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Court/Criminal

  • Eight indicted by grand jury in December

     Eight people were indicted Dec. 19 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    They include:

    Bradley Scott Hovious(1981) of Hodgenville was charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree persistent felony offender.

    He is accused of entering IGA Express Nov. 18 and threatening to use physical force while armed with a knife in order to take money from a store clerk.

    Bail was set at $50,000 cash. Hodgenville City Police investigated.

  • Hodgenville man charged in McCracken drug bust

     The McCracken County Sheriff's Department Drug Division wrapped up a month long investigation into a large marijuana trafficking ring on Wednesday. It resulted in the arrests of five people from the Taylorsville, Louisville and Hodgenville area.

    For about a month, detectives had been investigating a group they believed were intending to purchase a large quantity of marijuana.

    During that time, they came to Paducah to discuss the amount of marijuana they wished to purchase, the method of transportation, and the amount of money.

  • Woman leads police on chase on I-65

    An out-of-state woman in a stolen rental vehicle led police in a pursuit Wednesday morning on Interstate 65 that began near the LaRue-Hart County border and ended in Clark County, Ind.

    Carolyn S. Jones, 26, of Killeen, Texas, was driving a white 2010 Chevrolet G3 van when she sped past an unmarked Kentucky State Police unit at 8:57 a.m. near the 75-mile marker on I-65, according to a KSP news release. The van that Jones was operating had been reported stolen by Hertz Rental Cars.

  • Man to receive probated sentence

     Hodgenville man may receive a probated sentence for allegedly firing a gun inside his home on Kirk-patrick Avenue in March.

  • Liberty man sentenced to 7 years

     A Liberty man who led police officers on a high speed chase through Taylor and LaRue Counties in March was sentenced to seven years earlier this month in LaRue Circuit Court.

  • Three indicted by Hart grand jury

     A Hart County grand jury indicted several people in December.

  • Police Log - Dec. 14, 2011

    Possession of controlled substance
    Bruce T. Bloyd (1964) was charged with possession of controlled substance, second offense (cocaine); possession of marijuana; and three counts of buy or possession of drug paraphernalia Dec. 2 by Kentucky State Police. He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $9,500 cash bond. A preliminary hearing will be Dec. 14 in LaRue District Court.

  • Another civil suit against jail settled

    A federal lawsuit filed against the LaRue County Detention Center, individual county employees and employees of Southern Health Partners has been settled before trial. The action was dismissed without prejudice meaning there is a possibility the plaintiff may file another suit within 45 days “if the settlement is not consummated.” Joseph H. McKinley Jr., Chief Judge, signed the order.

  • Court briefs - Dec. 14, 2011

    Sentenced to five years

    Adam Christopher Patterson (1974) was sentenced to five years Nov. 21 in LaRue Circuit Court after being found guilty of third-degree burglary, convicted felon in possession of a handgun and theft by unlawful taking. He was fined $385; probation was denied.

     

    Restitution ordered

  • Court briefs - Dec. 7, 2011

    Failed to appear
    Joshua J. Whalin failed to appear Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. His name was listed with National Crime Information Center.
     
    Final sentence
    Elmer C. Thompson Jr. (1965) was found guilty of flagrant non support Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to five years, conditionally discharged and unsupervised probation; and credited for 32 days served. He was fined $385.
     
    Failed to appear