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Court/Criminal

  • Jail log

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, December 27, 2015 to Monday, January 11, 2016.

    William D. Andres, 18, of Hodgenville was charged with fourth degree assault. He was later released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was Hodgenville Police Department.

    Justin K. Blair, 26, of New Hope was charged with careless driving and improper registration plate. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was Hodgenville Police Department.

  • Man arrested for disorderly conduct

    An Upton man was arrested last Friday night after he reportedly rammed his head through a window.

    Arrested at the scene was Erik B. Mitchell, 36, of Upton.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Robby Brownfield responded to a complaint on High Street in Upton last Friday. Brownfield said Hardin County EMS was paged out to the scene to assist Mitchell after he reportedly rammed his head through a window.

  • Man arrested for video voyeurism

    A LaRue County man, Curtis M. Bennett, was arrested last Wednesday and charged with video voyeurism and unlawful transaction with a minor in the third degree.

    According to a media release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office found evidence of inappropriate activity with a female Marion County Public School student.

  • News of Record

    Property Transfers

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

    Edward Ray McDowell and Yvonne McDowell to Stephen Clyde aka Steve Clyde and Sue Ann Clyde, property on Hwy 210 in Hodgenville, $250,000.

    Brandon Boone and Savannah Boone to Joshua A. Johnson, property on Hwy 210 and Ennis Mill Road, $120,000.

    Paul L. Hall and Betty Hall to Paul L. Hall and Betty Hall, property in Upton, FMV $45,000.

  • Embry plead not guilty

    A local woman who was recently arrested for animal cruelty appeared in LaRue County District Court last Wednesday.

    Jane Embry, 57, of Magnolia was arraigned in LaRue County District Court last Wednesday with District Judge C. Derek Reed presiding. Embry was appointed a public defender and she entered a not-guilty plea to 60 charges of cruelty to animals.

  • Road sign thefts on the rise

    Road sign thefts have recently increased in LaRue County.

    According to LaRue County Assistant Road Supervisor David Wood, his department has replaced 31 road signs across LaRue County since October. He said the road signs are being taken from Airline Road, Hawkins Road, U.S. 31E, Hwy 470 and Cissal Hill Road.

    “It’s like they are making a big circle. Some of them have been yanked completely out of the ground, post and all,” Wood said. “In some cases we have replaced the road signs and they are gone again the next day.”

  • Jail Log

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, December 14 to Monday, December 21.

    Derek Bowen, 30, of Hodgenville was charged with a probation violation. He was released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

    Johnny Griffieth, 51, of Hardinsburg was charged with theft by deception. He remains lodged in the LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Three indicted by grand jury

    Three people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on December 21.

    Gregory D. Dean, 41, of Louisville was indicted on two counts of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, one count of failure to maintain the required insurance, one count of careless driving, one count of expired registration plates, one count of possession of a open container in a vehicle and one count of persistent felony offender. His bail was set at $9,500 cash.

  • Jail log

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, December 7 to Monday, December 14.

    Steven Cockeril, 49, of Hodgenville was arrested for failure to appear. He remains lodged at LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the Hodgenville Police Department.

    Bobby Ray Embry, 69, of Magnolia was charged with theft by deception including cold checks under $500. He was later released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Man sentenced for sexual abuse

    A local man who was charged for sexually abusing three children was sentenced in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, December 7.

    Abe L. Hershberger, 41, of Sonora was originally charged with three counts of an unlawful transaction with a minor, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of indecent exposure. According to police reports, the alleged acts occurred in LaRue County between January 1, 2013 and March 5, 2015.