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Court/Criminal

  • Hodgenville men sought by police

    Local narcotics investigators are continuing their search for two men indicted in November just three weeks after the court ordered their release from jail.

    Ellis Beeler, 56, and Ronald E. Brown, 50, both of Hodgenville, and Kenneth W. Priddy, 50, of Sonora originally were arrested Aug. 22 on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Former teacher pleads guilty to amended charge

    A former LaRue County High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student won’t be spending time in jail after pleading guilty to a lesser charge Friday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Natalie Gentry, originally charged with one count of sexual abuse after she was accused of having intercourse with a 17-year-old student at her home in June 2011, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor punishable up to 12 months in jail.

  • Suspects in New Haven burglaries apprehended

     Police believe they have captured two of three men who hit Nelson County as part of a cross-country burglary spree.

    The men are suspected of breaking into three Nelson County businesses on Feb. 25. They were arrested in Garrard County the same day on a string of burglary charges.

    Boston Food Mart, Culver’s Kwik Market and the Marathon in New Haven were burglarized during the early morning hours, all within about an hour. At the time, sheriff’s deputies believed they narrowly missed capturing the burglars.

  • Change of venue requested for man charged in officer's death

     The attorney for Jason L. Avis has requested a change of venue for his client.

  • Jury awards $10,000 to dog bite victim

     A three-day trial resulted in a settlement for a Hodgenville man who claims he was bitten by his neighbor’s dogs.

    Joseph C. Johnson, 82, said he was attacked by two black dogs on Jan. 7, 2011, as he crossed North L&N Turnpike on his way to a mailbox.

    He suffered bites to his legs and buttocks, requiring stitches and several treatments at area hospitals, according to court records.

    The dogs had taken him to the ground when a family member came to his rescue by firing a gun in the air.

  • Search is on for bank robber

     Bank of Buffalo reported a robbery at its Buffalo location about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27.

  • New Haven businesses burglarized

     A rash of burglaries Feb. 25 resulted in physical damage to the stores, but not much theft — causing storeowners and employees to wonder what the thieves were after.

    The burglars broke glass doors of Boston Food Mart, Culver’s Kwik Market and the Marathon in New Haven.

    This isn’t the first time the Marathon has been burglarized, manager Jackie Wimpsett said. There were two other incidents involving stolen cigarette cartons on Dec. 16 and Nov. 11.

  • News of Record - Feb. 27, 2013

     DUI

  • Court Briefs - Feb. 27, 2013

     Probation violations

  • Inmate charged with smuggling contraband

     A LaRue County Jail inmate could be looking at an extended stay after allegedly bringing contraband into the detention center.