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Court/Criminal

  • Man charged with wanton endangerment

     Russell Johnson, 21, of Hodgenville, was charged Oct. 24 with first-degree wanton endangerment by the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    Johnson is accused of pointing a gun at a woman who was holding a 2-year-old child.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $9,500 cash bond.

    He will be arraigned Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

  • E'town man charged with theft of mower

    An Elizabethtown man was charged Oct. 25 with theft by unlawful taking, under $10,000.
    Jason Francis Simon, 35, is accused of taking a 2008 Husqvarna riding lawnmower from a home in the Tanner community. According to Kentucky State Police, the mower was taken on Sept. 29 from the Muir residence.
    John Andrew Muir Jr., 56, and Chong Muir, 71, died Sept. 3 when a car they were working on fell on them. They were found by their son, Danny Allen Muir.

  • Several indicted by grand jury

    Several people were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Lenin Wieman Jr. (1962) of Hodgenville, was indicted on charged of cultivating marijuana, five or more plants, and complicity; trafficking in marijuana and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of marijuana and complicity.
    Bond was set at $9,500 cash only and dusk-to-dawn curfew.
    The alleged offenses occurred Aug. 1.
    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office investigated.

  • Man pleads guilty to filming girl

    An Adair County man pleaded guilty last week to multiple counts of voyeurism and promoting a minor in a sexual performance.
    James Orley Absher, 50, admitted to videotaping an underage girl at his LaRue County home in 2011.
    According to court records, Absher moved to Elizabethtown from Hodgenville in December 2011.
    On Oct. 10, 2012, a juvenile in the home found a camera hidden in a tissue box on the bathroom sink. The camera was turned over to Kentucky State Police.

  • COURT BRIEFS: Oct. 30, 2013

    Final sentencing
    Robert Douglas Young (1984) was sentenced Sept. 16 in LaRue Circuit Court to one year on a count of cultivating marijuana, five or more plants; and first-degree possession of controlled substance. He was sentenced to 45 days on a charge of possession of marijuana with time to run concurrently for one year. Probation denied. He was fined $465.

    Final sentencing

  • 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