• Men plead guilty after hit-and-run

     Two Magnolia men, facing several charges involving a hit-and-run collision, entered guilty pleas April 23 in LaRue District Court.

    Ino Bello, 48, pleaded guilty to one count each of fleeing and evading police (on foot); no operator license; and leaving the scene of an accident. Bello was driving a full-size pickup on Ky. 1079 (Upton Road) toward Magnolia on April 12, when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck a passenger car driven by Nobaliene Littlefield, 57, of Magnolia.

  • KSP identifies suspect black Impala

    Kentucky State Police have identified a suspect vehicle linked to the killing of two women in Botland Monday night.

    Investigators are searching for a black 2006-2013 Chevrolet Impala that was seen driving from Botland toward Bardstown around 8 p.m. Monday evening.

    Police said the car "appears to be black in color and the windows do not appear to be tinted."

  • Several indicted by a grand jury

     Several people were indicted April 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Jason Gabriel Brangers (1977) of Hodgenville, was charged with two counts of theft by deception and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    He is accused of obtaining property of another by passing checks in the amounts of $1,650 and $850 from a closed account. The alleged offenses occurred in November 2013.

  • Man charged with DUI, careless driving on way to court

    A Mount Sherman man was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol Monday while on his way to court.
    Dalton R. Milby, 19, who listed his address as Phillips Lane, Hodgenville, Monday, was driving westbound on High Street about 8 a.m., according to a report by Officer James Richardson.
    The vehicle “slid through the stop sign due to his high rate of speed. Upon contact, subject admitted to driving poorly, stating he was late to court.”

  • Man charged with assault

     Billy Joel Logsdon, 30, of Campbellsville, was charged April 9 with second-degree assault (domestic violence) and third-degree terroristic threatening.

    According to court records, a woman said Logsdon caused her serious injury by striking her with his fist, causing her ear drum to burst.

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

  • Man charged with wanton endangerment

       A Munfordville man was charged April 9 with wanton endangerment and reckless driving.

      According to court records, Billy W. Logsdon, 24, drove his vehicle alongside and pulled in front of a vehicle, forcing it to stop in the middle of the road.

      The alleged victim said her 1-year-old daughter was in the vehicle with her.

      He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.

  • Woman charged with DUI, leaving scene

    A Summersville woman was charged April 17 with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, second offense; operating on suspended license; possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle; and leaving the scene of an accident.

    Anita Sue Ford, 48, was allegedly driving a 2006 Toyota when she was involved in a crash with another vehicle at the intersection of Ky. 470 and Ky. 61. A witness said she drove away from the scene.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office apprehended her at the intersection of Ky. 61 and U.S. 31-E.

  • Buffalo man charged with trespassing

    A Buffalo man, already facing several counts of burglary, was charged April 13 with trespassing by the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    Walter Allen Gaulke, 46, of Wells Road, was walking through yards, carrying a butter knife, according to a citation.

    Gaulke had posted bond after being indicted in five separate cases involving burglary of Buffalo residences.

    He was charged with second-degree burglary for allegedly entering a house on Dec. 23, 2013, and taking six silver dollar coins and cash.

  • Superintendent loses license, pleads not guilty

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.

    Sanders and his attorney, Doug Hubbard of Bardstown, stood before Special Judge Lisa P. Jones and a mostly empty courtroom.

    Jones, who usually presides over the 6th Judicial District (Owensboro area), was appointed to oversee the case after LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed recused himself.

    Sanders surrendered his driver’s license for 90 days at Judge Jones’ request.

  • Superintendent suspended without pay

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to suspend Superintendent Sam Sanders for 30 days without pay.

    Sanders, who has led the school district since 2002, was charged March 29 with driving while under the influence of alcohol and speeding. Police said he was driving a vehicle owned by the school district at the time of his arrest.

    Sanders pleaded not guilty to the charges last week in LaRue District Court. He lost his driving privileges after the judge learned he had refused a Breathalyzer test. His next court appearance is May 13.