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Court/Criminal

  • Sheriff's office investigates thefts

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a pair of thefts that occurred last week.
    Chief Deputy Russell McCoy said a lawnmower and trailer were taken from a residence on Talley-Oak Hill Road. This makes the second zero-turn mower taken in as many weeks.
    Sometime over the weekend, a white enclosed trailer was taken from the lot at Cumberland Products. McCoy said workers saw it at 10 a.m. Saturday and noticed it was missing Monday morning.
    The trailer is valued at about $13,000.

  • New Haven man involved in crash to serve four weekends

    A New Haven man charged last June with numerous counts has been ordered to serve four weekends in jail.

    Austin P. McMahan, 20, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, and fleeing and evading, April 26 in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Additional charges of speeding and reckless driving were dismissed.

    According to Kentucky State Police, McMahan was operating a Yamaha motorcycle at 102 miles per hour in a 55 zone on U.S. 31-E about eight miles north of Hodgenville last June.

  • Prescription drug box available at police station

     A grant for the area is making prescription drug drop boxes constantly accessible.

  • Man admits taking money meant for sick child

    A Hodgenville man has admitted he stole a jar containing money for a sick child.
    Tyrone Lee, 32, was charged April 8 with theft by unlawful taking after a store clerk noticed a donation jar was missing.
    LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield reviewed surveillance footage to determine what happened. According to his citation, Lee entered IGA Express about 9:22 p.m. and approached the counter to pay for some items. He placed his jacket over the donation jar and carried it from the store.

  • Legal Aid clinics - May 8, 2013

     The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in May. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

  • 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.