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Court/Criminal

  • Lincoln Parkway murder case postponed

     A murder trial set to begin Monday for a Hodgenville man has been postponed until January to allow the defense more time to prepare its case.

    Earl Dale Richardson, 47, is charged with two counts of murder after a fatal wreck that killed an Elizabethtown couple in August 2013. His attorney, Heather Stroutman, had the case continued until Jan. 21.

    Stroutman previously asked for continuances in the trial, but had the request granted before the trial was set to begin Monday.

  • News of Record - Oct. 29, 2014

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    The Estate of Aileen Salsman, by and through Davina Gupton, executrix, to Brent Gupton and Davina Gupton, tracts 1-4 of Salsman Estate Retained Lands, property in Taylor, Marion and LaRue Counties, gift, no new consideration, FCV $300,000

    Kenny Benningfield to Johnny Crim and Johannah Crim, property at 84 Hawkins Road, Hodgenville, $132,000

    Larry Jones, executor of the estate of Elsie Jones, to Brenda Lee Miller, lot 32 in Hutcherson Heights subdivision, $75,900

  • LaRue man charged with sex crimes

    Hart County deputies arrested a Larue County man Tuesday charged with dozens of sex crimes.

    James Turner, 41, of Magnolia, was arrested on a warrant charging him with 52 counts of third-degree sodomy.

    He was placed in Hart County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 unsecured bond.

    Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley said Turner came to the attention of law enforcement through a complaint.

    The 52 counts involve one juvenile, and the conduct is alleged to have occurred over a two-year period, Hensley said.

  • Chief's case to be settled after Cruse-Hornback's

    Two cases involving current and former city leaders continue to intertwine in the court system.
    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson was back in LaRue District Court Monday as his attorney, Danny Rock, and special prosecutor Matthew Hite, discussed future court dates and shared evidence.

  • News of Record: Sept. 24, 2014

    DUIS
    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.

  • Judge rules in Sanders' case

    The special judge handling the DUI case of LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders has ruled against three motions brought by his attorney.
    The case will not be dismissed – the dash camera footage will not be suppressed – and Sanders’ statements on the night of his arrest will be admissible in court.

  • Court Brief: Aug. 27, 2014

    Final sentencing
    David A. Durham (1993) pleaded guilty July 18 in LaRue Circuit Court to one count of possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine). He was sentenced to three years to be pre-trial diverted. Final sentencing was Aug. 18.
     
    In contempt
    Jermaine Pierre Dyer (1984) failed to appear Aug. 18 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued and bond set at $2,500 cash only. Dyer allegedly is not paying child support.
     
    Diverted sentence

  • Four charged by LCSO and Task Force

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office and Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force combined for a total of four drug-related arrests last week in LaRue County.
    Lewis Ray “Jody” Ireland Jr., 44, of Magnolia, and Deela Dawn Chandler, 31, of Hodgenville, were each charged Aug. 21 with cultivating marijuana and trafficking.
    Several officers served a search warrant at Ireland’s residence on South L&N Turnpike.

  • Four plead guilty to drug charges

    Four people who were caught in drug sweep in July have pleaded guilty to charges.
    All four were charged with engaging in organized crime – but none have admitted to the charge. All four waived their rights to a presentencing investigation and final sentencing was held in three cases on Aug. 18 in LaRue Circuit Court.
    n Joey “Whoop” Sallee, 31, pleaded guilty to an amended count of trafficking in controlled substance, less than four grams; and two counts trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

  • Five indicted by grand jury

     Five people were indicted Monday, Aug. 18, by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Victor Ross Cox (1965) of Hodgenville, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, receiving stolen property and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    The alleged offenses occurred July 24.

    Bail was set at $25,000 cash only, upon condition of dusk-to-dawn curfew and no contact with alleged victim.

    Kentucky State Police investigated.