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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lady Raiders win over Campbellsville

In Wednesday night high school basketball action. In the girls: Hart County Lady Raiders defeated Campbellsville 64 to 44. Hart County Charity Burd scored 33 points (7  3-pointers).  In Friday night high school basketball: Caverna Boys hosts Larue County in a JV/Varsity match-up starting at 5:30 p.m. You can hear the broadcast of the varsity game on 99.1 beginning at 6:45 p.m.  The Hart County Raider Boys will host Portland Christian in a JV/Varsity contest at 6:30 p.m.  WLOC will have complete coverage of the varsity boys game.

 

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Munfordville City Council meeting

The Munfordville City Council will meet Monday, February 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.

 

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bonnieville man arrested for traffic violations

A Bonnieville man was arrested Thursday morning by Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin. Officer Martin charged 29 year-old Nedrick

Briscoe Rowlett with Careless Driving, Improper Equipment, Failure to Produce Proof of Insurance, and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs 1st Offense (aggravating circumstances).  Rowlett was lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Assault arrest in Horse Cave

A Horse Cave man has been arrested after Horse Cave Police responded to a residence on Walnut Street Wednesday.  Officer James Roberts met with the female victim, who had reportedly went to the hospital after suffering injuries from an assault.  Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry charged 37 year-old Jeffrey Sampson with Assault 2nd degree domestic violence and lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

All "A" State Tournament resumes Friday

---The Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Bath County 50-39 Wednesday in the first round of the Touchstone Energy All "A" Classic in Frankfort. The Lady Colonels take on Owensboro Catholic Friday morning in the second round at 7:30 a.m. c.s.t.  Join WLOC and wloconline.com for live coverage of the Lady Colonel game starting around 7:10 a.m.  WLOC swap shop and Celebration to the King will immediately follow the game.

Other first round games include:

Leslie County 56 University Heights 46

Owensboro Catholic 63 Harlan 47

Bracken County 66 East Ridge 63 (overtime)

Murray 65 Presentation 20

Holy Cross 70 Danville 35

Clinton County 47 Sayre 28

Gallatin County 57 Kentucky Country Day 32

Friday:

Clinton County - vs. Holy Cross - 10:00 AM

Leslie County - vs. Murray - 11:30 AM

The Boys All "A" State Tournament gets underway today.

Elliott County vs.Kentucky Country Day - 1PM

Campbellsville - vs.Shelby Valley - 5PM

Owen County - vs.Augusta - 6:30PM

Monroe County - vs.Murray - 8PM

Williamsburg - vs.Danville - 9:30PM

 

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Eastview woman returns home safe

An Eastview woman is now home - safe and sound.  The Hardin County Sheriff's Office alerted the public Wednesday asking for help in locating 63 year-old Patty Helm, who suffers from serious medical conditions.  Ms. Helm left her residence on Meeting Creek Road Wednesday morning in a Toyota 4Runner. She returned home unharmed Thursday.

 

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

High school basketball scores from Tuesday

In girls action:  Nelson County defeated Hart County Lady Raiders 72 to 22. Hart County's Charity Burd scored 10 points, Adair County over Taylor County 64 to 44, Logan County defeated Barren County 56 to 35.  In boys action:  Nelson County defeated Hart County Boys 55 to 54, Hart County's Mason Gentry scored 22 points, Barren County defeated Logan County 79 to 55, Larue County over Glasgow 68 to 47 and Taylor County over Adair County 84 to 49.

 

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Lady Colonels advance in All "A"

The Lady Colonels of Caverna defeated Bath County in the 1st round of the Touchstone Energy All "A" Classic Girls Statewide Tournament

in Frankfort.  Final Score = Lady Cols - 50 to Bath Co. - 39.  Caverna's Cierra Waggoner scored 18 points and Madison Faulkner scored 16 points. The Lady Colonels will now move into the next round Friday morning bright and early at 7:30 taking on Owensboro Catholic.  Join WLOC and wloconline.com for live coverage beginning at 7:15 a.m.

 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

KSP raising money for two charities

The Kentucky State Police has partnered with Man O’ War Harley-Davidson® and the Calipari Foundation in an effort to raise money for two great causes.  With the purchase of a $10 ticket, fans will be entered into a raffle to win the ultimate University of Kentucky basketball motorcycle signed by Coach John Calipari. The one of a kind bike created by Man O’ War Harley Davidson in Lexington, features custom wheels and a custom paint job, V/H Big Shot true dual exhaust with fish tail end caps, extended saddle bags, custom mirrors and handle bars, and is loaded with chrome and a blue LED light kit. The raffle will take place April 9 at 3 p.m. at the Man O’ War Harley-Davidson and will benefit both The Calipari Foundation and The Trooper Project , with proceeds being split equally between the two charities. Harley-Davidson has invested approximately $50,000 into the bike, and collectors say the bike could be worth $200,000. Fans can buy raffle tickets at the Man O’ War Harley-Davidson® in Lexington, every Kentucky State Police post and headquarters, Kentucky State Police driver testing branches in Lexington and Louisville, and before every home UK men’s basketball game at the Lexington Center by the escalators in the food court. Raffle tickets are also available online at the CoachCalBike.com website.

 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Suspicious item is hoax at police station

Glasgow Police say suspicious item found on the on the roof of the police station turned out to be a hoax. The discovery came after employees were complaining about a heavy gasoline aroma inside of the building.  Kentucky State Police and Military Explosive Ordinance Division drove from Louisville and Frankfort to investigate the contents of the item.  The "suspicious item" turned out to be Christmas cards, paper, batteries, and a clock (to mimic a timer) all tied together to emulate an explosive.  It still isn't confirmed how the suspicious item was placed on the roof, but GPD says there are cameras surrounding the building.  Glasgow Police say they are not at liberty to disclose any other information at this time.  ATF and Glasgow Police are working together in this investigation.

 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tompkinsville woman arrested for infant's injury

A Monroe County woman has been arrested and charged with Criminal Abuse 1st Degree.  36-year-old Elizabeth W. Jones, of Tompkinsville was arrested on Wednesday, January 21, and is lodged in the Monroe County Jail.  Detective Mike Dubree investigated the complaint in which a 7-month-old infant sustained serious head trauma while being left in Jones care at her residence.  The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Train/car fatal collision in Hart County

An Upton man is dead after his vehicle was struck by a train in Hart County.  On Monday Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to the rail road crossing on Walnut Grove School Road in Bonnieville for an injury collision involving a vehicle versus a train.

The preliminary investigation indicates that John Schafer (61), of Upton, was heading westbound on Walnut Grove School Road when the 1981 Chevrolet El Camino he was operating became disabled on the tracks for an unknown reason and he was unable to avoid being struck by a northbound CSX train. Schafer was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County Coroner. Schafer was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision and it is unknown if alcohol was a factor.  The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Trooper First Class Timmy Jewell.

 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bowling Green man sought by police

Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green is requesting that anyone with information on the location of Dylean J Clark (21), of Bowling Green, to contact Post. Clark is wanted in reference to an Assault that occurred in Edmonson County in September of 2014. Clark was indicted for two counts of Assault 1st degree that resulted from the investigation. Please contact Detective Matt Cardwell, with the Kentucky State Police, at (270)782-2010 with any information in regards to his whereabouts.

 

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Semi fire leads to two arrests

An Arrest was Made involving a Semi Fire that occurred Tuesday.  The Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to R. Crump Road in reference to a semi truck on fire. After arriving it was determined that the fire was intentionally set, and the truck was a total loss. On Sunday, BCSO Deputy Eric Bull arrested 18 year-old Eli Troyer, of Park City, along with 31 year-old Ephraim Troyer, also of Park City, and charged both with Criminal Mischief 1st Degree. They were both lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Caverna Lady Colonels head to State Tournament

The Lady Colonels of Caverna are heading to the Girls All "A" State Tournament in Frankfort after a 64 - 63 win over Green County in the finals Friday night at Bardstown.  WLOC will have the broadcast of Caverna & Bath County this Wednesday morning at 8:45 a.m. on WLOC and wloconline.com.  Should the Lady Colonels win Wednesday, they will advance to the 2nd round which will be played Friday morning at 7:00 a.m.

 

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Raider basketball action Tuesday night

The Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider boys will travel to Nelson County Tuesday night for a girl/boy double header.  Join WLOC and wloconline.com for play by play coverage of both games starting with the pregame show at 4:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 26, 2015

School Choice Week starts today

In Kentucky and across America this week, there will be 95 school choice events across the Bluegrass State. The events are part of National School Choice Week, which will feature 11,082 events across America - the largest celebration of educational opportunity in US history. School Choice Week events in Kentucky include open houses, information sessions, policy roundtable discussions and more - planned by schools organizations, homeschool groups and individuals. The goal of the events is to inform parents about the K-12 education options available for their children, while raising awareness of the benefits providing families with a variety of different options for their children's education. Kentucky cities with the most events include Louisville (29), Lexington (7), and Bowling Green (3). For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com or www.facebook.com/schoolchoiceweek.

 

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Glasgow man sought by sheriff's office

The Barren County Sheriff's Office is looking for 51 year-old George R. Abney, Sr, of Glasgow. He is wanted in reference to two active warrants.  The Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone with information of Abney's whereabouts to please contact the Barren County Sheriff's Office at 270-651-2771 or the tip line at 270-646-8771. 

 

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Munfordville couple arrested in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a Munfordville couple around 11:00 p.m. Saturday night.  Officer Roberts charged 24 year-old Roger Dale Miller with No Registration, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Officer Roberts also charged the passenger 20 year-old Raconna Marie Texter with Public intoxication in a public place 1st offense (unidentified Controlled Substance).  Texter was also from Munfordville, both Miller and Texter were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Fire investigations in Grayson County

Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown and The State Fire Marshal’s Office have been requested to investigate several fires in the Big Clifty area of Grayson Co. since September 25, 2014. On December 30, 2014 both agencies were notified by Chief Bob Williams of the East Grayson VFD of seven separate fire related calls. The fire scenes include 3 field fires as well as 4 structure fires. The investigations are in preliminary stages and no criminal activity has been determined at this time. Anyone with information in relation to these fires please contact KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078 or The Ky. State Fire Marshal’s Office at 1-800-27-ARSON.

 

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Colonels and Hart County DH Saturday

The Caverna Colonels will entertain Allen County - Scottsville Saturday at 6:00 p.m. in a JV/Varsity contest. The Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider boys will be on the road Saturday afternoon taking on Washington County in a girl/boy double header. WLOC will be on the air with live coverage of both games starting at 4:45 p.m.

 

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Horse Cave Police Arrests

Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a Horse Cave man Wednesday night, charging 36 year-old Michael Chesser with Criminal Mischief 3rd degree and Disorderly Conduct 1st degree. Horse Cave Officer James Roberts arrested a Cave City man Thursday night, charging 28 year-old Winston Coats with No Tail Lights, and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs. Both men were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Bullitt County man accepts plea deal

A Bullitt County man has accepted a plea deal in the death of his niece, who disappeared from her driveway more than 15 years ago.  The Courier-Journal reports 56 year-old Stanley Dishon entered an Alford plea Thursday to first-degree manslaughter in the 1999 death of 1 year-old Jessica Dishon. In an Alford plea, a defendant doesn't admit guilt but acknowledges there is sufficient evidence for conviction. He was originally charged with murder.  WLKY-TV said the prosecution recommended a 20 year-old sentence. Sentencing is in March.  A retired judge mediated the agreement between Bullitt County prosecutor Mike Ferguson and Dishon's attorney, Melanie Foote Hollingsworth.  A neighbor was charged with killing Dishon in 2001 but was freed a couple of years later when a judge declared a mistrial, and charges were dismissed.

 

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Shoplifters arrested at Wal-Mart

Glasgow Police arrested several people last week on shoplifting charges at Wal-Mart.  Friday, Robert Billy Braxton Jones, of Fountain Run, was arrested by Officer Greer. Officer Fletcher arrested 29 year old Stephanie Bell of Glasgow and on Saturday 37 year old Elizabeth Wiley of Cave City. Saturday Officer Houchens arrested 24 year old Dusty Westmoreland of Summer Shade. All four were charged with one count of THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING. 

Two other individuals detained at Wal-Mart for shoplifting now face additional charges. A Summer Shade woman will now face a drug charge after attempting to shoplift less than $40 worth of merchandise. After Officer Houchens placed 40 year old Annetta Canales-Lopez under arrest, four white pills were located inside her purse. The pills were identified as Percocet and Canales-Lopez admitted the pills belonged to her father. Canales-Lopez will face one count of THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING and one count of POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE.  Officer Judd located three small baggies containing a white powdery substance in the possession of 29 year old Jason Smith of Edmonton. Smith identified the substance as methamphetamine. Smith has been charged with THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING, RESISTING ARREST, TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE and POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lady Colonels advance to the finals

In the All "A" Classic 5th Region at Bardstown Wednesday night, the Caverna Lady Colonels beat Bethlehem 57 to 37. Caverna's Madison Faulkner scored 22 points and Cierra Wagner scored 17 points.  The Lady Colonels will be playing in the finals Friday night at 6:40 p.m. against Green County. WLOC will have live coverage of the Lady Colonels game, you may also listen at wloconline.com.   In the boys, Bethlehem defeated Caverna 70 to 59, with Caverna's Devin Paul scoring 15 points and Mason Faulkner scoring 12 points.  The boys will play first Friday night as Bethlehem takes on Campbellsville.

In the 4th Region All "A" Classic Girls: Clinton County defeated Cumberland County 58 to 40, while Glasgow defeated Monroe County 67 to 62. In the boys: Monroe County will play Glasgow tonight at 6:00 p.m. and Clinton County will play Cumberland County at 7:45 p.m.

 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act

Congressman Brett Guthrie voted yesterday in support of H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act.

Guthrie said "Across the country, utility bills are rising, in part due to outdated and insufficient infrastructure that carries our energy resources and by streamlining the rules for our federal permitting process, we can ensure that natural gas is flowing to consumers more quickly and safely.”

H.R. 161 will amend the Natural Gas Act so that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) must approve or deny any pipeline construction project within 12 months of receiving the project’s completed application. The bill will also require any other agency responsible for issuing a federal permit to approve or deny the required certificate within 90 days of FERC issuing its final environmental review of the project. This bill mirrors legislation from the previous Congress, which passed with bipartisan support.

 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kentucky failing tobacco control laws

Kentucky receives straight F’s in tobacco control initiatives again this year.  The 13th annual American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control 2015” report evaluates states and the federal government on the tobacco control laws and policies to reduce smoking rates, protect all Americans from secondhand smoke by 2019 and Ultimately eliminate death and disease caused by tobacco use.  Kentucky leads the nation in smoking and lung cancer.  The American Lung Association is part of Smoke-Free Kentucky; a coalition of health and business organizations working to pass legislation to make a real impact on the health of Kentuckians by reducing the amount of exposure to secondhand smoke in public places and workplaces.  State Rep. Susan Westrom (D-Lexington) has introduced HB 145 to prohibit smoking in public places and places of employment statewide. Nearly identical bills have been introduced for the past four years, but not one has made it to a floor vote in either chamber.

 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Senator Wendell Ford has died

Former Kentucky Governor and four-term U. S. Senator Wendell Ford, from Owensboro, has died at age 90. WHAS reported Ford's death Thursday morning.  He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2014.  Ford served 24 years in the U. S. Senate and was governor from 1971 to 1974. He was the first person in Kentucky history to be elected lieutenant governor, governor and U. S. senator.

 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hardy indicted in Pryor's death

A Warren County Grand Jury has indicted Michael Hardy in the death of Jeremy Pryor. According to court documents, the grand jury indicted Hardy on a murder charge, three counts of wanton endangerment, criminal mischief, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.

Bowling Green police say Hardy crashed into 32-year-old Jeremy Pryor at the corner of Smallhouse Road and Lois Lane back in November. Pryor died at the scene. Hardy suffered minor injuries, and was taken to the hospital. An arraignment date has not yet been set.

 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Metcalfe County teens found safe

Two missing Metcalfe County boys have been found and are safe. Yesterday Edmonton Police were looking Justin Layne Whitsett and Gregorio Lopez.  Last night police reported that the two 13 year old boys were located safe and sound.  No other details were released.

 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Minor snow accumulations expected

Minor snow accumulations will be possible across portions of South Central and Eastern Kentucky Friday evening into Friday night as a storm system tracks through the area. The locations with the best chance to see these light accumulations will be along and south of a line from Bowling Green to Lexington.

 

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

All "A" Tournament continues

In the Girls 5th Region All "A" Tournament : Taylor County defeated Hart County 76 to 46 with Charity Burd and Mary Beth Scott scoring 10 points each.  In other girls action:  Green County over Campbellsville 61 to 41, Adair County 55 to Marion County 37, Barren County defeated Central Hardin 60 to 38, Meade County over Fairdale 48 to 29.  In the Boys 5th Region All "A" Tournament: Taylor County defeated Hart County 78 to 57, Hart County's Caleb Bunnell scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Marion County defeated Adair County 67 to 55.

Tonight: Caverna Boys and Lady Colonels will play at Bethlehem in the semi-finals. The boys game begins at 5:00 p.m. WLOC will be broadcasting both games live starting at 4:45 p.m.  The winners of these games will advance to Friday night finals.

 

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I-65 South reduced to one lane today

Interstate 65 Southbound will be reduced to one lane today as crews repair pavement between mile points 86 (Glendale) and 81 (Sonora). The right lane and shoulders will be closed. Work is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. and should be completed by the end of the day. Southbound delays will be possible. Motorists may wish to seek an alternate route such as US 31W. Commercial thru traffic may wish to use the Western Kentucky Parkway (Exit 91) to the Natcher Parkway and rejoin I-65 in Bowling Green.

 

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tax scam phone calls

Authorities report scams continue to sweep through south central Kentucky this tax season. In regards to the tax scam, the IRS never make phone calls, if the IRS does contact you, it will be by mail and will be postmarked with a return address. They will also provide you social security number.  Barren County Sheriff Kent Keen said another scam circulating around is a caller claiming to represent Farmers RECC requesting payment of a past due bill. Farmers RECC will not contact you by phone. The Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce Office has been informed that once again an out-of-town map company is selling advertising for a Metcalfe County map. The local chamber is not endorsing this project. The local office has a plentiful supply of FREE Metcalfe Maps to distribute to those who need them. When this supply runs low, someone from the Chamber Office will contact local businesses about a low cost ad on the map.

 

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Barn lumber thefts in Barren County

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating several thefts of Barn lumber. Over the last couple of weeks, subjects have been going around the county taking the siding off of barns. It is believed the thefts are occurring during night time hours but may also be happening in the late afternoon. Barns sitting off the roadway out of sight of houses are being targeted.  The Barren County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone with any information pertaining to these thefts to please contact them at 270-651-2771. You can also call the tip line at 270-646-8771.

 

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

4th and 5th Region All "A" Classic underway

In Monday night high school basketball action in the 4th Region:  Glasgow girls defeated Metcalfe County 55 to 37, while Clinton COunty defeated Todd County Central 70 to 43, in the boys 4th Region: Clinton County over Todd County Central 79 to 43, while Glasgow defeated Metcalfe County 64 to 50.  In the All "A" Classic 5th Region Girls, Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Ft. Knox 75 to 29, Caverna's Madison Faulkner scored 20 points, Cierra Wagner had 18 points, and Andrea Davis scored 13 points. In the Boys: Caverna defeated Ft. Knox 69 to 49 with Caverna's Mason Faulkner scoring 33 points and had 22 rebounds.

The 5th Region All "A" semi-finals will be held tonight as Campbellsville takes on Green County at Bethlehem in Bardstown at 5:00 p.m.  The Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will travel tonight to take on Taylor County in a girl/boy double header starting at 5:00 p.m. Join WLOC and wloconline.com for live play by play coverage of both games starting with the pregame show at 4:45 p.m.  Caverna Boys and Lady Colonels will play Bethlehem Wednesday night in the semi-finals. The boys game begins at 5:00 p.m. followed with the girls at 6:30 p.m. WLOC will have live coverage of the games staring at 4:45 p.m.  The winners of these games will advance to the finals Friday night.

 

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Veteran Intake Event at Cub Run

A Veteran Informational meeting with Federal, State and Local Officials and Congressional Representatives from Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul and Congressman Brett Guthrie's Offices will be at the Cub Run Elementary School Wednesday, January 21st at the Cub Run Elementary School.  This meeting is for Military Veterans and/or family members who have questions about benefits available to veterans.

 

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Hart County Chamber quarterly luncheon

Hart County Chamber of Commerce's Quarterly Luncheon will be Wednesday, January 21st, at 12 noon, at the Hart County Ag Center at Rowletts.  Guest speakers include: Judge Executive Terry Martin, Mayor Randall Curry, Mayor John Freeman and Mayor Denis Edwards.  They will address city and county plans and goals for 2015.  The cost is $12 per person, which includes a luncheon buffet.  For reservations, call the Chamber office at 270-524-2892.

 

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Trash pickup running one day behind

Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Monday, Hart County Solid Waste will have trash pickup running 1 day behind and Friday's trash will be picked up on Friday afternoon.

 

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Mobile home fire in Bowling Green

Bowling Green firefighters say a mobile home is a total loss and several pets died after an overnight fire. Around 12:30 Monday morning, the homeowner who was at the emergency room got a call from a neighbor that her trailer at Hillview Mobile Home Park on Nashville Road was on fire. Firefighters say when they got there, about 30% of the trailer was engulfed in flames and it took about seven minutes to put it out. Authorities say two men and twelve animals lived in the home. The men and two pets were rescued, while the rest died in the fire. The fire is still under investigation.

 

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Cadets graduate from police academy

The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 69 new troopers at ceremonies held on Friday in Frankfort. The new troopers are part of the agency’s 92nd cadet class. They started a 23-week training cycle on August 3, 2014 in a class that consisted of 110 cadets. Forty-one resigned during the weeks of mental and physical challenges that followed. Locally, Bartley Weaver from Glasgow, will be assigned to Post 3 in Bowling Green. Michael Murray of Munfordville will be heading to Post 8 in Morehead.

 

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Teens to be extradited back to Kentucky

A Kentucky sheriff says a teenager suspected of embarking on a crime spree across the South with his 13 year-old girlfriend just wants to come home. 18 year-old Dalton Hayes will make his first court appearance today in the Florida Panhandle. Hayes was being held yesterday in the Bay County Jail on a charge of custodial interference. Hayes and his 13 year-old girlfriend, Cheyenne Phillips, were arrested without incident before dawn Sunday in Panama City Beach. The two had eluded police in several states while raising alarm. Norman Chaffins, the sheriff of Grayson County, where the teens live, says the teens should be extradited back to Kentucky by the end of the week.

 

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Stolen vehicle leads to 2 arrests

On Saturday, Kentucky State Police received a call of an unoccupied vehicle that appeared to been have wrecked and was blocking the roadway on Old Greenhill Road. Dustin Ashbrook (28), of Miamisburg, OH and Jeremy Norman(34) of Centerville, OH were located in the area and were transported to the Bowling Green Medical Center by Medcom for injuries they sustained in the collision. During the investigation it was discovered that the vehicle, a 2006 Kia SUV, was entered as a stolen vehicle out of Ohio. Both subjects were treated and released from the Bowling Green Medical Center, where they were arrested and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. Ashbrook was charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Driving Under the Influence, Operating on a Suspended Operators License, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Norman was charged with Receiving Stolen Property.

 

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Glasgow man charged in drive-by shooting

A Glasgow man has been arrested today in connection with a drive-by shooting that Sunday Janaury 11th. Jason D. Fields, 38, was arrested at his home by Glasgow Police Department officers and was taken to the Barren County Detention Center, where he is being held on a $10,000 bond. Fields is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence in reference to the shooting on Dripping Springs Road. No one was injured, but a round fired from the exterior of the home went through a wall and narrowly missed a sleeping child. A second shooting occurred Sunday night on Beckton Road in Barren County, but the sheriff's office does not have enough evidence to link Fields to that incident. The sheriff's office is now investigating the two shootings as possibly unrelated events.

 

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Glasgow man killed in accident

A Glasgow man is dead after losing control of his motorcycle in Barren County and hitting a guardrail. Police say Christopher Mesker, 37, of Glasgow was driving north on Scottsville Road Saturday afternoon when he lost control of his Harley Davidson near the intersection of Narrows Road. Police said Mesker was trying to make a quick stop for a car that was in front of him. Mesker then hit a guardrail on the right shoulder of the road. He was taken to T. J. Samson Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived.

 

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Two weekend arrests in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a Horse Cave man around 6:00 p.m. Saturday night.  Officer Roberts charged 36 year-old John Rogers Ray III with Menacing, Resisting Arrest, Assault 4th degree and Disorderly Conduct 2nd degree.  Officer Roberts arrived on scene to find Ray in a very heated argument with two females.  Ray disregarded the officer's instructions, walking aggressively toward the offer.  Officer Roberts detained Ray until assistance arrived with Troopers White and Chambers.  Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Horse Cave man around 8:00 p.m. Friday night. Officer Martin charged 19 year-old Jordan Caleb Morrison with Criminal Trespassing 2nd degree.  Both men were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, January 16, 2015

District Rivalry night for Caverna and Hart County

The Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will host Green County Friday night in a girl/boy double header starting at 5:30 p.m.  The Hart County Lady Raiders and Hart County Boys will travel to take on Larue County in a girl/boy double header. You can listen to the play by play

coverage on WLOC and wloconline.com. starting at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Munfordville man arrested by sheriff

Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley has arrested a 44 year-old Munfordville man. On Wednesday, Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley was traveling south on Ky 571 and met a vehicle traveling north in the southbound lane. After avoiding a head on collision and stopping the vehicle, Sheriff Hensley arrested Scott Alan Walters, 301 Crump Road, Munfordville, charging him with no registration plate, operating a motor vehicle under influence alcohol/drugs 2nd offense and reckless driving. Walters was lodged in the Hart County Jail and later released on a $750 cash bond.

 

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Arrests made in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer Larry Dale Martin arrested a Glasgow man around 9:00 a.m. Friday night.  Officer Martin charged 26 year-old Anthony Jerae Grinter with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, and trafficking in a controlled substance 1st offense. Officer Martin was assisted by Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry and K-9 Charlie.  Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Rockwood Tennessee man around 1:00 a.m. Monday morning. Officer Martin charged 28 year-old Bradley Ray Wells with Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree (on foot), Assault 3rd degree (police officer), carrying a concealed deadly weapon and persistent felony offender.  Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a Glasgow man around 4:00 p.m. Monday. Officer Roberts charged 27 year-old Casey Douglas Wright with Drug Paraphernalia Possession, and  Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs 1st offense. Officer Roberts also arrested the passenger 21 year-old Joshua Benningfield on minor drug charges and a Barren County Bench warrant. All three men were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Murder investigation in Lebanon Junction

Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating a murder that occurred in Lebanon Junction.  On Thursday, Austin Allen (18) of Lebanon Junction entered a residence at 247 Walnut St.  For unknown reasons, Allen shot Tina J. Zamora, age 37 with a handgun that he had stolen from a nearby residence earlier in the day.  Austin Allen was restrained by witnesses until Police arrived a short time later and took him into custody.  Tina Zamora was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bullitt Co. Coroner’s Office. An autopsy is scheduled today at the State Medical Examiner’s Office.  Austin Allen was lodged in the Bullitt Co. Det Ctr. and was charged with Burglary 1st and Murder.

 

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURT ROOM.  AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING, BRO. JOHN SMITH PASTOR OF MUNFORDVILLE BAPTIST OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED: APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING, PAYING OF CLAIMS, ROAD REPORT AND BUDGET TRANSFER.  JAIL REPORT WAS GIVEN BY JAILER BROWN BERGERSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 162 IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER BERGERSON ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH CHECKS TOTALING JUST OVER $48,000.  THE COURT THEN APPROVED A 4 YEAR CONTRACT FOR THE PRISONERS PHONE PROGRAM.  OTHER BUSINESS INCLUDED: THE REPORT FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS FOR THE YEAR. THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS REPORTED THEY WERE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE FIRE DUES ORDINANCE. THEY STATED THAT INSURANCE RATES FOR SOME CITIZENS HAVE GONE DOWN BECAUSE OF IMPROVED ISO RATINGS. THE INSURANCE HAS GONE DOWN BECAUSE OF NEW SUBSTATIONS FOR CUB RUN AND PRICEVILLE, NEW BRUSH TRUCKS, BETTER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, MORE FIRE HYDRANTS INSTALLED, AND REPAIRING FIRE HOUSES.

