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Court/Criminal

  • Former mayor wants job back

    Former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse wants his job back.
    Cruse, who was removed from office on May 15 by a unanimous vote by City Council, filed an appeal Friday, June 13, seeking to reverse the council’s action.
    The suit, prepared by Cruse’s attorney, Ron Mather, states the council did not have the right to hear claims of ethics violations against Cruse. The duty should have fallen to an ethics board, which had not been appointed for some time. Cruse attempted to appoint a board on May 1 – however, the council did not go along with his request.

  • Court Briefs: June 18, 2014

    Failed to appear
    Jordan L. Canter (1990) failed to appear May 5 in LaRue Circuit Court. Restitution of $4,877.71 has not been repaid in 2008 case. Bench warrant was issued. The case will be reviewed in October.

    Bench warrant issued
    A bench warrant was issued May 5 for Justin Crane. According to court documents, he has not made his financial obligations in a 2008 case.

    Sentenced to 10 years

  • E-town man seeks state investigation of Hardin EMS

    An Elizabethtown man who previously challenged Hardin County EMS has asked a state board to investigate the department’s former director, Ira Dyer, and former assistant shift supervisor, James Miller.
    Richard Leal has filed complaints against both men with the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services, asking the board to launch an independent investigation. The two men were suspended from their positions before resigning in early May.

  • Family files civil suit against local nursing home

    The family of a deceased nursing home resident has filed a civil suit against her former caretakers.
    Don Gardner, the son and executor of the estate of Dorothy A. Gardner, filed the suit in LaRue Circuit Court against Signature Healthcare, LLC of Frankfort; LP Hodgenville LLC DBA Sunrise Manor; Signature Consulting Services LLC; LP Manager LLC; LPMM, Inc.; LP O Holdings, LLC; Mark Henderson in his capacity as administrator of Signature Healthcare of Sunrise Manor; and Crystal Hamilton in her capacity as administrator of Signature Healthcare of Sunrise Manor.

  • Man involved in fatal crash indicted for murder

     A Hardin County man was indicted on a murder charge Thursday for his involvement in a crash on Ky. 313 that killed a Radcliff woman and injured three children, ejecting a 7-month-old from the vehicle.

    Kyle David Thompson, 24, also has been indicted on charges of first-degree fleeing and evading police – motor vehicle and three counts of first-degree assault, terroristic threatening and second-degree persistent felony offender. All charges are for his involvement in a crash June 3 that left Ashlee Nicole Berry, 22, dead and three children hospitalized.

  • Police chief under investigation

     Another LaRue County official is under investigation.

  • Burglary charge to be heard by grand jury

    Joshua Ray Perkins, 34, of Buffalo, was charged May 25 with one count of second-degree burglary.

    According to court records, the alleged victims returned from a trip and noticed their garage door was open. During the investigation, officers spoke with Perkins. A black safe was found in the house that matched the description of one taken from the victims’ home. Xanax was also taken from the house.

  • Man charged with contacting child online

    A registered sex offender pleaded guilty in LaRue District Court to one count of contacting a juvenile through Facebook.

    Parker Wayne Meredith, 59, of Magnolia, was charged by Kentucky State Police with “sex offender, IM/chat/social network use. According to the arrest citation, Meredith obtained the Facebook account and contacted a 10-year-old girl. He used an email account he had listed with the sex offender registry.

    The incident occurred in April.

  • Court Briefs: May 28, 2014

    Sentence modified
    Atari Markeem Hardin (1982) was ordered to serve 75 additional days May 5 in LaRue Circuit Court after testimony was heard from the LaRue County Attorney’s Child Support Office.

    Costs and fees waived
    Costs and fees ($410) were waived May 5 for Adam Davy Lamoreaux in a child support case. Lamoreaux lives in Salt Lake City and the court determined it would cost more to transport him back to Kentucky.

    Declared a fugitive

  • Nelson County Indictments - May 21, 2014

     The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court May 22.