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Court/Criminal

  • Contractor asks for new trial

    A civil suit filed by a contractor against the LaRue County Community Fair and Livestock Exhibition was settled last month. However, Calvin Hornback, the man who built the “Morrison-Phelps” building at the fairgrounds, has requested a new trial.

    Hornback was contracted by the fair board in 2010 to construct a 40x72-feet building on the grounds on Greensburg Street. The building was paid for in part by a grant for $82,100 from the Kentucky Agriculture Commission.

  • Woman charged with assaulting clerk

    A Hodgenville woman has been charged with fourth-degree assault of Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    Donna J. Rodehaver, 61, allegedly struck Hornback Aug. 28, on the back above the left shoulder, “leaving a red mark,” according to the citation. The incident allegedly occurred about 8 p.m. at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, 717 N. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville.

  • Court Briefs - September 18, 2013

    Final sentencing
    Michael Paul Stallings (1975) pleaded guilty July 15 in LaRue Circuit Court to one count of theft by unlawful taking or disposition. He was fined $210. Recommended sentence was five years, pre-trial diverted. Final sentencing was Aug. 19.

    Cultivation of marijuana

  • Indictment

    Dale Louis Brown, 54, of New Haven, was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on a charge of second-degree assault, second-degree persistent felony offender. On or about July 2, Brown allegedly punched Tim Kennedy in the head and face. Brown is a persistent felony offender having previously been convicted of capital murder and first-degree arson.

    Bail was set at $200,000 cash, plus conditions.

    He was arraigned Sept. 5 in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • ‘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.