• Judge dismisses Cruse/Hornback charges

     A final set of charges was dismissed Monday against former Hodgenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk/treasurer MaDonna Hornback.

    The two were indicted in February on charges of theft by unlawful taking and complicity for allegedly accepting raises to which they were not entitled.

    The dismissal was part of a plea agreement in which Cruse and Hornback admitted to misuse of the City’s fleet fuel card. They each spent 30 days in jail and agreed to reimburse the City several thousand dollars.

  • Court Briefs - April 1, 2015

      In contempt

    Lewis Ray Ireland Jr. was found in contempt March 16 in LaRue Circuit Court regarding a 2005 civil suit. He was ordered to serve 179 days in jail or pay $1,040.


  • Two charged with promoting contraband

    Two people were indicted on drug charges March 16 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Timothy A. Rollin, 38, and Kayla M. Mitchell, 25, both of Hodgenville, were charged each with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than two grams of methamphetamine), and complicity; and first-degree promoting contraband, and complicity.
    They are accused of possessing the illegal substance with the intent to sell – and in “introducing coffee filters soaked in methamphetamine residue into the LaRue County Detention Center.”

  • Final sentencing held

    Final sentencing was held March 19 for former Hodgenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk/treasurer MaDonna Hornback.
    The pair pleaded guilty to numerous counts of abuse of public trust on Feb. 10, after maintaining their innocence for more than a year. They admitted to using the city’s fleet fuel card to gas up their personal vehicles. In addition, prosecutors said they accepted mileage reimbursement at a higher rate than allowed by ordinance, while having use of city vehicles.
    Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation.

  • Several indicted by grand jury

    Several people were indicted March 16 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Matthew J. Skaggs (1979) of Buffalo, was charged with failure to comply with sex offender registry – first offense. He is accused of failing to complete the address verification form as required. The offense occurred between Dec. 15, 2014, and Jan. 26, 2015.
    Bond was set at $5,000 cash only on condition of dusk-to-dawn curfew and no violation of penal code, drug or traffic laws.
    Kentucky State Police investigated.

  • Sheriff's office investigates burned vehicle

    A family on Atilla Road in Taylor County reported this vehicle stolen early March 9. On March 10, it was discovered, burned, on Spring Loop Road off Ky. 210. The LaRue County Sheriff’s office is investigating. If you have information, call Deputy Robby Brownfield at 270-358-3120. The Taylor County Sheriff’s office investigated the initial theft as the residence is in Taylor County.

  • Hodgenville man graduates from drug court

    The atmosphere was positive and supportive Thursday as four participants of Nelson County’s Drug Court were graduated from the program.
    “I like myself today; before, I didn’t like myself too much,” said one graduate as he received his certificate and addressed the room of former and current participants, family members, and supporters of the program.
    Drug Court — an alternative to jail time for drug-related crimes — was established in Nelson County in 2008.

  • Two men indicted in Nelson County

      The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court March 19.

  • New Haven man sentenced to five years

     William L. Davis, 39, of New Haven, was sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court to five years in prison for unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, five years in prison for complicity to cultivate marijuana (five plants or more), three years in prison for complicity to possession of a controlled substance, five years in prison for tampering with physical evidence and 12 months in jail for complicity possession of drug paraphernalia. All counts to run concurrently for five years, but consecutively to the charge of count five for a total of eight years. 

  • News of Record: March 18, 2015

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.
    Beth Ann Burris, 31, and Jack Allen Nance III, 36, both of Hodgenville
    Amy Lynn Lyons, 36, and Stephen Jeremy Durbin, 35, both of Hodgenville
    Sheena Shannon Brown, 31, and George Scott Stout, 26, both of Hodgenville

    Property Transfers
    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.