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Court/Criminal

  • Sonora man leads police on chase

    A Sonora man faces more than 20 felony charges after he led police on a 40-minute pursuit Wednesday night in Elizabethtown, reaching speeds of more than 100 mph.

    Tyler-Ray Fairthorne, 20, is charged with 18 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree fleeing or evading police, under-21 driving under the influence, possession of alcohol by a minor, open container in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, six counts of disregarding a stop sign and license plate not legible.

  • Woman charged after allegedly biting deputy

     A New Hope woman bit and tried to stab a sheriff's deputy as she was placed under arrest in New Haven Sunday.

    Rachel Lee McConnell, a.k.a. Rachel Lee Kemp, 29, had bench warrants from LaRue and Nelson counties issued against her when deputies arrived at 353 Center Street shortly before 8 p.m.

    Deputies were called to the address on a report McConnell had locked herself inside and that there was possible drug activity, according to a report from the Nelson County Sheriff's Department.

  • Court Briefs - May 2, 2012

     Theft by unlawful taking

  • New Haven woman joins suit against Maker's Mark

    Five women have filed a civil lawsuit accusing Maker’s Mark Distillery for being a sexually hostile workplace, discriminating against women, interfering with their rights under state and federal laws, and retaliating against them in violation of federal and state laws.

  • Louisville man charged with cashing forged check

    A Louisville man has been charged with second-degree forgery, second-degree criminal possession of forged instrument and theft by unlawful taking or disposition.
    Derrick (AKA Derek) Saunders, 27, allegedly attempted to cash a forged payroll check on the account of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home last September.
    According to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy, Saunders showed his driver’s license as proof of identity when he cashed the forged check at a local convenience store in the amount of $384.12.

  • Numerous sex abuse cases winding down in court

     Several sex abuse and rape cases have been plea bargained in LaRue Circuit Court and are awaiting final disposition.

  • COLD CASE: 20 years later, sister seeks brother's killer

     George Lollis was known as a man who loved nothing more than spending time with nature. Described as a loner, he was interested in planting gardens and living an eco-friendly life on his farm in New Hope.

    “(George) was a person who didn’t fit a description,” George’s sister, Eleanor Lollis-Rose, said. “He was more comfortable being out of the mainstream.”

  • Several indicted in Hart County

    The Hart County grand jury handed down several indictments in April.

    Wendell G. Ake Jr.,38, was charged with impersonating a peace officer by unlawfully pretending to represent a law enforcement agency with the intent to induce another person to submit to false official authority.

    Jeffrey L. Rice,43, Buffalo, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, cocaine.

  • Several indicted in April by grand jury

    Several people were indicted April 16 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    They are:
    Johnny Wood (1951) of Upton was indicted on one count of manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; two counts of possession of a controlled substance and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of prescription not in a proper container and complicity.
    The alleged offenses occurred March 29. He is accused of acting alone or in concert with Coleman Ferriss.

  • Court Briefs - April 25, 2012

    Failed to appear
    Aaron S. Kennedy (1991) failed to appear in LaRue Circuit Court April 16. A bench warrant was issued and he was declared a fugitive. He was originally charged with complicity, burglary and third-degree criminal mischief.

    Contempt
    Jeffrey D. Nadeau was ordered to serve 30 days for contempt by agreement April 16.

    Probation revoked
    Probation of Anthony Scherer (1970) was revoked April 16.

    Costs not paid