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Court/Criminal

  • 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.

  • 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.