THE COURT APPROVED KIDDS COMMUNICATIONS BID OF $32,900 FOR WIRELESS MICS, CLERKS CLAIM FOR PREPARING TAX BILLS, AFFILIATION AGREEMENT WITH HART COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD, REAPPOINTMENT OF DIANE CHOATE TO EXTENSION BOARD, APPOINTMENT OF BARBARA KESSLER TO EXTENSION BOARD, DECLARED SURPLUS SALE OF REPEATER

EQUIPMENT TO METCALFE AND EDMONSON COUNTY, APPROVED JUDGE TO SIGN RESOLUTION FOR LEASE OF SOLID WASTE ROLL OFF TRUCK, MAGISTRATES REQUEST, AND CANCELING THE FEB. 5TH AND 19TH MEETING OF THE COURT, APPROVED THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING FOR THURSDAY, FEB. 12TH, AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURT ROOM.

 

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Accident with injury on Hiseville Road

At approximately 7:17pm Wednesday evening the Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident with injury at the intersection of Hiseville Road and Coral Hill Halfway Road. Kenneth J. Wilson 38, of Edmonton, was operating his 1994 Buick Roadmaster and was attempting to make a left turn onto Hiseville Road. When Wilson made the turn, he pulled into the path of a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu operated by Charles A. Compton 24 of Edmonton. The vehicles collided head on in the intersection and came to a stop. Wilson, along with a passenger in his vehicle was taken to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Compton along with three other passengers in his vehicle was also taken to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. A fifth passenger in Compton’s vehicle, Shelby N. Horton 18, of Edmonton, was flown from the scene by helicopter to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident. Her condition is unknown at this time.

 

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Drug tip leads to arrest in Cave City

Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 27 year old Aaron Smith of Glasgow on Tuesday night. Officer Riley received a tip of possible drug activity at Sleep Inn in Cave City. Upon Officer Riley arriving at the motel he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from Smith's room. After making contact with Smith consent to search was given by Smith. After a brief search and investigation Smith was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substances2nd degree, possession of a controlled substances 3rd degree, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and prescription not in proper container. Smith was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Officer Riley was asst. by Barren County Constable Patrick Poynter.

 

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fatal collision in Adair County

KSP is investigating a fatal collision in Adair County. Tpr. Kenny Brown reports the collision occurred Wednesday afternoon, 2.5 miles east of Columbia. 38-year-old Bryan Harvey, of Columbia and 40-year-old Ina Copley, of Russell Springs were traveling east on KY 206 in a Toyota SUV. The SUV traveled off the shoulder causing the driver to lose control and travel over an embankment. Both were ejected from the car due to not wearing a seatbelt. Harvey was airlifted to to University of Louisville Hospital where he is in critical condition. Copley was pronounced dead at Westlake Regional Hospital by the Adair County Coroner. It is unclear as to who was operating the vehicle and alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor. Tpr. Brown was assisted at the scene by the Adair County Sheriff's Department, Fire, EMS and Rescue. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Glasgow man arrested for counterfeit bills

Glasgow Police have made an arrest after investigating a report of counterfeit bills being passed at Wal-Mart. On Friday, 27 year old Jeremy S. Rhinehart, of Grinstead Court in Glasgow admitted to Officers he had attempted to pass three $10 bills, but burned them once he had gotten back to his residence. Rhinehart gave Officers permission to search his residence, yielding resume paper and shards of paper with currency markings on them in the trash. A counterfeit bill was also seized along with wadded up bills made with the resume paper.  Rhinehart was arrested and charged with TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, FORGERY 1ST DEGREE and CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A FORGED INSTRUMENT 1ST DEGREE.

 

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Phone scam uses FRECC as a front

On Wednesday, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a new scam that is affecting our area. Someone is calling local businesses and residents saying they represent Farmers RECC. They are advising that a debt is owed to them and are requesting that payment is made. The number they may be calling from is 866-978-0275. This is neither a representative nor an affiliate of Farmers RECC. If you are contacted in reference to this scam, please notify the Barren County Sheriff’s Office at 270-651-2771.

 

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Two arrested on drugs in Cave City

Two men were arrested in Cave City Tuesday evening on drug charges.  Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 25 year old Andrew Bates and 23 year old Nicholas Moulder both of Cave City. Officer Riley received a tip that Bates was at EP Terry Apartments and had an out standing warrant on him from Hart County.  Upon arriving at the apartment, he could smell a strong odor of marijuana. Moulder gave Officer Riley consent to search the apartment. After a search, Riley located what appeared to be marijuana, and also a three year old child inside the apartment where Bates and Moulder were smoking the marijuana. Bates was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and on the Hart County warrant. Moulder was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a minor. Both Bates and Moulder were lodged in the Barren County Correction Facility.

 

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hart County Fiscal Court and Board of Ed Meetings

The Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.  New business includes: Approving Affiliation Agreement with Hart County Rescue Squad, approve Extension Board Appointments and Approve to declare surplus in repeater equipment to sell to another government entity.  Also, the Hart County Board of Education will meet Thursday, January 15th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office.

 

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

School meal programs look for sponsors

A program that provides snacks and nutritious meals to children during months schools aren't in session is looking for sponsors. The Kentucky Department of Education says school districts; non-profit organizations, including churches and faith-based organizations; and government entities may participate in the Summer Food Service Program.

 

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Horse Cave man arrested on drug charges

A Horse Cave man has been arrested on drug charges. Hart County Deputy Sheriff Caleb Butler on Tuesday arrested 46 year-old James McKinley, 6714 Lonoke Road, Horse Cave, on a Hart County Indictment Warrant for the charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense and being a Persistent Felony Offender, 1st. McKinley was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond.

 

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Green County man killed in morning crash

A one-vehicle accident occurred on US 68 in Green County early Wednesday morning. The site of the fatal crash was near the 7 mile marker, prompting transportation officials to close that area of US 68 for a couple of hours. 32 year-old Ricky Greer, of Green County, was killed in the fatal collision.  Motorists were urged to detour on back roads or travel by Hwy 218. 

 

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Snow showers and flurries in the forecast

A fast  moving upper level disturbance will move through the region on Thursday. This feature will bring a chance of snow showers and snow flurries to the region.  After Tuesday night's precipitation mixed with below freezing temperatures, school officials decided to cancel classes for Wednesday, due to slick road conditions in Metcalfe County, as well as other surrounding counties.  Also, some schools were on a 1 to 2 hour delay.

 

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Police searching for two Grayson County teens

State Police are looking for two Grayson County teens wanted on several charges.  On Saturday, January 3, 13 year old Cheyenne Phillips of Clarkson was reported missing by her father. Phillips is approximately 5'1" and weighs approximately 100 lbs. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes. She is believed to be in the company of 18-year-old, Dalton Hayes. Hayes is a white male, 5'10", approximately 175-180 lbs. He has a blonde burr haircut and hazel eyes. Phillips is entered as a missing juvenile and Hayes is wanted for Custodial Interference along with other charges. Both are suspects in at least two felony auto thefts as well as other crimes. It is imperative that these two be located and apprehended as their behavior is becoming increasingly brazen and dangerous. Both have managed to flee police on at least two occasions. If anyone encounters these two they are encouraged to immediately call 9-1-1 with their location and any description they may provide. The last vehicle they were possibly in was a red 2006 Toyota Tacoma extended cab 4WD. However, they may have parked that one and stolen another vehicle.

 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Area High School basketball

In girls high school basketball action from Monday, Adair County defeated Caverna Lady Colonels 60 to 48, Central Hardin over Hart County 52 to 48, Hart County's Charity Burd scored 23 points.  Tonight: Hart County Lady Raiders will host South Warren at 5:30 in a JV/Varsity contest.  Warren East will play Barren at 6:00 p.m. and Green County girls will play Taylor County at 6:30 p.m.  In boys action:  the Caverna Boys defeated Adair County 54 to 45.  Tonight: Hart County will be at Campbellsville at 6:30 p.m. Join WLOC and wloconline.com for the boys varsity game beginning around 6:15 p.m.  Larue County will be at Adair County at 7:00 p.m. Green County at Taylor County at 8:00 p.m. and Glasgow at Warren Central at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Food Bank Commodity Program

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

 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Salvation Army Service Unit Meeting

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet today at noon at the Courthouse in Munfordville. They will discuss the red kettle campaign.

 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

KSP Operation R.A.I.D. underway

Kentucky State Police have started a new initiative aimed at cracking down on aggressive, impaired and distracted driving. The effort, known as Operation R.A.I.D., began Sunday and continues until Jan. 24th. State police officials say the statewide effort is aimed at reducing collisions and loss of life. Officials say each KSP post will utilize specific data indicating where the majority of crashes occurred, the cause of the crashes and times when the crashes occurred. Based on that data, posts will increase enforcement efforts in those targeted zones for all passenger and commercial vehicles.

 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Horse Cave City Council Meeting

The Horse Cave City council met Monday night and unanimously passed a resolution authorizing Mayor Randall Curry to refinance the $519,000 loan with Citizen’s First Bank to pay for the new firehouse. The City has 15 years to pay back the loan, with the first payment of $3800 due next month.

The Council also approved the re-appointment of Larry Jewel to the 109 Board. This board oversees the garbage and recycling service for Hart County.

Pat Ross was appointed to serve as Acting Mayor in the event that Mayor Curry is incapacitated or otherwise unable to carry out his duties.

 

Police Chief Shawn Henry gave a summary of the department’s activities for the month of December which included responding to 16 non-injury accidents, making 3 arrests for public intoxication and 5 for DUI, writing 38 speeding tickets, responding to 2 incidents of domestic violence and 2 incidents of fleeing from an officer. The Horse Cave Police also made 16 drug arrests and issued 11 citations for seat belt violations.

Chief Henry also reported that the Horse Cave Police Department had received the Governor’s Award for the number of DUI arrests from a department having 10 officers or fewer.

He announced that each Officer recently completed his shooting range certification.

Chief Henry updated the Council on the late-December theft of tools and a truck from the maintenance department by a former maintenance employee. Donald Douglas Chappell was indicted by the Hart County Grand Jury for the theft last week. Henry explained that the truck and some of the other stolen items have been recovered. A detailed list of the remaining items has been submitted to the city’s insurance company.

Council member David Lindsey said the owner of the Convenience Stop at the intersection of 31-W and Main Street was concerned about vehicles that were cutting through his parking lot to avoid the stop light. Chief Henry said he and his department were issuing citations for “avoiding a traffic control device,” when they observed this unsafe behavior. Henry also suggested that the store’s owner needs to display larger “No Thru Traffic” signs.

 

Fire Chief Donnie Parker reported that the Horse Cave Fire Department responded to 22 EMT/Medical runs in December for a total of 333 for the year. There was one structure fire in December for a total of 13 structure fires for the year. The fire department made nearly 500 runs in 2014.

Council member Jackie Buckingham asked what steps need to be taken to locate an Ambulance station in Horse Cave. Mayor Curry said he was already working on that project but that he was reluctant to share details at this time.

Chief Parker reported that he has received over $41,000 in annual fire due fees from this year’s tax bills.

Mayor Curry said that representatives from the USDA office would be on hand Feb 5th for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the brush truck that was purchased with USDA funds last year. The ceremony will be at 10:30 that Thursday morning.

 

Maintenance Supervisor Jimmy Martin said in December his crew opened 4 graves, answered 16 animal control calls and continued to work on the new picnic pavilion and playground features at the Maple Street Park.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday night high school basketball action

It's a double header tonight for Caverna Lady Colonels and the Caverna Boys as they host Adair County starting at 5:30 p.m.  Join 99.1 the Hoss for live coverage of both games starting at 5:15 p.m. The Hart County Lady Raiders will be at home hosting Central Hardin in a JV/Varsity contest. WLOC will be on the air with the pregame show of the varsity game starting at around 6:30 p.m.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Workshop for New Grain Program

A workshop explaining the new grain program will be held at the Barren County Extension Office on Monday, January 26, at 2:00 p.m.  Get valuable information in assisting you in making decisions for the new grain program. This decision will impact your future grain program payments. Contact the Farm Service Agency Office at 524-5631 for more information. Office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Hart County Grand Jury Indictments

According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, 8 Hart County Grand Jury Indictments were executed on Thursday and Friday.  53 year-old Francis Grammatico, of Horse Cave, was charged with Kidnapping-Minor, Use of a minor under 16 in a Sexual Performance, Unlawful Transaction with a minor, Indecent Exposure 1st degree 1st offense, Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia boy/possess. Grammatico is lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $500,000 cash bond.  42 year-old Donald Williamson, of Munfordville, was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st degree, 1st offense, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense meth), Drug Paraphernalia buy/possess. Williamson is lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bond.  41 year-old Steven Calhoun, of Horse Cave, was charged with Intimidating a Participant in a legal process, terroristic threatening 3rd, disorderly conduct 1st, alcohol intoxication in a public place. Calhoun is lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $9500 cash bond, 45 year-old Donald Chappell, of Horse Cave, was charged with theft by unlawful taking all others $10,000 or more but under $100,000, Burglary 3rd, Criminal Mischief 1st, Persistent Felony Offender 1. Chappell is lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bond.  On Friday, 2 year-old Brandon L. Jaggers and 2 year-old Ricky D. Constant, both of Cub Run, were arrested on Hart County Grand Jury Indictments after turning themselves in at the Hart County Sheriff's Office. Jaggers and Constant were charged with Burglary 2nd degree. Jaggers and Constant were lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $9500 cash bond each. On Friday, 52 year-old Dwight E. Faulkner, of Horse Cave, was arrested on a Hart County Grand Jury Indictment after turning himself in at the Hart County Sheriff's Office.  Faulkner was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense, Trafficking Marijuana, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense, Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence, drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Faulkner was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bond. On Friday, 33 year-old Toney Crockett, of Horse Cave, was arrested on a Hart County Grand Jury Indictment at his residence in Horse Cave. Crockett was charged with Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Crockett was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bond.

 

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Local minister and bus driver dies

A Hart County minister and beloved bus driver for Hart County Schools has died after a long illness.  Harold Underwood was a minister at Green's Chapel Church of Christ near Uno and also hosted a weekly Sunday morning program on WLOC. He was loved by his congregation but his personal ministry touched the lives of hundreds of young people over the years. As a highly respected bus driver for the Hart County School system, "Mr. Underwood" protected the lives of students from sports teams to band members and regular school route pickups.  His services will be under the direction of Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia.

 

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Local gospel singer dies in crash

A local Gospel Music artist and Glasgow businessman is dead following a weekend crash near Nashville.  41 year-old Michael Campbell was half of the gospel duo Michael and Melinda Campbell. Melinda was his wife. Michael was also the Ford-Chrysler Sales Manager at Gillie Hyde Auto Group in Glasgow. Michael was killed late Saturday night while driving northbound on Interstate 65 near the Briley Parkway interchange. A passenger, 32 year-old Terry Anderson was seriously injured and transported to Nashville's Skyline Medical Center. An SUV traveling the wrong way crashed into Campbell's vehicle head-on. The driver of the SUV is identified as a 38 year-old woman who told investigators she had consumed a large amount of alcohol shortly before the crash. Nashville Metro Police say that woman also received serious injuries and will be charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular assault once released from Skyline Medical Center. Michael Campbell's facebook page indicated that he and Anderson were attending a concert at Bridgestone Arena just hours before the crash. In addition to being a loving husband, Michael was the father of 3 sons.

 

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Unsung Hero's Award in Metcalfe County

A Metcalfe County business will start recognizing a member of the community with a "Unsung Hero's" award. Our Little Wood Shop will be awarding the "Unsung Hero's" to people that have went above and beyond the call of duty towards helping Veterans in our area as well as contributing to the community in many ways. Billy Dale and Tammy Gibson owners of Our Little Wood Shop say the first person to receive the honor is Mr. Ricky Houchens. Ricky is a retired veteran who served in Iraq. Houchens has carried the colors for many motorcycle rides for many different organizations and organized many a rides and other events for other charities in the community.

 

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Former officer suing gun store

A former Glasgow police officer is suing a Barren County gun store after being handed a loaded gun and accidentally shooting his finger off. According to a civil lawsuit filed Friday, former Glasgow police officer Darrell Smith went into Barren Outdoors in March and asked to see a handgun. Smith examined the gun and then cocked it. The gun was loaded and fired, shooting off part of Smith's index finger. Smith's attorney, said the incident caused him to lose his job as a police officer, and the suit is to make up for income he's lost. The lawsuits claims the Barren Outdoors employee didn't do a safety check on the gun, and therefore Smith is suing for negligence.

 

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Two shootings in Barren County Sunday

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two shootings Sunday.  Residents at the 1500 block of Beckton Road told Deputies that they were at their kitchen table eating at around 6pm when they heard a loud noise upstairs. They went to investigate and found that someone had shot a hole through the wall of the residence. Deputies observed debris from the bullet and discovered the bullet in the floor. It was determined from the angle of the bullet, that the shot had been fired from the roadway in front of the residence.  At approximately 10:30pm, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a second shooting at the 5000 block of Dripping Springs Road. After arriving, Deputies determined that a vehicle had pulled into the yard or the driveway of the residence and fired 3 shots into a pickup truck before starting to pull away. After pulling away, another shot was fired from the suspect vehicle into the residence. This shot went through the outer structure of the residence and through a head board of a bed narrowly missing a juvenile who was sleeping. Nearby witnesses told Deputies that a small pickup truck was seen leaving the residence but could not give a detailed description. The Barren County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone with any information involving these two incidents to contact them at 270-651-5151, or call the tip line at 270-646-8771. After 4:30pm, the Sheriff’s Office can be reached through the Communications Center at 270-651-5151.

 

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Cave City man arrested for DUI

A Cave City man is facing DUI & other charges after an arrest this weekend.  Saturday evening, Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley observed 54 year old Randy Williams on South Dixie Highway with an equipment violation. After a brief investigation, Officer Riley was able to determine that Williams was under the influence of alcohol. Williams was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.  Williams charges include:  Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence, Fourth Offense (Felony); Operating a Motor Vehicle on DUI Suspended Operator's License; Rear License Plate Not Illuminated; and Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.  Officer Riley was assisted on scene by Barren County Constable Patrick Poynter.

 

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Veteran Intake Event

January 21st at 2:00 p.m. CST at the Cub Run Elementary School there will be a Informational meeting with Federal, State and Local Officials and Congressional representatives from Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul & Congressman Brett Guthrie's offices, also representatives from the WKU Small Business Development Center will be there.  This meeting is for Veterans and/or family members who have questions about benefits available to Veterans.

 

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Local basketball rivalry Friday night

It's local rivalry night Friday night as Hart County hosts Caverna in a girl/boy doubleheader.  Catch all the action on WLOC starting with the Lady Raiders and Lady Colonels game at 5:15 p.m. followed by the boys game.

 

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Bitter temperatures close some schools

The bitterly cold temperatures have led several school districts in Kentucky to cancel classes. Media reported several districts in central and eastern Kentucky were closed Thursday or running on a delayed schedule.  At least one district made a last minute decision to cancel classes because it couldn't keep buses running in the cold weather.  Temperatures around the state hovered near 0 on Thursday morning. The forecast calls for highs to reach around 20 degrees in much of the state.

 

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

TVA customers resume normal use

The TVA announced that customers may resume normal use of electricity.  Wednesday, Warren RECC members were asked to voluntarily reduce electric usage in an effort to keep the system stable to reduce the possibility of outages. At 6:42 a.m. Thursday, Warren RECC reached its peak, and demand began falling.  Warren RECC and TVA appreciate the efforts of our members in helping to reduce electric load during this time.

 

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Changes ahead for Guntown Mountain

A Louisville businessman is near the completion of a deal to purchase Guntown Mountain in Cave City. According to the Courier-Journal, Will Russell, owner of two Louisville retail stores, is in negotiations to purchase the roadside attraction that has been in existence since the early 70's.  Russell's target date for opening is the summer of 216 and plans to rename the attraction, Funtown Mountain.

 

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Munfordville man arrested for shoplifting

Glasgow Police have arrested a Munfordville man on shoplifting charges.  GPD responded to Wal-Mart Monday afternoon just before 5: p.m. for a report of a shoplifter. According to Loss Prevention employees, 36 year-old Bobby J. Skaggs, of Munfordville, had taken a radio adapter out of the packaging and place it in his pocket. Skaggs then attempted to leave the store after discarding the packaging. Upon speaking with Officer Fields, Skaggs admitted that he had been smoking spice and had taken other prescription pills. Skaggs was arrested and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking under $5 and Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance. Skaggs was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Two juveniles injured in Hardyville

Two juveniles were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital after a wreck on Hardyville Road in Hart County.  On Tuesday, a juvenile male driver, attempting to drive across HWY 31-W from Hardyville Road, pulled into the pathway of a 1996 Ford F-250. The Ford truck, driven by James Kelly, of Glasgow, was traveling southbound and collided with the Mustang.  Both the juvenile driver, and a juvenile passenger were taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Hart County Sheriff’s Deputy Caleb Butler investigated the accident

 

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hardyville woman struck by pickup

A 73-year-old Hardyville woman was struck by a pickup truck Wednesday morning on U.S. 31-E while getting her mail.  According to a press release from Kentucky State Police Post 3, Linda Kinslow, 73, was getting her mail in front of 215 N. Jackson Hwy. (U.S. 31-E) in Hardyville when she was hit by a pickup driven by Barry Locke, 56, of Hardyville.  Locke, Kinslow' son was backing from the driveway of the residence onto the highway and Kinslow was crossing the highway returning to her residence from retrieving her mail when she was struck by the truck.  She was flown from the scene and transported to University of Louisville Hospital where she is listed in stable condition.  The collision is being investigated by TFC Jonathan McChesney. He was assisted at the scene by the Hardyville and Linwood volunteer fire departments, Hart County EMS and Air Methods.

 

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

TVA urges power supply alert

Projected temperatures near 0 overnight and tomorrow morning have forced TVA to issue a power supply alert beginning at 5:00 p.m. this afternoon. TVA has requested the 159 local power companies in the Tennessee Valley, including Tri-County Electric, to identify and implement actions for curtailment of nonessential loads to avoid firm load reduction.  Consumers are urged to voluntarily conserve electricity to the maximum extent possible. In addition to lowering the thermostat on heat pumps, please postpone using electric appliances such as dishwashers, dryers and cooking equipment and turn off any nonessential lights and electrical equipment.  The power supply alert will remain in effect until further notice. Thank you for assisting Tri-County Electric and TVA with electricity conservation during this power supply alert.

 

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Two arrests made in Glasgow Monday

Glasgow police reported two arrests on Monday.  GPD responded to Wal-Mart Monday afternoon just before 5:00 pm for a report of a shoplifter. According to Loss Prevention employees, 36 year old Bobby J. Skaggs, of Munfordville, had taken a radio adapter out of the packaging and placed it in his pocket. Skaggs then attempted to leave the store after discarding the packaging.  Upon speaking with Officer Fields, Skaggs admitted that he had been smoking spice and had taken other prescription pills. Skaggs was arrested and charged with THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING UNDER $500 and PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.  Glasgow Police Officer Greer made an arrest in the parking lot of the Glasgow Police Department. 18 year old Bethany Wethington was waiting in the parking lot of the police department for her mother to arrive and pick her up. Officers inside the building heard yelling coming form the parking lot, and went outside to investigate.  Captain Justin Kirkpatrick attempted to calm the situation as Wethington continued to curse and yell.  Wethington was arrested and charged with one count of DISORDERLY CONDUCT 2ND DEGREE. Both individuals arrested were taken to and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tuesday high school basketball scores

In area girls high school basketball action:  Green County defeated Hart County 78 to 55. Green County's Laura Beth Houk scored 26 points, Hart County's Hannah Bruton scored 13 points, Presley Mabe 12 points and Mary Beth Scott scored 9 points and had 13 rebounds.  Caverna defeated Bethlehem 51 to 38, while Cumberland County defeated Metcalfe County 59 to 42, Greenwood over Edmonson County 59 to 49, Adair County defeated LaRue County 67 to 45, Bowling Green 57 to Barren County 24, Allen County-Scottsville defeated Glasgow 49 to 35.  In boys action: Green County defeated Hart County 56 to 55 with Hart County's Mason Gentry scoring 14 points and had 10 rebounds, Metcalfe County over Cumberland County 63 to 55, Allen County-Scottsville 70 to Glasgow 46, Bethlehem defeated Caverna 75 to 67, Bowling Green 69 to Barren County 49 and LaRue County defeated Campbellsville 45 to 40.

 

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Pedestrian killed in hit and run

Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating a single vehicle fatality accident involving a pedestrian victim. On Monday, January 5th, at approximately 7:56 p.m., 47 year-old Jackie Vincent Hayes, of Bee Spring, was walking with her juvenile daughter, southbound on the northbound shoulder in the 7000 block of Anneta Road (KY259).  An unknown vehicle traveling northbound on Anneta Rd. struck Ms. Hayes and continued north without stopping. Ms. Hayes was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later by the Grayson County Coroner's Office.  There were no other injuries. KSP is investigating and reconstructing the crime scene. KSP was assisted by the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Leitchfield Police Dept., Anneta Volunteer Fire Dept., Leitchfield Volunteer Fire Dept., and Grayson County EMS. Anyone with information is asked to call KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078 or the Grayson Co. Sheriff's Office at 270-259-3024.

 

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Two arrests in West Point Bank robbery

Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown has made two arrests in the December robbery of the Glendale Branch of West Point Bank. KSP Detective Aaron Gabhart charged 54 year-old Leonard D. Sisk, of Cecilia and 32 year-old Justin M. Collinge, of Leitchfield with Robbery 1st degree. in addition to Robbery 1st, Collinge was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st, and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Drug Unspecified (2 counts).  They both are currently lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Two vehicle accident at Hardyville

On Tuesday, Hart County Deputy Sheriff Caleb Butler responded to the intersection of Hardyville Road and US 31W in regards to a two vehicle injury collision. According to Deputy Butler, a 2011 Ford Mustang occupied by two male juveniles, attempted to drive across US 31W from Hardyville Road. A 16 Ford F-25 driven by James T. Kelly, of Glasgow, was traveling southbound on US 31-W and collided with the Mustang. Both driver and passenger of the Ford Mustang were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Area braces for bitter cold weather

Experts says it's important to take precautions for yourself as well as your property as temperatures dip Wednesday night. Emergency room doctor Charles Eckerline at the University of Kentucky Medical Center says that anyone who has to be outside in the cold should avoid long periods of exposure, dress in layers and not consume excessive caffeine or alcohol to reduce risk of hypothermia. Warning signs of hypothermia include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, slurred speech and drowsiness. The Kentucky Division of Water says to protect water pipes, wrap them in insulation or layers of newspaper, covering the papers with plastic to keep out moisture.  Let a trickle of water run from a cold faucet farthest from the water meter or one that has frozen previously. Also, open cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate around pipes.

 

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Two vehicle accident in Park City

A two vehicle accident occurred Monday in the city limits of Park City. According to the Barren County Sheriff's Department, 19 year-old Cody Birge, of Glasgow, was traveling eastbound on Gossom St. when he pulled out onto 31-W in the path of a northbound vehicle driven by 52 year-old Sherri Dockery, of Brownsville. Upon impact, Dockery's vehicle struck an earth embankment. The Barren/Metcalfe EMS also assisted at the

scene.

