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February 4, 2019

A MURDER TRIAL IS SET TO BEGIN IN HARDIN COUNTY TODAY (MONDAY). CHARLES ROBERSON JR IS SET TO GO BEFORE A JURY THIS MORNING. AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED, ROBERSON WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR THE SHOOTING DEATH OF XEDRIC MCNEIL IN FEBRUARY OF LAST YEAR. ACCORDING TO ARREST RECORDS, ROBERSON AND MCNEIL GOT INTO A VERBAL ALTERCATION AT A RESIDENCE ON DIECKS DRIVE. OFFICIALS SAY THE TWO WENT OUTSIDE WHERE THE ARGUMENT CONTINUED. ROBERSON ALLEGEDLY PULLED OUT A GUN SHOOTING MCNEIL AT LEAST ONCE IN THE CHEST. POLICE SAY ROBERSON THEN CONTINUED FIRING THE WEAPON AS MCNEIL ATTEMPTED TO RUN. ROBERSON FACES MURDER AND WANTON ENDANGERMENT CHARGES.  

THE KENTUCKY PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION WILL HOLD SEVERAL MEETINGS FOR THE PUBLIC TO PRESENT INFORMATION AND GET FEEDBACK ON REQUESTS FOR RATE INCREASES BY KU AND LG&E THE FIRST MEETING WILL BE IN LOUISVILLE ON FEBRUARY 21ST 5:30PM.

ICY ROAD CONDITIONS LAST WEEK CONTRIBUTED TO A FATAL CRASH IN HARDIN COUNTY.  KENTUCKY STATE POLICE SAY A PICKUP TRUCK DRIVEN BY 64 YEAR OLD DEBRA STEPHENS OF LEITCHFIELD CROSSED INTO THE MEDIAN OF THE WESTERN KENTUCKY PARKWAY AND INTO THE PATH OF A SEMI TRACTOR TRAILER ABOUT 8:45 FRIDAY MORNING.  STEPHENS WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. THE DRIVER OF THE OF THE TRUCK WAS NOT INJURED. THE ROADWAY WAS SHUT DOWN DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

AN EVENT TO HELP THOSE IN THE COMMUNITY TAKES PLACE TOMORROW. FEAT IS A RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES IMPACTED BY AUTISM. MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND ON WQXE.COM

THE HISTORIC STATE THEATER HAS ANNOUNCED A MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KELSIE HALL SAID THEY HAVE THREE TYPES OF MEMBERSHIPS: SILVER, GOLD, AND PLATINUM. MEMBERS CAN ALSO ATTEND THE THEATER’S VIP EXCLUSIVE EVENTS.

February 2, 2019

A FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WILL BE IN HARDIN COUNTY TONIGHT. ARKANSAS GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE WILL SPEAK AT THE PAC AT JOHN HARDIN HIGH SCHOOL ON FEBRUARY 2ND. CHAIR WOMEN OF THE HARDIN COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY. HUCKABEE RAN IN THE 2008 AND 2016 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES AND IS THE FATHER OF WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS. TICKETS BEGIN AT $40 AND CAN BE PURCHASED ON THE PACS WEBSITE.

A LOUISVILLE WOMAN PLEADED GUILTY TO CHARGES AFTER BEING ARRESTED IN HARDIN COUNTY LAST YEAR.  THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE SAYS 28 YEAR OLD ASHLYNN MARCUM WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN AUGUST OF 2018 AFTER INVESTIGATORS FOUND NEARLY 40 STOLEN GUNS IN HER POSSESSION AT A MOTEL IN MULDRAUGH.  MARCUM WAS CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF 37 FIREARMS.  SHE WAS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF THREE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSES IN JEFFERSON COUNTY.  SHE FACES A MAXIMUM SENTENCE OF 10 YEARS IN PRISON

A NELSON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER, BARKTOWN RESCUE, WILL BE PARTICIPATING  IN THIS YEARS PUPPY BOWL WITH SIBLING PUPPIES ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY AT 3 PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO BARKTOWNRESCUE.ORG.

SPRING HAVEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER IS HOSTING AN EVENT TODAY TO HELP VICTIMS OF ABUSE. OFFICIALS ARE ASKING SHOPPERS TO PICK UP ONE EXTRA ITEM TO BENEFIT THE SHELTER AS PART OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S SHOP AND SHARE PROGRAM. MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT WQXE.COM

February 1, 2019

SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED IN HARDIN COUNTY THIS MORNING. OFFICIALS SAY ROADS ARE HAZARDOUS AS WEATHER CONDITIONS WORSEN. A COMPLETE LIST OF CLOSINGS AND DELAYS CAN BE FOUND AT WQXE.COM

A WOMAN KIDNAPPED IN TENNESSEE WAS FOUND IN GRAYSON COUNTY.  THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE SAYS BYRON CONLEY LURED THE FEMALE AND SOUGHT RANSOM FROM HER PARENTS.  CONLEY IS ACCUSED OF SENDING A PROOF OF LIFE PHOTO OF THE VICTIM AND DEMANDING MONEY OR HE WOULD SELL, RAPE AND KILL HER.  AGENTS LOCATED CONLEY AS HE PICKED UP THE RANSOM IN OAK GROVE, KENTUCKY. INVESTIGATORS FOLLOWED HIM UNTIL HE STOPPED AT A GAS STATION IN LEITCHFIELD.  THE VICTIM WAS LOCATED INSIDE OF CONLEY’S CAR. CONLEY WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH THREATENING INTERSTATE COMMUNICATION. A PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SCHEDULED TODAY IN OWENSBORO.

