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Monday, April 27th, 2015

High School Baseball and Fast Pitch

Today, Metcalfe County hosts Barren County, Glasgow hosts Greenwood, Caverna plays a doubleheader at Larue County.

In Fast Pitch Softball this afternoon, Metcalfe County hosts Barren County, Monroe County hosts Warren Central, Caverna plays a doubleheader at Larue County, Hart County travels to Green County.

 

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Monday, April 27th, 2015

Bowling Green man dies from fall

A Bowling Green man has died after falling at work. Bowling Green Police say 60 year-old Danny Hendrix fell from a 12 foot high platform onto a secondary platform while at work Saturday night at MAGNA Cosma International. He was pronounced dead on the way to the Medical Center. According to witness statements, an employee monitoring the cameras saw Hendrix fall from the platform. The case is under investigation by the Bowling Green Police Department.

 

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Monday, April 27th, 2015

Clothes for Kids Radio Auction underway

The WLOC Clothes for Kids Radio Auction is underway this week each morning through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  WLOC is currently collecting auction donations from residents and businesses in the area. Suggested items include: country hams, primitives, collectibles, theme baskets, old coins, baked goods, tools, etc. Items can be dropped off at the WLOC radio station in Horse Cave on 31-W next to Southern States.

 

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Monday, April 27th, 2015

Houchin Ferry Boat repair and inspection

On Wednesday, April 29th, the Houchins Ferry Boat is scheduled to be removed from the river and moved to dry-dock in the Park maintenance area. The boat will be repaired and inspected for futur use at the Green River Ferry location. The ferry boat will be trailered and moved to the Park maintenance area for required Coast Guard inspection and repairs. In the fall of 20158, it will replace the boat at the Green River Ferry. The ferryboat removed from the Green River Ferry location will be dry-docked and renovated as funding permits.

 

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Monday, April 27th, 2015

Senior Citizens fraud and scam workshop

State officials are inviting seniors to attend a workshop on preventing financial fraud and scams. This Thursday's workshop on the campus at Western Kentucky University will show seniors how to avoid cybercrime, mail fraud, ID theft and other scams. The state's Department of Financial Institutions is organizing the workshop and others like it around the state. A release says one in five people over the age of 65 has been a victim of a financial scam. The 9:00 a.m. workshop at the university's Knicely Conference Center is free to seniors in and around the Bowling Green area.  The event is co-sponsored by the Barren River Area Development District, Barren River Elder Abuse Prevention Council and the WKU Center for Gerontology.

 

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Monday, April 27th, 2015

Waynesburg teen dies in motorcycle accident

Tpr. Nick Hale is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Thursday night on KY 837, 6 miles east of Yosemite.  31 year-old Justin Denson, of Liberty, was traveling north operating a 2006 Honda that crossed the center line and struck a 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle, operated by 17 year-old Taylor Woods, of Waynesburg, head on.  Denson was wearing a seatbelt and was transported from the scene to UK Med Center. Woods was not wearing a helmet and was transported from the scene to UK Med Center.  Woods was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Casey County Coroner.

 

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Monday, April 27th, 2015

Monroe County man charged with murder

A Monroe County man has been charged with murder.  33 year-old Joshua Covey, of Tompkinsville, was arrested Wednesday and charged with Murder and Persistent Felony Offender 2nd Degree.  Covey was arrested on an indictment warrant in reference to the death of 46 year-old Darlya Goad, of Tompkinsville, that occurred in April of 2014. Detective Mike Dubree is investigating.

 

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Friday, April 24th, 2015

Severe weather expected Saturday

A warm front will lift northeast late tonight bringing a few thunderstorms capable of heavy rainfall and cloud to ground lightning. Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Saturday afternoon and evening, mainly across central Kentucky. The strongest storms will be capable of large and damaging hail, damaging winds, and an isolated tornado.  Additionally, cloud to ground lightning and heavy rainfall will accompany any storm.

 

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Friday, April 24th, 2015

Mowing season means removing signs

As mowing season approaches crews from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will begin removing signs illegally placed on state right of way. Signs already placed can be removed by the owner before the crews remove it as long as it is not placed back on state right of way. Examples of common signs removed are political, business and promotional signs that encroach on the right of way of state highways.

Crews are expected to begin mowing on May 4 and signs placed on the right of way interfere with operations and create a danger if a sign gets run over by a mower. Signs also create a safety hazard for motorists by limiting vision and adding to distracted driving.

Signs that have to be removed by crews will be taken to the local state road facility in that county. The signs will be held for pickup for two weeks before being discarded.

 

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Friday, April 24th, 2015

Tourists boost Mammoth Cave Park

In 2014, Mammoth Cave National Park generated $43.6 million and 683 jobs in the south central Kentucky area, according to a recent economic impact study by the National Park Service. Across the country, record numbers of visitors to national parks in 2014 translated into $29.7 billion in economic activity that supported nearly 277,000 jobs across the country.

Superintendent Sarah Craighead said people who visit the park need gasoline, food, lodging, and additional forms of entertainment that the park does not offer. Neighboring communities provide those services and profit from travelers on their way to Mammoth Cave.

Of the 523,000 people who visited the park last year, 413,000 toured Mammoth Cave. Visitors also come to the park to use the 85 miles of trails via hiking, biking or on horseback; canoe, kayak or fish in the Green and Nolin Rivers; camp, picnic, or take a Sunday drive and have dinner at the hotel.

 

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Friday, April 24th, 2015

Bowling Green man indicted on sex charges

A Warren County man has been arrested on sexual abuse charges.  On April 2nd, the Butler County Grand Jury indicted Bradley Murrell (32) of Bowling Green on 5 counts of Sexual Abuse 1st Degree Victim Under 12 Years of Age, in reference to an investigation that was conducted by the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green. On April 21st Murrell was arrested in Bowling Green on the Indictment Warrant and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail, where he was later transferred and lodged in the Butler County Jail.  The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Former teacher sentenced for sex abuse

A former central Kentucky teacher who was charged with sexually abusing students has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The News-Enterprise reports the sentence for Edwin Bonet, of Radcliff, was handed down Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court. In addition, he will have to register as a sex offender. He pleaded guilty in February to charges of sex abuse, criminal attempt to commit unlawful transaction with a minor, prohibited use of an electronic communication system and tampering with evidence. Bonet was fired from Central Hardin High School in 2013 after his arrest.

 

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Substitute teacher arrested for sexual abuse

A Warren County substitute teacher was arrested Monday on charges of sexual abuse. The Warren County Sheriff's Office is investigating a sexual abuse case stemming from a complaint from the Department of Community Based Services. The complaint, from January, alleges that 52 year-old Kenneth Hart, of Bowling Green, who was substitute teaching in Warren County at the time had inappropriate contact with students. At the time of the alleged incident, Hart was substituting at Richardsville Elementary School. Hart was recently indicted by the Warren County Grand Jury on four counts of Sexual Abuse, 1st degree. Warren County Sheriff's Office arrested Hart on Monday. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Frost Advisory for Friday morning

A Frost Advisory is in effect from 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Friday morning. Areas of frost are expected by dawn on Friday as clear skies and calm winds allow temperatures to drop well into the 30's. Sensitive plants could be harmed if left outside. Scattered thunderstorms are possible Friday night and Saturday. A few strong to severe storms will be possible on Saturday afternoon with damaging winds and hail as the main hazards.

 

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Glasgow Renewable Power Project

Glasgow-based Farmers RECC and its power supplier, Winchester-based East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), today announced updates on their project to develop a plant in Glasgow that will produce clean, renewable energy. Called the Glasgow Landfill-Gas-To-Energy (LFGTE) project, the plant will produce renewable power using methane collected from the Glasgow Regional Landfill. The plant will be owned and operated by EKPC, the power supplier that is owned by Farmers RECC and 15 other rural electric Kentucky co-ops. The plant will produce approximately 1 megawatt, which is enough electricity to power about 550 Kentucky homes and is expected to begin producing electricity later this year.

 

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Former trooper and sheriff arrested

A former Butler County Sheriff and Kentucky State Trooper is accused of abusing a child.  Joe Gaddie, 66, was arrested Monday after a warrant was issued by a grand jury. The indictment says Gaddie is charged with first degree criminal abuse for intentionally abusing a child. Police say the child is under 12 years old and was in his care.  He was taken to the Butler County Jail, but is currently out on bond.  Gaddie has a court date on May 12.

 

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Bowling Green teenager found safe

A missing teenager from Bowling Green was found safe and unharmed.  Sheriff's officials said 16-year-old Olivia Freas came to the Warren County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Olivia Freas was reported missing Monday morning. Deputies initially believed she was in some danger. Freas is a student at Greenwood High School. The Warren County Sheriff's office sent a release thanking the press and the community for their help.

 

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Cave City Proud Meeting Thursday

Cave City will hold a Proud Community Meeting at City Hall Thursday, April 23rd, at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Several weekend arrests in Hart County

The Hart County and Horse Cave Police Department's arrested several individuals over the weekend.  The Hart County Sheriff's Department made two arrests. According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, Deputy sheriff Bruce Neville arrested 38 year-old James A. Puckett, of 1601 Martin Pierce Road, Cub Run, Friday  on several charges including Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st, Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Puckett was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond.

Hart County Deputy Sheriff Heather Childress arrested a Magnolia woman Friday.  33 year-old Melissa Reynolds-Sturgeon, of 1935 Die Shiboley Road, was arrested on a Hart County Bench Warrant for Absconding Probation Supervision on a 2014 charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st.  Sturgeon was extradited by Hart County Sheriff's Office from Archuleta County Detention Center, Jefferson, OH, based on information from Kentucky Probation and Parole. Sturgeon was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $10,500 cash bond.

 

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Missing teen from Warren County

Police need your help in locating a missing teen.  Warren County Sheriff's Deputies received a call of a missing juvenile early Monday morning. The juvenile may be in danger due to some information obtained through the course of the on-going investigation. Deputies need your help in locating Olivia Freas who is a white female, 16 years of age, 5"05",120 lbs, and has collar length auburn colored hair. According to the complainant, Freas was last seen wearing a black hoodie style sweatshirt and black combat style boots. Other descriptors are unknown at this time. Freas is a student at Greenwood High School. Deputies are urging anyone with information as to the whereabouts of this missing juvenile to contact WCSO at 270-842-1633.

 

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Single collision on Raider Hollow Road

On Monday, at approx. 6:44 am the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a call of a single vehicle injury collision on Raider Hollow Road in Hart County.  The preliminary investigation indicated that Daphne Logsdon (21) of Upton was operating a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier and was traveling southbound near the 900 block of Raider Hollow Road. At this point she went into a left hand curve and lost control on the wet roadway where the vehicle began to rotate counter-clockwise. Logsdon then overcorrected and the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree in the driver's door.  Logsdon was transported from the scene by Hart County EMS where she was then flown by Air Methods to the University of Louisville Hospital where she is listed in critical condition. Logsdon was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.  The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Trooper First Class Jonathan McChesney. He was also assisted on scene by the Munfordville Police Department, Hart County Sheriff's Department, and Munfordville Fire and Rescue.

 

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Drug store burglary arrest

A Clinton County man has been arrested in connection to a drug store burglary.  43-year-old Danny S. Brown, of Albany, is charged with Burglary 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief 1st Degree.  Brown was arrested Saturday in connection to the burglary of Dyer Drug Store on Thursday morning, April 16, in Albany. Brown was identified by law enforcement through video surveillance inside the store.

 

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Checkpoint leads to arrest

A traffic safety check point led to a felon arrest in Hart County.  On Saturday, April 18th, at approx. 1:15 am, Troopers with the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green were conducting a Traffic Safety Check Point on US 31W in Rowletts when contact was made with Corman Hustkey (23) of Horse Cave.  Initially, Huskey gave troopers false information to his identification. Once his corrected information was obtained, it was discovered that he had an active warrant for Probation Violation. It was also discovered through the investigation that Huskey was in possession of a .357 Revolver and was a convicted felon.  Huskey was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail for the Probation Violation warrant, Giving Officer False Name or Address, and Possession of Firearm By Convicted Felon. The investigation is ongoing and being led by Trooper Graham Rutherford.

 

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Indoor growing operation in Green County

An arrest has been made in Green County in connection to an indoor marijuana grow operation.  64-year-old Richard Handy, of Louisville, was arrested on Friday, April 17th, and charged with Cultivating Marijuana 5 or more plants 1st offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Trafficking in Marijuana 1st offense and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Offense (Cocaine).

Handy owns property located on Marshall Ridge Road in Green County that was suspected to have had an indoor marijuana grow operation inside the residence. Troopers responded to the scene and, based upon evidence found, were able to secure a search warrant which led to the arrest. Handy was lodged in the Adair County jail. Tpr. Charles Hedgespeth and Tpr. Jeremy Baker are investigating.

 

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Warrants issued for drug charges

On Thursday April 16th, 2014, the Barren River Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested Bradley Brown and Ashley Kendall of Scottsville. The federal arrest warrants were based on a federal indictment relating to a joint investigation by the Drug Task Force and ATF. On September 17, 2014, a search warrant was executed at the Allen County home of Brown and Kendall at 637 Old Buck Creek Rd, Scottsville. This led to the discovery of a approximately 3 ounces of crystal methamphetamine and 27 firearms, one of which was stolen from Macon County, Tennessee. The investigation revealed that Brown and Kendall were receiving methamphetamine from California via parcel companies and a search warrant was obtained for the residence of Kevin Wiley in Fresno, California. An Allen County Detective with the Barren River Drug Task Force assisted the ATF and the search warrant was executed by the ATF Fresno Field Office on December 5, 2014. This search led to the discovery of two firearms, over 85 pounds of marijuana, and additional amount of crystal methamphetamine. As the investigation continued, ATF and the Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Barren County Sheriff's Office, executed a search warrant at the residence of Adam Gallagher in Park City. Several items suspected to be used to package and distribute methamphetamine were discovered. Both Kevin Wiley of Fresno, CA and Adam Gallagher of Park City, have been arrested and charged in connection with this case.

 

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Ruling upheld for former sheriff

A U.S. Appeals court has upheld the conviction of former Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton.  The opinion was handed down Monday morning upholding the 2014 ruling of the Federal Court in Bowling Green.  The former Barren County Sheriff was found guilty of two counts of Witness Tampering when, according to court records, he instructed two Deputies to give false statements in regard to the circumstances of the arrest of Billy Stinett.  The appeal was argued by Eaton’s attorney J. Guthrie True in late June of last year.  The decision to “affirm the judgment of the district court” was handed down Monday.

 

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Monday, April 20th, 2015

Cub Run Man Arrested

According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, on Friday, April 17th Hart County Deputy Sheriff Bruce Neville arrested James A. Puckett, age 38, of 1601 Martin Pierce Rd., Cub Run, KY on Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st, Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Process, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.  Deputy Neville received a complaint from Probation and Parole Officer Tom Lafollette that Puckett possibly had methamphetamine in his possession.  This subsequently led to the arrest and the above listed charges.  Puckett was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $100,000.00 cash bond,

 

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Monday, April 20th, 2015

Magnolia Woman Arrested

On Friday, April 17th Hart County Deputy Sheriff Heather Childress arrested Melissa Reynolds-Sturgeon, age 33, of 1935 Die Shiboley Rd, Magnolia, KY on a Hart County Bench Warrant for Absconding Probation Supervision on a 2014 charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st.  Melissa Reynolds-Sturgeon was extradited by Hart County Sheriff's Office from Archuleta County Detention Center, Jefferson, OH based on information from Kentucky Probation and Parole.  Reynolds-Sturgeon was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $10,500.00 cash bond.

 

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Monday, April 20th, 2015

Reward doubled for shooting info

A reward offer has been raised in regards to a shooting incident in Barren County.  The Barren County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a Criminal Mischief, and Wanton Endangerment 1st degree investigation in reference to an incident that occurred on Old Edmonton Road on April 2nd, 2015. An unknown subject shot a house several times with a .410 shotgun and fled the scene. No one was injured during the incident and no new information in this case has been found. The owner of the residence is offering a $1,000.00 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in this case.  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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Monday, April 20th, 2015

Deadline extended for WLOC Cruise

Because of the response, the WLOC cruise deadline has been extended.  There are 5 ocean view rooms still available. The cost is $542 per person.  A deposit of $200 per person is required at time of booking. The Carnival Elation will depart from New Orleans on August 31st for a 5 day/5 night Western Caribbean cruise.  Book today by calling Platinum Travel at 502-425-2400.

 

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Monday, April 20th, 2015

2015 Drive for a Cure

American Cancer Society's Relay for Life 2015 Drive for a Cure will be held Saturday, April 25th, at 10:00 a.m. at Horse Cave Bale Warehouse #1.  The drive is in memory of Rickey Waddell and in honor of Jason Metcalfe. The entry fee is $25 per tractor. A live auction will begin at 1:00 p.m.  For further information, call 270-537-4652 or 270-528-1467.

 

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Monday, April 20th, 2015

Relay for Life Meeting Thursday

The last Relay for Life meeting, before relay, will be held on Thursday, April 23rd, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hart County Extension Office, behind the Hart County Public Library. All committee members and a representative of each team are asked to attend this meeting for finalizing relay.

 

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Monday, April 20th, 2015

2015 Office Professionals Appreciation Luncheon

Hart County Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 2015 Office Professionals' Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, April 22nd, at noon at the Hart County Agriculture Center at the fairgrounds at Rowletts. The Luncheon sponsor is Duplicator Sales and Service. The program will include: Yoga in the workplace.

 

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Monday, April 20th, 2015

Three arrested in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a 35 year-old Cave City man around 4:00 p.m. Friday. Officer Roberts charged George Abney with Reckless Driving, Driving on a DUI Suspended License and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 2nd offense.  Horse Cave Police Officer Paul Reynolds arrested a Magnolia man around 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Officer Reynolds charged 21 year-old John Johnson with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs.  Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a Cave City man Sunday afternoon on a Barren County Circuit Court warrant.  25 year-old Trevor Jewell was taken into custody on drug offenses and failure to appear with no bond.

 

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Friday, April 17th, 2015

Horse Cave Police Arrest a Tennessee Man

Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Tennessee man around 1:00 a.m. Friday morning.  Officer Martin charged 28 year old David Zachary Randolph with Failure to Maintain Insurance and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the influence of Drugs first offense.  Randolph was lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Friday, April 17th, 2015

Shoplifter at the Glasgow Dollar General

A Glasgow shoplifting suspect on Thursday jumped out of a window after losing his pants.  Police said a man with reddish blonde hair was caught shoplifting by an off duty drug task force detective, when things got physical between the two up and down the aisles of the store.  After the fight, the suspect ran to the back of the Dollar General building and jumped out of a thirty feet high window.  After he fell, he ran away with a few items but also left some of his own behind.  During the scuffle the subject came out of his pants.  Police are still gathering evidence but they're asking the community to help them catch the man who's facing multiple felonies.  If you have any information on the case, call Glasgow Police at 270-651-5151.

 

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Friday, April 17th, 2015

Glasgow Police Investigating Multiple Break-Ins

Glasgow police are investigating multiple break-ins at Los Mariachi's Mexican Restaurant, El Guerrero Mexican Restaurant, Gorin Park, and IMI.  Damage to doors and windows was reported and money was stolen from vending machines at IMI.  Police was to remind business owners to be vigilant when securing their buildings and to report any suspicious activity.  If you have any information about any of these crimes call Glasgow Police at (270) 651-5151.

 

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Friday, April 17th, 2015

Metcalfe County Man's Body Recovered

A 66 year old Metcalfe County man's body was recovered Thursday from the Green River in Taylor County after a boating accident that occurred on March 25th.  Niles H. Lawlor's body was recovered.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time.  The body is at the Foster Toler Curry Funeral Home.

 

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Reward offered in Barren County investigation

The Barren County Sheriff's Office is conducting a Criminal Mischief and Wanton Endangerment 1st degree investigation in reference to an incident that occurred on Old Edmonton Road on April 2nd, 2015. An unknown subject shot a house several times with a 410 shotgun and fled the scene. No one was injured during the incident and no new information in this case has been found. The owner of the residence is offering a $500 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in this case.  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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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Bonnieville Masonic fish fry and auction

Green River Project band featuring Jonas Farmwald, Steve Highbaugh, Gary Cockriel, Jack Simonds will be performing for the Bonnieville Masonic Lodge annual Fish Fry and Auction Saturday, April 18th, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Bonnieville Elementary School.

 

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Caverna Preschool screener Friday

Caverna Preschool 2015-2016 screener will be held Friday, April 17th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Caverna Elementary. This is for 3 and 4 year-olds who reside in the Caverna District. If you would like to schedule a screening date and are unable to attend, please contact Susan Mathews at 270-773-2530 or susan.mathews@caverna.kyschools.us.

 

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Hart of Autism hosting fundraiser

The Hart of Autism is hosting a fundraiser "Straight from the Hart" on Saturday, April 18th, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hart County Fairground in Munfordville. There will be a dinner, entertainment, a silent and live auction.  For more information, call Stephanie Turner at 270-774-1180.

 

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Bowling Green Amber Alert canceled

Authorities have canceled an Amber Alert for an abducted girl. Bowling Green Police said 5 year-old Aubrey Johnson was taken from her mother during an altercation with a man around 2:30 a.m. An Amber Alert was issued around 6:00 a.m., but was canceled just before 8:00 a.m. by Bowling Green Police.  Police said the girl was safe, but did not say if any arrests had been made or where the girl was found.

 

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Heavy rains cause flood warnings

A Flood Warning has been issued for several counties in the listening area including: Southwestern Hart County, Barren County, Metcalfe County, Edmonson County, along with Adair, Allen, Southeastern Butler County, Clinton, Cumberland, southern Green, Logan, Monroe, Russell, Simpson and Warren Counties until 3:00 p.m. today.   Motorists need to use caution as heavy rains have created standing water on roadways throughout the district. Areas where water doesn't normally stand are being reported as flooded. Motorists need to slow down and do not drive through high water...TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN...  It is very difficult to tell how deep the water is or if there is a strong current. The best way to avoid getting stuck or worse is to avoid high water on the roadway.  Several traffic signals have been reported to be blinking due to the storm, treat those intersections as a four-way stop. Also, motorists taking pictures of weather events, flooded roads, traffic signals or anything else while driving is very unsafe. 

 

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Clothes for Kids Radio Auction

The WLOC Clothes for Kids Spring Radio Auction will begin Monday, April 27th, at 9:00 a.m. on WLOC radio station and

wloconline.com. All proceeds go toward the purchase of new clothing for students in the Hart County and Caverna School systems working through the 9 family resource centers.  WLOC is currently collecting donations from businesses as

well as individuals.  Suggested items include: gift certificates, crafts, antiques, theme baskets, country hams, old coins and lots of delicious baked goods. Items can be dropped off at the WLOC radio station on 31-W. Monetary donations can be mailed to:

Clothes for Kids, P. O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749.

 

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Stabbing leads to arrest in Marion County

Post 15 received a call for Marion County dispatch Sunday in reference to a stabbing that occurred at the 3 Pines Bar.  34 year-old Jeremy Cox, of Campbellsville, and 50 year-old Leonard Mattingly, of Bradfordsville, had been involved in a verbal argument inside the establishment before going outside where the confrontation became physical. During the fight, Mattingly stabbed Cox with a knife and fled the scene. Cox was taken to Springview Hospital and then transferred to University of Louisville Hospital where he was treated and remains while recovering. An Assault 1st warrant was issued for Mattingly, who was arrested Tuesday in Lebanon and lodged in the Marion County Detention Center. Tpr. Logan Smith is investigating.

