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Court/Criminal

  • New Haven man indicted for cultivation of marijuana

     Matthew Eric Rogers, 25, New Haven, was charged with cultivating marijuana five plants or more, possession of a firearm while committing an offense, trafficking in marijuana, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Bail was set at $5,000 cash or property, plus conditions. He was arraigned Jan. 17 in Nelson Circuit Court Jan. 17.

    The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

  • Sonora bank robbed

    The Cecilian Bank branch in Sonora was robbed at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

    An unidentified white male entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding cash, according to Kentucky State Police. The teller complied, and the suspect left the bank on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. He was not located in the area.

  • Upton man charged with assault

     Kentucky State Police arrested an Upton man Jan. 7 in connection to an October assault at a Cecilia Smith Mill Road residence.

    Jacob M. Walker, 22, is charged with second-degree assault. He also is accused of violating felony probation.

    According to a warrant, the victim went to the residence to speak to Walker. However, police said before a discussion occurred, Walker and two juveniles assaulted the man.

  • Man charged with DUI, possession of firearm

     A Hodgenville man faces several charges after a routine traffic stop.

  • Six indicted by grand jury

     Six people were indicted Jan. 7 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Sara B. Gibbons(1975) of Hodgenville was charged with six counts of unauthorized procurement of controlled substance; theft by unlawful taking; six counts of forgery in the second degree; five counts of theft by unlawful taking; and second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Upton man charged with assault

     Kentucky State Police arrested an Upton man Jan. 7 in connection to an October assault at a Cecilia Smith Mill Road residence.

    Jacob M. Walker, 22, is charged with second-degree assault. He also is accused of violating felony probation.

    According to a warrant, the victim went to the residence to speak to Walker. However, police said before a discussion occurred, Walker and two juveniles assaulted the man.

  • Former Raywick fire chief charged

     Former Raywick Fire Chief Chuck Helm has been indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and abuse of public trust.

  • Cemetery visit is start of problems for Hodgenville man

     A Hodgenville man was arrested last week after a series of run-ins with local law enforcement.

  • Christmas burglary unsolved

     The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home break-in that occurred on Dec. 17.

    According to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy, someone kicked in the back door of a house on McCubbins Road between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Several items were taken including a 12-string guitar, presents from under a Christmas tree and a jewelry box “full of jewelry.”

    Deputy Robby Brownfield is investigating.

    If you have information about the break-in, call the LCSO at 358-3120.

  • City Police stumped by 'big boom'

     Hodgenville City Police are investigating a “big boom” that startled several individuals about 9:10 p.m. Jan. 2.