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Court/Criminal

  • News of Record - April 16, 2014

    Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.

    Sarah Beth McGuffey, 31, and Paul Edward Stoeckel Jr., 30, both of Hodgenville

    Lauren Nichole Brown, 25, of Hodgenville, and Richard Alexander Warfield, 36, of Vine Grove

    Crystal Lynn Riggs, 44, and John Craig Rust, 45, both of New Haven

    Susan Leigh Lord, 34, and Glen Ray Foster, 53, both of Hodgenville

    Deborah Lynn Brewer, 40, and James Lorenzo Brewer, 44, both of Buffalo

     

  • Five indicted by grand jury

    A LaRue County grand jury handed down indictments against eight individuals Feb. 17.

    Walter A. Gaulke(1967) of Buffalo was indicted in five separate cases involving burglary of Buffalo residences.

    He was charged with second-degree burglary for allegedly entering a house on Dec. 23, 2013, and taking six silver dollar coins and cash.

  • Superintendent pleads not guilty to DUI charge

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.

    Sanders and his attorney, Doug Hubbard of Bardstown, stood before Special Judge Lisa P. Jones and a mostly empty courtroom.

    Jones, who usually presides over the 6th Judicial District (Owensboro area), was appointed to oversee the case after LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed recused himself.

    Sanders surrendered his driver’s license at the judge’s request.

  • Murder case heads to mediation

      Abdullah Rahman White has been sitting in jail since January 2012.

    The Radcliff man is charged with the Dec. 30, 2011, murder of 28-year-old Kristie Lynne Allen, who was house-sitting for vacationing friends in Buffalo. Allen was asphyxiated, according to court records.

    White is charged also with burglary, theft of an auto, tampering with physical evidence and receiving stolen property and complicity.

  • News of Record – DUI – April 9, 2014

     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.

     

    DUI

  • Attorney disputes client's DUI charge

    A Hodgenville man, who was attempting to be a good neighbor to a vacationing family, now faces a charge of driving under the influence.
    Police Chief Steve Johnson said Wesley L. Warren, 32, had notified dispatch of a suspicious vehicle – a 2013 Nissan – parked at a nearby home on West Water Street just after 10 p.m. April 1.
    Warren, according to Chief Johnson, drove an all-terrain vehicle across a yard to meet the responding officer, Eddie Dockery, at the home.

  • Court Briefs: April 9, 2014

     Final sentencing

    Steven Kelly Moore (1971) was sentenced March 17 in LaRue Circuit Court to five years, conditionally discharged and probated, on a count of flagrant nonsupport. He was fined $470.

     

    Diversion

    Jason Frances Simon, 35, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking March 17 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to two years, diverted, and ordered to make restitution and have no contact with the victim. Presentencing investigation ordered.

     

  • Court Briefs: April 2, 2014

    Sentenced to five years
    A Buffalo man was sentenced to five years March 17 in LaRue Circuit Court on several counts.
    John Howard Aubrey, 50, was found guilty on two counts of possession of handgun by convicted felon; possession of firearm by convicted felon; two counts of receiving stolen property and complicity; and obscuring the identity of a machine and complicity.
    He was also fined $415.
    Aubrey was accused of receiving stolen property after LaRue County deputies found several lawnmowers and trailers at his residence.

  • Superintendent charged with DUI

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders was charged early Saturday with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.
    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson said Sanders was on his way home after watching the televised University of Kentucky/University of Louisville basketball game at another residence in Hodgenville.
    The arrest occurred about 40 minutes after midnight.

  • Superintendent charged with DUI, speeding

    Hodgenville police arrested LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol shortly after midnight Saturday.

    Sanders, who also was charged with speeding, was driving a school-owned car, according to Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson. The arrest occurred about 40 minutes after midnight Saturday.

    Bardstown attorney Doug Hubbard spoke on behalf of Sanders, saying he was asked to represent the superintendent.

    “Our families go back a long way,” Hubbard said.