 

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Bonnieville man arrested Wednesday

Horse Cave Police Officer Paul Reynolds arrested a Bonnieville man around 3:00 a.m. early Wednesday morning. Officer Reynolds charged 25 year-old Bradley Thomas Riggs with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st offense (meth), and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs.  Riggs was lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Two drug arrests in Horse Cave

Horse Cave police report two people are facing drug charges after investigating a complaint of sexual abuse.  After receiving the complaint Tuesday, police questioned the alleged victim Antonia Maria Matthews, 52 of Cave City and the alleged perpetrator Harvey Pedigo, 55 of Horse Cave.  Police determined there were no grounds to press charges on the alleged sexual assault, but both Matthews and Pedigo were cited for Possession of Marijuana.

 

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Drug dangers along Ky's highways

An increase in dangerous drug paraphernalia along roadsides has led the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to issue warnings to its 700 Adopt-A-Highway groups.

State officials posted a video warning to the cabinet's website in April and has added similar wording to training brochures handed out to the groups.

Adopt-A-Highway coordinator Keith Buckhout says the major dangers are the increasing number of heroin needles and mobile meth labs.

The new warnings tell groups to step back if they find such drug paraphernalia and call police or the state highway department so that specially trained crews can safely dispose of the litter.

 

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Western suspends swimming and diving

Western Kentucky has suspended its swimming and diving programs for five years after the school and Bowling Green police found violations of Title IX sexual misconduct and assault, harassment and the student conduct code.  Hilltoppers athletes and coaches were told of the decision Tuesday morning by WKU president Gary Ransdell and athletic director Todd Stewart. Athletes can transfer to other schools; the positions of the swimming & diving coaches will be eliminated on June 30.  A release said complaints by a former team member led to an investigation by police and Title IX coordinator Huda Melky that found evidence of violations.  Stewart said in the statement that the "findings of a consistent pattern of disappointing conduct is troubling and not acceptable at WKU."

 

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Cave City Chamber ribbon cuttings

The Cave City Chamber of Commerce will host two ribbon cuttings this weekend. On Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Replica Screen Printing and another ribbon cutting Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at C & J's Cafe. WLOC will be broadcasting live this Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. at C. J.'s Cafe, Mammoth Cave Road, in Cave City.

 

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Hart County Chamber ribbon cutting

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting this Friday at 3:30 p.m. for Pibbitt, a new store set to open on Friday in downtown Munfordville.  Pibbett will feature name brand clothing and accessories for teenagers and young adults. The business will also offer electronic repair service.  Light refreshments will follow the ceremony along with door prize drawings. The celebration will continue on Saturday with special discounts throughout the day. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

 

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education meeting will be held Thursday, April 16th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hart County High School. Several items are on the agenda for approval.

 

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Horse Cave City Council Meeting

The Horse Cave City Council held first readings of several ordinances Monday night including one to amend the 2014-2015 budget. Among adjustments made to the budget are a decrease of $15,000 collected in property taxes, an increase of $139,000 expected in payroll taxes and a nearly $50,000 increase in pay and benefits for police officers passed by the council last month.

The Council also held a first reading of an ordinance prohibiting the burning of woodstoves in the downtown business district. Council members also approved an inter-local agreement with Kentucky State Police for a two year extension of the current contract for dispatching for emergency services, approved an inter-local agreement with the county for equipment use and services, and approved a resolution to accept an $8000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission awarded to the Horse Cave Cultural District. The grant will allow the Cultural District to work towards making Horse Cave a more attractive place for businesses and shoppers. Plans include outdoor art installations such as murals; landscaping public areas in the downtown area; and integrating the energy and skills of students in the Horse Cave Arts & Science Summer Camp working with a professional artist to gain experience in art project implementation.

Sandra Wilson, Executive Director of the Horse Cave/Hart County Tourist Commission, presented her annual report. Wilson stated that the 3% lodging tax usually brings in an average of $65,000 per year into the community. Last year, even with work on the interstate, the tax brought in $75,000. She expects the amount to be even greater this year. Tourism is one of Hart County’s largest industries and is responsible for supporting nearly 500 jobs.

Kenny Russell, Code Enforcement Officer for Horse Cave, reported that most of the new cases involved garbage and trash violations. Russell stated that it is a Horse Cave ordinance that all businesses and residents of the city must subscribe to Hart County Solid Waste for weekly garbage pickup.

Police Chief Sean Henry reported that his officers made 22 drug arrests last month. Henry said these were mostly meth. arrests and that even the bulk of the DUI arrests are for drugs rather than alcohol intoxication. Henry introduced Officer Paul Reynolds who recently joined the Horse Cave force. Henry also reported that Horse Cave police officers attended training on what degree of force is appropriate to use under various situations.

Fire Chief Donnie Parker reported that his department made 34 runs in March for a total of 113 so far this year.

Maintenance Supervisor Jimmy Martin said there was an ongoing problem with pit bulls in the city limits. Of the 15 animal control calls his department responded to last month, 4 were for pit bulls, which are not allowed in Horse Cave. Martin reported that there were 159 loads brought in for the large-Item drop-off event in Horse Cave last week. He added that City Hall now must lock their dumpster because of illegal dumping and that garbage was being placed in the recycling trailers outside of City Hall. If the problem persists, the trailers will be moved to the City Maintenance building off New Street behind the Main Street Cemetery where they can be more closely supervised.

The Council approved the audit report submitted last month and will meet Monday, May 4th at 6:00 for a budget work session.

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Monday, April 13th, 2015

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 of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Thursday, April 16th, from 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday, April 17th, from 8:00 a.m. until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.  To qualify for this program you must:

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

2.    Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3.    Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

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

2.    Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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Monday, April 13th, 2015

Cub Run Chorus presents Annie Jr.

Cub Run Elementary Chorus presents Annie Jr. based on "Little Orphan Annie" at SkyPac in Bowling Green Thursday, April 16th, at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  The musical is directed by Stephanie Hensley.  For school day tickets, call 270-524-2925. For evening performance, call 270-904-1880 or 1-855-758-7222.

 

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Monday, April 13th, 2015

Annual Cave Area Celebration Wednesday

The 8th Annual Cave Area Celebration will be held Wednesday, April 15th, at the Cave City Convention Center. It's free. Everyone will get coupons to area attractions. Stop by for an hour, any time between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and plan your own vacation right here in Cave Country. For more information, call Tonya at 270-773-3131.

 

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Monday, April 13th, 2015

Hart County Salvation Army Service Unit

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, April 14th, at noon at the Courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, April 13th, 2015

Caverna High SBDM Council meeting

The Caverna High School Advisory Council Meeting scheduled for this evening has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 14th, at 5:30 p.m. in the high school library.

 

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Monday, April 13th, 2015

Munfordville large item drop-off

The Munfordville Free Large Item Drop-off will be held during this week daily through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The Drop-off Center is located at 300 Quality Street in Munfordville. Examples of large items: couch, chair, tables, lamps and mattresses.  Items excluded:  wood, carpet, trash, building materials, tires, and roofing.  There will be regular charges for these items. For more information, call 270-524-5178.

 

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Monday, April 13th, 2015

Horse Cave City Council meeting

The Horse Cave City Council will meet Monday night, April 13th, at 6:00 p.m.  New business will include: Approve inter-local agreement with Hart Co., approve inter-local agreement with KSP, and amend 2014-15 budget, first reading.

 

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Monday, April 13th, 2015

Green County teacher facing sexual abuse charges

A Green County teacher is facing charges of Sexual Abuse. On Wednesday, Trooper Jeremy Baker served an indictment warrant on 27 year-old Thomas Williams, of Russell Springs. Williams turned himself in at the Taylor County Jail and was charged with three counts of Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree. The indictment warrant was a result of an investigation conducted by Post 15 detectives in March of 2015 with allegations of inappropriate contact with a student. Williams is employed by the Green County Board of Education as a High School math teacher. Williams is currently under suspension by the school system.

 

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Monday, April 13th, 2015

Several arrests in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer Paul Reynolds arrested a Horse Cave woman around 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon on a Barren County District Court warrant for failure to appear. 27 year-old Tamisha Carter's charges stem from leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid.  Officer Paul Reynolds arrested a Blue Springs man Saturday night.  24 year-old Joseph Lindsey was charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place and Disorderly Conduct 2nd degree.  Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Horse Cave woman on a Barren County District Court warrant. 22 year-old Alexus PPool's orginal charges stem from theft by deception (shoplifting).  Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Berwig Illinois man Sunday morning. 29 year-old Jose Martinez with no operator's license and failure to maintain insurance.  All were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2015

Clothes for Kids Radio Auction

The WLOC Clothes for Kids Spring Radio Auction will begin Monday, April 27th, at 9:00 a.m. on WLOC radio station and wloconline.com.  WLOC is currently collecting donations from businesses as well as individuals.  Suggested items include: gift certificates, crafts, antiques, theme baskets, old coins and lots of delicious baked goods. Items can be dropped off at the WLOC radio station on 31-W. All proceeds go toward the purchase of new clothing for students in the Hart County and Caverna School systems working through the 9 family resource centers.  Monetary donations can be mailed to: Clothes for Kids, P. O. Box 98, Horse Cave, Ky. 42749.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2015

Flooding damage in Hart County

Heavy rain caused flooding and damage to the LG & E Road in Northeastern Hart County Wednesday afternoon. Hart County Judge Executive Terry Martin declared an emergency in that area. The flooding and heavy rains washed out chunks of the roadway and significant part of the road. The area reported around 12" of rain at 4:00 p.m. The Hart County road crew was working throughout the day.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2015

Alabama fugitive arrested in Cave City

An Alabama fugitive has been arrested in Cave City. Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 39 year-old James Ruston, of Walker, AL, on Tuesday evening. Riley received a tip from Alabama that Ruston was possibly staying at the Cave City Budget Inn and was entered as wanted out of Alabama for failure to comply with the sex offender registry. Riley made contact with Ruston at the Budget Inn where he was arrested on the two outstanding warrants from Alabama. Ruston was lodged in the Barren County Jail awaiting extradition back to Alabama. Riley was assisted on scene by Chief Jeff Wright and Barren County Constable Patrick Poynter.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2015

Garden Program begins Monday

The Community Action Garden Program is designed to encourage economic self-support by providing low-income households with the essential materials to start growing a vegetable garden. Eligible program participants receive a voucher from Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Inc. The voucher can be used to purchase garden products such as: garden seeds, garden plants, and /or fertilizers. For more information, contact the local Community Services Office at 270-524-0224.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2015

Free Health Fair at Family Medical Center

Family Medical Center of Hart County will be having a free health fair Saturday, April 11th, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Cub Run at Nana & Papaw's Store. Free health screenings will include cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, bone density and body fat analysis, as well as educational handouts. For more information, call 270-524-7231 or visit www.MunfordvilleFMC.com.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2015

Bearwallow Lodge #231 pancake breakfast

The Bearwallow Lodge #231, 31-W North in Cave City is hosting an All-You-Can-Eat pancake breakfast this Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, and biscuits and gravy, plus coffee, milk and orange juice. The cost is $5 and everyone is invited.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2015

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. DARRELL HENSLEY OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.  ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING, PAYING OF BILLS, TREASURERS REPORT, ROAD REPORT, OCCUPATIONAL TAX REPORT, BUDGET TRANSFER AND JAIL REPORT GIVEN BY JAILER BROWN BERGERSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 178 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER BERGERSON ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH 2 CHECKS TOTALING JUST OVER $19,490.THE COURT ALSO ACCEPTED THE BIDS FOR VARIOUS VEHICLES THE COUNTY NO LONGER NEEDED.

OTHER BUS. INCLUDED APPROVING JAIL TO PARTICIPATE IN THE KAPS PROGRAM, ADVERTISE FOR LGEA HEARING INTENT TO LEASE LIBRARY AGREEMENT, ROAD SYSTEM RESOLUTION, RESOLUTION FOR INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH KACO, LEASE AGREEMENT WITH KACO, INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH CITIES, 2 YEAR CONTRACT WITH KSP FOR 911 AT A COST OF $138,OOO WHICH IS THE SAME AS LAST YEAR, ADVERTISE FOR ROAD SUPPLIES, ACKNOWLEDGE BOND RATING MOODY’S A2 WHICH IS VERY GOOD, RESOLUTION WITH STATE HIGHWAY ON HWY 88, ACKNOWLEDGE LINWOOD AND HARDYVILLE FIRE RATINGS HAVE BEEN IMPROVED, AND HIRED SEASONAL WORKERS, C. J. RAMSEY, LEROY AND DONNIE BRYANT. THE COURTS NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY MAY 7 AT 9:00AM IN THE COURTROOM.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2015

Two injured on I-65 Thursday

On Thursday at approx 12noon the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a report of a single vehicle injury collision at the 36 MM Southbound on Interstate 65.  The preliminary investigation indicated that the operator of a 2012 Toyota Camry was traveling southbound on Interstate 65 when she lost control for an unknown reason and went off the right side of the roadway striking an earth embankment, where the vehicle overturned. Both occupants were transported to The Medical Center in Bowling Green by The Medical Center EMS, where they were later flown to TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN. At this time they have not been identified and their conditions are unknown. An update will be released when information becomes available.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2015

Log truck accident in Hart County

On Thursday at approx 11am the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a report of an injury collision on East Gap Hill Road in Hart County involving a log truck. The preliminary investigation indicated that Timothy Morris (54) of Munfordville was operating a 1992 Ford log truck and was traveling westbound when he lost control and the truck overturned, coming to rest on its side just off the right side of the roadway. Morris was transported by Hart County EMS to Hardin Memorial Hospital for his injuries, where he was treated and released.  The investigation is ongoing and being conducted by Trooper First Class Timmy Jewell. He was also assisted at the scene by Trooper First Class Jeremy Hodges, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Casey Tooley, The Cub Run Fire Department, and Alvey's Towing.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2015

Glasgow man arrested for threatening

A Barren County man has been arrested after making threats armed with a knife. Cave City Police say at around 1pm Thursday, they were called to the Minit Mart for a domestic dispute involving a suspect with a knife who was threatening his girlfriend.  The couple left the store en route to a house on Mammoth Cave Street, where Chief Jeff Wright found the alleged suspect in the passenger seat of the victim's vehicle. After a brief conversation the suspect, 27-year-old Richard D. Cross, of East Front Street in Glasgow, got out of the car and ran. Cross was apprehended after a brief struggle with Chief Wright and a Barren County Sheriff's Deputy. Cross had in his possession a small knife opened at the time of his arrest. Chief Wright was assisted by Barren County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police. Cross is charged with Fleeing or Evading Police, Terroristic Threatening, and Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2015

Man arrested in Bowling Green

On Wednesday Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a call of a male at 1265 Greathouse Road in Warren County that was under the influence and had possession of a handgun, and the caller was concerned for his welfare. After a short period of time and several attempts to make contact with Craig Tabor (31), who was believed to be in the residence, Troopers on scene began to clear the residence when contact was made with him.  The investigation revealed that Tabor had possession of a handgun and was placed under arrest and lodged at the Warren County Regional Jail. He is charged with Possession of a Handgun By a Convicted Felon. The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Senior Trooper Kevin Mayfield.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2015

Indictment warrant issued on inmate

An investigation by the Hart County Sheriff's Office leads to indictment.  39 year old Paul Bruton, of Munfordville, was served a Hart County Grand Jury indictment warrant while incarcerated at the Hart County Jail. The indictment was issued after an investigation of a burglary in Hart County led to Bruton's residence, where the stolen items were recovered.  Bruton was indicted on three charges: BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE, RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER $500 and RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY-FIREARM.  Bruton is currently being held in the Hart County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond.

 

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Friday, April 10th, 2015

Munfordville woman arrested in Horse Cave

A 35 year-old Munfordville woman has been arrested by Horse Cave Police. Officer Paul Reynolds arrested 35 year-old Melissa Richardson around 11:00 p.m. Thursday night. Richardson was charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place 1st Offense and Disorderly Conduct 2nd degree.  Richardson  was lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2015

"The Death of Floyd Collins" at Cave City Convention Center

Remix Films presents "The Death of Floyd Collins" this Saturday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Cave City Convention Center.  Tickets are $8 for adults $4 for children under 12 $4 student ID.  Attendees are invited to dress in 1920's attire.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2015

Cherry Blossom Colorful 5K Run/Walk

Munfordville Tourism Commission's Cherry Blossom Colorful 5K Run/Walk will be this Satruday, April 11th at 9:00 a.m. cst.  Entry fee is Teams $30 and Individual walker/runner is $35.  You can register the day of the race.  Tshirt & color can be picked up from 7:45-8:45 morning of the run.  Starting line is behind the courthouse.  Entry forms may be picked up at Munfordville Welcome Center.  For more information call 270-524-4752.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2015

Shooting in Russell County

An argument Saturday morning led to the shooting of a man by his father in Russell County.  Kentucky State Police said Damon Ballenger, 27, got to his dad's house in Jamestown before 4:00 a.m. Saturday.  Police said Damon and Mitchell Ballenger, 52, got into an argument that caused Mitchell to go into the house and get a shotgun.  Police said Mitchell shot Damon in the leg forcing him to be taken to UK hospital by helicopter.  Mitchell Ballenger in in the Russell County Jail facing assault charge.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2015

Shooting Sunday Night During Custody Exchange

Bowling Green Police say shooting Sunday night started with an argument during a custody exchange.  Police said Kenneth Marshall, 34, of Clarksville, TN was shot and taken to the Medical Center in a private car.  Marshall is listed in stable condition.  Police say no one has been arrested but suspect is being questioned as the investigation continues.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2015

Several Arrests Made Over the Weekend

Horse Cave Police Officer Paul Reynolds arrested a Glasgow woman around 11:00 p.m. Friday night.  Officer Reynolds charged 37 year old Christina Jones with Possession of a controlled substance 3rd Degree, Trafficking in marijuana (Less than 8 oz) 1st Offense, and Public Intoxication (Excludes Alcohol).

Horse Cave Police Officer Paul Reynolds arrested a Poco West Virginia man around 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning.  Officer Reynolds charged 46 year old Mark Lewis with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place 1st Offense.

Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a Cave City woman on a Hart County Circuit Court Warrant on charges failing to report for final sentencing.  Wease is being held in the Hart County Jail on a $25,000.00 cash bond.

Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a Glendale man around 3:00 p.m. Saturday.  Officer Roberts charged 50 year old Frances Greenwell with Failure to wear seatbelt, Possession of an open container, and Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol 1st Offense.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2015

Cave City Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Horse Cave Police Officer L.D. Martin arrested a Cave City man around 11:00 p.m. Friday night.  Officer Martin charged 29 year old Tracy Dale Wright with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree, Theft of a Legend drug 1st Offense, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (Aggravating Circumstances).  Officer L. D. Martin was assisted by Horse Cave Officer Paul Reynolds. 

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2015

2 Caverna Students Arrested

Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested two students at Caverna High School around 11:00 a.m. Friday morning.  Chief Henry responded to a complaint an intoxicated student.  Police charged 18 year old Austin Carey of Cave City and 18 year old Kaitlynn Stallard of Horse Cave with Public Intoxication (School).  Both Caverna Students were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2015

Horse Cave Couple Arrested

Horse Cave Police Officer Paul Reynolds arrested a Horse Cave Couple on Drug charges around 6 a.m. Friday morning.  Officer Reynolds charged 38 year old James B Edwards and 46 year old Melisa Ann London with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Meth), Wanton Endagerment 1st Degree (on a child), Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Drug Paraphernalia.  The couple was lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.  Officer Reynolds was assisted by Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry and Officer L.D. Martin.

 

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Monday, April 6th, 2015

39 Year Old Cave City Woman Arrested

Late Sunday evening at around 10:30 p.m. officer Chuck Webb and officer Chris Edwards of the Cave City Police Department responded to a call of an intoxicated driver leaving the EZ Tan Salon on 31 W in Cave City.  The driver, 39 year old Christy Combs of 1160 Old Mammoth Cave Rd of Cave City was arrested for Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc.  Aggravated Circumstances and Possession of Open Container in Motor Vehicle Prohibited.  Combs was lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Horse Cave Woman Arrested for Theft by Deception

Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a Horse Cave woman around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday.  Officer Roberts charged 18 year old Asia Woodard with Theft by Deception (shoplifting).  The Rite Aid associate called Police when Mrs. Woodard set the alarm.  Police found a pregnancy test valued at $9.49 in the lady's purse.  The victim (Rite Aid) insisted on pressing charges.  Woodard was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Major League Baseball's Opening Day

Major League Baseball's Opening Day is Monday, April 6th.  Catch the Reds and The Pirates live from Cincinnati right here on WLOC Sports.  The first pitch is at 3:10 from Great American Ballpark.  Pregame coverage begins at 2:40.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Cave City Chamber Radio Auction

Cave City Chamber Radio Auction will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 7th, 8th, and 9th from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. nightly on WLOC/99.1 The Hoss.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Final Day to Sign Up for ARC/PLC

The final day to sign up for ARC/PLC (the new grain program) is this Thursday.  Farmers are asked to stop by the office and make your decision before the deadline runs out.  Contact the Farm Service Agency Office at 270-524-5631 for more information.  Office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Munfordville City Council Meeting

The Munfordville City Council will meet Monday night, April 6th at 6:00 p.m. at Munfordville City Hall.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Periodic Traffic Safety Stops This Easter Weekend

The Kentucky State Police , this Easter Weekend, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual.  These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Collision on KY 55

Trooper Kenny Brown is investigating a collision that occurred Thursday afternoon, 3 miles south of Columbia on KY 55.  23 year old Samantha Young, of Columbia was traveling north, operating a 2001 Chevy when she lost control of her vehicle.  Young over steered both lanes of travel before leaving the northbound side and overturning down the embankment.  Young was not belted and was ejected from the vehicle.  She was transported to Westlake Hospital and was transferred to UK Medical Center.  Trooper Brown was assisted by Trooper Chase Willis and the Adair County EMS, Search and Rescue and Sheriff's Department.

 

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Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Motorist Should Prepare for Heavier Southbound Volumes on I-65

Motorist should prepare for extremely heavy southbound volumes when traveling Interstate 65 this weekend.  In recent years, slow conditions were reported on Friday going into the week when many public schools are on Spring Break.  Delays were not the result of incidents.  Volumes were simply heavier then two lanes could accomodate.  Conditions between Elizabethtown and Horse Cave were stop-and-go.  Friday afternoon seemed to be the height of volume, but heavier then usual traffic continued through the weekend and Spring Break week.  This year the KY Transportation Cabinet ask motorist to plan for similar conditions.  Weather will also be a factor.  Heavy rain is in the forecast for toady and this evening which will reduce visibility and stopping distance.  For updated travel/road conditions visit 511.ky.gov and "like" the KYTC District 4 Facebook page.  You do not have to be a member of Facebook to view the page.

 

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Metcalfe County Grand Jury indictments

The Metcalfe County Grand Jury has returned the following indictments:

30 year old Kellie Phelps Reece of Edmonton will face two Class D Felony counts of FAILURE TO REPORT CHANGE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE BENEFITS. According to the indictment, Reece intentionally defrauded the state SNAP benefit program of a little over $3000 and the state Medicaid program from a little over $1600. Arraignment was set for late April of this year.

Nathan Douglas Crumpton, 22 of Summer Shade, to be charged with one Class D Felony count of THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION (AUTO) $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER $10,000. Arraignment will be in mid April.

