:30.  This year FSA and NRCS is partnering with Chris Clark, Hart County Extension Agent.  Chris will be conducting the Tobacco GAP training during this meeting.  If you need to be Tobacco GAP certified you should attend the meeting.

 

 

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Caverna High School SBDM Meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Advisory Council (SBDM) Meeting on Monday, March 7th in the high school library at 5:00 pm.

 

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Park City Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast

The Park City Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, March 5th, starting at 6:00 am.  The all-you-can-eat meal consists of pancakes, syrup, sausage, sausage gravy and biscuits, milk, juice and coffee.-

 

 

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Barren County Grand Jury Returned Indictments

34 year old Joseph Kyle Mize was indicted in connection with the Gillie Hyde Auto thefts from early December of 2015.  Mize was indicted on sixteen separate counts.

43 year old Wendy Sue Diener of Glasgow was indicted on two counts of False Statement/Misrepresent to Receive Benefits over $100.

18 year old Wesley Nathan Holman of Glasgow was indicted on four counts including:  Use of a minor under age of 16 in a sexual performance.

21 year old Logan Seth Matthews of Glasgow was indicted on one count of receiving stolen property (firearm).

Officer Brandon Fletcher testified in the case against 24 year old Jeremy Shawn Nay of Cave City.  Nay was indicted on Robbery 1st Degree and Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500.

All indictments is an accusation only and all individuals should be considered as inncocent until, and unless, proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Judge Denied Statement Request

A judge has denied request of a man known as the Reverend to make a statement on his behalf in a murder case.  The Reverend made his first appearance in Allen District Court Wednesday after he was charged with the death of Gary Glueck on February 25th.  He's accused of strangling and killing Glueck, who was a fellow patient, at Scottsville Manor.  A guilty plea was entered for the Reverend.  Attorney Kayla Fugate says there are questions of Reverend's competency and has asked to have a psychiatric evaluation on the Reverend before proceeding in court.  His bond was set at $1 million cash.

 

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Republican Presidential Caucus

All registered Republicans (on or before December 31, 2015) are eligible to vote on March 5th in the Republican Presidential Caucus.  The caucus will be held at the Munfordville Elementary School from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  You can call 270-531-3115 for more information.

 

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Murder Indictment returned by grand jury

A double fatality collision case that occurred in Bonnieville was presented to the Hart County Grand Jury Tuesday.  The February 13th collision resulted in the death of 50 year-old Mary Haycraft and 39 year-old Jason Ferguson.  The Hart County Grand Jury returned an Indictment on 27 year old Manuel Crespo, of Upton, charging him with 2 counts of Murder, 3 counts of Wanton Endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, no operators license, failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance and possession of open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle. The warrant was served Tuesday on Crespo at the Hart County Jail.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

KSP Post 3 activity report for February

Kentucky State Police Post 3 has released the activity report by the Troopers and Detectives for the month

of February 2016.

Citations: 1,870

Speed: 504

Seatbelt: 107

DUI Arrest: 24

Complaints: 1,094

Collisions Investigated: 90

Criminal Cases Opened: 44

Criminal Arrest: 221

Kentucky State Police Post 3 covers the following counties, Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan,

Simpson, and Warren Counties.

 

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Boys 5th Region at Nelson County

The Boys 5th Region will be held at Nelson County beginning Wednesday night at 5:00 p.m. as Taylor County plays Nelson County followed by North Hardin vs. Green County at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at 5:00 p.m. - Bardstown will play Marion County and Caverna Boys will play Central Hardin at 7:00 p.m. WLOC will have the play by play action of the Caverna Boys game. The semi-finals will be Monday night at 5:00 p.m. & 7:45 p.m. and the championship game will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. cst.

 

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Girls' 5th Region at Hart County

In Tuesday night's action, Nelson County defeated Caverna 74 to 51. Caverna's Madison Faulkner scored 21 points. Elizabethtown defeated Marion County 75 to 14. The semi-finals will be held Friday night at Hart County. Green County vs. John Hardin Friday at 5:00 p.m. and E-town vs. Nelson County at 7:00 p.m. The championship game will be held Saturday night at 5:30 p.m. cst.

 

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

DUI arrest involving motorcyclist

A Glasgow man was arrested for DUI after a Monday night accident on Columbia Avenue in Glasgow. Police say 57 year old Dennis Vibbert was traveling northbound on Columbia Avenue when a motorcycle attempted to pass him on the right side of his truck. The motorcycle driver, identified as 58 year-old Larry Williams, crashed his bike after striking the rear bumper of Vibbert's pickup. Williams was transported to TJ Samson Hospital's Emergency room and was held there due to a head injury. Reports show that Williams blood alcohol level was .260. Williams has been charged with one count of DUI (aggravating circumstances). 

 

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Four arrested after meth lab discovery

A meth lab was discovered in Barren County Monday after authorities attempted to serve an arrest warrant. A deputy from the Barren County Sheriff’s Department arrived at the residence on Dripping Springs Road to serve the warrant on 41-year-old Stacy Gordon. The deputy detected a strong odor of suspected methamphetamine. The Barren River Drug Task Force was called to the scene to investigate.  Four people were removed from the residence during the search.  An active meth lab was found along with finished meth, chemicals and equipment to manufacture methamphetamine.  Gordon was arrested, along with 35-year-old Angela Childress, 44-year-old Robert Woodcock, and 51-year-old John Adwell. Each was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, two counts of wanton endangerment 1st, police officer, and possession of a controlled substance 1st, methamphetamine. All four were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Burglary arrests made in Glasgow

Three burglary arrests were made Tuesday in Glasgow. The arrests were in connection to several thefts and burglaries that occurred Monday and Tuesday.  According to police, three guns and several other items were stolen from several cars, as well as a home in the area of Days Inn, Gay Street, and South Green Street.  Following the investigation, officers arrested 18 year-old Phillip Ethan Massey, of Glasgow, along with two male juveniles. Charges include burglary, theft, and unlawful transactions with minors. A weapon and stolen cash have been recovered. Massey was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Both juveniles

were taken to the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Family argument probable cause in shooting

A family argument gone wrong according to police. An attorney for a man facing manslaughter charges in the death of his brother-in-law says it was self-defense. Alan Simpson is representing Kalob Carter.  Carter, who is 30 years-of-age, was involved in an altercation with his brother-in-law 25 year-old Matt "Doc" Davis at Davis' residence in Scottsville. Simpson

claims Carter was attacked first and had no choice but to defend himself and his sister after the situation escalated quickly. Carter has a concealed carry permit.  His next appearance in court with be March 23rd in Allen County.

 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Metcalfe County man faces several charges

After a tip, a Metcalfe County man faces several charges. After a search warrant was received for Scott's City Limits on West Stockton Street and a home on Old Glasgow Road, the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Department recovered several items thought to be stolen. Kevin Scott Gentry was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance not in the original container, and two counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Gentry was taken to the Barren County Detention Center where he has since been released.

 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

4th Region scores from Monday night

Glasgow 63 vs.Metcalfe County 31

South Warren 52 vs.Franklin-Simpson 15

 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MEETING WAS HELD MONDAY AT 12 NOON.  AFTER JUDGE EXECUTIVE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, MAGISTRATE LEE MILES OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER. THE COURT APPROVED THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING, BUDGET TRANSFER #11, PAYMENT OF CLAIMS, EXTENSION OF LOCAL RECORDS PROJECT TO JUNE 30, 2017, APPROVED FOR JUDGE TO SIGN HAZARDOUS MITIGATION PROGRAM GRANT FOR 8 OUTDOOR WARNING SIRENS, APPROVED RESOLUTION FOR DESIGNATING APPLICANT AGENT, AND APPROVED EXCESS FEES FROM THE COUNTY CLERK.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Passenger dies in Bowling Green accident

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a single vehicle injury collision last night at approx. 8:41 pm in the 2800 block of Holland Road in Allen County that resulted in the death of the passenger of the vehicle. The preliminary investigation indicated that David Harrison (39) of Scottsville was operating a 1999 Nissan passenger car and was traveling eastbound on KY 100 Holland Road when he failed to negotiate a curve and went off the right side of the roadway and  struck a tree on the passenger side of the vehicle.  Mr. Harrison was transported from the scene by the Allen County EMS where he was then transferred to AirEvac and flown to Tristar Skyline Medical Center and is currently listed in critical condition. The passenger, Joshua Jenkins (35) of Scottsville, was transported by Allen County EMS to the Medical Center in Scottsville where he was pronounced deceased by the Allen County Coroner's Office. The investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by Trooper Brian Gann. He was assisted on the scene by Troopers Shae Foley and Storm Stevens, the Allen County Sheriff's Office, Allen County EMS, Allen County Coroner's Office, Scottsville Fire Department, and AirEvac. It does appear that alcohol was involved but no further information can be released at this time.

 

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Girls & Boys 5th Regional Basketball Tournament

The Girls 5th Regional Basketball Tournament got underway Sunday afternoon at the Hart County High School. Green County defeated Bardstown 63-51 and John Hardin won over Adair County 64-45. The next round of games for the girls will be Tuesday night at 5:00 p.m. as Elizabethtown takes on Marion County followed at 7:00 p.m. with Nelson County and Caverna. WLOC will have the live broadcast of the Caverna Lady Colonels beginning at around 6:45 p.m. The semi-finals will be Friday night at 5 & 7 p.m. followed with the Championship game Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Hart County High School.

The Boys 5th Region will be held at Nelson County beginning Wednesday night at 5:00 p.m. as Taylor County plays Nelson County followed by North Hardin vs. Green County at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at 5:00 p.m. - Bardstown will play Marion County and Caverna Boys will play Central Hardin at 7:00 p.m. WLOC will have the play by play action of the Caverna Boys game.

 

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Hit and Run fatality in Metcalfe County

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred around 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Edmonton. KSP reports that 27 year-old Inderpal Gill, of Manitoba, Canada, was traveling north on KY 163 when he failed to stop at the intersection with KY 90. That's when he struck a vehicle operated by 55 year-old Vanessa Jessie, of Glasgow. Gill then left the scene where he was later found by Glasgow Police on US 31 at Veterans Loop in Glasgow. Jessie was pronounced dead at the scene by the Metcalfe County Coroner. Gill is being held in the Barren County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond after being charged with leaving the scene of an accident. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, February 29, 2016

California man sentenced in oil well fraud

A federal judge has sentenced a California man to 40 years in federal prison and was ordered to pay over $3 million in restitution. John Westine, Jr. has been found guilty of mail fraud, conspiracy to launder funds, and securities fraud. He is accused of orchestrating a fraudulent oil production enterprise, taking over $3 million dollars from investors. Westine solicited money from investors, claiming they had oil producing wells in Barren, Cumberland and Metcalfe Counties. However, there were no such wells. He also had a prior 1992 conviction for running a similar scheme in Ohio. Westine’s co-defendants, Michael Hicks, Henry Irving Ramer and Mark Cornell were previously convicted and sentenced.

 

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Hardin County woman escapee captured

Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers have arrested a Hardin Co. woman wanted for escaping from the West Ky. Correctional Complex. Sunday afternoon, 30 year-old Lostia M. Shreves, of Cecilia, who was serving time for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Burglary, and Unlawful Distribution of Meth Precursor, was located at a vacant residence off Harpool Ln. in the Flint Hill area. Ms. Shreves had entered the residence and Troopers found her alone inside. She was placed under arrest without incident. She now faces new charges for Burglary 3rd and lodged in the Hardin Co. Detention Ctr.

 

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Glasgow not participating in next year's All A

Glasgow High School will not be participating in next year's "All A Classic". The decision is based on October’s enrollment numbers from the Kentucky Department of Education. Only the smallest 120 schools are eligible. Glasgow’s ranking now stands at 125th. Glasgow Athletic Director Craig Cassidy received an e-mail from Mike Reeves with the bad news for the 4th Region. The All “A” Classic verifies numbers annually. If enrollment is lower for the 2017-2018 year, Glasgow will be offered the opportunity to once again participate in ‘All A Classic’ events.

 

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Hart County drug arrests

Two men were arrested Friday afternoon in Hart County after a traffic stop. 38-year-old Billy Groves was traveling south on I-65 at a high rate of speed, when he was stopped by Senior Officer Nick Pruitt with the Kentucky State Police Commercial Enforcement Division. It was discovered Groves was driving on a suspended license. 31 year old James Groves and a female juvenile were both passengers inside the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, various drugs were located. Billy Groves, James Groves and the juvenile were taken into custody. Billy Groves was charged with Reckless Driving, Operating on a Suspended License, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Reckless Driving. James Groves and the juvenile were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Billy and James Groves were both lodged in the Hart County Jail. The juvenile was released to the custody of her parents.

 

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Mammoth Cave: A Place Called Home

A new 30-minute documentary by WKU-PBS, premieres Friday, March 11, at 7:00 p.m., with an encore on Sunday, March 13, at 8:00 p.m. Local showings are scheduled in Cave City and Brownsville.

 

“This program comes during 2016, an important anniversary year for Mammoth Cave National Park,” said Superintendent Sarah Craighead. “It folds together layers of history – the families who gave up their land, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the infancy of a national park. There are moving personal interviews, family photos, historic footage, and present day scenes of places in the park that were once home sites.”

 

WKU-PBS producer Cheryl Beckley researched the pre-park communities and the creation of the park, gathering documents and photos from the Kentucky Library Special Collections, Mammoth Cave National Park museum collections, the Filson Historical Society Special Collections, the Kentucky Historical Society, Case Western Reserve University, Clemson University Library, Historic Locust Grove Collection, and family albums.

 

"WKU-PBS is proud to be able to bring the history of the Mammoth Cave region to television,” said Beckley. “These stories are both poignant and important to understanding this part of Kentucky. We greatly appreciate our community partners who made this program possible."

Additional support for Mammoth Cave: A Place Called Home came from the Mammoth Cave National Park Association; the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet; and Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park.

Local showings of Mammoth Cave: A Place Called Home are scheduled:

March 15, 6 p.m., Cave City Convention Center, hosted by the Cave City Chamber of Commerce

March 17, 6 p.m., Edmonson County Library, hosted by the Edmonson County Historical Society

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Thursday results for boys and girls district games

In the boys:

Warren Central 65 - Warren East 56

Bardstown 79 - Washington County 51

Marion Co. 68 - Adair Co. 57

 

In the girls:

Grayson Co. 65 - Edmonson Co. 58

Glasgow 53 - Allen Co. Scottsville 44

Russell Co. 53 - Metcalfe Co. 50

Elizabethtown 54 - John Hardin 13

 

The 18th District Championship games will be held tonight at Green County and it will be an all Caverna - Green County final.
The girls game starts at 5:30 p.m. followed with the boys game at 7:15 p.m. WLOC will have the live broadcast of both games starting with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting Monday

The Hart County Fiscal Court will meet in a Special Called Meeting Monday, February 29th, at 12 noon at the Courthouse, 2nd floor. New business will include: approve extension of Local Records Project to June 30, 2017, approve judge to sign Hazardous Mitigation Program Grant for 10 outdoor warning sirens, and approve excess fees for county clerk.

 

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Divers called to locate submerged vehicle

The Barren County Dive Team responded to Beaver Creek Boat Ramp at Barren River Lake Thursday. Divers were attempting to locate a vehicle that had submerged under the water. Reports say no one was in the vehicle at the time. The vehicle appeared to have accidentally drove into the lake.

 

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Allen County nursing home murder investigation

A death investigation is underway in Allen County after a 71 year-old man was murdered at a nursing home Thursday evening. The incident occurred at Scottsville Manor.  A man by the name of "The Reverend" (formerly named Robert Reynolds before changing his name), was arrested and charged with murder. The victim was a 71-year-old white male, also a resident at the nursing home. The name of the victim has not been released at this time pending family notification. "The Reverend" was taken to the Allen County Detention Center.  The Scottsville Manor is not commenting on the situation at this time. The jail also denied an interview with "The Reverend," citing his mental state.

 

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

LG&E and KU customers receive scam calls

Louisville Gas & Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities say their customers are being targeted in a telephone scam. The utilities said Wednesday that the calls involve someone leaving a message directing the customer to a fake number that sounds like LG&E's and KU's automated phone system. In some cases, the caller ID has been altered to indicate the call is coming from LG&E and KU when it isn't. The utilities say other fraud schemes in the past have involved callers seeking immediate payment or e-mails stating a past due amount and directing the recipient to click a link. LG&E and KU say they don't call and ask for credit or debit card numbers or other personal information. The companies ask their customers to let them know of any suspicious activity.

