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Court/Criminal

  • Woman charged with pointing gun at couple

     A Hodgenville woman is facing two counts of wanton endangerment after allegedly pointing a gun at a couple.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith, dispatch received a call at 1:41 p.m. Feb. 28 about an alleged altercation on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville. His report stated that Carrie E. Bowen, 42, was sitting in a parked car beside an automated teller machine at Lincoln National Bank on Shawnee Drive.

    Sheriff Russell McCoy said a car pulled up behind Bowen. When she didn’t move, the driver blew the horn. 

  • Man to serve life for fatal crash

    Kyle Thompson, who called June’s fatal crash that killed Ashlee Nicole Berry “an accident,” was handed a heavy sentence by a Hardin County jury — a term of life plus 70 years.

    “I think they were trying to send a message,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Shane Young, adding Kentucky statutes do not allow consecutive sentences added to a life sentence.

  • Hodgenville man sentenced to 15 years

    Richardson sentenced to 15 years in prison for role in crash that killed couple

    Johnie and Luevenia Dennis were remembered by their son-in-law as a couple with strong character and as the foundation of a large and loving family.

    In a statement given last week during the sentencing hearing of Earl Richardson, who pleaded guilty to the Dennises’ deaths in an Aug. 18, 2013, crash on Lincoln Parkway, Mark Parker said his father- and mother-in-law always were willing to offer advice and care.

  • Trooper testifies about crash

    At an estimated speed of 92 mph, Kyle Thompson fled a state trooper on Ky. 313 in a silver van carrying three young children, including his own son.

  • News of Record

    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.

  • More arrests made in Lyons Station

    A Lyons Station man was charged Feb. 12 with several counts.

    Matthew Reece O’Bryan, 19, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance, third degree; tampering with physical evidence; possession of marijuana; buy or possession of drug paraphernalia; illegal possession of legendary drug; first-degree forgery; and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Former city officials report to Nelson jail

    Despite the snow, former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback reported Monday, Feb. 16, as scheduled to Nelson County Jail in Bardstown to begin serving their 30-day sentences.

    The two pleaded guilty in Nelson Circuit Court to multiple felony counts a week before their trials were to begin for inappropriate use of the city’s credit cards to fuel personal vehicles and claiming mileage for which the two were ineligible.

  • Former city officials report to jail

    Despite the snow, former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback reported Monday as scheduled to Nelson County Jail in Bardstown to begin serving their 30-day sentences.

    The two pleaded guilty in Nelson Circuit Court to multiple felony counts a week ago for inappropriate use of the city’s credit cards to fuel personal vehicles and claiming mileage for which the two were ineligible.

  • Police investigate Springfield Road shooting

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting of a 20-year-old man Monday night inside his Springfield Road home.

    Deputies responded around 6:15 p.m. to a home in the 4000 block of Springfield Road where a man had been shot. Hardin County Sheriff John Ward said the man suffered a single gunshot wound to the neck.

    Police have not identified the man, who was treated by Hardin County EMS and trans­ported to Hardin Memorial Hospital. The man’s condition was unavailable Tuesday.

  • Court Briefs: Feb. 18, 2015

    Recommended three-year sentence

    Jacob A. Byers (1992) pleaded guilty Jan. 16 in LaRue Circuit Court to one count of possession of controlled substance, first degree, with a recommendation for a three-year sentence; one count of buy or possession of drug paraphernalia with a recommended sentence of 12 months; and one count of possession of marijuana with a recommended sentence of 45 days

    All time to be served concurrently for a total of three years, probated. Presentencing investigation ordered. Final sentencing is Feb. 16.