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Court/Criminal

  • Former teacher charged with misconduct

     Kentucky State Police Post 4 arrested former LaRue County teacher, Natalie Gentry, 33, of Elizabethtown Thursday.

    She has been charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree official misconduct.

    The charges stem from an investigation conducted by Det. Aaron Gabhart of Post 4 where Gentry was alleged to have had sexual contact with students that attended the school where she taught. 

    At the time of Gentry's arrest her bond was $20,000 cash. 

  • More details emerge in Buffalo homicide

     Kentucky State Police continue to release details about the murder of a young woman found inside a Buffalo home Dec. 30.

    Kristie L. Allen, 28, was house-sitting for friends when a caller notified police of her death about 6 that evening.

    According to court records, Beverly Allen, Kristie's mother, went to the College Street residence to check on her daughter. She saw Abdullah R. White, 35, walking from the residence toward her daughter's vehicle, a 2007 Toyota Camry.

  • STRADER SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR

     Former LaRue County Chief Deputy Jailer Travis Jay Strader was sentenced to one year in jail Monday for providing narcotics, marijuana and alcohol to female inmates in exchange for sexual favors.

    Strader, 40, pleaded guilty in October to seven counts of first-degree promoting contraband; four counts of second-degree promoting contraband; three counts of second-degree sexual abuse; five counts of first-degree official misconduct; and one count of second-degree indecent exposure.

  • Police continue hunt for Abdullah White

     Five days after Kristie L. Allen was found dead in a Buffalo residence, Kentucky State Police continue the manhunt for Abdullah R. White, the Radcliff man seen fleeing the scene in her vehicle.

    Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said Tuesday that White, 35, has a history of "violent crime," and state police are tracking down numerous leads in the case.

    "We're receiving tips," he said. "We're trying to figure out where he's at."

  • Couple pleads not guilty to charge of cruelty to animals

     A Hodgenville couple has pleaded not guilty to charges that they mistreated several dogs in their care.

  • UPDATE ON BUFFALO SLAYING: Second woman charged

    An Elizabethtown woman was charged about 7 p.m. Sunday for allegedly taking a car belonging to a murder victim.

    Samantha J. Kolley, 19, was located on Wonderland Cavern Road in Hardin County following a tip, according to Kentucky State Trooper Norman Chaffins.

  • Cancer patient's suit against Flaget settled out of court

     A lawsuit against Flaget Memorial Hospital in Nelson County alleging it unlawfully fired a nurse after she was diagnosed with breast cancer has been settled out of court.

    A close friend of Jennifer Sanders reported Sanders had settled with Flaget during a pretrial conference in December.

    "Jennifer was not able to disclose any of the settlement with me," her friend, Malinda Carl, said.

  • KSP: Shooting was murder-suicide

    On a normal day, the most commotion heard on Heying Lane may be the clop-clop of a passing Amish horse-and-buggy.
    But Tuesday morning, gunfire rang out in what is usually a quiet neighborhood on a dead-end country road. Police say three people died after being shot near the intersection of Heying Lane and Hwy. 1517. It has been ruled a murder-suicide by Kentucky State Police, the investigating agency.

  • Court Briefs - Dec. 28, 2011

     Serve 90 days 

    Jennifer L. Ahmer (1984) was sentenced to five years, probated Dec. 5 in LaRue Circuit Court. She is ordered to serve 90 days and credited for 31 days served. She was fined $385. She was found guilty of second-degree trafficking in controlled substance; complicity of first-degree possession of controlled substance, unspecified; tampering with physical evidence; complicity of possession of marijuana; and complicity, controlled substance, prescription not in original container. 

  • Indictments - Dec. 2011

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