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Court/Criminal

  • COURT BRIEFS - November 2011

    Guilty plea
    Rudolph E. Adams (1965) pleaded guilty Oct. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court to a charge of theft by unlawful taking/disposition - auto. Recommended sentence is three years to be probated. Defendant furloughed until final sentencing on Nov. 7.

    Guilty plea

  • Burglary charges to be heard by grand jury

    A grand jury will hear charges of second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking against two Hodgenville men.

    Kevin LeeWayne Lewis, 21, and Joseph L. Sheldon, 20, are accused of entering a residence on Upton-Talley Road and taking an iPod Nano and a small collector’s John Deere mailbox with change in it.

    Probable cause was found Nov. 3 in LaRue District Court to send the charges to a higher court. Bond was set at $25,000 with no release until a GPS has been provided to the men. They were ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim or location.

  • LaRue judge attends seminar

    District Court judges from across Kentucky, including LaRue County District Court Judge C. Derek Reed participated in the 2011 Kentucky District Judges College that took place Oct. 18-21 at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort.

    Reed also serves Hart County.

  • Man charged with wanton endangerment after shots fired at Trick-or-Treat

     A Hodgenville man was charged with wanton endangerment Monday night after discharging a weapon in a restaurant.

  • Chief deputy pleads guilty to sexual abuse of female inmates

      Former LaRue County Chief Deputy Jailer Travis Jay Strader pleaded guilty Friday to numerous charges that he provided narcotics, marijuana and alcohol to female inmates in exchange for sexual favors. 

  • Murphy to serve 52 weekends for striking officer with truck

    A Hodgenville man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree assault of a police officer.
    Jimmy Dale Murphy, 43, admitted to driving the pickup that struck 30-year veteran city officer Dennis Wells as he directed traffic in front of Hodgenville Elementary School in January.
    He pleaded guilty also to one count each of operating on suspended or revoked operators license and disregarding signals from officers directing traffic.
    He was sentenced to eight years on assault; 12 months for driving on suspended license; and 30 days on disregarding signal.

  • Several local people indicted in Hart County

    A Hart County grand jury indicted several people in October.

    They include:

    Sarah M. Sallee, 25, of Magnolia was indicted on one count of first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) and complicity; possession of marijuana and complicity; and possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity.

    Michelle L. Lineske, 33, of Sonora, was indicted on one count of first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) and complicity; possession of marijuana and complicity; and possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity.

  • NEW HAVEN: Firefighters discover indoor grow

    Firefighters discovered an operation of possibly more than 100 marijuana plants when they responded to a fire at a double-wide mobile home on Nat Rogers Road Wednesday morning.

    The Rolling Fork Fire Department was dispatched to 1299 Nat Rogers Road shortly before 8:30 a.m., calling the Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department for mutual aid. When the fire department arrived, they discovered part of the home's living room smoldering, but the fire was extinguished and damage was minimal, according to Frank Hall, Rolling Fork fire chief.

  • Fourteen indicted by grand jury

    Fourteen people were indicted Oct. 17 by a LaRue County grand jury. Arraignment for each is Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Property offenses
    Justin L. Borders (1988) of Hodgenville was indicted on one count of third-degree burglary; theft by unlawful taking; first-degree criminal mischief and complicity. He is accused of entering a horse barn and taking a refrigerator and horse medication valued at more than $500 about July 29.

  • Barren man pleads guilty to crashing into Lincoln statue

    A Barren County man pleaded guilty in LaRue Circuit Court earlier this month to one count of criminal mischief and driving while under the influence of alcohol. He’s expected to receive a diverted sentence.
    Police say Jeremy Scott Veatch, 24, was driving a 2001 Ford Taurus on U.S. 31-E just after 4 a.m. on April 10. The car entered the traffic island on Lincoln Square and struck the “Lincoln as a Boy” statue.