Brandon Michael Murphey, 24 of Gallatin, TN, has been charged with one count of SODOMY, 1ST DEGREE, VICTIM UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE, a Class A Felony, two counts of SODOMY, 2ND DEGREE, Class C Felonies, and 4 counts of SEXUAL ABUSE, 1ST DEGREE, Class D Felonies. According to the indictment, from July of 2011 through July of 2013 Murphey engaged in deviate sexual relations with two minors under 12 and from April to May of last year with a minor under sixteen. Bail was set at $20,000 cash, with arraignment in mid May.

32 year old Thomas Lee Parrish, of Edmonton, is charged with one count of MAKING FALSE STATEMENT TO OBTAIN OR INCREASE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OVER $100, a Class D Felony. According to the indictment, Parrish drew a little over $1100 in unemployment benefits while he was employed. Arraignment was set for late April.

27 year old Anthony McShane Garrett, of Summer Shade, was indicted on one count of POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE). Arraignment is set for late April.

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

 

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Major League Baseball starts Monday

Diamondbacks top prospect Archie Bradley pitched one-hit ball for six innings leading Arizona to a 3-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds yesterday. Opening day is this Monday with the first pitch at 3:10 p.m.  The pregame show will begin at 2:40 p.m. on WLOC.

 

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Caribbean Cruise sets sail August 31st

Make your plans to go along with WLOC and our sister station 991 the HOSS as we board the Carnival Elation in New Orleans August 31st for a 6 day/5 night Caribbean Cruise.  You'll visit Cozumel and Progresso, Yucatan plus enjoy all the food you can eat and entertainment aboard the cruise ship.  Join in on the fun and get signed up today. Call Platinum Travel at 502-425-2400 or stop by the WLOC radio station for more details.

 

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Hart County Courthouse Offices closed on Good Friday

Offices in the Hart County Courthouse will be closed this Friday in observance of "Good Friday". Offices will reopen Monday at 8:00 a.m.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Alternating one-way traffic over interstate

Motorists traveling across Interstate 65 via KY 224 may experience short delays for the next few months as bridge construction continues. A signal has been activated to allow alternating one-way traffic over the interstate.  Demolition work on the existing KY 224 bridge will allow for completion of a new bridge in order to accommodate widening I-65 to six lanes. The signal is expected to remain active until early June.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Funtown Mountain debuts June 19th

At a press conference today, Will Russell will announce that the rechristened Funtown Mountain will debut June 19 with a handful of attractions. It won't be fully reborn until next year, after Louisville's Weber Group completes a multimillion dollar renovation of the declining property.

Russell says "Funtown Mountain is about celebrating the arts and culture of Kentucky, and elevating the reputation of Kentucky, and to bring business to Cave City, which is my favorite city in the world". Russell, who also owns Lebowski Fest and two WHY Louisville retail stores.

When it's finished, Funtown Mountain, 101 Huckleberry Knob Rd., will offer a number of options, including the country's oldest haunted hotel, Imagination Land Museum, Mountain Top Amphitheater, and the Lucky Lady Saloon. National recording artists will perform in the amphitheater, and smaller acts may do shows in the saloon.

Funtown should be completed by spring 2016, with most attractions available by this fall. Financing is coming from a variety of sources, including $250,000 from Kentucky Tourism Development Loan Program and help from the Kentucky Collateral Support Program. The Weber Group's Penny Peavler called it the ideal project for the firm.

Cave City officials are hoping it will signal a return to the city's tourism heyday.

Funtown Mountain opens June 19 with the Haunted Hotel, Funtown Souvenir Shack, Hillbilly Tea Shack, Puttin 'N' Kentucky mini-golf, Zippity Doo Dah Zip Line, Skylift Ride, Mega Boom Boom Box and carnival rides.

By fall, the Lucky Lady Saloon, Imagination Land Museum, Crows Nest Lookout Deck, Haunted Annex, Laser Cave Lazer Tag are expected to open. By spring 2016, the addition of Lolley Land, Treetop Village, Sunset Dragon, Kraken Waterslide, Wondershow Theater, Kentucky Rushmore, Mountaintop Amphitheater, Funhouse Clown Palace and the Yolo Coaster will be available.

Admission will be free to explore the lower grounds. Other aspects, such as putt-putt golf, the haunted house and chair lift will range from $5-$10.

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Arrests made by Barren River Drug Taskforce

In mid January of this year, the Barren River Drug Taskforce began an investigation in which an unoccupied residence on Black Dot Rd was broken into. The intruder then caused damage to the property and used it to manufacture methamphetamine. Evidence at the scene has led to the indictment and arrest of Christopher Carmicle of Cave City by the DTF. Carmicle’s was indicted on five counts: MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE, BURGLARY 2ND DEGREE, CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 3RD DEGREE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER 1ST DEGREE. Bond has been set at $9500. The DTF was assisted at the scene by Barren County Deputy Mike Houchens.

The Drug Task Force also served indictment arrest warrants on David H. Finn, Crystal G. Ballard Vaughn, and Tyler Wade Estes all of Barren County. Each was indicted on ten separate counts: MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE, TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LESS THAN TWO GRAMS, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A METH PRECURSOR, two counts of CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ENDANGERMENT TO A CHILD 4TH DEGREE and two counts of WANTON ENDANGERMENT TO A POLICE OFFICER 1ST DEGREE. Estes had additional charges of POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER 1ST DEGREE. All three were taken to the Barren County Detention center in lieu of a $9,500.00 cash bond.

Tuesday afternoon, the Barren River Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Barren County Sheriff's Department and the Glasgow Police Department, executed a search warrant at 124 Stewart Drive in Glasgow. As Officers entered the residence, a strong chemical odor was immediately detected. The DTF discovered 17 meth labs in the basement with one of the labs being active. The DTF also discovered 11 HCL generators, chemicals and equipment used to make meth, pseudoephedrine, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia. The Glasgow Fire Department was requested to the scene to decontaminate the occupants and to ventilate the residence.
Arrested at the scene were 29 year old Brandon Riddle, 30 year old Brandon Lee and 18 year old Mary Lowe all of Glasgow. All three were charged with MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE 1ST OFFENSE, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A METH PRECURSOR, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE and POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. All charges were enhanced due to the presence of a loaded firearm. All three subjects were transported to the Barren County Detention Center. The DTF was additionally assisted by the Glasgow Fire Department and Animal Control.

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Cave City fire contained

A fire almost spread to a Cave City Warehouse. Smoke was seen for miles around noon coming from the downtown area of Cave City. The fire began as a controlled burn by a resident, but spread quickly near the railroad tracks in the city limits. Firefighters were able to contain the fire, which nearly spread to a nearby warehouse.

 

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Kentucky State Fair Changes

The Kentucky State Fair has an updated online look with the launch of its redesigned website and logo.  State air officials say the website highlights new information about the 11 day event, including new promotions.  Officials say Carload Day will be offered until 5:   p.m. on both Thursdays of the fair.  Fairgoers pay $20.00 for an entire vehicle, including parking.  Also, August 23rd will be Military Sunday, when military families get 50 percent off admission with valid military IDs.  Officials say the event was changed to the weekend to accommodate more military personnel and their families.  Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe, president and CEO for the Kentucky State Fair Board says the redesigned website highlights an effort to update everything about the fair from "top to bottom".  This year's state fair is August 20th through the 30th.

 

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Monday, March 30th, 2015

Turtleman comes to Cave City

Cave City officials anticipate thousands of visitors will descend on the town during the Turtleman Overstreet Arrowheads Indian Artifacts and Collectibles Show on Friday and April 4.  Event backer Sam Cox is bringing in Animal Planet’s popular “Turtleman,” Ernie Brown. Cox hopes it will be the first of many partnerships between the two.  Brown, a Washington County native, started diving in ponds years ago to capture snapping turtles. Now his animal rescues are featured on an Animal Planet show, “Call of the Wildman.” He will soon be shooting the show’s sixth season.  Doors open at 8 a.m. Friday and April 4 and close at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Vehicle parking is $5.

 

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Monday, March 30th, 2015

Cave City Proud Meeting Tuesday

Cave City Proud will hold a Proud Community meeting on Tuesday, March 31st, at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Members of the community are encouraged to attend.

 

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Monday, March 30th, 2015

Search continues for missing man

The search for a missing Sulphur Well man in the Green River continues. The Campbellsville Fire and Rescue and the Taylor County Fire Department say there was a call of a possible drowning Wednesday on the Green River. A man told first responders that he and another person were in separate canoes when the other canoe capsized. The man tried to get to the other person, but he did not resurface.  The man made it to shore and called for help. Crews are still searching for the person in the river. Authorities say the Green River is high and swift making it dangerous for anyone on the water.

 

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Monday, March 30th, 2015

Several arrests in Glasgow last week

Glasgow Police Officer Houchens conducted a traffic stop on 19 year old Jake Wyatt Smythe of Austin, when he met Smythe driving down West Main Street with only one headlight. Smythe was arrested and charged with ONE HEADLIGHT, CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA and DRUG PARAPHERNALIA BUY/POSSESS.

Officer Childress with the GPD, responded to the Barren County Detention Center Parking lot after receiving a report of two suspicious males in the parking lot. Officers found a drug needle in the front pocket of 25 year old Farren Wayne Meador of Fountain Run.  Meador was charged with one count of DRUG PARAPHERNALIA BUY/POSSESS.

Officers with the GPD received a call concerning 28 year old Jami Summers, of Cave City, possibly being under the influence. Summers was located at Hardee’s in Glasgow minutes after leaving Citizens First Bank. According to the report, Summers had ‘numerous’ prior drug charges. Officers were given consent to search his van and found Marijuana and a pipe. Summers was charged with POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA and POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. A court date was set for mid April.

Glasgow Police made four arrests for shoplifting. 46 year old Linda Sanders was arrested for shoplifting at both Family Dollar and Houchens Market. 53 year old Jessie Hammil, 51 year old Amy Brock and 20 year old Marlon Stout were each arrested at Wal-Mart in Glasgow. Each will face one count of THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING.

 

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Monday, March 30th, 2015

Arrest made in Internet Crimes Against Children

KSP ARREST MAN ON 20 COUNTS OF POSSESSION AND 2 COUNTS OF DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

Thursday evening Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 4-Elizabethtown, arrested Christopher L. Miller, 32, for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.  Miller was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation which began in February. Miller is currently charged with 20 counts of possession and two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. All charges are Class D Felonies, with each count punishable by one to five years in prison.  Miller was lodged in the Jefferson County Detention Center.

 

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Monday, March 30th, 2015

Five arrested in Horse Cave Saturday

Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a man and woman around 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning on several Warren and Green County warrants. 25 year-old Eric Skyfield, of Magnolia, and 27 year-old Desiree Lester, of Horse Cave, were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting transport to face charges in Green and Warren County.  A Magnolia man was aggested Saturday morning. Officer Martin charged 20 year-old Christopher Wayne Jackson with Careless Driving, Possession of Marijuana and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs (aggravated circumstances).  Officer James Roberts arrested a Horse Cave man Saturday morning, charging 54 year-old Darrell Lovall with Careless Driving and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs Aggravated Circumstances.  All were lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Yard waste and brush pick-up

Horse Cave residents are reminded to call City Hall to schedule yard waste or brush to be picked up by Hart Co Solid Waste at 270-786-2680.  Yard waste must be bagged and brush must be neatly stacked at street side with cut ends toward the street.

Garbage pickup is mandatory at every Horse Cave City residence by City Ordinance.  Contact Hart Co Solid Waste at 270-524-3323 for required garbage pickup. Failure to comply with mandatory garbage pickup may result in fines.

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Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

William C. Belt, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the Hart County Board of Education to be held Thursday, March 26th, at 6:00 p.m. at the central office.

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Two daytime burglaries may be connected

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating two daytime burglaries that occurred in the areas of Lick Branch and Hollow Roads.  It's possible that the two burglaries are connected. If you see anyone or anything suspicious in your area or if you have any information pertaining to these burglaries, please contact the Barren County Sheriff’s at 270-651-2771. Also please ensure that if you are not at home that your residence, buildings, and any motor vehicles are locked up.

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Police seek Casey County man

A search is underway for a Casey County man believed armed & dangerous. The Kentucky State Police are attempting to locate Matthew Dale Grider, a 34-year-old, 6' 1", white male with brown hair, last seen wearing a gray cap, tan shirt and blue jeans.

Wednesday afternoon a task force officer with the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigation unit attempted to execute an arrest warrant on Grider. Shots were exchanged and Grider fled. The officer was not injured but Grider's condition is unknown. The incident occurred on Sand Knob Road in Casey County. Grider is considered to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached. If anyone has any information regarding Griders location, please contact local law enforcement by dialing 911 or call the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.

 

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Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Possible drowning victim on Green River

The search continues this morning for a possible drowning victim on Green River. Several search units have joined the search with the Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. The search began earlier Wednesday after a report came in that a canoe with two aboard had capsized. One man got to safety and searchers are holding out hope that the other will be found safe and unharmed. The missing male is believed to be from Sulphur Well. The Corps of Engineers reduced the flow through the dam's floodgates last night to aid in the search.

 

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Fast Pitch Softball and Baseball scores

Fast Pitch Softball:

Barren County 10 - Monroe County 0

Campbellsville 5 - Cumberland County 2

Glasgow 6 - Franklin-Simpson 0

Green County 12 - Adair County 5

Hart County 14 - Nelson County 4

Taylor County 11 - Caverna 1

 

Baseball:

Allen County-Scottsville 11 - Monroe County 1

Glasgow 4 - Barren County 1

Larue County 4 - Campbellsville 0

Metcalfe County 10 - Green County 0

Taylor County 19 - Caverna 0   5 innings

 

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Lady Tigers finish national runner-up

The Lady Tigers made it to the NAIA National Championship game last night. Campbellsville came up one game short, finishing national runner-up to Oklahoma City University, 80-63. The national tournament run was the furthest by any Campbellsville University team in history. Lindsey Burd picked up All-Tournament First Team honors. Chelsea Craig was named the NAIA National Tournament 110% Award winner. Fellow senior Caroline Owen was named to the All-Tournament Second Team.  Campbellsville ends its season with a 33-4 record tying the most wins and most games played in program history. The Lady Tigers also won their 18th conference regular season title en route to their tournament run.

 

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Greensburg woman injured in Green County

Tpr. Josh Dicken is investigating a collision that occurred Tuesday 1.5 miles west of Pierce on Sullivan Road in Green County.  53 year-old Joseph Arnett, of Greensburg, was operating a New Holland Tractor when he pulled onto the roadway and into the path of a 2010 Ford operated by 48 year-old Patsy Wright, of Greensburg. Wright was unable to avoid the collision and struck the tractor. She was wearing a seatbelt and was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital and treated for non life threatening injuries.

 

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Collision in Columbia injures bicyclist

Tpr. Levi Scott is investigating a collision that occurred Tuesday, 2 miles north of Columbia on KY 551.  54 year-old Rosetta Stotts, of Columbia, was operating a 2005 Hyundai, traveling north, when she attempted a left turn onto Holmes Bend Road and turned into the path of a bicycle operated by 45 year-old Larry Michael Godsey, of Columbia. Stotts and a passenger, 10 year-old Kelsea Stotts, were both belted and were uninjured. Godsey was ejected from his bicycle and was taken from the scene by Adair County EMS and then airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital for further treatment. Godsey was wearing a helmet.

 

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Horse Cave Police make more arrests

Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts secured a search warrant from the Hart County Attorney Mike Nichols Tuesday afternoon. 26 year-old Joseph Alvey was charged with Drug Paraphernalia Possession and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Two Horse Cave women were cited into court. 27 year-old Bethany Annette Martin and 26 year-old Jacqulin Bryant were cited on Drug Possession and Drug Paraphernalia charges.  Officer Roberts was assisted by Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry and Munfordville Police Officer Eli Dennis.  Officer Roberts arrested a couple in the limits of Horse Cave Tuesday night.  31 year-old Jamie Daugherty was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Drug Paraphernalia Possession and being a Persistent Felony Offender.  Police also charged 65 year-old Dennis Lowery with disregarding a stop sign, possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (meth). Officer Roberts was assisted by Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry and Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin.  A Horse Cave man was arrested early Wednesday morning by Officer James Roberts after police received a complaint of an assault on a female with minor injury.  The victim was hospitalized at Caverna ER.  Police charged 33 year-old Brandon K. Woodard, of Horse Cave, with Assault 4th degree (domestic violence) minor injury. If found guilty, Woodard faces 7 years of jail time on Warren County Drug charges he pled guilty to in 2014. He had just completed the shock probation on the Warren County drug charges.  Officer Roberts was assisted by Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry. All those arrested were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Two arrested in jewelry theft

Two Munfordville individuals have been arrested in the theft of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry in Munfordville.  Officer White of the Munfordville Police Department received a complaint of a theft Saturday.  Approximately $15,000 - $20,000 worth of diamond jewelry had been stolen from a residence. Through an investigation, all of the jewelry was recovered and two Munfordville residents were arrested. Curtis Patterson and Amanda Colgate were both charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking over $10,000 but under $100,000 with complicity. Both Patterson and Colgate were lodged in the Hart County Jail. Officer White was assisted by Officer Jewell and Officer Dennis of the Munfordville Police Department, Trooper Jeremy Smith, Constable Patrick Poynter and Cave City Police Department.

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Cave City Proud Community Meeting

Cave City Proud will hold a Proud Community meeting on March 31st, at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.  All members of the community are encouraged to attend.

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Fast Pitch Softball and Baseball scores

In fast pitch softball:

Metcalfe County 8 -  Warren Central 5

Clinton County 5 -  Monroe County 4

Green County 4 - Campbellsville 3

North Hardin 5 - Hart County 0

Russellville 7 - Caverna 6

Taylor County 16 - Casey County 0 (5 innings)

Warren East 10 - Glasgow 2

 

Baseball:

Adair County 6  -  Cumberland County 0

Barren County 9 - Warren East 6

Hart County 15 - John Hardin 4  (6 innings)

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Two injured in car/motorcycle accident

Two people were flown by helicopter to the hospital after a car/motorcycle accident Monday night in Barren County.  At around 6:20 p.m. Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley was dispatched to North Dixie Highway in the limits of Cave City in front of the Dairy Queen to a traffic collision with injury. Upon arrival, the operator of the motorcycle state he was traveling South on 31-W when the operator of the vehicle pulled out in front of him as she was leaving the parking lot of the Dairy Queen.  William G. Burd, of Hardyville, and Brandi Lawler were flown by Helicopter to the Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, for treatment of their injuries. Francis D. Houk, of Horse Cave, was uninjured at the time of the collision. The condition of the injured are unknown at the time of this release.

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Campbellsville team heads to NAIA

For the first time in Campbellsville University athletics history, a team is heading to an NAIA national championship game. Campbellsville women's basketball upended No. 1 Freed-Hardeman University in the NAIA Fab Four, 56-52, Monday night. Lindsey Burd hit two free throws with 11 seconds left to put the Lady Tigers up by two possessions. Burd scored the final six points and hit 5-of-6 from the free throw line during that span for a team-high 12 points.  Campbellsville will now have another shot to pick up sweet revenge in the NAIA title bout. CU will face off with defending champs of Oklahoma City University Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The second-ranked Stars knocked the Lady Tigers out of NAIA quarterfinals in 2010 and last season. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN 3. Also, fans can follow the game live on the Campbellsville University Sports Network.

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Hart County Relay for Life meeting

The next Relay for Life meeting will be held on Thursday, March 26th, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hart County Extension Office, 505 Whitman Lane, Munfordville, (behind the Hart County Public Library).  Anyone wishing to have a team is asked to send a representative to this meeting.

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Kindergarten Registration in Hart County

Hart County Schools will hold districtwide Kindergarten registration on Thursday, March 26th, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at each elementary school. Parents are asked to register their child at the school where they will attend and to bring the following information with them:

a) physical examination record

b) an up-to-date immunization certificate

c) eye exam form

d) dental exam form

e) birth certificate

f) child's social security card.

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

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Gas prices rose 5 cents

West Central Kentucky gas prices rose 5 cents to $2.275 according to AAA East Central's Fuel Gauge report. The national average is $2.42.  The average price during the past week was $2.229 and the average price during the week of March 25th, 2014 was $3.472.  In Bowling Green unleaded self-serve gas per gallon is at $2.26, Elizabethtown is at $2.23 and Louisville at $2.55.

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Edmonson County hit and run

A 43 year-old Bowling Green man was arrested after he sideswiped an Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputy Friday night.  The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a call of a non-injury collision on KY 185 in Edmonson County near the Butler County Line. 43 year-old Willie Durbin, of Bowling Green, was traveling south on Ky 185 when he crossed the center line, side-swiping a northbound 2001 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by Deputy Walter Ritter.  The deputy attempted to stop Mr. Durbin, as he continued south and did a u-turn. The Kentucky State Police was notified and requested to work the collision. Durbin was arrested and lodged in the Butler County Jail. He was charged with Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, 1st offense, fleeing or evading police 1st degree, careless driving, one headlight, failure to render aid and failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation.  The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Trooper Michael Wathen.

 

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Wanted Indiana man located in Cave City

On Sunday evening at 2:00 PM, Officer Webb noticed a suspicious subject walking from behind an antique store on South Dixie Hwy. After approaching the subject Officer Webb noticed the smell of what appeared to be alcohol. Mr. Steven Andrew Prouse a 39 year old, of Holiday Motel in Cave City was found to have a NCIC hit for a warrant out of Indiana. Prouse's warrant was wanted for Criminal Reckless, with a nationwide extradition. Prouse is being held in the Barren Co Jail with an additional warrant from Allen Co, and charges of alcohol intoxication in a public place 1 and 2nd offense.

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Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Cave City Free City Wide Clean-Up

Cave City Free City Wide Clean-Up is being held this week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. across from the Firehouse Recycle Location. Items not accepted include: tires, paint or hazardous chemicals.

 

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Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Cave City Police make DUI arrest

Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 20 year old Joshua Watson of Smiths Grove on Sunday evening. Officer Riley observed Watson on South 6th Street with no brake lights on his vehicle. After a brief investigation Officer Riley was able to determine that Watson was under the influence of alcohol. Watson was arrested and charged with improper equipment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, no insurance, and no seat belt. Watson was lodged in the Barren County Correction Facility.

 

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Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Austin man arrested for rape

A rape investigation has led to an arrest.  On Friday March 20th, the Barren County Sheriff’s Department arrested 33 year-old Curtis M. Godsey, of Austin.  The Barren County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint that Godsey was sexually abusing a juvenile relative. An interview was conducted with the victim, and the victim disclosed several incidents of sexual abuse by Godsey. After concluding the investigation, Godsey was charged with 12 counts of Incest, 12 counts of Sodomy 3rd degree, and 12 counts of Rape 3rd Degree.  He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center and is being held on a $100,000.00 cash bond.

 

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Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Hart County will receive federal funds

Hart County has been selected to receive an award of $8,469 in Federal Funds through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

A Local Board comprised of the area Judge Executives and community/business representatives will determine how the funds awarded to Hart County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be a non-profit or unit of government, 2) be eligible to receive federal funds 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Organizations applying must have an accounting system and have the ability to be their own fiscal agent.

Public or private entities interested in applying for EFSP funds must contact Community Action of Southern Kentucky, 921 Beauty Avenue, P.O. Box 90014, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42102, (270)782-3162, for an application. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 4:00 p.m., Central Standard Time.

