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About 100 dogs rescued from Vine Grove residence

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Hardin County Animal Control, Vine Grove Police and numerous volunteers have rescued in the neighborhood of 100 dogs from a trailer on Gaylene Drive in Vine Grove.

Hardin County Deputy Judge-Executive Jim Roberts said a phone tip to animal control initiated the raid on the home of Brian and Joyce McCarthy.

Vine Grove Police Capt. Dale Riggs said the pair have been charged with 89 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals — a Class A misdemeanor — punishable by up to one year in jail.

Roberts said around noon today, officials went to the home and took action. Volunteers and medical personnel have been examining the dogs. Roberts said "some of the pups were a little lethargic.'' He added that there were dead dogs found as well.

The dogs are being transported to the animal shelter in Elizabethtown. Riggs said the investigation is ongoing and he expects additional charges.

Riggs said dogs were without water and in a room with a temperature around 80 degrees.

For details, see Thursday's print edition of The News-Enterprise.