 

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Area high school basketball scores

In girls high school basketball action from Monday night: Elizabethtown defeated Central Hardin 83 to 21, Hart County Lady Raiders over Fort Knox 57 to 20 - Both Hart County's Hannah Bruton and Mary Beth Scott scored 10 points and had 10 rebounds each.  North Hardin over John Hardin 45 to 43, and Warren Central defeated Monroe County 74 to 57.  Girls and boys varsity double headers will be tonight:  Allen County-Scottsville will be at Glasgow, Cumberland County at Metcalfe County, while Caverna will be on the road taking on Bardstown Bethlehem. Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider boys will be at Green County tonight at 5:30. WLOC will have complete live coverage of both games starting at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Munfordville City Council Meeting

THE MUNFORDVILLE CITY COUNCIL MET ON MONDAY, JANUARY 5TH, AT CITY HALL.  THE COUNCIL APPROVED THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING AND ALSO APPROVED THE MONTHLY BILLS. THE COUNCIL HEARD A REVIEW OF THE AUDIT REPORT BY SUSAN MOUSER, VOTED TO ADD MAYOR FREEMAN'S SIGNATURE TO THE CHECKING AND SAVINGS ACCOUNTS AND REMOVED FORMER MAYOR JOHN JOHNSON FROM IT.   MAYOR FREEMAN REPORTED THAT HE AND COUNCILWOMAN DONA EBERT WOULD BE GOING TO KLC TRAINING IN BOWLING GREEN ON JANUARY 14TH - 16TH.  THE COUNCIL HEARD REPORTS FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND WATER DEPARTMENT.  POLICE CHIEF GREG ATWELL INTRODUCED NEW POLICE OFFICER LANNY JEWELL TO THE COUNCIL AND PUBLIC.   THE COUNCIL HEARD REPORTS FROM THE TOURISM, ZONING, AND SPORTS COMPLEX, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT JEFF WALTERS AND RANDY QUALLS HAD BOTH BEEN HIRED TO MANAGE THE SPORTS COMPLEX.  IN NEW BUSINESS, DARYL MILES WAS APPOINTED AS MAYOR PRO TEMP AND A POLICE SALARY WAS SET FOR NEW OFFICER LANNY JEWELL.  THE MEETING WAS THEN ADJOURNED.

 

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

I-65 bridge beam work at Exit 76

KYTC Contractors are scheduled to set bridge beams over I-65 at the Ky. 224 interchange Exit 76 tonight (1-6). Crews will set two new spans over north and southbound by picking beams off the existing Ky. 224 bridge. This will be conducted utilizing rolling road blocks beginning at 8:00 p.m. eastern. Each rolling road block cycle should amount to about a 15 minute delay. Work should be complete by 1:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.  Intermittent delays are expected northbound from mile points 71-76 and southbound from mile points 81 - 76 as these roadblocks occur.

 

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Glasgow man pleads guilty in wife's death

A south-central Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the death of his wife last June. The Glasgow Daily Times reports 36-year-old John W. Amis, of Glasgow, pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree manslaughter and promoting prostitution.  Amis took his wife, 37-year-old Lorine Dawn Labombard, of Glasgow, to a hospital on June 16th and she was pronounced dead. He said she experienced a drug overdose.  An autopsy determined Labombard died of blunt-force trauma.  Amis was arrested in July at a campsite at a state park in southern Ohio.  Barren County Circuit Judge Phillip Patton indicated Amis could face up to 15 years in prison.  Sentencing is set for March 2.

 

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bitter wind chills expected for area

Very cold temps and blustery winds will make for bitter wind chills by Wednesday afternoon across Southern Indiana and Central Kentucky.  Plan on falling temperatures during the day, reaching the lower teens to single digits by evening. The combination of the very cold temperatures and winds will create bitter wind chills Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning as low as 5 to 15 below zero.  Take precautions to keep water pipes from freezing, make arrangements for outdoor animals, check on friends and family, especially those who may have limited heat sources and dress properly by wearing plenty of layers of clothing.

 

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting 1-5-15

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET MONDAY IN THE COURT ROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER,  PASTOR PHILLIP TRENT OF IMMANUEL MINISTRY CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED:  APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING, PAYING OF CLAIMS, APPROVING EASEMENT ON W. DRUEN ROAD FOR WATER LINE, APPROVED 2ND READING OF 25 MPH FOR N. NELSON ROAD, APPROVED SALARY CAPS FOR CLERK AND SHERIFFS DEPT., APPROVED LEASING FOR SOLID WASTE 2015 MACK ROLL OFF TRUCK, APPROVED MAGISTRATES REQUEST, AND JAIL REPORT GIVEN BY JAILER BROWN BERGERSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 157 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL.  THE COURT ALSO APPROVED GORDON ARD TO BE ROAD SUPERVISOR FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS, APPROVED ADVERTISING FOR BIDS ON HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT FOR WIRELESS MICS, APPROVED ROAD WORKERS, APPROVED APPOINTEES TO AMBULANCE BOARD, PLANNING COMMISSION, FISCAL COURT COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS, 911 BOARD, FISCAL COURT MEETING DATES, AND MOVED LEE VAUGHN THOMPSON FROM PART TIME TO FULL TIME AT THE ROAD DEPARTMENT. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE  THURSDAY, JAN. 15TH, AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Area basketball with Caverna and Hart County

The Hart County Lady Raiders will be on the road Monday night taking on Fort Knox at 5:00 in a Varsity game only. You may listen to wloc and wloconline.com for play by play action of the game starting at 4:45 p.m.  Two doubleheaders are on tap for Tuesday night:  The Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will play a girl/boy doubleheader at Bardstown Bethlehem starting at 5:30 p.m.  And, the Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will be on the road taking on Green County at 5:30 p.m.  Join WLOC and wloconline.com for live coverage of both games starting with the girls around 5:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Cockfight leads to 15 people arrested

Kentucky State Police say 15 people found at a cockfight in southern Kentucky are facing charges. A police statement says troopers received an anonymous tip about a possible cockfight on Sunday near Albany. The statement says a trooper and Clinton County Sheriff Rick Riddle responded and found a cockfight in progress. The following 15 people are all charged with Animal Cruelty and Trespassing. 19 year-old Cody Rhule, 23 year-old Eric Rhule, 45 year-old Ricky Rhule, 26 year-old Tabatha Williams, 39 year-old Kenneth Roberts and 31 year-old Stanley Crabtree, of Monticello, 28 year-old Michael Parker, of East Bernstadt, 47 year-old James Davis, Jr., of Edmonton, 20 year-old Kimberly Bridgman, of IL, 38 year-old Greg Winchester and 51 year-old Ronald Lawson, of Glasgow, 44 year-old Tony Gaddie and 25 year-old Christopher Medcalfe, of Horse Cave, 23 year-old Shawn Abner, of London and 45 year-old Johnny Poynter, of Cave City. All were lodged in the Clinton County Jail. Clinton County Animal Control took possession of 23 chickens. Police say they are still investigating.

 

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Man arrested at Glasgow restaurant

Glasgow Police made an arrest after answering a report of an unresponsive female outside a local restaurant.  Just after 6pm Wednesday, GPD Officers received a report of an unresponsive female at Rib Lickers in Glasgow. Upon arrival police made contact with 39 year old Greg England of Glasgow. England told Officers he was under the influence of Hydrocodone. Upon search of the vehicle, Officers found Xanax and a bag of suspected marijuana.  England’s wife, who according to the police report was unable to stand and in a very confused state, admitted to using heroin. Officers located two syringes wrapped in a towel, located in a grassy area near both individuals.  Officers were given permission by England’s wife, to search the residence she shared with her husband. Kerri England was present during the search and Officers found drugs and drug paraphernalia. According to the police report, Kerri told Officers the items belonged to both her and her husband.  Greg England will face charges of POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 2ND DEGREE, TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 3RD DEGREE and POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.

 

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Horse Cave police make arrests

Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Horse Cave man around 5:00 p.m. Monday night.  Officer Martin charged 42 year-old Santana M. Woodard with Terroristic Threatening 3rd degree, and Disorderly Conduct 1st Degree. Officer Martin was assisted by Horse Cave Police James Roberts. Officer James Roberts arrested a Horse Cave man Thursday morning. Officer Roberts charged 29 year-old James Kyle Ballard with Reckless Driving, Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, Wanton Endangerment 1st degree (police officer, Operating a motor vehicle under the influence Aggravating Circumstances and Fleeing/evading police (motor vehicle).  Officer Roberts was assisted by Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin and Munfordville Police Officer Shaun White. Horse Cave Officer James Roberts arrested a Greensburg man Thursday night, charging 26 year-old Terry Austin Radcliff with Careless Driving, and Operating a motor vehicle under the Influence of Drugs 1st offense.  Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin arrested three men around 11:00 p.m. Friday night. Officer Martin charged 19 year-old Dakota Edwards, of Horse Cave and Aaron Philpott, of Cave City, with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs 1st Offense. Officer Martin charged the third man, 39 year-old James Edwards, of Horse Cave, with Public Intoxication. Officer Martin was assisted by Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry.

 

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Fundraiser underway for Horse Cave Theatre

The theater company that is seeking to purchase the building that once housed Kentucky Repertory Theatre in Horse Cave has launched an online fund raising campaign. Kentucky Stages, which has produced theatrical production in Horse Cave as well as the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center in Bowling Green, is crowdfunding through indiegogo.com.  Ken Hailey Artistic Director stated "We would love to raise $300,000, which would mean we could open without a mortgage."  Kentucky Stages has made a down payment on the property, which it is buying from Citizens First Bank, who bought the property in 2013 at a Master Commissioner's sale.  Anyone wishing to support the Kentucky Stages plan can visit the Horse Cave Theatre website at www.horsecavetheatre.com and click on the "Save Horse Cave Theatre" button.  On indiegogo.com, premiums will be awarded, based on donation size; for example, a $5 donation will earn the donor a t-shirt that says "I saved Horse Cave Theatre." The crowdfunding ends February 1st, the closing date for the property is now set for February 16th.

 

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Duff named as interim chief of police

Lt. Col. James Duff has been named interim chief of the Glasgow Police Department by Glasgow Mayor Dick Doty. Doty, who took office last Wednesday, held a press conference Friday afternoon to make an official announcement. Glasgow City Council must approve the appointment, which is expected to be on its agenda for its next scheduled meeting Monday, January 12th. 

 

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Cold temps and bitter wind chills

Very cold temperatures and bitter wind chills are expected by mid week.  An arctic front will bring the coldest air of the season to the region beginning Wednesday. Temperatures will fall during the day, reaching the lower teens by late afternoon.  Wednesday night will be the coldest and plan on lows around zero degrees. The combination of the very cold temperatures and brisk winds will create bitter wind chills Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning as low as 5 to 1 below zero. Now is the time to prepare for these cold conditions. Take precautions to keep water pipes from freezing. Make sure you have heat sources prepared. Make arrangements for outdoor animals. Check on friends and family, especially those who may have limited heat sources. Finally, dress properly for the cold and wear plenty of layers.

 

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Adair County - Lindsey Wilson College Classic

Hart County Boys will play today at 5:00 p.m. against Whitefield Academy.  The Hart County Boys will meet up with Metcalfe County Saturday morning at 10:15 a.m.  WLOC will have live play by play coverage of both games.  The Hart County Boys will also play Adair County Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Hart County Fiscal Court to meet Monday

The Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Monday, January 5th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.  New business includes: Reappoint Chip Wilcoxson PVA Assessment Appeals Board 3 year term, approve easement on W. Druen Road for waterline, approve 2nd reading of N Nelson Road 25 mph speed limit, appoint Road Supervisor 4 year term, approve General and Road employees, approve Revenues Budget and Salary Caps for County Clerk and Sheriff, approve Advertising Bids on Homeland Security Grant for wireless mics, reappoint Lee Ann Hennion and John Bunnell to Ambulance Board 2 year term, reappoint Clint Froedge, Will Clauson, Luther Avery and Kenny Russell to Planning Commission 5 year term, reappoint Elaine Diggs to 1 Board 2 year term, approve Committee and Fiscal Court meeting dates, approve Fiscal Court Committee assignments 215-21, discuss and/or approve leasing Solid Waste 215 Mack Roll Off truck.

 

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Lady Raiders play Saturday night

The Hart County Lady Raiders will be in action Saturday night as they travel to take on Doss at 5:00 p.m. in a varsity contest.

 

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Boys Bluegrass Cellular New Year's Classic

In the boys Bluegrass Cellular New Year's Classic: Caverna will play Ohio County at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Central Hardin High School.  Times are eastern.

 

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hart County Boys play Fri & Sat

Hart County Boys will play Friday and Saturday in the Adair County - Lindsey Wilson College Classic. Hart County will play Whitefield Academy Friday night at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday morning at 10:15 as they meet Metcalfe County and then Saturday night at 7:00 against host Adair County. Listen to the broadcast of all the Hart County Boys games on WLOC and wloconline.com.

 

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tuesday high school basketball scores

In boys action Tuesday in the BR Tire/Southern States Holiday Classic, Caverna defeated Murray 74 to 55, Devin Paul with 21 points, Mason Faulkner 14 points and Andrew Bagshaw 12 points.  Barren County over Bell County 73 to 50.  In the girls: Warren Central 66 to Barren County 61.  In the Allen County/Scottsville Holiday Classic:  Allen County-Scottsville 70 to Hart County 63. Hart County's Caleb Bunnell scored 16 points and 12 rebounds.  Shelby County defeated Ohio County 83 to 57.

 

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Adair County-Lindsey Wilson College Classic

Hart County Raider Boys will play Friday and Saturday in the Adair County - Lindsey Wilson College Classic.  Hart County will play Whitefield Academy Friday night at 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday morning at 10:15 as they meet Metcalfe County, then Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. against host Adair County. You can listen to the broadcasts of all the Hart County boys games here on WLOC and wloconline.com.

 

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Holiday Classic basketball scores

In local high school basketball action Monday in the boys:  Caverna defeated Bell County 62 to 53 in the BR Tire/Southern States Holiday Classic.  Shelby County defeated the Hart County Boys 64 to 46 - Hart County's Mason Gentry scored 20 points and had 13 rebounds in the Allen County Scottsville Holiday Classic, which continues Wednesday morning at 10:00. Listen in for complete coverage of the Hart County Boys game starting around 9:45 a.m. on WLOC and wloconline.com.

 

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ribbon Cutting for pet business

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, January 2nd, at Feathers, Furs & Fins Pet Connection. This new business is owned by Stephanie Faircloth and is located at 1044 Main Street in the former daycare building in Munfordville. It will carry assorted small animals and pet supplies. The ribbon cutting will be held at 11:00 a.m.  Light refreshments and door prizes will be provided.

 

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hodgenville fire victim identified

The Hodgenville woman killed in a fire has been identified. The Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet issued a release Monday afternoon identifying her as 76 year-old Helen Fields, of Hodgenville. The cabinet said an investigation by the state fire marshal's office and Kentucky State Police determined the fire was accidental.

 

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Holiday Classic at Barren County High

In the Boys Southern States/B&R Tire Holiday Classic at Barren County High School, on Monday Caverna boys will take on Bell County at 12:30 p.m.  On Tuesday the Caverna Boys will play Murray in the first game at 11:00 a.m.  WLOC will have live play by play coverage of the game beginning at 10:50 a.m.

 

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Holiday Classic basketball scores

In Saturday's high school basketball action locally: in the girls Hart County Lady Raiders Holiday Classic in game 1: Hart County over Louisville Brown 64 to 25, Charity Burd scoring 22 points, in game 2: Hart County defeated Fort Knox 66 to 7, Hart County's Marty Beth Scott scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds, while Laura Crogan scored 15 points and had 7 rebounds.  In the Best of the Lakes Holiday Classic at Clinton County: Metcalfe County girls defeated West Jessamine County 64 to 51.  In the FNB Holiday Bash at South Warren: Glasgow defeated Franklin-Simpson 43 to 37, Glasgow defeated Letcher County Central 36 to 28, South Warren over Larue County 64 to 21.  In the boys: Elizabethtown defeated Green County 89 to 65 in the Campbellsville High School Holiday Classic.

The Hart County Boys are playing in the Allen County Scottsville Holiday Tourney this week. Today they will take on Shelby County at 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday the boys play Allen County at 6:45 p.m. and then Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. against Ohio County. All three games will be broadcast on WLOC and wloconline.com.

 

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Marion County woman found dead

KSP are investigating the shooting death of a Marion County woman on Christmas Day. KSP Post 15 received a call from Lebanon Police Department on Thursday at approximately 7:00 p.m. EDT in regards to a female who was found lying in her driveway on Parkside Drive with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, 46 year-old Susan D. Summers, was taken to Springview Hospital where she was pronounced dead by the Marion County Coroner. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Hodgenville woman dies after lighter incident

A 76 year-old Hodgenville woman is dead after her lighter exploded in her hand Saturday. Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson says the woman was trying to smoke a cigarette at the kitchen table but the lighter had a crack in it.  She continually tried to light the cigarette, but the lighter exploded, lighting her clothes on fire.  The woman's daughter lives in the apartment on Landmark Drive, and she and and a few other bystanders tried to extinguish the fire but failed to do so. Jeff Gregory with Kentucky State Police said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene and that no foul play is expected.

 

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Caverna Basketball head coach resigns

Caverna High School boys' basketball head coach Jeff Hall has resigned his position as of Tuesday, December 23 for reasons not yet explained. A replacement has not been named at this time. Caverna has a 7-2 record going into Monday's BR Tire/Southern States tournament.

 

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Glasgow Police Chief resigns

Glasgow Police Chief Guy Turcotte has resigned from his position effective December 30. After December 30 Turcotte will remain with the department as Lieutenant Colonel. Glasgow Mayor Rhonda Trautman was notified of the decision on Friday. Trautman said the decision is to provide a smooth transition into the new administration allowing incoming mayor Mr. Doty to have the option to select his own police chief. Turcotte has served as chief of the Glasgow Police Department since 2011.

 

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Shooting death in Russell County

Kentucky State Police say a 19-year-old man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his neighbor in Russell County. State police said Saturday that 34-year-old Jason Adam Willis was killed in the pre-dawn shooting. Police say Willis and his neighbor, Trevor Robertson, became involved in an argument, and Robertson retrieved a shotgun from his residence.

 

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Horse Cave weekend arrests

Horse Cave Police Officer Derrick Murphy arrested a Cave City man around 7:00 p.m. Friday night. Officer Murphy charged 37 year-old Wesley McFadden with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol, Operating on a Suspended Operator's License, Reckless Driving and Wanton Endangerment 1st degree. Officer Murphy was assisted by Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin. Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Horse Cave man around 6:00 p.m. Saturday night.  Officer Martin charged 45 year-old Donald Douglas Chappell with Criminal Trespassing 1st degree, Criminal Mischief 1st degree, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000, Receiving Stolen Property -Vehicle- over $300, Burglary 2nd degree and Persistent Felony Offender 1st degree. Officer Martin was assisted by Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry. Both men were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Three arrests in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested a Munfordville man. Chief Henry charged 27 year-old Anthony Thomas Stevens with Sexual Offender Court Order Violation around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday. Stevens is on Probation on charges of Sodomy 2nd degree (Sex Crime); unlawful transaction with a minor 2nd degree.  Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested a Horse Cave man around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Chief Henry charged 52 year-old Steven W. McBride with Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence (No Visible Injury).  Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a Cave City man around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. Officer Roberts charged 47 year-old Kevin Wilkinson with Driving on a DUI Suspended Operators License, and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol 2nd Offense.  All three men were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Two active meth labs found in Barren County

The Barren-Allen Drug Task Force discovered two active meth labs while serving an indictment warrant Tuesday. While serving an indictment warrant on 36 year-old Jeremy Woodcock at his residence on Whites Chapel Road, DTF Detectives noticed other drug evidence in plain view. After a search warrant was obtained, Detectives noticed other drug evidence in plain view. After a search warrant was obtained, Detectives began to search and found two active meth labs. Woodcock was served the initial indictment warrant on drug and other charges and will now face additional charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine 2nd offense and tampering with physical evidence. Woodcock was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Home invaders appear in circuit court

Three people accused of two home invasions earlier this year appeared in Barren County Circuit Court this week. 36 year-old Adam Joseph Bryant, 31 Stuart Whitman Hodges and 32 year-old Roxanne Whitlow, of Greensburg, are accused of two violent home invasions in Barren County, one on Olivia Drive in the city limits of Glasgow; the second on Whitney Woods Road in Cave City. Judge Phil Patton set the pretrial date for Whitlow for February 16th, with a trial date of February 25th. A Status Conference for Hodges and Bryant has been scheduled for March 16th. 

 

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Campbellsville man arrested for drugs

Kentucky State Police DESI West, Kentucky State Police Drug Task Force, and Campbellsville Police Department were executing arrest warrants at 705 Buckner Avenue in Campbellsville. The resident, Donald “Memphis” Gibbs, gave units permission to search the residence. The searched yielded 4.6 grams of cocaine, $270.00 in U S Currency, 2 guns, and a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. Gibbs was arrested and charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st and lodged in the Taylor County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Bank Robbery at West Point Bank

Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the West Point Bank on East Main St. in Glendale Tuesday afternoon. On 12-23-2014 at approximately 2:45 EST, a white male entered the bank with a handgun demanding cash. The suspect exited the building a short time later with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured at the scene. According to witnesses and after looking at surveillance, the suspect was described as a white male, 5’9” to 6’ tall wearing a black ski mask and a green hoodie with blue jeans and black shoes. He fled the scene in a white, late model, minivan with an obscured license plate. Anyone with any information is asked to call KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078 or local law enforcement.

 

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday high school tournament scores

In area high school basketball Monday night: In the boys Farmers Bank Christmas Tournament at Breckinridge County - Moore 77 to Caverna 68.  In the girls: Food Pantry Holiday Classic at Campbellsville - Adair County over West Jessamine 87 to 34, John Hardin defeated Green County 50 to 30, Whitley County over Edmonson County 45 to 34.

 

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Clothes for kids funds

The Clothes for Kids Organization deposited $900 Monday bringing the yearly total to over $18,500. This brings our grand total to over $289,000. Clothes for kids serves the clothing needs of children in the Hart County and Caverna School systems working through the nine family

resource centers.

 

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Gas prices drop eighteen cents

West Central Kentucky gas prices fell close to eighteen cents to $2.18, according to AAA East Central's Fuel Gauge report.  The average price for unleaded self-serve gasoline in Bowling Green was $2.25, at Elizabethtown $2.01 and in Louisville at $2.23.  The steady decline in gas prices this autumn is now longer than any period AAA has previously tracked. The national average price of gas is the longest consecutive streak on record. Gas prices have fallen every day since September 25th.

 

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Monday, December 22, 2014

High School basketball Christmas Tournaments

The Hart County Lady Raiders will be playing in their own Christmas Tournament at Hart County High School on Saturday, December 27th at 10:00 a.m. taking on Fort Knox and then at 3:00 p.m. against Louisville Brown.  Both games will be broadcast live on WLOC beginning with the pregame show at around 9:45 a.m.

The Hart County Boys will be playing in the Allen County Scottsville Holiday Tourney.  The schedule is: Monday, Dec. 29th, at 1:30 p.m. against Shelby County, Tuesday, Dec. 30th, against Allen County at 6:45 p.m. and Wednesday the Hart County Boys will play Ohio County at 10:00 a.m.

In the Boys Southern States/B & R Tire Holiday Classic at Barren County High School, Caverna will play Bell County at 12:30 on Monday, Dec. 29th, and Caverna will play Murray on Tuesday, Dec. 30th.  All times are central.

 

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Area high school basketball scores

These are scores from Sunday in the boys:

Twin Lakes Classic (at Clinton County)

Western 76  Metcalfe County 46

Clinton County 67   Elliott County 51

Perry County Central 86   Metcalfe County 43

Farmers Bank Christmas Tournament (at Breckinridge County)

Breckinridge County 72   Moore 64

Hancock County 62   John Hardin 59

Grayson County 61   Caverna 60

 

In the girls:

Traditional Bank Holiday Classic (at Lexington Catholic)

Breckinridge County 58   Caverna 54

Food Pantry Holiday Classic at Campbellsville

Green County 65   Adair County 62

John Hardin 62    West Jessamine 12

Whitley County 55   Campbellsville 43

The Lady Hornets participated in Taylor County Christmas Tournament over the weekend, losing to Lynn Camp 58 - 64 & LaRue County 48 - 65 and picking up a win against Taylor County 51 - 41.

Today -  Caverna vs. Moore - 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Leader In Me School Award

North Jackson Elementary in Glasgow has become one of four schools in the commonwealth to be named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School.

Since the school's opening in 2009, they have been implementing The Leader in Me 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: be proactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things first; think win-win; seek first to understand, then to be understood; synergize; and sharpen the saw.  Each classroom and the hallways of the school are filled with certain aspects of the 7 Habits to continually remind and encourage students to become better leaders. Since implementing the habits, school officials say they've seen academic improvement among students, particularly in reading.

 

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Mammoth Cave man arrested on warrant

A Mammoth Cave man was arrested on Friday, after being served with a Drug Task Force indictment warrant. The Barren-Allen Drug Task Force and Kentucky State Police executed a Drug Task Force indictment warrant on, 21 year old David C Mize, from Mammoth Cave. Mize will face one count of TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA WITHIN 1000 FEET OF A SCHOOL. The arrest stems from a DTF investigation. Mize was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Bowling Green man arrested after chase

A Cave City police officer was involved in a high-speed pursuit Sunday morning. Cave City Police said one of their officers tried to stop a vehicle being driven by Joshua Basham, 25, of Bowling Green after he was seen speeding on Highway 90 Sunday morning. Police said Basham refused to stop and a chase started. The chase went through Glasgow and onto Happy Valley Road. The pursuit ended when Basham crashed into an embankment at the intersection of South Green and Rogers Wells Boulevard. Police said speeds were more than 100 MPH during the chase. Basham is in the Barren County Detention Center facing charges of DUI, Wanton Endangerment, and many other traffic charges.

 

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Mammoth Cave concessions contract

The concessions contract for operation of food/beverage, gifts, and lodging at Mammoth Cave National Park opened for bid December 18th. The prospectus is posted online at FedBizzOpps.gov. Selection of a new concessioner will be made in late-summer 2015; the new 10-year contract will begin January 1, 2016.  At the present time, Forever Resorts operates the park's concessions services at the Mammoth Cave Hotel under a temporary continuation agreement. Forever Resorts will continue until the new contract is in place.  In conjunction with the new concessions contract, the park has committed about $3 million to renovation of the main lodged and Sunset Terrace Lodge rooms; construction is scheduled to begin in September 2015 and will require closure for 7-9 months.  Temporary food and retail services will be provided during this period. 

 

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Operation Christmas Vacation drug bust

Several people were arrested Wednesday in a major drug bust known as "Operation Christmas Vacation".  Wednesday morning, teams of officers from the FBI, Bowling Green Police, Kentucky State Police, ATF, and Warren County Sheriff’s Department set out to arrest 19 individuals. These individuals are charged with 39 various felony drug crimes. 11 of the 19 individuals are charged with being a Persistent Felony Offender due to their previous criminal activities. 16 of the 19 are also charged Engaging in Organized Crime-Criminal Syndicate.       The following people were arrested:

39 year old Charles D. Boyd ,of Auburn, 41 year old Michael Andre Brown and 43 year old Steven Lydale Brown, both of Bowling Green. 21 year old Ashley N Crawhorn ,of Columbia. 27 year old Myles Cordell Forrest, of Bowling Green. 41 year old Thomas Edmond Hampton ,of Bowling Green. 25 year old Jerome Lotez Inman ,of Bowling Green. 26 YEAR OLD Kenneth A McCallister ,of Columbia. 56 year old Frederick Louis Miller ,of Bowling Green. 32 year old Ellis A. Parker ,of Clarksville, TN. 29 year old Andrew Delouis Stafford ,of Bowling Green and 37 year old Robert Earl Wyndham II ,of Bowing Green.

Since January of 2014 the FBI, Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force, with assistance from the Columbia Appalachia HIDTA Task Force and the Louisville Metro Police Department have been conducting a drug trafficking investigation utilizing controlled drug purchases, and various forms of surveillance. This investigation identified several suspects engaging in organized drug trafficking syndicate responsible for distributing cocaine, heroin, marijuana, prescription pills, and synthetic marijuana in and around Bowling Green, Kentucky.

 

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Friday, December 19, 2014

New Haven man killed on highway

Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating a single vehicle fatality accident that occurred this morning on the Bluegrass Parkway. At approximately 1:04 A.M. EST, Glenn Edward Stratton III (21) of New Haven, Ky. was traveling Eastbound on the Parkway at the 2 mile marker. For unknown reasons, Mr. Stratton’s 2000 Chrysler 300M left the roadway and struck a guardrail. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin Co. Coroner’s Office. KSP was assisted at the scene by Hardin Co. EMS and the Central Hardin Fire Dept. The accident is still under investigation by a KSP accident reconstructionist.