 

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Regional tournament scores from Tuesday night:

In the boys:

 

Butler County 77 vs. Edmonson County 68

Grayson County 57 vs. Trinity (Whitesville) 41

Russellville 81 vs. Logan County 63

Barren County 67 Allen County-Scottsville 49

Glasgow 56 vs. Monroe County 54

Clinton County 68 vs. Cumberland County 52

Caverna 54 vs. LaRue County 43

Girls scores:

 

Franklin-Simpson 36 at Russellville 29

Bowling Green 86 vs. Greenwood 48

South Warren 63 vs.Warren Central 34

Metcalfe County 61 vs.Cumberland County 59 (overtime)

John Hardin 48 vs. North Hardin 45

Caverna 68 vs. LaRue County 52

Adair County 54 vs Campbellsville 26

Marion County 50 at Taylor County 38

 

Friday night in the 18th Regional Championship game, the Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will take on Green County. The girls game will be first at 5:30 p.m. followed with the boys at 7:00 p.m. WLOC will have the live play by play action of both games starting at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Warren pursuit results in fatality

A pursuit between Warren County Sheriff's deputies and a motorcyclist has ended in one fatality. Warren County Sheriff's Department contacted KSP Post 3 in Bowling Green Tuesday at approximately 12:55 to report a motorcycle fleeing as they were attempting to make a traffic stop. A sheriff's deputy witnessed the operator of the 2008 Suzuki, 23 year-old Alexander Meador, of Auburn, fail to yield resulting in the deputy attempting the traffic stop. That's when Meador led deputies on a pursuit that came to an end on Russellville Road with Meador colliding with a 2012 Chevy Tahoe, operated by Deputy Brian Wise of the Warren County Sheriff's Department. Meador was air lifted to Tri Star Skyline Medical Center in Nashville where he was pronounced dead. The Medical Center EMS transported Deputy Wise to the Medical Center in Bowling Green for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is on-going and being led by KSP Post 3 in Bowling Green.

 

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Horse Cave toddler tests positive for Meth

After a complaint of drug activity at George Wilson Manor apartments, Horse Cave police say they arrested 45 year old Clifford Judy and 26yr. old Mary Smith on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of salvia. Police say that 2 children under the age of 5 were taken to the hospital . One of the children tested positive for methamphetamine. Both Smith and Judy plead not guilty to multiple drug charges on Monday according to the Hart County Circuit Court Clerks office and more charges are pending related to the endangerment of the children. Smith and Judy are scheduled back in court February 29th.

 

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Motorcycle pursuit ends in arrest

A motorcycle pursuit Monday night on Louie B. Nunn Parkway resulted in the arrest of a Christian County man. Tpr. Levi Scott observed a motorcycle traveling at a rate of 117 mph. The trooper then turned on his lights and siren. The driver of the

motorcycle fled, continuing west bound on Louie B. Nunn Parkway for approximately 15 miles before stopping at the 34 mile marker in Metcalfe County.  20-year-old Trent Pursiful, of Fort Campbell KY, was charged with speeding, fleeing/evading police 1st degree, reckless driving and wanton endangerment. He was lodged in the Adair County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Scottsville man dies in shooting

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a call from the Scottsville Police Department Tuesday night at approx. 7:27 pm in reference to a call received of a reported gunshot victim at 401 Orange Street in the limits of Scottsville. When Officers arrived on scene they did discover a male subject with a gunshot wound.  The preliminary investigation indicated that there was an altercation between 30 year-old Ernest Matt Davis, of Scottsville, and 25 year-old Kalob Carter, of Adolphus, who were brother-in-law’s, that resulted in Mr. Davis being shot.  Davis was transported to the Medical Center in Bowling Green by the Allen County EMS where he was then transported to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Davis was pronounced deceased at 10:01 pm.  Kalob Carter was arrested and lodged in the Allen County Detention Center and charged with Manslaughter 1st Degree. The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Detective Jason Lanham.

 

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

18th District Tournament action

In Monday night's 18th District Tournament at Green County:

Green County girls defeated Hart County Lady Raiders 68 to 37.  Hart County finishes 7 - 13. Hannah Bruton and Natalie Poynter scored 7 points each.

For All-Season Team, Hart County's Kelsey Adcock and Hannah Bruton. All Tournament Team went to Hart County's Kelsey Adcock.

In boys action: Green County defeated Hart County 54 to 44, Hart County boys finish 11 - 15. Hart County's Trevor Priddy scored 13 points and Green County's Dominique Compton scored 29 points. All-Season Team - Mason Gentry and Matthew Christie.

Tuesday night:

Caverna Lady Colonels take on Larue County at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Caverna Boys and Larue County Boys at 7:00 p.m. The Championship games will be Friday at 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. WLOC will have the live broadcasts of all the games.

 

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Girls and Boys 5th Regional Basketball Tournament

The Girls 5th Regional Basketball Tournament will begin Sunday afternoon with games at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Hart County High School.  The next round of games for the girls will be Tuesday night at 5 and 7 p.m.


Semi-final games will be Friday night at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

with the Championship game scheduled for Saturday

at 5:30 p.m. at the Hart County High School.

 

The Boys 5th Regional Basketball Tournament will get underway Monday at Nelson County School. The second round of games will be Wednesday night followed with the semi-finals and championship games to be announced.

 

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Statewide tornado drill Tuesday morning

The statewide tornado drill is set for Tuesday morning, February 23rd, at 9:07 CST.

Emergency management says, “Outdoor warning sirens will sound across communities; weather alert radios will activate; and television and radio stations and mobile devices will broadcast the alert – allowing the public the opportunity to practice tornado safety measures.

The broadcast test message will emphasize that it’s only a test of the alert system. Officials say when the alert is activated, all Kentuckians, businesses, hospitals, nursing homes, educators and government agencies should practice their tornado safety drill.

Emergency management says severe weather preparedness begins with knowing the risks:

• Understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you and your family.

• Stay aware of the local weather forecast. Get a NOAA Weather Radio for your home and office. Download an app for your smartphone that will give you local severe weather alerts. Access a local weather forecast in the morning and the evening – more often if severe weather is forecast.

• Develop a personal and family emergency plan that considers all types of local hazards.

Emergency management says your severe thunderstorm/tornado safety plan should include:

• Locate a tornado shelter place in an interior room on the lowest level of a building, away from windows. The ideal place is a basement or a closet or bathroom with no windows.

• Tell everyone where the designated shelter is and practice gathering there. Don’t forget to bring pets into the shelter room with you, if possible.

• Bring a battery-powered radio and smartphone with you into the shelter so you know when the danger of severe weather has passed.

To conduct a tornado drill at home or work:

• Announce the start of the drill.

• Participants should act as though a tornado warning has been issued for the immediate area or a tornado has been sighted nearby. They should move as quickly as possible to the designated tornado shelter.

• Once people reach predesignated safe areas, they should crouch

as low as possible to the floor, facing down, covering their heads with their hands.

• Once everyone has reached safe shelter, announce the mock tornado has passed and the drill is complete.

• After the drill, perform an assessment. Determine whether the shelter you chose was large enough for everyone, easy to get to and uncluttered. Is the shelter suitable for those who have impaired mobility or other disabilities?

Officials say during severe weather, if you are caught outdoors and unable to seek indoor shelter, you should lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head with your hands.

 

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sentencing holds for drunken driver

It was an emotional day at the Warren County Justice Center. One month after her jury trial, Kathy Keller made a final appearance before a judge. Keller was convicted of drunk driving with a .18 blood alcohol level with her two children in the car, colliding with a motorcycle driven by Alex Harkins. Harkins died from injuries he sustained in the collision.  His mother, Denease Harkins got her chance to speak before the judge about the hardship of losing her son. Keller was requesting that her sentence of 12 years be lowered to 10 years.  Judge John Grise ultimately held up a jury's recommendation of 12 years on charges that include manslaughter, allowing a family a little closure on a wound that will never fully heal.  As part of her sentencing, Keller will also be prohibited from having any type of contact with the Harkins family.  Keller's 12 year sentence also includes convictions on charges of wanton endangerment and DUI.

 

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Fugitive arrested in Cave City

A fugitive was arrested Saturday by Cave City Police. The police department on Saturday at 6:25 p.m. observed a 2001 Ford Taurus traveling Northbound on South Dixie HWY with a busted front windshield.  A traffic stop on the vehicle was initiated on South Dixie HWY. Upon approach of the vehicle, the driver was identified as 34 year-old James E. Shrum. Mr. Shrum was unable to provide an operator's license and it was also discovered that Shrum was operating on a DUI suspended license, with two prior convictions on the same charge. Shrum was also wanted out of Smith County, Tennessee. The Smith County Detention Center was contacted. Shrum was placed under arrest for Driving On DUI Suspended License (3rd offense) and Fugitive From Another State (Misdemeanor) and lodged in the Barren County Corrections Center.

 

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Monday, February 22, 2016

4-H radio auction begins Monday

The Annual Hart County 4-H Radio Auction will be held during the week of February 29th, Monday through Friday morning, from 9 to 11 a.m. right here on WLOC and wloconline.com. Get ready to listen in, bid and buy during the auction and help support our local 4-H programs and events.

 

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Child predator arrested in Elizabethtown

Police in Elizabethtown have arrested a child predator thanks to the help of a school bus driver. 37 year-old Edward Sparks was taken into custody Thursday after the report of a suspicious man in a neighborhood. Sparks admitted canvassing neighborhoods looking for toys in the yard to help him target his victims, which were specifically girls under the age of 12.

Police said when Sparks was taken to a hospital to get checked out, he exposed himself in front of nurses and an officer.

Sparks is charged with attempted rape of a minor and indecent exposure.  He is being held on a $50,000 bond and will be back in court at the end of the month.

 

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Leitchfield man arrested after checkpoint

A traffic safety checkpoint in Edmonson County Saturday night led to the arrest of a Leitchfield man. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Department and the Brownsville Police Department were conducting the stop at the intersection of KY 259 and KY 70 West.  While doing so, contact was made with 34 year-old Jason Dague (34), who fled the checkpoint site in his vehicle heading north into Grayson County. The pursuit ended when Dague's pickup stopped after police used a tire deflation device. Dague then fled the scene on foot where he was apprehended and taken into custody. Police discovered Dague was entered as a Fugitive for a Parole Violation warrant out of Indiana. Also during the investigation Dague was found to be under the influence and in possession of suspected Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. There was a female passenger in the vehicle who was not arrested or injured in the pursuit. Dague was lodged in the Hart County Jail facing multiple charges including: Fugitive from Another State, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree, Wanton Endangerment and Drug Possession.

The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Trooper First Class Chris Newkirk.  He was assisted by Edmonson County Sheriff's Department, Brownsville Police Department, Grayson County Sheriff's Department and KSP Post 4 Elizabethtown.

 

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Western Caribbean Cruise set for September

Join WLOC and 991 the HOSS as we set sail aboard Carnival Paradise September 3rd through September 8th. On departure date, we will board at Tampa, FL and travel to the Grand Cayman Islands, then onto Cozumel, Mexico. Interior cabins start at $569 per person based on double occupancy and $609 per person for ocean view. For more information and to make a deposit on your reservation, contact Platinum Travel at 502-425-2400 or visit platinumtvl.com.

 

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Restricted Use Pesticide Certification Trainings

The Hart County Extension Office has scheduled two more Restricted Use Pesticide Certification Trainings. The next will be at Southern States in Horse Cave Tuesday, February 23rd, at 10:00 a.m. The last training will be March 1st, at 10:00 a.m. at Crop Production Services in Horse Cave. The instructor is ANR Agent Chris Clark. You must have this training if you purchase any restricted Pesticide for home, business or farm use. For more information, contact the extension office at 270-524-2451.

 

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Monday, February 22, 2016

18th District Basketball Tournament starts Monday

The 18th District Basketball Tournament gets underway tonight at Green County. In girls action at 5:30 p.m., Hart County Lady Raiders will take on host Green County. At 7:00 p.m. in boys action, Hart County will play Green County.  In Tuesday night's action at 5:30 p.m. in the girls - Caverna Lady Colonels vs Larue County followed at 7:00 p.m. with the Caverna Boys taking on Larue County boys. The Championship games will be held Friday night at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. You can hear all the live broadcasts of the games on WLOC and wloconline.com.

 

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Domestic dispute arrest in Horse Cave leads

Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Horse Cave man around 11:00 p.m. Sunday night. Police noticed a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway on Old Dixie Road with no lights on. After pulling in behind the vehicle, Officer Martin observed the couple walking down a wooded hill side. In speaking to the victim, Lori Chapman, who seemed to be in extreme distress, officers noticed her shirt ripped and a bite mark on her hand. Mrs. Chapman stated she and her husband had been in a verbal argument and her husband had chased her into the woods. Mr Chapman admitted to the assault. Hart County EMS treated and released Mrs. Chapman for minor injuries. Officer Martin charged 29 year-old Jeremiah Chapman with Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence (minor injury). Mr. Chapman was lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Robbery suspect arrested in Munfordville

The Munfordville Police Department arrested a robbery suspect this weekend. Saturday an attempt to locate was put out to all agencies on a robbery suspect out of Simpson County. Officer Riggs of the Munfordville Police Department observed the suspect's vehicle traveling south on 31-W in Munfordville. Officer Riggs initiated a traffic stop and arrested Cecil Roark 2nd on a Simpson County warrant for Robbery 1st and Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500 along with a warrant out of Pulaski County for numerous traffic charges. Officer Riggs was assisted by Kentucky State Police Troopers and Deputy Avery.

 

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Horse Cave couple arrested for drugs

Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested a Horse Cave Couple around 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon at George Wilson Manor. 45 year-old Clifford Judy and 26 year-old Mary Smith were charged with Possession of Methamphetamine first degree, Possession of Salvia (Spice) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Social services placed two infant children with alternate family members until a better more permanent living situation can be worked out. The children were taken to the hospital and one tested positive for meth. Police will be seeking additional charges for the endangerment of the children. Chief Henry was assisted by Horse Cave Police Officer David Graves and Apartment Manager Ruth Ann Sexton.

 

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Thursday night high school basketball

In Thursday night's high school basketball action in the girls: Caverna defeated Metcalfe County 67 to 56. In the boys, Caverna boys defeated Metcalfe County 79 to 64.

 

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Guilty plea in Russellville murder

Final sentencing has been set for a man charged in a Russellville murder. Gerald Benjamins has pled guilty to manslaughter for the 2013 Russellville murder of 36 year-old Brad Rigney.  Benjamins entered into a plea agreement Wednesday in Logan Circuit Court where he admitted to killing Rigney. Final sentencing will be March 10th, where he will receive 15 years for 2nd degree manslaughter and tampering with evidence.

 

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Westlake Regional Hospital now known as TJ Health Columbia

In 2013, Westlake Regional Hospital declared bankruptcy, but with the purchase by T.J. last week, the future of health care in Adair County looks brighter. Adair County Judge/Executive Michael Lee Stephens says even though the hospital saw hard times, there was never a time that he felt the facility would close. The hospital's staff has been cut from 115 employees to just over 70. After the downsize, those employees were offered jobs in Glasgow. T.J. Regional Health CEO Bud Wethington says the community must embrace the new day health care.  TJ Samson says the facility in Columbia will see some changes, but right now it's too early in the planning stages to know what those changes will be.  With the purchase of Westlake, TJ Regional Health will also take over the hospital's clinics, which would mean the company will own two clinics in Edmonton that will consolidate.

 

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Bowling Green teen takes life after being pulled over

An 18 year-old man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being stopped by police in Barren County. At approximately 10:03 pm, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Goodnight Terrance Road and North Jackson Highway. The caller stated the vehicle was loud and had made several passes throughout the area. Deputy Sponhouse was dispatched to the area and observed the vehicle on Goodnight Terrance Road. Deputy Sponhouse initiated a traffic stop on Goodnight Terrance but the vehicle continued on and finally stopped after making a right turn onto North Jackson Highway. As Deputy Sponhouse approached, he heard a single gunshot from inside the vehicle and observed glass from the driver’s side window blow out. Deputy Sponhouse approached the vehicle and found 18 year-old Michael McClanahan, of Bowling Green, deceased in the driver seat from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. An autopsy will be performed in Louisville at the State Medical Examiner’s Office. The investigation is ongoing, and is being lead by Detective Rusty Anderson. BCSO was assisted by the Kentucky State Police, Barren County Coroner’s Office, Barren Metcalfe EMS, and the Hiseville Fire Department.

 

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Truck driver arrested in Edmonson County

A truck driver was arrested Tuesday in Brownsville after trying to flee after an accident. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Department responded to a building in Brownsville after a call that a semi-truck had hit the building and was trying to leave the scene. The truck driver, David Norris, claims he hit the building while trying to avoid a school bus that was driving in the other lane. After striking the building, he attempted to drive away. He was stopped a short time later by the Sheriff's department.

