• Man charged with theft of debit card and cash

    A LaRue County EMT has been charged with several counts after allegedly taking a co-worker’s debit card and cash.
    Chad Keith Hayes, 24, of Elk Horn, is charged with two counts of theft or receipt of credit/debit card; three counts of theft by unlawful taking; and two counts of theft of ID of another without consent.

  • Robbery arrest provides lead in second case

    A Hodgenville man was charged with first-degree robbery Friday evening after he allegedly robbed a store clerk at knifepoint. The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Bradley Hovious, then walked outside the store where a Hodgenville City officer was waiting with handcuffs.
    About 10 p.m., a firefighter was purchasing gas from IGA Express on Lincoln Boulevard, according to Chief Steve Johnson. The firefighter, who preferred to remain anonymous, noticed a “suspicious-looking person hanging around the parking lot” and notified dispatch.

  • Two escape from Hardin County Detention Center

    About 2 a.m. Sunday, two inmates from the Hardin County Detention Center were reported as absent during a head count by jail deputies. They escaped by walking out while jail deputies were making their rounds. It appeared that the two inmates were able to dig a hole in the corner of the fence and crawl under it.

    The inmates are Lonnie Ray Coy, 43, of Shepherdsville; and Joshua Nunn, 19, of Edmonton.

  • COURT BRIEFS - November 16, 2011

    Guilty plea
    Angel Montgomery (1975) entered a guilty plea to an amended count of complicity, first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, less than four grams with a recommended sentence of two years to run consecutively with all other cases. All other charges dismissed. Final sentencing is Nov. 21.

    An Elizabethtown man who was seriously injured in a one-step meth lab explosion more than a year ago has pleaded guilty to amended charges Oct. 28 in LaRue Circuit Court.

  • Hard luck or a fib?

    A slender, well-dressed, coiffed woman has been making the rounds of small Hodgenville businesses, counting on the kindness of strangers to “help her get home.”
    Her story keeps changing and she has stayed in the area for at least two weeks, long enough for business owners to start warning others of what they believe to be a scam.
    Kathy Stillwell, owner of Country Cuttin’, said the woman entered her style shop in downtown Hodgenville and asked for help.

  • McFarland requests hearing for possible reduction in sentence

    A man convicted of manslaughter in the 2007 shooting death of his former stepdaughter has requested another court hearing.

    David McFarland, 47, of Magnolia, claims he was a victim of domestic abuse and should be exempt from the requirement that he serve 85 percent of his 18-year sentence, according to court records.

    If his request is granted by LaRue Circuit Court, he could be eligible to serve only 20 percent of his sentence.

  • New Hope man pleads guilty to rape, sex abuse

    Pascal “Pat” Jones, 51, was sentenced to five years in prison for first-degree sexual abuse in Nelson Circuit Court last week. The week before, in Marion County, Jones was sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree rape. The sentence will be served concurrently with Jones' Nelson County sentence.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencing

    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.

  • COURT BRIEFS - November 2011

    Guilty plea
    Rudolph E. Adams (1965) pleaded guilty Oct. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court to a charge of theft by unlawful taking/disposition - auto. Recommended sentence is three years to be probated. Defendant furloughed until final sentencing on Nov. 7.

    Guilty plea

  • Burglary charges to be heard by grand jury

    A grand jury will hear charges of second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking against two Hodgenville men.

    Kevin LeeWayne Lewis, 21, and Joseph L. Sheldon, 20, are accused of entering a residence on Upton-Talley Road and taking an iPod Nano and a small collector’s John Deere mailbox with change in it.

    Probable cause was found Nov. 3 in LaRue District Court to send the charges to a higher court. Bond was set at $25,000 with no release until a GPS has been provided to the men. They were ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim or location.