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Court/Criminal

  • 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.

  • February 2013 indictments

     Several people were indicted Feb. 18 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Adam Christopher Packard(1980) of New Haven was charged with theft by unlawful taking.

    He is accused of taking an Olympus camera from a residence on Dec. 19, 2012.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 cash bond.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office investigated.

    Charles E. Rucker(1985) of Hodgenville was charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Court Briefs - Feb. 20, 2013

     Guilty pleas entered

  • Single hair may hold clue in murder investigation

     A trial date for Abdullah Rahman White and Samantha JoDale Kolley, the couple implicated in the death of a Buffalo woman, has not been set.

  • Reports of drive-by shooting, hostage situation tie up police, one charged

     A Hodgenville man was charged with several counts early Monday after Hodgenville City Police and Kentucky State Police made numerous contacts at his Fairview Drive residence.

  • Man accused of beating 8-year-old

     William Henry Spalding, 27, of Glendale Road, Hodgenville, was charged with second-degree assault Feb. 3 by Kentucky State Police.

    Spalding is accused of beating an 8-year-old boy about the face, ear and buttocks, causing severe bruising.

    Spalding pleaded not guilty at his Feb. 6 arraignment in LaRue District Court. The case was waived to the grand jury.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center. Bond was set at $25,000 cash and no contact with the alleged victim. 

  • New Haven man charged with burglary

     Adam Christopher Packard, 33, of New Haven, was charged Feb. 4, with second-degree burglary. He is accused of entering a house on Wayne Ennis Road on or about Dec. 12, 2012, and taking a camera valued at $800. He allegedly pawned it for $165 cash.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 cash bond.  A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 13 in LaRue District Court.

  • Teacher's pre-trial conference continued

     The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office requested Feb. 5 to continue a hearing in the case against a former LaRue County High School teacher accused of having a sexual encounter with a male student.

    Natalie C. Gentry, 34, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse. She appeared in court Tuesday for a pretrial conference with attorney Roger Rigney, who was standing in for Louisville attorneys Scott C. Cox and Rob Eggert.

    Prosecutors asked to reschedule the pretrial conference for March 12, which is six days before the jury trial is scheduled to begin.

  • Clayton Homes under fire by businessman

     It’s been four years since CMH Manufacturing Inc., better known as Clayton Homes, pulled out of Hodgenville, leaving about 140 people without jobs.

  • News of Record Jan. 30, 2013

     DUI