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Court/Criminal

  • Collision at intersection
  • Minor injuries reported in two-car crash near Park

    Two people – and a group of bicyclists – escaped serious injury in a two-vehicle crash May 22.

    Agnes Osgood was driving a Chevrolet Blazer on U.S. 31-E about a mile past Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. Osgood said she was driving behind a group of bicyclists when her vehicle was struck in the rear by a Ford Escort driven by Otis Nunn.

  • Officials warn of ‘storm scammers’

    Local officials recommend using caution when dealing with contractors in the wake of the May 19 hailstorm.

    Hodgenville and surrounding areas are being flooded with numerous roofing companies trying to get the jump on any needed repairs.

    “Since the hailstorm, we’ve had a lot of roofing companies in our area surveying the damage done,” said Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson. “Citizens should ask for a city business license from contractors.”

  • New Haven man indicted in stabbing

    A New Haven man has been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on one count of first-degree assault.

    Dylan L. Hahn, 19, is accused of “wantonly” stabbing Steven Leake in the stomach. The alleged assault occurred on or about April 20, 2013.

    Bail was set at $100,000 cash, plus conditions.

    He was arraigned May 16 in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • Two men charged with burglary

    Two Hardin County men were charged May 20 with third-degree burglary after allegedly entering a barn just after midnight.

    Gerrad M. Gordon, 21, of Rineyville, and Joshua Carlton, 26, of Elizabethtown, will be arraigned Wednesday on the charge in LaRue District Court.

    A caller notified police of a suspicious looking vehicle parked in a driveway in front of a Campbellsville Road residence, according to Police Chief Steve Johnson.

  • POLICE SEARCH FOR DRIVER OF TAN TRUCK IN POSSIBLE ABDUCTION ATTEMPT

    Hodgenville City Police continue to search for the driver of a small, tan GMC pickup.

    The white, slim-built male may have attempted to abduct a child who was walking home from school on Lincoln Boulevard last week.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson received a second report of a truck matching the description Monday on South Greensburg Street.

  • Court Briefs May - 22

    In contempt
    Debra L. Lynch was found in contempt April 15 in LaRue Circuit Court. She was ordered to serve 90 days, probated on condition she pay $50 per month. The civil suit will be reviewed Aug. 5.
     
    Guilty plea

  • Hail brings out cons

    Local officials advise residents to be leery of solicitors in the wake of Sunday’s hailstorm.
    Unscrupulous contractors sometimes take advantage of homeowners by offering substandard work – or no work at all – for a seemingly cheap price.
    Make sure you know the contractor, ask to see the person’s city business license or check to see if he is accredited through the Better Business Bureau before letting him make repairs to your home or before you sign a contract.

  • 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.