 

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Monday, March 23rd, 2015

88 Widening project continues

Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, says widening of KY 88 west of Munfordville continues as blasting takes place to remove rock on right of way along the project.  Over the next  3 to 4 weeks, eastbound and westbound delays of up to 30 minutes will be possible near Mile Points 15 and 16 at various times. The contractor will avoid blasting during peak morning and afternoon travel times. Due to the geometry of the work area, each blast is covering the road with debris which must be removed before traffic can resume. Motorists are asked to be patient and remember the end result of construction will be a safer alignment KY 88 between Logsdon Valley Road and I-65.

 

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Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Hart County pursuit ends in arrest

A Hart County man is in jail after leading police on a pursuit that ended with him slamming into a rock wall. Kentucky State Police said they tried to stop 24 year-old James Martin on Wilson Road. Martin didn't stop and proceeded to drive through Cave City onto the Interstate before getting off at Horse Cave. Shortly after that, KSP lost Martin. Police spotted Martin about ten minutes later on Davis Williams Road. He turned onto Poteet Road where he collided with a rock wall. Martin then ran, but troopers caught up with him and arrested him.  Martin is facing multiple charges, including speeding above 26 mph, DUI, and Evading Police.

 

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Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Weekend arrests in Horse Cave

Several arrests were made in Horse Cave over the weekend.  Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested a Cave City man around 8:00 a.m. Friday morning at Caverna High School. Chief Henry received a call from school faculty concerned about a student that appeared to be under the influence. During questioning, 18 year-old Joey Price admitted to smoking marijuana just before coming to school. Price also told police he had a pipe that he showed kids on the bus the day before. Price was charged with drug paraphernalia possession charges and public intoxication in a school.  Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin was assisted by Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry  in the capture of 23 year-old Adam J. Kinslow on two Hart County warrants around 10:00 p.m. Friday night.  Mr. Kinslow is being held on a $5,000 cash bond on Contempt of Court Resistant to Order and Failure to Appear for Assault and Stalking charges. More charges are expected on possible fleeing and evading just days before. Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Hardyville man around 7:00 p.m. Saturday night, charging 32 year-old Mitchell Mitchael with obstructed vision and/or windshield, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense greater than two grams of meth. Officer Martin was assisted by Chief Sean Henry and Officer James Roberts. Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested a Canmer woman around 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Officer Martin charged 25 year-old Kimberly Nicole Evans with Tampering with Physical Evidence, Careless Driving, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st offense, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Offense, and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the influence of drugs 1st offense (aggravating circumstances).

Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested three men in a drug sting operation around 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The arrest took place at the Jr. Foods Express on Hwy 218. Officer Roberts charged 23 year-old Shane Wheat, of Glasgow, 26 year-old Chaz Thompson, of Munfordville, and 30 year-old Anthony Eugene Abney, of Glasgow, with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree over two grams of meth.  Officer Roberts was assisted by Horse Cave Police Sean Henry and Officer L. D. Martin.

 

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Friday, March 20th, 2015

Commonwealth Cleanup Week Across Kentucky

Volunteers are being sought to fill trash bags and pick up old tires as part of this year's Commonwealth Cleanup Week across Kentucky.  The weeklong initiative starts Saturday and is promoted by the state Energy and Environment Cabinet.  Its purpose is to provide Kentucky communities with a chance to do some spring cleaning.  EEC Secretary Len Peters says thousands of people give back to their communities by picking up litter from roadways, valleys and streams and recycling whenever possible.  During last year's cleanup week, more than 20,000 Kentuckians picked up nearly 109,000 bags of trash and more than 1,000 tires along thousands of miles of roadway.  Volunteers also cleaned eight illegal dumps.

 

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Friday, March 20th, 2015

Widening of KY 88 West of Munfordville Continues

Widening of KY 88 west of Munfordville continues as blasting takes place to remove rock on right of way along the project.  Over the next 3-4 weeks, eastbound and westbound delays of up to 30 minutes will be possible near Mile Points 15 and 16 at various times.  The contractor will avoid blasting during peak morning and afternoon travel times. 

Due to the geometry of the work area, each blast is covering the road with debris which must be removed before traffic can resume.  Motorist are asked to be patient and remember the end result of construction will be a safer alignment KY 88 between Logsdon Valley Road and I65. 

Emergency dispatch operators will be notified before each blast.

 

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Friday, March 20th, 2015

Hart County Sheriff's Office Arrest an Indianapolis Man

Hart County Deputy Sheriff Heather Childress arrested Sebastian Jones, 19, 414 Wallace Ave., Indianapolis, IN on a Hart County Grand Jury Indictment Warrant for Fleeing or Evading police, Criminal Mischief, Drug Paraphernalia-Buy/Possess, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence Alcohol, Drugs, etc., Public Intoxication, Speeding 26 MPH Above Speed Limit, Reckless Driving, No Operators-Moped License.  Jones was entered in NCIC as a fugitive and extradited by Hart County Sheriff's Office from Manion County Detention Center, Indianapolis, IN.  Jones was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $9500.00 cash bond.

 

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Friday, March 20th, 2015

Governor visits Kentucky Chrome Works

GOV. BESHEAR WAS IN HORSE CAVE THURSDAY. THE GOVERNOR WAS IN ATTENDANCE ALONG WITH APPROX. 150 PEOPLE FOR THE KY CHROME WORKS PLANT EXPANSION ANNOUNCEMENT.  KCW WILL RECEIVE INCENTIVES FOR THE EXPANSION TO CREATE 63 NEW FULL TIME JOBS OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS.  THE COST OF THE PROJECT IS ESTIMATED AT $707,000.  THE COMPANY, WHICH OPENED IN 2010 PROVIDES CHROME SERVICES

FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEEL INDUSTRY.  PLANT OWNER RAY CARCONI SAYS HE IS PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.

 

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Friday, March 20th, 2015

Roundhill woman dies in Butler County crash

A fatal collision occurred Wednesday afternoon in Butler County.  Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a report of a single vehicle injury collision on KY 185 in Butler County. The preliminary investigation indicates that Angela Sowders (54), of Roundhill, KY was operating a red 2007 Chrysler van and was traveling northbound on Reedyville Road when she crossed the centerline and veered off onto the south shoulder of the roadway where she then collided with a tree.  Mrs. Sowders was pronounced dead at the scene by the Butler County Coroner Marty Jones. Sowders was wearing her seat belt at the time of the collision and alcohol is not believed to be a factor. The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Trooper Kevin Mayfield.

 

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Friday, March 20th, 2015

Four arrested in Barren County for meth

The Barren County Sheriff's Office along with detectives with the Barren River Drug Task Force arrested 4 people on Meth related charges.  On Wednesday the deputies and detectives responded to 28532 Louisville Road in reference to a drug complaint. As Deputies Eric Bull and Dean Crumbaugh approached the residence, they observed four adults inside the house smoking methamphetamine. After contact was made, deputies located multiple meth labs, finished methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia inside the residence. Two juveniles were also found in the residence and were removed by Social Services. Jason R. Luke 32, Dawn W. Luke 41, Melissa West 36, and Andrew Bates 25, all of Cave City were arrested and charged with: Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia Possession, and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor (Controlled Substance) 4th degree. All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Constable Patrick Poynter also assisted on the scene.

 

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Friday, March 20th, 2015

Police seek information on Hart County man

Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green is requesting information on the location of a Hart County man wanted for theft of a firearm.  19 year-old Tyler C. Stith, of Hardyville, is wanted for Theft by Unlawful Taking (Firearm). Information received so far indicates that he may be in the Elizabethtown area. Contact Trooper Graham Rutherford with the Kentucky State Police, at (270)782-2010 with any information in regards to his whereabouts.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 opening round

Wednesday in the opening round of the KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena:

Covington Catholic 64 - Campbell County 43

Doss 56  Williamsburg 50

Hopkinsville 76 - Taylor County 64

Owensboro 55  Collins 38

 

Thursday:

Johnson Central - vs. Ballard  - 11:00 a.m.

Lexington Catholic - vs. Boyle County - 12:30 p.m.

Bowling Green - vs. Elliott County - 5:30 p.m.

Knott County Central - vs. Calloway County - 7:00 p.m.

 

WLOC will have the live broadcast from Rupp Arena continuing today and Friday at 10:45 a.m.  Today, Rowletts Baptist Church program will begin at 10:15 a.m.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Dollar Store arsonist sentenced to 6 years

A convicted arsonist has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for burning down the Dollar General Store she managed in Hart County.  Debra Fowler Kessinger was sentenced to 72 months in prison by Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr.  Kessinger, age 58, of Smiths Grove, was convicted on November 21st, 2014, of setting a fire on June 27, 2011, that destroyed the Dollar General Store located at 1015 East Main Street in Horse Cave. The fire took place two days before the store's inventory was to be audited. Prosecutors said Kessinger set the fire to conceal the fact that thousands of dollars of merchandise was missing.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Barren County Grand Jury indictments

The Barren County Grand Jury returned the following indictments in its recent session: 18 year old Miranda Leigh Burnett of Glasgow was indicted in connection with the fire at Glasgow School’s Happy Valley Learning Center. Burnett will face two counts: COMPLICITY TO ARSON 2ND DEGREE and COMPLICITY TO BURGLARY 3RD DEGREE.  41 year old Christopher Hughes Kingrey, of Glasgow, was indicted on one count of POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON.  21 year old Colin Ray Matthews of Smiths Grove was indicted on eight counts: FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE 1ST DEGREE, TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 2ND DEGREE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL 1ST OFFENSE, POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE and FAILURE TO WEAR SEATBELT.

Arraignment has been set for late March. An indictment is an accusation only and all individuals should be considered as innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Operation Preparation at Caverna High

Are you looking for a job? Do you have questions about going to college or technical school? Are you a military veteran wondering about resources available to you? Do you need to complete your GED?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then make plans to attend OPERATION PREPARATION - a free event being held at Caverna High School Thursday March 19th, from 5 to 7 PM. Several employers with job openings will be accepting applications throughout the evening. PLUS, college representatives and community agencies will be available to answer questions and provide guidance.  Light refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to win door prizes. Operation Preparation is sponsored by Caverna High School, Hart County’s WorkReady Committee and the Hart County Chamber of Commerce.  For more information, call Brad Phipps at 270-773-2828 or the Chamber office at (270) 524-2892.

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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Gov. Beshear in Horse Cave

Gov. Beshear will be in Horse Cave today to make an economic development announcement.  Beshear will be at Kentucky Chrome Works today at 3pm to announce the plants expansion plans.  KWC is expected to create 63 new jobs over ten years, and invest $707,000 in the project. The company, which opened in 2010 provides chrome services for the automotive aluminum alloy wheel industry.

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Fast Pitch Softball and Baseball scores

In local sports Tuesday:

 

Fast Pitch Softball:

Bowling Green 8  -  Metcalfe County 3

Barren County 15  -  Cumberland County 2

Taylor County 11  -  Hart County 5

 

Baseball:

Edmonson County 15  -  Metcalfe County 6

Caverna 5  -  Clinton County 4 (5 innings)

Clinton County 12  -   Caverna 1 (5 innings)

Monroe County 10  - Hart County 9

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Freedom from Smoking workshop

The Freedom from Smoking Facilitator Training one day workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 25th, at T. J. Samson Community Hospital. The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. Registration fee is $100 and includes facilitator guide, certificate of course completion and continental breakfast and lunch. You can register online at www.kylung.org or call Tami at 502-363-2652.

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Ribbon cutting Friday at East Side Family Medical

The Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at East Side Family Medical, located at 742B East Main Street, Glasgow, on Friday, March 20th, at noon. 

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Chase leads to arrest in Barren County

A high speed chase in Barren county resulted in a crash and an arrest.  Chief Jeff Wright with the Cave City Police Department was traveling East on Highway 90 toward Glasgow when he clocked a vehicle traveling at 97 MPH West Bound.  Officer Wright gave chase to the offender who turned on Flint Knob Road then onto Poynter Road where he lost control in a curve striking a tree head on and the vehicle burst into flames. The Driver, 27 year old William D. Smith, was treated and released by EMS at the scene. Smith was arrested and charged with Speeding 26 over, Fleeing OR Evading 1st Motor Vehicle, Driving on a DUI Suspended License 1st and No seat Belt.

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Court will pay Runyon's attorney fees

The Barren County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to pay the attorney fees of former Barren County Deputy Steve Runyon.

Runyon sought legal representation due to his involvement in an investigation of an incident in 2010 which eventually led to the conviction of former sheriff Chris Eaton on two counts of witness tampering and his resignation as Sheriff of Barren County.

The total amount of the settlement for Runyon’s attorney’s fees is $7,526.54.

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Couple arrested after traffic stop

Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a couple on a traffic stop around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Officer Roberts served 39 year-old Jennifer Lawson, of Cave City, on a Jefferson District Court Warrant for Flagrant Non-Support. Officer Roberts also charged 37 year-old Jason Settle with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol (aggravating circumstances).  Mr. Settles faces felony charges on the driving under the influence. Settles is possibly facing his 5th DUI charge as he received his 4th in Barren County on March 8th one week ago. If found guilty in Barren County, Horse Cave will be Settles 5th DUI. The couple were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Ky Chrome expanding operations

Governor Steve Beshear announces Kentucky Chrome Works plan to expand operations in Hart County. The company provides chrome services for the automotive aluminum alloy wheel industry. It is expected to create 63 new jobs over ten years, and invest $707,000 in the project. KWC and its partners were recently designated as the sole suppliers of bright chrome wheels to the Corvette Assembly Plant through model year 2020. To meet this new demand, the company plans to build a 20,000 square foot warehouse next to its current facility on Bluegrass Avenue. KWC currently employs 59 full-time workers and 25 full-time equivalents who will have the opportunity to become full-time workers.

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Boys Sweet 16 starts Wednesday

WLOC will bring you coverage of the Boys Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena starting Wednesday morning at 10:45 a.m.  Please note program changes as Bro. Phillip Trent's program will begin at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, Rowletts Baptist Church program will be heard starting at 10:15 a.m. on WLOC and wloconline.com.

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Bracket Challenge deadline Thursday

Join our 2015 Bracket Challenge, managed through the CBS Sports Bracket Manager. The winner will get a WLOC Summer Prize Package that includes tickets to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, a Reds Baseball Game, the Grand Ole Opry and other awesome items.  To enter, visit our website or facebook page. You can also scan or email your bracket to wloc@scrtc.com or fax it to us locally at 786-4402 or toll-free at 888-786-4402. Your 2015 WLOC Bracket Challenge entry must be received before tip of Thursday's first game.  Good Luck!!!!

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Traffic stop leads to two arrests

Officer Morgan with the Cave City Police Department, conducted a traffic stop Tuesday morning on a red Mitsubishi, driven by 33 year old Brian Poynter of Cave City. 23 year old Rebecca Schultz of Horse Cave, was a passenger with Poynter. Methamphetamine that was packaged for resale, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia was also located in the vehicle, and on the passengers of the vehicle.  Both Schultz and Poynter were arrested and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Officer Morgan was assisted by the Barren County Sheriff's Office.  Poynter is charged with, Rear License Plate not Illuminated & Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) Schultz is charged with Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of  Drug Paraphernalia.

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

WLOC/991 the HOSS Caribbean Cruise

Cruise from one sunny tropical isle to another in the glittering turquoise seas of the Western Caribbean.  Dewayne and Carol invite you to join them on a Cruise of a lifetime and it's very affordable.  The Carnival Elation will depart from New Orleans, LA, August 31st, and travel to Cozumel, and Progress, Yucatan on a 6 day, 5 night Caribbean Cruise.  Interior rooms are just $519 and Ocean View is only $542.  A $200 deposit is required at the time of booking. The deadline to book is April 17th. So hurry and join WLOC and the HOSS for this wonderful cruise.  For more information, call Platinum Travel at 502-425-2400.  Brochures are available at the radio stations.

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Horse Cave receives KU matching grant

The city of Horse Cave has been notified of its receipt of a matching grant from KU in the amount of $3,126 toward purchasing 50 trees for the Maple Street Park Improvement Project.  The City proposes to make improvements to the area including the construction of a walking trail, a picnic pavilion with restrooms, a natural play area, and the planting of native small, medium and large trees in what is currently a minimally tree covered space.  "This grant will help us provide a beautiful canopy of trees for the new park", noted Mayor Randall Curry.  As part of our tree planting effort, the City will engage local students to plant the first tree while explaining correct tree locations and the importance of planting native Kentucky trees. Other community tree planting efforts will engage the city's volunteer beautification committee, the volunteer park committee, the Mayor and Council, and other community members who may wish to honor or remember family or friends.  And according to Ken Russell, the Park Project Coordinator, "Trees will be purchased and planted in the fall, allowing a better chance of survival and less maintenance during the first summer".  Fifty native trees to include Dogwoods (20), Redbuds (12), Willows (2), Maples (12), and Pin Oaks (4) have been chosen to complete the tree planting project.

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Munfordville City Council Meeting

The Munfordville City Council met in a special called meeting on Monday night and by recommendation of the Munfordville Fire Department voted to make Ricky Adcock the new Fire Chief replacing retiring Chief Henry Locke and voted to make Jackie Logsdon as Assistant Fire Chief effective on April 1st, 2015.

 

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Gas prices fell 4 cents last week

West Central Kentucky gas prices fell 4 cents to $2.22 according to AAA East Central's Fuel Gauge report. The national average is $2.42. The average price during the week of March 9th, 2015, was $2.27.  The average price during the week of March 18th, 2014, was $3.50.  Bowling Green stands at $2.26 for unleaded self-service gas, Elizabethtown is at $2.20, while Louisville is at $2.31 per gallon.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2015

Holy Cross wins Girls Sweet 16

Covington Holy Cross is the new Girls High School Basketball champions. Holy Cross defeated Allen County Scottsville Sunday afternoon 35 to 32. The Boys Sweet 16 will get underway this Wednesday from Rupp Arena in Lexington. You can hear all the broadcasts on WLOC beginning this Wednesday at 10:45 p.m. Due to the Sweet 16, Bro. Phillip Trent and I Am Alive will be broadcast 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2015

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 of the Munfordville Baptist Church to those who qualify Thursday, March 19th, from 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday, March 20th, from 8:00 a.m. until the food is gone. Only one person per household can receive the food.  To qualify for this program you must:

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

2.    Show proof that you live in Hart County.

3.    Only receive commodities one time a month.

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

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

2.    Show proof that you live in Hart County.

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

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

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2015

Hart Co. Board of Ed meeting

The Hart County Board of Education meeting will be held Tuesday, March 17th, at 6:00 p.m. at Cub Run Elementary School.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2015

Munfordville City Council Meeting

Munfordville City Council will hold a special called meeting Monday, March 16th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2015

Grant awarded to Horse Cave Police Dept.

Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry has received word from the Office of the Governor, Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, that Horse Cave Police Department has been awarded a grant for $9,800 to purchase 8 tasers, 8 magazines, 32 cartridges and 1 taser software package so the Horse Cave Department can better serve and protect the citizens of the city. The Law Enforcement Protection Program is a state program that is funded solely by the sale of confiscated weapons turned in by agencies such as our police department to the Kentucky State Police.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2015

High water closes Green River Ferry

Green River Ferry is closed because of high water, and will reopen when conditions are safe for operation. For current ferry information, call 270-758-2166.

 

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Monday, March 16th, 2015

Teenage boy death investigation

Kentucky State Police Detective Nick Davis is investigating the death of a 13 year-old male from Liberty.  Post 15 was notified by the Casey County Sheriff's Department at approximately 8:20 a.m. EDT. Friends of the juvenile had found him in the bed Sunday morning and tried to wake him but he was unresponsive. The victim was pronounced deceased by the Casey County Coroner and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning. No foul play is suspected.

 

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Friday, March 13th, 2015

Metcalfe County Kindergarten/Preschool Registration

Metcalfe County Kindergarten/Preschool Registration for the 2015-2016 School Year will be held March 27th from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.  You may register at Metcalfe County Elementary School Building.  Items needed to enroll is birth certificate (or reliable proof of age, record of immunizations, medical and eye exam, and dental exam.  For any questions call 270-432-2010. 

 

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Friday, March 13th, 2015

Bearwallow Pancake breakfast Saturday

Bearwallow Lodge #231 of Cave City is hosting a Pancake Breakfast Saturday, March14th, from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Serving pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee and drinks at $5 a plate. All proceeds benefit the Bearwallow Masonic Lodge.

 

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Friday, March 13th, 2015

Flood Watch through Saturday afternoon

A flood watch is now in effect through Saturday afternoon.  Rainfall of 1 to 2", locally high, is expected today through Saturday. This rain will fall on already saturated ground.  Flooding of low-lying and poorly drained areas is expected.  Additional rises on area rivers and streams, some of which are already out of their banks, will also be possible. A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding. Monitor forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

 

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Friday, March 13th, 2015

Accident in Barren County injures three

A 9 year old girl has been flown to Vanderbilt and two other people were injured as a result of an automobile accident this morning on Oak Hill School Road in western Barren County. The Barren County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of the single vehicle accident. Upon arrival, a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier was on its driver's side with three people inside. The operator, Jennifer Jones (age 33) of Glasgow was south bound on Oak Hill School Road when she lost control of the car in a curve. She went off of the right side of the roadway and struck an earth embankment, overturned and came to rest against a tree stump. She was taken to T. J. Samson Hospital for pain in her side and hip. Nine year old Stephanie Jones was flown from the scene to Vanderbilt and 1 1/2 year old Gracie Jones was taken to TJ Samson for precautionary reasons. The use of mechanical means was used to remove the occupants from the car. The children were seat belted but the operator was not. Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to be a factor in the accident.  Assisting units were Barren-Metcalfe EMS, Park City and South Barren VFD.

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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

The Hart Co. Fiscal court met Thursday morning in the courtroom. After Judge Terry Martin called the meeting to order, Bro. L. H. Sexton opened the meeting with prayer.

Routine business included approving the minutes of the previous meeting, treasurers report, paying of bills, road report, budget transfer, and approving jail budget for 2015-2016.  The jail report was given by Jailer Brown Bergerson stating there was a total of 181 inmates in the county jail. Jailer Bergerson also presented the court with 2 checks totaling just over $17,000.

The court approved to advertise for bids on a 2015 Ford pick up with a $28,000 reserve, approved purchasing a 2016 Dodge pick up at state contract bid of $24,837, hired Ronnie Thompson as part time help at $11.00 per hour. The court also discussed the snow events and how everyone worked well together to see the job through. The court also approved to have a meal prepared for all the helpers and workers during the snow events. The court's next meeting will be Thursday, April 9th,at 9:00 AM in the court room.


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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Armed Robbery arrest in Bowling Green

The Bowling Green Police Department have arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery.  On Monday, the Bowling Green Police Department arrested 20 year-old Joeshawn K. Starks, Bowling Green, after answering a Craigslist advertisement for a person wanting to sell cellular phones. The ad was similar to an ad used prior to a robbery on March 6th.  Undercover officers made arrangements to meet Starks who matched the description of the suspect in the recent robbery.  Starks was later identified and taken into custody without incident.  Starks has been charged with Robbery, 1st Degree and is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.  The investigation continues.

 

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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Girls Sweet 16 scores

Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament at E. A. Diddle Arena:

 

Elizabethtown 79  -  Mercer County 38

Henderson County 59  -  Ashland Blazer 55

Holy Cross (Covington) 51  -  Bell County 33

Male 78  -  Mercy 59

 

Thursday:

Johnson Central vs. Letcher County Central - 12:00 p.m.

Muhlenberg County vs. Mason County  -  1:30 p.m.

Allen County-Scottsville  vs.  Franklin County  -  6:30 p.m.

