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Court/Criminal

  • Police Chief suspended

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steven Johnson was suspended from his job on Monday.

    Mayor Kenny DeVore, who was elected in November and began official duties Monday, said Johnson’s suspension is for an unspecified period of time and is related to the “release of a video in the Sanders’ case.”

    Johnson will continue to receive pay during the investigation.

    DeVore said his decision to suspend Johnson was based on advice of counsel from the Kentucky League of Cities.

  • Man sentenced to 151 months for robbing two banks

    A Hodgenville man was sentenced to 151 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release in U.S. District Court Friday.

    Joshua Riley Spangler, 29, admitted to robbing banks in Hardin and LaRue Counties, according to Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr.

    Spangler admitted in court to robbing through force, violence and intimidation, the Cecilian Bank in Sonora, Kentucky of $1,019, on Jan. 15, 2013.

  • Indictments

    Several people were indicted Dec. 15 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Jason R. Davis (1977) of Bonnieville, was charged with second-degree manslaughter; abuse of corpse; tampering with physical evidence; failure to report death of person; possession of drug paraphernalia; and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    The alleged offenses occurred Nov. 1. He is accused of wantonly engaging in conduct that caused the death of a woman; drove a car around with a dead body in the passenger seat for an extended period of time; and failed to report the death.

  • Glendale bank robbed

     Kentucky State Police Post 4 is investigating the robbery of West Point Bank in Glendale.

    The suspect, described as a white male between 5-foot-9 and 6-feet, entered the bank at 2:45 p.m. Dec. 23 with a handgun. He demanded cash and exited the building a short time later with an undisclosed amount of money.

    The man was wearing a black ski mask, green hoodie, blue jeans and black shoes. He fled the scene in a white, late model minivan with an obscured license plate.

    No injuries were reported.

  • Who killed Larry Key?

    In many ways, Friday, July 28, 1972, was like most summer days in Hardin County more than 40 years ago.

    Todd and Brad Key tried to make the most of the days, finding anything and everything to occupy their time. Despite their six-year age difference, they always had each other.

    Their mother, Renetta Wilson, took care of the house and her children. Those were her primary jobs, she said.

  • Former Raywick chief to be sentenced Thursday

    Former Raywick Fire Chief Charles A. “Chuck” Helm is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 18 after pleading guilty late last month in Marion Circuit Court to a charge of abuse of public trust. He was accused of misusing the department’s money.

    Helm, 54, of 1000 Hazy Downs Road in Raywick was indicted in November 2012. He was originally charged with abuse of public trust between $10,000 and $100,000 and theft by unlawful taking of $10,000 or more.

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  • Man charged with assault, fleeing

    A Hodgenville man is facing several charges after allegedly running from police and fighting with them.

    Kentucky State Police were dispatched about 11:30 p.m. Dec. 6 to a residence on Heying Lane, according to an arrest citation. When they arrived, they spotted two subjects, later identified as Conor Wayne Creekmore, 18, of Hodgenville, and Larry Patrick Brooks, 18, of Buffalo, running toward a treeline in a field behind the home. Neither man stopped when ordered to do so.

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    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.

  • New Haven man sentenced

    William T. Bryan, 38, of New Haven, was sentenced to five years in prison for first-degree trafficking in controlled substances. Bryan was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions pay restitution to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, no new offenses, defendant not learn identity of confidential informant and waive 4th Amendment rights during probationary period.

    On Feb. 12, 2014, Bryan sold cocaine to a confidential informant.  

    The case was heard in Nelson Circuit Court.