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Court/Criminal

  • News of Record

    Marriages
    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.
    Shavanna LaFaye Taylor, 23, and Brad Abraham Loyall, 29, both of Hodgenville

    Shannon Marie Tipton, 33, and Donald Kasey Keeling, 30, both of Hodgenville

    Cassandra Deanne Jacobs, 46, and James Larence Johnson, 51, both of New Haven

    Staci Leigh Coffey, 33, of Elizabethtown, and Kristopher Lee Riggs, 34, of Upton

    Brooke Danielle Lanham, 17, and Juan Jose Salazar, 29, both of Hodgenville

  • Court Briefs

    Criminal abuse
       Charles Anthony Haire (1988) pleaded guilty April 1 to a misdemeanor charge of third-degree criminal abuse in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to 12 months, conditionally discharged in two years, and fined $385. Haire waived a competency hearing. The 2012 case was removed from the pre-trial and jury trial docket.

    Guilty plea

  • EMS receives upgraded equipment

     Thanks to a $9,610.96 grant, LaRue County’s emergency medical service will soon be equipped with updated monitors that will give medical personnel faster transmission of vital electrocardiogram data to awaiting hospital personnel.

  • Teen charged with bringing knife to school

     A LaRue County High School senior was charged April 26 with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.

  • New Haven man charged with assault

     A New Haven man was charged with second-degree assault April 28 after he allegedly sent a woman to the hospital with numerous injuries.

  • Sheriff's office investigates mower theft
  • Constable's charges dropped

    Criminal charges against a LaRue County constable were dismissed Friday in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Jeffrey W. Metcalf, 41, of Hodgenville, was charged last May with theft by deception and first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot after Kentucky State Police attempted to serve a warrant for cold checks at his residence.  

  • Police investigate break-in at church

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating a break-in at the Hodgenville Christian Church business office and an attempted break-in at Shopko.
    Late Monday or early Tuesday, someone tried to make entrance in Shopko on West Main Street, said Police Chief Steve Johnson.
    Late Tuesday or early Wednesday, someone entered the church’s office – about one-half mile from Shopko – and took several items.
    “They took a little bit of everything,” said Johnson. “Including the plate out of the microwave.”

  • Three indicted by Nelson County grand jury

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

  • New Haven man arrested after police chase

     A high-speed chase through New Haven mid-afternoon Tuesday ended in a crash and foot chase.

    Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Sean Vittitow, of Nelson County, on numerous traffic counts, driving under the influence and evading arrest after he fled from an attempted traffic stop.

    The chase ended in the side yard of a home on the corner of Main Street and Lyons Station Road.

    “He came down the road wide open,” said Bob Peterson, who witnessed the chase.