Author: Deborah Highland

Man pleads guilty in shooting death of wife

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The husband of a popular former bar owner, pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree manslaughter in the Jan. 3, 2018 shooting death of his wife, Betty Lasley, who at that time was the former owner of her namesake pub, Betty’s Bar. Ernest Lasley, Jr. pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for shooting his wife inside her 200 Shaker…

Sheriff’s office investigating home invasion, shooting

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Just before midnight Wednesday, three people armed with handguns kicked in a door in Country Living Estates mobile home community as a fourth person stood near the door. That’s when the occupant of Lot 149 opened fire on the intruders. “There was an exchange of gunfire,” Warren County Sheriff Brett Hightower said. The intruders quickly retreated…

Man accused of setting parents’ house on fire while they were inside

MUNFORDVILLE, Ky. – A Munfordville man is accused of dousing his parents’ mobile home in gasoline before setting it on fire while they were still inside. Steven Glaab, 40, was booked into the Hart County Jail Tuesday night after Kentucky State Police charged him with first-degree arson and first-degree wanton endangerment, online jail records show. When police arrived at the…

State can proceed with death penalty against man accused of killing Gabbi Doolin

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. – Allen Circuit Judge Janet Crocker ruled against a defense motion Friday seeking to declare the Kentucky death penalty unconstitutional in the case against the man accused of sexually assaulting and killing Gabbi Doolin, a 7-year-old Scottsville girl in 2015. Timothy Madden, of Scottsville, is facing the death penalty in the case. He is charged with kidnapping-victim death,…

Parents honor late son with memorial scholarship Show and Shine

FB_IMG_1517246984009IMG_0168FB_IMG_1513584007333IMG_20180513_205142_086IMG_20180513_205142_091 BROWNSVILLE – Had Christian Goodroe not died in a car wreck Dec. 17, 2017, he would have been graduating this month. Instead, his family will be watching others graduate and offering an Edmonson County High School senior a memorial scholarship in Goodroe’s memory. Sunday, May 5, Goodroe’s family is holding a fundraiser Show and Shine at the Edmonson County…

Bowling Green man charged with multiple felonies after chase

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Kentucky State Police charged a Bowling Green man with multiple felonies following a chase that ended when the man wrecked his truck in Jennings Creek. Early Wednesday afternoon, Taron Wells, 24, took possession of a package that contained about 14 pounds of suspected marijuana and 396 THC vaping cartridges from a home on Nathans Rim Way,…

Former judicial secretary indicted on theft and evidence tampering charges

FRANKLIN, Ky. – A Simpson County grand jury indicted a former judicial secretary who is accused of stealing grant monies intended for official court use. Anna K. Smith, 28, of Franklin, worked as the judicial secretary for Simpson Circuit Judge Janet Crocker and was responsible for overseeing grant funding that pays the bills for alternative sentencing programs for drug offenders,…

Drug task force arrests two people

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force and South-Central Kentucky Drug Task Force in a joint investigation with assistance from Bowling Green Police and Kentucky State Police arrested two people Friday following the search of a Bowling Green home. Detectives were able to develop sufficient probable cause to obtain a search warrant for 1588 Memphis Junction…

Facebook post leads deputies to homicide

GLASGOW, Ky. – A Facebook post from a suicidal man claiming to have killed someone led to the man’s arrest in a homicide early Saturday morning. David Pons, 48, posted to Facebook he killed someone late Friday night, according to his arrest citation. When deputies responded to his 1757 Park City Glasgow Road home they saw two people inside of…