When questioned by police why he waited so long to pull over after the accident, he stated that there wasn't a good place to pull over. Norris has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and with careless driving.

 

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Spring Clothes for Kids Radio Auction

The Clothes for Kids Spring Radio Auction will be held during the week of March 28th on wloc from 9 to 11 each morning. WLOC is asking for your help in donating auction items, such as:  country hams, crafts, antiques, tools, candles, toys, gift

certificates and baked goods. All proceeds from the auction will be used to purchase clothing for children in need in the Hart County and Caverna school systems working through the 9 resource centers.  Items may now be brought to the WLOC radio station in Horse Cave. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please mail it to:  WLOC Clothes for Kids, P.O. Box 98, Horse Cave, KY. 42749.

 

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

18th District Basketball Tournament starts Monday

The 18th District Basketball Tournament gets underway Monday night at Green County. In girls action at 5:30 p.m., Hart County Lady Raiders will take on host Green County. At 7:00 p.m. in boys action, Hart County will play Green County.  In Tuesday night's action at 5:30 p.m. in the girls - Caverna Lady Colonels vs Larue County followed at 7:00 p.m. with the Caverna Boys taking on Larue County boys. The Championship games will be held Friday night at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. You can hear all the live broadcasts of the games on WLOC and wloconline.com.

 

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Wednesday night high school basketball

In boys action: Hart County defeated Thomas Nelson 63 to 39. Hart County's John Shoulders scored 24 points. This makes 4 consecutive wins for Hart County Boys.

Thursday: The Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will finish their regular season taking on Metcalfe County at home in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. Join WLOC with the live broadcast beginning at 5:15 p.m. with the pregame show.

Friday: Senior night at Hart County as the Lady Raiders and Raider boys entertain Adair County in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. Listen to WLOC and wloconline.com for live coverage of both games starting at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Missing Hardin County girl

KSP Post 4 Troopers/Detectives are asking for help from the public in locating a missing Hardin Co. girl. Katherine Saravia-Monterroza reportedly walked away from her Cecilia residence early Tuesday morning. She is a fifteen year old Hispanic female (5’5”, 140 lbs. Brown hair and eyes). She is possibly in the company of 32 year-old Yoany Cruz-Lopez (Hispanic male, 5’5”, 130 lbs.) who lives in Jefferson Co. Anyone with any information concerning her whereabouts is asked to contact KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078 or your local law enforcement agency.

 

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Phone scams reported in Kentucky

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear warned that scammers have called dozens of Kentuckians, pretending to be a deputy and claiming they have a federal warrant for their arrest. They offer to resolve the issue, for a small price. Sheriffs in counties across the state joined Beshear in cautioning citizens not to fall for the trick. The number of reports has spiked over the last month. Jefferson County Sheriff John Aubrey said his office alone gets as many as 50 reports a week. Beshear said law enforcement does not contact people over the phone to inform them of federal warrants and never asks for money. Anyone who receives one of these calls is advised to hang up and contact their local sheriff's office or the Attorney General at 888-432-9257.

 

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Arrest made at Cave City business

A call came in to police on Tuesday about suspicious activity at Cooper High Performance on Broadway in Cave City on Tuesday. Officer Jason Morgan responded to a call that a white male was staggering around inside and needed to be removed. Robert Holmes III 26, was asked to leave by Officer Morgan but refused. As he was being placed under arrest, Holmes began a physical alteration, Officer Morgan called for other units to assist. When Barren Co. Sheriffs and KSP arrived, Holmes threatened to kill them. After assaulting four officers, Holmes was arrested and charged with Assault 3rd degree on a police officer, Terroristic threatening, 3rd degree, 2nd degree resisting arrest , Alcohol Intoxication, and disorderly conduct. He is lodged in the Barren County jail.

 

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tuesday night basketball action

In the BOYS:

HART COUNTY 55 LOUISVILLE BROWN 28

GLASGOW 78 CUMBERLAND COUNTY 56 OT

BARREN COUNTY 73 METCALFE COUNTY 36

WARREN CENTRAL 68 ALLEN COUNTY-SCOTTSVILLE 63

 

GIRLS:

HART COUNTY 41 LOUISVILLE BROWN 23

GLASGOW 73 CUMBERLAND COUNTY 33

BARREN COUNTY 64 METCALFE COUNTY 40

ALLEN COUNTY-SCOTTSVILLE 65 WARREN CENTRAL 44

 

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hart County Board meeting Thursday

The Hart County Board of Education meeting will be held Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at Bonnieville School.

 

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

State tax refunds slowed due to fraud concerns

The Kentucky Department of Revenue has slowed down issuing state tax refunds because of concerns of identity theft and other forms of fraud. Department of Revenue Commissioner Dan Bork says the agency is implementing new security features that will cause a delay in some refunds. Bork said he understands some taxpayers might be frustrated. he said the agency is doing everything it can to return taxpayer money quickly, but added the safeguards are necessary to protect the state from fraud. State officials say more than 85% of people filed tax returns electronically in 2014. Officials say the department stopped $16.5 million in fraudulent refund requests.

 

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Shooting incident in Glasgow leads to drug charges

After an argument, a Glasgow man is arrested after a shooting incident. Glasgow Police were called to a house on Devasher Court Tuesday after a shot was fired. Logan Matthews and Michael Herzog had gotten into an argument which led to Matthews firing one round as Herzog was going back into a home. After fleeing on foot, Glasgow Police were able to apprehend Matthews as he attempted to get in a car at Auto Spa on West Main St. That's when police located meth and a 40 caliber handgun. Matthews faces multiple drug charges along with wanton endangerment and is lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Father strikes daughter with car

A pregnant Allen County female has undergone complete knee surgery after she was struck by a vehicle Friday driven by her father, Calvin Scott. Scott was arrested Saturday in his home after fleeing the scene. Police received a call Thursday from Jessica York regarding threatening messages she had received from her father. Scott had threatened to harm his daughter and her husband, Tim York, after he accused her of stealing pills. Officers were in route to the scene when Jessica was struck by her father, resulting in a dislocated leg, a cut on her head and she was also 14 weeks pregnant. Jessica was flown to Vanderbilt. Sheriff Jeff Cooke says the unborn child appears to be okay. The investigation is continuing.

 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Area high school basketball action

In boys action from Monday night:

Caverna 65 to Campbellsville 44. Hart County over Washington County 57 to 52. Hart County's Matthew Christy scored 19 points.

In girls action from Monday night:
Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Washington County 42 to 34. Mary Beth Scott scored 14 points and had 11 rebounds. Warren Central 62 to Greenwood 48.

The Caverna Lady Colonels will entertain Central Hardin tonight in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:00 p.m. The Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will be on the road tonight taking on Louisville Brown at 5:00 p.m. Join WLOC and wloconline.com for live coverage of both games beginning with the pregame show at 4:45 p.m.

In a make-up game, Hart County Boys Varsity will play Thomas Nelson Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Ryan Metzger will have the play by play on wloc and wloconline.com.

 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Restricted Use Pesticide Training Tuesday

Attention all farmers: The Hart County Extension Office is offering two more Restricted Use Pesticide Certification Trainings. The next one will be at Southern States in Horse Cave at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23rd, then on Tuesday, March 1st, at 10:00 a.m. at Crop Production Services in Horse Cave. You must have this training if you purchase any restricted pesticide for home business or farm use. For more information, call the Extension Office at 270-524-2451.

 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Cave City drug arrest

A drug arrest was made Sunday morning in Cave City after a driver was stopped by Cave City Police for having no brake lights.

Cave City Police Sergeant Terrill Riley pulled over a vehicle on Happy Valley Road driven by 29 year-old Joseph L. Jewell. While conducting the traffic stop, Sgt. Riley discovered Jewell had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. A search of Jewell's vehicle was conducted.  Jewell was arrested and charged with NO BRAKE LIGHTS, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHER-NALIA and POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE. He was also served with the Barren County Bench Warrant.  Jewell was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Sergeant Riley was assisted by Special Deputy Robert Smith.

 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bee Springs man killed in accident

A 20 year-old Bee Springs man was killed in an auto accident Sunday night due to icy road conditions.  Police say Dakota Powell was driving south on Anneta Road when he lose control and slid sideways into the northbound lane.  30 year-old Danny Kennemore Jr., of Leitchfield, along with two other passengers were traveling northbound on Anneta Road when their car hit Powell's on the passenger side. Dakota Powell was pronounced dead at the scene by the Grayson County Coroner's Office. Kennemore's passengers were taken to the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.  The accident is under investigation.

 

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Abundance of the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank will be distributing food this week in the gym at Munfordville Baptist Church. The food bank will be held Thursday, February 18th, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (please do not arrive before 12:30 p.m.) and Friday, February 19th, from 8:00 a.m. until the food is gone. You must be a resident of Hart County and meet the income eligibility guidelines and only one person per household can receive the food. Also, those 60 years of age and older can fill out an application for additional food from the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. For more information, contact Bro. Phillip Trent.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Cave City Chamber meeting Tuesday

Cave City's Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, February 16th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Cave City Senior Center.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Tennessee fugitive arrested in Kentucky

A Tennessee fugitive has been arrested in Kentucky. police in multiple states along with U. S. Marshalls, the FBI and Homeland Security were searching Sunday for a felony fugitive. Officials say Scotty Eugene Priest was wanted by the Decatur County Sheriff's Office, in Decatur County, Tennessee, on a charge of attempt to commit an act of terrorism. He was also wanted on other charges. The sheriff's office reports that Priest made online threats to kill several officers by name. Thanks to police in Illinois, Kentucky Tennessee, and the United States Marshall Service, FBI, and Homeland Security. Priest was arrested Sunday night. Priest was apprehended without incident and is in custody in Russellville. He is scheduled to be transported back to Decatur County.

 

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Police seek info on missing Hardin County girl

KSP Post 4 Troopers/Detectives are asking for help from the public in locating a missing Hardin County girl. 17 year-old Emma Riney left her residence early Thursday morning for school in a grey 1996 Nissan King Cab truck (Ky. reg. 307-LTT) but never arrived. She has contacted friends since she went missing and is thought to be in the company of an unknown adult male. Anyone with any information concerning her whereabouts or the identity of the adult male, is asked to contact KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078 or your local law enforcement agency.

 

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Two killed in Bonnieville crash

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a two vehicle injury collision that resulted in a double fatality Saturday night at approx. 6:50 pm on US 31-W in the limits of Bonnieville.

The preliminary investigation indicated that 27 year-old Manuel Crespo, of Upton, was operating a 2003 Dodge van and was involved in a non-injury collision in the limits of Bonnieville on US 31-W where he struck a 2011 Ford passenger car being operated by 66 year-old Angela Damico, of Bonnieville. Crespo fled the scene and continued southbound on US 31-W where he attempted to pass another vehicle. He crossed over into the lane and collided with a northbound 2003 Dodge van being operated by 50 year-old James Haycraft, of Clarkson, who was traveling with three passengers.

James Haycraft was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. 50 year-old Mary Haycraft, of Clarkson, was transported to University of Louisville Hospital by aircraft where she succumbed to her injuries Sunday. 39 year-old Jason Ferguson, of Upton, was also transported by aircraft to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was pronounced deceased Sunday night by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office. 39 year-old Stephanie Ferguson, of Upton, was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital where she was later transported to the University of Louisville Hospital where she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Manuel Crespo was not injured in the collision. He was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail where he was charged with: Murder, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (4 counts), Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence Alcohol (Aggravating Circumstance) 1st Offense, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, No Operators License, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle Prohibited, and Failure of Non-Owner Operator to Maintain Required Insurance 1st Offense.

Crespo was arrested prior to Mary Haycraft passing, therefore another charge of Murder will be forthcoming.

The investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by Trooper Daniel Priddy. He was assisted on the scene by Sergeant Jeremy Smith, Troopers Michael Murray, Ashcon Karbasi, and Graham Rutherford, Hart County EMS, Bonnieville Fire Department, Upton Fire Department, and Air Methods.

 

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Hardin Co. Woman Dead After Patriot Pkwy Accident

A single fatality collision Friday afternoon claimed the life of a Cecilia woman. 53 year-old William Cundiff and front passenger 74 year-old Louise Cundiff, of Cecilia, were traveling in a 1986 Ford Crown Victoria northbound on Patriot Pkwy (Ky. 361). 21 year-old Kalin Sleeper, of Vine Grove, was operating a 2006 Toyota Camry and was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Deckard School Rd. and Patriot Pkwy. For unknown reasons, he pulled onto northbound Patriot Pkwy. into the path of the Cundiffs who struck the front right corner of Mr. Sleeper’s vehicle. Louise Cundiff was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin Co. Coroner’s office. William Cundiff suffered serious but non life threatening injuries and was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital. Kalin Sleeper suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene and released. KSP was assisted at the scene by Hardin Co. EMS, Vine Grove Fire Dept, and the State Highway Dept. Alcohol is not suspected as a contributing factor. The accident is still under investigation by Trooper Scott Rafferty.

 

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Lady Colonels play Central Hardin Saturday

The Caverna Lady Colonels will travel Saturday afternoon to take on Central Hardin in a JV/Varsity game at 5:00 p.m. Join WLOC for the pregame show of the varsity game at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, February 12, 2016

T. J. Health Columbia ribbon cutting

T. J. Health Columbia has scheduled a press conference and ribbon cutting to celebrate T. J. Health Columbia joining the T. J. Regional Health Family on Monday, February 5th, at 2:00 p.m. at T. J. Health Columbia.

 

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Republican Presidential Caucus at Hart County High

All registered Republicans (on or before December 31st, 2015) are eligible to vote on March 5th in the Republican Presidential Caucus. The caucus will be held at the Munfordville Elementary School from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may also call 270-531-3115 for more information.

 

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, REV. STANFORD DIXON, PASTOR OF ALLEN SEMINARY BAPTIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED:  APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING, ACCEPTED TREASURERS REPORT SUBJECT TO AUDIT, PAYING OF BILLS, ROAD REPORT, BUDGET TRANSFER, AND JAIL REPORT GIVEN BY JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 171 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER BERGENSON ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH 2 CHECKS TOTALING JUST OVER $7,323.

OTHER BUSINESS INCLUDED: APPROVED TO ADVERTISE TO TAKE BIDS ON 3 TRUCKS, APPROVED TO PURCHASE ROAD TRUCK AT STATE CONTRACT PRICE, APPROVED JAIL COMMISSARY CONTRACT, APPROVED SHERIFF’S FEE SETTLEMENT FOR 2015, APPROVED AGREEMENT AND RESOLUTION FOR SOLID WASTE ROLL OFF TRUCK LEASE, HIRED KEITH RIORDAN TO BE SEASONAL WORKER, ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF DONALD RAY BRYANT AS SEASONAL WORKER, AND APPOINTED VIRGINIA DAVIS, GARY PUCKETT, AND GREG NICHOLS TO HART COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION.

THE COURT ACCEPTED BIDS FOR FENCING AT FRENCHMANS KNOB TO JUSTIN FRAZE FOR A TOTAL OF $43,165.30. THE COURT REJECTED BIDS FOR SWEEPER, FERGERSON ROLLER, AND MISC. SCRAP WHICH NOW WILL BE DECLARED SURPLUS. THE COURT ACCEPTED BIDS TO SELL A 20 FOOT TRAILER TO LARRY HEATH FOR $2,564, ACCEPTED BID TO SELL A STEAM JENNY DIESEL TO STEVEN PARKER FOR $250, ACCEPTED BID FOR WELDER GENERATOR TRAILER TO STEVEN PARKER FOR $250, ACCEPTED BID TO SELL INTERNATIONAL TRACTOR TRAILER TO LARRY HEALTH FOR $5,147 AND ACCEPTED BID OF $81,110.29 TO GEO STABILIZATION INTERNATIONAL TO FIX ROBIN LANE ROAD.

THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY MARCH 3 AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Sheriffs warn of phone scam in Kentucky

Kentucky's attorney general says Kentuckians are being targeted by over-the-phone scams featuring people claiming to be county sheriff's deputies. Attorney General Andy Beshear says the callers are claiming they can help residents resolve a federal warrant that has been issued against them, but for a price. Beshear joined a group of central Kentucky sheriffs on Thursday to raise awareness about the issue. Beshear and the county sheriffs are urging consumers to hang up on the callers and to contact the Attorney General's Office of Consumer protection or their local sheriff's office. The group said law enforcement does not contact Kentuckians over the phone concerning federal warrants and would never ask for money.

