• 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.

  • New Haven man sentenced

    William T. Bryan, 38, of New Haven, was sentenced to five years in prison for first-degree trafficking in controlled substances. Bryan was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions pay restitution to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, no new offenses, defendant not learn identity of confidential informant and waive 4th Amendment rights during probationary period.

    On Feb. 12, 2014, Bryan sold cocaine to a confidential informant.  

    The case was heard in Nelson Circuit Court. 

  • Man charged with burglary of Bardstown bank

    Bardstown Police caught a suspected armed burglar hiding behind a Christmas tree early Monday at Lincoln National Bank.

    After responding to an active burglary alarm a little after 5 a.m., police found a silver Kia parked in the drive-through and broken glass, according to a press release from Bardstown Police.

    Officers entered the building and found Ronald G. Newberry, 61, of Bardstown, hiding behind a Christmas tree. Police said he had a 9mm Beretta handgun in a duffle bag along with several silver coins and bars that were located on the counter in the bank.

  • Two charged after traffic stop

    Two people face drug charges after a traffic stop turned up various items on Nov. 25.

    Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Nick Pruitt pulled over a vehicle after he noticed an expired registration tag. After he noticed a strong smell of marijuana from the vehicle, he obtained permission from the driver, Jacob A. Byers, 22, of Elizabethtown, to search the car.

    Pruitt found inside the car a package of Aleve-D (which contains pseudoephedrine HCl), marijuana and paraphernalia.

  • Kirby charged in seven burglaries

    James M. Kirby, 21, of the 2000 block of Rineyville-Big Spring Road, was stopped in Glendale around 10 p.m. and arrested following questioning by Kentucky State Police.

    Police believe that Kirby was involved in burglaries ranging from Nov. 5 through Monday night. The cases include burglarized businesses, a fire station and church from Sonora to Rineyville. According to his arrest citations, Kirby admitted Tuesday night to the crimes.

  • Man pleads guilty to taking chair from courthouse

    A Hodgenville man was charged with theft by unlawful taking after allegedly taking a rocking chair from the LaRue County Courthouse.

    John S. Reed, 52, of New Jackson Highway, allegedly entered the courthouse about 5 p.m. Oct. 17 and removed the chair from the hallway. The rocker had been purchased by Property Valuation Administrator Jim Shaw, who is retiring this year, for the use of visitors.

  • Details emerge in manslaughter case

    Kentucky State Police released more details Wednesday in a manslaughter case against a Bonnieville man.

    A preliminary hearing was held Nov. 12 in LaRue District Court for Jason R. Davis, 37, who, according to police, failed to obtain medical help for a woman, who later died. He allegedly drove around for several hours with her body in the passenger seat.

    KSP Detective Anthony Hardin said he was dispatched about 1:37 p.m. Nov. 1 from Post 4 in Elizabethtown to Lebanon Junction.

  • Court Briefs: Oct. 12, 2014

    Counts dismissed

    Charges against Christina Jewell (1986) were dismissed Sept. 15 in LaRue Circuit Court. She had been charged earlier this year with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity, and of being a persistent felony offender.


    Failed to appear

    Machele D. Moore (1975) failed to appear Sept. 15 in LaRue Circuit Court. Bond was set at $10,500 cash only. She is charged with failure to report change in order to receive benefits.


    Guilty plea

  • Man pleads not guilty to charges

    A Hodgenville man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to several counts.

    Timothy Allen Rollin, 37, was charged Nov. 5 with distribution of obscene matter, prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure minor/sex offense, two counts of failure to comply with sex offender registry and sex offender IM/chat/network.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Rollin sent obscene messages and photos of himself to an 11-year-old girl. He allegedly contacted her by text and on Facebook, asking her to meet for the purpose of engaging in sex acts.

  • KSP: Man drove for hours with dead body in car

    A Bonnieville man is facing a manslaughter charge after police found a deceased person in the passenger seat of the car he was driving.
    About 1:30 a.m. Satur-day, Nov. 1, Lebanon Junction police made a traffic stop on a 2003 Ford Taurus driven by Jason R. Davis, 37.
    Davis told the officer he was aware his female passenger was in need of medical treatment, but “failed to facilitate such treatment,” according to the arrest citation. The woman was dead for several hours prior to Davis being stopped by police, according to the citation.