Graves County  vs. Simon Kenton  -  8:00 p.m.

 

WLOC will have coverage of the Girls and Boys Sweet 16 games this week and next week.

 

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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Police search for Springfield man

Elizabethtown Police are searching for a missing Springfield man.  39 year-old Thomas Ryan was last seen on foot Sunday, March 8th, at 3:00 p.m. in the area of Peddlers Mall, North Dixie Highway in Elizabethtown. Mr. Ryan suffers from PTSD and depression.  If you have any information on the whereabouts of Thomas Ryan, please contact the Elizabethtown Police Dept. at 270-765-4125.

 

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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Drug arrest made in Glasgow shooting

An arrest has been made connected to a shooting in Glasgow Wednesday.  Police say Christopher L. Thomason, 45, of Glasgow was arrested in relation to the case involving the shooting of Bernis Rupe.  Thomason is not charged with the shooting, he's charged with drug possession and trafficking offenses, as well as possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.  Glasgow Police were dispatched to Sunset Avenue at 12:28 am, Wednesday, in reference to possible gunshots fired in the area.  Upon arrival a vehicle was noted leaving the area which was followed by officers to T. J. Samson Community Hospital. It was discovered a subject in the vehicle, Bernis Rupe, was suffering from a gunshot wound. Rupe was treated in the emergency room and then transferred to the University of Louisville by Barren/Metcalfe EMS. The release of further information is pending the on-going investigation.

 

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Meth Lab in Hart County leads to two arrests

A disturbance in Hart County led to the discovery of a Meth Lab and two arrests.  On Friday, March 6, the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green were called to a residence at 4697 Pleasant Hill Road in Hart County in reference to a disturbance there between a brother and sister.  When Troopers arrived on the scene the male subject fled the residence but was located a short time later. Through further investigation several components used in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine were located and subjects there admitted that the items located had indeed been used to manufacture methamphetamine. Justin Dupin (28) of Upton, KY, was arrested and charged with Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree (On Foot), Alcohol Intoxication, and Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense where he was lodged in the Hart County Jail. Bridgett Haywood (21) of Upton, KY, was also arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense where she was lodged in the Hart County Jail. The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Senior Trooper Graham Rutherford.

 

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Glasgow shooting injures one man

Glasgow Police were dispatched to Sunset Avenue at 12:28 am Wednesday, in reference to possible gunshots fired in the area.

Upon arrival a vehicle was noted leaving the area with the hazard flashers on which was followed by Officer Fletcher and Officer Houchens to T. J. Samson Community Hospital. At that time it was discovered a subject in the vehicle, Bernis Rupe was suffering from a gunshot wound. Rupe was treated in the emergency room and then transferred to the University of Louisville by Barren/Metcalfe EMS. His condition is unknown at this time.  Sgt. Justin Kirkpatrick, Sgt. Terry Flatt and Officer Ashley Jones secured the area on Sunset and began an initial investigation.  One person of interest has been questioned by Police and released. The identity of that person is not being released at this time.

Chief James Duff, Major Eddie Lindsey, Lt. Jimmy Phelps, Detective Aaron Cowan and Evidence Tech Amanda Miller also responded to the scene.  The release of further information is pending the on-going investigation.

 

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Boys Regional Championship results

In the Boys 4th Region Championship at Western Kentucky University:  Bowling Green defeated Warren Central 46 to 43.  In the 5th Region Championship at Green County:  Taylor County over Bardstown 58 to 39.  The Boys Sweet 16 gets underway next Wednesday at Rupp Arena.  Listen in beginning at 11:45 this morning as WLOC brings you complete coverage of the Girls Sweet 16 this week from E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green. WLOC will also be covering the Boys Sweet 16 starting next Wednesday.

 

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Caverna High PTSO Fundraisers

The Caverna High School PTSO will hold a fundraiser this Saturday for the annual Caverna High School after prom.  A pancake breakfast will be held at Sahara Steak House in Cave City from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. serving up all you can eat pancakes, sausage, juice and milk. Discount tickets are on sale for $5 in the Caverna High School front office.  The cost is $7 at the door.  All proceeds will help fund the after prom.

 

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Christian County school bus accident

Kentucky State Police say a school bus traveled off the road and hit a tree in western Kentucky, injuring a teenage student. The bus was traveling on Kentucky 109 Tuesday morning when it went off the right side of the roadway, then swerved to the other side, went off the road again and hit a tree. There were five students on the bus. An 18 year-old female was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center after complaining of leg pain. No other injuries were reported.  State police say the bus driver likely overcorrected the steering wheel after initially going off the road. The students were from Christian County, but police did not say what school they attend.

 

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Louisville man injured on I-65

A 54 year-old Louisville man was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle accident on I-65.  The accident occurred around 12:30 p.m.  The Kentucky State Police responded to the injury collision in Hart County at the 73 mm northbound on I-65 involving a utility van that was overturned with entrapment.  The preliminary investigation indicates that 54 year-old Roger Morgan, of Louisville, was operating a 2004 Mercedes utility van northbound on I-65 when he went off the right shoulder of the roadway and struck a guardrail. He then continued for a short distance, when the vehicle overturned and came to rest on its side blocking both northbound lanes. Morgan had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Bonnieville Voluntary Fire Department where he was transported by Hart County EMS to the Hardin County Memorial Hospital. After nearly 2 hours the scene was cleared and both northbound lanes were reopened. The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Senior Trooper Graham Rutherford.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Regional action continues this week

In Boys Regional Action: 

Boy 4th Region (at Western Kentucky University)

Bowling Green 68   Barren County 67 (overtime)

Warren Central 68   Monroe County 51

Tonight in the Championship game:

Bowing Green  vs.  Warren Central     6:00 p.m.

 

Boys 5th Region  (at Green County)

Bardstown 62  vs.  Elizabethtown  48

Taylor County 65  vs. North Hardin 55

Tonight in the Championship game:

Bardstown  vs.  Taylor County  -  6:30 p.m.

 

You can hear both the girls and boys Sweet 16 games action beginning this Wednesday at 11:45 on WLOC.   Sue Poteet's program will begin at 10:45 a.m. followed with Bro. Phillip Trent at 11:15 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

William C. Belt, Chairman of the Hart County Board of Education, is calling a special meeting of the board of education today at 5:00 p.m. at the central office. The items on the agenda are as follows:  1)  Conduct student hearing,  2)  Amend the 2014-2015 school calendar.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Anniversary celebrations at Mammoth Cave Park

Mammoth Cave National Park and Cave City are preparing for celebrations that will mark special anniversaries in 2016. Mammoth Cave will mark its 75th anniversary as a national park , it's 200th anniversary as a location for cave tours. In addition, Cave City will celebrate it's sesquicentennial. The Glasgow Daily Times reports Mammoth Cave plans to redo trails in the historic section of the cave and repair an elevator to offer impaired-mobility tours.  In addition, it plans to hold events focused on attracting more visitors and is working with the nonprofit organization Friends of Mammoth Cave to sponsor weeklong day camps for area children in June. Events for next year are still being planned, but discussions have included holding concerts, painting murals and a Cave City festival.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Slight drop in gasoline last week

West Central Kentucky gas prices fell 1 cent to $2.271 according to AAA East Central's Fuel Gauge report. The national average is $2.453.  The average price of a gallon of gas during the week of March 2nd, 2015 was $2.28, while the average price per gallon a year ago was $3.43.  Other areas are reporting $2.30 per gallon in Bowling Green, $2.20 in Elizabethtown, and Louisville at $2.22 per gallon.  Retail gas prices typically trend higher this time of year as suppliers undergo maintenance and plan to reduce winter grade fuel in preparation for the changeover to summer-grade gasoline, which is more costly to produce.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Two road collapses in Barren County

Two Barren County roads have collapsed after extreme flooding. County Judge Executive Michael Hale has officially closed Jordan Road in the Austin community. The county declared the area an emergency. The closing comes nearly two months after Tracy Road, also in Austin, collapsed. Hale says he is determined to correct the recurring issue.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Horse Cave City Council Meeting

The Horse Cave City Council voted unanimously to increase the rate of pay for each of its three police officers by $2.00 an hour. Council member Jackie Buckingham made the motion which is to take effect immediately. At last month’s meeting, the consensus was that a pay increase would be a part of the next budget cycle beginning in July.  In recent months, Horse Cave has lost two of its officers to neighboring communities who offer a higher rate of pay. Police Chief Sean Henry said the two officers who work with him average about $11 an hour prior to this raise. The pay increase will not only help retain the current police officers but will attract candidates to replace the two who recently left Horse Cave. Being able to hire additional officers will also decrease the amount of overtime the three current officers are required to work.

City Clerk Ann Matera explained that funding for the $2 increase can be taken from the city’s contingency fund which has more than $100,000. She also said the city can count on an additional $150,000 to be collected in payroll taxes for the next quarter.

 

The Council also voted to replace the flooring in the City Hall meeting room and offices with laminate wood flooring and to replace the linoleum in the bathrooms for a cost estimate of $3000. Mayor Randall Curry said the drain in the floor when the building was used as a firehouse was never sealed and is the source for unpleasant smells. The drain will be properly sealed once the carpeting is removed.

 

Cindy Greer with Campbell, Myers & Rutledge presented the council with a clean audit for fiscal year 2013-2014. Greer referred to a problem with the city’s debit card having been used to make about $1800 in unauthorized personal purchases. At the time the purchases were made, bank statements were not being reviewed each month and the purchases were not noticed for several months.

Mayor Curry said, “All the money has been paid back and the person responsible is no longer with us.”

 

Larry Jewell, Horse Cave’s appointee to the 109 Board, addressed the council. Jewell explained that the 109 Board oversees Hart County’s solid waste and recycling program. He stressed that subscribing to the garbage service is mandatory in Horse Cave. He said there are approximately 5700 garbage service customers in the county and that Solid Waste has its own $2million budget, separate from Hart Fiscal Court. In the last three years, Solid Waste has obtained $1.4 million in grant funding to help with litter abatement and dump cleanups. Jewell also pointed out that garbage fees for residential customers have not gone up in the last seven years.

Jewell stated that Solid Waste not only picks up garbage but in the last three years has removed more than 500 tons of yard waste at no charge, saving Horse Cave thousands in landfill fees. The service also provides twice-yearly large item collections, again, at no cost to the city. In recent years, Solid Waste has assisted Horse Cave in removing several structures owned by the city, at no cost. Additionally, Jewell said that Solid Waste picks up waste from Horse Cave’s industries seven days a week, allowing the city to recruit more industry.

 

Council member Allen Harper noted the need for additional lighting near the interstate exchange. Mayor Curry said he has spoken with the Transportation Cabinet and has been told to expect additional lighting after all the work at the exchange has been completed.

 

Council member David Lindsey asked why Horse Cave police vehicles are taken to Cave City for maintenance. Officer Henry responded that the cost is significantly less in Cave City than what is available in Horse Cave.

 

Fire Chief Donnie Parker said his department responded to 46 runs in February for a total of 79 runs for the first two months of the year. Parker requested that the council draft an ordinance to regulate the unsafe use of wood heating in the city limits. As an example, he said recently he observed a wood stove vented out a window rather than through a lined flue.

 

City Maintenance Supervisor Jimmy Martin reported that the city used 20 tons of salt during the two recent snowstorms.

Mayor Randall Curry said that replacing some of the city’s snow removal equipment would be a part of the next budget.

 

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Missing person's body found in Allen County

A search and rescue ended last night after a body is found and identified in Allen County.  Keenan Rhae Keen was first reported missing last Wednesday. His truck was found on March 4th near a creek, loaded down with many of his belongings, running, the music on, and a Bible open to a certain page. Authorities and family searched the creek and surrounding area for days. Gary Chenoweth, Glasgow-Barren County Emergency Management Officer, said the dive team from Barren County was called in to assist the search and found Keen's body shortly after 6 o'clock last night.  Allen County Sheriff Cooke said the body was found on one of the wood piles that had been designated to search. It had been passed over several times over the past since Wednesday, the 4th.  Cooke also added as the investigation continues, the coroner now has the body to determine the official cause of death.

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2015

Crystal meth bust in Muhlenberg County

Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations - West conducted a search warrant in Central City in Muhlenberg County Saturday. The search warrant was incident to an investigation between the Kentucky State Police, Arkansas State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Upon execution of the search warrant, approximately 23 pounds of crystal methamphetamine was located along with over $20,000 in U. S. Currency believed to be proceeds from illegal drug trafficking. The estimated street value of the crystal methamphetamine seized was $1,000,000.  Arrested at the scene were: Jackie L. Higgs, 44, Jimmy C. Jackson, 73, Jamie B. Gregory, 35, of Central City, and James D. Lamar, 51, of Indiana.  All four were lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center and charged with trafficing in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense-methamphetamine. 

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2015

Glasgow woman arrested at school

A Glasgow woman was arrested after picking up five children from Highland Elementary under the influence. Wednesday afternoon, Glasgow Police Chief James Duff received a call from Highland Elementary advising that a woman who had just picked up several children from school was possibly under the influence.  Sergeant Lewis located the driver and made a traffic stop. 26 year-old Kristina French, of Glasgow, did not have an operator's license, and was unable to provide proof of insurance. French admitted to smoking marijuana, however Sergeant Lewis felt she may have been under the influence of other substances as well. French did have two active warrants for her arrest. There were five children between the ages of 6 and 11 inside the vehicle.  French was arrested and charged with Careless Driving, Driving under the Influence, failure to wear seatbelt, failure to use child restraint device, no operator's license, failure to produce insurance card and five counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2015

Region Championship results

In girls results from Saturday, 5th Region Championship at North Hardin:  Elizabethtown defeated Nelson County 66 to 38.  Sunday, 4th Region Championship at Western Kentucky University:  Allen County-Scottsville defeated Bowling Green 58 to 39.  The Girls Sweet 16 tips off Wednesday at Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.  In the Boys 4th Region at Western Kentucky University:  Barren County vs. Bowling Green at 6:00 p.m. followed by Warren Central vs. Monroe County at 8:00 p.m.  In the 5th Region at Green County:  Elizabethtown vs. Bardstown at 5:00 p.m. and Taylor vs. North Hardin at 7:45 p.m.  The winners of those games play for the regional championships Tuesday night and for a spot in the Sweet 16 which gets underway next Wednesday at Rupp Arena in Lexington. You may listen to both the boys and girls Sweet 16 action beginning this Wednesday at 12 noon on WLOC.

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2015

Hart County Fair Board special Meeting

The Hart County Fair Board will hold a special called meeting at the fairgrounds Monday night, at 6:30 p.m.  Show barn repair will be discussed. 

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2015

Horse Cave City Council meeting

The Horse Cave City Council will meet in regular session tonight at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.  On the agenda will be: Reports, Old and New Business.

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2015

One person injured near Liberty

Tpr. Adam Likins is investigation a collision that occurred on Sunday at 5:10 p.m. EDT, 5 miles east of Liberty on KY 70.  52 year-old Delbert Northern, of Yosemite, was operating an eastbound 1997 Mazda truck when he exited the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. Northern was belted and was transported to Ephraim McDowell Hospital by Casey County EMS for non life threatening injuries. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor.

 

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Monday, March 9th, 2015

Guilty plea in oil well investment fraud

Court records show a man who helped defraud investors of more than $3 million through a scam involving oil wells in southern Kentucky has pleaded guilty. The Lexington Herald Leader reports that Mark Cornell admitted that his role in the scheme was to act as the operator of wells in Barren, Monroe and Cumberland counties while others sold bogus investments in the wells across the country.  According to U. S. Attorney Kerry Harvey, Cornell pleaded guilty to securities fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison. Cornell was charged with John G. Westine, Jr., who was from CA, Westine's half-brother, Michael A. Hicks, and Henry Irving Ramer, of CA. Westine and others allegedly gave false and misleading information to investors, including false geological surveys, to make it appear that the Kentucky wells were producing substantial amounts of oil or that production was imminent.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2015

Hart County Salvation Army meeting

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meeting Tuesday, March 10th, at noon at the Courthouse, Munfordville. To find out how to help those in need in Hart County.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2015

Boys 5th Region Saturday morning

The Boys 5th Region has been rescheduled to begin Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. as Caverna - winners of the 18th District meets E-town.  WLOC and wloconline.com will have the broadcast around 9:45 a.m.  In other games, Bardstown vs. Adair County, Taylor County (ranked #1 in the 5th Region) vs. Bethlehem and North Hardin vs. Green County. The semi-finals will be played Monday at 5:00 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.  The championship game will be Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Friday, March 6th, 2015

Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday morning

This is the weekend that we spring forward to Central Daylight Savings Time. You are reminded before you retire this Saturday night, set your clocks forward one hour.  The official time change will be 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

 

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Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Wanted man turns himself in

On Wednesday, Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley arrested 35 year-old Jeffrey D. Saling, 79 Harvest Ln, Bee Spring, after turning himself in at the Sheriff's Office. Saling was indicted by the Edmonson County Grand Jury for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st offense greater or equal, Drug Unspecified, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense drug unspecified and prescription controlled substance not in the proper container 1st offense. Saling was lodged in the Hart County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bond.

 

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Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Munfordville couple identified in ferry fatalities

A Munfordville couple was killed Tuesday when their vehicle drove off a ferry into the Green River.  Vickie Carson said emergency officials pulled the van out of the river on Tuesday night and found two bodies inside. The couple has been identified as Donald Ray Meredith and Michelle Meredith, of Munfordville.  Carson says the van drove onto the Green River Ferry from the south side and drove off the opposite end. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Dive teams from Barren and Warren counties responded.

 

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Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Car strikes Amish buggy in Barren County

At approximately 9:16am Wednesday morning, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injury accident on HWY 1297 in front of the old Red Cross School.  21 year-old Victoria P. Flinchum, of Glasgow, was traveling east in a 2009 Mazda passenger car when she struck the

rear end of an Amish buggy that was also traveling eastbound.  The operator of the buggy, 53 year-old Eli Yoder, of Glasgow, was

transported from the scene by Barren Metcalfe EMS to T.J. Sampson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The Barren County Sheriff's Office was assisted on scene by the South Barren Fire Department, Haywood Fire Department and Barren Metcalfe EMS.

 

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Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Horse Cave Meth Bust

Horse Cave Police continue making meth arrests in the community.  After two women were taken into custody Monday night, Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested two men from Portland Tennessee Tuesday afternoon.  36 year-old Derrick West was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (meth) and Tampering with Physical Evidence.  36 year-old Jovan Mullen was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (meth), and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree (meth).  Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin arrested two people in a drug sting operation around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday night. 24 year-old Westerfield Allen Cole, of Eageville TN, with Drug Paraphernalia Possession, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Being a Persistent Felony Offender. 36 year-old Brandon Baize, of Bowling Green, was charged with Drug Paraphernalia Possession, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (meth), and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree.

 

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Thursday, March 5th, 2015

State of Emergency declared for 2nd time

Ky. Gov. Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency for the second time in less than a month after more than 20" of snow fell overnight in some parts of the state. The declaration authorizes the National Guard to help with relief efforts and empowers state officials to close roads in the interest of public safety. A full day of rain Wednesday meant it was impossible for road crews to prepare roads in advance of the snowfall that began about 5:00 p.m. EST and continued well into this morning.  Heavy snowfall hindered road clearing efforts and Beshear urged Kentuckians to not travel if possible and to check in on elderly neighbors. A statewide declaration does not automatically close schools and businesses. Residents should check local media for closing information.

 

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Munfordville City Council meeting

Munfordville City Council met Monday, March 2nd. Mayor John Freeman thanked city workers for the hard work and hours they put in cleaning the streets after the snow storm and also thanked Hart County Jailer Israel Bergenson for sending inmates to help clean the streets downtown. Munfordville Fire Chief Henry Locke announced he would be resigning as Chief effective the last day of March. Citizens issues were also heard concerning abandoned property, paving an alley and parking in the city.

 

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Distefano named District Athletic Director

Metcalfe County Schools Superintendent Benny Lile has announced that Peter Distefano has been named as District Athletic Director. “We posted the position after Coach Freddie Harbison informed me of his intentions to retire at the end of this year. Coach Harbison has been a valuable asset to our district for a number of years and his presence will be missed.” said Lile. The position was posted as potentially being full time and drew a number of quality applicants, several from outside the district. “When the position was first posted there was a disclaimer that budget constraints might create the need for there to be a combination of duties. In the end that is what has occurred. The current budget situation has forced us to make district wide reductions. We were fortunate to have someone of Mr. Distefano’ s knowledge and experience to accept the position. The AD responsibilities will be combined along with his current assistant principal duties. We get a quality individual along with substantial budget savings. MCHS Principal Kelly Bell has pledged her full cooperation in making this unique working situation possible” continued Lile.

Mr. Distefano expressed his pleasure at having the opportunity to assume the duties of district AD. “I was able to serve as AD for one year a few years back and enjoyed the work. Dr. Lile has a definite set of expectations for the continued development of all of our district wide athletic programs and I share those same expectations. Coach Fred has done a great job in the role. I hope to take the foundation we have and continue to build upon it.” Lile said he expects great things for the future of Metcalfe County athletics. “There are a lot of interested people in our county willing to assist in any way in order to provide our students with the best opportunities possible. I firmly believe that working together and under the direction of Mr. Distefano, we can accomplish many things.”

Distefanos duties will begin July 1, 2015. Responsibilities will include oversight and involvement of all district athletic programs at all grade levels.

 

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Two die at Green River Ferry

Two people died after driving off a ferry at Mammoth Cave into Green River. Tuesday at 2:14 p.m., a vehicle loading on to the ferry from the south side of the Green River drove off the far end of the ferry and into the river. The ferryman immediately radioed the park law enforcement staff for assistance. The vehicle was located about 2 hours later, about 50' downstream from the ferry, submerged in 16 feet of water. Divers attached a tow truck cable to the vehicle to pull it to shore. The vehicle was pulled from the river at 7:45 p.m. Two adult occupants were deceased. Release of further information is pending notification of next of kin. Green River Ferry will open on a delayed schedule on Wednesday morning.

 

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Boys 5th Region games canceled tonight

5th Regional boys games have been canceled for tonight.

 

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Winter Storm Warning in effect

Winter Storm Warning in effect this morning until noon Thursday.  Rain will transition over to sleet around lunchtime along I-64 corridor and a little later over the Kentucky Parkways. This sleet will then transition by mid afternoon to snow, becoming heavy at times Wednesday evening and night with snow ending Thursday morning.  Accumulations:  8 to 10" of snow across central and north central Kentucky, localized higher amounts possible.  Major travel disruptions Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Plan on snow covered roads and dangerous travel conditions. Snow rates may be intense, resulting in rapid accumulations.  North winds gusting up to 20 mph Wednesday night. This combined with the weight of the snow could result in scattered power outages and downed trees.  Travel will be treacherous with some roads nearly impassable. Have an emergency kit of blankets, food, water and flashlights if you must travel.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Regional basketball continues

Girls 4th Region at at E. A. Diddle Arena

Monday: Bowling Green 65 - Glasgow 31

Logan County 62 Cumberland County 44

Tonight : Russell County vs. South Warren at 6 pm and Allen County-Scottsville vs Franklin Simpson at 8pm

Semifinals, Saturday night at 6 & 8pm. The Championship game will be Sunday afternoon at 3 pm

 

Boys 4th Region at E. A. Diddle Arena

Wednesday: Barren County vs. Logan County at 6 pm and Bowling Green vs. Clinton County at 8 pm

Friday: Russell County vs. Warren Central at 6 pm and Monroe County vs. Russellville at 8 pm

Semifinals, Monday March 9th at 6 & 8 pm. The Championship game will be Tuesday March 10th at 6 pm

Tickets are $6.00 in advance at participating schools and $8.00 at the Door. All Parking will be $5.00

 

Girls 5th Region at North Hardin

Tonight: Green County - vs. Marion County- 6pm and Nelson County - vs. North Hardin - 8pm

Semifinals Friday night at 6 & 8pm. The Championship game will be played Saturday night at 7:30.

