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Court/Criminal

  • Two charged with drug trafficking

     Two people were charged with drug trafficking Feb. 21 in a joint investigation by the LaRue County Sheriff’s office and Hodgenville City Police.

  • Man charged with stabbing woman in leg

     A Hodgenville man was charged with first-degree assault and fleeing or evading police Sunday afternoon after he allegedly assaulted his wife.

  • Court Briefs - Feb. 26, 2014

      Misdemeanor plea entered

    Lenin Wieman Jr. (1962) entered a guilty plea Jan. 17 in LaRue Circuit Court to an amended charge of trafficking in marijuana (misdemeanor), possession of marijuana and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia. He was fined $210 and was sentenced to 12 months, suspended and probated.

     

    Final sentencing

  • Nelson County man pleads guilty to marijuana sale

     A Nelson County man pleaded guilty in United States District Court last week to a single count indictment charging him with possession and intent to distribute marijuana, according to David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Man charged with attempted murder

     A Buffalo man was charged early Saturday with attempted murder after he allegedly fired a gun at a woman.

  • Court Brief - Feb. 19, 2014

     Guilty plea

    John Milburn Coyle (1986) pleaded guilty Jan. 17 in LaRue Circuit Court to complicity, manufacturing methamphetamine; complicity of drug paraphernalia buy or possession; and complicity, possession of controlled substance. Recommended sentence is five years, 12 months, and 12 months respectively, for a total of five years, probated. Presentencing investigation ordered. Final sentencing was Feb. 17.

  • KSP searches for Nelson mother, children
  • Hodgenville man charged with third-degree rape

     A 35-year-old man is facing a third-degree rape charge for allegedly having relations with a 15-year-old girl.

    Joseph Matthew Skaggs of Hodgenville was charged Feb. 5 after a deputy spoke to the girl and her family.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $5,000 cash bond. He will be arraigned Feb. 12 in LaRue District Court.

  • Green County fire investigated

     Detective Alex Wesley is investigating an arson fire that occurred 7.5 miles north of Greensburg at 1801 Gumm Springs Road.

    About 4 a.m., Detective Wesley arrived on scene to find multiple structures and vehicles on fire. The arson investigation is ongoing.

    He was assisted at the scene by the Green County Sheriff’s Department, Summersville Fire Department, Green County Fire Department, Buffalo Fire Department and the State Fire Marshalls Office.

  • KSP searching for alleged car thief

     Kentucky State Police in Bowling Green are asking for the public's help to find a man suspected of stealing cars.

    According to a news release from the KSP post in Bowling Green, police are looking for 33-year-old Thomas Upton from Glasgow. Upton is described as a white male with blue eyes and brown hair, 6'1", and weighs about 190 pounds.

    KSP officials say Upton is a suspect in as many as eight auto thefts throughout Barren, Hart, LaRue and Warren Counties. He is believed to be armed and extremely dangerous.