• Court Briefs – June 20, 2012

    Comply or serve

    Christopher Cline was found in contempt May 21 in a civil case in LaRue Circuit Court. He was ordered to serve 179 days or comply with several terms dealing with transfer of auto, provide wage documentation and pay attorney fees.


    Case dismissed

    The case Livingston Financial LLC vs. Angela French was dismissed without prejudice May 21 in LaRue Circuit Court as no one appeared.


    Failed to appear

  • Indictments – May 2012

     Several people were indicted May 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.

  • Man charged with assault

     A Hodgenville man was charged last week with two counts of fourth-degree assault and wanton endangerment.

  • Click It or Ticket results in numerous tickets, arrests

     Hodgenville City Police concluded the 15-day Click It or Ticket campaign on June 3.

  • Dye's bond set at $500,000 cash

     A Hodgenville man charged with attempted murder and sexual abuse of a child was held two days last week at the LaRue County Detention Center under $500,000 cash bond. He was later transferred to Kentucky State Reformatory.

  • Court Briefs – June 13, 2012

     Guilty plea

  • Man receives suspended sentence after pleading guilty to wanton endangerment

     A Hodgenville man received a suspended sentence June 4 in LaRue Circuit Court after pleading guilty to one count of wanton endangerment.

    Robert G. Skaggs Jr., 24, was charged last October with seven counts of wanton endangerment after discharging a weapon in a restaurant.

  • New Haven man to serve 180 days

     A New Haven man is serving 180 days in the Marion County Detention Center in Lebanon after being convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting a victim between 2002 and 2007.  

    Bobby Lee Hudson, 67, formerly of Washington County, pleaded guilty last December in circuit-court-conducted mediation to two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12. He had faced as many as 20 years in prison, but accepted a much more modest sentence May 23, after his young victim urged leniency in the case, according to the victim's mother.

  • Court Briefs – June 6, 2012

    Declared a fugitive
    Jimmy Dale Keene was declared a fugitive May 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. He is charged with theft by unlawful taking.

    Diverted sentence
    Brandy N. Meredith (1982) received a diverted sentence May 7 in LaRue Circuit Court after pleading guilty to 23 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument. She was ordered to pay at least $50 per month on financial conditions. The case will be reviewed Oct. 15.

    In contempt

  • Woman charged with taking meds from nursing home

    A New Haven woman was charged May 29 with possession of controlled substance and theft by unlawful taking.
    According to court records, Mary Vanessa Obryan, 57, had rented a house in Hodgenville. When she vacated, she allegedly took a butcher block valued at $850 and landscaping valued at $322.57 from the residence. She also is accused of refusing to return the house key which cost the property owner $140 to gain entrance.
    The court records also state that medications prescribed to other persons were found inside the house after she moved.