 

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Robbery arrest in Glasgow

A robbery in Glasgow early Friday morning has led to the arrest of a Cave City man. The Glasgow Police Department responded to Zack's Market on Lexington Drive shortly after midnight Thursday in response to a robbery.  When police arrived, a woman said she had been robbed at knifepoint by a man who gave his name as Nashawn Milla.  The suspect was later identified by the victim as 27-year-old Jeremy S. Nay, of Cave City. Nay was accused of taking $50 and a cell phone.  Jeremy Nay was arrested by the Barren County Sheriff's Office Thursday afternoon.  He faces a robbery charge in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Green County Physician indicted

A grand jury indictment was issued this week for a Green County physician charged with prescribing controlled substances to patients outside the course of professional medical care.  60 year-old Mark Arnold Kirkpatrick, from Greensburg, was charged with fourteen counts of illegal distribution of controlled substances. Kirkpatrick allegedly prescribed pain medications to seven patients from his medical practice in Green County.  Specifically, between April, 2009 and August, 2012, Kirkpatrick is accused of prescribing Schedule II, III & IV controlled substances. Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser is prosecuting the case. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation.

 

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lady Raiders game canceled

The Hart County Lady Raiders game against Glasgow for tonight has been canceled.

 

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Pedestrian killed in Franklin accident

A Mississippi man has died after being hit by a car in Franklin. The Franklin Police Department reports that 63 year-old Robert Preston, of Portland, TN, was driving on Nashville Road when he struck 58 year-old Robert Calloway, of Mississippi, as he ran across the intersection at Steele Road. Calloway was pronounced dead at the Skyline hospital in Nashville. Preston received no injuries in the accident. An investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Restricted Use Pesticide Certification Trainings

The Hart County Extension Office has scheduled three Restricted Use Pesticide Certification Trainings. The first will be tonight at 5:00 p.m. at the Hart County Extension Office in Munfordville. The second will be at Southern States in Horse Cave on February 23rd, at 10:00 a.m. The last training will be March 1st, at 10:00 a.m. at Crop Production Services in Horse Cave. The instructor is ANR Agent Chris Clark. You must have this training if you purchase any restricted Pesticide for home, business or farm use. For more information, contact the extension office at 270-524-2451.

 

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

BB gun shooting in Bowling Green

A BB gun shooting incident that occurred Sunday night in Bowling Green is underway by the Bowling Green Police Department. 40 year-old Shane Shepard had apparently gotten into an argument outside a home on Stubbins Street with someone who was inside their vehicle. Shepard was struck in the chest by the BB gun. He was taken to the Medical Center and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Det. David Grimsley says police have a strong lead in the case, however, no arrest have been made. The case is being presented to prosecutor's to determine if any charges will be filed.

 

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Counterfeit money circulating in Bowling Green

An investigation into counterfeit money is underway in Bowling Green.  Bowling Green Police are attempting to identify a man who purchased $1,000 worth of merchandise in November 2015 using phony cash.  In a separate case, police believe a different man is passing fake bills, but they do believe both cases are related. During the same month, a man went into a store in the 1500 block of the 31W-Bypass and bought a PayPal card for $500. The store later discovered the fake currency.

A few days later, a man bought a Visa debit card for $500 with counterfeit 100’s. The suspect is described as a black male, 6’00”, bald and in his mid to late thirties.  If you have any information about this or any crime, please call South Central Kentucky

Crime Stoppers at 781-CLUE.

 

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Area high school basketball action

The Hart County Lady Raiders will take on Glasgow Thursday night at home in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m. WLOC will be on the air around 6:30 p.m. for the pregame show. On Friday, the Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will travel to take on Fort Knox at 5:00 p.m. in a girl/boy double header. Join WLOC and wloconline.com for live play by play action of both games, starting with the pregame show at 4:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, February 11th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: Approve agreement and resolution for Solid Waste roll off truck lease, approve purchase of road trucks at State Contract price, and approve seasonal workers.

 

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cave City City Council Meeting

Cave City saw considerable revenue during 2015 due to alcohol sales. Almost $5.7million dollars. During the city council meeting, these figures were given: First quarter sales were just under $1million dollars, second quarter was $1.6 million, with over $1.75million during the third quarter and fourth quarter was over $1.3million. As far as fees go, the city of cave city collected over $280,000. The Cave City Volunteer Fire Department responded to a total of 68 calls during the 1st month of 2016, while Cave City Police Department for January responded to 65 incidents. Mayor Dewayne Hatcher thanked the City’s Public Works Department for their dedication and hard work during the recent snow. Robert Smith included in the Public Works report that the department may need to purchase a four wheel drive truck and a new box truck. Smith said with garbage pick-up and other services, the city needs to have the necessary equipment.

 

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Monday night high school basketball scores

In Monday night high school basketball action: in the boys, Elizabethtown 60 to Hart County 53. Hart County's Mason Gentry scored 27 points and had 9 rebounds, John Shoulders scored 14 points.

 

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hart County Salvation Army Service Unit

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Thursday at noon at the Courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Residents urged to get flu vaccine

State health officials are urging residents in Kentucky to get the flu vaccine now if they haven't already had it. Dr. Kraig Humbaugh, senior deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, said in a statement that there have been reports of severe flu symptoms in young and middle-aged adults even though the virus hasn't yet peaked this season.  Humbaugh said now is a good time to get the vaccine since it takes about two weeks for immunity to develop. health officials report the flu activity level in Kentucky is "regional," which means outbreaks have been reported in less than half the state. Flu season usually begins in October and can last through May.

 

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Phone scam reported in Hart County

Phone scammers seem to be on the rise in south central Kentucky. One Hart County woman decided to beat them at their own game by calling them back. Beth Smith received a voicemail from a number claiming to be the IRS. After being concerned about the information in the call, she decided to call them back. Smith said she was told she owed over $9,000 to the IRS, and if not paid, she would be arrested, her property seized and assets frozen. She was frightened, but didn't fall for it. Smith advised that her attorney would be contacting them, that's when the caller hung up. She said it was scary to realize all the information they knew about her, although she had told them nothing.  A google search of the number (360) 976-4409 shows it originates in Castle Rock, Washington and others have been scammed by the same number.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Crystal meth seized in Barren County

AN INVESTIGATION BY THE BARREN RIVER DRUG TASK FORCE HAS LED TO THE DISCOVERY AND SEIZURE OF

44 GRAMS OF CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE.  DETECTIVES WITH THE BARREN RIVER DRUG TASK FORCE SEIZED 44 GRAMS OF CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE AT 1827 CORAL HILL HALFWAY ROAD IN BARREN COUNTY.  32 YEAR OLD TRAVIS DEWAYNE SMILEY WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF TRAFFICKING, ENHANCED

BY A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON.  65 YEAR OLD LARRY DEWAYNE SMILEY WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE METH, AND TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.BOTH WERE LODGED IN BARREN CO JAIL.

 

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Unused grant money to be returned

Ky unused grant money to be returned to federal Federal officials say Kentucky could have to return more than $57 million in unused grant money because of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's decision to dismantle kynect.  A $289 million dollar federal grant was given to Kentucky to plan and establish kynect, a health exchange where Kentuckians can purchase private insurance plans with the help of a federal subsidy. State officials have spent all of it except for $57.5 million.  In January, a letter from Acting Administrator Andrew Slavitt of the federal Department of Health and Human Services to Bevin said state officials cannot use that money to move the state to the federal exchange. The money would have to be returned.  Bevin spokeswoman Jessica Ditto said state officials would return any unused money.

 

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Area high school basketball action

The Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will host Warren East at 5:30 p.m. in a girl/boy double header. You can hear the broadcast on 991 the HOSS. Hart County Boys will travel tonight to take on E-town in a JV/Varsity games starting at 5:30 p.m. WLOC will have the broadcast around 6:30 p.m. Hart County Lady Raiders will be on the road taking on Campbellsville in a girls varsity game only at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday night: The Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will be in action as they travel to take on Thomas Nelson in a girl/boy double header starting at 5:00 p.m. with the girls game. WLOC will be on the air with the live broadcast of both games beginning at 4:45 p.m. with the pregame show.

 

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Horse Cave City Council Meeting tonight

The Horse Cave City Council will meet tonight at City Hall at 6:00 p.m. Former Caverna and Western Kentucky basketball standout Clarence Glover will be a guest as the council declares a resolution for March 5th, 2016 to be observed as Clarence Glover Day. New business will include the change of March date for the city council meeting.

 

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Van driver dies after hit and run

A Leitchfield man died in an accident Saturday after he was reported driving recklessly in a van. Saturday around 2:00p.m., Grayson County Dispatch began receiving numerous complaints involving a gray van.  A deputy spotted the van on Anneta Road.  About 25 minutes later, dispatch received a call of a rear end hit and run accident near KY 88 and KY 226 involving the same gray van. While investigating that crash, another call came in regarding the van at around 2:30. A single car crash occurred on KY 88, 3 and half miles east of Clarkson; it appeared to be the same van.  The driver had apparently over corrected and went over an embankment, striking a concrete culvert head-on.  Police say the driver was identified as 47 year-old David A. Sandlin, from Leitchfield. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Grayson

County Coroner's Office. The incidents are still being investigated and toxicology results are pending.

 

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Monday, February 8, 2016

USDA Rural Development at Courthouse

The USDA Rural Development will be holding office hours every second Wednesday of the month from 10-12 upstairs in the Hart County Courthouse beginning February 10th.  Their programs are designed to assist very low and low income families purchase homes or repair existing owned homes.  For further information contact their office at 270-769-1555 Ext. 4.

 

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Woman dies in Logan County house fire

An autopsy was performed on a 90 year-old woman whose body was found Friday after Logan County officials and firefighters responded to the scene. Dispatch received a call concerning a structure fire around 8:30 p.m. where a female was possibly inside at 495 Mamie Gill Road in Lewisburg. When they arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames and the owner, 90 year old Marilyn Gill, was still trapped inside. Once the Lewisburg and Russellville Rual Fire Departments arrived, they were able to

contain and extinguish the fire. Police say they located Gill's body near the back of the home where her bedroom was located.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Logan County Coroner, Mary Givens.  Foul play is not suspected at this time.

 

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Man arrested after shooting in Hardin County

A shooting Saturday involving a trooper in Hardin County has led to the arrest of a 22 year-old man. Around 6 p.m. a trooper was attempting to interview Dustin Ray Thomas, on Wonderland Cavern Road, about a burglary investigation.  No one appeared to be home at the location and as the trooper was walking back to his car, someone shot at him from a garage area.

More troopers headed out to the address and they continued to try to speak with Thomas with no response. KSP's Special Response Team was deployed to the scene and several hours later they arrested Thomas.  He is charged with attempted murder of a police officer and taken to the Hardin County Detention Center. There were no injuries, but the case is still under investigation.

 

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Area high school basketball action

In area high school basketball action tonight, Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys teams will travel to take on Barren County in a girl/boy double header beginning at 6:00 p.m. WLOC will be on the air with the girls pregame show at 5:45 p.m.  On Saturday, The Caverna Lady Colonels will entertain Warren Central at 5:00 p.m. WLOC will have the live broadcast of the game just before 5:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Horse Cave Sunset Dome

Horse Cave plans to take a journey back to the Sunset Dome. South Central Kentucky is known for its caves. The most famous is Mammoth Cave and Horse Cave has a cave entrance on Main Street. Hart County Tourism Executive Director, Sandra Wilson explains how Hidden River Cave used to be a place where the sewers of the town to be emptied, but decades of cleanups and land purchases through grants are finally making it possible for the cave to come back to life. Before the Sunset Dome closed in the 1940's, baseball players were challenged to try and throw a ball to hit the ceiling of the enormous natural theater. As fas as the American Cave Museum know, no one ever could. The dome fills a space of more than five acres, and each time it's seen, it brings out more emotion from the people trying to revive it. Hidden River Cave has started fundraising that includes a gofundme.com page. They need $400,000 to get the work done they'd like to see and have already secured a private grant for the final $100,000 if the first $300,000 is raised.

 

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Friday, February 5, 2016

WLOC at Ace Hardware Saturday

WLOC will be on the road this Saturday from 10:00 til noon at the new Ace Hardware Store in Munfordville on 31-W. Join us for the live broadcast with giveaways, special buys and lots more.

 

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Amish man considers murder plea deal

An Amish minister from Kentucky is considering a plea deal offer in his wife's death nine years ago in Missouri. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that a judge has given 39 year-old Samuel Borntreger two weeks to consider the deal. Borntreger, of Summer Shade, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 26 year-old Anna Yoder Borntreger. Court records allege Borntreger went to Kentucky authorities last month and told them he put antifreeze in her drinks and battery acid in her rectum before her death in late 2006. No foul play was suspected when she died. Harrison County Prosecutor Cristine Stallings declined to discuss the details of the plea bargain.

 

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Friday, February 5, 2016

New jobs coming to Simpson County

Kentucky Officials say an automotive supplier plans to create several dozen jobs with new operations in Simpson County. Gov. Matt Bevin's Office said Thursday that the $5.6 million investment by TMM USA Inc. will create 42 jobs in the southern Kentucky county. The operations will supply stamped and welded components to its parent company, Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. TMM will lease space in the newly expanded Toyo Automotive Parts USA Inc. factory in Franklin. The Franklin location will be TMM's first U. S. facility. At its Franklin facility, Toyo Automotive Parts makes anti-vibration components including engine mounts, bushings and strut mounts. Company executives expect to save on metal and raw materials, as well as on shipping and storage, by locating TMM in Simpson County.

 

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Complaint leads to Cave City arrest

A complaint to the Cave City Police Department has led to the arrest of a Cave City woman. An off-duty Barren County Sheriff's Deputy contacted the Cave City Police Department complaining of a woman driving recklessly with children inside the vehicle. Officer Jason Morgan conducted the traffic stop on the driver, 34 year-old Misty Burd, of Cave City. Burd, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and charged with DUI 1st Offense, aggravated, Wanton Endangerment, 1 degree, 3 counts, and possession of an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle. Burd was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hart County Raiders win Homecoming game

Hart County Raider Boys hosted Allen County Wednesday night during Homecoming, outscoring Allen County in the second half 45 to 22 to me from behind and win with a final score of 62 to 50. Hart County's Mason Gentry scored 26 points and had 15 rebounds, Matthew Christie scored 13 points, Chaz Pritchard and John Shoulders both scored 11 points each. Homecoming Queen was awarded to Ashton Defevers, with the runner-up Ashley Riordan. The Princess award was a tie between Charity Burd and Rachel McIntyre, while the princess runner-up went to Kristen Boggs.

Tonight: The Caverna Lady Colonels will host Cumberland County Thursday night in a JV/Varsity contest at 6:00 p.m. The Hart County Lady Raiders varsity will be on the road Thursday night taking on Fairdale at 5:00 p.m. Join WLOC for the pregame show of the girls varsity game starting at 5:00 p.m.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Franklin man found guilty in Allen County

After a two-day trial, a Franklin man is found guilty on several charges in Allen County Circuit Court. Police say Paul Schofield entered the home of Jacob and Kendra Stinson on Brownsford Road in Allen County on January 20th, 2014. Schofield was armed with a broken off broad head hunting arrow, which he attempted to use in a struggle when confronted by Mr. Stinson. He was arrested and charged with Burglary 1st Degree (Armed with dangerous instrument/residence) and Alcohol Intoxication. Final sentencing for Schofield will take place February 9th at 9 A.M. He faces a 15-year sentence and a $100 fine.

 

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

School lock down in Glasgow after shots fired

Shots fired in Glasgow on Wednesday caused three schools to go on lock down. Glasgow Police say several calls came in just after 1:00 pm about people in two cars shooting at each other as they drove east on Columbia Avenue. As a result, Glasgow high and middle schools; and Highland Elementary all went on "soft lockdown" until the area was secured. Police ask for the public's help as they search for a Black Ford Crown Victoria and a gold or tan Chevy Malibu. If you have any information, please call 270-651-5151.

 

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tuesday local basketball scores

In boys action:

Caverna 79 - Clinton County 58

John Hardin 81 - E-town 70

Larue County 53 - Adair County 44

 

In girls action:

Green County 61 - Nelson County 50


Hart County Raider Boys make up game will be held tonight during Homecoming. The JV/Varsity contest will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed with homecoming festivities and then the varsity game. Join WLOC for the pregame show at 7:00 p.m.

Today, Caverna High School Senior, Jesse Johnson, will be signing to play football at Anderson University at 2:00 p.m. at Caverna High School.

