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Court/Criminal

  • 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.

  • Dye sentenced to 30 years

     Jetto Dye, 29, was sentenced Monday to 30 years on charges of kidnapping, attempted murder and the attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl.

    Dye admitted in LaRue Circuit Court to taking a sleeping child from his residence into a wooded area behind his house on River Road and attempting to rape her. Dye admitted also to attempting to choke her when she resisted the sexual assault.

  • New Haven man indicted by grand jury

    Charles Justin Johnson, 24, of New Haven, was indicted on several counts by a Nelson County grand jury.

    He is charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon (two counts), receiving stolen property (firearm) (two counts) and being a persistent felony offender.

    Sometime between Nov. 21 and Dec. 7, Johnson allegedly possessed a Springfield .45-caliber automatic pistol and a Remington semi-automatic rifle after having been previously convicted of a felony. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

  • News of Record - Jan. 2, 2013

     Marriages

  • O'Bryan enters Alford plea

     A New Haven woman entered an Alford plea to an amended charge of prescription not in original container in LaRue District Court.

  • Court Briefs - Jan. 2, 2013

     Plead guilty to misdemeanor

  • Man charged with theft of tractor weights

     A Lyons Station man was charged in December with theft by unlawful taking or disposition of farm equipment.

    According to court records, Mike Underwood, 43, of Kings Road, is accused of taking tractor weights from a LaRue County farm. The property owner noticed several missing (four John Deere weights, one International weight and two Case weights) and checked with a Hart County recycling business to see if they had been sold there.

    Underwood’s name was allegedly on the tickets, according to records. The weights are valued at about $1,033.20.