 

Boys 5th Region at Green County

Wednesday: Caverna - vs. Elizabethtown - 5pm and Bardstown - vs.Adair County - 7:30pm

Thursday: Taylor County - vs.Bethlehem - 5pm and North Hardin vs. Green County - 7:30pm

The Semifinals will be played Monday March 9th at 5 & 7:45pm.

The Championship game will be played Tuesday March 10th at 6:30pm.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Park City Lions Club Pancake Fry

The Annual Park City Lions Club Pancake Fry will be held Saturday from 6:00 a.m. til 11:00 a.m. This is an all-you-can-eat breakfast consisting of pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, milk, juice and coffee. Proceeds will help fund the Scholarship Program. For more information, call 270-749-4907.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Ribbon cutting at Shell Travel Center

The Cave City Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 5th, to celebrate the Grand Opening of hte new Shell Travel Center at 901 Mammoth Cave Road in Cave City.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Traffic stop leads to arrests in Cave City

A traffic stop Wednesday night in Cave City leads to two arrests. 27 year-old Bonnie Russell, of Cave City, was stopped by police for a traffic violation at the intersection of US 31-W and Ky 70.  A passenger in the vehicle, 34 year-old Eric Stockton, of Cave City, was found to be entered as wanted and was arrested on a bench warrant. A search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of suspected marijuana and a loaded handgun, which was entered as stolen from a Cave City business.  Bonnie Russell was arrested and charged with Rear License Plate Not Illuminated, Possession of Marijuana, Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon, and Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm).  Russell was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center, where she was additionally charged with Promoting Contraband 1st. Eric Stockton was also charged in addition to the bench warrant with Possession of Firearm By A Convicted Felon and Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), and was also lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.  The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Trooper David Hall.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Two drug arrests in Horse Cave

Two women have been arrested on drug charges in Horse Cave.  Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry arrested 29 year old Magan Howard of Park City with Complicity to Traffic (Meth) first degree and 43 year old Michelle Tabor of Scottsville with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree second offence (Meth) Chief Henry was assisted by Horse Cave Officer L. D. Martin.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Todd County drug bust

KSP reports a major drug bust in Todd County.  Through an investigation officers obtained and executed a search warrant for 1565 Russellville Road in Allensville, on Tuesday February 24, 2015. The investigation was a group effort involving KSP DESI West, South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force, KSP Drug Task Force, KSP Post 2, KSP K-9, Warren County Sheriff’s Office K-9, the ATF and Todd County Sheriff’s Department. The search yielded 20 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, 1.5 pounds of marijuana, $14,000 in U.S. currency, a Handgun, a 2002 Chevrolet truck, and drug paraphernalia.  Scott Harris was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jonathan B. Scott, Cecilia Dortch Gant, and Kayce Powell were arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance.  All four were lodged in the Todd county jail.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Flash flood/winter storm watch

Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the overnight. A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.  Rain will be changing to snow Wednesday morning through early afternoon. Some sleet may mix in for a short time. Snow continuing through Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.  The main impact: Snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible with locally higher amounts. This would result in major travel disruptions Wednesday and Wednesday night. Other impacts: Snow rates may be intense, resulting in rapid accumulations and reduced visibility.  Significant winter precipitation may develop, but the exact timing, location and intensity are yet undetermined.  Listen to WLOC and wloconline for further details.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Trooper's lawsuit will settle out of court

The civil lawsuit brought against a state trooper involved in a fatal accident will be settled out of court.  Trooper Jonathan Biven was driving his cruiser in September of 2011, when he struck a car driven by Nurcan Ceylan, killing her. Samuel H. Parker was a passenger in Ceylan's car. He filed the suit against Biven.  Biven's attorney, says the case will be dismissed "with prejudice," which means it cannot be brought back up in court again. The terms of the settlement will not be released.

 

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Regional Basketball action underway

Girls 5th Region at North Hardin

Sunday: Adair County 56 - Caverna 45

Elizabethtown 64 - Bardstown 27

Tuesday: Green County - vs. Marion County- 6pm and Nelson County - vs. North Hardin - 8pm

Semifinals Friday night at 6 & 8pm. The Championship game will be played Saturday night at 7:30.

 

Boys 5th Region at Green County

Wednesday: Caverna - vs. Elizabethtown - 5pm and Bardstown - vs. Adair County - 7:30pm

Thursday: Taylor County - vs.Bethlehem - 5pm and North Hardin vs. Green County - 7:30pm

The Semifinals will be played Monday March 9th at 5 & 7:45pm.

The Championship game will be played Tuesday March 10th at 6:30pm.

 

Girls 4th Region at at E. A. Diddle Arena on the WKU Campus

Monday: Glasgow vs Bowling Green 6 pm and Logan County vs. Cumberland County at 8 pm

Tuesday: Russell County vs. South Warren at 6 pm and Allen County-Scottsville vs Franklin Simpson at 8pm

Semifinals, Saturday night at 6 & 8pm. The Championship game will be Sunday afternoon at 3 pm

 

Boys 4th Region at E. A. Diddle Arena

Wednesday: Barren County vs. Logan County at 6 pm and Bowling Green vs. Clinton County at 8 pm

Friday: Russell County vs. Warren Central at 6 pm and Monroe County vs. Russellville at 8 pm

Semifinals, Monday March 9th at 6 & 8 pm. The Championship game will be Tuesday March 10th, at 6 pm

Tickets are $6.00 in advance at participating schools and $8.00 at the Door. All Parking will be $5.00.

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Wanted Brownsville man located

On Friday, February 27th, the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received information that an individual that was wanted on felony warrants was possibly at a residence in Butler County.  Troopers responded to 5985 Leonard Oak Road in Morgantown and located Jason Dalton (25), of Brownsville, KY, and arrested him for warrants issued through the Edmonson County Circuit Court, that had originally stemmed from an investigation conducted by the Brownsville Police Department. Dalton was arrested by Trooper Harrison Wells and was lodged in the Butler County Jail on a Failure To Appear warrant and a warrant charging him with Bail Jumping 1st degree and Persistent Felony Offender 2nd degree.

 

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Tractor trailer accident on I-65

On Friday, February 27th at approx. 4:45 am the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a call of an injury collision involving a tractor trailer at the 69 mm Southbound on Interstate 65. The preliminary investigation indicates that Roger Tearman (62) of Indianapolis, IN, was operating a tractor trailer heading southbound on Interstate 65 at the 69 mm when he exited the right shoulder of the roadway striking a steel guardrail for approx. 2400 feet where he then exited the right shoulder of the roadway and struck an earth embankment, causing the vehicle to overturn and come to rest on its side. Tearman was transported by Hart County EMS to Caverna Memorial Hospital where he was later flown to Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY and is currently listed in stable condition. It is believed at this time that a medical condition may have been a contributing factor in the collision. Interstate 65 southbound was closed for approx. 5 hours due to the collision.

 

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Rollover accident injures several

Several people received minor injuries in a rollover accident at the intersection of Ky. 90 and Ky. 163. Tpr. Jonathan Paull, with Kentucky State Police Post 15, investigated the collision that occurred Friday, at 6:22 PM.  36-year-old Jennifer Miller, of Campbellsville, was operating a 2001 Chevy truck and was stopped at the intersection on KY 163. She pulled out and into the path of a westbound 2001 Nissan operated by 32-year-old Crystal Regan of Allardt Tennessee. The Nissan struck a 2004 Chevy SUV operated by 46-year-old Sharon Morris, of Edmonton, that was stopped on KY 163 facing south. Both the Miller and Regan vehicles overturned. Miller and 3 passengers, 19-year-old Tasha Betty, of North Veron, IN, 36-year-old Susanna Grapevine, of Campbellsville and 1-year-old Ky're Crider, of Campbellsville, were all transported to T. J. Sampson Hospital for minor injuries. Crider was in a child restraint device while Miller and Betty were not belted. Regan and a passenger, 9-year-old Jason Price, of Allardt TN, were both belted and transported to T. J. Sampson for minor injuries. Morris was belted and was also transported and treated for minor injuries at TJ Sampson. Tpr. Paull was assisted at the scene by CVE Officer Josh Patrick and the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, Fire, EMS and Rescue.

 

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Glasgow man injured Saturday night

A Barren County man had to be flown to the hospital after flipping his truck. The Barren County Sheriff's Office said 20 yearold John Folden, of Glasgow, flipped his pickup truck around 9 PM on Saturday on Roseville Road. According to marks left on the road, Folden's truck ran off the road during a curve. After the truck came back on the road, it flipped before rolling back onto its tires and hitting a telephone pole. Folden was flown from the scene to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, but a passenger in the truck came away uninjured.

 

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Hardin County teacher sporting incident

A Hardin County Schools teacher is facing multiple charges after police say she was involved in an incident at a school sporting event.

According to John Wright, a spokesperson for the school system, it happened Thursday night during a tournament basketball game at Central Hardin High School.  Wright said Leslie McCurry, a social studies teacher at John Hardin High School, became "aggressive" with referees during the game, which was between John Hardin High School and Elizabethtown High School.  John Wright, community relations specialist with Hardin county schools, says McCurry's brother coaches one of the teams who was playing in the game and she may have gotten upset over fouls being called against his team.  Mccurry has been a teacher at John Hardin since 2003.  According to the Hardin County Detention Center's Web site, she is charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, menacing and criminal trespassing.

 

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Statewide tornado drill Tuesday

What would you do in case of a tornado? Kentucky officials believe that's a good question to ask, and answer, on Tuesday. A statewide tornado drill is being conducted that day. A tornado warning test message will be issued at about 9:17 a.m. CST. Outdoor warning sirens will sound, weather alert radios will activate, and television and radio stations and mobile devices will broadcast the alert. If there's inclement weather that day, the drill will be rescheduled. Kentucky Emergency Management says everyone is encouraged to participate, including individuals, businesses, hospitals, nursing homes, educators and government agencies. The idea is to practice a tornado safety plan and update an emergency plan that considers all types of hazards. People who do participate are asked to complete a short survey online at kyem.ky.gov/preparedness.

 

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Friday, February 27th, 2015

Caverna High School SBDM meeting

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

 

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Friday, February 27th, 2015

Munfordville City Council Meeting

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

 

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Friday, February 27th, 2015

HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT BASKETBALL THURSDAY NIGHT

Girls 16th District Championship at Metcalfe County

Russell County 58 Cumberland County 49

 

Girls 18th District Championship

Green County 57 Caverna 54  -  Madison Faulkner scored 20 points, 13 rebounds, Cierra Waggoner scored 19 points

 

TONIGHT:

Girls 17th District Championship

North Hardin - at Elizabethtown - 7:00 PM

Girls 19th District Championship

Bardstown - at Nelson County - 7:00 PM

Girls 20th District Championship at Campbellsville

Adair County - vs. Marion County - 7:00 PM

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Boys 17th District at Central Hardin

Elizabethtown 63 John Hardin 50

North Hardin 64 Central Hardin 47

20th District at Campbellsville

Adair County 64 Marion County 56

 

TONIGHT:

15th District Championship at Monroe County

Barren County - Monroe County - 7:00 PM

16th District Championship at Metcalfe County

Clinton County - vs. Russell County - 7:00 PM

18th District Championship at LaRue County

Caverna - vs. Green County - 6:00 PM  - WLOC and wloconline.com will broadcast the game starting at 5:30 PM

 

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Friday, February 27th, 2015

Fee increases at Mammoth Cave Park

Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead announced Thursday that fee increases proposed last year will take effect on March 14, 2015. This year, income from park fees will fund renovations at the Mammoth Cave Hotel. Cave tours will increase by $1 to $2, except the Wild Cave tour, which will increase by $5, and camping fees will increase by $3 to $5. Fees to reserve picnic shelters will increase by $25. Some of these have not changed in seven or more years. At Mammoth Cave, 80 percent of the money collected is used in the park to provide facilities and services that have direct benefit to park visitors. The remaining 20 percent helps support projects in the 270 national park units that do not charge entrance fees, like nearby Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP in Hodgenville, Ky. Public comment was accepted from November 14 to December 5, 2014. The park received 17 comments, 12 favored increasing the fees, and 5 opposed increasing the fees. The authority to charge recreational fees at national parks stems from the 2004 Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.

 

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Friday, February 27th, 2015

Two injured in Glasgow accident

Glasgow Officer Zane Greer responded to a two vehicle injury accident Thursday morning. 20 year old Amanda S. Hoehne of Greensburg, pulled out of State Avenue onto Lexington Drive into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by 36 year old Robin L. Garmon of Glasgow causing the collision. Hoehne was transported to T J Samson Community Hospital by Barren/Metcalfe EMS. Garmon was taken to T J Samson Community Hospital by private means. Both were treated and released.

 

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Friday, February 27th, 2015

Accident in Glasgow injures two

Two people were injured in an accident Thursday in Glasgow. The Glasgow Police Department investigated the accident at the intersection of Grandview and 31 E. involving a tractor trailer driven by Patrick G. Sheehan of Massachusetts and a passenger car driven by Joshua D. Gulley of Glasgow. Gulley and his passenger, Barbara Emmert were both transported to the T J Samson Community Hospital by the Barren –Metcalfe EMS. The accident is still under investigation.

 

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Clothes Closet canceled for Friday

The Horse Cave Christian Church will not be holding their monthly food pantry and clothes closet this Friday morning, March 6th, due to safety concerns with ice and snow on the steps of the church.

 

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Fee increases for Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Sarah Craighead announced today that fee increases proposed last year will take effect on Mart 14th.  This year, income from park fees will fund renovations at the Mammoth Cave Hotel.

 

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Theft arrest in Munfordville

The Hart County Sheriff's Office received a complaint Wednesday from Kentucky State Police Post 3 Dispatch that a caller advised a male had approached him at his residence at 100 Kirt Logsdon Road, Munfordville, and became confrontational. Dispatch then advised that the caller had a gun.  Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, Deputy Caleb Butler and Deputy Heather Childress responded to Kirt Logsdon Road and located the suspect in a vehicle that had been stolen and driven a short distance from 380 Kirt Logsdon Road. Arrested was 21 year-old Aung Si Duh, of unknown address, and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking Auto -$500 or more but under $10,000, and Criminal Trespassing 3rd degree. Duh was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Allen County mother murder trial

A young Allen County mother accused of killing her son by force-feeding him salt has decided not to testify at her murder trial in White Plains, New York. Summations are scheduled Thursday in the case of Lacey Spears, who is charged with murder and manslaughter in the 2014 death of 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears. The prosecution says Spears fed Garnett heavy concentrations of sodium through a stomach tube. Jurors saw a video that showed Spears taking her son into a hospital bathroom and the boy suffering afterward. There were no defense witnesses. Spears' lawyers extensively cross-examined several prosecution witnesses, attempting to show there could have been other causes for the boy's death. The prosecution rested on Tuesday and the defense announced Wednesday that Spears would not testify.

 

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Warrant issued for U of L player

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former University of Louisville basketball player Chris Jones on charges of raping one woman and sodomizing another. The warrant, obtained by University of Louisville police, was signed Wednesday by Jefferson District Judge Katie King. The warrant says that one of the women was hospitalized Sunday and able to identify Jones as her assailant. One of the women is 19 and the other is 20, according to the warrant. Jones, who was dismissed from the team Sunday, is expected to surrender in court on Thursday morning.

 

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

High School District Tournament action

In High School District Tournament action last night:

Girls 16th at Metcalfe County

Russell County 70 Metcalfe County 63

Tonight Clinton County takes on Cumberland County at 6pm.

Girls 18th at Larue County

Caverna 58 LaRue County 55

Caverna plays Green County Thursday night at 7pm for the championship.

Girls 20th at Campbellsville

Adair County 50 at Campbellsville 22

Marion County 40 Taylor County 23

 

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Hart County High student arrested

A Hart County High School student has been arrested on drug charges.  According to Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley, the office received information that a student at the high school was under the influence of an unknown substance. A deputy then located 18 year-old Amillia Thompson, of 515 Cherry Springs Road, Cub Run, and found her to be under the influence of drugs. She was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance Excluding Alcohol, Prescription Controlled Substance not in original container, and Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug. Thompson was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

 

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Phone scams reported in Cave City

The Cave City Police Department has been made aware of reports of one of the many ongoing phone scams. Citizens have reported to authorities of receiving telephone calls from subjects claiming to be representatives of the Cave City Police Department. According to the complainants, the callers are attempting to gain money related active warrants. Citizens have received calls from subjects identifying themselves as employees of the Police Department. Additionally, these telephone calls could possibly show numbers on your caller ID that are not accurate. Chief Wright of the Cave City Police Department wants to urge citizens to never provide any personal information or money to these callers. This is a scam and citizens should protect themselves from becoming victims. The Police Department doesn't solicit money via telephone. If you have questions, you can contact the Cave City Police Department at 270-773-2441.

 

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Boil Water Advisory lifted for Cave City

A Boil Water Advisory issued for Cave City has been lifted.  The Green River Valley Water District issued the advisory Monday after a major water leak in Cave City.

 

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Hart County 4-H Radio Auction

The Hart County 4-H radio auction will be held next week Monday through Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on WLOC and wloconline.com.

 

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Precinct election workers

Hart County Clerk Lisa Hensley would like to remind residents that anyone who would like to work at the precincts as an election worker for the upcoming May Primary, should come by the Hart County Clerk's Office no later than March 9th.

 

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Grace period for health insurance

Those who missed the Feb. 15th deadline to apply for discount health insurance have now got another chance. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday the start of a special enrollment period from March 2 to April 30. Beshear said the grace period is for Kentuckians who did not realize they would have to pay a tax of at least $325 for not having insurance in 2015. Those who missed the Feb. 15 deadline and did not qualify for an exemption still have to pay a fee for any months they were not insured. But Beshear said if they sign up by April 30th, they could avoid additional fees for the rest of the year.  People can apply online at kynect.ky.gov or call (855) 459-6328.

 

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

I-65 accident in Hart County

On Tuesday just before 11am the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a call of an injury collision involving a passenger car and a tractor trailer at the 65 mm Southbound on Interstate 65.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Richard Burks (83) of South Bend, IN, was traveling south on I-65 in the right lane when he changed lanes, striking the trailer of a semi, when his vehicle became lodged partially under the trailer for a short distance before coming loose and then striking the concrete barrier wall.

Burks had to be extricated from his vehicle and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by Hart County EMS where he was treated and released. His passenger, Carol Fox (74), also of Sounth Bend, IN, along with the operator of the tractor trailer, Terry Brown (51) of Elcho, WI, were not injured in the collision.

 

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Injury accidents Tuesday along I-65

Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown and KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement worked two separate injury accidents just North of Elizabethtown on I-65 Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 3:50 P.M. EST, Bradley S. Neal (28) of Upton, Ky was traveling North on I-65 at athe 97 mile marker. For unknown reasons, the 2002 Ford vehicle he was operating ran off the roadway into the righthand shoulder and struck a rock wall causing the vehicle to overturn. Mr. Neal suffered minor injuries and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by ambulance.

A few minutes later while traffic was backing up Northbound another accident occurred. At the 96.5 mile marker, Calvin H. Lake (52) of Smyrna, TN. Was stopped in his Semi-trailer in the middle lane of I-65. A Semi-trailer operated by Derek Hardin (34) of Brownsville, Ky. was traveling in the same lane Northbound and was unable to stop before striking the rear of Mr. Lake’s trailer. Mr. Hardin suffered serious injuries and was airlifted from the scene. Two other Semi-trailers suffered minor damage and no other injuries were reported. The accidents are under investigation.

 

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

High School District Basketball

In High School District Tournament action last night:

Girls 16th at Metcalfe County

Russell County 70 Metcalfe County 63

Tonight Clinton County takes on Cumberland County at 6pm.

Girls 18th at Larue County

Caverna 58 LaRue County 55 (Caverna's Madison Faulkner and Andrea Davis scoring 14 points each, Cierra Waggoner and KiKi Kirk scored 11 points each.

Caverna plays Green County Thursday night at 7pm for the championship.

Girls 20th at Campbellsville

Adair County 50 at Campbellsville 22

Marion County 40 Taylor County 23

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Boys 15th at Monroe County

Monroe County 77 Glasgow 49

The time for the boys District 15 tournament game between Barren County and Allen County-Scottsville has been changed to 6:00 PM tonight (originally scheduled for 7:00 pm). The change is due to potential winter weather moving into the area.

Boys 16th at Metcalfe County

Clinton County 73 Cumberland County 56

Tonight: Metcalfe County takes on Russell County - at 7:45 PM

Boys 18th at Larue County

Green County 65 LaRue County 61

Caverna takes on Green County Friday night at 7pm for the championship.

 

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Small Business Representative in Hart County

A representative from WKU's Small Business Development Center will be at the Hart County Chamber of Commerce Office this Wednesday, Feb. 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, by appointment. This is a free service and available to anyone thinking about starting a business or needing help with an existing one. 

 

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Ky 655 in Edmonson County and Ferry reopens

After flooding caused a section of KY 655 in Edmonson County to close Monday, the road is now completely opened.  Green River fell overnight, making it possible to reopen the ferry.  For current ferry information, call 270-758-2166.

 

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

District Tournament action underway

Boys 18th District (at LaRue County): Caverna 88 to Hart County 63 - Hart County's Drew Childress scored 19 points, Hart County's All District was Mason Gentry, Caleb Bunnell and Drew Childress.  Caverna's Mason Faulkner scored 39 points and had 18 rebounds, while Andrew Bagshaw scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds. In Girls action: Green County defeated Hart County 72 to 47.  Hart County's Shea Craine scored 11 points and Charity Burd had 10 points.  All District for Hart County was Charity Burd and Hannah Bruton, and All Tournament went to Shea Craine.  The 18th District Basketball Tournament continues tonight at 5:30 p.m. in girls action, Caverna will meet Larue County followed by Boys action: Green County vs. Larue County. The Girls finals will be Thursday night at 6:00 p.m., the Boys finals will be on Friday at 6:00 p.m.

Girls15th District (at Monroe County)

Allen County-Scottsville 60 Barren County 23

Glasgow 58 Monroe County 50

The boy's tournament opens at 7 p.m. tonight, when Monroe County takes on Glasgow. Barren County will play Allen County-Scottsville at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The championship game will be at 7 p.m. on Friday.

The 16th District Tournament at Metcalfe County High School will begin tonight. At 6pm the Lady Hornets take on Russell County followed by Clinton County Boys and Cumberland County.

On Wednesday night at 6pm Clinton County girls play Cumberland County followed by Russell County and Metcalfe County boys. Thursday will be girls finals and Friday will be boys finals.

