Author: Deborah Highland

FIRST ON WNKY40 – Kentucky State Police investigate police-involved shooting in Hart County

BONNIEVILLE, Ky. — A Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot and injured in that county and the shooting suspect was killed Wednesday after fleeing to Hart County. “Kentucky State Police are currently in the early stages of investigating an officer involved shooting,” Kentucky State Police Post 3 spokesman Trooper Daniel Priddy said. “We can confirm a Breckinridge County deputy sheriff…

Fire department investigates small fire at Dublin’s

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green Fire Department was dispatched at 6:13 p.m. Saturday to Dublin’s Irish Pub downtown after an employer opened up a door to the business and found it full of smoke. “A small fire had been kept from spreading by the sprinkler system and firefighters used a fire extinguisher to finish putting the fire out,” Bowling…

Warren County Courthouse closes due to COVID

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon closed the Warren County Courthouse Wednesday due to COVID-19 concerns, according to a post on the Warren County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. The courthouse is closed for business until Monday. Write-in and any remaining mail in votes postmarked by the proper deadline that haven’t yet been counted will be counted Friday….

Two dead in homicide/suicide incident

FRANKLIN, Ky. – Two people died of gunshot wounds Thursday morning in Franklin where police said an elderly man shot his wife before turning the gun on himself. Franklin police officers were called to 641 Vonda View Blvd. and upon arrival found Connie Taylor, 74 and Howard Taylor, 78, deceased. “Preliminary findings indicate that Mr. Taylor shot Ms. Taylor before…

State police investigate fatality on I-65

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Kentucky State Police were called to investigate a fatality at mile marker 23 on Interstate 65 south, Saturday night. A pedestrian was struck and killed as rain fell. As of 7:42 p.m. police were searching to see if anyone else was with the pedestrian who was struck, KSP Post 3 spokesman Trooper Daniel Priddy said. Police…

Grand jury indicts man on drug dealing, manslaughter charges

Two other people also accused in deaths

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Warren County grand jury issued a superseding indictment Wednesday against a man accused of selling drugs that resulted in the deaths of two users. Tracy Boyd, 52, was indicted on two counts of second-degree manslaughter, one count of possession of heroin/fentanyl and two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. He is accused of…

Barren County schools temporarily shut down in person learning due to rise on COVID cases

GLASGOW, Ky. – Beginning Monday all Barren County Schools will move to distance learning. This campus closure will last until Nov. 6, with students returning on Nov. 9. “We are implementing this shut-down due to rising COVID-19 cases in both the school and community,” reads a  release on the school system’s Facebook page. “Schools will be communicating distance learning information…

Bowling Green teen accused of attempted murder

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green police charged a Bowling Green teen with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of attempted murder – domestic violence Thursday. Xzavier Smith, 18, is accused of firing a gun at his ex-girlfriend in Lampkin Place Apartments Wednesday. A woman told police she was sitting in her living room when her roommate…