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Court/Criminal

  • More arrests made in Lyons Station

    A Lyons Station man was charged Feb. 12 with several counts.

    Matthew Reece O’Bryan, 19, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance, third degree; tampering with physical evidence; possession of marijuana; buy or possession of drug paraphernalia; illegal possession of legendary drug; first-degree forgery; and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Former city officials report to Nelson jail

    Despite the snow, former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback reported Monday, Feb. 16, as scheduled to Nelson County Jail in Bardstown to begin serving their 30-day sentences.

    The two pleaded guilty in Nelson Circuit Court to multiple felony counts a week before their trials were to begin for inappropriate use of the city’s credit cards to fuel personal vehicles and claiming mileage for which the two were ineligible.

  • Former city officials report to jail

    Despite the snow, former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback reported Monday as scheduled to Nelson County Jail in Bardstown to begin serving their 30-day sentences.

    The two pleaded guilty in Nelson Circuit Court to multiple felony counts a week ago for inappropriate use of the city’s credit cards to fuel personal vehicles and claiming mileage for which the two were ineligible.

  • Police investigate Springfield Road shooting

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting of a 20-year-old man Monday night inside his Springfield Road home.

    Deputies responded around 6:15 p.m. to a home in the 4000 block of Springfield Road where a man had been shot. Hardin County Sheriff John Ward said the man suffered a single gunshot wound to the neck.

    Police have not identified the man, who was treated by Hardin County EMS and trans­ported to Hardin Memorial Hospital. The man’s condition was unavailable Tuesday.

  • Court Briefs: Feb. 18, 2015

    Recommended three-year sentence

    Jacob A. Byers (1992) pleaded guilty Jan. 16 in LaRue Circuit Court to one count of possession of controlled substance, first degree, with a recommendation for a three-year sentence; one count of buy or possession of drug paraphernalia with a recommended sentence of 12 months; and one count of possession of marijuana with a recommended sentence of 45 days

    All time to be served concurrently for a total of three years, probated. Presentencing investigation ordered. Final sentencing is Feb. 16.

     

  • Lyons Station man charged with trafficking

    Officers from the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant Tuesday at 2134 Lyons Station Road near New Haven.

    Officers seized 186 Oxycodone pills, 245 Adderall pills, seven Diazepam pills, an ounce of marijuana and seven vials of steroids along with 11 firearms and $15,670 in cash, according to a task force news release.

  • Cruse, Hornback guilty

    On Feb. 16, Hodgenville’s former mayor and former city clerk will begin serving 30 days in the Nelson County Detention Center.

    Terry L. Cruse and MaDonna Hornback pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to numerous felony counts after defense attorneys and prosecutors worked out an agreement prior to a scheduled hearing.

    The two were charged with abuse of public trust after allegedly misusing the city’s fleet gas card. Cruse, who was in his second term, was removed from office in May; Hornback also lost her job.

  • Cruse, Hornback plead guilty

    Hodgenville’s former mayor and former city clerk will serve 30 days in the Nelson County Detention Center.

    Terry L. Cruse and MaDonna Hornback pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to numerous felony counts after defense attorneys and prosecutors worked out an agreement.

    The two were charged with abuse of public trust after allegedly misusing the city’s fleet gas card. Cruse, who was in his second term, was removed from office in May; Hornback also lost her job.

    Read the full story in Wednesday's Herald News.

  • Judge won’t budge

    A case that has been dragging on for more than a year should be concluded by the end of the month, if Circuit Judge Charles Simms III has his way.

    Despite a defense attorney’s request for more time, the judge intends to begin the trial for former Hodgenville city clerk MaDonna Hornback on Feb. 23.

  • Court Briefs

    Guilty plea

    Corey T. Brooks (1993) pleaded guilty Jan. 16 in LaRue Circuit Court to one count of possession of controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine), recommended sentence of three years; and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia, recommended sentence of 12 months, with all time to run concurrently for three years. A count of complicity was dismissed. Pretrial diversion is recommended. Final sentencing is Feb.16.

     

    Guilty plea