 

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, MAGISTRATE RONALD RIORDAN OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED:  APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING, PAYING OF BILLS, ROAD REPORT, BUDGET TRANSFER, AND JAIL REPORT GIVEN BY RETIRING JAILER KEITH RIORDAN STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 157 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL . JAILER RIORDAN ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK FOR JUST OVER $15,000.
OTHER BUSINESS INCLUDED:  THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE 2012-2013 AUDIT, SECOND READING TO SET 25 MPH SPEED LIMIT FOR MOUNT VERNON ROAD, FIRST READING FOR 25 MPH FOR N. NELSON ROAD, APPROVE THE JUDGE TO SIGN RESOLUTION WITH BARREN COUNTY WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD, NOTIFICATION OF SALE FOR 1994 FORD VAN FOR $2,000, APPROVE

MAGISTRATE REPORT, AND APPROVE MOVING THE JANUARY 1ST MEETING TO MONDAY, JANUARY 5TH, AT 9:00 AM.  THE COURT THEN RECOGNIZED THE RETIRING PEOPLE,

JAILER KEITH RIORDAN WITH 9 YEARS AS DEPUTY SHERIFF AND 12 YEARS AS JAILER, MAGISTRATE FRANKLIN TURNER WITH 25 YEARS AS MAGISTRATE OF THE 4TH DISTRICT, MAGISTRATE MELVIN PERKINS WITH 12 YEARS AS MAGISTRATE OF THE 2ND DISTRICT, AND CORONER JEFF ROTEN WITH 12 YEARS OF SERVICE.

 

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Farmers Bank Christmas Tournament

The Farmers Bank Christmas Tournament will be played at Breckinridge County High School, December 20 -22nd.  On Saturday, the first game will be Moore against Frederick Fraize at 1:00 p.m., Game 2 will be Caverna Lady Colonels against Hancock at 3:00 p.m., Game 3 will be Grayson against John Hardin at 5:00 p.m. followed by game 4 with Portland, TN and Breck County at 7:00 p.m.  All times are central.  Sunday's games will begin at 1:00 p.m., with Monday games staring at 1:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education Meeting will be held Thursday, December 18th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office.

 

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Illegal dump funding awarded to Hart County

A state agency says more than $800,000 in grant funding has been awarded by the Kentucky Pride Fund to clean up 102 illegal dumps in 20 counties.  The Kentucky Pride Fund is a source of state funding for dump cleanup.  State Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters says cleaning up dump sites is a big economic burden on local governments. As part of the grant funding, counties must agree to provide a 25 percent match on illegal open dumps costing less than $50,000 to clean up. The cabinet may waive the 25 percent match on any dump costing more than $50,000 to remediate. Locally, counties receiving grants include: Green, Hart & Warren.

 

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Grayson County man arrest on porn charges

A Grayson County man was arrested on charges related to child pornography Tuesday after Kentucky State Police served a search warrant at his home.  26 year-old Jeffery Lee Conder is charged with 4 counts of use of a minor in a sex performance and 4 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. He was lodged in the Grayson County Jail.  Conder was arrested as a result of an ongoing undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.  Detectives with the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch began investigating after being contacted by the Miami-Dade Police Department. Information revealed by detectives in Miami, detailed the suspects illegal online activities with a juvenile in Florida.

 

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Two arrested for under the influence

A Bonnieville man and a Glasgow woman were arrested Tuesday by the Munfordville City Police on drug and alcohol charges. Officer Eli Dennis made contact with a suspicious vehicle at Edgewood apartments. After an investigation, approximately 3 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine were seized along with numerous items of drug paraphernalia. Matthew R. Gordon, of Bonnieville was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (meth), Drug paraphernalia, possession of open alcoholic beverage, public intoxication-controlled substance, and failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation. Trooper Jeremy Smith arrested Crystal Morgan, of Glasgow.  Morgan was charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a public place. Both were lodged in the Hart County Jail.  Trooper Timmy Jewell of the Kentucky State Police Post 3 assisted in the arrests.

 

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Area high school basketball scores

In area high school basketball last night, in the girls:  Caverna 62 to Barren County 40, Logan County 54 to Glasgow 46, Marion County 68 to Green County 65 (overtime), North Hardin 64 to Larue County 48.  In the boys: Bardstown defeated Hart County 91 to 60 (Mason Gentry scored 25 points, 9 rebounds), Caverna 67 to Barren County 61, Larue County 70 to Edmonson County 64, Logan County 70 to Glasgow 65 (overtime), Taylor County 77 to Bethlehem 58.

 

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Food Bank Commodity Program

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

 

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.  New business will include:  Second reading 25 mph speed limit ordinance Mount Vernon Road, First reading 25 mph speed limit on N. Nelson Road, approve judge to sign resolution with Barren County Workforce Investment Board, and notification of sale of 1995 Ford van $2,000.  Also approve to cancel Jan. 1st meeting and approve to meet on Jan. 5th.

 

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Open enrollment underway for healthcare

More than 100,000 people in Kentucky have applied for or renewed their health care coverage through the state's health benefit exchange during a one-month open enrollment. Gov. Steve Beshear's office says Monday was the deadline for coverage to being Jan. 1st. Open enrollment continues through Feb. 15th. More information is available at kynect.ky.gov.

 

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Five men arrested in Horse Cave

Five area men were arrested by Horse Cave Police Department over the weekend.  Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested two Horse Cave brothers on a Warren County Bench warrant around 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Police conducted a traffic stop on West Highway 218 for no tail lamps. Arrested were 31 year-old Derek Martin and 56 year-old Cass Martin on a $234 cash bond.  Horse Cave Police Officer Derrick Murphy arrested a Cave City woman around 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Officer Murphy charged 36 year-old Jessica L. Crane with no tail lamps and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 2nd offense.  Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested two men around 1:00 a.m. Sunday. Officer Martin charged 19 year-old Sabastian Jones and 20 year-old Kory Houchin with reckless driving operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense aggravating circumstances and fleeing or evading police both in a motor vehicle and on foot.  Officer Martin was assisted by Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry. Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested a Cave City man around 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Chief Henry charged 36 year-old Jason Long with sexual abuse 1st degree, prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure a minor in a sex offense and sexual misconduct with a minor. All were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Injury accidents in Barren County

On Monday at approximately 3:12 p.m., the Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident around the 1500 block of Coral Hill Road. Cheyenne Milam was traveling north when she lost control of her 2007 Pontiac passenger car as she came around a curve. The vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and came to a stop in a ditch. Milam was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries by Barren Metcalfe EMS.  Hiseville and East Barren Fire Departments also responded to the scene.  Also on Monday afternoon, the Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident on South Fork Road. 19 year-old Amanda N. Franklin, of Horse Cave, was traveling westbound when she lost control of her vehicle on the wet roadway. The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned approximately 2 times ejecting Franklin before coming to a complete stop. Franklin was transported to T. J. Samson Hospital by Barren Metcalfe EMS for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident and was later transferred to the University of Louisville Hospital. 

 

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday night local basketball scores

In area high school basketball from Monday night:  Girls - Russell County defeated Metcalfe County 70 to 54, while Glasgow beat Bardstown 51 to 46. In the boys:  Russell County defeated Metcalfe County 63 to 42.

 

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Judges will rule on lower property taxes

Three Kentucky judges say they plan to rule in the next two months on a case that could lower property taxes for homeowners while stripping more than half of the funding for most of the state's public libraries. The issue is what law public libraries use to set their tax rates.

 

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Minimum wage law up for vote

Louisville could become the first Kentucky city to enact its own minimum wage law. The council's labor and economic development committee approved an ordinance yesterday that would eventually increase Louisville's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour from $7.25 per hour over the next three years. The full council will vote on the ordinance on Thursday. 

 

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Monday, December 15, 2014

High school basketball action this week

In basketball action Tuesday night, the Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will hosts Barren County starting at 5:30 p.m. Listen to both games on our sister station 991 the HOSS starting around 5:15 p.m.  While the Hart County Boys entertain Bardstown in a JV/Varsity contest starting at 5:30 p.m. Join WLOC and wloconline.com for  complete play by play coverage of the varsity game starting at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show.  On Thursday, Hart County girls will play Warren East in a JV/Varsity contest with the JV game starting at 5:30 p.m.  The varsity game will begin around 6:45 p.m. Listen in on WLOC and wloconline.com for coverage of the varsity game.  The Caverna Boys will be in action Friday night at Larue County in a JV/Varsity contest. WLOC and wloconline.com will have live coverage of the varsity game starting at 6:45 p.m.  The Hart County - Beth Haven double header for Friday night has been canceled.

 

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Bonnieville Community Christmas Dinner

The 5th Annual Bonnieville Community Christmas Dinner will be held Christmas Day at the Bonnieville Firehouse from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Help is needed with food and cash donations.  Residents will be served in Bonnieville, Upton, Munfordville, Cub Run and the Horse Cave areas and delivery will be to the sick and shut-ins only.  Everyone else is welcome to attend the meal at the Bonnieville Fire House.  Any and all donations can be delivered to or picked up by Betty Bowman at 270-531-3265 or Tawana Bowman at 270-528-1680.  Items can also be mailed to the attention of: Betty Bowman, P. O. Box 106, Bonnieville, Ky. 42713.  For delivery for sick and shut ins, call 270-531-3265 or 270-528-1680.

 

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Illinois man arrested at Cabelas

An Illinois man shot by a Bowling Green police officer after a robbery at Cabela's has been arrested.  On Sunday, Elliott Cummings was released from Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN and was arrested for an Active Warrant from the State Of Illinois on a Probation Violation stemming from a Shoplifting Arrest. Charges are forthcoming from the State of Kentucky.  On Saturday, Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green was contacted by the Bowling Green Police Department (BGPD) regarding an officer involved shooting at the Cabela’s Sporting Goods in the city limits of Bowling Green.  Preliminary investigation shows that Cabela’s Sporting Goods contacted police regarding a subject that had taken a firearm from the shelf and placed it inside of his pants and proceeded to go into the restroom. The subject then left the restroom and proceeded to exit the store with the firearm still located in the front of his pants. The Officer involved in the shooting has been identified as Officer Clifton Phelps a three-year veteran of the Bowling Green Police Department.  Elliott Cummings (33) of Napierville, Illinois was transported to the Medical Center and late transferred to the Skyline Medical Center, Nashville, TN where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.  Officer Phelps has been place on administrative leave per the Bowling Green Police Department policy.  The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday night high school basketball

The Caverna Boys and Lady Colonels will be on the road tonight in basketball action taking on Green County. The boys will play first at 5:30 p.m.  It's a doubleheader Friday night for Hart County as the Lady Raiders and the Raider boys hosts Larue County at 5:30. WLOC and wloconline.com will be on the air with live coverage of both games beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 13th - Caverna Boys and Lady Colonels will hosts Cumberland County in a girl/boy double header Saturday starting at 5:30 p.m.  WLOC and wloconline.com will have coverage of the games starting at 5:15 p.m. with the pregame show.

 

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Bearwallow Lodge breakfast Saturday

Bearwallow Lodge #231 of Cave City is hosting a breakfast Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  The menu includes, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee and drinks $5 a plate. All proceeds benefit the Bearwallow Masonic Lodge.

 

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Rayburn family house fire

The Darrell Rayburn family recently lost all their belongings in a housefire.  They are in need of household items such as: cookware, silverware, men's clothing: XL shirts, 38 pants, womens clothing: 3x shirts, size 24 pants. Call 270-786-5586.

 

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Burglary at antique shop in Haywood

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a burglary that occurred at Beaver Creek Antiques on Scottsville Road south of Glasgow in Haywood.  A $1,000.00 reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) involved in this burglary. The burglary occurred at the end of November and several thousand dollars worth of antiques were stolen.  If you have any information regarding this burglary please contact the Barren County Sheriff’s Office at 270-651-2771, you can also call our tip line at 270-646-8771.

 

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Several semis involved in I-65 crash

The northbound direction of I-65 near mile marker 77 in Larue County near Upton was closed several hours last night due to a crash. The accident involved several semis in a construction zone which made it more difficult to clear the scene.

 

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cave City Fire Department fruit baskets

The Cave City Fire Department will be handing out fruit baskets to the public on Saturday.  They will begin at the nursing home and make their way back through Cave City. You must be outside to receive a basket.

 

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

William Belt, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board of Education to be held Thursday night, Dec. 11th, at 6:00 p.m.  The item on the agenda is: 1) Discuss and possibly take action on 2016 tax rates.

 

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Seven roadway deaths 1st week of December

Preliminary statistics indicate that seven people died on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. During the same reporting period, KSP accounted for 320 seat belt citations, 58 aggressive driving citations, 15 distracted driving citations and 97 DUI arrests.

In an effort to reduce highway fatalities, KSP is asking Kentuckians to ‘Finish Strong’ in 2014 by adhering to safe driving procedures including wearing seat belts, reducing speed, refraining from distractions and never driving impaired. Kentucky is currently at its lowest highway fatality rate in nearly 50 years.

The #FinishStrongKY project began November 1, 2014 with a data driven strategy that places enforcement details in high crash zones where fatalities have occurred. The effort will remain in effect through the holidays.

KSP is partnering with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and the Federal Highway Administration to roll out the #FinishStrongKY media blitz. The agencies will utilize social media platforms to blast out uniform traffic safety messaging with the hash tag FinishStrongKY.

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.

 

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Civil suit settled against sheriff

A civil suit claiming the violation of civil rights involving former Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton and other law enforcement officers has been settled. According to attorney Aaron Smith, Billy Randall Stinnett agreed to dismiss his claims due to the settlement. Smith represents Eaton, Aaron Bennett, Eric Guffey, and Robert McCown. Smith says the terms of the settlement are confidential. Eaton was convicted of two counts of witness tampering relating to the alleged beating and cover-up of Stinnett in 2010. Adam Minor was also named in the suit, but according to Smith he has a different attorney.

 

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cave City business liquor sales

Cave City Mayor Dwayne Hatcher says four applications are in the running to sell the first packaged container of liquor in the city. Due to the size and population of the town, only two stores will be able to open. Which two are chosen, is a decision that will come from the state. Convenience and grocery stores are applying for NQ Retail Malt Beverage Package License, meaning they couldn't sell liquor, but they would be eligible to sell beer. Wednesday afternoon, both the five star and junior foods convenience stores in Cave City officially got their malt beverage license meaning as soon as they get a shipment in, they can sell beer.

 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Area highschool basketball schedule changes

 

Tuesday, Dec. 16th

 

In basketball action Tuesday night, the Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will

hosts Barren County starting at 5:30 p.m.

 

While the Hart County Boys entertain Bardstown in a JV/Varsity contest

starting at 5:30 p.m. Join WLOC and wloconline.com for complete play by

play coverage of the varsity game starting at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show.

 

Friday, Dec. 19th

 

The Caverna Boys will be in action Friday night at Larue County in a JV/

Varsity contest. WLOC and wloconline.com will have live coverage of the

varsity game starting around 6:15 p.m.

 

Hart County - Beth Haven double header has been canceled.

 

Monday, Dec. 29th

 

The Hart County Boys will be playing in the Allen County Scottsville

Holiday Tourney

Mon, Dec. 29th - 1:30 p.m. Shelby Co.

Tues, Dec. 30th - 6:45 p.m. Allen Co.

Wed, Dec. 31 - 10:00 a.m. Ohio Co.

 

Jan. 2nd & 3rd

 

The Adair County Holiday Tournament, originally scheduled

for December, will be played in January:

 

Hart County Raider Boys will play Friday and Saturday,

Jan. 2nd and 3rd.

 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Area highschool basketball scores

In girls action:  Green County defeated Hart County 72 to 34. Green County's Myra Shrems scored 24 points, Hart County's Charity Burd scored 14 points, and Hannah Bruton scored 12 points and had 14 rebounds.  In boys action:  Hart County defeated Green County 71 to 62.  Hart County's Trey Johnson scored 21 points, Mason Gentry scored 11 points and had 11 rebounds and Kendall West scored 15 points.

 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I-65 overpass demolition in Munfordville

Construction crews will be tearing down the I-65 overpass bridge on 31-W in Munfordville for the next couple of days. Motorists are advised that there will be delays on 31-W in Munfordville.

 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Accidental shooting in Barren County

A Barren County man is in the hospital following an accidental shooting. On Tuesday, the Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to the shooting on Etoile Road.  Police say 22 year-old Travis Wood, was taking his Glock 40 caliber pistol out of his pocket when it accidentally fired. The bullet went through one leg and into the other. Wood was taken to a local hospital and transferred to Louisville. Police are not releasing any more information at this time.

 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Meth arrest in Munfordville

On Monday, the Munfordville Police Department along with the Kentucky State Police acted on a tip of drug activity located at 1855 Main St. in Munfordville.  After a search of the residence, Officer Dennis and Trooper Rountree located 7 one step meth labs as well as several meth precursors, drug paraphernalia, and Methamphetamine.  Chris A. Willis, of Munfordville, was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st offense, Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursors 2nd, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree, 3rd offense (meth), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Willis was lodged in the Hart County Jail. Officer Dennis was assisted at the scene by Trooper Rountree, Trooper Jewell, Sergeant White and DESI West of the Kentucky State Police.

 

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Area highschool basketball scores

In area highschool basketball Monday night:  Todd County Central defeated Glasgow 72 to 63. In girls: Greenwood defeated Caverna 82 to 62.  Madison Faulkner scored 23 points, Ciera Wagner scored 14 points, and Shanda Bradley scored 12 points. 

 

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Horse Cave City Council Meeting

The Horse Cave City Council met for the final time this year on Monday night. New members Maronda Gibson and Allen Harper were sworn in to begin their terms in January.

The Council unanimously passed a resolution opposing the National Park Service decision to reduce overnight lodging at Mammoth Cave National Park. The Park Service plans to tear down the Heritage Trail wing of Sunset Lodge. The city’s resolution requests that the Park Service adopt a concession facility plan that promotes cultural and economic interests in the region.

The Council also voted for a one-time pay increase of $200 for full time city employees. This pay increase is already covered in the current budget.

Ken Russell, Code Enforcement Officer for Horse Cave, reported that there were three cases in litigation for local code violations. Property owners have continued to ignore citations. The properties currently involved in legal proceedings include the Fertilizer plant property at 310 Guthrie Street, 318 Old Dixie Highway where significant improvements have been made and Meredith’s Woodworking on S. Dixie for unpaid occupation license fees.


Kenneth Guess recently bought the Shady Way Apartments property on S Dixie which has been condemned as uninhabitable for more than a year. Guess will either demolish or bring the apartment property up to code. The Midway Café property on Main Street which had been cited for various violations was recently bought by Marilyn Dyer, who has secured the property so it is no longer in violation of local code.

 

Police Chief Sean Henry reported that his officers assisted in 7 non-injury accidents, made 3 arrests for public intoxications, served 8 warrants, issued 46 speeding citations and 15 other citations. They also dealt with a kidnapping and promoting prostitution arrest, made 2 arrests for shoplifting, 3 arrests for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and made several drug arrests during the month of November. A recent drug bust involved methamphetamine being sent through the mail from California for local resale. Another involved the selling of crack cocaine.

 

Fire Chief Donnie Parker reported that his crew made 39 runs in November for a total of 459 runs so far this year. The bulk of the fire department’s runs are for medical needs.

Maintenance Department Supervisor Jimmy Martin reported that his crew made 24 animal control runs in November. He reported that work on the Maple Street Park was progressing well and that the price of road salt was expected to triple in price this year. Last year the city paid around $70 per ton for salt.

Martin also said that Hart County Solid Waste was providing an additional recycling trailer to Horse Cave. Martin said one trailer will be devoted to cardboard. Citizens are encouraged to bring cardboard, paper, plastics and aluminum to the recycling trailers located in the parking lot near the public library.

Council member Jackie Buckingham confirmed the need for street lighting on E. Dale Heights where a pole will need to be set. Mayor Randall Curry said he thought KU charges about $3000 to set a pole.

Buckingham also said he would be working with the county to obtain materials for a cold patch to the street surface at Guthrie and Walnut Street. More extensive street repairs will be made on Mill Street this spring.

Mayor Curry appointed Mike Thompson to a seat on the Library Committee.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Domestic Violence arrest in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer Derrick Murphy arrested a Horse Cave man around 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Officer Murphy responded to 315 South Dixie Highway on an assault call. The female victim had been struck in the face, knocking her to the ground and breaking her glasses. The officer observed victim's face was cut and swollen. Officer Murphy arrested 41 year-old Steven Calhoun on charges of Assault 4th degree (Domestic Violence) minor injury, Disorderly conduct 2nd degree and Resisting Arrest.  Calhoun was transported to the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Deputy Sheriff involved in accident

On Monday, Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to US 431 in Logan County regarding a injury collision.  According to Trooper Brett Coomes, Logan County Deputy Sheriff Brandon Harvey (23) of Greenville, was traveling north on US 431 near the intersection of Peach Blossom Road. At the intersection a FedEx van was stopped in the road in order to turn into a residence. The van was stopped due to oncoming traffic. Deputy Harvey didn't notice the van stopped and he attempted to brake to avoid striking the rear of the FedEx Van. Deputy Harvey steered in the southbound lane and struck a vehicle head on that was being operated by Darrell Boatwright (72) of Dunmor, KY.

Mr. Boatwright was taken via helicopter to the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Deputy Harvey was transported by Logan County EMS to the Muhlenberg Community Hospital. The investigation is still on going and is being led by Trooper Brett Coomes.

 

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Hart County and Caverna Basketball

The Caverna Lady Colonels will be in action tonight as they travel to take on Greenwood at 6:00 p.m. You can hear the broadcast of the girls varsity game beginning at 5:45 p.m. on WLOC.  On Tuesday, the Caverna Lady Colonels will travel Tuesday night to take on Larue County in a JV/Varsity contest starting at 5:30 p.m.  The Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will hosts Green County Tuesday night in a girl/boy doubleheader beginning at 5:30 p.m. as the ladies play first. Join WLOC and wloconline.com for live coverage of both games starting with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, December 8, 2014

I-65 local traffic impacts this week

The expected traffic impacts for this week (all work is subject6 to change):  I-65  - Left lane closures between the 36-37 mile marker north and south bound will remain in place for approximately another week as contractors continue constructing the base for an overhead variable message board.

 

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Local Farm Bureau receives Women's Award

Recognized for the achievements of its women's program this year, Hart County Farm Bureau received the 2014 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau's annual meeting in Louisville. The award honors county Women's Committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.  Patti Reynolds, co-chair of the Hart County Farm Bureau Women's Committee, accepted the 2014 Gold Star Award of Excellence from Betty Farris, chair of the Kentucky Farm Bureau state Women's Committee. The award was presented during Friday's recognition program at the 95th Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting.

 

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Glasgow woman killed over weekend

A 74 year-old Glasgow woman was killed over the weekend.  On Friday, at approximately 3:00 p.m. the Barren County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a single vehicle accident on Roseville Road near the intersection of Renfro Road.  74 year-old Helen Ashby, of Glasgow was pronounced dead as a result of the injuries she sustained when her 2007 Ford Taurus went off the right side of the roadway and struck 2 trees before coming to rest on it's driver's side. 

 

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Missing Barren County teen found safe

A missing teen has been found and is back home safe in Barren County.  Jessica Ann Marie Fauber, 15, was reported missing from her home on Mammoth Cave Loop early Friday morning.

 

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Area Christmas parades Saturday

Christmas parades will be held this weekend locally. This Saturday, Horse Cave will hold their parade beginning at 10:00 a.m. and Munfordville's parade will begin Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

 

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURT ROOM.  AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, FATHER JOEL ROGERS OF THE OUR LADY OF CAVES CATHOLIC CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED:  APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING, PAYING OF BILLS, ROAD REPORT, AND JAIL REPORT GIVEN BY JAILER KEITH RIORDAN STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 151 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL.

OTHER BUSINESS INCLUDED:  APPROVED BUDGET TRANSFER, APPROVE PBI BANK, UPDATED APPLICATION, APPROVE INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY LOAN RENEWAL WITH CITIZENS BANK, AND APPROVED MAGISTRATES REQUEST. JUDGE MARTIN ALSO DECLARED THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4th, AS BLAKE DOYLE DAY.  BLAKE IS A HART COUNTY RESIDENT WHO GRADUATED FROM CAVERNA HIGH SCHOOL AND PLAYED ON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP BASEBALL TEAM OF 1972. BLAKE WENT ON TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL. BLAKE IS NOW COACH FOR THE MAJOR LEAGUE COLORADO ROCKIES AND OWNS THE DOYLE BASEBALL SCHOOL WHICH NOT ONLY TEACHES YOUNGSTER BASEBALL, BUT TALKS TO THEM ABOUT THEIR SPIRITUAL LIVES. THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, DEC. 18th, AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce 2014 Annual meeting was held Thursday night.  A presentation of awards was given.  Small Business of the Year - Tri County Auto & Oil, Farmer/Agribusiness of the Year - Logsdon Farms, Business of the Year - Caverna Memorial Hospital, Forward Award - Bonnieville Watershed Council, Citizen of the Year - Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, President's Award - Sheriff Stan Cottrell, Mary McDowell, and John Johnston, Lifetime Achievement Award  - Former State Rep. Dottie Sims.  There was also a silent auction and door prizes.

 

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Unemployment down for third month

Two area counties recorded some of the lowest unemployment rates in the state for October, which is also the third consecutive month unemployment rates have dropped in all Kentucky counties compared to a year ago.  Edmonson and Hart Counties saw the biggest decrease in unemployment percentage in the region  -- 2.8 percent from October 2013 to October 2014. Edmonson County's jobless rate went form 9 % to 6.2% in one year. Hart County's jobless rate went from 7.6% percent to 4.8% in one year.  No counties in the Barren River region were among the 10 counties with the highest unemployment rates in October.  Boone County recorded the lowest jobless rate in Kentucky at 4.1%.  Jackson County had the highest rate at 11.7%.

 

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Friday night highschool basketball

It's local rivalry this Friday night as Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys hosts Hart County.  The girls will play at 5:30 p.m.  WLOC will have complete live coverage of both games beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Trooper Biven named commander at Camp

The Kentucky State Police has named Trooper First Class Jonathan Biven as commander of Trooper Island Camp. Trooper Island Camp was developed by the KSP as part of a long-range program of public service to the youth of Kentucky. Biven was among several troopers who interviewed for the position. Biven is an eleven-year veteran of KSP and his assignments have included the Campbellsburg Post and the Bowling Green Post, where he has served as trooper, detective and most recently, as public affairs officer. He resides in Cave City with his wife and two daughters.

 

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Fire destroys home in Horse Cave

A fire early Wednesday morning destroyed the home of a Horse Cave family. Allen Dice, the Bishop of Wigwam Full Gospel Church says his family is blessed to be alive after the fire at their home on Glenview Drive.  Meanwhile, the family of six is sleeping at Hampton Inn. It is still undetermined how much of the home can be saved, if any at all.  The cause of fire is still unknown.  A majority of the family's clothing is now ashes, while the remainder is contaminated with soot. All donations are being accepted at Wigwam Full Gospel, in Horse Cave or phone 270-984-6036.

 

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Area highschool basketball scores

In boys action from Tuesday night: 

Bethlehem 65 - Hart County 56

Warren East 68 - Metcalfe County 55

Adair County 54 - Cumberland County 43

Bardstown 86 - Marion County 81

Barren County 60 - Green County 45

Breckinridge County 72 - Edmonson County 63

Clinton County 79 - Casey County 65

Grayson County 44 -. Holy Cross (Louisville) 29

Monroe County 66 - Franklin-Simpson 50

Taylor County 100 - Washington County 50

 

AREA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL:

Bethlehem 51 - Hart County 34

Caverna 64 - Campbellsville 38

Adair County 64 - Cumberland County 37

Clinton County 52 - Casey County 42

Edmonson County 79 vs. Owensboro 76 Overtime

Elizabethtown 61 - Meade County 19

Green County 45 - Barren County 44

Metcalfe County 66 - Warren East 59

Monroe County 70 - Franklin-Simpson 55

Nelson County 73 - Central Hardin 29

Somerset 59 - Glasgow 57

Taylor County 52 - Washington County 31

 

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, December 4th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.

