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Court/Criminal

  • Four indicted by grand jury

    Several people were indicted March 19 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Jimmy D. Underwood(1965) of Campbellsville was charged with first-degree assault; first-degree wanton endangerment; operating motor vehicle while license suspended for DUI, first offense; operating motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense; reckless driving; and possession of open container in vehicle.

  • Oil well operators in Hart County indicted

    A federal grand jury in Bowling Green returned a six count indictment last week, against Charles L. Stinson of Horse Cave, and Ralph Dowell of Edmonton, on charges of conspiracy to violate the Safe Drinking Water Act and violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to David J. Hale U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.  

  • Hart County indictments

    The Hart County Grand Jury handed down several indictments in February:
    Denise E. Horn, 56, of Lone Star Road, Upton, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and complicity; possession of precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of marijuana and complicity.

  • Former employee files suit against Signature HealthCare

    A former employee of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home has filed a civil suit in LaRue Circuit Court against Signature HealthCare.
    Diane Roberts, who was employed at the facility for 34 years, according to the suit, claims she was promised that she would be retained as director of nursing after the nursing home was leased to Signature HealthCare. She claims she worked as director of nursing since 2005, and further, that she was terminated without prior notice.

  • Police investigated alleged threat at Nationwide

    Hodgenville City Police investigated a report of a threat by an employee at Nationwide Uniform last week.
    Police Chief Steve Johnson said no charges were brought against the person who allegedly made the threat and Nationwide managers were advised to contact the County Attorney’s office.
    As of Monday, no charges had been filed.

  • Court Briefs - March 14, 2012

     Guilty plea, probation recommended

  • Grand jury to hear Gentry case

     Hardin District Judge Kim Shumate found probable cause Monday in the sexual abuse case against former LaRue County High School teacher Natalie C. Gentry but said the decision was “a close call.”

  • Former employee files suit against Signature

     A former employee of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home has filed a civil suit in LaRue Circuit Court against Signature HealthCare.

    Diane Roberts, who was employed at the facility for 34 years, according to the suit, claims she was promised that she would be retained as director of nursing after the nursing home was leased to Signature HealthCare. She claims she worked as director of nursing since 2005, and further, that she was terminated without prior notice.

  • Court Briefs 03-07-12

    Preliminary hearing set
    Fernando Lara Gamboa (1970) was charged with forgery, second degree; criminal possession of a forged instrument, second degree; no operator license; and failure of owner to maintain required insurance. Unsecured bond is $500. Preliminary hearing is March 14 in LaRue District Court.
     
    Burglary

  • Man charged with trespassing in storm-damaged area

    A Hodgenville man was charged Friday with criminal trespass after he allegedly refused to leave the area surrounding  storm-damaged KC Estates.
    Donald Lee Russell III, 24, was charged with second-degree criminal trespassing; buy or possession of drug paraphernalia; and failure to notify address change.
    Police Chief Steve Johnson said the area had been plagued with onlookers since minutes after the tornado struck. The National Guard was called in to help local law enforcement and firefighters with patrols.