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Drug tip leads to 6 arrests in Horse Cave

A drug tip to Horse Cave police led to multiple arrests at a local apartment building.  Late Sunday night, Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry

coordinated personnel and transportation assistance with the Hart County Jail due to the large number of arrests. Those arrested at 217 East main Street in Horse Cave include: 32 year-old Joshua Kinslow, of Glasgow, 24 year-old Michael Hann, of Horse Cave, 33 year-old Mindy Helson, of Horse Cave, 39 year-old Stephen Helson Sr, 21 year-old Stephen Helson, Jr., of Horse Cave and 21 year-old Tiffany Jones, of Horse Cave.  Each were charges on various drug, endangerment and Tampering with evidence charges.  Social services was called to the scene for the removal of an 8 year-old child, who was placed with family members. After meeting with local authorities, as well as the apartment owner, Chief Henry determined that the apartments would be condemned until they were up to city code. The adults were lodged in the Hart County

Jail, while a 17 year-old Juvenile was to be placed in the Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Facility in Elizabethtown.

 

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Monday, February 23rd, 2015

District Tournament begins this week

The 18th District Basketball Tournament will be held at Larue County tonight. In the opening game at 5:30 p.m., the Hart County Girls will meet Green County, followed by Caverna and the Hart County Boys. On Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. in girls action, Caverna will meet Larue County Girls followed by Boys action:  Green County vs. Larue County boys. The Girls finals will be Thursday night at 6:00 p.m., the Boys finals will be on Friday at 6:00 p.m.

In the Girls 15th District tonight at Monroe County:  Allen County -Scottsville vs. Barren County at 6:00 p.m.  Glasgow will be at Monroe County at 7:30 p.m. 

The 16th District Tournament at Metcalfe County High School will begin Tuesday night: at 6:00 p.m. Russell County Girls vs. Metcalfe County followed by Clinton County Boys and Cumberland County.  On Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. Clinton County girls play Cumberland County followed by Russell County and Metcalfe County boys. Thursday will be girls finals and Friday will be boys finals.

 

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Monday, February 23rd, 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, February 26th, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, February 27th, 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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Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Hart County Board of Ed meeting

Hart County Board of Education will hold a special board meeting Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. at the central office.

 

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Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Green River Ferry Closed

Green River Ferry is closed. Green River rose overnight to 24 feet, as measured at the ferry crossing. The park received 2.5 inches over the last tow days. Last week's snow fall equates to 1.25 inches of precipitation. Flint Ridge Road and Houchin Ferry Road-South remain closed. For updates on road information, call 270-758-2165. For updates on ferry information, call 270-758-2166.  High water has closed part of KY 655 in Edmonson County. The closure is between mile point 2 and 3. An update will be sent when the road reopens.

 

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Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Green River Boil Water Advisory

Due to a major water leak in Cave City, a portion of Green River Valley Water District's customers are currently under a boil water advisory.  All customers on the following roads should boil their water until further notice: Toohey Ridge Rd. and all roads off of Toohey Ridge Road, Thurston Lane, Park Ridge Road, Mammoth Cave Road and all roads off of Mammoth Cave Road, Hunter Road, Hamilton Road and Sells Lane.

 

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Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Kentucky's gas tax dropping

Kentucky's gas tax is shrinking even as its need for road and bridge work grows. Triggered by automatic reductions pegged to the price of fuel, Kentucky's gas tax dropped 4.3 cents in January and is scheduled to drop another 5.1 cents in April, decreases that amount to a $270 million cut to the state's road fund. The pressure on Kentucky's road fund comes amid declining federal transportation spending nationwide that is shifting more responsibility for road and bridge maintenance to state and local governments. Federal road spending in Kentucky has remained flat, and state officials have turned to tolls to pay for major bridge projects in Louisville and northern Kentucky. Some Senate Republicans have proposed freezing the gas tax at its current rate. But the bill faces significant hurdles.

 

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Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Cold weather in store this week

Weather forecasters say parts of Kentucky could get some light snow, with little accumulation. They say the big concern this week is low temperatures with wind chills close to zero, and below in some places. There's a slight chance of snow Wednesday and Thursday with light accumulation in spots. Over the weekend, western Kentucky and south central Kentucky were under a flood watch due to warmer temperatures and rains in those areas. The Kentucky Department of Transportations is still warning motorists to drive cautiously and watch for ponding water near roads.

 

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Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Roof damage from ice and snow

Last week's snow and ice have been causing roof damage to several area homes and businesses. Over the weekend, one local business

suffered significant roof damage. The roof of Munfordville Save-A-Lot collapsed due to the weight of the snow. The business received thousands of dollars worth of damage. Sources say it will take anywhere from 75 to 100 days before the grocery store will be able to re-open for business. Meanwhile, roofing companies and insurance companies are being overwhelmed with calls.  Roof experts say that as water melts and refreezes it creates ice puddles on the roof that prevent water from running off. That water can get under your shingles and cause rot, mold and mildew build-ups or leaks leaving stains and causing plaster or dry wall to fall. 

 

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Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Church in Edmonton a total loss

A fire Friday morning at South Edmonton Church of Christ is still being investigated. Eight fire departments and five other city and county agencies responded around 4AM Friday morning.  The building, which had been there since 1959 is a total loss. Services Sunday morning were held at the Metcalfe County Cooperative Extension Office.

 

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Friday, February 20th, 2015

DUI arrest in Cave City

A DUI arrest was made in Cave City Thursday evening.  Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley received a call from an off duty KSP Trooper that

observed a driver operating in a reckless manner on I-65 with no tail lights.  Officer Riley came in contact with the driver, 52 year-old Glen Turpin, at Five Star on Doyle Avenue. After a brief investagtion Riley was able to determine that Turpin was under the influence of alcohol. Turpin was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs/ etc. .08 1st offense, no tail lamps, reckless driving, failure of owner to maintain insurance, no registration plates, and possession of open alcohol container in a vehicle. Turpin was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Officer Riley was assisted on scene by Trooper Graham Rutherford, Deputy Eric Bull, and Deputy Alan Shirley.

 

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Friday, February 20th, 2015

Identity Theft and Card Fraud investigation

Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green was at Sam's Club in Bowling Green Thursday in reference to a follow up on an Identity Theft/Credit Card Fraud investigation when two subjects, along with their vehicle, were spotted that fit the description of possible suspects. Contact was made with the subjects and they were taken into custody. 28 year-old Noslen Guerra and 30 year-old Julio Simon, both of Miami, FL, were arrested and charged with Theft of Identity of Another w/o consent and Engaging in Organized Crime and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. The investigation is ongoing and is believed to have occurred in several other locations, including other states. The investigation is being led by Kentucky State Police Detective Wesley Medley.

 

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Friday, February 20th, 2015

Winter Storm Warning through Saturday evening

A Winter Storm WARNING is in effect from 6:00 p.m. this evening to 6:00 p.m. Saturday.  Light snow will spread from southwest to northeast late this afternoon and evening. The snow will transition to sleet and then freezing rain. Significant accumulations of snow and ice will be possible. Flooding could become a concern Saturday into Saturday night as 1 to 3" of rain combine with deep snow cover and a frozen ground to create plenty of runoff. River flooding could become a concern to end the weekend and start the new week.

 

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Power company urges conserving energy

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking customers to conserve energy as some of the coldest temperatures in more than a year are expected through Friday. TVA said in a statement on Wednesday that the request is one step in helping to ensure that safe and reliable electricity is available. It is expecting peak demand for power to occur Thursday morning. The statement says turning down a thermostat by a single degree can help and save customers up to 3 percent on power bills. TVA says it is taking its own advice and lowering thermostats in all facilities, as are many local power companies. The nation's largest public utility serves 9 million people in parts of Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

 

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Farmers must ensure safety of animals

University of Kentucky agriculture specialists say the extreme low temperatures this week mean farmers must make efforts to ensure animals are protected.  UK agricultural meteorologist Matthew Dixon says below-normal temperatures expected through the next week and possibly into early March continue the risk of stress to livestock.  UK said in a news release that livestock producers should make sure animals have enough shelter, water, dry bedding and feed to get through the cold period and that pet owners should bring pets inside. Livestock specialists say animals need more energy in colder months and advise having high-quality forages and grains on hand. UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment livestock specialist Jeff Lehmkuhler says if animals have to search for water, they may end up walking out onto ice-covered ponds, risking falling through the ice.

 

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Several weather related accidents

Authorities were busy yesterday in our area working and clearing weather related accidents. One accident occurred yesterday morning in Hart County at the 61 MM Northbound on I-65 involving a tractor trailer. The operator, Keith Thompson (27) of Sewanee, TN, was traveling northbound when he hit a patch of ice on the roadway and lost control and struck the guardrail with his front left bumper and continued a distance before striking the bridge and coming to rest partially on its side against the bridge rail. Crews were on scene for several hours tending to a diesel fuel leak from the collision and working to remove the vehicle. Thompson was transported by Hart County EMS to Caverna Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  A crash yesterday involving several semi-trucks on I-65 northbound near the 49 mile marker in Barren County had all lanes blocked. Traffic was diverted on the left shoulder with long delays as crews are worked several hours to clear the scene. The crash was about nine miles from the detour at exit 58 at Horse Cave setup because of the earlier semi-truck crash in Hart County.  The Barren County Sheriff's Department worked an accident on Highway 90 involving three tractor trailers. Two of the trucks blocked the roadway and one was off the roadway. Highway 90 traffic going out of Glasgow was detoured at 685 to 31W.

 

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Crews working to clear roads

Crews around Kentucky have been working to clear snow-covered roads as much as possible before a deep freeze.  The Kentucky Transportation Department said Wednesday that crews in most areas of the state were trying to treat and scrape the roads before pavement temperatures drop too low for de-icing chemicals to be effective. Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said road crews have been working 12-hour shifts in an effort to make sure main routes remain clear.  Temperatures today will be in the single digits, with wind chills of up to 30 below.

 

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Wind Chill Advisory in effect

Extremely cold temperatures for Kentucky will continue today and tonight, wind chill advisory now in effect until 6:00 a.m. Friday.  Wind chill readings have warmed above warning levels.  However wind chills today and tonight will remain between 10 below and 20 below zero at times.  Bitterly cold wind chills will make it dangerous to be outside for prolonged periods of time. Dress in layers to trap body heat and to insulate you from the cold air. Cover as much exposed skin as possible and stay dry. A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

 

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Southbound I-65 accident causes block

A second accident in Hart County has occurred involving a semi.  Officials say a southbound tractor trailer accident happened just a couple of hours after a NB accident, causing southbound motorists to detour for a couple of hours.  Motorists were cautioned from Cave City to Munfordville to detour by 31-W and 31-E in both directions of travel on I-65 while crews were working at the scene.

 

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Accident on Scottsville Road in Barren County

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to an early morning accident at the intersection of Scottsville Road and Windy Hill Road.  32 year-old Amy Vaught, of Glasgow, was traveling south on Scottsville Road in her 2006 Jeep Liberty when a vehicle slid into her travel path from Windy Hill Road. Vaught swerved to miss the vehicle and struck a 2008 PT Cruiser driven by Tracy Haynes also of Glasgow head on. Haynes was traveling in the northbound lane. The vehicles came to a stop in front of the Haywood Store. Both Vaught and Haynes were transported by Barren Metcalfe EMS to T. J. Samson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained in the accident. The Haywood Fire Department also responded to the accident.

 

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Tractor trailer accident on I-65 in Hart County

The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green have been on the scene of the injury collision at the 61 MM Northbound on I-65 involving a tractor trailer. The operator, Keith Thompson (27) of Sewanee, TN, was traveling northbound on Interstate 65 when he hit a patch of ice on the roadway and lost control and struck the guardrail with his front left bumper and continued a distance before

striking the bridge and coming to rest partially on its side against the bridge rail.  Crews have been tending to a diesel fuel leak from the collision and worked  to get the vehicle removed.  Traffic was detoured where motorists traveling northbound made an exit at the 58 MM Horse Cave to US 31 W where they can get back on Interstate 65 at the 65 MM Munfordville.  Thompson was transported by Hart County EMS to Caverna Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The collision is being investigated by Trooper Bartley Weaver.

 

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

District Tournament begins next week

The 18th District Basketball Tournament will be held at Larue County beginning this Monday night. In the opening game Monday night at 5:30 p.m., the Hart County Girls will meet Green County, followed by Caverna and the Hart County Boys. On Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. in girls action, Caverna will meet Larue County Girls followed by Boys action:  Green County vs. Larue County boys. The Girls finals will be Thursday night at 6:00 p.m., the Boys finals will be on Friday at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Governor declares statewide emergency

Gov. Steve Beshear has declared a statewide emergency after a massive winter storm buried the state under 10" of snow in some area. The governor's order authorizes the state adjutant general to activate the National Guard to help with relief efforts.

Overnight, towing companies, KYTC and Kentucky State Police cleared a southbound semi stalled in the widening construction zone left lane south of Munfordville. Since this is a split lane section of construction, motorists behind the truck were backed up to the beginning of split lane traffic at Exit 65.  Exit/Entrance ramps and travel plaza type exchanges are very congested along I-65 through District 4.  This problem is particularly noted at Exits 58, 76, 81 and 86.  Hart County Rest Areas on I-65 are providing some refuge for motorists, but parking facilities and ramps are showing the same challenges as other interstate ramps/exchanges.  Responders have been able to clear non-injury and slow speed crashes, as well as run-offs and keep I-65 open through Hart, LaRue and Hardin Counties. 

Aside from I-65, Western Kentucky Parkway, Bluegrass Parkway, US Routes and KY Routes are all generally still covered with plows continuing to push snow.  At this time there are no full closures reported in District 4.  Call 911 for emergencies only. Call 511 or visit 511.ky.gov for travel information and road conditions. Roads will be improving today, ice crews have laid salt and calcium earlier and any sunshine will be beneficial allowing chemical treatments to be more effective.  Extremely cold temps this week will be a negative factor for clearing.

 

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Sheriff's Office conducting welfare checks

Due to snow and cold temperatures, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind citizens to stay home if all possible. Main roads have improved, however they are still not in good condition and are still unsafe to travel on. Side roads are still very hazardous and are covered in deep snow making travel very dangerous. Also the BCSO will be conducting welfare checks the next several days. If you know of someone that needs to be checked on, please notify the Barren Metcalfe Emergency Communications Center at 270-651-5151, and they will dispatch a Deputy to the requested location as soon as possible.

 

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Monday, February 16th, 2015

Commodity program rescheduled next week

From the Abundance of the Hart Food Commodity Program will be running a week behind during February due to the inclement weather this week.  Food will be given out Thursday, February 26th, and Friday, February 27th, at Munfordville Baptist Church.  Thursday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday morning 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. or until the food is gone.  Also the Supplemental Food program will be available for those over 60 years of age.  You must meet the eligibility requirements.

 

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Monday, February 16th, 2015

Local highschool basketball canceled tonight

Caverna basketball action for tonight has been cancelled.  Hart County highschool basketball game with Washington County tonight has been cancelled.

 

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Monday, February 16th, 2015

Two Florida residents arrested for meth

Horse Cave Police Officer L. D. Martin arrested two men out of Florida Sunday night. A drug tip was received from a local Horse Cave resident concerning two bikers out of Florida with criminal histories cooking meth at a residence on Main Street.  Upon entry of the home, Horse Cave Police located hi-grade crystal meth along with 4 individual HCL generators.  There were also two young juveniles present in the home. They were placed with family members.  44 year-old Marcus Brown was charged with Drug Paraphernalia buy and possess, and Possession of a controlled substance (meth). 31 year-old Stephen Haskell Flaherty was charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, Drug Paraphernalia Possession, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, second offense (meth), and Manufacturing meth 1st offense. Brown and Flaherty were lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting bond.

 

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Friday, February 13th, 2015

Area high school basketball

In Thursday night's high school basketball in the girls:  Glasgow defeated the Hart County Lady Raiders 73 to 44.  Hart County's - Charity Burd  scored 13 points, while Kelsey Adcock scored 11 points.

 

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Friday, February 13th, 2015

Hart County 4-H Soup lunch today

Hart County 4-H will be holding a Soup and Chili Lunch today at the Hart County Extension Office from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  The cost is $5 and includes: Potato Soup or Chili, Pimento Cheese or Peanut Butter Sandwich, crackers, homemade cookies or brownie.  You can dine-in, carry out, or delivery is available. Drinks are included with dine-in only.  Call 270-524-2453.

 

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Friday, February 13th, 2015

LIHEAP CRISIS ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

Community Action of Southern Kentucky is operating the “Crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program is operated on a first come first serve basis until Federal funds are exhausted. LIHEAP assists households that are in a home heating crisis.  A household shall be considered to be in a home heating crisis situation when the household meets the basic LIHEAP eligibility criteria and:

the household is within four (4) days of running out of fuel if bulk fuel (coal, fuel oil, propane, kerosene, or wood) is the heat source;

the household has received a past due/disconnect notice

the household has received an eviction notice for non-payment of rent due to heating costs included.

Pre-Paid Electric customers are eligible to receive LIHEAP assistance if they certify that they have 10 days or less of pre-paid electric remaining.

Applications will be taken at Community Action Monday through Friday

at 509 AA Whitman Lane, Munfordville, KY 42765

Call 270-524-0224

 

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

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. BOBBY NEAL PASTOR OF THE LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH, OPENED THE MEETING WITH PRAYER.

ROUTINE BUSINESS INCLUDED: APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING, PAYING OF BILLS, TREASURERS REPORT, BUDGET TRANSFER, BANK TRANSFER, MAGISTRATES REPORT, JUDGE TO SIGN ROAD FUND STABILIZATION RESOLUTION, WASTE TIRE AGREEMENT, COUNTY CLERKS BUDGET AMENDMENT, COUNTY CLERKS EXCESS FEE,

AND JAIL REPORT WAS GIVEN BY JAILER BROWN BERGENSON STATING THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 161 INMATES IN THE COUNTY JAIL. JAILER BERGENSON ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH 2 CHECKS TOTALING JUST OVER $15,000. JAILER BERGENSON STATED THEY HAD STARTED SAVING ALUMINUM CANS FROM THE GARBAGE AND SELLING THEM TO PUT BACK IN THE INMATES ACCOUNT. COUNTY CLERK LISA HENSLEY ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A CHECK JUST OVER $17,OOO FOR EXCESS

FEES.

THE COURT ALSO DECLARED THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 23 AS UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY WEEK ON ITS 150 ANNIVERSARY AS A LAND GRANT COLLEGE.  THE COURT APPROVED PURCHASING A 2015 VAN FOR THE EXTENSION DEPARTMENT, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, AND HART COUNTY TOURISM TO USE. THEY CONTRIBUTED $5,OOO OF THE $25,269 STATE BID PRICE AND

APPROVE ON BEHALF OF THE HART COUNTY LIBRARY TO GET A $100,000 LOAN FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AT THE LIBRARY AT 0 PER CENT INTEREST.  THE COURT ALSO APPROVED BUYING A USED CORONERS VEHICLE FROM LARUE COUNTY AT A COST OF $2,000. THE COURT APPROVED THE JUDGE,

TREASURER, AND MAGISTRATE GARY GARDNER TO THE BUDGET COMMITTEE. THE COURT'S NEXT MEETING.

 

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Valentines Giveaway Winners on WLOC

WLOC and 991 the HOSS gave away some exciting Valentine's Day prizes on the air this morning.  The registrants were entered during the morning show this week and from our face book pages.  Congratulations to Daniel Keyes, winner of Sahara Steak House in Cave City meal for two.  John Hayes of Sonora was the winner of meals from Roadside BBQ in Center, as well as Sjlee Jessie.  And the Ralphie's Fun Center gift card went to Jacob and Angela Kerr.  Patricia Fancher won meals at Big Mooses BBQ, the Ritter House meals went to Diana Whitlow, Ma's Deli winner was Tabitha Wood and William Barfield won meals from the Square on the Square in Edmonton.  Our grand prize winner of the romantic dinner cruise on the General Jackson Showboat in Nashville was Penny Ennis.

 

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

High school basketball action this weekend

In Friday night highschool basketball action:  Both Caverna and Hart County will be playing double headers.  Caverna Lady Colonels and Caverna Boys will be on the road taking on Glasgow at 5:30 p.m.  The games will be broadcast on 991 the HOSS with the boys pregame show at 5:15 p.m.  The Lady Raiders and Hart County Boys will be at home Friday night hosting Fort Knox starting at 5:30 p.m.  Join us for the live broadcast for the doubleheader at 5:15 p.m. on WLOC.

On Saturday:  the Hart County Boys will travel to take on Cumberland County in a JV/Varsity contest. Listen in to the boys varsity game on WLOC and wloconline.com starting with the pregame show at 7:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Bearwallow Lodge pancake breakfast

Bearwallow Lodge #231 of Cave City is hosting an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast Saturday, February 14th, from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m.  Serving pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee and drinks at $5 a plate. All proceeds benefit the Bearwallow Masonic Lodge.

 

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Hart County Chamber raises $2400 during auction

The Hart County Chamber 2 day Radio Auction held on WLOC Tuesday and Wednesday took in $2400.  Hart County Chamber Director Virginia Davis would like to thank everyone who donated, bought items, and all the volunteers who made the auction a big success.

 

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

KSP Post 15 January activity report

During the month of January, there were 19 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 six fatal collisions during the month of January in the Post 15 area.

Jordan Haydon, age 23, of Springfield KY was killed on 01/02/15 in Washington Co KY.

Ricky T Greer, age 32 of Greensburg KY was killed on 01/14/15 in Green Co KY.

Ina F Copley, age 40 of Russell Springs KY was killed on 01/14/15 in Adair Co KY.

Steven Tyler Murphy, age 21 of Greensburg KY was killed on 01/21/15 in Green Co KY.

Jessie James Davis, age 34 of Nashville TN was killed on 01/24/15 in Russell Co KY.

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

MCHS students visit Brooks and E-town

On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015, thirty MCHS students traveled to Brooks, KY to Geek Squad City and to Elizabethtown Community & Technical College. The students represented multiple grade levels and completed an application to attend this trip, funded by the KY AHED grant.  Student's first stop was at Geek Squad City a 165,000 square foot computer repair center. During an extensive, personalized tour, MCHS students learned about the different jobs of the Geek Squad Agents and about the company's benefits and tuition reimbursement program.  The next stop was Elizabethtown Community & Technical College . Students were given a presentation by admissions recruiter, Amber Roberts. Roberts explained in depth the application process for ECTC, financing higher education, and all of their program offerings. Next students were divided into three groups and given tours of specific technical programs at ECTC.  Metcalfe County High School students were accompanied by MCHS technology teacher, Justin Smith and Eric Sexton, GRREC College and Career Readiness Counselor. For more information on how your student can become career ready check out the Metcalfe County High School College & Career Center on Twitter or contact Mr. Sexton at MCHS.

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Highschool basketball scores from Tuesday

In girls action Tuesday night:

Thomas Nelson over Hart County 65 to 58, Charity Burd scored 16 points, Glasgow defeated Metcalfe County 73 to 55, Caverna over John Hardin 57 to 51, Nelson County over LaRue County 60 to 40. In boys action: Hart County defeated Thomas Nelson 73 to 39, Trey Johnson scored 15 points, Caleb Bunnell scored 12 points, 8 rebounds, Metcalfe County defeated Glasgow 49 to 46, Central Hardin over Adair County 57 to 46, LaRue County defeated Nelson County 64 to 61.  The Hart County Lady Raiders will travel Thursday night to take on Glasgow in a JV/Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m. Join WLOC for the live broadcast of the girls varsity game beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Former mayor and city clerk plead guilty

A former mayor and city clerk in central Kentucky have pleaded guilty to multiple charges two weeks before their trial was to begin. The News Enterprise reports former Hodgenville Mayor Terry L. Cruse pleaded guilty in Nelson Circuit Court to nine counts of abuse of public trust and two counts of complicity to theft. Charges of theft, violating campaign contribution restrictions and forgery were dismissed.  Former City Clerk MaDonna Hornback pleaded guilty to 54 counts of abuse of public trust and two counts of complicity to theft. Two theft charges were dismissed. A grand jury indictment accused both of using a city-issued fuel credit card to make personal purchases. The plea agreement also calls for them to pay restitution to the city of more than $16,000.

