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Court/Criminal

  • Estate of former patient files civil suit against nursing home

    The estate of a former Sunrise Manor Nursing Home resident has filed a wrongful death suit against the facility.
    In the civil suit, filed last month in LaRue Circuit Court, the estate of Dewey Underwood and Mary Underwood claim the nursing home failed to provide adequate medical, nursing and custodial care to Dewey Underwood and that injuries ultimately led to his death. The contract between the Underwoods and Sunrise began January 2010, according to records.

  • Couple charged with criminal trespass

    Two people were charged with first-degree criminal trespass after allegedly spending the night without permission in a Buffalo house.
    Mitchell Owen Lineske, 29, of Sonora, and Jessica Renae Shofner, 20, of Buffalo, face several other charges connected to the incident, according to court records.
    Lineske allegedly became involved in an altercation with a man who was court-appointed to oversee the property, according to an arrest citation. He allegedly assaulted the man, “running over” him with a vehicle.

  • Trial dates set in sex abuse cases

    A trial date has been set for two people who face numerous sex crimes against a young teen.
    James M. Curtsinger, 64, of Hodgenville, was charged in 2010 with first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy and human trafficking, victim under 18. He is accused of having relations with a 15-year-old girl, according to Kentucky State Police.
    If convicted as charged, he could be sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

  • A year after house fire, Fisher continues to deal with fallout

    Eighteen months ago, Roy Fisher lost his home to an early morning fire.
    The Bedford stone house on West Skaggs Road, near the LaRue/Taylor County line, burned to the ground.
    At the time, Skaggs was angry because Taylor County firefighters were dispatched from 20-miles away to the scene before the much closer Buffalo Fire Department was called out. He felt that some of his household items may have been saved if they had gotten there sooner.

  • Driver charged after fleeing from police

    A Louisville man is facing five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly driving recklessly and attempting to elude police at speeds up to 100 miles per hour.
    Jesse Aaron Martin, 26, was driving a van toward Hodgenville on Ky. 210 about 4:30 p.m. on July 5, according to an arrest citation by Deputy Matt Darst. Other motorists had phoned in complaints that the van was running at a high rate of speed and running other cars off the road.

  • Man charged with DUI after collision

    A Hodgenville man was charged with DUI June 28 after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident in Hardin County.
    Jacob Daniel Barnes, 26, was involved in a collision on Hawkins Drive in Elizabethtown, according to Officer Virgil Willoughby of Elizabethtown City Police. The Dodge van he was driving allegedly struck another vehicle, causing minor damage. Barnes continued driving into LaRue County where he was spotted by Constable Jeff Metcalf near the Leafdale community. Metcalf followed the vehicle to Buffalo where he was joined by Deputies Russell McCoy and Matt Darst.

  • Man charged with threatening bus driver with kids on board

    A Hodgenville man has been charged with endangering students on a LaRue County school bus.
    Larry Steven Williams, 60, saw a school bus turn around in his driveway on White City Road on April 29 and began following it in his vehicle., according to an arrest warrant filed by Constable Jeff Metcalf.
    Williams passed the bus as it was entering a curve and incline, Metcalf said. Williams allegedly began honking his horn and drove around the bus “appearing to be in a very mad rage.” The bus driver moved over to let him pass, Metcalf said.

  • Hodgenville man charged with burglary, theft, forgery

    A Hodgenville man has been charged with burglary and forgery after allegedly taking checks from two homes.
    Wesley S. Stoke, 25, formerly of Louisville, is accused of entering a house on Bardstown Road and taking checks, later using them to gain cash. He is accused also of taking checks from his roommate.
    Accord-ing to LaRue Deputy Matt Darst, one of the victims permitted Stokes to stay at his house “because he didn’t have a place to live.”

  • Patterson charged with burglary

    Adam Christopher Patterson, 36, of Magnolia, was charged June 29 with first-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking (firearm), possession of handgun by convicted felon, possession of marijuana, prescription or controlled substance not in original container, fleeing or evading police on foot and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia.

    LaRue Deputy Brian Smith made the arrest.

    Patterson was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and will be arraigned Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

  • Scammers hit LaRue County

    If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
    LaRue County residents have been hit by scammers in recent weeks. While the styles are different, the results are the same: They want your money.
    Chief Deputy Russell McCoy said the “secret shopper scam” cost a local woman about $2,400 when she was fooled by a realistic-looking money order.