 

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Arrest made in Hardyville shooting

Kentucky State Police say an indictment and arrest has been made in the shooting of 20 year-old Tyler Stith, of Hardyville. Stith was found in his home October 14th on possum Trot Road with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital and treated for his injuries. On Tuesday, KSP arrested 20 year-old James Slover, of Hardyville, on charges of Assault 1st degree, Burglary 1st degree adn Persistent Felony Offender 1st degree. Slover was lodged in the Hart County Jail. The investigation is being led by Detective Jeremy Hodges.

 

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Munfordville City Council Meeting

The Munfordville City Council met on Monday, February 1st. Coni Shepherd gave the tourism report, she said the next even coming up would be a color run to be held on Saturday, April 23rd, at 9:00 am in Munfordville, for more information you can call the Welcome Center at 524-4752 Mayor Freeman commended the city workers for the hard work they did in removing the snow from the streets and sidewalks, he said he heard that we could get another snow soon? So the city has ordered a snow blower from Green River Power Equipment that is suppose to come in this week. Mayor Freeman said the city has only 1 truck now to plow the streets so he asked the council if they would approve a new blade to be ordered to be put on one of the other city trucks so it could be ready for the next snow, a motion was made and second, the motion carried. The council heard reports from Fire Chief Ricky Adcock and Police Chief Greg Atwell. In old business they discussed a request for a street light on Skyline Drive and Hunting Trail, they tabled it until the March meeting so they could look into it further. Susan Mouser presented a draft of 2014-15 audit. In new business, they heard a request that the Mayor had from Mike Covey about removing some stones in the cemetery that were located in the area where his late father in law's house use to stand, a motion was made and second to have the city attorney draw up a paper for Mr. Covey to sign that would enable him to do that, motion carried. City Councilwoman Jo Ann Pedigo brought up about raising the salary of the Council and Mayor, it was decided the Council's pay would be raised from $50.00 a month to $100.00 a month beginning in 2017 and the Mayors pay would go from $150.00 a month to $400.00 a month beginning in 2019, the council authorized city attorney Justin Baird to prepare an ordinance and then 2 readings would be held before it would be voted on.

 

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Arrest made in pedestrian's death

On October 12, 2014 the Kentucky State Police responded to a collision on Little Mountain Road in Edmonson County where a pedestrian, 49 year old Tammy Duncan of Sweeden, , was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by James Miller (who was 19 at the time of the collision). The investigation led to a presentation to the Edmonson County Grand Jury last week, where an Indictment Warrant was issued for 20 year old James Miller of Sweeden charging him with Reckless Homicide. On Friday, January 31st, at approx. 11:19 am the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office arrested and served the warrant on. Miller where he was lodged in the Hart County Jail. The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Trooper Chris Newkirk.

 

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

One shot, another arrested in Glasgow

A Glasgow man was arrested Sunday after police were alerted that shots had been fired. Glasgow Police say they went to a home on Harwood Street after a domestic disturbance call. Officers found the victim, 22 year-old Anthony Wood, of Glasgow, was taken to T J Samson Hospital. Wood was treated and released from the hospital for a gunshot wound to the stomach. Police say Wood was shot by 27 year-old Terrell Johnson, of Glasgow. Johnson was arrested and charged with three counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, Possession of Handgun by a convicted felon, Assault 1st, and Attempted Murder.

 

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Adair County PVA indicted by grand jury

A grand jury has indicted the Adair County PVA. Kentucky State Police say 48 year-old Jeffrey L. Feese, of Columbia, was arrested Monday afternoon at the Adair County Annex. Troopers say Feese was indicted last Friday, charged with leaving the scene of an accident that occurred January 13th, and tampering with evidence. According to the Department of Revenue, Feese has been Adair County's PVA since May 2014.

 

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New website for vehicle property taxes

The Kentucky Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing has introduced a new feature on their website that makes it easier for motorists to access their 2015 vehicle property taxes for the upcoming tax season.  Now, individuals who normally would contact their county clerks for this information can access it directly at <http://drive.ky.gov>. “This effort will streamline services by providing a direct link to motorist information while easing the burden on county clerks.”  Motorists can look up the taxes paid on any of their vehicles simply by entering their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). No personal information is released, only the taxes that were paid for each VIN entered.

 

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Wind Advisory through Wednesday morning

A Wind Advisory remains in effect from 12:00 p.m. this afternoon to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 40 to 45 mph. Some gusts may be higher in thunderstorms expected to cross the region this evening and overnight.

Impacts: Tree branches and small limbs may be brought down, recently saturated grounds could lead to increased likelihood of weakly rooted trees falling, causing possible power outages, outdoor objects such as trash cans may be blown around and possibly damaged. Travel on east-west roads may become difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/Preparedness actions: A Wind Advisory means that winds of 40 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

 

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Hart County Chamber Radio Auction

The Hart County Chamber Annual Radio Auction will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, February 9th, 10th, and 11th, on WLOC radio station from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. each morning. Make your plans to listen in for some great bargains and support your local chamber. You may also listen on line at wloconline.com.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Area high school basketball this week

In tonight's action:

The Caverna Lady Colonels will be on the road taking on Logan County at 5:30 p.m. in a JV/Varsity contest. Hart County Raider Boys will host Cumberland County in a JV/Varsity contest at 7:00 p.m. Join WLOC for the broadcast starting with the pregame show at 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday night:

The Caverna Boys will be on the road Tuesday night taking on Clinton County in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m. It's Homecoming night for Hart County Raiders as the boys entertain Allen County at 6:00 p.m. Join WLOC for the pregame show of the boys varsity game starting at 5:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Hart County Fair Board Meeting cancelled

The Hart County Fair Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd, at the Hart County Fairgrounds has been cancelled.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Wanted Colorado man residing in Clarkson

Kentucky State police post 4 detectives have charged a Grayson County man with multiple child pornography charges. On Thursday, KSP Post 4 Troopers/Detectives executed a search warrant at 469 Barton Run Road in Clarkson, Ky. in connection to an ongoing child pornography investigation. 54 year-old paul V. Trowbridge has been living at the Grayson County address for approximately four years under the alias/false identity of Peter P. Larrison. During the investigation, it was determined that Mr. Trowbridge had been reported missing in Colorado on 10-28-1990. He was charged with 14 counts of possess/View Matter portraying a Minor in a Sexual performance. He was later lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center. Charges are pending related to the identity offenses. KSP Post 4 is being assisted by the KSP Electronic Crimes Branch. The investigation is still ongoing by KSP Detective Tony Hardin.

 

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Florida man arrested at local motel

One person has been arrested and charged in a stabbing in Munfordville. On Thursday, Officer White of the Munfordville Police Department responded to a disturbance at the Super 8 Motel. Upon arrival, Officer White discovered there had been an altercation involving a knife, wherein an individual was cut and stabbed. officer White arrested Andrew Raines, of Tampa, FL, on charges of Assault 1st degree (Class B Felony), Terroristic Threatening 2nd degree, Disorderly Conduct 2nd degree and Possession of Marijuana. Raines was lodged in the Hart County Jail. Officer White was assisted at the scene by Hart County Deputy Wes England and Hart County EMS.

 

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Russell County accident under investigation

An investigation is underway by Kentucky State Police after an accident Saturday night. KSP says 35 year old Melissa Kessinger was driving east on KY 92 and failed to yield to the right of way at the intersection with US 127. Police say Kessinger's Pontiac hit a Dodge Charger that happened to be a police cruiser, driven by Jamestown Police officer Kent. D. McDaniel. According to KSP, McDaniel was airlifted to UK Medical Center where he was treated and released. Kessinger, of Columbia, and her passenger, 55-year-old Wanda Murray, of Columbia, were both taken to Russell County Hospital with non life threatening injuries. All were wearing their seat-belts.

 

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Glasgow man arrested after police chase

A chase over the weekend in Metcalfe County has led to the arrest of a Glasgow man. Kentucky State Police say 32-year-old Brandon C. Nelson, of Glasgow, was arrested Saturday after a 15 mile chase in Metcalfe County. Police say they chased Nelson down KY 70 and KY 1243 about 15 miles. He was charged with speeding, reckless driving, driving under the influence, 2nd offense, failure to use signal, disregarding a stop sign, one head light, fleeing and evading police and wanton endangerment of a police officer.

 

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Barren County Grand Jury indictments

A recent session of the Barren County Grand Jury has returned the following indictment:

31 year-old Megan Nicole Gunter, of Evarts, Ky., was indicted on three counts: Theft by Unlawful taking $500 or more but under $10,000, Criminal Trespass 3rd degree and Persistent Felony Offender.

43 year-old Ricky Joe Wilson, of Glasgow, was indicted on nine counts: two counts of Assault 3rd degree, Intimidating a Participant in the Legal Process, 2 counts of Terroristic Threatening 3rd degree, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct 2nd degree, Giving officer a False Name/Address and Persistent Felony Offender.

53 year-old Robert Bryant, of Horse Cave, was indicted on four counts based on testimony from GPD Officer Zane Greer. Bryant will face: DUI 4th offense, Operating a Motor Vehicle while License Revoked or Suspended for DUI 2nd Offense, Failure to produce Insurance Card and possession of open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.

28 year-old Crystal Danielle Overton, of Bowling Green, was indicted on five counts based on testimony from GPD Officer Steven Fields: Possession of a Controlled Substance, Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking, Possession of Drug paraphernalia and Giving Officer False Name or Address.

34 year-old Jessica Gonzalez, of California, was indicted on two counts: Possession of a Controlled Substance and possession of Drug paraphernalia.

30 year-old Felicia Morgan, of Glasgow, was indicted on one count of False Statement/Misrepresent to Receive Benefits over $100. According to the indictment, Morgan received almost $13,000 in SNAP benefits from September of 2010 through August of 2013 to which she was not entitled.

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

 

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Fired Glasgow officer appealing termination

The attorney of a Glasgow Police Department sergeant who was officially fired Wednesday said he and his client will appeal the decision in Barren Circuit Court. Glasgow Mayor Dick Doty, after deliberating for nine days after a disciplinary hearing, approved the recommendation of GPD Chief Guy Howie to terminate the employment of GPD Sgt. Michael "Mike" Burton, who has worked for the department since 2009. All of the charges, which are administrative in nature, not criminal, against Burton relate to his actions after he received a text message with a seminude photo of a female police officer in it.

 

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Area meetings for Monday night

There will be a Caverna High School Advisory Council (SBDM) Meeting on Monday, February 1st, in the high school library at 5:00 p.m. 

The Munfordville City Council will meet Monday night, February 1st, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.

 

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Florida man pleads guilty to local cigarette theft

A Florida man has admitted to stealing cigarettes from a Leitchfield warehouse. U. S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. Thursday announced the guilty plea, from a Miami resident to federal conspiracy and theft charges stemming from his participation in a warehouse burglary in Leitchfield in March 2011. In pleading guilty to the two count federal indictment, Ivan Romero, aka El Negro, 42, admitted he and others stole more than $1.5 million in cigarettes from the Coremark Cigarette Warehouse in Leitchfield.

 

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Victims identified in Adair County explosion

Kentucky State Police have identified the four victims killed Tuesday in an Adair County home explosion. Two of the bodies were recovered outside the residence and two were recovered from within the home, police said. State Police say the bodies are believed to be those of 60 year-old Mitchell Coomer, his wife, 52 year-old Lori Coomer, their granddaughter 1 year-old Kinley Rodgers and 32 year-old Steven Keltner. Investigators identified the victims from evidence recovered at the scene and from surviving witness, 34 year-old Jason Coomer, who was the son of Mitchell Coomer. State Police say Jason Coomer was in the basement on the opposite side of the home from where the explosion occurred and was able to make it out of the home with minor injuries. Investigators are trying to figure out what caused the blast.

 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Abundance of the Hart Food Bank this week

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank will be distributing food this week in the gym at Munfordville Baptist Church. The food bank will be held Thursday, January 28th, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, January 29th, from 8:00 a.m. until the food is gone.  You must be a resident of Hart County and meet the income eligibility guidelines and only one person per household can receive the food. Also, those 60 years of age and older can fill out an application for additional food from the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. For more information, contact Bro. Phillip Trent.

 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hart County boys defeated by Nelson County

In Tuesday night area high school basketball action:

Nelson County 62 to Hart County 58 - Hart County's Matthew Christie scored 20 points, Mason Gentry scored 12 points, both had 7 rebounds.

Hart County Raider boys will be on the road Friday night in a varsity only game taking on Portland Christian at 5:30 p.m. Join WLOC for live coverage of the game starting with the pre-game show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Benefit for Gary "Gravy" Green

A benefit for Gary "Gravy" Green will be held Saturday, January 30th, at North Jackson Elementary School. There will be a chili supper, live auction and cake walk with doors opening at 5:00 p.m. and the auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. Gary was diagnosed with cancer last year and is unable to work and has medical bills. All donations would be greatly appreciated. For more information, call Nikki at 270-404-6208 or Patricia at 270-404-1341.

 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

One dead, others missing in house explosion

Officials say one person has died and three are missing following a house explosion and fire in Adair County. Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Gregory said the explosion was reported around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday a few miles east of Columbia. The fire was still burning several hours later, and Gregory said no one was able to get inside the single-family home to search for others. Adair County Deputy Coroner Greg Mann said three other people live in the log house on M. Coomer Road and haven't been found. A state police arson investigator is on scene, along with the local fire department.

 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Magistrate Ricky Alvey files for State Senator

Current Hart County Magistrate from the 2nd District, Ricky Alvey, filed Tuesday for the office of State Senator. Tuesday, January 26, 2016 was the last day for candidates to file for the offices of State Senator, State Representative and U.S. Congressman.

Hart County is in the 5th Senatorial District which includes Breckinridge, Edmonson, Grayson, Hart, Larue and Meade counties. The current senator is Republican Carroll Gibson of Leitchfield, who did not file for re-election.

Alvey, who is a Democrat, will have Primary opposition from Democrat Leslie J. Stith of Guston, in Meade County.

Republican Stephen L. Meredith of Leitchfield in Grayson County has also filed for the State Senator position.

Hart County is in the 21st District for State Representative. Republican Bart Rowland, Tompkinsville, is the current State Representative and is the only person to file for this office. The 21st District includes Hardin, Hart, Metcalfe and Monroe.

In the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Hart County, current Republican Representative S. Brett Guthrie has filed for re-election.

The Primary Election is May 17, 2016 and the General Election is November 8, 2016.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Two people arrested in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Cave City man Wednesday afternoon around 4:00 p.m. Officer Martin charged 33 year-old James Shrum with Driving DUI Suspended License and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Officer Martin arrested a Louisville woman around 1:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Officer Martin charged 44 year-old Colien Stovall with Drug Paraphernalia possession, and Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Officer Martin was assisted by Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry. Shrum and Stovall were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hart County Boys hosts Nelson County tonight

Hart County Boys will host Nelson County tonight at 5:30 p.m. in a JV/Varsity game. Join WLOC for the live broadcast of the boys varsity game starting with the pre-game show around 6:30 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

4th & 5th Region All "A" Classic results

In the Girls 4th Region All "A" Classic:

Glasgow 71 - Metcalfe County 46

Monroe County 70 - Cumberland County 40

Championship

Glasgow 69 - Monroe County 63

Boys 4th Region All "A" Championship

Glasgow 47 - Todd County Central 45

5th Region All "A" Championship

Green County 76 - Fort Knox 37

 

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cave City Garbage pickup Wednesday

Cave City Garbage pickup will be this Wednesday. Please have your trash receptacle at the appropriate place for regular pickup.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

AAA shows gas prices falling

West Central Kentucky gas prices have fell 22 cents per gallon to $1.635/gallon, according to AAA East Central's Fuel Gauge report. The national average is $1.826. Last week's West Central Kentucky average price stood at $1.86, while the average price during the week of January 28th, 2014 was at $3.220. Average prices of unleaded self-serve gasoline locally: Bowling Green at $1.72, Elizabethtown at $1.53, and Louisville is at $1.62 per gallon.

 

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rep. Bell not seeking re-election

A member of the Kentucky House Democratic leadership team says he has decided not to seek re-election. State Rep. Johnny Bell's decision could complicate efforts by Democrats to hold their fragile House majority. The Glasgow Democrat said Monday he has business interests he needs to tend to at home. Bell serves as House majority whip, a role that includes rounding up votes for bills supported by Democratic House leadership. Due to recent departures and party switches, Democrats are clinging to a 50-46 advantage in the House, with four vacant seats. Special elections are scheduled for March 8th to fill those seats. Republicans have not held power in the House in nearly a century. Bell's announcement comes a day before the filing deadline for candidates to run in the primary and general elections this year.