THE VINE GROVE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ASKING FOR HELP LOCATING A WANTED PERSON. OFFICIALS POSTED INFORMATION ABOUT JOSEPH BURCH ON THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE YESTERDAY. ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT.

MORE DETAILS HAVE BEEN RELEASED AFTER A GRAYSON COUNTY MAN WAS FOUND DEAD LAST WEEK. SHERIFF NORMAN CHAFFIN SAYS 57 YEAR OLD MICHAEL WILLIAMS DIED AS A RESULT OF FALLING OFF A CLIFF NEAR HIS HOME. AUTOPSY RESULTS ALSO INDICATED THAT WILLIAMS WAS SUFFERING FROM ENVIRONMENTAL HYPOTHERMIA. FOUL PLAY HAS NOT BEEN RULED OUT AND THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.

January 31, 2019

THE HARDIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RESPONDED TO A BURGLARY AT A VINE GROVE HOME EARLIER THIS WEEK. SHERIFF JOHN WARD SAID 30 YEAR OLD DONOVAN BOWSHIER FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE CASE WHO FLED THE SCENE IS ASKED TO CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT.

THE LARUE COUNTY EXTENSION COUNCIL RECENTLY HONORED TWO MEN IN THEIR ANNUAL EXTENSION LEADERSHIP BANQUET. JOHN BALL IS THE CURRENT 4-H COUNCIL PRESIDENT AND TRUEMAN EBLEND IS A FOUNDER FOR THE BEEF PRODUCER ASSOCIATION IN LARUE COUNTY.

CONSTRUCTION TO THE BEWLEY HOLLOW ROADS BRIDGE OVER MILL CREEK IS FACING DELAYS. THE CONTRACTOR ESTIMATES THAT THE BRIDGE WILL TAKE ONE TO TWO MORE WEEKS TO COMPLETE DEPENDING ON WEATHER CONDITIONS.

A FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WILL BE IN HARDIN COUNTY THIS WEEKEND. ARKANSAS GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE RAN IN THE 2008 AND 2016 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES. TICKETS BEGIN AT $40 AND CAN BE PURCHASED ON THE PACS WEBSITE.

January 30, 2019

THE ELIZABETHTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT HAVE ARRESTED TWO MEN FOR ATTEMPTING TO USE A STOLEN DEBIT CARD. AUTHORITIES SAY WILLY WALKER AND ZACHARY JUSTE TRIED TO USE A FORGED DEBIT CARD FOR $2,900 DOLLARS AT KROGER ON TOWNE DRIVE. WALKER AND JUSTE BOTH HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A FORGED INSTRUMENT, SECOND DEGREE AND POSSESSION OF FORGERY DEVICE.

HARDIN COUNTY SCHOOLS HAVE ANNOUNCED THEIR EXCEL AWARD WINNER. KIM CROWDER, A KINDERGARTEN TEACHER AT CECILIA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WAS NAMED THIS WEEK. CROWDER WILL BE HONORED AT A CELEBRATION ON FEBRUARY 27 AT CECILIA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

THE HARDIN COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER IS ADVISING PET OWNERS OF TIPS TO KEEP ANIMALS SAFE WHILE COLDER TEMPERATURES AFFECT THE AREA. DIRECTOR MIKE MCNUTT ALSO SAID PETS SHOULD BE FED MORE AS COLDER TEMPERATURES CAUSE THEM TO BURN MORE CALORIES. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO FALL TO THE SINGLE DIGITS TODAY.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS HAS ISSUED AN EMERGENCY NEED FOR BLOOD AND PLATELETS. SPOKESPERSON TIFFANY TAYLOR SAID THE RED CROSS LIKES TO AT LEAST HAVE A FIVE DAY SUPPLY OF BLOOD ON HAND IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO GIVE BLOOD CONTACT THE ELIZABETHTOWN OFFICE.

QUICKSIE AND THE HISTORIC STATE THEATER HAVE ANNOUNCED A PARTNERSHIP. AS PART OF QUICKSIE’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY THE STATE WILL SHOW FOUR MOVIES BEGINNING FEBRUARY 16. THE LINEUP INCLUDES HIDDEN FIGURES, THE BREAKFAST CLUB, AND OTHERS FOR JUST $1 ADMISSION. MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT WQXE.COM