 

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Beware of money scams

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office wants to advise citizens of new money scams affecting our area. The first is a Secret Shopper money scam, where the victims receives a check in the mail and is asked to cash the check, and is told to keep some of the money and send the rest back to the sender via Green Dot cards from Wal-Mart or by using Western Union. The BCSO wants to remind citizens that if anytime you receive a check and have to send part of the money back; it is in most cases a scam. BCSO is still receiving complaints in reference to lottery scams as well as online scams involving Craigslist.

Also with the holiday season in full swing, be aware of making donations to charities and other organizations without first verifying it is a legitimate organization. Several organizations will call you over the phone requesting personal information. We recommend that you do NOT give any personal information out over the telephone. If you are contacted by someone and you believe it to be a possible scam please contact the Barren County Sheriff’s Office at 270-651-2771.

 

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cave City man arrested Tuesday

Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 27 year old David Finn of Cave City on Tuesday evening. Officer Riley had observed Finn operating a motor vehicle on Martin Street, Riley had prior knowledge that Finn's license were suspended as a result of a DUI. Riley made a traffic stop on Finn after a brief investigation Finn was arrested and charged with driving on a DUI suspended license and possession of a controlled substances 1st degree (meth). Finn was lodged the Barren County Jail. Riley was assisted on scene by Chief Jeff Wright.

 

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Glasgow man arrested after fleeing police

On Tuesday, Deputy Dean Crumbaugh with the Barren County Sheriff’s Office, attempted to make a traffic stop on a 1994 Chevrolet Camero on Tompkinsville Road. When Deputy Crumbaugh initiated the stop, the vehicle sped up and refused to stop. Deputy Crumbaugh followed the vehicle until it finally stopped, and he then made contact with the driver, Timothy F. Cawthorn 50 of Glasgow. Cawthorn was arrested on a warrant for a Violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO. He was also charged with; Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree (Motor Vehicle), Wanton Endangerment 1st degree Police Officer, Operating Motor Vehicle under the Influence ALC/Drugs ETC .08 1st Offense, and Possession of Marijuana.

 

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Metcalfe County Grand Jury Indictments

The Metcalfe County Grand Jury recently issued the following indictments.  49 year old Wendy C. Furbush and 42 year old Christopher John Westbrook, both of Knob Lick, were indicted on one count of Criminal Facilitation to Manufacture Methamphetamine. Westbrook also faces one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and one count of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, aggravated circumstances. 48 year old Oakley David Smith of Edmonton was indicted on one count of Marijuana Cultivation, Five or More Plants.  Jeremy Lee Parke, age 31 of Knob Lick, was indicted on three charges; one Count of Burglary, 3rd Degree, One Count of Theft By Unlawful Taking $500 or more, Less than $10,000, and one count of Persistent Felony Offender, 2nd Degree. Bail was set at $10,000 Cash or Approved Surety.  Larry Wade Ennis, age 35 of Summer Shade and William C. Coats, age 21 of Glasgow were both indicted on one count of Burglary, 3rd Degree and Theft By Unlawful Taking over $500 Less than $10,000. Bail was set at $2,500.

 

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

I-65 traffic impact update

Due to the possibility of rain in the forecast, closures scheduled for Thursday evening on I65 at Munfordville and the rest area are rescheduled to the alternate date listed in the previous news release. The alternate schedule is listed immediately below:

Sunday, December 7th at 7pm (central time) :

- I65 Southbound rest area will be closed

- I65 Southbound ramps at Munfordville (exit 65) will be closed to exiting and entering traffic - Northbound will not be affected

Monday, December 8th by 7pm (central time):

- I65 Southbound rest area reopens

- I65 Southbound exit to Munfordville (exit 65) will be open

§ I65 Southbound on ramp will not be open at this point

§ For those exiting, there will be no southbound re-entry

§ Anyone exiting must detour via US 31W south to re-enter southbound I65

Tuesday, December 9th by 7pm (central time):

- I65 Southbound on ramp at Munfordville reopens.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 Office will continue to update local media, website and social media outlets regarding I65 conditions.

 

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Munfordville City Council Meeting

The Munfordville City Council met Monday night to conclude routine business for the year and to swear in new council members who begin their term in January.  Returning council members are Daryl Miles, JoAnn Pedigo and Macy Rae McDowell. New council members are Brian Key, Dona Ebert and Jennifer Faye Jones. Mayor-elect John Freeman leaves his seat on the council to become mayor of Munfordville, replacing out-going mayor John Johnson.  Mayor-elect Freeman stated that replacing city signs that were destroyed during the 2005 tornado and opening a facility to temporarily shelter travelers stranded on the interstate were among the projects he is interested in working on.  Freeman said he intends to be responsive to the needs of the community.

 

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Weekend car break-ins in Glasgow

Glasgow Police are warning people about a string of car break-ins. Saturday around 6:00 a.m., police received several calls about car break-ins on the northeast side of Glasgow.  Police say 52 cars were broken into, including some that were locked. Items like cash and guns were taken. Police remind everyone to take anything of value out of your cars, and report any suspicious activity to police. If you have any information about these break-ins, call Glasgow Police at 270-651-5151.

 

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Drug Sting Operation arrest in Horse Cave

The Horse Cave Police Department conducted a very successful drug sting operation on drug king pin Dwight Faulkner. Horse Cave Police worked through the night Sunday until early Monday morning on an exhausting nearly 24 hour straight well-coordinated drug sting operation to take down a major drug dealer. Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry, Horse Cave Officer's L. D. Martin and Officer James Roberts used a confidential informant to buy crack cocaine off 52 year-old Dwight E. Faulkner. The drug sting started with an incident in the limits of Horse Cave leading police to much more.  Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin received a search warrant for Faulkner's home early Monday morning at 583 Rowlett's Cave Spring Road. During the search, police located three weapons, cocaine, scales, a large amount of marijuana and a large amount of cash in small bills. The recorded buy money was recovered matching the serial numbers with the money Faulkner received for the purchase of cocaine. A large portion of the buy money was located under the bathroom rug leading police to ponder why recorded money Faulkner received would be hidden separately.  52 year-old Dwight E. Faulkner was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 2nd offense (drug unspecified), Possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 2nd offense (drug unspecified), drug paraphernalia buy/posses 2nd offense, possession of marijuana, persistent felony offender 1st degree, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (X2), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and tampering with physical evidence. Faulkner was lodged in the Hart County Jail. No bond has yet been set.

 

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Horse Cave arrests over Thanksgiving weekend

Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Glasgow man around 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Officer Martin charged 42 year-old Jerry T. Pedigo Sr. with Careless Driving, Improper Equipment, Operating on a Suspended/Revoked Operators License and Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense. Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a Glasgow man around 10:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving night. Officer Roberts charged 35 year-old Billy Joe Johnson with Inadequate Muffler, Rear License Not Illuminated, Improper Turning, and Operating on a Suspended License, Fleeing or Evading Police in a Motor Vehicle 2nd Degree and Fleeing or Evading Police on foot.  Horse Cave Officer James Roberts arrested a Munfordville man around 8:00 p.m. Sunday night. Officer Roberts charged 39 year-old Lamont L. Driver with Rear License not illuminated, Possession of Marijuana and Trafficking in Marijuana less than 8 ounces, 2nd offense.

 

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Greensburg man dies in fire

A fire last night at the Hillview Terrace Apartments has claimed the life of a 60 year-old Greensburg man. Jerry Smith of Greensburg died in the blaze. The KSP Columbia Arson Unit is investigating.

 

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Area highschool basketball action begins

The Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will begin the basketball season tonight in a girl/boy doubleheader at Fort Knox. The ladies game will be first at 5:30 p.m.  The Lady Colonels of Caverna will be on the road Tuesday night taking on Cambellsville in a JV/Varsity game beginning at 6:00 p.m.   Hart County Raider and Lady Raider basketball action begins Tuesday night with a girl/boy doubleheader starting at 5:30 p.m. with the Lady Raiders playing first. Both Raider teams will be at home as they take on Bethlehem.   Join WLOC and wloconline.com for live play by play coverage of both games starting with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Barren County Grand Jury Indictments

A recent session of the Barren County Grand Jury resulted in the following indictments:  28 year-old Christopher Jordan Maxey, of Glasgow, was indicted on one count of Criminal Mischief 1st degree. According to the indictment, Maxey wantonly defaced, destroyed or damaged a 2005 GMC Envoy that did not belong to him.  Due to testimony in regard to events in early August of this year, 35 year-old Marcus Lee Valdez, of Smiths Grove, was indicted on four counts:  Burglary 1st degree, Criminal Attempt to Assault 2nd degree, Terroristic Threatening 3rd degree and Violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO.  46 year-old Pamela Kay Vaughn, of Glasgow, was indicted on one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 3rd offense.  Bail amount for all three individuals was set at $5,000 cash or approved surety.

 

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Friday, November 28, 2014

I-65 traffic impact in Hart County

As contract crews switch southbound traffic to the inside and begin construction on outside lanes, southbound approaches must be built along the Munfordville exchange and rest area.  Here is the closure schedule:

Thursday, Dec. 4th, at 7:00 p.m. central time

 ---  Southbound rest area will be closed

 --- Southbound ramps at Munfordville (exit 65) will be closed to exiting and entering traffic - Northbound will not be affected.

 

Friday, Dec. 5th, at 7:00 central time

 ---  Southbound rest area reopens

 ---  Southbound exit to Munfordville (exit 65) will be open

    *Southbound on ramp will NOT b4e open at this point

    *For those exiting, there will be no southbound re-entry

    *Anyone exiting must detour via US 31W south to re-enter southbound I-65.

 

Saturday, Dec. 6th, by 7:00 p.m. central time

 ---Southbound on ramp at Munfordville reopens.

 

All southbound motorists should remember that beginning Thursday night as traffic is divided and "switched" to inside lanes, those wishing to exit at Munfordville (exit 65) or at the Hart County southbound rest area must commit to the right lane prior to the Exit 65 interchange. Vehicles in the left southbound lane will not be able to merge right after entering the divided lane section. Highly visible signage will be posted to alert southbound motorists of their need to make a lane decision in advance of arriving at the exit 65 interchange.

If weather prohibits closures Thursday night, crews will work on the same timing schedule beginning Sunday, December 7th, at 7:00 p.m. central time. 

Southbound lanes will remain divided through the winter and into spring/summer until the next phase of construction.

 

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Local area meetings for next week

The Munfordville City Council will meet in regular session Monday, December 1st, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.  On the agenda: Recognize and thank retiring officials, oath of office (newly elected officials effective Jan. 1, 2015 with a reception.  There will be a Caverna High School Advisory County (SBDM) meeting on Tuesday, December 2nd, in the high school library at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Two arrests made Tuesday in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested 53 year old Francis George Grammatico of Horse Cave Tuesday and charged him with with Kidnapping a Minor, Use of a Minor under 16 years old in a Sexual Performance and Promoting Performance in a Sexual Act by a Minor, Unlawful Transaction with a Minor first Degree Illegal Sex Act under 16 year Old, Indecent Exposure 1st offense, Possession of Marijuana, and Drug paraphernalia Buy/Possess.  Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested 35 year old Evan Carter of Glasgow Tuesday night and charged him with Fleeing, Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Unlawful Possession of a Meth Precursor 1st Offense and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Carter also was served with a Barren County arrest warrant on charges of Assault 4th Degree (Domestic Violence Minor Injury).  Both Men were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Horse Cave Mayor's email hacked

Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry got an odd holiday surprise in his email - someone had hacked into it and was trying to scam people for money. Curry told the Daily News that his account had been used to ask for a quick loan of $2,850 to settle a hotel bill in Turkey and allow him to leave. Curry got word of the scam Wednesday morning and says he's not left Horse Cave for a foreign land. The letter contains two phone numbers that appear to be Horse Cave numbers belonging to Curry, but they vary slightly from his real telephone numbers. The internet scam is fairly common and has been used for the last several years with different variables.

 

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Day arrests in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Glasgow man around 1:00 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. Officer Martin charged 42 year-old Jerry T. Pedigo, Sr., with Careless Driving, Improper Equipment, Operating on a Suspended/Revoked Operators License and Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense. Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a Glasgow man around 10:00 p.m. Thursday night. Officer Roberts charged 35 year-old Billy Joe Johnson with Inadequate Muffler, Rear License Not Illuminated, Improper Turning, Operating on a Suspended License, Fleeing or Evading Police in a Motor Vehicle 2nd Degree and Fleeing or Evading Police on Foot.

 

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Deceased person leads to 2nd death and arrest

On Monday KSP was notified that a deceased male had been found outside a residence on IDA Road in Clinton County. The landowner found the victim at approximately 4:30 PM CST. Troopers and Detectives were dispatched to the scene and determined that the victim, 36-year-old Anthony W. Hargis, of Albany, died as a result of a gunshot wound.  The preliminary autopsy results indicate that Hargis, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. Investigators developed information that led them to believe that James D. Polston and Randall L. Wilkinson were at a trailer on KY 127, south of Albany. Upon arrival, Wilkinson fled from the trailer on foot and was apprehended. The Kentucky State Police Special Response Team also responded to the scene and through the use of a mobile robot and camera, were able to get into the trailer and locate Polston lying in the floor of the residence, dead from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. Soon after Randall Wilkinson was apprehended, 19-year-old Desire Riddle, of Albany, who was at the scene, was also taken into custody and charged with Hindering Prosecution 1st Degree. Wilkinson was charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Both were lodge in the Clinton County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Greensburg man dies in car accident

A 21 year-old Green County man was killed early Tuesday morning after losing control of his vehicle on Hwy 88 in Green County. 21 year-old Toby Thompson, of Greensburg, was pronounced deceased by Green County Coroner Carol Ray at the scene of the accident. The mishap occurred around 4:00 a.m. and was reported at 5:30 a.m. Hwy 88 was closed for several hours.  Green County Sheriff Robby Beard investigated the accident.

 

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Drug arrests made in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Horse Cave man around 10:00 p.m. Monday night. Officer Martin charged 50 year-old Jesse Wayne Trent with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 2nd offense (meth), and Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, Persistent Felony Offender 1st degree, Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon X-6.  Officer Martin was assisted by Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry, Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts, K-9 Charlie and the U. S. Postal Inspector's Clint Springer and Kristy Parkerson. Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a Horse Cave couple around 5:00 p.m. Monday night.  Officer Roberts charged 62 year-old Harold Barrer and 54 year-old Sandra Barranon on charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth).  Officer Roberts was assisted by Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry and Officer L. D. Martin. Trent, Barrer and Barranon were all lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hart County college student sings for doctors

A Northern Kentucky University student who beat leukemia at 6 years old, then developed seizures that threatened her future as a singer is performing for her doctors and patients this week in Lexington. Celeste Shearer of Hart County underwent surgery after University of Kentucky physicians determined removing the diseased part of her brain was her best option.  Her desire to be a singer and performer made it necessary to preserve her brain function in those areas. The doctors kept Celeste awake to listen and respond to music, helping doctors define which areas of her brain needed to be preserved.  That was a year ago. Now Shearer is seizure-free and a college freshman. She will say thanks Wednesday at UK Hospital with a concert there for doctors and patients.

 

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Free Thanksgiving meal at Hart County High

Giving from the Hart presents their 5th annual A Thanksgiving Dinner to Remember on Thanksgiving Day at the Hart County High School Cafeteria from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This is a free warm meal to anyone in the community.  Delivery will be provided for disabled/handicap and shut-ins only. You are welcome to pickup a to-go tray if you can't stay.  For more information or to request a delivery, call Sheila at 270-528-1980 or Mary at 270-597-7755.

 

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Monday, November 24, 2014

2 people arrested in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police made two arrests.  Horse Cave Officer Bruce Neville arrested a Horse Cave man around 5:00 p.m. Friday night. Officer Neville charged 50 year-old Jesse Wayne Trent with Assault 4th Degree (Domestic Violence). Officer Neville was assisted by Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin.  Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Munfordville man around 9:00 p.m. Thursday night. 20 year-old Jordan Lee Bruton was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Drug Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Offense Drug (Meth). Officer Martin was assisted by Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts. Bruton and Trent were both lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Dollar Store manager found guilty

The former manager of the Horse Cave Dollar General Store has been found guilty of arson.  The conviction of Debra Fowler Kessinger of Smiths Grove stems from a fire that burned down the Horse Cave Dollar General in June 2011.  Kessinger was the manager of the business at the time of the fire. The fire took place two days before the store's inventory was set to be audited. Prosecutors said Kessinger set the fire to conceal the fact that thousands of dollars of merchandise was missing.  Her sentencing is set for March 12.

 

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Monday, November 24, 2014

I65 northbound reduced to one lane

Northbound I-65 will be reduced to one lane beginning mid-day Monday from the Hart County Rest Area to just north of Munfordville (mp 59-65) for resurfacing of the right lane through the construction zone. Delays are possible, especially Monday afternoon. This work is needed in order to repair several potholes through the section and should be complete by 6am central time on Tuesday. Southbound traffic flow should not be affected.

 

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Pedestrian struck in Columbia

Tpr. Justin Phillips is investigating a collision that occurred Friday night on KY 551 south of Columbia. 46-year-old James K. Polston, of Columbia, was walking in the middle of the roadway when he was struck by a northbound, 1995 Ford pickup, operated by 36-year-old Priscilla Greer, of Columbia. Greer attempted an evasive maneuver but was unable to avoid the collision. Polston was transported from the scene by Adair County EMS to Westlake Regional Hospital where he was flown to UK Medical Center. Greer was belted and not injured. The collision remains under investigation and it is unknown as to why Polston was in the roadway.

 

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Bus driver arrested for DUI

A Bus Driver transporting students was arrested Sunday in Washington County. 46-year-old Holly M. Brown of Louisville, has been charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 1st Degree, Prescription of Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container 1st Offense and Wanton Endangerment 2nd Degree. Post 15 received a call from an off duty Anderson County Sheriff's Deputy that he had followed a charter bus traveling on the Bluegrass Parkway to the EZ Stop Store and Restaurant on KY 555 and suspected that the driver was under the influence. KSP Troopers from Post 12, Frankfort and Post 15, Columbia responded. Tpr. Chase Willis found Holly M. Brown in the store and she was subsequently arrested as a result of his investigation. Brown was operating a Tour Bus owned by Miller Transportation and was transporting 41 students and 9 adult chaperones with the Elliott County High School. They were returning home from a Future Business Leaders of America field trip in Louisiana. A replacement driver was sent to the scene. Brown was lodged in the Marion County Jail.

 

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Bowling Green man charged with murder

A Bowling Green man has been charged with murder after a two car collision at the intersection of Smallhouse Road and Lois Lane. Police believe just before 9PM on Friday, a vehicle driven by Michael Hardy, 20, of Bowling Green collided with another vehicle resulting in the death of the driver of that vehicle. Neither vehicle had other passengers. Hardy was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Hardy was subsequently arrested and charged with Murder and Driving Under the Influence, 1st Offense and is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. The name of the deceased driver is being withheld pending notification of the family. The collision is under investigation by accident reconstructionist from the Bowling Green Police Department.

 

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Brett Guthrie named Vice Chairman

Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie has been named Vice Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee.  Congressman Guthrie said next year, health care will be a central focus of the agenda and he was looking forward to continuing his work in this new capacity. The Subcommittee on Health has jurisdiction over Medicare, Medicaid, and public health matters, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Congressman Guthrie has served on the Energy and Commerce Committee since 2010.

 

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Judge orders evidence submitted concerning Iraqi man

A federal judge wants to review sealed evidence against an Iraqi man convicted in a Kentucky terrorism case who hopes to gain access to his complete case file.  U. S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell has ordered attorneys in the case of 27 year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi to submit the evidence to him. Hammadi is seeking access to his file, hoping to withdraw his guilty plea to taking part in a plot to ship thousands of dollars in cash and weapons from Bowling Green, Kentucky, to al-Qaida in Iraq.  A co-defendant, 33 year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan, pleaded guilty in 2010. The pair was working with an FBI informant who squelched their plans. Alwan is serving a 40 year sentence and Hammadi is serving a life sentence at a maximum security prison in Florence, Colorado.

 

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Two ribbon cuttings Friday in Horse Cave

The Hart County Chamber will hold two ribbon cuttings Friday.  The first ribbon cutting will take place in downtown Horse Cave at Taqueria Hidalgo at 10:30 a.m.  The business is owned by Carel Ramos-Cruz and located on N. Dixie Street. The restaurant features bold, favorable authentic Mexican food. Customers can dine in or order their meal to go. Business hours are Tuesday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. , Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  For more information, call 270-786-2943.  The second ribbon cutting will be at 11:00 a.m. at Christy Lynn's Country Charm owned by Christy Decker. The business is located at 103 Water Street in Horse Cave, offering antiques, primitives, home decor and more.  A grand opening celebration will be Saturday and Sunday with special discounts, light refreshments and door prizes.  For more information, call 270-774-2992.

 

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Energy efficiency plan for KU and LG&E

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a new energy efficiency plan for Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas & Electric that will mean an increase in the monthly surcharge for the conservation program.  The Lexington Herald-Leader said the plan approved Friday means that a KU or LG&E customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month will see a 29 cent increase in the monthly surcharge. That would bring the amount to $3.78 a month for KU customers and $4. 68 a month for LG&E customers.

 

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Kynect enrolls over 1,100 people

The governor's office says more than 1,100 people purchased a health insurance plan or renewed their current plan during the first weekend of kynect's open enrollment. Kynect is the health insurance exchange Kentucky Officials set up after the passage of the federal Affordable Care Act. People wo qualify can use the website kynect.ky.gov to purchase health insurance plans with the help of a federal discount. People can also use the website to sign up for Medicaid. The second open enrollment period started Saturday and ends Feb. 15th. More than 521,000 people used kynect during the first open enrollment period, with about 85,000 of those purchasing discounted health insurance. The rest signed up for Medicaid.

 

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Friday Night Madness at Hart County High

Friday night madness will be held Friday, November 21st, at Hart County High School. Come out and meet the 2014-15 Raider Basketball Team.  The chili supper and silent auction will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  The green and orange scrimmages start at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is free to scrimmages.

 

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Abundance of the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gym at the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Thursday, November 20th, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, November 21st, from 8:00 a.m. til 11:00 a.m. or until the food is gone.  To qualify for the program you must:  Meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America, show proof that you live in Hart County, only receive commodities one time a month, and only one person per household can receive food.  Farmers Market Vouchers will be available to those who are currently enrolled in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior adults.  Qualifications for this program are:  Show proof that you are 60 years old or older, show proof that you live in Hart County, show proof of income for all members of your household, meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America and only one person per household can receive food.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Traffic impact for I-65 this week

On I-65, crews will be paving the northbound shoulder of I-65 between mile marker 53 and mile marker 59 near Cave City.  Crews will be utilizing rolling roadblocks and temporary lane closures as needed between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. to direct traffic around the construction activities and to shift north bound lanes to their final configuration. 

 

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Green River Ferry and Road open

The Green River Ferry and Road are open. Park staff are working now to open roads that were closed last night in preparation for the storm. There will be no delay in park services today.  Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead has announced that the Park is seeking public comment on a proposed increase in user fees, which would take effect in 2015.  Public comment will be accepted through December 5th. Cave tours would increase by $1 to $2, except the Wild Cave tour, which would increase by $5 and camping fees would increase by $3 to $5. Fees for reservable picnic shelters would increase by $25.

 

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Salvation Army Hart County unit meeting

The Salvation Army Hart County Service unit will meet Tuesday, November 18th, at noon at the office, Munfordville Courthouse. They will discuss the upcoming bell ringing season.  Come, bring a friend to learn how you can help those in need in Hart County.

 

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Friday, November 14, 2014

KSP urges #FinishStrongKY project

Preliminary statistics indicate that ten people died on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Nov. 3rd, through Sunday, Nov. 9th. During the same reporting period, KSP accounted for 411 seat belt citations, 116 aggressive driving citations, 49 distracted driving citations and 118 DUI arrests.  In an effort to reduce highway fatalities, KSP is asking Kentuckian's to 'Finish Strong' in 2014 by adhering to safe driving procedures including wearing seat belts, reducing speed, refraining from distractions and never driving impaired. Kentucky is currently at its lowest highway fatality rate in nearly fifty years. The #FinishStrongKY project began November 1st with a data driven strategy that places enforcement details in high crash zones where fatalities have occurred. The effort will remain in effect through the holidays.  KSP is partnering with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and the Federal Highway Administration to roll out the #FinishStrongKY media blitz.  The agencies will utilize social media platforms to blast out uniform traffic safety messaging with the hash tag FinishStrongKY.  Citizen can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible. 

 

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Weather system approaches area this weekend

A weather system will spread light snow across the area Saturday evening into Sunday morning. Some light accumulations of up to half an inch will be possible mainly across far northern Kentucky and southern Indiana. Another weather system Sunday night into Monday morning could bring a mix of rain and snow changing over to all snow across our area. There remains some uncertainty in the storm track, however snow accumulations over southern Indiana and central Kentucky late Sunday night and Monday are possible. These accumulations may negatively impact the Monday morning commute.

 

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY IN THE COURT ROOM. AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER BRO. KEVIN DENTON PASTOR OF THE HORSE CAVE BAPTIST CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING, PAYING OF BILLS, BUDGET TRANSFER #6, ROAD REPORT, OCCUPATIONAL REPORT, AND JAIL REPORT BY JAILER KEITH RIORDAN STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 142 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER RIORDAN ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH 2 CHECKS TOTALING JUST OVER $23,000.  OTHER BUSINESS INCLUDED: APPROVING AGREEMENT WITH KY. INTERACTIVE TO PLACE COUNTY RECORDS ON LINE, ADOPTION OF 30 MPH FOR WINDY HILL ROAD, ADOPT GOALS, & OBJECTIVES BY THE HART COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION, ACCEPTED BIDS FOR 2 NEW TRACTORS WITH TRADES, AND ACCEPTED BID FOR 1998 PICK UP. THE COURT APPROVED THE REFINANCING OF THE JUSTICE CENTER FOR A SAVINGS OF $260,000 TO THE COUNTY.  KACO PRESENTED A CHECK TO THE COUNTY FOR $6,308 FOR A REFUND FROM A LOAN. THE COURT APPROVED THE EMPLOYEE DENTAL INSURANCE PLAN, APPROVED THE 2015 HOLIDAY CALENDAR FOR EMPLOYEES, AND APPROVED AGREEMENT FOR ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4TH, AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURT ROOM.

 

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

College Basketball season set to begin

The college basketball season officially begins on Friday. The Kentucky Wildcats take on the Grand Canyon Antelopes Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Rupp Arena.  The father-son coaching duo of Rick Pitino, a member of the College Basketball Hall of Fame, and Richard Pitino, in his second year at the University of Minnesota, will be on opposite benches when the season opens for their respective teams on Friday night in Puerto Rico. The game between Minnesota and Louisville will be played inside a hanger at a Coast Guard Air Station as the Armed Forces Classic.

 

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hart Co. Public Properties special meeting

Hart County Public Properties Corporation will hold a special meeting at 200 Main Street, Munfordville, Thursday at 9:30 a.m.  On the agenda is a resolution for consideration of adoption accepting direction from the Hart County Fiscal Court and authorizing the issuance of First Mortgage Refunding Revenue Bonds for the Justice Center Project in an amount not exceed $8,500,000.

 

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court will meet at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, November 13th, at the courthouse, 2nd floor.  New business will include: Approve agreement with Kentucky Interactive, LLC to place county records on line, discuss adoption of County Resolution to re-finance Judicial Center, Second reading 30 mph speed limit ordinance Windy Hill Road, adopt goals and objectives as presented by the Hart County Planning Commission, discuss surplus bids on tractors and vehicles, approve 2015 holiday calendar and the court will go into a closed session for Acquisition of Property.  The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4th, at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ky. Baptists sever ties with Louisville Church
Kentucky Baptists have voted to sever ties with a Louisville church that is open to performing same-sex marriages. Baptist leaders from around the state gathered Tuesday in Bowling Green for the Kentucky Baptist Convention's annual meeting. They voted overwhelmingly to end their longstanding relationship with Crescent Hill Baptist Church. The church's pastor, the Rev. Jason Crosby, has said the church is open to performing same-sex marriages and ordaining gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual members. Crosby made a plea Tuesday to allow the church to remain a part of the convention. KBC President Chip Hutcheson gave an update on Campbellsville University, which has moved to end its covenant agreement with Kentucky Baptists. Last month, the central Kentucky University appointed a board of trustees without the Baptist Convention's approval.