 

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Monday, January 25, 2016

WLOC Western Caribbean Cruise set for September

Cruise from one sunny tropical isle to another in the glittering turquoise seas of the Western Caribbean. Carnival Paradise will depart from Tampa, Florida September 3rd and set sail for the Grand Cayman Islands and onto Cozumel, Mexico. Interior rooms start at $569 per person, while ocean view starts at $609 per person. Come, go along with WLOC on this Western Caribbean Cruise. Book your cabin today by contacting Platinum Travel at 502-425-2400 or visit the website at www.platinumtvl.com.

 

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Cave City woman arrested at Budget Inn

Cave City Police have made a felony drug arrest on a 29 year-old Cave City woman. police Sergeant Terrill Riley arrested 29 year-old Samantha J. Puckett, of cave City on Thursday evening. Sergeant Riley had responded to the Budget Inn with Social Services to do a welfare check on Puckett and her kids and possibly drugs in the room. After a brief investigation, Sergeant Riley was granted consent to search the room and located several prescription pills in Puckett's possession. Puckett was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree, prescription not in proper container, and tampering with physical evidence. Puckett was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Sergeant Riley was assisted on scene by Captain Chris Edwards and Chief Jeff Wright.

 

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Alabama female fugitives arrested

Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers have charged two Alabama females with being fugitives from another state after early morning traffic stop. On Friday, at approximately 4:00 a.m. EDST, KSP received information from KSP Post 3 in regards to a U-Haul truck that was northbound on I-65. The vehicle was thought to contain suspects that were wanted in connection to a robbery in Mobile, Alabama. Kentucky State Police Troopers Jonathan Coppersmith, Daniel Leonard and Hardin County Deputy Sheriff Jacob Duke stopped the vehicle on I-65 at the 90 mile marker. They were than able to take 21 year-old Jessica Harris and 24 year-old Sharike Sanders, both of Mobile, AL, into custody and place them under arrest without incident. both females were charged with being a fugitive from another state. Harris was also charged with operating on a suspended license and child restraint violations. Both subjects were lodged in the Hardin Co. Detention Center. Three children, ages 6, 4 and 1 month who were also in the vehicle, were placed into the custody of Social Services.

 

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Simpson County fatality on I-65

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a single vehicle accident Wednesday that resulted in a fatality near the 1 mile marker on I-65 in Simpson County. The preliminary investigation indicated that 71 year-old Phillip Deblock, of Flat Rock, Michigan, was traveling southbound on I-65 in the right lane when he went off the right shoulder of the roadway and struck several trees. Mr. Deblock was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife, Barbara Deblock (69), was transported to the Medical Center in Bowling Green for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Legislation filed for increase of minimum wage

House Speaker Greg Stumbo filed legislation today that would provide the first increase to Kentucky's minimum wage in nearly seven years. Under his House Bill 278, the state's minimum wage would rise in three steps, each less than a dollar a year, from the current $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour by July 2018.

Information compiled last year by the Legislative Research Commission, the General Assembly's administrative arm, found that about 391,000 Kentuckians earn less than $10.10 an hour. About 60,000 of those earn the minimum wage or less.

In addition to raising the minimum wage, Speaker Stumbo's bill also provides help to some of the state's smallest businesses currently exempt from the state's minimum wage law. The current limit of $95,000 in gross sales, which hasn't changed since 1976, would rise to $500,000 and would apply to retail stores, service industries, hotels and restaurants.

House Bill 278 has a gender-equity provision as well, to prohibit discrimination based on sex, race or national origin. This would apply in those industries dominated by a particular sex, race or national origin, and would allow wage differentials based on merit, seniority and productivity.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Winter Storm Warning issued for freezing rain and snow

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Winter Storm Warning for freezing rain and snow, which is in effect from 6:00 p.m. this evening to 6:00 a.m. Saturday.

*Timing... A wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow will develop late tonight. The wintry mix will change over to all snow Friday morning and continue through early Saturday morning.

*Main impacts...Ice accumulations of up to one quarter of an inch overnight will be possible before the wintry mix changes over to snow and snowfall accumulation of 5 to 9 inches will be possible through Saturday morning.

*Other impacts... In addition to the snowfall... gusty winds of 30 to 35 mph will be possible leading to severly reduced visibilities at times along with blowing and drifting of snow.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow...sleet...and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food an dwater in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tuesday night basketball scores

In girls action: Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Taylor County 59 to 46 with 4 Hart County players in double figures. Kelsey Adcock scored 19 points, Charity Burd scored 16 points, while, Mary Beth Scott had 11 points and Hannah Bruton scored 10 points. In boys action: the Hart County Boys were defeated by Taylor County 73 to 41 with John Shoulders scoring 17 points.

**Metcalfe County Basketball - tonight's game has been rescheduled for Friday night. Thursday night's game is on as scheduled. If both these are canceled, the make up games will be on Saturday (TBA).

Friday night, the Hart County Raider Boys will travel to Elizabethtown for a varsity game at 5:00. Join WLOC for the pregame show at 4:45 p.m. On Saturday, it's Raider homecoming as they take on Washington County at 5:00 p.m. WLOC will have play by play coverage of both games starting at 4:45 p.m. with the boys playing 1st.

 

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Abundance of the Hart Food Bank next week

Due to the road conditions in and around Hart County, From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank will not be distributing food this week in the gym at Munfordville Baptist Church. The food bank will be held next week, Thursday, January 28th, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, January 29th, from 8:00 a.m. until the food is gone at the Munfordville Baptist Church gym. You must be a resident of Hart County and meet the income eligibility guidelines and only one person per household can receive the food. Also, those 60 years of age and older can fill out an application for additional food from the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. For more information, contact Bro. Phillip Trent.

 

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Winter travel tip from Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police have some advice for people traveling during winter weather conditions. The agency says don't travel at all unless it's necessary when winter weather is in your area. If it's necessary, check road conditions by calling 511, drive slowly and wear your seat belt. Police say allow extra time, leave extra distance between vehicles because it's harder to stop on icy or snowy roads, clear all vehicle windows before starting out, turn on headlights, use caution on bridges and overpasses and avoid using cruise control. Before taking off, be sure your gas tank is full and cell phone is charged, take a blanket and let someone know your travel plans. if you're involved in a wreck, be patient because there may be additional requests for law enforcement. Try to move your vehicle out of the road if the wreck is minor.

 

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Semi crash SB I-65 at mm 61 in Hart County

A traffic advisory was issued Wednesday morning after a semi crash occurred on I-65 in the southbound lane at mile point 61, just south of Munfordville. Traffic was urged to consider an alternate southbound route well ahead of Exit 65 in Munfordville until around noon today. Also an increase of traffic reported on 31-W as travelers are detouring. Remember during inclement weather, slow down and allow extra space between your vehicle and others.

 

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

All "A" Classic basketball

In girls All "A" Regional action from Monday night:

Green County 73 - Caverna Lady Colonels 44 - Caverna's Madison Faulkner scored 15 points;.

In boys All "A" Regional action from Monday night:

Green County 86 - Caverna Boys 66 - Caverna's Mason Faulkner scored 30 points.

Hart County Boys and Lady Raiders will host Taylor County tonight in a boy/girl doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. WLOC will have play by play coverage of both games starting with the girls pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hart County Board of Ed Meeting

Hart County Board of Education will be meeting Thursday, January 21st, at the Central Office at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Glasgow sergeant disciplinary hearing

A disciplinary hearing was held Monday night as Glasgow police sergeant fought for his job. Glasgow Police Chief Guy Howie placed Sgt. Mike Burton, a six-year veteran of the Glasgow police Department, on unpaid leave and recommended him for termination January 5th on allegations that Burton violated standard operating procedures of the department. The alleged infractions include two counts of violation of the code of ethics, two counts of violation of conduct unbecoming a police officer an done count of sexual harassment. As part of the sexual harassment charge, he is also accused of creating a hostile work environment. Burton asked as a part of the Police Officer Bill of Rights to have Monday's disciplinary hearing in front of the entire Glasgow City Council. Instead, Mayor Dick Doty, who hired Howie, was the only elected official to hear the proceeding. After more than two hours of testimony from several police officers, Doty announced that he would render a final decision by the close of business Friday. Just weeks after returning from an active-duty military deployment, Burton was placed on leave as the result of an internal affairs investigation conducted by Capt. Tony Morgan. The investigation began after Burton is said to have received a cell phone screen shot of a partially nude female. That photo is alleged to be of a female police officer that was sent to the female officer's supervisor.

 

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Winter Weather Advisory issued Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, which is in effect from 3 AM to 6 PM Wednesday. The snow will begin before sunrise Wednesday. The bulk of the accumulations are expected between 6 AM and noon. Accumulations of 2 to 4 inches of snow are expected. The main impacts will be snow that will create hazardous road conditions, especially for the Wednesday morning commute. Expect travel difficulties and plan for delays in getting to your destination. Snow will quickly accumulate on road surfaces. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.

 

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today is a national holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All federal, state, and most local offices are closed. Post offices are closed and there will be no rural delivery of mail. Hart County Team Leadership is our guest today at WLOC. They will be reciting the famous speech "I have a dream."

 

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Monday, January 18, 2016

High School Basketball

The All "A" Region Tourney gets underway as the Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will travel to Green County tonight for the All "A" Region at 5:30 pm.  Join WLOC for the live broadcast of both games starting with the pregame show at 5:15 pm. 

 

Hart County boys and Lady Raiders will host Taylor County Tuesday night in a girl/boy doubleheader at 5:30 pm.  WLOC will have play by play coverage of both games starting with the girls pregame show at 5:15 pm.

 

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Hart County Chamber Luncheon Wednesday

Hart County Chamber of Commerce's Quarterly Luncheon will be held Wednesday, January 20th, at 12 noon at the Hart County Agriculture Center. Dennis Chaney, Public Health Director with Barren River District Health Department, will be the guest speaker. The event also includes a special presentation to United Way of Southern Kentucky. The cost is $12 per person which includes a luncheon buffet. For more information, call 270-524-2892.

 

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Low Income Families Could Get Heating Bill Help

Low income families can sign up for help paying their heating bills.  The crisis phase of the goverment's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, commonly known as LIHEAP, is open to families who face having their heat shut off.  To be eligible for assistance, a family's income has to be below 130 percent of the federal poverty level and they have to have a disconnect notice from their utility company, or if they heat with a bulk fuel, they have to be close to running out.  The program will last through March 31st or until all funds are expended.  Community Action has offices in all 120 counties.  For more information call  1-800-456-3452.

 

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Louisville Woman Arrested in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin charged 34 year-old Tiffany Dawn Seviour with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Disorderly Conduct 2nd degree and Theft by Deception (Shoplifting under $500). During the arrest, Officer Martin was made aware by KSP Post 3 that Mrs. Seviour had a bench warrant out of Jefferson Court for failure to appear to serve 180 days and another warrant out of Frankfort for Mandatory re-entry Supervision Violation warrant for felony offense. Mrs. Seviour was lodged in the Hart County Jail facing the current charges and on a complimentary hold for Jeffersonville.

 

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Weather System Moving in the Area

A weather system is likely to bring snowfall accumulations to the area late Tuesday night through Wednesday. Locally, 1/2" is possible. Another storm system may track through the region Thursday and Friday. And could bring a mixed bag of accumulating snow and winter weather to the region.

 

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Vine Grove woman dies in crash

A Vine Grove woman died Thursday morning when she was involved n a head-on collision on Joe Prather Highway, near the Hardin-Meade County line. Kentucky State Police said 51 year-old Melissa Cunningham was driving south on the highway when her vehicle was hit. Police said 41 year-old Christopher Simpson was driving north, but lost control of his vehicle and hit Cunningham's vehicle head-on in the southbound lanes. Cunningham was pronounced dead at the scene. Simpson was flown to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The road was closed for nearly six hours while crews investigated and cleaned up after the crash. The investigation into the crash continues.

 

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Friday, January 15, 2016

E-town man arrested for child pornography

44 year-old Albert D. Martinek, Jr. faces charges related to pssession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Martinek was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. Martinek is currently charged with 20 counts of possession and 20 counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Each charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison. Martinek was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY IN THE COURT ROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, BRO. BEN BENNINGFIELD, PASTOR OF LEITCHFIELD CROSSING BAPTIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

ROUTINE BUS. INCLUDED APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING, PAYING OF CLAIMS, ROAD REPORT, OCCUPATIONAL TAX REPORT, BUDGET TRANSFER #9, APPROVE JUDGE TO SIGN DEED WITH COMMUNITY ACTION, APPROVE TO LEASE MARLENE EVANS PROPERTY FOR 3 YEARS, APPROVE ELECTRICAL EASEMENT ON WADDELL LANE, AND JAIL REPORT GIVEN BY JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 160 IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER BERGENSON THEN PRESENTED THE COURT WITH 2 CHECKS TOTALING JUST OVER $17,284.

THE COURT ALSO APPROVED TO PURCHASE EM2016 CHEV TRUCK AT STATE CONTRACT PRICE AND APPLY FOR 50% REIMBURSEMENT. SOLID WASTE COORDINATOR KERRY MCDANIELS PRESENTED THE JAIL WITH A LITTER A BATEMENT GRANT CHECK FOR $32,000, APPROVED TO ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR ROAD DEPARTMENT SURPLUS EQUIPMENT, APPROVE AFFILIATION AGREEMENT WITH THE HART COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD, APPOINTED TODD TURLEY TO 3 YEAR TERM ON BOARD OF APPEALS, SOLD SURPLUS PROPERTY, APPROVED SALARY FOR CLERKS AND SHERIFFS OFFICE, APPROVED CLERKS AND SHERIFFS BUDGET, AND APPROVED TO ADVERTISE FOR FENCE FOR FRENCHMANS KNOB PROJECT. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY FEB. 11 AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Friday night area high school basketball

On Friday night, Caverna Boys and Lady Colonels will be on the road Friday night to take on Green County in a girl/boy doubleheader starting at 5:30 p.m. Hart County Boys and Lady Raiders will host Larue County Friday night in a girl/boy doubleheader beginning at 5:30 p.m. WLOC will be on the air at 5:15 p.m. for the pregame show. Metcalfe County will host Adair County in a girl/boy doubleheader at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Increased number of Whooping Cough in Ky

Kentucky health officials are reporting an increased number of whooping cough cases in the state. Health officials reported 87 cases between August and December of last year. Officials say the highly contagious respiratory disease is caused by bacteria. They say it is transmitted through respiratory droplets from sneezing, coughing or talking. Officials say the disease can be prevented by vaccination. They say whooping cough can be deadly for infants too young to have been fully vaccinated, so it's important for parents and caregivers of young children to be up-to-date on immunizations. Officials say a series of vaccines is available for children. Teens and adults should be protected with a booster.

 

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Fatality on I-65 north of Upton

One person was killed Tuesday afternoon on I-65 in Larue County. Kentucky State Police in Elizabethtown worked a fatality accident just North of Upton at approximately 2:36 p.m. EDST, 69 year-old Michael A. Williams, of Old Hickory, TN, was traveling south on I-65 at the 77 mm in a 2000 GMC pickup. For unknown reasons he lost control of his vehicle causing it to leave the roadway and strike a rock wall. 59 year-old Deborah L. Williams, of Old Hickory, TN, was a passenger in the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Larue County Coroner. Mr. Williams was transported to Hardin memorial Hospital by Airmethods with non-life threatening injuries. KSP was assisted at the scene by the Upton Fire Dept., Hardin County EMS, Airmethods and the Larue County Coroner.

 

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, January 14th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business will include: Approval of 2016Lease of Solid Waste Roll off truck, to purchase EM 2016 Chevy truck at State Contract price and to apply for 50% reimbursement, to advertise bids for fence on Frenchmans Knob project, to advertise for bids on road department surplus equipment and approve affiliation agreement with Hart County Rescue Squad.

 

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Juvenile inmate found dead in E-town cell

A 16 year-old female inmate has been found dead inside her cell at an Elizabethtown juvenile detention center. The News-Enterprise reports officials discovered the girl unresponsive in her cell Monday morning at Lincoln Village Youth Development and Regional Juvenile Detention Center. She was pronounced dead at the center. Kentucky State Police post 4 spokesman Jeff Gregory says officials are investigating the death an autopsy was planned. he says foul play is not suspected. no additional details have been provided.

