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Court/Criminal

  • News of Record - April 12, 2012

    DUI
    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • Former firefighter receives diverted sentence

    A former LaRue County firefighter was ordered to make restitution to the volunteer fire department after he pleaded guilty to taking a breathing apparatus from a fire scene.
    According to an arrest warrant filed by Deputy Brian Smith on July 22, 2011, Larry Michael Morgan, 26, of Hodgenville, took a MSA M7 Firehawk self-contained breathing apparatus valued at $4,500 from the scene of a LaRue County fire on Feb. 1, 2010.

  • Men charged with trafficking in marijuana

     Two men were charged April 6 with trafficking in marijuana.

  • Hovious to serve 20 years for IGA robberies

    A Hodgenville man was sentenced to 20 years after pleading guilty to a pair of robberies at a local convenience store.
    Bradley Hovious, 31, pleaded guilty in March in LaRue Circuit Court to an amended count of second-degree robbery of IGA Express on Lincoln Boulevard in November 2011.
    Hodgenville City Police said Hovious, wearing a blue bandana over his face, robbed a store clerk at knifepoint. He walked outside where he was promptly arrested by an officer who had been tipped off to the suspect’s suspicious activity.

  • Court Briefs - April 4, 2012

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  • Sheriff's office warns of 'grandparents scam'

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a pair of suspicious phone calls to local residents asking for them to wire funds out of state.
    The “grandparents scam” targets the elderly, according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.
     “What they’re doing is calling and acting like one of their grandchildren has gotten in trouble and needing money,” said McCoy.

  • Upton yields three meth arrests

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office made three methamphetamine-related arrests last week in the Upton area.
    Johnny Wood, 60, of 241 Memory Lane, and Coleman Ferris, 43, of Millerstown Road, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, buy or possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree possession of controlled substance on March 29, according to Deputy Eric Williamson.
    Williamson said he had received a tip of suspected drug activity at Wood’s home. Inside, he found “all sorts of components and paraphernalia.”

  • Home burglarized during man's funeral

       While family and friends last week attended the funeral for Richard “Lanny” Skees, his home on Nolin Road in Sonora was burglarized of thousands of dollars worth of items ranging from pocket watches to firearms.

    “I felt like my husband had died all over again,’’ Normaline Skees said. “I felt very violated that someone had been in our house.’’

  • Synthetic marijuana crops up in county

    A synthetic form of marijuana that is banned in a handful of states has found its way to LaRue County.
    Two men, one from Upton, the other from Louisville, have been charged with possession of synthetic cannabinoids this year.
    Cannabinoid, also called spice or K2, is in high demand and can be purchased online, according to Kentucky State Police. It’s sold in brightly colored bags by some cigarette shops, gas stations and convenience stores. It does not look harmful and is designed to emulate the sensations produced by illicit substances.

  • KSP investigating burglary in Sonora

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a break-in that occurred between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 21 at the 700 block of Nolin Road in Sonora.

    According to KSP, someone forced their way into the residence and took several thousand dollars worth of belongings while the homeowner was away. Items taken included several firearms, prescription medication, several hundred bi-fold knives, 30 to 40 gold pocket watches, numerous old coins and paper money and numerous pieces of jewelry.