• Guilty plea yields 3 years for abuse

    Amanda Banks of Hodgenville pleaded guilty June 2 in Hardin Circuit Court to one count of second-degree criminal abuse. She was sentenced to three years in prison. The sentence carries with it a 15 percent parole eligibility.

    As part of her sentence, Banks is required to attend a batterers intervention program, undergo a mental health assessment and complete recommendations from each.

  • White moved to state facility

    Abdullah White, sentenced last week for the 2011 murder of Kristie L. Allen, has been moved from the LaRue County Detention Center to the Roederer Assessment Complex in La Grange, Oldham County, Ky.

    The facility processes all male felons moving into the Kentucky Department of Corrections system and is responsible for calculating all sentences.

  • I'm at peace

    Abdullah R. White, 38, of Radcliff, was formally sentenced Monday morning in the LaRue County Circuit Court for the 2011 murder of Kristie L. Allen.

    Allen’s parents, Beverly and David Allen, stood a few feet from White to make victim impact statements. They spoke to White with tones of forgiveness and reconciliation.

    “I’m at peace. I hope someday you find God,” said Beverly Allen. “You’re going to need him.”

  • Family Gathering Turns Violent

       An altercation during a family get together, ended in a shooting on Dan Dunn Road in Hodgenville at 7:38 p.m. Saturday, May 23.

  • News of Record: May 13, 2015

    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.

  • Court Briefs: May 13, 2015

    Flagrant nonsupport
    Rebecca Medley (1981) pleaded guilty March 30 in LaRue Circuit Court to one count of flagrant nonsupport. She was sentenced to five years, to run consecutively with an Anderson Circuit case, or until the arrears are paid. Conditional discharge order signed. Court cost is $385.

    Plead guilty

  • Civil suits against deputies winding down

    A pair of civil cases involving LaRue County deputies were filed in 2011 in circuit court. One case was eventually dismissed while the other continues to wind through the court system.
    Two women alleged false imprisonment and false arrest against the department after their arrests in unrelated cases.
    Pamela Dugan, 57, of Buffalo, claimed she was pulled from her residence on April 25, 2011, by Deputy Brian Smith. She claimed she was placed in a cruiser and transported to LaRue County Detention Center where she was processed and jailed for 13 hours.

  • News of Record: May 6, 2015

    Marriage Dissolutions
     The following marriage dissolution has been granted in LaRue Circuit Court in Hodgenville:
    James Gregory Whitlock, 56, of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, and Lydia Laine Switzer, 55, of Hodgenville. Married 10 years.
    Property Transfers
    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.
    BLVi, LLC to Kevin Glass and Cindy Glass, five acres from tract 7 of the Joe Edd Johnson Farm Division, $20,000

  • Grand jury hands down indictments

    Several people were indicted April 20 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Abe L. Hershberger (1973) of Sonora, was charged with three counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor; three counts of first-degree sexual abuse; and one count of first-degree indecent exposure.
    The alleged acts occurred between Jan. 1, 2013, and March 3, 2015, in LaRue County.
    Bond was set at $100,000 cash only upon condition of dusk to dawn curfew and no contact with the alleged victims.

  • Alford plea entered in murder case

    BARDSTOWN — After more than three years in the legal system, a 2011 LaRue County murder case now is resolved with the accused killer taking 45 years to serve in a plea agreement.
    After a failed mediation in April 2014 and months of motions preparing for a capital murder case, Abdullah White made an Alford plea — where a defendant maintains his innocence, but pleads guilty to avoid a possible stiffer sentence at trial if found guilty — to the murder of Kristie Allen and pleaded guilty to three other charges Thursday in Nelson Circuit Court in Bardstown.