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Court/Criminal

  • Attorneys make motion to dismiss public abuse case

    More than a year after their arrests, former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback still are battling criminal charges in the courts. Their attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss all counts of abuse of public trust.

    According to the motion, filed by Cruse’s attorneys Jon Heck and F. Todd Lewis, the indictment presented to the grand jury in 2013 was “fatally defective.”

  • Police search for Grayson County teens

    Grayson County deputies are searching for Cheyenne Phillips, 13, who has been missing since Jan. 3.  She is believed to be with 18-year-old Dalton Hayes.

    Cheyenne is about 5'1" and weighs approximately 100 pounds. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes.

    Hayes is a white male, 5'10", about 175-180 pounds. He has a blonde burr haircut and hazel eyes.

  • Men arrested in Glendale bank robbery

     Less than two weeks after the West Point Bank in Glendale was robbed, Kentucky State Police believe the case has been solved.

    One of the local men arrested – Leonard Sisk, 54, of Cecilia – previously was sentenced for a bank robbery at the same location in the early 1990s, according to KSP spokesman Jeff Gregory.

    Sisk and Justin Collinge, 32, of Leitchfield, were arrested Jan. 5 for the Dec. 23 robbery.

  • Assault case to be heard by grand jury

    A Magnolia man was charged with second-degree assault Dec. 23, 2014, by Kentucky State Police.

    LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause existed Jan. 7 in a preliminary hearing. The case against William H. Rock, 44, will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

  • Three indicted by grand jury

     Three people were indicted Jan. 5 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Shane J. Brewer (1975) of Hodgenville, was charged with second-degree burglary; first-degree criminal mischief; and first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Chief pleads not guilty to misconduct charge

     Hodgenville Police Chief Steven Johnson pleaded not guilty to a count of official misconduct Jan. 7 in LaRue District Court.

    The long-time city officer was charged by Kentucky State Police for allowing TV news crews to watch and record dash-cam footage of a traffic stop on March 29, 2014.

    Johnson was represented in court by Hodgenville Attorney Danny Rock; however, his future counsel could be provided by the Kentucky League of Cities, according to Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore.

  • Two charged with robbing Glendale bank

    Two Elizabethtown men have been arrested and charged with the Dec. 23 robbery of the West Point Bank in Glendale.

    Leonard Sisk, 54, and Justin Collinge, 32, were arrested Monday night.

    According to Kentucky State Police on Dec. 23, a white male fled the scene around 2:45 p.m. at West Point Bank in Glendale in a newer model white Ford or Dodge minivan. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and was possibly armed with a handgun, KSP spokesman Jeff Gregory said then.

  • 15 charged with cruelty to animals

      Post 15 received an anonymous tip over the weekend regarding a possible cockfight in progress at a barn on Lee's Chapel Road, five miles west of Albany. Trooper Jason Warriner and Clinton County Sheriff Rick Riddle responded to the location and found a cockfight in progress. The ensuing investigation led to 23 chickens being taken by the Clinton County Animal Control office and 15 criminal arrests.

  • News of Record

    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.

  • Bardstown man charged with fleeing from police

    A Bardstown man was charged Dec. 28 with drug possession and fleeing from police.

    Hodgenville Officer James Richardson was “flagged down” by a passerby about 7:30 a.m. to tell him about a vehicle in the ditch on U.S. 31-E near the Boyhood Home at Knob Creek. Two young men were attempting to get it out of the ditch.

    Richardson responded to the scene and offered to give the men a ride home. Before transporting them, he asked permission to search them.