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Court/Criminal

  • Boy Lincoln Statue slammed by alleged drunken driver

    Police say a Barren County man drove a Ford Taurus through the center of Hodgenville’s Lincoln Square early Sunday, striking both statues of Abraham Lincoln.

    The Boy Lincoln Statue, dedicated in May 2008 as part of the Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration, was knocked from its base and dragged as the car entered the traffic island from U.S. 31-E (East Main Street). The base was dented and the statue, which depicted Lincoln as a child standing with his dog Honey, was severely scratched and scraped.

  • Three sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial. Unless otherwise stated, all jail sentences are served concurrently.

  • Man sentenced to five years for manufacturing meth

    A reported knife fight last June led officers to a meth lab in Mount Sherman. Four people were eventually charged in the incident, pleading guilty to various counts.
    Jason Lee Kitzero, 32, formerly of Bonnieville, will spend five years in prison after pleading guilty to facilitation, manufacturing methamphetamine; three counts of complicity, possession of controlled substance (meth) and complicity, use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Fugitive apprehended in Casey County

    DONNA CARMAN, LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE

  • Man faces charges after shooting inside home

    A Hodgenville man was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital for evaluation Friday after firing shots inside his residence. He faces criminal charges as well.
    Clifford Horn, 48, of Kirkpatrick Avenue, called 911 several times that day, beginning before 5 a.m., according to Acting Police Chief Steve Johnson.
    In the first call, Horn claimed there were “10 guys behind the house and eight people in front of the house” and they had “killed a bobcat-looking animal.”

  • Man sentenced to six years for manufacturing meth

    A traffic stop last June has resulted in one man being sentenced to six years and another ordered to stay out of the county.
    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said the driver, William Howard Thompson, 54, of Loretto was driving erratically that day when he pulled him over.
    A search of the vehicle turned up drugs and a firearm.
    Thompson and his passenger, Jason R. Davis, 33, of Magnolia, implicated each other in the discovery.

  • Greenwell files appeal in Nelson Circuit Court

    Nelson County Circuit Court has denied two motions of appeal from Kelly Wayne Greenwell, who was sentenced in 2007 to 40 years in prison for first-degree robbery and the attempted murder of Marion Willett.
    Greenwell’s case involved an incident on June 5, 2003, when he shot Willett twice in an attempt to steal her car.

  • Five indicted for indoor marijuana grow

    Five people were indicted March 21 by a LaRue County grand jury for their alleged involvement in an indoor marijuana growing operation.
    Jeffery Purdam, age unavailable, of Hodgenville; Brenna Marie Buchanan, 32, of Glendale; Annette Louise Fish, 48, of Magnolia; John David Maylee, 47, of Mexico, Mo.; and Marcus Brian Wiley, 40, of Magnolia, were each charged with cultivating marijuana, five or more plants and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of marijuana and complicity.

  • Several indictments issued in March

    Several people were indicted March 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Richard Larimore, 36, of Hodgenville, was charged with two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance; two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; and first-degree persistent felony offender.
    He is accused of possessing methamphetamine on March 19.
    Bail was set at $20,000 cash only. He will be arraigned April 4 in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Constable Tim Ford investigated.

  • Magnolia man charged with Subway robbery

    A Magnolia man has been arrested and charged with robbing the East Broadway Subway restaurant in Campbellsville.
    Bobby Kidd, 48, of 3510 Highway 566 was arrested at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22.
    According to an arrest citation, Subway workers reported a burglary on Monday, March 21.
    After reviewing a videotape at the store, court records state, several subjects were interviewed.
    Kidd’s vehicle was searched and clothing matching the burglar’s was found.