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Court/Criminal

  • Several indicted by Hart County grand jury

     The Hart County Grand Jury handed down several indictments in Februrary:

    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.

  • Buffalo woman pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

    A Buffalo woman, charged last year with second-degree rape and sexual abuse of a child, has pleaded guilty to amended charges in LaRue Circuit Court.
    A LaRue County deputy and Social Services investigated an accusation last April that  Annabelle Carlen Hatcher, 27, of Greensburg Road, had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy.
    Hatcher was charged with three counts of second-degree rape (no force); one count of first-degree sexual abuse; four counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor under 16; and being a persistent felony offender.

  • February Indictments

    Several people were indicted Feb. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury for offenses ranging from rape to welfare fraud.
    They include:
    Ethan Robert Ferguson (1973) of Henderson, was indicted on one count of flagrant non-support and first-degree persistent felony offender.
    He is charged with failing to provide support that resulted in an arrearage of $11,828.80 between December 2010 and February 2012. He is accused also of having been previously convicted of complicity to theft by unlawful taking and flagrant non-support in Hardin County.

  • Couple indicted after officers find indoor marijuana grow

    A Hodgenville couple was indicted Feb. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury on charges they were conducting an indoor marijuana grow.
    Robert A. Kincaid Jr., 41, and Betty J. Johnson, 37, of Oak Hill Road, were each charged with cultivating marijuana, five or more plants, and complicity; trafficking in marijuana (eight ounces to five pounds) and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of marijuana and complicity.

  • Couple indicted in heroin bust

    A Hodgenville couple was indicted Feb. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury on drug trafficking charges.
    Tiffany Underwood and James Alex Clifford, both 23, are each charged with first-degree trafficking in controlled substance and complicity; first-degree possession of controlled substance (heroin) and complicity; first-degree possession of controlled substance, drug unspecified, and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of marijuana and complicity.
    Trafficking is a Class C felony.

  • Court BRIEFS - Feb. 22, 2012

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  • Mount Sherman man reports theft of toolbox

     The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a recent theft in Mount Sherman that occurred the night of Feb. 13 or 14. 

    According to Deputy Russell McCoy, someone came onto the property of Floyd Evans and removed a large toolbox from his truck. The box contained Craftsman’s tools valued at $1,200. Other items were also taken bringing the totaled valued items to $1,500. 

    If anyone has any information regarding this theft call the sheriff’s department at 270-358-3120.

  • White indicted for murder of Kristie Allen

    Abdullah Rahman White was indicted by a LaRue County grand jury Monday for the murder of 28-year-old Kristie Lynne Allen.
    Allen was found dead Dec. 30 inside a home in Buffalo where she had been house-sitting for friends.
    White, 35, of Radcliff, was seen fleeing the house as a passenger in Allen’s car. He is accused of asphyxiating Allen and attempting to move her body from the scene.

  • Grand jury hands down murder indictment

    Abdullah Rahman White was indicted Monday by a LaRue County grand jury for the murder of 28-year-old Kristie Lynne Allen.
    Allen was found dead Dec. 30 inside a home in Buffalo where she had been house-sitting for friends.
    White, 35, of Radcliff, was seen fleeing the house in Allen's car, according to Kentucky State Police.
    After hearing evidence from KSP Det. Jeremy Mabe, the grand jury charged White with numerous other counts: first-degree burglary and complicity; two

  • Louisville man faces charges after crashing bike

    A Louisville man is facing charges after allegedly crashing a motorcycle while fleeing an officer.

    Brian B. Baldwin, age unavailable, was operating a 2000 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle about eight miles east of Hodgenville just before 6 p.m. Feb. 17.

    According to CVE Officer Jason Morris, Baldwin was traveling at a high rate of speed (more than 120 miles per hour).

    Morris activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the bike. He caught up to him and observed him turning left onto Spring Loop Road.