• State offers to 'redact' non-business communications in City Hall's case

     The battle over sealed City Hall documents continued last week as the Commonwealth Attorney offered to redact – or keep private – any “purely private non-business communications” between Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback.

  • Man charged with DUI after wreck

     A Hodgenville man was charged with driving under the influence after he was involved in a single vehicle crash on Old E’town Road.

    Emmett M. Locke, 43, was driving a 1994 Chevrolet passenger car north on Ky. 210 about 4:30 p.m. March 8. The vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and Locke overcorrected after crossing the center of the roadway, according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road, overturned and came to rest in the ditchline.

    Locke was uninjured; the vehicle sustained severe damage.

  • KSP recognizes last surviving member of first cadet class

    As a member of Kentucky State Police Cadet Class #1 in 1948, Chester Potter was a ground floor witness to the birth and growth of an organization that would transform law enforcement in Kentucky. Recently, the 83-year-old Pikeville resident, who retired in 1975 as a lieutenant after 27 years on the force, recalled those early “trailblazing” days.

  • News of Record - March 5, 2014


  • Sonora man charged with drug trafficking

     A Sonora man is facing drug trafficking charges after allegedly selling marijuana and hydrocodone to an informant.

    William J. Norman, 63, was charged with trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 ounces, second offense; trafficking in controlled substance; and trafficking in controlled substance, within 1,000 feet of a school by the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    Deputy Eric Williamson obtained a search warrant for Norman’s residence, according to court records. Norman lives in a camper on a relative’s property on Munfordville Road.

  • Court Briefs: March 5, 2014

    Declared a fugitive
    Joshua Jason Logsdon (1984) was declared a fugitive Feb. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court. He is charged with convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana and first-degree persistent felony offender.
    Failed to appear
    Joshua Aaron Murray (1990) failed to appear Feb. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued.
    Guilty plea

  • Student faces felony charge after bringing knife to school

    A LaRue County Middle School student faced criminal charges, as well as school discipline, after allegedly pulling a lock-blade knife on other students at school.
    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson said the student was “showing off” with the knife and “poked” a couple of students with it.
    No injuries were reported.
    The 13-or-14-year-old was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property; wanton endangerment; and second-degree terroristic threatening. Two of the charges are class D felonies.

  • Appeal filed: City Hall documents remain sealed

     The attorney representing Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback is fighting to keep confidential certain communications between his clients.

  • News of Record – DUI


  • Two charged with drug trafficking

     Two people were charged with drug trafficking Feb. 21 in a joint investigation by the LaRue County Sheriff’s office and Hodgenville City Police.