 

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Two inmates escape Adair County Jail

Columbia Police are looking for two inmates that escaped from the Adair County Regional Jail.  Police say 20 year-old Jordan Luttrell, of Liberty, and 34 year-old Thomas Wilson, from Albany, ran away from the jail Tuesday around 8:00 p.m. after walking out a front door. It wasn't until bed checks an hour later that the jail realized they were gone. Luttrell is described as a 5 ft 11 inch white man, weighing about 175 pounds. He has brown hair, blue eyes and a large scar on the right side of his head. He was last seen wearing a white hoodie with blue jeans and sneakers. Wilson is a white man that is 6 ft tall and weighs 220 pounds. He has brown hair, blue eyes and tattoos on his neck and both arms. He was last seen wearing jeans, a dark colored t-shirt and work boots. Both men were in jail for theft related charges. Police believe they may have been picked up by a white 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier. If you see these men, call the Columbia Police Department at 270-384-4119 or 270-384-6464.

 

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cub Run Memorial Dedication Ceremony

APPROX 500 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE CUB RUN MEMORIAL DEDICATION TUESDAY AT THE CUB RUN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

THERE WERE AROUND 50 VETERANS AND SEVERAL DIGNITARIES IN ATTENDANCE. WLOC BROADCAST THE DEDICATION LIVE

THE CROWD HEARD PERFORMANCES FROM THE CUB RUN CHORUS, HART CO HIGH SCHOOL BAND, AND THE SCOTTIE PIPERS.

THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER WAS CONGRESSMAN BRETT GUTHRIE.  AFTER THE CEREMONY, THE VETERANS GATHERED AT THE SITE OF THE MEMORIAL AT THE CUB RUN CEMETERY.

 

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wheeler Family Benefit Concert and auction

There will be a Wheeler Family Benefit Concert and Silent Auction on Friday, November 14th, at 6:00 pm (CST) at the Bonnieville Elementary
School. This comes after the tragic death of Hope Wheeler of Bonnieville who was hit by a train while crossing the railroad tracks earlier this
month. All proceeds from this event will go to help raise money for railroad crossing gates and lights, There will be a $5 donation at the door and 12 and under get in free. All other donations are welcomed. For more information, contact Travis Puryear at Plug-N Productions who is hosting the benefit.

 

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Free Health Screening in Horse Cave

WKU Mobile Health and Wellness Unit will offer a Free Health Screening Thursday, November 13th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Housing Authority of Horse Cave, located at 990 N. Dixie Street, Horse Cave.  Screening will be given for blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol, plus free flu shots. For more information, call 270-745-8815.

 

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Garbage service delay this week

Due to this week's observance of the Veteran's Day holiday, Hart County Solid Waste garbage service will run 1 day behind the remainder of the week. Friday's pick up will be Friday afternoon.

 

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Two drug arrests at Star Motel

Cave City Police made arrested two people after receiving an anonymous tip about some drug activity that was taking place at Star Motel. Officer Terrill Riley arrested 27 year old Ricky Perkins and 24 year old Trevor Jewell both of Cave City on Friday night. Jewell and Perkins were charged with POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE and POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. Jewell was also with an outstanding Hart County Bench warrant. Both Jewell and Perkins were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Officer Riley was assisted at the scene by Horse Cave Police Officer Larry Martin and Hart County Constable Terry Riley.

 

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Campbellsville man arrested on cocaine charges

A Campbellsville was arrested on November 4th after a federal grand jury returned an indictment for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base. Harold Jermaine Barnett, 33, was arrested by Kentucky State Police West Drug Enforcement and The Campbellsville Police Department. He was lodged in the Warren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Horse Cave City Council Meeting

The Horse Cave City Council heard reports from various city officers and departments last night.

Code Enforcement Officer Ken Russell is working to obtain a plan of action from Shady Lane Apartments owner Forest Wise. Shady Lane was condemned and cleared of inhabitants last January. Russell wants to hear from Wise whether he plans to sell, demolish or bring the units up to code.

Russell is also working with City Attorney Pat Ross to determine a legal way to enter the Midway Café to address some of its numerous local-code violations, including closing off upper story windows. All attempts to locate the owners of the Midway Café have failed so far.

Tourism Director Sandra Wilson presented the results of the recently-conducted retail market study for Horse Cave. Local citizens and Caverna juniors and seniors were given the opportunity to respond to a survey about shopping habits, wishes and perceptions. The market study assesses demographic trends, local and regional competition and incorporates the local survey results. The full report is available at the city’s website, www.horsecaveky.com or at City Hall.

Fire Chief Donnie Parker reported that his department answered 30 calls last month for a total of 420 for the year. Parker said the department responded to a leaf fire last week. He said the city has a ‘no burn’ ordinance which includes no burning of leaves. To properly dispose of leaves, residents may either bag their leaves and call city hall to have them removed or rake them to the curb where city equipment will vacuum the leaves.

Police Chief Sean Henry said his department was beginning to look at tractor trailers at the interstate exchange and their role in bringing drugs into the local community. Mayor Randall Curry speculated there were as many as 600 tractor trailers at Loves Truck Stop in any 24-hour period. Henry said the number of arrests his department was making had increased significantly in the last year; many of those drug-related.

The Maintenance Department has acquired free of charge the playground equipment that once belonged to Buffalo Elementary School in Larue County. The equipment is three years old and is valued at more than $10,000. The playground equipment has been placed at the Maple Street Park.

Mayor Curry announced that the Horse Cave Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 6th at 10 a.m. He also said that Deck the Halls: The Christmas Store, located at 112 E Main, will open November 28th and run through most of December. The store will sell handmade arts and crafts items. Interested sellers should contact City Hall about the availably of booth space.

By a vote of 5-0 the Council approved the County Comprehensive Plan which lays out goals and objectives for the next few years. Fiscal Court has also approved this plan.

The Streets and Sidewalks committee will make recommendations about a new street light on E. Dale Heights and improving road conditions on Mill Street and at the corner of Walnut and Guthrie near the cemetery.

Finally, the council tabled taking action on an ordinance concerning golf carts on city streets and tabled action to close down one side of Main Street while gravel trucks are traveling through Horse Cave to work on I-65 construction. Council member Jackie Buckingham cautioned that gravel trucks need to be fully covered by tarps and Scotty’s Paving needs to ensure that any gravel spills will be promptly cleaned up. Mayor Curry will speak to Charles Stinson of Scotty’s Paving about this issue before the next council meeting.

 

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Recanvass Thursday of City Election

A recanvass of the November 4th Munfordville City Election will be held this Thursday at 9:00 a.m. It will be conducted by the Hart County Board of Election.

 

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Horse Cave City Council Meeting

The Horse Cave City Council will meet in regular session tonight, November 10th, at 6:00 p.m. On the agenda will be the following: in New Business:  Hart County Comprehensive Plan, Request from Scotty's Contracting and Stone to close one side of Main Street to parking during construction on I-65, the Christmas parade will be Saturday, December 6th, at 10:00 a.m. Grace Dunagan, chair.

 

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Clothes For Kids singing

The Clothes for Kids has received more funds.  Over 200 people were in attendance this past Saturday night for the 15th Annual singing featuring 7 groups and taking in approximately $1422.50.  The 7 night church revival took in more than $1662.86 to bring this year's total to $17,598.33.

 

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Horse Cave Police arrests

Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a Campbellsville man around 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night. Officer Roberts charged 28 year-old Jerome Marcus Taylor with No Tail Lamps, Possession of Synthetic Drugs and Possession of Methamphetamine. Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Falls of Rough man around 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Officer Martin charged 47 year-old Charles B. Corum with Speeding 21 over the Speed Limit, Reckless Driving and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs (Aggravating Circumstances).  Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested a Caneyville man around 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Chief Henry charged 40 year-old Irvin D. Dales with Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd degree (on foot), Resisting Arrest and Giving a Police Officer a false name.  Dales was wanted on a Parole Violation Warrant out of Grayson County on charges of Absconding Parole Supervision and Failure to attend a Halfway House Program on drug charges.

 

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Fleeing murder suspect commits suicide

A murder suspect fleeing police in Tennessee into Kentucky took his own life. On Friday, November 7th, Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green was contacted by Tennessee Law Enforcement requesting assistance in stopping a vehicle being operated by Joseph L Parker (45) of Springfield, Tennessee, who was traveling on I 65 north in Simpson County, Kentucky. Mr. Parker was wanted in connection with a murder that had taken place in Tennessee. KSP Troopers observed Mr. Parker operating a 2007 Toyota Camry traveling north at the 10.2 mile marker. Mr. Parker continued to the 12.6 mile marker when he pulled over on the right-hand shoulder of the road way. After a short standoff Mr. Parker shot himself while sitting in the driver seat of his vehicle. Parker was pronounced dead in the scene by the Simpson County Coroner's Office. An autopsy is scheduled in Louisville, Kentucky. The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Detective Wes Medley.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Ky Appeals Court upholds Marriage Protection

The Family Foundation applauded the Sixth Circuit Appeals Court decision Thursday afternoon upholding Kentucky's Marriage Protection Amendment. "This decision reverses attempts by unelected lower court judges to take marriage police out of the hands of voters," said Martin Cothran, senior policy analyst.  The Family Foundation led the effort in 2004 to pass the amendment, which was approved by both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly and then ratified by more voters than had ever voted both "Yes" and "No" combined on any other Kentucky constitutional amendment.  "This is a signal that there are at least some judges who still recognize that this is a nation of laws and not a nation of judges."  The Family Foundation had submitted three amici briefs as this case went through the District Court and Circuit Court stages.

 

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Friday, November 7, 2014

9 arrested in Hart County

The Hart County Sheriff's Office has arrested nine individuals. On Saturday, November 1st, Hart County Deputy Paul Reynolds arrested at his residence 27 year-old Nathan Hornback, 54 Creek Road, Bonnieville, on a Hardin County Warrant for Assault 4th degree. Hornback was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bond.  On Sunday, November 2nd, Hart County Deputy Jeff Wilson arrested at his residence Shaquille Jordan, 20, of 270 Jack McGuire Road, Munfordville, on a Hart County Bench Warrant for Contempt of Court - failure to pay fines and an Adair County Warrant for Failure to Pay Child Support. Jordan was lodged in the Hart County Jail. On Monday, November 3rd, Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley arrested 42 year-old Jeremy S. Smith, of 465 Priceville Road, Bonnieville, after turning himself into the Hart County Sheriff's Office. Smith was arrested on a Grayson County Warrant for non-support, a Hart County Bench Warrant for Contempt of Court - failure to appear on original charges of Flagrant Non Support and Persistent Felony Offender 1. He was also charged with Failure to Pay Financial Obligations on a Hart County Bench Warrant with original charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Degree and Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Degree Complicity. A parole violation warrant was executed for absconding parole supervision, failure to report change in home address to parole officer and failure to report to parole officer as directed. Smith was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $35,500 cash bond.

On Wednesday, November 5th, the following Hart County Grand Jury Indictments were executed:

1.    Jeremy S. Smith, 42, 465 Priceville Road, Bonnieville, for Bail Jumping 1st degree. Smith is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bond. 

2.    Todd E. Waldeck, 39, 5094 Frenchmans Knob Road, Bonnieville, for Flagrant Non Support. Waldeck is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bond.

3.    Joseph W. Johnson, age 31, 1214 Dripping Springs Road, Horse Cave, for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense greater or equal 2 grams and Persistent Felony Offender 1. Johnson is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bond.

4.    Joshua Webb, 27, 331 Bunnell St., Horse Cave, for Burglary 2nd degree and Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition Controlled Substance under $10,000. Webb is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $9,500 cash bond.

5    Daniel R. Siedler, age 39, 4608 S. L & N Turnpike, Magnolia, for Burglary 3rd degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition auto $500 or more but under $10,000, Criminal Mischief 2nd degree, Burglary 1st degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd degree and Resisting Arrest. A Jefferson County Bench Warrant was executed for Possession Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense Heroin and Drug Paraphernalia buy/possess.  Seidler is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $52,500 cash bond.  On Wednesday, November 5th, Hart County Deputy Joey Cox executed a Barren County Bench Warrant on 19 year-old James B. Slover, 155 Terry Bastin Road, Hardyville, for Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument 2nd degree identify. Slover is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

The Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl gets underway Friday night, area teams in action include:

Class 1A  -  Caverna at Mayfield at 7:00 p.m.

Class 2A - Bardstown at Metcalfe County at 7:00 p.m.

Washington County at Glasgow at 7:00 p.m.

DeSales - vs. Green County (at Southern) at 7:30 p.m.

Class 3A

Fort Campbell at Adair County at 7:00 p.m.

Monroe County at Paducah Tilghman at 7:30 p.m.

Edmonson County at Trigg County at 7:00 p.m.

Class 4A

Taylor County at Knox Central at 7:30 p.m.

Class 5A

Barren County at Graves County at 7:00  p.m.

 

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Cub Run Community Veterans Memorial

A dedication ceremony will be held for the Cub Run Community Veterans Memorial on Tuesday, November 11th, at the site of the memorial - Cub Run Community Cemetery in Hart County. A parade begins at 1:00 p.m. for Veterans and Cub Run School Students to the cemetery led by the Glasgow High School Scottie Pipers. The welcoming ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. with prayer, recognition of veterans, the Flag Raising, patriotic music by the Cub Run Chorus and the keynote speaker will be Congressman Brett Guthrie. After program refreshments for guests will be held at the pavilion. WLOC radio will broadcast the Veterans Day Ceremony live beginning at 1:30 p.m. In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to Cub Run School.

 

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Metcalfe host Bardstown in Gridiron Bowl

The Metcalfe County Hornets host Bardstown Friday, November 7th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl.

 

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Hart County General Election Results

Local results for this year's general election in Hart County are as follows:

For U. S. Senator - Mitch McConnell won receiving 3296 votes to Alison Lundergan Grimes 2248 votes.

For U. S. Rep. in Congress 2nd Cong. Dist. - S. Brett Guthrie 3687 votes to Ron Leach's 1718 votes.

For St. Rep. 21st Rep. Dist. - Joe Choate received the most votes with 3638, while Bart Rowland received 2029 votes. However, Rowland carried his home county of Monroe with 4119 to Choate's 559 and Rowland won the Metcalfe County vote 2084 to 1851 for Choate, making Bart Rowland the winner of this race.

P. V. A. - Cindy Atwell was unopposed.

For Hart County Judge Executive - Terry Martin received the most votes with 3689 to John T. Johnson's 1971 votes.

Running unopposed were - County Attorney - Mike Nichols, Country Clerk - Lisa Hensley, Sheriff - Boston Hensley and Jailer - Israel "Brown" Bergenson.

For - Hart County Coroner - Reggie Pettit defeated Marlene Pippin with a final vote of 4101 to 1537.

Running unopposed - Magistrate 1st Mag. Dist. - Gary Gardner, Constable 1st Mag. Dist. - Billy "Buck" Minton.

For Magistrate 2nd Mag. Dist. - Ricky Alvey received 539 votes to Melvin Perkins' 496 votes.

Running unopposed - Constable 2nd Mag. Dist. - Terry Riley, Magistrate 3rd Mag. Dist. Ronald Riordan and Constable 3rd Mag. Dist. - William E. Tweedy.

For Magistrate 4th Mag. Dist. - Doug Wells defeated Carolyn Turner - 774 to 580 votes.

Running unopposed - Constable 4th Mag. Dist. - Dennis Amos, Magistrate 5th Mag. Dist. - William Lee Miles, Constable 5th Mag. Dist. - Joseph "Joey" Thompson.

 

In the Mem. Ed. 4th Edu. Dist. - Wesley Hodges defeated LaDonna Rothman with 420 votes to 344.  And for the Mem. Ed. Caverna Ind. Sch. Dist. - Marcia Chaney Witherspoon received 492 votes, Marla Wilson - 350 votes, Colisha Nuckols - 308 votes, Fred Paul 298 votes, Khris Medcalfe - 277 votes and Sam Dick - 169 votes.

For Mayor of Bonnieville - Dennis Edwards defeated Rose Marie Whitlow by 2 points - 46 to 44.

For Bonnieville City Council - Sherman Bowman received 79 votes, Colby C. Smith 73 votes, Fran Bowsher 72 votes, Frieda K. Watkins 65 votes, Shirley R. Dye 63 votes and Suellyn White 55 votes.  Mozella Hornback received 38 votes.

Mayor Randall Curry was unopposed.

For Horse Cave City Council - David Lindsey received the most votes with 400, followed by: Jackie Buckingham - 391, Vickie Rogers - 345, Maronda Gibson - 331, James Perry "Wool" Martin - 308 and Allen Harper - 302 votes.  Amanda Button Bishop received 300 votes, Ray Wilcoxson with 277 votes and Ellis Thompson Pitchford 191 votes.

In the Munfordville Mayor's race - John Freeman III defeated Gerald V. Dobson II - 351 to 120 votes.

For Munfordville City Council - Daryl Miles received the most votes with 308, Brian Key - 278 votes, Macy R. McDowell - 261 votes, Dona Ebert - 226 votes, Jennifer Faye Jones - 219 votes, JoAnn Pedigo - 196 votes, Betty Sue Gossett - 178 votes and Judy Toerner with 155 votes.

 

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Green River Ferry temporary closure

Green River Ferry will temporarily close for repairs today. Park staff plan to shut down operations for two hours, 10:00 - 12:00 a.m.  The paddle-wheel cover is cracked and splitting, allowing water to splash up onto the ferryboat deck. Park staff want to make the repairs now before freezing, winter weather arrives. For current information about ferry operations, call 270-758-2166.

 

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Repaving Hwy 88 this week

Construction crews are repaving this week on Hwy 88 west of Munfordville between Kessinger and Cub Run. Please use caution in this area.

 

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Munfordville City Council meeting

The Munfordville City Council met on Monday, November 3rd.  During the meeting, the Zoning report was heard, discussed Amendment to Zoning Ordinance, held second reading ordinance 005-14 (Road Block) motion made and seconded, motion carried, heard fire and police department reports.

 

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bonnieville man arrested for manslaughter

Kentucky State Police say they've arrested a Bonnieville man after he was found driving with a dead woman in the passenger seat of his car. According to an arrest report, Lebanon Junction Police stopped 37 year-old Jason R. Davis as he was driving his silver 2003 Ford Taurus in the area of Lebanon Junction, around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Police say Davis told an officer that the woman in the passenger seat of his vehicle was dead. Davis allegedly admitted that the two of them had met in Larue County and used methamphetamines just minutes before the victim became violently ill. Davis did not seek medical treatment for her, according to the arrest report, and she eventually died.  Police say Davis was aware that the woman was dead for several hours before he was stopped by Lebanon Junction Police. Police say they found two syringes inside the vehicle.  Kentucky State Police charged Davis with second degree manslaughter, abuse of a corpse, tampering with physical evidence, failure to report the death of a person and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Clothes for Kids Gospel Singing

The Annual WLOC Clothes for Kids Gospel Singing will be held Saturday, November 8th, at the Lighthouse Church in Horse Cave. A meal will be served starting at 4:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall with the singing to begin around 6:00 p.m. featuring the Sextons, Gospel Cavaliers, Durretts, James Carroll and friends, Margaret Jones, Trinity Gospel Aires and Believers of the Cross. A love offering will be taken to benefit WLOC Clothes for Kids. For more information, call 270-774-1485.

 

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Shoulder plates Tuesday at Smiths BP

The Upward Basketball Program will hosts a BBQ fundraiser Tuesday, November 4th, starting at 10:00 a.m. at Smiths BP in Munfordville. The menu includes shoulder plates and sides and can be delivered.  Call Smiths BP for delivery.

 

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Monday, November 3, 2014

LIHEAP Subsidy Low-Income heating assistance

Community Action of Southern Kentucky will begin the "Subsidy" portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on Monday, November 3rd.  The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their  families safe and warm. Community Action of Southern Kentucky stands ready to help! A household shall be considered to be eligible for LIHEAP subsidy when the household meets the basic eligibility criteria. Applications will be taken in alphabetic order based on the first letter of the head of household's last name at the Community Action office in Munfordville at 509 A. A. Whitman Lane.  Applicants will need to bring their most recent heating bill, social security card and proof of household income for the preceding month.  For more information, call 270-524-0224.

 

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Election Day vote fraud hotline

The Kentucky attorney general's office says an election fraud hotline will be available on Election Day to help combat vote fraud.  Attorney General Jack Conway says Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are urged to call the hotline. The number is 800-328-8683.  Investigators from the attorney general's office will also be patrolling precincts and polling places across the state during Tuesday's general election.

 

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Welfare check leads to two arrests

Cave City Police made an arrest Thursday after receiving a 911call from a five year old child that his parents were being mean to him. Officer Terrill Riley arrived at 305 Mammoth Cave Street to do a welfare check on the child. Upon arrival, Officer Riley could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence. After a brief investigation 29 year old Rickey Sams, Jr. and 32 year old Kristina Fletcher were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of a minor. Fletcher was also charged with resisting arrest, and mentally ill & a danger to self and others. Fletcher was transported to Western State for treatment. Sams was lodged in the Barren County Correctional Facility.

 

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Two Monroe County residents injured

Two Monroe County residents were injured in a single vehicle accident in the 14000 block of Roseville Road on Thursday afternoon. Connie Young, 55 of Tompkinsville was traveling south bound in a 2002 Chevrolet Tracker and fell asleep. She went off the north bound side of the roadway and over corrected. She then came back across the roadway and went over an embankment and struck a fence. Young was flown from the scene to Vanderbilt University Hospital for multiple injuries. A passenger in the vehicle, Ruby England, 73 also of Tompkinsville was taken to T. J. Samson Hospital for pain in her neck. She was later transferred to Vanderbilt.

 

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Two accident; three fatalities in Warren County

Two separate accidents Friday in Warren County fatally injured 3 people.  According to Trooper Michael Wathen, Samantha Eastgate (22) of New Kensington, PA was traveling west on KY 1170 in a 2004 Volkswagon with her passengers Jonathan Rimmel IV (13) of Woodburn, KY and an one year old juvenile. Eastgate, pulled in the path of Charles Coleman (60) operating a 1976 International. Coleman was unable to avoid striking the 2004 Volkswagon on its passenger side. Jonathan Rimmel IV was pronounced dead on the scene. Samantha Eastgate was transported to the Bowling Green Medical Center and then flown to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN where she later succumbed to her injuries. The one year old juvenile passenger was restrained in a child seat and was not injured. Charles Coleman was transported to the Medical Center in Bowling Green for treatment and release. The second accident, Brian Piephoff (44) of Bowling Green was traveling west on Cemetery Road in his 2002 Ford Explorer when he veered off the right hand side of the roadway. The vehicle overturned two times ejecting him.

Piephoff was pronounced dead on scene by the Warren County Coroner's Office. Mr. Piephoff was not wearing his seatbelt and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

 

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Green County woman killed in car accident

A 46 year-old Green County woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon at around 5:30 p.m. off Hudgins Hwy near Brush Creek.  Veronica Green, of Ira Wright Road, near the Hart/Green County line, lost control of her car and struck a rock wall. Green County Coroner Carroll Ray pronounced Green dead at the scene. Green County Sheriff Robbie Beard investigated.

 

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Area highschool football season closes with wins

Both area local teams finished the regular season with victories.  Hart County defeated Fort Knox 45 to 0.  Caverna defeated Metcalfe County 26 to 21.

 

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Caverna High School Advisory SBDM meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Advisory Council (SBDM) Meeting on Monday, November 3rd, in the high school library at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Munfordville City Council meeting Monday

The Munfordville City Council will meet in regular session Monday, November 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.

 

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Driver Safety improvement project for Ky 90 & 163

Representative Bart Rowland, R-Tompkinsville, has announced a contract has been let by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for a much needed driver safety improvement project at the intersection of Kentucky 90 and Kentucky 163 in Metcalfe County.  According to Representative Rowland, "The concerns about this intersection prompted citizens and members of the fiscal court to request the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to install lights, but the cabinet said the intersection did not meet the criteria. This was not good enough, especially after a January crash that killed a teenager. I'm pleased that the amount do do the work came in under budget. It will greatly improve safety for our citizens while saving taxpayer money."  The cost of the improvements let by KYTC to the Davis H. Elliott Company is $66,000. The funds will pay for the installation of flashing caution lights, signage, and night lighting at the intersection of the two highways.

 

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Steve Nunn tries to withdraw guilty plea

The attorney for a former Kentucky lawmaker serving life in prison for killing his one-time fiancee says without a plea agreement, his client likely would have gotten a death sentence. Warren Scoville testified yesterday at a hearing for Steve Nunn, who is trying to withdraw his guilty plea in the death of Amanda Ross. WKYT-TV in Lexington reported that Scoville told a judge he thought Nunn would get a death sentence if the case went to a jury and recommended he take the deal for life in prison. Nunn is also appealing a civil judgment for $24 million stemming from Ross' death. Nunn is a one-time member of the state's General Assembly and the son of former Kentucky Gov.

 

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Area expects first snow of winter season

First snow of the winter season expected for much of the area tonight and early Saturday morning.  A very strong weather disturbance will drop southward out of Canada and down through the Ohio Valley later today and tonight.  This feature will bring widespread rain showers and windy conditions to the area. Northwest winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts of 30 to 35 mph will be possible this afternoon and tonight.  Much colder air will filter into the region tonight resulting in the rain showers changing over to snow showers before diminishing late tonight.  An inch or less of slushy snow on grass and elevated surfaces will be possible in areas east of a line from Frankfort to Albany. In areas out toward I-65 and points west, little if any snow accumulation is expected. Temperatures late tonight and early Saturday morning are expected to drop to near freezing.

 

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Final evening of HOSS Foundation radio auction

The HOSS Foundation will hold their 4th and final evening of the radio auction today from 4:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on 991 the Hoss.  All proceeds will benefit children in the Metcalfe County School system to provide clothing for students in need.  Call in and bid to support a great cause at 270-432-7991.

 

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Adair County man arrested after fleeing

An Adair County man has been arrested for Fleeing and Evading Police. Tpr. Levi Scott observed 27 year-old Michael S. Nichols operating his 2001 Pontiac on KY 80 without his seatbelt and initiated a traffic stop when Nichols fled.  Nichols was arrested after he hid in the woods following a brief vehicle and foot pursuit. Nichols was charged with Failure to wear seatbelt, No operators - Moped License, Reckless Driving and Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree. He was lodged in the Adair County Jail.

 

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bowling Green man killed in TN crash

A Kentucky man has been killed and his passenger injured after his SUV struck a parked semi-truck on I-65 near White House, TN.  WTVF-TV in Nashville reported that 20 year-old Owen D. Paul, of Bowling Green, died in the crash at about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday.  The Tennessee Highway Patrol says Paul was driving a Honda CRX SUV along the interstate when he lost control and struck the back of a tractor trailer parked on the on ramp. His passenger, 21 year-old Brianna Pearson, of Bowling Green, was injured and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The driver of the tractor trailer, 52 year-old John Davis, of Huntsville, AL, was not hurt. No charges were filed.

 

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Winter weather expected this weekend

The first episode of winter-like weather will descend upon central Kentucky this weekend as a low pressure center moves across the Ohio Valley Friday night followed by cold Canadian high pressure by Sunday morning.  A band of snow may occur over parts of east-central Kentucky late Friday night into early Saturday morning with up to one inch of accumulation possible on grassy areas. Subfreezing temperatures from 25 to 30 degrees are expected for a few hours early Sunday morning over much of central Kentucky. Such temperatures will likely end the growing season.

 

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Soup Supper and Auction Saturday

A Soup and Chili Supper and auction will be held for Donnie Wright, of Munfordville, on Saturday, November 1st, at the Hart County High School Cafeteria.  Food will be served starting at 5:00 p.m.  The meal will consists of soup or chili, sandwich or hotdog, chips, drink and dessert.  There will be singing by the Chuck Templeman Family with an auction to follow at 6:00 p.m.  All proceeds will go toward medical expenses.  For more information, call 270-537-4259 or 270-774-1485. Items can be dropped off at the WLOC Radio Station on 31-W in Horse Cave through Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m.

 

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Absentee voting already in high volume

The polls don't open until Tuesday, November 4th, but more than 35,000 people have already voted in Kentucky. The State Board of Elections said 22,390 people have voted absentee at their county clerk's office as of Monday morning.

