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Court/Criminal

  • Man indicted for murder in fatal wreck

    A Hardin County grand jury has indicted a Hodgenville man for murder in the deaths of an Elizabethtown couple killed in August in what police believe was an alcohol-related wreck.

    Earl D. Richardson, 46, faces two counts of murder, first-degree wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants — first offense and no operator’s license. The indictment was returned Thursday.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. Richardson is innocent until proven guilty.

  • Several indicted by grand jury

     An Elizabethtown man was indicted April 15 with the sexual abuse of a child.

    Henry Thomas Stevens III, 26, formerly of Hodgenville, was charged with first-degree sodomy (victim under 12), a Class A felony, and first-degree sexual abuse (victim under 12).

    He is accused of subjecting a child to sexual contact and engaging in a deviate relationship with a child through forcible compulsion.

    Bail was set at $250,000 cash only upon condition of no contact with the alleged victim.

    Kentucky State Police investigated.

  • Court Briefs - Oct. 23, 2013

     Pleaded guilty

  • Hodgenville man charged with robbery at Lincoln General Store

     A Hodgenville man has been charged with a pair of robberies and leading a police chase.

  • News of Record – DUI

     DUI

  • $35,000 worth of equipment recovered

     Two men have been charged in connection with a rash of stolen lawnmowers and trailers.

  • Spangler charged with two more bank robberies

     A Campbellsville man was charged Oct. 18 with two bank robberies.

  • Several indicted by grand jury

    A Sonora man was indicted Aug. 19 on two counts by a LaRue County grand jury – after the charges had been dismissed by a lower court.
    Blake A. Gusler, 23, was indicted for third-degree assault and resisting arrest.

    He allegedly struck and attempted to fight a Kentucky State Trooper on June 22. His bail was set at $9,500 unsecured on condition of dusk-to-dawn curfew except for employment and family or medical emergencies.

  • Court Briefs - October 9, 2013

    Pleaded guilty
    Jeffrey Dean Dailey (1980) pleaded guilty Sept. 16 in LaRue Circuit Court to first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine); and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The commonwealth attorney recommended three years, and 12 months, respectively, with all time to run concurrently and probated for three years. Charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, failure to wear seatbelt and persistent felony offender were dismissed.

  • Woman ordered to have no contact with clerk

    Donna J. Rodehaver, 61, of Hodgenville, received a diverted 12-month sentence on a charge of fourth-degree assault on Oct. 2 in LaRue District Court.

    Rodehaver was ordered to have “no contact whatsoever” with Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    Rodehaver was accused of striking Hornback on her back on Aug. 28 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    The charge will be dismissed in 12 months if Rodehaver abides by the terms of diversion.