• Two indicted by Nelson grand jury

     The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court March 19.

    • Conor W. Creekmore, 19, of Sonora, second-degree burglary, complicity second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking or DISP all others, complicity theft by unlawful taking or DISP all others. On or about April 20, Creekmore, either acting alone or in concert with R.W., juvenile, unlawfully entered the residence of Charles Gaslin and took jewelry belonging to Gaslin. Bail was set at $25,000, plus conditions.

  • New Haven man sentenced to three years

     William L. Davis, 39, of New Haven, was sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court to five years in prison for unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, five years in prison for complicity to cultivate marijuana (five plants or more), three years in prison for complicity to possession of a controlled substance, five years in prison for tampering with physical evidence and 12 months in jail for complicity possession of drug paraphernalia. All counts to run concurrently for five years, but consecutively to the charge of count five for a total of eight years.

  • Judge dismisses federal lawsuit

    A wrongful death suit, filed in 2013 by the mother of a man shot and killed by a former LaRue County deputy, has been dismissed in federal court.
    Carolyn Chaudoin, administrator of the estate of Thomas Earl Ferguson, named former Deputy James Eric Williamson, the LaRue County Sheriff’s office and LaRue County in a civil suit in U.S. District Court, western district, after her son’s death.

  • Woman charged with pointing gun at couple

     A Hodgenville woman is facing two counts of wanton endangerment after allegedly pointing a gun at a couple.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith, dispatch received a call at 1:41 p.m. Feb. 28 about an alleged altercation on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville. His report stated that Carrie E. Bowen, 42, was sitting in a parked car beside an automated teller machine at Lincoln National Bank on Shawnee Drive.

    Sheriff Russell McCoy said a car pulled up behind Bowen. When she didn’t move, the driver blew the horn. 

  • Man to serve life for fatal crash

    Kyle Thompson, who called June’s fatal crash that killed Ashlee Nicole Berry “an accident,” was handed a heavy sentence by a Hardin County jury — a term of life plus 70 years.

    “I think they were trying to send a message,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Shane Young, adding Kentucky statutes do not allow consecutive sentences added to a life sentence.

  • Hodgenville man sentenced to 15 years

    Richardson sentenced to 15 years in prison for role in crash that killed couple

    Johnie and Luevenia Dennis were remembered by their son-in-law as a couple with strong character and as the foundation of a large and loving family.

    In a statement given last week during the sentencing hearing of Earl Richardson, who pleaded guilty to the Dennises’ deaths in an Aug. 18, 2013, crash on Lincoln Parkway, Mark Parker said his father- and mother-in-law always were willing to offer advice and care.

  • Trooper testifies about crash

    At an estimated speed of 92 mph, Kyle Thompson fled a state trooper on Ky. 313 in a silver van carrying three young children, including his own son.

  • News of Record


    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • More arrests made in Lyons Station

    A Lyons Station man was charged Feb. 12 with several counts.

    Matthew Reece O’Bryan, 19, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance, third degree; tampering with physical evidence; possession of marijuana; buy or possession of drug paraphernalia; illegal possession of legendary drug; first-degree forgery; and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Former city officials report to Nelson jail

    Despite the snow, former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback reported Monday, Feb. 16, as scheduled to Nelson County Jail in Bardstown to begin serving their 30-day sentences.

    The two pleaded guilty in Nelson Circuit Court to multiple felony counts a week before their trials were to begin for inappropriate use of the city’s credit cards to fuel personal vehicles and claiming mileage for which the two were ineligible.