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Court/Criminal

  • 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.

  • Another delay in murder case

    It has been nearly two years since the body of Kristie Lynne Allen was found inside a Buffalo home. The 28-year-old, who was house-sitting for a friend, was found wrapped in a comforter by her mother.

    Allen’s mother allegedly witnessed Abdullah White, then 35, and Samantha JoDale Kolley, then 19, fleeing the house in her daughter’s car.

    White has been charged with Allen’s murder and burglarizing the house. His trial has been set for July 28, 2014. He remains lodged in the Hart County Jail under $2 million bond.

  • Avis sentenced to 15 years for officer’s death

    Just over a year ago, Hodgenville Police Officer Mark A. Taulbee died after losing control of his cruiser and crashing on Ky. 210. He was chasing a suspect, according to his last call to dispatch.

    Monday, Jason Lee Avis, 30, of Vine Grove, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the 43-year-old officer’s death.

    Officer Taulbee had responded to a reported domestic disturbance at a Hodgenville residence prior to following the suspect’s car. The driver refused to stop when he engaged his emergency lights.

  • Fiscal Court: Roads and personnel discussed

    Magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Sept. 24 approved two part-time emergency medical services personnel – Wade Wyatt, as an EMT, and David Wilson, paramedic.

    Wyatt resides in Upton and Wilson in Hodgenville. Mike Cottrell, LaRue County EMS director, said both men are experienced in their field.  
    Cottrell reported 122 ambulance runs in August.