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Court/Criminal

  • Alford plea entered in murder case

    BARDSTOWN — After more than three years in the legal system, a 2011 LaRue County murder case now is resolved with the accused killer taking 45 years to serve in a plea agreement.
    After a failed mediation in April 2014 and months of motions preparing for a capital murder case, Abdullah White made an Alford plea — where a defendant maintains his innocence, but pleads guilty to avoid a possible stiffer sentence at trial if found guilty — to the murder of Kristie Allen and pleaded guilty to three other charges Thursday in Nelson Circuit Court in Bardstown.

  • Several indicted in Nelson County

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury.  They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court May 7.

  • Abdullah White to serve 45 years for murder

    Abdullah R. White of Radcliff, charged in the 2011 killing of Kristie L. Allen who was found dead inside a burglarized Buffalo residence, will be sentenced to 45 years in prison.

    White took an Alford plea for the Dec. 30, 2011 murder of Allen Thursday in Nelson Circuit Court. He also received 15 years for other charges such as first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence. He must serve 80 percent of his 45-year sentence to be parole eligible.

    White is 38.

  • News of Record: April 29, 2015

    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.

  • Magnolia man sentenced to 30 years

    A Magnolia man pleaded guilty April 22 in Grayson Circuit Court to burglarizing a Clarkson residence – while the homeowners were attending the funeral of their son.
    James G. Parrett, 45, admitted to the June 2012 burglary and was sentenced to 30 years. He is not eligible for probation and must serve a minimum of 10 years in prison before he is eligible to seek parole.
    Parrett has prior felony convictions for theft, burglary and drug possession.  Parrett’s co-defendant, Timothy D. Terry, pled guilty and was sentenced to 25 years in prison in March.

  • Man charged with theft of steaks

    Loretto Foodland is known for its low meat prices, but apparently they weren’t low enough for a Raywick man who was caught stuffing steaks down his pants last week.

  • Superintendent enters Alford plea

    LaRue County School Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders entered an Alford plea Monday in LaRue District Court to a charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    Through the Alford plea, Sanders maintains his innocence, but admits the prosecution has enough evidence to prove that he is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    However, the case is far from over. An appeal is being filed in a higher court.

  • Couple files suit against City, officer

     A Hodgenville couple has filed a civil suit against a city officer, the police department and the City itself.

    Alex M. Garvin and Brittany Gibson Wright, in the suit filed in LaRue Circuit Court, claim their rights were violated by Officer Eddie Dockery during an incident on May 25, 2014.

  • Sanders' civil suit moved to federal court

     A civil suit filed in LaRue Circuit Court has been transferred to federal court.

    DeeAnne Sanders of Hodgenville filed the suit against city officials last month, alleging they caused her “great humiliation, embarrassment, mental anguish, mental and emotional pain and suffering, and damage to her reputation and character.”

    Sanders is seeking damages against the City of Hodgenville, Steven R. Johnson and unknown defendants. 

  • Court Briefs - April 22, 2015

     Failed to appear

    Robert G. Skaggs Jr. failed to appear March 30 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued; bond was set at $5,000 cash only.

     

    Guilty plea