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Court/Criminal

  • Former Raywick chief to be sentenced Thursday

    Former Raywick Fire Chief Charles A. “Chuck” Helm is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 18 after pleading guilty late last month in Marion Circuit Court to a charge of abuse of public trust. He was accused of misusing the department’s money.

    Helm, 54, of 1000 Hazy Downs Road in Raywick was indicted in November 2012. He was originally charged with abuse of public trust between $10,000 and $100,000 and theft by unlawful taking of $10,000 or more.

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  • Man charged with assault, fleeing

    A Hodgenville man is facing several charges after allegedly running from police and fighting with them.

    Kentucky State Police were dispatched about 11:30 p.m. Dec. 6 to a residence on Heying Lane, according to an arrest citation. When they arrived, they spotted two subjects, later identified as Conor Wayne Creekmore, 18, of Hodgenville, and Larry Patrick Brooks, 18, of Buffalo, running toward a treeline in a field behind the home. Neither man stopped when ordered to do so.

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    DUI

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • New Haven man sentenced

    William T. Bryan, 38, of New Haven, was sentenced to five years in prison for first-degree trafficking in controlled substances. Bryan was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions pay restitution to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, no new offenses, defendant not learn identity of confidential informant and waive 4th Amendment rights during probationary period.

    On Feb. 12, 2014, Bryan sold cocaine to a confidential informant.  

    The case was heard in Nelson Circuit Court. 

  • Man charged with burglary of Bardstown bank

    Bardstown Police caught a suspected armed burglar hiding behind a Christmas tree early Monday at Lincoln National Bank.

    After responding to an active burglary alarm a little after 5 a.m., police found a silver Kia parked in the drive-through and broken glass, according to a press release from Bardstown Police.

    Officers entered the building and found Ronald G. Newberry, 61, of Bardstown, hiding behind a Christmas tree. Police said he had a 9mm Beretta handgun in a duffle bag along with several silver coins and bars that were located on the counter in the bank.

  • Two charged after traffic stop

    Two people face drug charges after a traffic stop turned up various items on Nov. 25.

    Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Nick Pruitt pulled over a vehicle after he noticed an expired registration tag. After he noticed a strong smell of marijuana from the vehicle, he obtained permission from the driver, Jacob A. Byers, 22, of Elizabethtown, to search the car.

    Pruitt found inside the car a package of Aleve-D (which contains pseudoephedrine HCl), marijuana and paraphernalia.

  • Kirby charged in seven burglaries

    James M. Kirby, 21, of the 2000 block of Rineyville-Big Spring Road, was stopped in Glendale around 10 p.m. and arrested following questioning by Kentucky State Police.

    Police believe that Kirby was involved in burglaries ranging from Nov. 5 through Monday night. The cases include burglarized businesses, a fire station and church from Sonora to Rineyville. According to his arrest citations, Kirby admitted Tuesday night to the crimes.

  • Man pleads guilty to taking chair from courthouse

    A Hodgenville man was charged with theft by unlawful taking after allegedly taking a rocking chair from the LaRue County Courthouse.

    John S. Reed, 52, of New Jackson Highway, allegedly entered the courthouse about 5 p.m. Oct. 17 and removed the chair from the hallway. The rocker had been purchased by Property Valuation Administrator Jim Shaw, who is retiring this year, for the use of visitors.

  • Details emerge in manslaughter case

    Kentucky State Police released more details Wednesday in a manslaughter case against a Bonnieville man.

    A preliminary hearing was held Nov. 12 in LaRue District Court for Jason R. Davis, 37, who, according to police, failed to obtain medical help for a woman, who later died. He allegedly drove around for several hours with her body in the passenger seat.

    KSP Detective Anthony Hardin said he was dispatched about 1:37 p.m. Nov. 1 from Post 4 in Elizabethtown to Lebanon Junction.