Horse Cave

Horse Cave Police Department

The Horse Cave Police Department is operating with a skeleton crew following the termination of one officer and the suspension of two others. 

Police Chief Sean Henry and Officer Christopher Trulock are suspended without pay as a federal investigation into the department continues.  City officials haven’t said why the police force is the subject of an FBI probe.  Search warrants were executed at the department earlier this month.

Horse Cave Police Department

No disciplinary action has occurred at the Horse Cave Police Department, a day after the FBI confirmed that the department is the focus of an ongoing federal investigation. 

Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley told WKU Public Radio that his department and Kentucky State Police have agreed to provide police coverage in Horse Cave on an as needed basis.  However, Trooper Jeremy Hodges, public information officer for KSP, says no Horse Cave police officers are on leave at this time.  Horse Cave City Attorney Pat Ross also said there’s been "no job action." 

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The shuttered Kentucky Repertory Theatre in Horse Cave could be on the verge of coming back to life. 

The regional theater company Kentucky Stages has made an offer to purchase the three buildings that once housed the Horse Cave attraction. Mayor Randall Curry is thrilled at the prospects for reopening. 

"I've been in Horse Cave all my life," Curry told WKU Public Radio.  "I remember when the theater was organized back in the 70s and I'd like to get that relationship back into this community, people coming back here and sharing their talents with the people of south central Kentucky."

Once a destination for people all over Kentucky and beyond, financial problems forced the Kentucky Repertory Theatre to close last year. It was purchased at auction by Citizens First Bank in Horse Cave and has been for sale since then. 

Kentucky Stages hopes to close on the deal by the end of the year and open the theater for performances next summer.

A Hart County manufacturer is announcing plans to expand its facility and add jobs. Dart Container announced today that it will invest $23 dollars to build a new 650,000 square foot warehouse in Horse Cave.

Up to 30 new jobs are expected to be created through the expansion.

Dart Container currently employs approximately 1,400 people at its Hart County operation, where it manufactures cups, bowls, plates, and other food and beverage supplies.

The Michigan-based Dart Container Corporation has been preliminarily approved for $900,000 in state tax incentives and benefits in connection with the project.

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Horse Cave Receives Cultural Distinction

Feb 10, 2012

The town of Horse Cave is one of five Kentucky communities receiving the Kentucky Cultural District Certification. Berea, Covington, Danville and Paducah round out the list.