 

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cave City woman arrested for meth

Horse Cave police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Cave City woman around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Officer Martin conducted a traffic stop on South Dixie Highway in the Horse Cave city limits. During the traffic stop, the front passenger appeared to be extremely nervous. Officer Martin asked the passenger, Veronica Wease, if she had anything illegal on her. Wease told the officer she was in possession of a large bag of meth. Wease was taken to Caverna Hospital for removal of the meth. She was then arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Glasgow attorney files for Judge position

Glasgow attorney Kathryn M. Thomas has filed to run for Barren/Metcalfe District Judge. Thomas is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Thomas, 38, was previously an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in barren & Metcalfe Counties. Since 2009, she has been in private practice. Thomas was featured in the South Central Kentucky Business Journal's "Breaking the Glass Ceiling" edition in September of 2009.

 

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I-65 death after single vehicle accident

One person was killed Tuesday on I-65 near Upton. Emergency personnel worked the scene of a single-vehicle wreck that left one person dead Tuesday afternoon in the southbound lanes of I-65 between mile-marker 76 and 77, just north of the Upton interchange. Crews from Upton, Sonora and Elizabethtown fire departments, Hardin County EMS, Kentucky State police and the LaRue County Coroner's Office responded. The collision required closure of the soughbound lanes. The name of the deceased has not been released. Southbound lanes were reopened at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Police asking for help to solve Horse Cave murder

Kentucky State Police are asking for help in solving a murder that happened 14 years ago. On January 12th, 2002, Arlene Grubbs had left his house on an ATV going to a hunting area in Horse Cave. When Grubbs didn't return home, a search party was sent out to search, ultimately discovering his body later on that evening. State Police say Grubbs died of a single gushot wound. No arrests were made in connection with the murder. Investigators from Post 3 Bowling Green are asking anyone with information regarding the murder of Arlene Grubbs to contact Detective Sergeant Tim Adams at 270-782-2010 or 1-800-222-5555. you may also e-mail timothy.adams@ky.gov.

 

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Borntreger waives extradition proceedings

Authorities say a Kentucky man who served as a minister in his Amish church has confessed to poisoning his wife in 2006 while living in rural Missouri. 39 year-old Samuel Borntreger, of Summer Shade, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Anna. Borntreger appeared before special District Court Judge Steve Hurt in Barren District Court on Monday afternoon, and waived extradition proceedings.

 

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Horse Cave City Council Meeting

Horse Cave resident Paul Grider announced to the Horse Cave City Council that the church he pastors has a purchase contract to acquire the Horse Cave Theatre building. The Way, founded a little over a year ago, is involved in local, regional and international outreach but has been temporarily meeting at the Cave City Convention Center. Grider explained that dual needs will be fulfilled by purchasing the building: The Way will find a permanent home for its 150 member congregation and the theatre will be resurrected and revitalized as a performing arts center to serve artists and the local community.

Brent Morrison, youth leader at The Way, also spoke to the council about the forthcoming purchase. Morrison was one of the actors who performed in what ended up being the last show before Horse Cave Theatre closed its doors three years ago. Both Grider and Morrison pointed to their experiences at the theatre in their youth as positively influencing the people they became as adults.

Grider and Morrison said they envision a return of theatre workshops, young performer’s productions, a short season of plays, musical events and community and school outreach and involvement. Grider said the stage would be available for both Christian as well as secular performances.

Grider said he expects the sale to take place in the next couple of weeks, although he added that it could take a while before necessary repairs and restoration are completed.

 

In other business, the council approved the purchase of a 4-wheel drive tractor for the maintenance department. Supervisor Jimmy Martin reported that his crew opened 57 gravesites and made 156 animal runs in 2015. The Maintenance department is building swing sets for Maple Street Park, improved lighting and layout in the Horse Cave Library and recently conducted a sweep of the city to issue warnings to residents leaving their animals outside during the extremely cold weather. Martin said the city has plenty of salt on hand for winter precipitation.

 

Police officer L.D. Martin told the council that the arrests the department made in December included 2 for assault, 10 for domestic violence, 8 for alcohol and 7 for methamphetamine as well as one Class A felony arrest for the sexual abuse of a child.

 

Fire Chief Donnie Parker reported that his department made 48 runs in December for a total of 513 for the year. Of those, 315 were medical runs and 12 were for structure fires. Parker stated that the fire which destroyed the southbound I-65 rest area was investigated by the state fire marshal and was determined to have been an electrical fire. The rest area not only provided relief services to travelers and parking for tractor trailers but distributed local and regional tourism information.

 

Mayor Randall Curry announced that the city has paid off the loan for the brush truck three years early and was on track to pay off the pumper truck at a considerable savings on interest.

 

Magistrate Ricky Alvey has arranged a meeting between Horse Cave officials and the Department of Fish and Wildlife to discuss what can be done about the buzzard roost in Horse Cave. The buzzards are a protected species and can be scared off with noise which only temporarily moves them from their roost.

 

The Council went into a brief closed session to discuss possible litigation but took no action.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Lawmaker proposes social media ban

A Campbellsville lawmaker has proposed a bill that would bar people from posting information identifying people involved in life-threatening events on social media for one hour. The Lexington Herald-Leader said the sponsor, Republican state Rep. John Carney, didn't respond to requests for comment Monday. Pulaski County Public Safety Director Tiger Robinson, who has spoken to Carney about the bill, told the newspaper it's meant to stop posts in real time about car crashes and other life-threatening incidents while officials respond to the scene. The bill would make exceptions for the news media, victims of the event and emergency responders at the event. First Amendment expert and Louisville lawyer Jon Fleischaker says he thinks the bill amounts to "prior restraint" and is unconstitutional. The bill proposes fines ranging from $20 to $100 per incident.

 

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Barren County man confesses to murder

A Barren County man has confessed to killing his wife in Missouri. On Sunday, the Barren County Sheriff's Office received a call that Samuel Borntreger wanted to speak with them. Borntreger of East Nobob Road told them he had poisoned his late wife nine years ago when they lived in Missouri. After deputies contacted law enforcement officers in Harrison County, Missouri, those officers issued a warrant for Borntreger's arrest. he is in the Barren County Jail on a charge of voluntary manslaughter. It is unclear, at this time, what prompted the admission from Borntreger.

 

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Local high school basketball action

Caverna Boys and Lady Colonels will be on the road tonight taking on Adair County in a girl/boy doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. Hart county Lady Raiders will travel to take on Central Hardin at 5:00 p.m. WLOC will have the live broadcast of the varsity game at 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, The Caverna Boys and Lady Colonels will host Larue County Tuesday night in a girl/boy doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. Hart County Boys will entertain Campbellsville at 5:30 p.m. in a JV/Varsity contest. Join WLOC and wloconline.com for play by play coverage beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Hart County Salvation Army meets Tuesday

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, January 12th, at noon at the Courthouse in Munfordville, to discuss upcoming projects.

 

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Funtown Mountain ordered to sell

A judge has ordered a carnival-themed amusement park in Cave City to be sold months after it was shut down due to code violations. The Glasgow Daily Times reports Barren County Circuit Judge John Alexander issued the ordered to sell Funtown Mountain as part of foreclosure proceedings. The attraction is owned by Louisville businessman Will Russell, who filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection as an individual in November. Russell opened the carnival-themed roadside attraction formerly known as Guntown Mountain in June after getting a loan from the Kentucky Tourism Department and raising money through a Kickstarter campaign. An attorney in the case, Emily Cowles, said parties are trying to schedule the sale for late February, but the master commissioner would set the date.

 

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Heat Energy Assistance Program

Monday marks the first day low-income families can sign up for help paying their heating bills. The crisis phase of the government's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, commonly known as LIHEAP, is open to families who face having their heat shut off. To be eligible for assistance, a family's income has to be at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty level and they have to have a disconnect notice from their utility company, or if they heat with a bulk fuel, they have to be close to running out. The program will last through March 31st or until all funds are expended. Community Action has offices in all 120 counties. For more information, call 800-456-3452.

 

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Hardin County burglary arrest

A Hardin County man has been arrested for burglary in Grayson County. On Tuesday around 3:00 a.m. police responded to a call about a suspicious person on Bank Street in Big Clifty. Police found 38 year-old Larry Waddell hiding in the area. An investigation revealed Waddell was planning to steal items from a local resident who had reported a burglary at his home two days earlier. Waddell was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking, with additional charges pending. He's now in the Grayson County Detention Center.

 

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Friday, January 8, 2016

One suspended; one fired at Glasgow Police Dept.

The Glasgow Police Department has suspended one employee and fired another based on disciplinary issues. The Glasgow Police Department released a statement Thursday saying effective January 5th, Officer Mike Burton has been suspended without pay. The statement adds the suspension is pending the outcome of disciplinary proceedings in front of the Glasgow City Council. Glasgow Police also fired a civilian employee Tuesday.  Julie Anne Williams had served as the department's Public Affairs Officer since 2011. Police said they won't release any further comment on the disciplinary action. Both moves were made by new Glasgow Police Chief Guy Howie who was hired in August.\

 

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Two drug arrests in Barren County

At approximately 11:12pm, Deputy Eric Bull responded to 2010 Poplar Springs Road in reference to serving a warrant. While there, he observed a female subject hide a piece of aluminum foil containing suspected methamphetamine in a drawer. A search warrant was obtained for the residence and Deputy Bull located a bag of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, a handgun, along with several items of drug paraphernalia. Deputy Bull arrested Robert J. Woodcock 44 of Glasgow, along with Michelle R. Nuckols 41 also of Glasgow. Woodcock was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 3rd or more offense (meth); Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Drug Paraphernalia Possession. Nuckols was charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence; Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (meth), and Drug Paraphernalia Possession. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hart County takes on Caverna Friday

Caverna will host Hart County Friday night in a girl/boy double header at Caverna. Listen to WLOC and wloconline.com for play by play coverage of both games starting at 5:15 p.m. with the pregame show. And Caverna plays Doss at Fairdale Saturday at 10:00 a.m. WLOC will have the live broadcast beginning with the pregame show at 9:45 a.m.

 

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Riley files for election in 23rd district

Steve Riley, who served for 31 years as a teacher, coach, and principal at Barren County High School announced that he filed to seek election to the 23rd District of the Kentucky House of Representatives. The 23rd District includes all of Barren County and part of Warren County. Riley is running as a Republican for the seat currently held by Incumbent Democratic Majority Whip Rep. Johnny Bell. Another Republican, Freddie Joe Wilkerson has also filed to run.

 

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Second court appearance for Allen County man

An Allen County man charged with murder made his second court appearance in Allen County Wednesday morning for what was supposed to be his preliminary hearing. Instead, Tommy Mulhall and his lawyer, Patrick Roemer waived the hearing, and now the case will be heard by a grand jury. Scottsville Police said Mulhall came to their station the night of Christmas Eve and admitted to killing Stuart Hearell, then led them to where he was buried. Hearell had been missing since Thanksgiving. Mulhall is charged with Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence. If a grand jury decides to indict Mulhall, his case will be in Circuit Court from this point forward.

 

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Several arrests in Cave City

Cave City Police Sergeant Terrill Riley Arrested 29 year old Brandon Crenshaw, of Glasgow, on Tuesday evening. Sergeant Riley observed Crenshaw on North 9th Street with a equipment violation. After a brief investigation Sergeant Riley was able to determine that Crenshaw was under the influence of drugs. Crenshaw was arrested and charged with no tail lights, improper display of registration plates, failure of owner to maintain insurance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, terroristic threatening 3rd degree, and resisting arrest. Crenshaw was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

Sergeant Riley also arrested 34 year old Jason Neatherton and 26 year old Takeisha Pascual of Glasgow on Tuesday evening. Sergeant had been working a theft case at Mammoth Liquor that took place on 12-26-2015 and after a investigation Riley was able to determine that Neatherton and Pascual was suspects in the case. After a brief interview with Neatherton and Pascual they both were arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking shoplifting under $ 500.00. Both Neatherton and Pascual were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Area high school basketball scores

In area high school basketball from Tuesday night:

Boys:

Adair County 82 - Thomas Nelson 68

Bowling Green 49 - Barren County 39

Caverna 63 - Bethlehem 46

Cumberland County 69 - Metcalfe County 49

Edmonson County 81 - Monroe County 72

Glasgow 64 - Allen County-Scottsville 58

LaRue County 64 - Campbellsville 58

Hart County 56 - Green County 54 -  Hart County's Matthew Christie scored 16 points with 4 players in double figures, Green County's Dominique Compton scored 29 points.

 

Girls:

Adair County 74 - Larue County 58

Allen County-Scottsville 53 - Glasgow 38

Green County 73 - Hart County 35 -  Green County's Myra Schrems scored 18 points, Hart County's Kelsey Adcock scored 8 points.

Metcalfe County 54 - Cumberland County 52

Bowling Green 49 - Barren County 39

 

Hart County and Caverna will play Friday night in a girl/boy double header at Caverna. Listen to wloc and wloconline.com for play by play coverage of both games starting at 5:15 p.m. with the pregame show.  Metcalfe County Hornet and Lady Hornets will travel to Clinton County Friday night for a girl/boy doubleheader at 6:00 p.m. 

Caverna will play Doss at Fairdale Saturday at 10:00 a.m. WLOC will have complete coverage of the game starting with the pregame show at 9:45 a.m.  The Lady Hornets of Metcalfe County will play Saturday at Russell County.

 

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Tractor trailer fire I-65 Northbound

Crews have been continuing to work a tractor-trailer fire at the 102 mm I-65 northbound. The right and middle lanes were blocked by the Hardin County Sheriff's Office early this morning.  The fire department was also on the scene.

 

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tuesday night highschool basketball

The Caverna Boys will play Bethlehem at home at 5:30 p.m. in a JV/Varsity contest.  Hart County Lady Raiders and Hart County Boys will host Green County Tuesday night in a girl/boy double header at 5:30 p.m. WLOC will have live coverage of both games starting with the pre-game show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Munfordville City Council Meeting

Munfordville City Council met on Monday, January 1st, 2016. Approval was given for the Minutes and Monthly bills. Reports were heard from the Fire Department and Police Department.  In new business, a request was made for a streetlight at the corner of Skyline Drive and Hunting Trail. After a brief discussion, the council decided they would look into it further and report back at the February meeting.

 

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Boat ramp at Houchin Ferry temporarily closed

The boat ramp at Houchin Ferry is temporarily closed because of river mud. The mud was left behind when Green River receded. Park staff have barricaded the launch area, but the Houchin Ferry Campground and picnic area are open. The boat ramp will reopen as soon as park staff can clear the ramp of mud.

 

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Russellville police searching for 2 thieves

Russellville Police are asking for your help in finding two alleged thieves. Officers say at around 4 a.m. last Tuesday, Dec. 29th, two unidentified African American men entered the Russellville Walmart, and stole approximately 29 Apple IPads. The two men then left in a tan or gold Dodge or Chrysler mini-van, with a sizeable dent on the left side. Anyone with any other information about the theft, is asked to call the Russellville Police Department at 270-726-7669.

 

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Glasgow man arrested in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer David Graves arrested a Glasgow man at 5:00 a.m. Friday morning. Officer Graves charged 54 year-old Donald Huddleston with Alcohol Intoxication 1st Offense, and Disorderly Conduct. Huddleston was lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Franklin woman killed in Barren County

The Barren County Sheriff's Department says 31 year-old Stephanie C. Hume was traveling west on Burkesville Road around 10:00 a.m. Monday when she lost control of her car, and hit a pickup driven by 33 year-old Eric Britt, of Glasgow, head-on. Britt was taken to T. J. Samson Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Hume was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Funtown Mountain is now in foreclosure

South Central Bank and the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority (KTDFA) have filed suit against Land of Tomorrow, the LLC that actually bought the Cave City property to recoup money they lent to finance the purchase of the Guntown Mountain amusement park in Cave City. Will Russell, the face of Land of Tomorrow Productions LLC, has filed bankruptcy in connection with the amusement park.  Previously, the two plaintiffs had wanted to consolidate the two suits, but that motion was withdrawn Monday in Barren Circuit Court. An attorney representing South Central Bank said that her client felt that was not in their best interest to consolidate, but they would like to sell both properties on the same day with the master commissioner's sale.

 

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

I-65 rest area temporarily closed due to fire

A Travel Advisory is in effect for I-65 in Hart County at mile point 59/60. An overnight fire has caused major damage to the Southbound Rest Area. The blaze was reported just after 2:00 a.m. local time. The rest area is closed until further notice. Local fire crews from Horse Cave and Kentucky State Police fire investigation units are still on scene. More information will be given when it becomes available.