 

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Several indicted for drugs in Metcalfe County

Tuesday morning, Kentucky State Police Detectives, Troopers and CVE Officers along with members of the Kentucky State Police Special Response Team, Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, Edmonton Police Department and the HIDTA Task Force, executed arrest warrants issued by the Metcalfe County Grand Jury. The indictments were the result of a 9 month long, joint investigation between the Kentucky State Police and the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Department. The following were arrested and lodged in the Metcalfe County Jail.

21-year-old Chesaney Dial, of Edmonton, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Meth < 2 grams

59-year-old Edward Green, of Edmonton, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree

45 -year-old Bryan McCue, of Edmonton, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Poss. of Paraphernalia and Poss. of Marijuana

39-year-old Pamela Frank, of Edmonton, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Poss. of Paraphernalia and Poss. of Marijuana

22-year-old Jamie Faulkner, of Beaumont, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana < 8 ounces

54-year-old Junior Pulliam, of Edmonton, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana < 8 ounces

54 -year-old Dorman Dick, of Sulphur Well, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana < 8 ounces

19-year-old Aaron Faulkner, of Edmonton, was arrested and charged with 3 counts of Trafficking in Marijuana w/in 1000 feet of a school.

29-year-old Edward Brooks, of Edmonton, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana < 8 ounces, Marijuana Possession and Drug Paraphernalia use/possession.

36-year-old Lori Brooks, of Edmonton, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana < 8 ounces, Marijuana Possession and Drug Paraphernalia use/possession.

56-year-old Kenneth Vibbert, of Willow Shade, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Transaction with a Minor 2nd Degree, Trafficking in a controlled Substance and Trafficking in Marijuana 1st Degree.

15 guns, approximately $1000.00 in cash, over 2 pounds of marijuana and 3 marijuana plants were seized and 2 stolen vehicles were recovered.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

High School football action Thursday

Caverna Colonels will travel Thursday night to take on Metcalfe County at 7:00 p.m.  Listen to the game on 991 the HOSS beginning at 6:45 p.m.  Hart County Raiders will windup their season at home taking on Fort Knox at 6:00 p.m. Listen to the game beginning at 5:45 p.m. on wloc and wloconline.com.

 

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

HOSS Foundation Radio Auction underway

The 1st Annual HOSS Foundation Radio Auction continues tonight after the afternoon Trader broadcasting live from the Metcalfe County Board of Ed Central Office from 5 to 7 p.m.  Donations are still needed for the auction: Gift certificates, antiques, crafts, toys, tools, country hams, baked goods, etc.  Donations can be dropped off at the Chamber Office, Subway, Carol's Main Street Screenprinting or Board of Ed Central Office.  100% of funds raised will go to purchase clothes for needy children in Metcalfe County.  To bid on items during the auction, call 270-432-7991.

 

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Metcalfe kindergarten student names parade

The Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce has announced Frankie McCann as the winner of the "Name the 2014 Metcalfe County Christmas Parade" Theme Contest.  Frankie, a five year-old kindergarten student at Metcalfe Elementary submitted "A Story Book Christmas".  A committee chose the theme from a list of forty-one entries. Frankie will ride with Santa on the fire truck in the parade to be held on Saturday, December 13th, at 1:00 p.m. He also received $25 Metcalfe Dollars, his teacher Angela Simpson, received $20 Metcalfe Dollars. 

 

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Louisville man arrested in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Louisville man around 8:00 p.m. Monday night. Officer Martin charged 33 year-old Douglas Wilson with Assault 4th (Domestic Violence), Serving Alcohol beverage to Minors 1st Offense (X2), and Selling a Controlled Substance to a Minor 1st Offense.  Officer Martin was assisted by Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts.  Wilson was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Dart Container places 4th in Ky hiring

The Hart County Dart Container Plant is 4th behind Toyota, GE and Ford in number of employees hired in the whole state of Kentucky.  on behalf of Hart County citizens, we commend Dart for hiring and retaining good employees over the past 40 years.

 

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Fun-Run-Walk raises over $3k

During National Make a Difference Day Saturday, the 1st Annual Stan Cottrell Fun-Run-Walk was a huge success.  Over $3,000 was raised for the Clothes for Kids Foundation.  A big thanks to the community for pulling together, participating and volunteering for the event.  The runners began in Munfordville, and the walkers began at Short Cut Road, and there were bikers in the line, as well as the Sheriff's Office, fire department officials and others.  Participants were given signed certificates and refreshments.  Money was also raised by t-shirt sales.

 

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Weekend arrests made in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Cave City man around 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon.  Officer Martin charged 43 year-old Wesley H. Daniels with Speeding 15 miles over the limit, driving on a DUI suspended license, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of Alcohol/Drugs 2nd Offense.  Horse Cave Officer James Roberts arrested a Horse Cave man Saturday night. Officer Roberts served a Hart County warrant on 23 year-old Dillon J. Maxey.  Maxey's charged with Failure to Complete DUI Treatment Program and is ordered to pay $2,000 cash only.  Both men were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Three busses involved in accident

Tpr. Jonathan Houk is investigated a collision that occurred Friday involving three buses with over 100 students in the area of Pitman Creek on KY 61 North in Green County. 43-year-old Randall Dobson was operating a Bus when he rear ended a Bus operated by 46-year-old Frankie Dobson. That bus was pushed into a Ford Pickup operated by 63-year-old Bennie Montgomery. The bus was then struck in the rear by a Bus operated by William Jewell. All drivers are from Green County and were wearing seatbelts. Randall Dobson and Bennie Montgomery were transported to Jane Todd Hospital to be treated for non life threatening injuries. Collectively, approximately 90-100 students were being transported and 36 students were transported to Jane Todd Hospital where they were being treated and released. The names of those students have not yet been released. Green County EMS, Fire, Sheriff's Department, Summersville Fire Department and the Taylor and Adair County Rescue/EMS assisted at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Bonnieville woman fatally injured

On Friday, October 24th Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to the intersection of Concord Church Road and J.L. Thomas Road at the CSX Railroad Crossing in reference to an injury collision involving a CSX train. The preliminary investigation indicates that Hope Wheeler, 21 of Bonnieville was traveling east in her 2014 Chevy Impala when she attempted to cross over the railroad tracks. As Ms. Wheeler started across the tracks she failed to see the northbound CSX train. The CSX train struck Ms. Wheeler’s vehicle in the right side sending it into a 180 degree left spin as it exited the west side of the railroad tracks. The vehicle then rolled completely over before coming to a final rest. The vehicle came to a final rest upright facing west between J. L. Thomas Road and the railroad tracks. Ms. Wheeler was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision. Ms. Wheeler was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital by the Air Methods Helicopter. On Saturday Hope Wheeler died as a result of injuries sustained. The investigation is being lead by Trooper First Class Joel Huff. Trooper Huff was assisted on the scene by Trooper First Class Jonathan McChesney, Hart County Sheriff’s Department, Air Methods Helicopter, Hart County EMS, the Bonnieville and Munfordville Fire Departments, and Stanton’s Garage.

 

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Bowling Green man killed in traffic accident

On Sunday Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to an accident at the intersection of KY 185 and Pruitt Road in Warren County. According to Trooper Brett Coomes, Stephen Lee (35) of Bowling Green, was stopped on the north bound side of KY 185 while waiting to turn onto Pruitt Road in his 1997 Dodge Pickup when his vehicle was struck from behind by a 2002 Ford Ranger being operated by Kenneth Jurgensen (24). The impact caused Mr. Lee's vehicle to cross the center into a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer being operated by Latosha Scantland (29) of Bowling Green. Mr. Lee was taken to the Medical Center and later flown to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, where he succumbed to to his injuries. Jurgensen and Scantland were also transported to the Medical Center were they were treated and released.

 

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Death sentence sought against Hardin County man

Prosecutors plan to seek a death sentence if they convict a man of a kidnapping and slaying that ended with a body being found in a car. The News Enterprise reported that the Hardin County Commonwealth's Attorney filed a notice in the case of 24 year-old Octavio Correa to make it a capital case. Correa and 31 year-old Tiffany Hodges are charged with murder in the July death of 47 year-old Saul Alvarado Flores, of Munfordville. Police say Correa kidnapped the person from a home in Munfordville and drove to Glendale in the victim's car in July. Police say Hodges said she helped Correa bind the victim and wrap him in a blanket and also told police she saw Correa shoot the victim in the head. Correa and Hodges are being held at the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $1 million cash bond.

 

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

THE HART COUNTY FISCAL MET THURSDAY MORNING IN THE COURTROOM.

AFTER JUDGE TERRY MARTIN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER, PASTOR BOBBY NEAL OF THE LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING, BUDGET TRANSFER, BANK TRANSFER, ROAD REPORT, TREASURERS REPORT, OCCUPATIONAL TAX REPORT, AND JAIL REPORT GIVEN BY JAILER KEITH RIORDAN STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 146 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER RIORDAN ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH 2 CHECKS TOTALING JUST OVER $20,000.

JUDGE MARTIN INFORMED THE COURT THAT BLACKTOPPING OF COUNTY ROADS WILL PROBABLY START NEXT WEEK. HE ALSO INFORMED THE COURT THAT RESURFACING WILL BEGIN AT KESSINGER ON HWY 88 AND GO TO CENTER POINT CHURCH BY NOVEMBER 15 OF THIS YEAR.

THE COURT ALSO APPROVED SPEED LIMIT OF 40 MPH FOR TOMMY TOMS ROAD, FIRST READING OF 30 MPH FOR WINDY HILL ROAD, AND 25 MPH FOR MT VERNON ROAD.

THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13 AT 9:00 AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Brownsville business owner charged with arson

Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green, arrested an Edmonson County man Thursday on an Indictment Warrant charging him with Arson, Fraudulent Insurance Acts and Burning Personal Property to Defraud Insurer.  Arson Investigator Terry Scott presented testimony to the Edmonson County Grand Jury relating to a fire that occurred on September 29, 2013. The fire destroyed the Ring’s Crossroads Market located at KY 259 & 31-W. The owner, David Kevin Ring (53) of Brownsville, was lodged in the Hart County Jail on a $250,000.00 cash bond.

Mr. Ring is awaiting trial in January of 2015 on felony weapons and drug charges that stemmed from the same investigation. The Kentucky State Police was aided in the Investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, Kentucky State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Bowling Green-ATF Arson Task Force.

 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hart County Raider Football Homecoming

In Friday night high school football action:  Caverna will host Kentucky Country Day at 7:00 p.m.  It's Homecoming night for the Hart County Raiders as they entertain Adair County at 7:00 p.m. Join WLOC for a Raider tailgate party at your Munfordville McDonalds with $1 and $2 specials, giveaways, cornhole and lots of music from the 50's, 60's and 70's from 5 to 7p.m.  Then tune in for the game on wloc and wloconline.com beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hart County Board of Ed Meeting

William Belt, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board of Education to be held on Thursday, October 23rd, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville Elementary School. 

 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

The Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, October 23rd, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. New business includes: Second reading Speed Limit ordinance 40 mph Tommy Toms Road, First Reading 30 mph speed limit ordinance Windy Hill Road, approve cancelling Nov. 6th and Nov. 20th meetings and approve Fiscal Court Meeting for November 13th.

 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Death of officer believed to be suicide

Authorities say a 33 year-old veteran of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday in a lodge room at the Barren River State Park.  56 year-old Col. Mike Hettich was in Barren County attending a law enforcement command training course that began Monday. He was found Monday afternoon and pronounced dead at the scene.  According to Deputy Mike Houchens with the Barren County Sheriff's Department, Hettich most likely took his own life. According to Houchens, people heard a gunshot but no one saw what happened. Officials are awaiting the results of an autopsy before saying for sure that it was suicide.

 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Plea agreement offered to Bowling Green woman

Prosecutors have offered a plea agreement to a woman charged with killing a teenage motorcyclist while driving while intoxicated near Bowling Green. Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Cohron told the Daily News that he made the offer this week to 28 year-old Kathy Ann Keller. Keller is charged with murder, two counts of wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.  Police say Keller was driving her Jeep SUV with her two young children inside when it struck 18 year-old Alexander Harkins, of Alvaton on June 25th. Cohron declined to say what the terms of the deal are. Warren Circuit Court Judge John Grise ordered Keller to return to court on Nov. 3rd.

 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Double fatality crash in Hart County

Kentucky State Police responded to a single vehicle double fatal collision in Hart County last night.   According to Trooper Graham Rutherford, Pamela Foster (61) of Magnolia, was traveling north on Aetna Furnace Hwy in her 1998 Jeep when she crossed the centerline and exited the roadway overturning and striking a tree.  Ms. Foster was pronounced dead at the scene by Hart County Coroner Jeff Roten.   A passenger, Trenton Foster (19) of Magnolia, was also pronounced dead on scene.  Another passenger, Bana Goodman (35) of Cecilia, was treated and released on the scene by the Hart County EMS.  Pamela and Trenton Foster were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. Ms. Goodman was wearing her seatbelt. The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Trooper Graham Rutherford.

 

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Overturned log truck closes Ky 88

KY 88 in Green County was closed approximately 3 ½ hours yesterday due to an overturned log truck blocking the roadway. The closure was near Mile Point 6, west of Greensburg. No injuries were reported.

 

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Intoxicated driver strikes officer

A man attempting to evade police kicked an officer an is now in the Barren County Detention Center.

On Saturday, Officer Jason Morgan of the Cave City PD received a call from dispatch of a possible Intoxicated driver, traveling south on Dixie Highway. Morgan tried to stop the vehicle and the suspect attempted a U-Turn in the middle of 31-W. Officer Morgan gave chase to the suspect vehicle and tried to stop him. Officer Riley joined the chase and the suspect sideswiped his patrol car causing damage. The suspect vehicle was stopped at Minit Mart parking lot. The suspect kicked an officer in the chest after he was placed in the patrol car while trying to buckle his seat belt During the chase the suspect vehicle tried to hit several other cars. 48 year old Brian K. Crisp of Utica, KY was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Death investigation in Barren County

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation following a body being found at the Barren River State Park Lodge.

Chief Deputy Mike Hettich with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was found dead in a bathroom in a cottage at the park. Chief Deputy Hettich was attending a 40 hour law enforcement command training class being held at the park. No foul play is suspected but the investigation into the death is ongoing.

 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Clothes for Kids Radio Auction

The annual Clothes for Kids Fall Radio Auction is going on this week through Friday starting at 9:00 am until 11:00 a.m. each morning.  Donations are needed and appreciated such as: theme baskets, craft items, gift certificates. country hams, antiques, tools, toys, and homemade baked goods.  Items may be dropped off at the WLOC radio station in Horse Cave and monetary donations can be mailed to WLOC Clothes for Kids, P.O. Box 98, Horse Cave, KY 42749.  Clothes for Kids is a 501 C3 non-profit organization serving the needs of students in Hart County and Caverna Schools.

 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Absentee Voting and Election School

The Hart County Clerk's Office reminds voters that you may vote in the office if you are going to be out of town on Election Day or if for any reason you cannot make it to vote at the polls.  Hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday's, October 25th and November 1st for those who are unable to make it through the week.  October 28th will be the last day to apply for mail-in absentee ballots.  Applications must be received by this day.  Election school for workers will be held this Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the Courthouse upper level.

 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Man Arrested in Cave City for Several Charges

Officer Jason Morgan of the Cave City PD received a call from dispatch of a possible Intoxicated driver, traveling south on Dixie Highway. Officer Morgan observed the vehicle it was all over the roadway. Morgan tried to stop the vehicle and the suspect attempted a U-Turn in the middle of 31-W. Officer Morgan gave chase to the suspect vehicle and tried to stop him. Officer Riley joined the chase and the suspect sideswiped his patrol car causing damage. The suspect vehicle was stopped at Minit Mart parking lot. The suspect kicked an officer in the chest after he was placed in the patrol car while trying to buckle his seat belt. During the chase the suspects vehicle tried to hit several other cars. 48 year old Brian K Crisp of UTICA KY was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Jail. Charges include: DUI 1st Offense Aggravating Circumstances Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree - (Police Officer), Fleeing Or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Resisting Arrest, Assault 3rd Degree (Police Officer) and No Operators License.

 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Republicans call for investigation

In a joint statement, Republican Party Chairman Steve Robertson, along with Jeff Jobe, Republican candidate for State House District 23, have called on Attorney General Jack Conway to investigate Johnny Bell's campaign for its unlawful and criminal use of Jeff Jobe's personal Social Security number. In a mailer paid for by Johnny Bell's campaign, which began arriving in mailboxes yesterday, the personal information of Jeff Jobe was prominently displayed. This included his personal Social Security number, his Kentucky Driver's License number, date of birth, home address and cell phone number.  Jeff Jobe has filed a report with local law enforcement, the Federal Trade Commission, and has reported the security breach to all three major credit monitoring services.

 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Stan Cottrell Run/Walk T-Shirts

A limited number of Stan Cottrell Run/Walk T-Shirts will be for sale for $10.00 on Saturday morning.  You may purchase these prior to the race on the Courthouse lawn.  Registration begins at 7:30.

 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Cave City Man Arrested

Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 46 year old Steven Collins of Cave City Thursday evening. Officer Riley responded to 3123 Wilson Road in reference to a domestic in progress. Upon Officer Riley arriving Steven Collins was attempting to leave in his vehicle with his three children inside of it. Officer Riley was able to stop Collins from leaving and after a brief investigation Riley was able to determine that Collins was under the influence of alcohol and or drugs. Collins was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs/etc.08 or above, possession of a open alcohol container in a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, and three counts of wanton and endangerment 1st degree. Collins was lodged in the Barren County Correction Facility. Officer Riley was asst. on scene by KSP.

 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Traffic Impact Report for Oct. 20 through Oct. 24

Bowling Green, Ky. (Oct. 17, 2014)—The expected traffic impacts for Oct. 20 through Oct. 24 are listed below. All work is subject to change.

I-65

· Crews will be paving the northbound lanes of I-65 between mile marker 53 and mile marker 59 near Cave City. Crews will be utilizing rolling roadblocks and temporary lane closures as needed between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. to direct traffic around the construction activities and to shift north bound lanes to their final configuration. Crews will be working in the median around mile marker 55 to construct the base for a new overhead variable message sign.

Barren County

· KY 70/KY 90- Construction crews will be working on pavement markings and signs. Flaggers will be present as needed.

· KY 90- (Between Adam McCreary Road and Ky. 839) – Earthwork operations will continue. Expect an increase in construction traffic and intermittent flagging operations. Traffic will be switched to the new alignment between Green Valley Road and Hillwood Road. Motorists should be aware that the speed limit has been reduced through the construction zone.

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

· KY 90 (Happy Valley Rd)- Expect lane closures and flagging between the hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews begin paving operations between the Beaver Creek bridge and Valley View Drive.

· KY 70- Contractors will continue working on an asphalt resurfacing project on Ky. 70 from the intersection of Ky. 90 to the Metcalfe County line.

Edmonson County

· KY 728 – Contractors will continue to work on an asphalt resurfacing project on Nolin Dam Road (Ky. 728) from the intersection of Jock Road (Ky. 2336) to the intersection of Cub Run Road (Ky. 1827).

Metcalfe County

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

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

· Louie B. Nunn Parkway- There will be lane closures in both directions on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway at mile marker 29 through mile marker 31. Contractors will begin paving operations on the parkway behind lane closures.

 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Domestic Violence arrests in Barren County

A Barren County Sheriff’s Deputy responded Tuesday to a 911 call from Nobob Road in Glasgow to a domestic dispute involving a knife. 911 dispatchers advised Deputy Bull that the victim, Joseph Martus of Summer Shade had been cut with a knife by his girlfriend, Tara Parke, and advised that both had been drinking. Upon arrival, Martus was standing outside on the phone with 911 and told officers Parke was inside the residence. Martus had slash marks across his torso and from his neck straight down to his stomach area and told officers that he had been attacked by a large kitchen knife after a verbal altercation with Parke. Parke showed officers where she had placed the knife back in a kitchen drawer. Both admitted to having smoked crack and drinking most of the day. Deputy Bull placed Park under arrest for the assault, at which time Martus approached the deputy in an aggressive manor saying he didn’t want her to go to jail. After the deputies told Martus to get back, he said “if she goes, I go too.” He shoved Deputy Huffman, assisting from the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office, at which time Huffman used a straight arm maneuver and took Martus down. Martus continued to struggle with the deputies at which time Deputy Huffman did a dry stun with his taser to Martus’ top right shoulder and he was finally detained. Parke was charged with ASSAULT, 2ND DEGREE – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, and Martus was charged with RESISTING ARREST and ASSAULT 3RD DEGREE – ON A POLICE OFFICER. Both were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Ten suspects rounded up near Adair County

Law enforcement from Burkesville, Cumberland County, Kentucky State Police, and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement captured ten drug suspects Thursday morning.  Arrested were: Victoria Pelland, Jonnie Spears, Candus Staten, Andra Staten, Gearld Beckner, Jennifer McCoy, Kristy Wilburn, Michael Chambers, Sr., Donald Vincent, and Bruce Coe.  KSP says all 10 were taken to the Adair County Jail, with additional arrests pending.

 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Leitchfield plant plans expansion

Thursday Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Plastikon Industries plans to expand its Leitchfield production plant. Plastikon, a manufacturer of plastic injection molding for the automotive industry, is expected to create 65 new jobs and invest $10.3 million into the project. Plastikon has two facilities in Leitchfield. The company began operations in Grayson County in 2006 with 20 employees. It has since grown to more than 200 full-time employees with annual sales of over $30 million. The Commerce Drive facility opened last year.

 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hart County Grand Jury Indictment Warrants

Two men have been arrested on Hart County Grand Jury Indictment Warrants.  Tuesday, Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley arrested 41 year-old James B. Turner, of Magnolia, on 52 counts Sodomy 3rd.  Turner is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $200,000 cash bond.  Wednesday, 52 year-old Garnett A. Whitlow, of Park City, was arrested after he turned himself in at the Hart County Sheriff's Office.  Whitlow was charged with Burglary 3rd degree, 2 counts Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition all others $500 or more but under $10,000, Possession of burglary tools and Persistent felony offender I.  Whitlow was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Senator McConnell will speak in Munfordville

Senator Mitch McConnell will travel to Munfordville on Friday to speak with members of the Hart County Chamber of Commerce and discuss issues of importance to the Commonwealth and our nation. Senator McConnell will visit with members of the community at the Hart County Extension Office 505 A. A. Whitman Lane in Munfordville at 11:30 a.m.

 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

3rd Annual Remembering Munfordville

Along with the 5th Annual Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off, comes the 3rd Annual Remembering Munfordville this Saturday. From 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. enjoy ham and biscuits, donuts and coffee at the Sego House, next to Charlie Williams Law Office, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, there will be Storytelling at Munfordville Presbyterian Church. From noon until 2:00 p.m., visit with friends and enjoy a slice of Mamie Faulker's pie at the Sego House and from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Storytelling at Munfordville Presbyterian Church where many people will gather to tell stories to celebrate the 3rd Annual Remembering Munfordville Day.

 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cave City Police phone system change

On, October 14th, the Cave City Police Department implemented a new phone system. If someone calls the Police Department number at 270-773-2441, and no one is available at the office, instructions are left on how to obtain law enforcement assistance. If there is an emergency, call 911, if it is a non-emergency, Glasgow Police Department non-emergency line can be called at 270-651-5151. Glasgow Police Department dispatches Cave City Police Department. If a Cave City Police Department report is needed, City Hall can be called during business hours at 270-773-2188. At this time, no messages can be left for the police department on the department line. We appreciate the patience of the public during this change in this system.

 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bowling Green man captured after chase

A Bowling Green man is facing multiple felony charges after leading Troopers on a chase that ended in Green River.  On Tuesday Kentucky State Police Troopers David Hall and Brett Coomes responded to 521 James Elkins Road in Warren County in attempt to locate John Kinder (39) of Bowling Green, who was wanted in Warren County.  Upon Troopers arrival, Kinder fled in his vehicle striking the car operated by Trooper Coomes. Kinder fled onto Therkel Ferry Road. At the end of the roadway, Kinder exited his vehicle and fled on foot jumping into the Green River.

Kinder was apprehended on a sandbar on the Green River and was arrested and charged with:  Fleeing and Evading 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Fleeing and Evading 1st Degree (Foot), Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (2counts), Reckless Driving, Speeding, Resisting Arrest and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.  Kinder was lodged in Warren County Jail.

 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Horse Cave Meth Cook arrested

Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested a Horse Cave meth cook around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night.  Horse Cave Police have been searching for the notorious meth cook day and night for the past several days. Chief Henry posed as a 19 year-old meth girl, wanting to buy $50 in meth in a drug sting operation.  Chief Henry charged 31 year-old Joseph Johnson, of Horse Cave, with Trafficking in a controlled substance Meth and served a parole violation warrant for absenting parole supervisor, and failure to attend treatment for substance abuse.  Mr. Johnson showed up to Plantation Apartments with three friends.  Johnson had one of his friends go to the door as he waited int he rear passenger seat of the vehicle. Police were granted permission to search the vehicle by the owner of the vehicle who seemed to be unaware Johnson was carrying. Chief Henry located several individually wrapped baggies of suspected meth. The substance tested positive for meth, using a field test kit. The driver of the vehicle also had a warrant for Failure to Appear as out of Barren District Court. 40 year-old Christopher Templeman was given $20 to escort Johnson on his date stating that Johnson was meeting a girl he knew.  Templeman is ordered to pay $229 or serve 5 days in jail. Officer Bruce Neville arrested Mr. Templeman, both men were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Horse Cave City Council Meeting

The Horse Cave City Council met in regular session on Monday evening at City Hall.  The Large Item Pickup is being held October 16-18th and will end on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.  The event is intended for items too large to fit into garbage cans.  Large items like furniture and appliances are accepted free of charge, tires will not be accepted, but will be collected at a later date. Roll off boxes will be located at the City Maintenance building, behind the cemetery. If you have any questions, contact Ann or Annette at 270-786-2680. Trick or Treating hours fro Horse Cave were announced. They are 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on October 31st. Zombie Fest will follow from 7 to 9 p.m. on Water Street.  Mayor Curry announced that tax bills with names starting with A through M were mailed last week; taxpayers whose last name begins with N through Z will be mailed this week.  City Treasurer Annette Taylor stated that only 1 percent of the city property taxes has been collected so far.  Taylor stated that "Everything will be running smoothly again by the first part of November if no large purchases are made." Taylor went on to say the city is doing okay financially but the money from the taxes is needed.  Kenneth Russell announced that four new businesses are scheduled to open in Horse Cave: a Mexican restaurant, an antique shop, a Harley-Davidson repair shop and appliance store, a pawn and gun shop.  Present at the meeting were: Mayor Randall Curry, City Clerk Ann Matera, Council members Ray Wilcoxson, Jackie Buckingham, David Lindsey, Vickie Rogers, Sun Nunn, Perry Martin along with City Attorney Pat Ross.

 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cave City man arrested for domestic violence

On Tuesday Officer Alan Shirley responded to 305 Mammoth Cave Street reference a domestic in progress. Upon arrival Shirley determined that 32 year old Kristina Fletcher had stabbed Ricky Sams with a ink pen. He also had injuries to his upper body. Fletcher was arrested and lodged in the Barren County Jail. Sams refused medical treatment for his injuries. Kristina Fletcher was charged with Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence.

 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Magnolia man arrested after burglary investigation

On Saturday KSP responded to the area of1880 Hammonsville School House Road, in Hart County, in reference to the report of a stolen vehicle. While in route , KSP Post 3 was advised that a garage, located at 1614 Hammonsville School House had been burglarized, in which several items had been stolen. Trooper Wesley Medley located the stolen vehicle, which had been abandoned, in front of 169 Hammonsville School House Road. Several tools and other items were located in the vehicle, which were determined to have been stolen from the garage.

