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Court/Criminal

  • Civil suit settled out of court

     A civil trial scheduled for April 28 was averted when the parties settled the case through mediation.

    Brandenburg Telephone Company filed a civil suit last year in an attempt to recoup expenses related to damage to a transformer.

    The suit named Timothy Yoder of Clarkson, Kevin Wilson of Falls of Rough and J.B. Hunt Transport.

    BTC claimed Yoder was operating Wilson’s log truck in a negligent manner on Nov. 7, 2011, near the intersection of Ky. 84 and U.S. 31-E. 

  • Prosecutors request details about City's informant

     Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse is facing legal battles on two fronts: He has been indicted of abuse of public trust for alleged misuse of the city’s gas card by a LaRue County grand jury. And, he has been accused of several violations of the city’s ethics ordinance including nepotism, giving himself unauthorized raises and using city funds as his own.

  • Juveniles to be charged with burglarizing church

    Two juveniles are being charged with burglarizing Barren Run Baptist Church.
    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy responded to a complaint of a broken window at the church on May 5. He learned that three boys had walked away from TLC, a facility that houses state agency children placed through the Cabinet for Families and Children, that day.
    Two of the boys had broken a window at the church and “went in and got a two-liter bottle of pop and left,” said McCoy. They allegedly returned to TLC afterwards. No further damage was discovered inside the church.

  • City police join 'Click It or Ticket' campaign

    Motorists who refuse to wear their seatbelts – beware. Hodgenville Police Department is joining the national Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement mobilization on May 19 to help save lives by cracking down on those who won’t buckle up.
    “As motorists take to the roads to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend, we want to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safe and sound,” said Chief Steve Johnson. “We’ll be out in force – day and night – prepared to ticket anyone not wearing a seatbelt.”

  • Court Briefs - May 14, 2014

    Final sentence

    Chrystal Lynn York (1984) pleaded guilty to attempt to manufacture methamphetamine April 21 in LaRue Circuit Court. She was sentenced to five years, suspended and probated. 

  • Brandenburg Telephone settles suit through mediation

    A civil trial scheduled for April 28 was averted when the parties settled the case through mediation.

    Brandenburg Telephone Company filed a civil suit last year in an attempt to recoup expenses related to damage to a transformer.

    The suit named Timothy Yoder of Clarkson, Kevin Wilson of Falls of Rough and J.B. Hunt Transport.

    BTC claimed Yoder was operating Wilson’s log truck in a negligent manner on Nov. 7, 2011, near the intersection of Ky. 84 and U.S. 31-E.

  • Couple charged with taking money from monastery

    The former accountant for the Abbey of Gethsemani was indicted Wednesday for allegedly stealing more than $1 million from the monastery, according to Nelson County Commonwealth's Attorney Terry Geoghegan.

    A grand jury returned an indictment accusing John E. Hutchins and his wife, Carrie Lee Hutchins, of 87 counts of theft — 40 of them for allegedly taking over $10,000.

    The money was allegedly siphoned from the abbey's mail-order business from 2008 through February.

  • Several indicted in Nelson Circuit Court

     The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They were arraigned May 8 in Nelson Circuit Court May 8.

    •Bradley Humphrey, 24, of New Haven, theft by unlawful taking. Sometime between March 19 and 20, Humphrey took a utility trailer belonging to Cody Rogers. Bail was set at $9,500 cash, plus conditions.

  • Court Briefs – May 7, 2014

     Guilty plea

    Annabelle Carlen Hatcher (1984) pleaded guilty to tampering with physical evidence; fleeing or evading police; resisting arrest; and menacing April 18 in LaRue Circuit Court. A charge of persistent felony offender was dismissed. Recommended sentence is two years on the first count and 12 months on the remaining counts. Presentencing investigation ordered. Final sentencing is June 2.

     

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  • News of Record – May 7, 2014

     Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Virgie Tedder to Julie Ireland, Mary Lou Strader, Vicki Brangers and Robert Tedder, property on waters of Middle Creek five miles north of Hodgenville, no monetary consideration, FMV $125,000