 

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Caverna High SBDM Meeting tonight

There will be a Caverna High School Advisory Council (SBDM) Meeting on Monday, January 4th, in the high school library at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Two injured in Barren County

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 out of Bowling Green responded to a single vehicle injury collision New Years Day on Oil Well Road in Barren County KSP believes that 26 year-old Brandon Netherton, of Glasgow, was traveling southbound when he failed to round the curve, went off the road and flipped the car. Netherton was transported from the scene by the Barren-Metcalfe EMS to T. J. Samson Community Hospital where he was treated and released for treatment of his injuries. His passenger, 30 year-old Jeremy Terry, of Glasgow, was ejected in the collision and was flown by helicopter from the scene by Air Methods to the University of Louisville Hospital where he is listed in critical, but stable, condition. Police say neither were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident and alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Hardyville teen killed in auto accident

Kentucky State Police say 17 year-old Brett Robertson was driving southbound on Hammonsville Road on New Years Eve when he failed to negotiate a curve and went of the shoulder of the road and struck several trees. Robertson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County Coroner's Office. He was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

 

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Glasgow teen faces sex charges

18 year-old Wesley Nathan Holman was arrested Wednesday at 205 Marion Drive in Glasgow. According to the Glasgow Police Department, Holman faces several charges including unlawful transaction with a minor second degree, prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure minor, use of a minor under 16 in a sex performance, possession/view matter portraying sexual performance by minor and distribution obscene matter to minors. Holman is in the Barren County Jail on a $20,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Shooting investigation in Barren County

On Tuesday night at approximately 7:03pm, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a male subject shot at 1673 Oil City Road. Deputies responded to the residence and located a male subject, 81 year-old Russell Wagers inside the residence covered in blood. Wagers was involved in a physical altercation with his son David A. Wagers 35, who was located at a neighbor’s house. Both subjects had sustained non-life threatening injuries during the physical altercation where a handgun was allegedly used, however it was later determined that neither had sustained a gunshot wound. Russell Wagers was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of his injuries. David Wagers was taken to T. J. Sampson hospital for treatment of his injuries and was later released. David Wagers was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd degree- Domestic Violence. He was lodged in the Barren County Corrections Center. BCSO was assisted on scene by the Glasgow Police Department, Constable Wes Kinslow, Barren Metcalfe EMS, and the South Barren Fire Department.

 

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Interim Principal appointed for Munfordville Elementary School

At the December 17th board meeting, the Hart County Board of Education approved the revision of some job descriptions based on the upcoming retirement of the district finance officer. As a result, Tonya Howard, principal at Munfordville Elementary School transferred to the position of Federal Programs Coordinator.  The Munfordville Elementary School Site-Based Decision Making Council requested that Superintendent Ricky Line appoint an interim principal to serve the school while the council begins the process of selecting a new principal.  Mrs. Debbie Fowler, an instructional supervisor for the school system, has been appointed as interim principal and will be assisted by Mrs. Angela Frank, also an instructional supervisor for the district.  Mrs. Fowler, Mrs. Frank, and the SBDM Council encourage parents, staff, and community members to fully participate in the site-based decision making process.  The SBDM council meets on the second Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. Upcoming regular meeting dates include January 14th, February 11th, March 10th, April 14th and May 12th.

 

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Caverna Hospital becomes Medical Center

Caverna Memorial Hospital, which has served the residents of Hart and surrounding counties since 1967, will become The Medical Center at Caverna effective January 1. The Medical Center at Caverna will continue to operate as a 25-bed, not-for-profit critical access hospital and provide needed access to healthcare for area residents. On August 24th, The Medical Center and Caverna Memorial Hospital announced that the boards of directors for both hospitals agreed to the acquisition. The Medical Center is a 337-bed, not-for-profit regional referral hospital located in Bowling Green. With the addition of The Medical Center at Caverna to its family of hospitals, Commonwealth Health Corporation (CHC), the parent company of The Medical Center, no operates five acute care hospitals in South Central Kentucky including The Medical Centers at Bowling Green, Scottsville, and Franklin and Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital. CHC employs over 3,300 healthcare workers with a medical staff that includes over 300 physicians.

 

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sobriety check points for New Year's Eve

Local police departments will be out in greater numbers on New Year's Eve 2015 to conduct sobriety check points at various locations from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. or later. The check points will be conducted at or near 31E, Hwy 1297, Hwy 68-80 and Hwy 90. The police departments encourage everyone to drive safely and have a sober driver if you intend on drinking alcohol during holiday celebrations.

 

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Man pleads not guilty in homicide crash

The man Kentucky State Police say drove drunk and crashed, killing four people and an unborn child, has pleaded not guilty. Multiple media outlets report troopers charged 40 year-old Jason Gibson on Thursday with four counts of murder and fetal homicide, among other charges. Gibson entered a not guilty plea Monday.  Kentucky State Police say Gibson was driving under the influence when his car crossed the center line and hit another car along the Hal Rogers Parkway. Judy Pennington-Adams, her pregnant daughter Tiffany, Tiffany's son Kyson and family friend Charlene Lewis were all killed in the crash. Gibson will be back in court Jan. 4th for a preliminary hearing.

 

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Man confesses to murder of missing man

A man has been charged after confessing to killing a missing person. Officials said Stuart Hearell was  reported missing on November 26th from Cornerstone Manor. Around 8 p.m. Thursday, authorities said Tommy Mulhall went to the Scottsville Police Department and said he killed Hearell around the Thanksgiving holiday. Mulhall also admitted to burying Hearell in a shallow grave on a property in the 600 block of Cartertown Spur Road. Officials confirmed a mound of dirt was found and the victim's body was located. Mulhall has been charged with first degree murder and tampering with evidence. He was booked into the Allen County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Lady Colonels in Christmas Tourney

The Caverna Lady Colonels will be on the road in the Allen County-Scottsville Christmas Tourney through Wednesday, December 30th. On Monday night, Madison Southern defeated the Caverna Lady Colonels 59 to 34.

 

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Marker Dedication for Michael Burd

Munfordville Tourism Commission invites the public to join them today at 4:00 p.m. at Munfordville Elementary School for a Marker dedication for Michael Burd. Tourism Executive Director Coni Sheppard will host a Reception at the Old Munford Inn. Come join the Munfordville Tourism Commission as they continue to promote the accomplishments of Munfordville High School and Munfordville Elementary School graduates.

 

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Three arrested Sunday in Horse Cave

Three people were arrested Sunday by Horse Cave Police. Officer David Graves arrested 41 year-old Christopher Wright with Trafficking in a Methamphetamine 1st Offense over two grams and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Officer Graves was assisted by Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin serving Wright with a Barren County Warrant for Assault 4th Degree (minor injury).  Wright was ordered to serve 5 days in Barren County Jail or pay a fine.  Officer L. D. Martin served two arrest warrants Sunday afternoon. Officer Marin arrested 25 year-old Britney Harper, of Edmonton, on Monroe and Barren County warrants. 25 year-old Joshua Adams, of Cave City, was served with a Hart County Bench warrant after allegedly being involved in a motor vehicle accident with no insurance. All were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond or transport.

 

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuesday high school basketball tournament

In Tuesday's high school basketball action in the Boys Lindsey Wilson College Classic:

1st game - Greenwood 57  Hart County 47

2nd game - Allen County 62  Hart County 58 - Hart County's Mason Gentry scored 24 points and Josh Shoulders scored 14 points.

 

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Glendale woman dies in rollover crash

An Elizabethtown woman died Tuesday morning in a rollover crash on Interstate 65 in Hardin County. Around 9:05 a.m. 21 year-old Lynnsey Nicole Johnson was driving north of the 96 mile-marker on I-65 in a 2004 Chevrolet when she lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons. Kentucky State Police Post 4 spokesman Jeff Gregory said Johnson left the roadway and struck a guardrail before her vehicle spun back into the northbound lanes into the path of a 2016 Kenworth tractor-trailer driven by 55 year-old Gary M. Nixon, of Chester Gap, VA. The semi struck Johnson's vehicle, which then slid across lanes of traffic and into a cable barrier. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County Coroner's Office. Nixon did not sustain any injuries. KSP is continuing to investigate the crash.

 

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Transportation worker killed in crash

A state transportation worker has been killed in a crash that also injured a co-worker on a bridge in southern Kentucky. State police say a trailer attached to a vehicle on US 31 East in Allen County came loose Tuesday and hit an oncoming pickup truck. The truck spun out of control and hit two workers doing maintenance on the Bays Creek Bridge. Titus Morris, a 34 year-old equipment operator in Allen County, died of injuries in the crash. Another worker, Jeffrey Harrison, suffered non-life threatening injuries. Morris was a 15 year-year employee of the cabinet. Harrison started working for the cabinet in 2006.

 

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

60 year-old arrested for sexual abuse

A sexual abuse complaint has led to the arrest of a 60 year-old man. Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested a Horse Cave man around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. Police were dispatched to a residence in the limits of Horse Cave to investigate a sexual abuse complaint of a minor. The victim's mother described physical sexual contact between a 60 year-old male and her young female daughter. The perpetrator admitted to several sexual acts with a female under the age of 12. Chief Henry charged 60 year-old Ernest England with Sexual Abuse 1st degree (minor under 12), Sodomy 1st degree (child under 12 years old). England was taken to Caverna Hospital with complaints of chest pain for evaluation then on to the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Glasgow woman arrested in Cave City

Cave City Police Sergeant Terrill Riley arrested 25 year old Raven Barlow of Glasgow on Sunday evening. Sergeant Riley observed Barlow driving on South Dixie HWY while texting on her phone. After a brief investigation Sergeant Riley was able to determine that Barlow was under the influence of alcohol. Barlow was arrested and charged with communication device violation, improper display of registration plates, open alcohol container in motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense. Barlow was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Friday night area high school basketball

In Friday night girls action:

Larue County 70 - Larue's Presley Brown scored 16 points

Caverna 61 - Caverna's Madison Faulkner scored 32 points

Barren County over Russellville 49 to 47

Monroe County over Glasgow 55 to 45

 

In Friday night boys action:

Caverna 65 to Larue County 62 - Caverna's Mason Faulkner scored 34 points, Larue's Cameron Dawson scored 22 points.

Barren County 62 to Russellville 49

Monroe County 85 to Glasgow 47

Edmonson County defeated Thomas Nelson 70 to 50

Green County over Campbellsville 69 to 61

 

In Saturday's action:

In the Girls Hart County Classic:

Hart County 50 - Louisville Brown 23 - Hart County Charity Burd scored 13 points, Hannah Bruton scored 8 points, 11 rebounds, Mary Beth Scott scored 10 points, 7 rebounds.

Butler County 52 - Hart County 51 - Hart County Charity Burd 13 scored 13 points with Hannah Bruton scoring 11 points.

McClean County 59 to Metcalfe County 44

Thomas Nelson 61 over Caverna 54.

In the McDonalds Classic - Clay County 73 to Larue County 45.

Saturday in boys action - McD Hoopin It Up Classic

Rockcastle County 70 to Hart County 40

Green County 68 to Thomas Nelson 46.

 

Metcalfe County Boys are playing in the Clinton County Tournament, The Lady Hornets will be in the Owensboro Tournament.

The Caverna Boys will be on the road tonight through Wednesday in the Warren East Pre Christmas Tourney.

Hart County Boys will continue playing at Adair County Monday night at 6:30 p.m. WLOC will have the live broadcast at 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, the Lady Colonels will host Barren County in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:00 p.m. The varsity game will begin around 6:15 p.m.

Hart County Boys will play Greenwood in the Adair County Tournament Tuesday morning at 10:15 a.m. WLOC will have the live broadcast beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Pleasant Valley Baptist Church program will be aired right after the game.

Hart County Boys will play again Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. WLOC will have the live coverage at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Area high school basketball action

In Thursday night high school basketball action, in the girls - Bardstown defeated the Hart County Lady Raiders 63 to 35. Hart County's Kelsey Adcock scored 10 points and 5 rebounds, Hannah Bruton scored 12 points and 6 rebounds.

 

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Carey named Extreme Cowboy World Champion

During the Extreme Cowboy Association World Championship competition held in Hamilton, TX, recently, Cave City native Lucas Carey was named Novice Extreme Cowboy World Champion. This designation was based on accumulated points riding in four events at the competition. Lucas' first time as an event contender, and the age of his horse, put them in the Novice Category. Lucas competed against 200 riders at the event. Lucas was introduced to horse racing competition by his father, Ricky Carey, who is active in the American Competition Trail Horse Association. Lucas and his father Ricky are closely associated with the Jesse James Riding Stables located at Kentucky Action Park in Cave City, owned by Mary Lou Carey.

 

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY IN THE COURT ROOM.  AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER BRO.  RONNIE BLAIR PASTOR OF BONNIEVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED APPROVING THE MINUTES  OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING, PAYING OF BILLS, BUDGET TRANSFER #8, APPROVE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH BRADD, RESOLUTION FOR SOAR GRANT, MAGISTRATES REQUEST, ROAD REPORT, and JAIL REPORT BY JAILER ISRAEL BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 162 IN THE COUNTY JAIL.  JAILER BERGENSON ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH 2 CHECKS TOTALING JUST OVER $6,653.

THE COURT MADE APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS COMMITTEE’S OF THE COUNTY: GARLAND COTTRELL, CARLA WUERTZER TO A 4 YEAR TERM TO THE INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE, GREG SWEET A 2 YEAR TERM TO THE 109 BOARD, BRAD SMITH A 2 YEAR TERM TO THE AMBULANCE BOARD, DR. ANN HEMMER, ED KIRLEY, DR. PANDAYA, DR JASON SMITH, DR. CLEM NICHOLS, AND GARY GARDNER A 2 YEAR TERM TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT BOARD. THE COURT ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF KENNY RUSSELL FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION. THE COURT APPROVED THE BID OF $56,609 WITH TRADE IN FOR A NEW BACKHOE FROM WILSON EQUIPMENT OF E-TOWN.  THE COURT ALSO APPROVED THE HOLIDAY CALENDAR FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEES AND APPROVED TO CORRECT THE LENGTH OF KNOB HILL ROAD FROM .348 TO .479.

 THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016 IN THE COURTROOM.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Area high school basketball games

The Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will play a girl/boy doubleheader Friday night at Larue County starting at 5:30 p.m. Listen to WLOC for live coverage of the games starting at 5:15 p.m. with the pregame show. 

On Saturday, the Lady Colonels will host Thomas Nelson in a JV/Varsity contest at 3:30 p.m.  The Lady Hornets will be on the road in the Glasgow Show Case.

The Hart County Lady Raiders will play Brown at 10:00 a.m. and Butler County at 2:00 p.m. Saturday.  WLOC will have live coverage of both games starting at 9:45 a.m. with the pregame show.

Hart County Boys will take on Rockcastle County at Adair County Saturday at 2:45 p.m.

 

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Annual Bonnieville Community Christmas Dinner

The 6th Annual Bonnieville Community Christmas Dinner will be held on Christmas Day at the Bonnieville Firehouse from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The meal will be served to residents of Bonnieville, Upton, Munfordville, Cub Run and the Horse Cave areas and will be delivering to the sick and shut-ins only. Donations are needed such as:  cash, corn, turkeys, hams, dressing, mac & cheese, fried apples, green beans, rolls, canned drinks, cranberry sauce and any desserts. Donation can be delivered to or picked up by Betty Bowman 270-531-3265 or Tawana Bowman 270-528-1680. Items can also be mailed to the attention of: Betty Bowman, P. O. Box 106, Bonnieville, KY 42713.

 

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Metcalfe County Grand Jury Indictments

A recent session of the Metcalfe County Grand Jury has returned three indictments:

49 year-old Donald Wayne Bowen, of Glasgow, and 38 year-old Oliver Bratcher, of Summer Shade, were both included on a single indictment. Bowen was indicted on eleven separate counts of Forgery 1st degree and one count of Possession of a Forgery Device. Bratcher was indicted on eleven separate counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument. According to the indictment, the charges stem from the pair counterfeiting money, specifically $20 bills in late November of this year. Bail amount for each has been set at $10,000 cash.

22 year-old Cody Kevin Ray Norris, of Summer Shade, was indicted on three counts: Unlawful Distribution of a Meth Precursor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana. Bail amount was set at $5,000 cash.

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

 

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Two drug arrests in Hart County

The Kentucky State Police, along with the Munfordville Police Department responded to 2495 N. Jackson Hwy in Canmer to investigate information obtained about possible drug activity. Through investigation an indoor hydroponic marijuana grow was located in a hidden room of the basement containing 45 marijuana plants. Trooper Justin Rountree arrested Jordan Shirley and Frances Nimmo, both were charged with Enhanced Possession of Marijuana, Enhanced Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess and Enhanced Cultivation of Marijuana, 5 or more plants, 1st offense. Shirley and Nimmo were lodged in the Hart County Jail. Trooper Rountree was assisted at the scene by Trooper Timmy Jewell, Trooper Briston Smith and Officer Eli Dennis.