While Troopers Medley and Rutherford were processing the scene, KSP Post 3 received the report of another burglary in progress, at a nearby residence, located at 11443 Hammonsville Road. The homeowner advised that they had the perpetrator (later identified as Daniel R. Seidler, 39, of Magnolia) restrained inside their residence. Upon arrival of Troopers Medley and Rutherford, Seidler was able to flee from the homeowners and upon observing the Troopers, ran back into the basement of the residence, where he barricaded himself in a bedroom. At approximately 2 a.m., Troopers were able to take Mr. Seidler into custody. Seidler was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail on the following charges: Burglary 1st Degree; Burglary 3rd Degree; Theft by Unlawful Taking-Automobile; Theft by Unlawful Taking Under $ 500; Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree; and Resisting Arrest.  Troopers Medley and Rutherford are continuing this investigation. They were assisted on scene by: Sgt. Tucker Carmichael, Troopers Carlock and Wathen, Horse Cave Police Officer Roberts and the Larue County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Area highschool football Friday night

The Caverna Colonels will travel to Louisville to take on Holy Cross at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County Raiders will also be on the road taking on Edmonson County at 7:00 p.m. Join wloc and wloconline.com for play by play coverage of the Hart County game starting at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off

The 5th Annual Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-off will be held this Friday and Saturday in Munfordville.  Sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society, Professional BBQ teams from all over the U. S. will compete for $15,000 in prize money.  Enjoy mouth watering BBQ from vendors and there will be a variety of BBQ merchandise, music and family fun activities.

 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Horse Cave Large Item Drop-Off

The Large Item Drop-Off in Horse Cave will be held Thursday through Saturday, October 16th through the 18th, at the City Maintenance Building from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., located behind the Main Street Cemetery.  Items may be placed in dumpsters at property such as: electronics, appliances, mowers and tillers with gas emptied, furniture, toys, metal and plastic.  Items not accepted: Building materials or roofing, paint, carpet, tires, yard waste or garbage. For more information, call City Hall at 270-786-2680.

 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Voting begins Monday in Hart County

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

 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pedestrian killed in Edmonson County

Kentucky State Police was requested by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office Sunday to investigate a single vehicle fatal collision.  According to Trooper Chris Newkirk, 19 year-old James Miller, of Sweeden, was traveling south on Little Mountain Road in Edmonson County when his vehicle collided with a pedestrian. The pedestrian, 49 year-old Tammy Duncan, of Sweeden, died as a result of the collision. The investigation is still ongoing and is being investigated by Trooper Chris Newkirk.

 

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Abundance of the Hart Food Bank

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Bank, a certified member agency of Feeding America, will be distributing food in the gym at the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Thursday, October 16th, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, October 17th, from 8:00 a.m. til 11:00 a.m. or until the food is gone.  To qualify for the program you must:  Meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America, show proof that you live in Hart County, only receive commodities one time a month, and only one person per household can receive food.  Farmers Market Vouchers will be available to those who are currently enrolled in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior adults.  Qualifications for this program are:  Show proof that you are 60 years old or older, show proof that you live in Hart County, show proof of income for all members of your household, meet the household income eligibility guidelines provided by Feeding America and only one person per household can receive food.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Horse Cave City Council meeting

The Horse Cave City Council will meet in regular session Monday, October 13th, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. In new business:  The Large Item Pickup at Maintenance Building, hours for trick or treat, citizen and council concerns, mayor's reports, police, fire, maintenance and mayor.

 

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Cave City chosen as Top Ten RV Travel

Cave City Tourism Commission has received notification it was chosen as one of America's Top Ten locations for RV Travel by Travel Life Magazine, a component of the Good Sam Travel Club. Sharon Tabor, Cave City Tourist and Convention Commission Executive Director states that Cave City and the surrounding area hosts over 500 RV sites for all size and types of campers and trailers at eight different locations. The sites include Mammoth Cave Nation Park, Cave Country Campground, Diamond Cavern Resorts, Yogi Bear Jellystone, Rock Cabin Camping, Singing Hills, Nolin Lake and Barren River State Park. For more information, contact Cave City Tourism office at 270-773-3131 or email stabor@cavecityconventioncenter.com.

 

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Tennessee woman injured near Edmonton

Tpr. Jonathan Paull investigated a colllision that occurred Saturday morning at the intersection of KY 163 and KY 90, 8 miles south of Edmonton. 24 year-old Charlotte Page, of Hermitage, TN, was traveling north on KY 163, operating a 2010 Dodge Charger, when she lost control of her vehicle and left the roadway, striking the ditchline. She was not wearing her seatbelt and was treated and released at Monroe County Medical Center.

 

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Monday, October 13, 2014

One person injured in Casey County accident

Tpr. Adam Likins is investigating a collision that occurred this morning at approximately 12:45 a.m. CST on Calvary Ridge Road in Casey County. 19 year-old Joshua Foley, of Yosemite, was traveling west on Calvary Ridge Road, operating a 2002 Chevy Silverado, when he hydroplaned. The truck left the roadway and struck a tree.

 

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Caverna High School SBDM Meeting

There will be a Caverna High School Advisory Council SBDM Meeting on Tuesday, October 14th, in the high school library at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, October 10, 2014

State Homeland Security Program Grants

Governor Steve Beshear announced $2.852 million in State Homeland Security Program grants for 103 projects across the Commonwealth. The funding will be used for training programs, citizen preparedness and awareness initiatives, and essential communication, critical infrastructure and first-responder equipment.  Several grants were awarded locally. The City of Glasgow will receive $40,000, Bowling Green will receive $60,000, Elizabethtown will receive $22,000. Adair County will receive $31,000, Hart County will receive a total of $100,000, Warren County will receive $20,000 and the Edmonson County Ambulance District will receive $19,600.  Grant awards are earmarked for specific purchases.

 

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Cave City domestic arrest

Officer Alan Shirley on Thursday responded to 902 Broadway Street in Cave City of possible domestic. Upon arrival 18 year old Kyle Goolsby had broken out the windows of a Ford Mustang belonging to his father.  This incident occurred after an argument ensued between the two.

Officer Shirley arrested Kyle Goolsby and lodged him in the Barren County Jail. on Charges: Criminal Mischief 1st Degree.

 

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Overturned truck and trailer on Parkway

A Dart Container truck driver was flown to a Nashville hospital, after flipping his truck and trailer while merging on I-65.  66-year-old Paul Bradley, overturned his truck and trailer Thursday on the north bound ramp of the William Natcher Parkway, near exit 20. A co-worker, Junior Horton, was following behind him in another truck and immediately pulled over to offer assistance.  Bradley's cab was crushed against a guardrail, forcing emergency responders to cut away at portions of the metal, in order to rescue him. The driver remained alert throughout the rescue.  Kentucky State Police says it is likely Bradley suffered a fracture to his left femur. Horton says the truck was full of plastic pellets.

Officials say no hazardous substance was presented.

 

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Heavy rainfall expected through Tuesday

Over the weekend, the front will sag south into Tennessee but then return slowly northward by late Sunday. Scattered thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall is possible at times over central Kentucky.  A potent storm system will then approach the Ohio Valley from the west late Monday or Tuesday next week.  Some of these storms may contain strong wind gusts, very heavy rainfall and cloud-to-ground lightning. The combination of locally heavy rainfall from time to time from tonight through late Monday night or Tuesday could result in 3 to as much as 5 inches of total accumulated rainfall by Tuesday afternoon. This could lead to local flood concerns, especially in low-lying areas.

 

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Rainy, stormy weather in forecast

A surface front will lie across central Kentucky Thursday and Friday with low pressure moving east along it. This will result in scattered thunderstorms over central Kentucky. Locally heavy rainfall, lightning, gusty winds and small hail are possible south of the front over South-Central Kentucky. Over the weekend, the front will sag south toward or into Tennessee but then return slowly northward. Weak low pressure aloft will lead to periods of showers, with scattered thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall at times over central Kentucky.  A potent storm system will then approach the Ohio Valley from the west late Monday or Tuesday next week. This system should bring more numerous thunderstorms to central Kentucky and southern Indiana anytime from Monday afternoon into Tuesday. Some of these storms may contain strong wind gusts, very heavy rainfall and cloud-to-ground lightning. The combination of locally heavy rainfall from time to time from Thursday through late Monday night or Tuesday could result in 4 to as much as 6 inches of total accumulated rainfall by Tuesday afternoon. This could lead to local flood concerns, especially low-lying areas.

 

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Green River Ferry now open

Green River at Mammoth Cave National Park has risen enough to allow the Green Rive Ferry to accommodate vehicles with trailers. The river measured 1.8 feet today at the ferry landing. For current information about ferry operations, please call 270-758-2166.

 

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Moving radar awarded to Cave City Police

On Wednesday Chief Jeff Wright and the Cave City Police Department was awarded a new moving radar from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety. The radar was an award for efforts the police department has made to make our highways safer. This was awarded in conjunction with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, and the grant that Cave City has been awarded for two years running. The Western Kentucky Law Enforcement Liason, Greg Dennison, presented the award to Chief Wright, and Officer Danny Coomer at the police department.

 

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Friday night area highschool football

In area highschool football action Friday night, Caverna Colonels will host Bethlehem at 7:00 p.m.  Hart County has the weekend off.

 

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Benefit Soup Supper and Auction for Donnie Wright

A Benefit Auction and Soup Supper for Donnie Wright will be held Saturday, November 1st, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hart County High School cafeteria.  Soup supper, singing by the Chuck Templeman Family & Auction to follow.  All proceeds go toward medical expenses.  For more information call Dewayne Forbis at 270-774-1485.

 

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Stan Cottrell Fun/Run/Walk

The 1st Annual STAN COTTRELL - WLOC  - 10 MILE FUN-RUN-WALK will be held Saturday, October 25th, at 8:00 a.m. The walk will begin in Munfordville (at the traffic light).  $10 donation certificates will be awarded.  Be a part of history with World Class Runner Stan Cottrell who ran across America in 1980.  We ask runners to get sponsors.  All money raised benefits Clothes for Kids. For more info: call 270-774-1485.

 

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Voting machines certified October 16th

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

 

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Gas prices fell 13 cents according to AAA

West Central Kentucky gas prices fell almost 13 cents to $3.19 a gallon this week, according to AAA East Central's Fuel Gauge report.  The average price during the previous week was $3.31, while the average price a year ago was at $3.25.  The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in Bowling Green is $3.22, Elizabethtown is $3.16, Louisville stands at 3.33, while Owensboro has one of the lowest prices at $3.09.  The average price for unleaded regular gasoline in Kentucky is $3.26.

 

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

SCRTC's Annual Meeting held Thursday

South Central RTC's Annual Meeting was held at the Cave City Convention Center Thursday night, October 2nd, with a large crowd in attendance.  Entertainment was provided by the Family Bluegrass Band. The results of the trustee election were announced. incumbent Trustee Ralph J. Thompson in District 1 (Bonnieville & Munfordville) and Incumbent Trustee Jerry Polson in District III (Hiseville & Cave City) were both declared re-elected since there was no opposition.  At the Board's Annual Re-organizational Meeting, Zack Kender was elected as President, Charles L. Stinson was elected as Vice President, Stanley Greer elected as Secretary-Treasurer, and Ralph Thompson was elected as Assistant Secretary-Treasurer.

 

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Kentucky State Gospel Singing Convention

The 69th Annual Kentucky State Gospel Singing Convention will be held Friday and Saturday, October 10th and 11th, at the Cave City Convention Center.  The singing will begin on Friday night at 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday night at 5:30 p.m. There will be many of the finest southern gospel groups from Kentucky and the surrounding area singing each night. Admission is free. Concessions will be available.  Invite your family and friends to come out for two nights of great gospel music. For more information, call 270-404-3596 or 270-670-5144 or visit the website at www.KYSGSC.org.

 

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ky. Public Service Recognition Week

On Monday, Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson officially announced this week as Public Service Recognition Week in Kentucky.  At a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, Lt. Gov. Abramson praised the work and dedication of Kentucky's public employees.  A national celebration that began in 1985, Public Service Recognition Week is set aside to honor the men and women who serve as federal, state, county and local government employees. Activities and events that recognize public employees are planned throughout the week. School students throughout the state have also shown their appreciation to public employees by participating in the annual Public Service Recognition Poster Contest. More than 2,700 posters, created around the theme "Making a difference every day in every way," were entered in the contest. The 2014 winner in the 14-18 year old age group was Metcalfe County Highs School student Alexis Dotson. Visit the Personnel Cabinet's website at personnel.ky.gov to view the artwork of the poster contest winners and for additional information on Public Service Recognition Week.

 

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gun shop robbery investigation includes ATF

The Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives Bureau has joined the Cave City Police Department in the investigation of a gun shop robbery. A suspect or suspects broke into Hortons Gun Shop on Friday. Three long rifles and five hand guns valued at $6,500 were stolen. Chief Jeff Wright from the Cave City Police Department says his main concern is the safety of his citizens now that these guns are on the street.  Hortons Gun Shop posted pictures of the stolen guns to their Facebook page and is offering a reward to anyone who has information leading to an arrest or conviction. The serial numbers of the firearms have been registered.

 

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Indictment returned on Mount Washington man

A central Kentucky man has been accused of taking more than $9,000 to build a barn for a resident but failing to do so. A Grayson County grand jury returned an indictment Monday charging 42-year-old Kevin Carter of Mount Washington with theft by deception.

 

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Munfordville City Council meeting

The Munfordville City Council will meet in regular session tonight, October 6th, at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.  Items on the agenda include:  Hold second reading 006-14 adopting and enacting tax rate for real and personal property, hold second reading 007-14 adopting and enacting tax rate for vehicles and watercraft.

 

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Kidnapped Tennessee woman found in E-town

Authorities say a Cumberland County, TN, woman who was allegedly kidnapped has been found safe in Kentucky.  Twenty-one year-old Layla Aperans was found at a truck stop off I-65 in Elizabethtown on Saturday. Police said she was kidnapped Thursday night. Her alleged kidnapper, 44 year-old Douglas Davis, was also at the truck stop and was taken into custody without incident.

 

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Police search for gas station robber

Police continue to search for a man who robbed a Horse Cave gas station early Thursday morning. Horse Cave Police say just after 4:00 a.m., a white man came into the Gulf Truck Stop just off the Horse Cave exit on I-65. Police say he asked the store clerk about buying cigarettes, then pulled a pistol, pointed it at the employee, and ordered that cash be put into a plastic bag. The suspect then fled traveling northbound on I-65. He was driving a dark blue Jeep Cherokee SUV. He's believed to be in his late thirties to early forties and had several distinct arm tattoos, including an Orange County Choppers tattoo. If you have any information concerning this armed robbery, please call 270-473-1580.

 

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Gun shop robbed in Cave City

At approximately 8:50 am Friday, October 3rd, Officer Danny Coomer responded to Horton's Gun Shop at 508 Happy Valley Street in Cave City on a Burglary. Upon arrival the owner of the Gun shop stated that when he opened the store he noticed the ceiling of the business had been torn down, and guns were missing. Damage was severe to the inside of the building. Several hand guns along with rifles had been taken during the Burglary. Entry was gained by going through the roof of the business. If anyone has any information leading to the arrest and conviction the person or persons about this crime a Reward will be offered. Please contact the Cave City Police Department @ 270-773-2441 or Cave City PD Facebook.

 

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Three weekend arrests in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested an Edmonton man around 11 p.m. Friday night. Officer Roberts charged 33 year-old Johnathon Stegall with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs and endangering the welfare of a minor. Officer Roberts was assisted by Horse Cave Officer Derrick Murphy.  Horse Cave Police Officer Derrick Murphy arrested a Horse Cave man around 8:00 p.m. Saturday night.  Officer Murphy charged 53 year-old Steven Huff with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs First Offense. Officer Murphy was assisted by Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin. Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Glasgow man around 1:00 a.m. Sunday night.  During a safety check point working through KSP Post - 3, Officer Martin identified Rocky Elmore on an active Contempt of Court Bench Warrant on charges of Possession of Driving under the Influence and Drug Paraphernalia charges. Officer Martin was assisted by Horse Cave Officer Derrick Murphy.  All three men were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Traffic impacts for this week

---Here are the expected traffic impacts for October 6 through 10 in our area. All work is subject to change.

I-65

· Crews will be paving the northbound lanes of I-65 between mile marker 53 and mile marker 59. Crews will be utilizing rolling roadblocks and temporary lane closures as needed between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. to direct traffic around the construction activities and to shift northbound lanes to their final configuration. Crews will be working in the median around mile marker 55 to construct the base for a new overhead variable message sign.

· Construction of the I-65/U.S. 31-W connector project has created long-term lane closures near mile marker 30 in Bowling Green. The left lane in both directions are closed for approximately six months. The closure is about a mile long.

· From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday, October 3, the left and right lane will be closed on I-65 near mile marker 30 in Bowling Green while crews work on a barrier wall placement for the I-65/U.S. 31-W connector project. Motorists need to slowdown and use the middle lane on this stretch of I-65. The lane closures are about a mile long.

Barren County

· KY 70/KY 90- Construction crews will be working on pavement markings and signs. Flaggers will be present as needed.

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

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

· KY 90- Expect lane closures and flagging between 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews begin paving operations between the Beaver Creek bridge and Valley View Dr.

· KY 70- Contractors will continue working on an asphalt resurfacing project on Ky. 70 from the intersection of Ky. 90 to the Metcalfe County line.

Metcalfe County

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

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

· Louie B. Nunn Parkway- There will be lane closures in both directions on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway at mile marker 29 through mile marker 31. Crews will be removing the barrier wall this week and will begin paving operations on the parkway.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cave City makes DUI arrest

Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 46 year Marypat Buster of Cave City Wednesday evening. Officer Riley observed Buster driving on North Dixie Highway in a careless manner. After a brief investigation, Officer Riley was able to determine that Buster was under the influence. Buster was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/drugs .08 and Possession of Marijuana. Buster was lodged in the Barren County Correction Facility.

 

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Solicitation of murder charges for Hart County man

KSP have arrested a Hart County man on solicitation of murder charges.  On Tuesday Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green, arrested, Marlin E. Bennett (53) of Horse Cave, on a warrant for two counts of solicitation of murder. Bennett was lodged in the Hart County Jail. The investigation is ongoing and is being led by Detective Jason Lanham.

 

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Results show unemployment down in area counties

The Kentucky Career Center has released the preliminary August 2014 results for the Kentucky Labor Force. Numbers show unemployment is down in several area counties.  Metcalfe an Allen Counties are both down 1.9%. Edmonson and Hart Counties are each down 1.1%. Monroe and Barren Counties show a decrease of 1.3% while Green County is down 1.5%. Adair County is down by .2%. When compared with numbers from July 2014, Edmonson showed the largest monthly decrease, they were down by 1.6%.

 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Russell Springs man dies in moped accident

Tpr. Adam Likins is investigating a collision that occurred Tuesday at the intersection of Damron Creek Road and Damron Creek Spur Road. 48 year-old Mark Foley, of Russell Springs, was operating a southbound, 2007 Ford F-250 on Damron Creek Road.  35 year-old Michael Passmore, of Russell Springs, was operating a moped and turned off of Damron Creek Spur Road, striking the rear of Foley's vehicle. Passmore was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene by Russell County Coroner Larry Skaggs. Foley was not injured. Tpr. Likins was assisted at the scene by Russell County Fire, EMS and Rescue.

 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Motorcycle vs. school bus accident

Emergency crews had to free a motorcyclist Tuesday after he was trapped under a Taylor County bus following an accident between the two vehicles. The bus was carrying the Taylor County High School volleyball team and was returning to the school following a match. None of the students were injured. The motorcyclist was taken to a hospital for treatment. The severity of his injuries was not immediately known.

 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Faulkner will be Caverna school's Superintendent

The Caverna Board of Education met for a special-called board meeting Tuesday and voted to hire Cornelius Faulkner as the superintendent for Caverna Independent Schools. Faulkner was voted the interim superintendent in July and has been working within the district for 18 years, as director of pupil personnel and assistant superintendent.

 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lady Raiders Soccer team winning streak

Hart County Lady Raiders Soccer Team beat Seneca High School in Louisville last night 5 to 2, extending their winning streak to 12 - 3. Senior night is Thursday night at home against Breckinridge County.

 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Gas prices rose this week

West Central Kentucky gas prices rose almost five cents to $3.31 a gallon this week, according to AAA East Central's Fuel Gauge report.  Last week's West Central Kentucky average price was $3.27 and the average price during the week of Oct. 1st was $3.25.  Average price of unleaded self-serve gas in various areas are:  $3.23 in Bowling Green, $3.36 in Elizabethtown, and Louisville at $3.57.  The average price for unleaded regular gas in Kentucky was $3.37.

 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Florida man arrested in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer Derrick Murphy arrested a Florida man around 11:00 p.m. Monday night. Officer Murphy charged 41 year-old Christopher Capito with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs First Offense, Possession of a Controlled Substance First Degree 3rd Greater Offense, Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possession, and Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor.  Officer Murphy noticed that Capito was acting very nervous and had a long criminal history of prior drug convictions. The vehicle Capito was driving was out of Louisville, K-9 Charlie indicated on the driver's side door by intensely scratching on the door. Police were then able to locate a used crack pipe, a glass container with an off white substance, and a large amount of meth-making pills located hidden in the air filter under the hood. Officer Murphy was assisted by Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry, Horse Cave Officer James Roberts and K-9 Charlie.

 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Motorcycle injury on Center Road

On Sunday afternoon at approximately 1:49pm, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle accident on Center Road.  30 year-old Richard Dicks, of Glasgow, was traveling north when he lost control of his 2002 Suzuki motorcycle. Dicks was ejected from the motorcycle and was thrown into a bridge. The motorcycle continued off the roadway coming to a stop in a creek. Dicks was flown from the scene by helicopter to the University of Louisville hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident. His condition is unknown at this time. Deputy Chris Wyatt is investigating the accident. He was assisted by the Hiseville Fire Department and Barren Metcalfe EMS.

 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Injury accident on Cumberland Parkway

On Sunday morning, Deputy Chris Wyatt was traveling west on the Cumberland Parkway when he observed a dust cloud and a vehicle overturning several times approximately 200 yards in front of him. After getting out with the vehicle he spoke to the driver Sarah Price of Glasgow. Price told Deputy Wyatt that while she was driving her 1997 Chevrolet Passenger van, she heard what she thought was a blowout. The vehicle then took an abrupt right turn and traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned several times before coming to a stop. Price was taken to T. J. Sampson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Two passengers in Price’s vehicle were uninjured.

 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tailgate Friday night at Munfordville McDonalds

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

 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday deadline to register to vote

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

 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Weekend drug arrests over the weekend

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

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

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

 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Attempted murder case goes to grand jury

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

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

33rd Annual Pumpkin Festival Saturday

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

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Two nights for one price at Lake Cumberland

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

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

29th Annual Roller Coaster Yard Sale

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

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Welfare check by police leads to arrests

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

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Glasgow man arrested for EPO Violation

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

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Woman arrested for poisoning husband

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

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

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

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Hart County Extension Office celebrates 100 years

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

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Clothes for Kids Radio Auction

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

 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Three weekend arrests in Horse Cave

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

 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

I-65 connector project in Bowling Green

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

 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

District 3 road edge striping

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

 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Caution for placement of yard sales and political signs

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

Regarding yard sales –

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

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

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

Regarding political and other signage –

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

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

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

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

 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

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

 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Search for armed and dangerous man

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

 

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cave City man winner of KSP raffle

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

 

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Glasgow WKU Open House Oct. 2nd

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

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

· Registration - 3:30-7:00 pm

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

· Financial Aid

· Academic Advising & Academic Success

· Career Services

· Applying to WKU

· WKU Open House - 5:00-7:00 pm

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

 

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hart County man arrested for Sodomy

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

 

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Metcalfe County Grand Jury Indictments

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

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

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

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

Arraignment for all three has been scheduled for mid October.

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

 

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kentucky Prescription Pill Take Bake

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

 

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SCRTC Notice for Bid

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

 

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Park City Lions Club Political Forum

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

 

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bart Rowland announces re-election campaign

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

 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Area highschool Friday night football

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

 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

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

 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

iPhone 6 and social media scams

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

 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Bowling Green Hot Rods

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

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

 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Horse Cave weekend arrests

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

 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Weekend Festivals in the area

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

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

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

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

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

 

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-Monday, September 22, 2014

Cave City man arrested for DUI

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

 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Two Cave City men arrested

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

 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Brother faces murder charges after stabbing

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

 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Funeral Wednesday for Campbellsville firefighter

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

 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Ex NBA guard arrested for shoplifting

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

 

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Grayson County man to face grand jury

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

 

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Friday, September 19, 2014

I-65 buckle in pavement causes lane closures

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

 

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Short delays expected for I-65 motorists

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Drug tip leads to Cave City arrest

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

 

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Two meth labs discovered in Barren County

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

 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Annual Roller Coaster Yard Sale

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

 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hart County Board of Education meeting

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

 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Gas prices fall this week

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

 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I-65 construction begins tonight

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

 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Three people injured Tuesday night

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

 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Friday night high school football action

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

 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Leitchfield man arrested on theft charges

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

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

 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Court appearances for violent home invaders

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

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Friday night high school football scores

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

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Horse Cave Heritage Festival this weekend

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

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Abundance of the Hart Food Bank

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

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Hart County Democratic Executive Committee meeting

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

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Accident in Columbia injures two people

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

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Protestors want step-father released from jail

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

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

More arrests made in Horse Cave

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

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

4 hour man hunt leads to arrest

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

 

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Friday, September 12, 2014

ZZ Top band member injured

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

 

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week

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

 

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

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

 

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Lone Oak Glade in Grayson County

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

 

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Cave City DUI arrest Wednesday night

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

 

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Marijuana Eradication numbers released

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

 

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Four August fatal collisions in Post 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Information sought on stolen pickup

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

 

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Homicide investigation in Bowling Green

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

 

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Special 9-11 service at Courthouse

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

 

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Grocery bowl game - Hart County vs. Caverna

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

 

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

AAA says gas prices are on the rise

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

 

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Missing Tompkinsville teen

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

 

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cold front bringing thunderstorms

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

 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

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

 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Two weekend arrests in Cave City

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

 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Barren County shooting involves officer

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

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

 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Hart County Civil War Days

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

 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Cave City Proud Meeting

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

 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Salvation Army Hart County meeting

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

 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Red Cross Blood Drive in Horse Cave

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

 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Traffic impacts for this week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Stolen truck recovered in Monroe County

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

 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Weekend arrests in Horse Cave

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

 

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Stolen Boat Recovered

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

 

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Corn Maze at Green River Lake State Park

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

 

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Gas prices nationally could decline

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

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

 

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Friday, September 5, 2014

I-65 Interstate widening project

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

 

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Horse Cave planning grant survey

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

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

 

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Barren County closing in on arrest

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

 

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Friday night highschool football

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

 

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Edmonson County Grand Jury Indictments

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


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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Two arrests made in Horse Cave

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Missing Green County girl found safe

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

 

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

One person killed on Parkway

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

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Munfordville City Council Meeting

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

1) Held a public hearing on tax rate.

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

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

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

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

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

7) Heard fire and police department reports

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

9) Approved bills

!0) Meeting adjourned.

 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Green County man arrested after pursuit

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

 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Farmers RECC warns of scam artists

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Weather related damage in Barren County

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

 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Friday night highschool football

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

 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cave City Police make DUI arrest

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

 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Barren County man killed in accident

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

 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Several upcoming meetings in the area

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

 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hardyville man arrested for DUI

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

 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Road construction continues in Hart County

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

 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

My Social Security Sign Up Event

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

 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

City and school meetings

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

 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Closings for Labor Day

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

 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Check book stolen out of delivery truck

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

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Etoile break-in investigation continues

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

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

 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Deceased man in Glasgow identified

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

 

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hart County Clerk's Office Maintenance

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

 

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kentucky awarded $20 million federal grant

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

 

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rape charge arrest in Hardin County

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

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hart County Board of Ed Meeting

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

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hart County Republican Party meeting

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

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I-65 Widening Project earns award

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

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Adopt-A-Highway Poster Contest

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

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Babysitter in Glasgow arrested

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

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Burkesville woman arrested in Cave City

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

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

GRVWD Boil Water Advisory lifted

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

 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Highschool football action Friday night

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

 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cave City man arrested after accident

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

 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wanted man arrested in Cave City

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

 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Missing Glasgow teen found

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

 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SCRTC Office of Trustee nominees

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

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

 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bomb threat at Barren County School

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

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

 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Boil Water Advisory lifted for most of area

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

 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

National Park Service Anniversary

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

 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

More arrests in Cave City

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

 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Cave Country Lions Club meeting tonight

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

 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Glasgow teen reported missing

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

 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Fire truck incident closes US 68

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

 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

GRVWD Boil Water Advisory

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

 

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Hart Fiscal Court Meeting

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

 

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