 

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Traffic stop leads to arrests and citations

Two people were arrested Sunday after a traffic stop in Munfordville. Officer Ryan Riggs of the Munfordville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a 2001 Nissan driven by Nedrick Rowletts, of Bonnieville. Information was obtained that Rowletts was operating on a driver license that was suspended and it was determined that Rowletts was under the influence.  Rowletts then fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, Rowletts was taken into custody. Rowletts was charged with Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License, resisting arrest, fleeing or evading police 1st degree, on foot, disorderly conduct 2nd, trafficking in marijuana, 1st offense, operating a motor vehicle under the influence 2nd offense and disregard-failure to yield right of way.  A passenger in the vehicle, Mercedes Trulock, of Bonnieville, was also arrested and charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence. $478 in cash was also seized during the traffic stop. Rowletts and Trulock were both lodged in the Hart County Jail. During the traffic stop, information was gained for a search warrant to be issued for a residence at 106 Willis Street in Horse Cave.  During the execution of the search warrant, marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found and $3,058 in cash. Brenda Hatchett, of Horse Cave, was issued a citation for Trafficking in Marijuana, 1st offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Also cited was Mark Nuckols, of Glasgow, for Trafficking in Marijuana, 1st offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Both are to appear in Hart District Court.

 

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Two people found dead in Hardin County

A sheriff says two people have been found dead after a shooting at a residence in central Kentucky. Hardin County Sheriff John Ward told the News-Enterprise that someone who went to visit the home on Tuesday night found the bodies of a male and a female who appeared to be in their 30's and called dispatchers. Ward said deputies found a gun near the bodies and the shooting is being investigated as a "possible murder-suicide." Other details weren't immediately available.

 

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

School bus accident in Glasgow

A Glasgow School bus carrying 23 students and 2 adults was involved in a non-injury accident Tuesday morning at the intersection of E. College and South Franklin Streets. According to Glasgow Police Officer Tammy Britt’s report, the bus driver, Robin Bradshaw, had stopped at the stop sign at E. College when she looked up in the mirror at the students and then looked back at the roadway proceeding forward onto S. Franklin not seeing a vehicle driven by Shawna Puckett of Glasgow causing a collision between the two.  Puckett’s vehicle was struck in the back passengers’ side causing it to spin around and hit a stop sign that in turn struck a parked vehicle in the parking lot of Kingrey’s Auto Shop.

 

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

E-town shooting involves trooper

Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating a Trooper involved shooting that ocurred in St. Matthews last night.  On Monday KSP Post 12 (Frankfort) Troopers Eddie Whitworth and Brian Miller were attempting to serve crimianal arrest warrants at an apartment complex. The Shelby Co. Sheriff’s Office had secured the warrants earlier in the day for Cleveland Askew Jr. (35) of Simpsonville, Ky. The warrants for Wanton Endangerment 1st, Terroristic Threatening 3rd, and Animal Cruelty 2nd were the result of Askew’s alleged actions earlier in the day in Shelby Co. Trooper Whitworth and Trooper Miller knocked on the door of the apartment and Askew opened the door and brandished a firearm. Tpr. Whitworth fired three shots striking Askew. The suspect was then taken by ambulance to the University Of Louisville Hospital where he is listed in Serious condition in ICU.  The incident is still under investigation.

 

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Monday night high school basketball scores

It was a great night for Caverna.  The Caverna Lady Colonels defeated Warren East 74 to 55, in boys action: Caverna Boys defeated Warren East 85 to 78.  In other high school sports news, two local athletes signed a letter of intent to continue their athletic endeavors. Metcalfe County football is celebrating the signing of Sam Walbert with Campbellsville University.  Barren County football announces the signing of Demani Jenkins with Lindsey Wilson University. Jenkins was the leading defensive tackle for the Trojans this year. Walbert and Jenkins will join their respective Universities next season.

 

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Hart County Fiscal Court Meeting

Hart County Fiscal Court will meet Thursday, February 12th, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.  New business includes:  Approve Judge to sign Road Fund Stabilization Resolution from KACo and KCJA, approve Judge to sign waste tire agreement, approve resolution to make February 23rd, 2015 UK Week, approve to purchase 2015 van at state contract price for Hart County Agencies Extension Office, Tourism and Chamber $25,269.00, and approve resolution on behalf of Hart County Library.

 

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Barren County Grand Jury Indictments

A recent session of the Barren County Grand Jury has returned the following indictments:  39 year old Janzael “Jazz” Marlay Bailey and 18 year old Miranda Leigh Burnett, both of Glasgow were indicted on counts of COMPLICITY TO BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE, THEFTY BY UNLAWFUL TAKING $500 OR MORE, BUT UNDER $10,000, TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE and CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2ND DEGREE. Bailey will face additional counts of POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER 1ST DEGREE. According to the indictment, the two broke into a Barren County home and took numerous items. Bail amounts for each have been set at $50,000.

18 year old Brandon Lee Carver of Glasgow and 37 year old Carnessa Diane Childress of Cave City were included on a single indictment. Each will face counts of WANTON ENDANGERMENT 1ST DEGREE (POLICE OFFICER) and POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. Carver was indicted on additional charges of GIVING OFFICER FALSE NAME OR ADDRESS, CRELESS DRIVING and ONE HEADLAMP.

32 year old Jonathan Michael Emmitt of Glasgow was indicted on four counts: FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE (MOTOR VEHICLE) 1ST DEGREE, OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE 2ND OFFENSE, RECKLESS DRIVING and SPEEDING 26 MPH OR MORE OVER THE LIMIT.

41 year old Dustin D. Cope of Cave City was indicted on three counts: POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA and POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.

Arraignment in all cases has been set for early March.  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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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Four meth arrests in Barren County

Four Barren County residents have been arrested on Meth and other charges. According to the Barren River Drug Task Force, a search warrant led to the seizure of four methamphetamine labs, an HCL generator, packaged methamphetamine, marijuana, pseudoephedrine, cash, electronics and a vehicle. 33 year-old Julia Bush, 27 year-old David Finn, 24 year-old Tyler Estes and 36 year-old Crystal Vaughn were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, wanton endangerment and controlled substance-endangerment to a child. The Social Services Department was also called to the scene due to two children who were reported to be living at the residence. Animal Control also had to remove seven pets from the residence. Authorities also say evidence was found that helped the Barren County Sheriff's Office with theft of identity and forged check cases it was investigating.

 

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Two packaged alcohol licenses awarded

Two quota package alcoholic beverage retail licenses have been awarded in Cave City by the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Rae's Liquor at 210 Broadway, owned by Debra Dixon and Kendra Martin, and Mammoth Liquors at 101 Gardner Lane, owned by F&H Enterprises LLC, have been granted the licenses. The quota licenses allow businesses to sell packaged alcohol beyond beverages such as beer and hard cider. Cave City voted last summer to allow alcohol sales in the city in a special local-option election.

 

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Horse Cave City Council meeting

The Horse Cave City Council implicitly agreed to consider a pay raise for the Police Department when they pass their new budget this May. In addressing the Council, Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry pointed out that Horse Cave officers receive the lowest rate of pay in the area and that in 2014 Horse Cave lost two officers to nearby departments who offer a higher pay rate.

Chief Henry said that the Munfordville City Council voted last week to increase pay for their officers from $12.00 to $14.23 an hour. Henry said Hart Sheriff’s Deputies start at $15 an hour and that Cave City police officers receive $15.00 an hour plus hazard pay. Henry was quick to point out that benefit packages varied amongst the various local law enforcement departments.

Mayor Randall Curry noted that the current budget allows for five police officers. The City is getting by with three police officers.

Police Chief Henry also urged that the City purchase the KU building adjacent to Horse Cave City hall. The building carries a $75,000 price tag and Henry said his department was working on funding possibilities. Council members suggested looking into using part of the Shorty’s building that the city already owns to serve as a police annex.

Second District Magistrate Ricky Alvey, who represents Horse Cave on the Fiscal Court, attended the meeting and announced that through the coordinated efforts of both city and county entities, the dilapidated house at the corner of Walnut and Smith Streets was taken down on Monday. Alvey urged both Horse Cave elected officials and the public to contact him about issues in the city where he may be of assistance.

The Council voted to have a light pole put up on Dell Avenue and a light put on an existing pole on Cemetery Avenue. The new pole will cost the city $13 a month rather than the old fee of $3000 for a new pole installation.

Code Enforcement Officer Kenny Russell reported that several rental properties were in violation of city ordinances for excessive garbage. Property owners have been notified and given a time frame to resolve the violation.

Police Chief Henry reported that his department responded to nine speeding violations, four suspended licenses, nine DUIs, seven drug arrests, eleven non-injury, two injury accidents, ten miscellaneous charges and served eight warrants and two summonses during January.

Henry said his department met their 2015 weapons qualifications at the shooting range. He added that the city will be receiving an $11, 125 grant for Tasers from the Department of Homeland Security. In 2014, the Horse Cave Police Department received nearly $22, 770 for weapons, ammunition and protective vests from Homeland Security grant funds. He announced that the Horse Cave Police Department was expecting to receive an additional $50,000 in grant funds to purchase a new police cruiser.

Fire Chief Donnie Parker reported that his department made 33 runs in January, including twelve medical runs in the city and six in the county; one fire at Kentucky Chrome works and one north of the city limits on 31W; an accident at the 60 mile marker on I-65; and assisted the Cave City Fire Department on two calls. The fire department also put out a grass fire on KY 218 and monitored a gas leak on McFarren Street.

Chief Parker mentioned that he hoped to have the weather siren which sounds at noon working again. He also urged citizens to sign up for the CodeRED Emergency Notification Service which is free to Hart County residents.

City Maintenance Supervisor Jimmy Martin said he and his crew opened nine graves in January, responded to eighteen animal control problems and made seven citizen assists. Martin said his crew was currently constructing playground equipment to be moved to the Maple Street Park. The Maintenance Department employees three workers and depends on inmate labor.

 

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Cave City woman arrested Monday night

Cave City Police Officer Terrill Riley arrested 27 year old Jessica Hash of Cave City on Monday night. Officer Riley observed Hash on Meadow Lane Drive with a equipment violation. After a brief investigation Officer Riley was able to determine that Hash was under the influence of alcohol. Hash was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs/ etc. .08 or above 1st offense, possession of a open alcohol container in a motor vehicle, rear license plate not illuminated, and operator license not in possession. Hash was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Riley was asst. on scene by Officer Jason Morgan.

 

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Monday, February 9th, 2015

Area highschool basketball action

The Caverna Lady Colonels and Boys team will be on the road traveling to Warren East for a doubleheader starting at 5:30 p.m. tonight.  On Tuesday night, The Caverna Lady Colonels will travel to take on John Hardin at 6:00 p.m.  The Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will be in a doubleheader at home against Thomas Nelson starting at 5:30 p.m. Listen to WLOC and wloconline.com for live coverage of both games starting at 5:15 p.m.

 

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Monday, February 9th, 2015

Cave City Chamber monthly meeting

The Cave City Chamber of Commerce will hold it's monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10th, at Sahara Steak House in Cave City.  The evening speaker will be Dr. Melissa Walton-Shirley. Dinner will be dutch treat.

 

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Monday, February 9th, 2015

Hart County Salvation Army meeting

The Salvation Army Hart County Service Unit will meet Tuesday, February 10th, at noon, at the Courthouse in Munfordville.

 

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Monday, February 9th, 2015

Hart County Chamber Radio Auction

Hart County Chamber of Commerce will hold a radio auction this Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. on WLOC.  Everyone is invited to listen in, bid and buy some great bargains.

 

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Monday, February 9th, 2015

Horse Cave City Council meeting

The Horse Cave City Council will meet in regular session tonight (Monday), at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Monday, February 9th, 2015

Knob Lick woman arrested in Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Officer James Roberts arrested a Knob Lick woman around 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Officer Roberts charged 37 year-old April D. Firkin, of Knob Lick, with Careless Driving, Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle, and Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs. Firkin was lodged in the Hart County Jail awaiting a pretrial conference.

 

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Friday, February 6th, 2015

Teen indicted on sex charges

A teen who ran away from his Kentucky home with a 13 year-old girl and was later captured in Florida has been indicted on charges related to what police call a two-week crime spree. A grand jury indicted 18 year-old Dalton Hayes on a dozen charges this week. He faces up to 10 years in prison on a charge of second-degree rape, with no force. In Kentucky, a second-degree rape occurs when an adult has sex with a minor under 14, even if it's consensual. The grand jury indicted Hayes on two thefts that occurred in early December, before the two went missing. He also faces custodial interference, criminal trespassing and criminal mischief charges. Police say the teen girl will face charges in juvenile court.

 

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Friday, February 6th, 2015

New brush truck for fire department

Horse Cave Volunteer Fire Department held an open house Thursday for their new 4-wheel drive brush truck. Mayor Randall Curry says it will greatly help the community.  Several people were in attendance including Fire Chief Donnie Parker and Chamber Director Virginia Davis, along with USDA/RA Community Programs Director Tom Fern.


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Friday, February 6th, 2015

I65 Crash Causes Traffic Congestion Through Hart And Barren Counties


Traffic backups and delays created a frustrating afternoon on Thursday. A northbound I65 crash on Green River Bridge closed the road for just over 2-hours between Horse Cave and Munfordville, causing several miles of interstate backup and local congestion on US 31W and US 31E through Hart County and northern Barren County.


The crash occurred when a tractor trailer collided with six personal occupancy vehicles in the I65 widening work zone.  There were no serious injuries.  Green River Bridge received impacts and was inspected by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Contractor engineers.  No major damage was found. Officials say the bridge is safe for motorists to travel across.

 

Kentucky State Police is continuing to investigate the incident. Multiple local agencies responded to the crash.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Three arrested on burglary charges

Three people have been arrested following a burglary investigation by the Barren County Sheriff’s Office. The burglary took place on Green Valley Road on January 22nd, 2015. On January 23rd, Detectives charged a male juvenile with the burglary, and recovered most of the stolen property from the residence including a Glock handgun. Two additional arrests have been made following the Barren County Grand Jury meeting on January 29th. Miranda Burnett 18, and Janzael Covington both of Glasgow were arrested on Indictment warrants and were charged with burglary 1st degree, TBUT $500 or more but U/$10,000, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Criminal Mischief 2nd degree. Burnett was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center following her arrest. Covington was served the indictment warrant at the Allen County Detention Center where she was lodged on other unrelated charges.

 

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Local weekend high school basketball

The Hart County Lady Raiders and Raider Boys will be in action Friday night at home against Barren County in a girl/boy doubleheader. Catch the play by play coverage right here on WLOC and wloconline.com beginning with the pregame show at 5:15 p.m.  The Caverna Boys will play Saturday at Butler County in a JV/Varsity contest at 6:00 p.m.  The Caverna Lady Colonels will play at home Saturday as they host Seneca at 1:00 p.m. in a JV/Varsity contest.

 

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Two local benefits Saturday

Benefit for Mark Bennett on Saturday, February 7th in the Fellowship Hall of the Lighthouse Church in Horse Cave.  Food will be sold for donation at 1:00 p.m.  The auction will begin at 2:00 p.m.  All proceeds will go towards medical expenses.  If you have something you would like to donate call Bobby Neal at 270-786-3705.  A benefit for the Mildred Ray family for funeral expenses will be held Saturday, February 7th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Munfordville Elementary School.  Gary Puckett, Billy and Wilma Vincent, Denise Decker, the Boyd family and Carson Howard will be singing. A silent auction and cake walk will be held. Concessions will be available. For more information, call 270-218-0962.

 

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Second arrest in school arson

A second person has been arrested in connection to the arson at the Happy Valley Learning Center in Glasgow.  18 year-old Miranda Burnett, of Glasgow, is charged with Complicity to Burglary, Complicity to Arson and Criminal Mischief.  According to the Glasgow Police Department, Burnett is accused of transporting a juvenile male to and from the building, knowing his intent to set it on fire. Burnett was already in custody on charges in connection to a burglary.

 

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monday night high school basketball

In Monday night basketball action locally, in the girls:  Grayson County defeated Hart County Lady Raiders 78 to 38.  Hart County's Charity Burd scored 18 points.  The Caverna Lady Colonels defeated LaRue County 65 to 34. Caverna's Ciara Waggoner scored 24 points, Madison Faulkner scored 18 points. 

Tonight: The Caverna Boys will host Clinton County in a JV Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m.  The Hart County Raider boys will also be in action tonight traveling to Allen County in a Varsity contest. WLOC will have live play by play coverage of the game starting at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Light snow likely Wednesday night

A system will move across the region Wednesday evening into the overnight hours. While the precipitation may start as some light rain, it will quickly change to snow. Light snow accumulations are likely Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

 

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Munfordville City Council Meeting

The Munfordville City Council met on Monday, February 2, 2015. After opening with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, they were Blessed by the singing of the National Anthem by Audrey Crain, Granddaughter of Bob and Rita Sims. Brother Mark Jones, pastor of Munfordville United Methodist Church, opened the meeting with Prayer. With all 6 council members present, the minutes of the last meeting were approved as well as the Monthly Bills. The council went into closed session to discuss personnel with no action taken. The council heard the Mayor's, and Fire and Police Department reports and discussed a pay increase for the police dept, a motion was made and seconded to increase their pay to a grade 11 step 22 on the city pay scale, motion carried. They heard other reports including the sports complex, Coni Shepperd said there would be sign ups this Saturday, February 7, from 9 am to 2 PM and the following Saturday, February 14, from 10 am to 2 PM. There was no old or new business.

 

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Local highschool basketball tonight

The Hart County Lady Raiders will be on the road taking on Grayson County tonight at 5:30 p.m. in a JV/Varsity contest. Join WLOC and wloconline.com for coverage of the varsity game starting at 6:45 p.m.  The Caverna Lady Colonels will host Larue County in a big district matchup tonight in a varsity game only at 5:30 p.m. You can hear the broadcast of the game on 99.1 the HOSS at 5:15 p.m.

The Caverna Boys will host Clinton County Tuesday night in a JV Varsity contest at 5:30 p.m.  The Hart County Boys will also be in action Tuesday night traveling to Allen County in a varsity contest. WLOC will have live play by play coverage of the game starting at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Edmonson County man pleads guilty

Police are looking for an Edmonson County man who pleaded guilty to having sex with his 15 and 12 year old nieces.  Brownsville Police said Jason Dalton pleaded guilty to ten sodomy charges, two rape charges, and ten counts of incest.  After pleading guilty he was sentenced to twenty years in prison. Friday was his final sentencing day but he never showed up to court.  If you have any information on where Dalton may be, call Brownsville Police at (270) 597-2729.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Wanted man arrested after crash in Brownsville

A man arrested for DUI in a Brownsville crash, had felony warrants for killing someone in a crash on I-65 in Tennessee in September.

Brownsville Police said Saturday afternoon a car crashed at the intersection of Highway 70 Mammoth Cave Road and South Main Street.

Police charged Danny Polak of Bowling Green with aggravated DUI. After he was taken to the Hart County Jail, warrants showed that Polak also had felony warrants in Robertson County Tennessee.  In September Polak was involved in a collision on I-65 in Tennessee. He was driving north in a south bound lane before his car collided with another. The crash killed 68 year old Joy Dumas Barnes who was on her way to Bowling Green for a high school reunion.

 

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Monroe County teen dies from gunshot wound

KSP is investigating the death of a Monroe County teen. Post 15 received a call from the Monroe County Sheriff's Department on Sunday afternoon in reference to a male subject that had been transported to the Monroe County Medical Center with a gunshot wound.

19-year-old Cole G. Harlan of Tompkinsville was then being transported to Vanderbilt Hospital but was pronounced dead at the Macon County General Hospital, in Tennessee, after EMS was forced to stop en route to Vanderbilt due to Harlan's deteriorating condition. An autopsy will be performed by medical examiners in Tennessee.  The investigation is ongoing. No foul play is suspected.

 

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Toddler is dead, four others injured

One toddler is dead and four others are in critical condition after a crash on 31-W in Hart County.  Sunday afternoon at 1:25 pm,  the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a call of a two vehicle injury collision near the 4000 block of South Dixie Highway, south of Munfordville.  Kentucky State Police said an SUV driven by 44 year old Anita Bingle of Cave City, hydroplaned, then smashed into a car being driven by Lisa Crump, 24 of Bonnieville.  A two year old in Bingle's car died at the scene.  A nine year old and a four year old are in critical but stable condition at Kosair's Children's Hospital.  53 year old William Bingle and Crump are both at University of Louisville Hospital in stable condition.

 

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Lady Colonels lose by 7 in 2nd round

The Caverna Lady Colonels put up a good fight in the Touchtone All "A" State Tournament as they went up against Owensboro Catholic Friday morning in the 2nd round.  Even though they were tied at 29 at half time, the Owensboro Catholic Girls pulled ahead and won after a great challenge with the Lady Colonels.  Final score was 61 to 54.  The Caverna Boys will play tonight in a JV/Varsity contest, listen in to the varsity game at 6:45 on 99.1 the HOSS.  The Hart County Raider Boys will host Portland Christian in a JV/Varsity contest at 6:30 p.m. tonight. WLOC will have coverage of the varsity boys game.

 

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Bowling Green man injured in accident

A Bowling Green man was flown to Nashville after a one-vehicle accident early Friday morning. Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a call of an injury collision on KY 263 in Warren County. The preliminary investigation indicated that 22 year-old David Johnson, of Bowling Green, was traveling southbound on KY 263 in a 2004 Ford, when he went off the right side of the roadway and lost control of the vehicle and overturned, where he was ejected. Mr. Johnson was transported by Medcom to the Bowling Green Medical Center, where he was later flown by Air Methods to TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

 

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Hayes makes brief court appearance

The runaway Grayson County teen, Dalton Hayes, made a brief court appearance on Thursday.  Hayes was upset the media was allowed to have cameras at the hearing, and the judge granted his request to leave. Last week the 18-year-old pleaded not guilty to charges of burglary, theft, statutory rape, and criminal mischief. Hayes was arrested earlier this month after two weeks on the run, where he and his underage girlfriend are accused of stealing cars in multiple states.  He will be back in court on February 5.

 

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Barren County man arrested after stand-off

A Barren County man is in custody after a three hour stand off with police. Around 6pm Thursday evening, Cave City police were called to a home in the 3000 block of Mammoth Cave Road, nearly three miles from city limits. Officials say they responding to a welfare call.  When police arrived on scene at the home, 31-year-old Joshua Bunch was outside of the residence. Police say he appeared to be heavily intoxicated and quickly went inside of the home. Ten to fifteen seconds later, police say he approached the front door holding a gun.  Cave City Police, Barren County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police worked together to persuade Bunch to unload his weapons and come outside.  Bunch called dispatch, requesting to speak to an officer. Barren County Sheriff Kent Keen and a KSP Trooper spoke to Bunch on the phone. Both officials were able to persuade him to walk back outside. Authorities say he placed a rifle on a ground and raised his shirt to show a pistol. He was asked again to surrender, but he refused. Bunch picked up the rifle and went back inside.  Police say Bunch spoke to officials on the phone and soon came back outside. He then unloaded the rifle and was arrested within ten minutes.  Authorities say the residence was cleared and no one else was found inside of the home.  Police say there is an ongoing investigation.

 

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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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