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Court/Criminal

  • ‘Thug’ charged with shoplifting

    A Hodgenville man faces charges after allegedly accosting another customer in a local store.

    William M. Thornton, 47, of S. Walters Avenue, visited the Hodgenville Shopko just before 8 p.m. Sept. 12. According to a police report, he approached a customer inside the store, “talking about being a ‘thug’” and pulled out a lockblade knife. The other man walked away.

  • Court Briefs -September 11, 2013

    Guilty plea
    Christopher Zacharia Metcalf (1988) pleaded guilty to amended counts of criminal mischief, second degree; and assault, fourth degree, Sept. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court. Original charges were assault, third degree, police or probation officer; and first-degree criminal mischief. Recommended sentence was 12 months on each count to run concurrently. He was ordered to serve 90 days, which is already satisfied, conditionally discharged for two years. Final sentencing was held.

    In contempt

  • Woman Tasered after traffic stop

    A Hodgenville woman was Tasered Saturday night after allegedly running from police and persistently failing to show officers her hands.

    Annabelle Rae Carlen, 29, was a passenger in a 2003 Toyota Land Rover when it was stopped about 10 p.m. on Lincoln Parkway by Hodgenville Officer Eddie Dockery.

    Dockery’s report indicated Carlen threw a needle out of the Rover’s window as it was stopping. When it stopped, she allegedly got out of the vehicle and ran toward a ditch line, hiding in tall grass beside Ky. 1618.

  • Fiscal Court: Research Center has ‘improved’

    Second district magistrate Ricky Whitlock told fellow magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 27 that he has seen improvement in the appearance of the Environmental Education and Research Center located about three miles from Hodgenville off Leafdale Road.

  • Court Briefs -September 4, 2013

    Failed to appear
    Jessyka A. Huff (1987) failed to appear Aug. 19 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued and she was declared a fugitive. She pleaded guilty in May to an amended charge of failure to report change in order to receive benefits under $100. Recommended sentence was 12 months to be conditionally discharged with state supervised probation.
     
    Final sentencing

  • Hodgenville man compensated in discrimination suit

    The former owner of a Raywick bar has agreed to $10,000 payment to settle a discrimination complaint stemming from an April 5, 2012 incident.

    Susan Riggle, the former owner of Susie’s Bottoms Up, agreed to make the payment to Naquan Thurman, a patron who was denied entrance to the bar because of his race. The payment was part of a conciliation agreement that the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights approved at its Aug. 15 meeting in Louisville.

  • Small town con artists or big time scams?

    Hodgenville is famous for being the home of “Honest Abe” Lincoln.

    That legacy leads many to view our small town as homey, filled with genuine, caring folks going out of their way to help each other. Much of that is true.

    But to others, it may be the perfect place to launch a scam.

    “Why would anyone pretend to be living in Hodgenville?” wondered Crystal Richards (not her real name), a West Virginia woman, who thought she had made a love connection with one of the town’s long-time residents.

  • Health department burglarized

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating a break-in that occurred over the weekend at LaRue County Health Department.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson said two doors were broken and an unspecified amount of cash was taken.

    Officer Brandon Casey is assisting with the investigation.

    If you have information about the break-in, call HCP at 270-358-3013.

  • Bar owner denies responsibility for death in civil lawsuit; Murder case is still pending

    The owner of the Raywick Bar and Grill has denied responsibility for the death of David Litsey Jr. in his answer to a civil lawsuit filed by Litsey’s father.

    Litsey Jr., 22, died Nov. 9, 2012, after he was shot outside of the bar.

    Christopher Gribbins, 46, of 821 Dangerfield Road in Hodgenville was indicted for murder in connection with Litsey Jr.’s death. According to court records, Gribbins was identified as discharging a firearm that resulted in Litsey Jr’s death.

    Gribbins has entered a plea of not guilty to the murder charge.

  • Court Briefs -August 21, 2013

    Failed to appear
    Tammy Skaggs (1974) failed to appear Aug. 5 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued. Bond was applied to financial conditions. She was declared a fugitive.

    In contempt
    Maryleah Gibson was found in contempt Aug. 5 in LaRue Circuit Court during a hearing in the case Aaron L. Gibson vs. Maryleah Gibson. Child support arrearage is $1,768.96. She was ordered to serve 90 days or pay $1,000 on child support by Aug. 19.

    In contempt