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February 1, 2019 – Headlines

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.